By Photographer Beth Bowman, Runaway Alice Photography With a belief that our bodies are roadmaps of our personal stories, and that opening up and revealing those markers is another way of telling your story; Beth Bowman brings an empowering perspective to boudoir. Drawing inspiration from industrial architecture and nature, this boudoir presents a cool, edgy vibe.
100 years ago East Tennessee was known for its marble industry. The Candoro Marble Building used to be the showroom for Candoro Marble Company. Today the old showroom is used as a venue for weddings and events. It is also becoming a hub for promoting the Arts. The building still retains its former elegance but time has only made it more interesting and beautiful. The adjoining property is more industrial and is slowly being taken over by nature. The old charm, crumbling industrial architecture, and revival of nature is very appealing.
This styled session turned out to be a fun collaboration between all the vendors. I wanted to create an outdoor boudoir session that was both elegant and edgy. I knew this industrial location would be perfect to achieve this. We decided to go with a softer look, using a vintage negligee from Etsy, and then a more modern look using caged lingerie from ASOS. Sassafras Flowers provided beautiful floral accent pieces that used soft greenery and succulents. I love that the headpiece, bouquet, and garland brought out the nature of the location. The hair and makeup bring the look alive. Chelsey H did a fantastic job adding color and a retro style with her gorgeous eyeliner. I hope this session will give inspiration to others to reach out to vendors to take boudoir sessions to another level. I firmly believe in #CommunityOverCompetition and loved watching each vendor add to this shoot with their creativity.
Photography: Runaway Alice Photography // Flowers: Sassafras Flowers // Makeup: Makeup by Chelsey H // Hair: Jade Flanigan at Lox Salon // Model: Adrienne Wiest // Location: Candoro Marble Building Canon 5D Mark II, Sigma 35mm Lens