The soft scent of vanilla wafts through the hotel suite, bringing with it a sense of calm. Slowly picking up the vanilla pod, she lifts it to her nose and takes a deep breath in. So close up it is a heady scent and makes her feel not only relaxed by sensual. She is aware of the light coming in through the windows, the barely there sound of the cars on the street below and of the feeling of her hair brushing her back.
Katina of Katina Fridrik Fotografie imagined this sensual boudoir as a story of simplicity. There is a woman in the suite of a classic hotel, enjoying her time alone. The room is cleanly decorated and lots of light comes in through the huge glass windows. She has taken down her hair and taken off her clothes, ready to indulge in both some macarons and some lovely lingerie. There is nothing to distract or disturb the simple beauty of the model.
Inspiration comes from my own emotions. Things, situations, music, smells... when these things touch me, I try to let it slip into my work. I want to capture sensuality and beauty the way I see and feel it. To combine the elegant taste of vanilla with delicate lingerie and a beautiful woman is my way to put the beholder in a sensual mood.
Every day as we have new experiences, we have a chance to connect sensually with what is happening around us. We can choose to put ourselves in situations that makes us feel calm, happy, in tune with ourselves and sexy, just as Katina made possible with this session. It is our hope that you will spend this week doing just that!