Today’s bathtub boudoir is the stuff of dreams! Bianca of Bianca Lanae Photography sent us this breathtaking boudoir and we couldn’t say yes to featuring it fast enough. We asked Bianca some of our favorite questions and got insight into her vision for this session (it involves Rhianna!), her approach to boudoir photography and the advice she would give someone who is on the fence about booking a boudoir session. Thanks, Bianca!
What inspired this boudoir session?
Oh my. The Beauty in the Bath was inspired by a magnitude of things. One of my favorite songs is Stay by Rhianna, and I love how vulnerable she is in the tub scene in the music video. That moment when you are thinking about life and your lover. I wanted to recreate this moment but in a setting that was very organic. I think a lot of women can relate to letting a hot bath or a hot shower be our therapist for the moment. You just let go when the water touches you and all of your thoughts unravel without judgement. I loved the idea of capturing that type of moment. I wanted something that wasn't only romantic and pretty, but also real.
What was the most memorable moment from your shoot?
My most memorable moment from this session was putting together the scene. That excitement you feel when everything comes together. I literally squealed after the vines were placed on the wall. It was so amazing seeing the bathroom transform into the vision I literally had dreams of.
When the light started to stream through the windows as I set up the vines around the tub and placed the flowers inside, my heart just dropped. As the model dipped into the water, I could just see something shine through. She became one with the scene, as if it was her very own oasis out in the middle of nowhere. One where she could share all of her secrets and not have the fear of being heard. Everything was just so perfect.
What is your approach to boudoir photography?
My approach to boudoir is to build and tell a story. I love to create images that a woman would love to show her mom, girlfriends, and her beloved. I highly encourage my ladies to think outside of the box and think of a theme that represents them. I don't just want to take images of a girl in her underwear and bra. I want to build an experience that will have her feeling like the most beautiful person in the world and show her that she really is.
What advice would you give someone considering a boudoir session?
My best advice is to just go for it. Don't let the excuse of needing to lose 10 lbs, money, or not being confident enough hold you back. I was holding back from having my own session for a long time and was so glad when I finally had one. It's such an exhilarating and empowering experience. I was nervous until the moment I stepped in front of that camera and then all of a sudden something comes over you and you just let go. It's an experience that every woman should give herself.
Photography: Bianca Lanae Photography