Photography by Courtney Noelle Photographie
This is a special feature for us. We hosted our very first fine art boudoir photography workshop this last April, and it was two days entirely filled with community, education, and beautiful boudoir shoots. See the recap here.
We chose to include this session in the editorials of the workshop, to help tie in what we see as one of the more common client-booked boudoir sessions: bridal boudoir, but with a twist. We could go into more detail, but we feel that these photos pretty much sum up everything we had in mind for this editorial.
From the Photographer:
When I saw how Sarah was styled at the La Femme Workshop, it was exactly how I envisioned the perfect boudoir shoot! Her bodysuit by Katherine Bignon was perfectly feminine, especially paired with the tulle skirt she wore for part of the shoot. Her updo was reminiscent of a ballerina and I knew I needed to have her twirling for some photos. I enjoyed the simplicity of the shoot. The setting was minimal with all white walls and a single chair. A boudoir shoot should be about celebrating the woman who is being photographed. It doesn't need to be about a fancy bed with a gorgeous headboard and blanket. It doesn't need to scream sexy. I want women to know that their boudoir shoot can be soft, feminine and intimate. It should celebrate their femininity, their subtleness, their natural beauty. It should especially celebrate their differences, physically and emotionally. We all have "flaws", or at least we think of them as flaws. These shouldn't be thought of as flaws. Our stretch marks, our scars, our "imperfect", ever-changing body. We should be proud of all of these things, not ashamed. Our differences make us who we are and we should all get the opportunity to celebrate who we are. Sarah was proud of her scars and didn't want to hide them. They helped make her the strong woman she is today. Women are created in such a special way that we can be the art and let our quietness speak louder than words. We can proudly display the things that we are normally ashamed of because of society's perfect standard that none of us can ever live up to. Once we get past the thought of being perfect and celebrate who we are, "flaws" and all, we can set a new standard!
Photography: Courtney Noelle Photographie // Workshop: La Femme Workshop by Boudoir Collective // Styling & Coordination: MIRA Events + Design // Wardrobe: Katherine Bignon // Model: Sarah Grace Lane Burchett // Floral: Lizzie Bees Flower Shoppe // Rentals: Rent My Dust // Hair & Makeup: Lavender & Lipstick // Venue: The White Sparrow Barn // Film Lab: The FIND Lab // Fuji 400