“Elegance comes from being as beautiful inside as outside.” Coco Chanel
Irena of Irena K Photography sent us this lovely outdoor boudoir that is a celebration of the natural elegance of a woman’s body. Her goal for this session was to create a space where her model could express herself while connecting with the calm of the beauty around her. Here is what Irena shared with us about finding inner beauty while being out in nature...
When I first visited the location, it was to explore the area – a breathtaking tourist attraction with the deepest gorge in the whole South West which is surrounded by ancient woodland. The place is very beautiful but what impressed me the most, was its amazing quality of light. This element, combined with other stunning features of the place, created perfect conditions for the idea to start developing.
The most memorable moment of the shoot was navigating through the place in attempt to find the spot I preserved in my memory from previous visit. Pathways were very narrow, rocky, sometimes steep and very dangerous. We would pause from time to time to rest and admire beautiful scenery and calm atmosphere while enjoying warm rays of sun and listening to the birds singing.
The idea of this session was to emphasize the elegance and natural beauty of female form which is often forgotten or lost in today’s world. Our model Molly is a perfect reflection of pure inner beauty that I wanted to convey in this boudoir session. We chose muted outfit tones and natural makeup to enhance the idea and allow Molly’s spirit shine through. We added a pop of color with flowers -- a symbol of beauty, grace and romance -- to redirect and draw attention in some shots.
We love the interplay between exploring inner beauty while being outside in nature. Irena makes it look easy to connect her subject with her surrounding, allowing each to shine in their natural beauty. We hope this boudoir is an inspiration that leads you to explore shooting an elegant outdoor session for yourself.
Photography: Irena K Photography