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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Girl Next Door Boudoir Review | Testimonial St. Augustine, FL Photography Studio

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Makeup Artist & Hairstyling: Amanda Hopcraft
Spray Tan: Erin Foster

What inspired you to do a boudoir photoshoot and why did you choose Bad Girl Boudoir?
While living in South Florida, one of my friends that I worked with took up photography as a side-gig, and then she started exploring Boudoir. This is how I first became interested. Then, after moving to Jacksonville, I still stayed in touch and even followed her business page via Facebook. In the back of my mind, I knew that I wanted to do a boudoir shoot but could never bring myself to do one because I always made excuses that I needed to lose weight first, or would my husband approve? Would my body even look good in the lingerie? So, I knew that if I was ever going to do it, I needed to dive right in...and so I did!

I thought about contacting my girlfriend in South Florida to do it, but I got nervous because I did not feel comfortable being naked in front of her. So, I reached out to our family photographer up here in Jacksonville, and I didn't feel comfortable with that either...she just didn't have the background. So, I started doing my research and came across Bad Girl Boudoir and so it began...I read every inch of the webpage, looked at images I came across online and on Pinterest, and knew that Lindsay was the person that I wanted to reach out to. So, I did and I am so glad that I did.

When I called Lindsay, I knew that I was going to be over the top...needing to meet her, see the studio, etc....NOPE, none of that happened. When I spoke to her, she was so comforting, she knew about my NERVES, she told me that she would walk me thru each step of the way and provide me with as much help as possible. And she did! She provided me with everything that I needed from lingerie ideas, different poses, reasons to tan prior to your shoot, jewelry ideas, etc.

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And speaking about tanning, her referral to Erin (Artistry by Erin) was a good one. Erin was wonderful. She also knew how to calm someone down and she walked me thru every step of the tanning process (before and after). Erin provided me with product so that in between my actual tan and the photo shoot, my tan would look its best. Thanks Erin!

What were your feelings leading up to your session?
The week before the shoot, my nerves started to kick in. I started laying my lingerie ideas out - what did I want to wear, did I want to wear jewelry with it, etc. This helped significantly because I was able to put the outfits together and had more of an idea what looked good versus what didn't. It also allowed me to match certain shoes with certain outfits.

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Tell us about your experience with Bad Girl Boudoir...
So, the day of my shoot arrived and believe it or not, I was ready. So, with the advice I was given, I showered, dried my hair and drove to the shoot. Amanda Hopcraft was there to greet me and she immediately gave me a sense that all was going to be ok. I had no idea what I wanted for my hair or my makeup, but knew that I wanted less versus more. My hair and makeup was flawless, yet so natural. It was interesting to see yourself through the creative eye of someone else. I guess I should say, she nailed it!

Then, Lindsay walked in and to be honest, it felt like we had already known each other. She talked me thru each outfit, each pose, how to relax, and really, how to do "SEXY"! Lindsay's style and vision worked for me. Lindsay made me feel beautiful. She took the time to adjust my hair, to make each prop perfect and most of all to make sure that the end result was perfection!

Within 24 hours, I received my first glimpse of the photos. I think my mouth dropped...oh, and my husband's did too. I never imagined looking that beautiful. And to turn that beauty into a book to give to my husband...best decision ever.

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You gave the book a gift, what was his reaction?
My husband can't get enough of it. The "little black book" is the best present ever according to him. It is actually a little embarrassing to watch and to listen to him talk about how beautiful I am and that he really is a lucky guy! And seeing his reaction made me realize what he really sees in me and how he does really love me.

What's your advice for future clients looking to have a boudoir photoshoot?
My advice...just do it! It will make you feel GREAT and we women are so hard on ourselves. Just take a few hours, go get pampered and wait until you see the BEAUTY that is really inside of you. ❤

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Sexy Valentine's Day Gift | Boudoir Photos

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2017 Highlight Reel | Bad Girl Boudoir

Check out BGB's 2017 Highlight Reel!

These images are just a small peek into the amazing portrait work we were able to create with our fantastic clients this past year.

It truly was a great year: we moved to a new studio location in March, hired a new hairstylist, met some awesome new clients, past clients got engaged and pregnant, and much much more!

Cheers to 2018!

Makeup Artist Erin Foster
Makeup Artist & Hairstyling Amanda Hopcraft
Hairstylist Caitlin Silvestris

Friday, July 28, 2017

Testimonial | Jacksonville Jaguars Football Boudoir African American Woman Photography

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"My husband absolutely LOVED his album! He was speechless.
He said I knew you were beautiful but these pictures are on another level!"

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Makeup by Erin Foster

What inspired you to do a boudoir photoshoot and why did you choose Bad Girl Boudoir?

I saw the pictures you took of a really good friend of mine and I loved the results. I thought it would be a great way to celebrate my 40th birthday and be a fantastic gift for my husband.

What were your feelings leading up to your session?
I was nervous when I first booked the session. After studying poses online, selecting my outfits, communicating with and meeting Lindsay prior to my shoot, I was a lot less nervous and really excited about the shoot.

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Tell us about your experience with Bad Girl Boudoir...
The makeup artist [Erin Foster] was fantastic. I'm usually cautious about others doing my makeup because not a lot of artists have colors for the range of African American complexions but OMG...the makeup was on point. I looked like a goddess. For the photo shoot itself, Lindsay made me feel very comfortable.

At our meeting session prior to the photoshoot we discussed my outfits and went over some poses and facial expressions. I told her some special details I wanted to incorporate for my husband and Lindsay was onboard. She kept a detailed list of what we were to accomplish in the session which really streamlined the photo shoot. She was extremely organized and professional. Lindsay lets you view your photos throughout the shoot to let you see the results and the results are phenomenal.

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You gave the book as a gift, what was his reaction?

My husband was literally speechless! He kept telling me how beautiful and sexy I looked and that it was like nothing he'd ever seen before. He loved it!

What's your advice for future clients looking to have a boudoir photoshoot?
I would recommend a boudoir photoshoot for every woman at least once. Although you may be nervous in the beginning you will feel like a true boss when you're done!

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Military Deployment Boudoir Photography Gift | Testimonial

This gorgeous girl was about to leave for a year-long deployment, so she came and shot with us in order to give her husband the best ever "while I'm away" gift! She sent us a video of his reaction...so funny! Check it out below, too cute!

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What inspired you to do a boudoir photoshoot and why did you choose Bad Girl Boudoir?
I decided to take the plunge and do a boudoir photoshoot because I was deploying with the military and I wanted to do something special for my husband prior to leaving. It was a complete surprise and his reaction was priceless. I chose Bad Girl after looking online and reading everyone's testimonials and seeing the beautiful and tasteful photos.

What were your feelings leading up to your session?
I was nervous and anxious heading into my photoshoot, but the nerves quickly went away with the warm welcome I received from Lindsay.

Tell us about your experience with Bad Girl Boudoir...
The entire experience from walking in the front door to having my makeup done, to the photos, and to selecting the photos and picking up the beautiful finished product was FANTASTIC and better than I ever thought. There are no words to describe how I felt during the processes of having the pictures taken and seeing the end result. Lindsay has a true and beautiful talent!

What's your advice for future clients looking to have a boudoir photoshoot?
Relax and have fun with it. And if you are on the fence about what package to get, go all in! I wish I would have done more.

You gave pics as a gift, what was his reaction?
I gave the pictures to my husband as a pre-deployment surprise and he LOVED it and was beyond surprised...


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Girl Next Door Boudoir Photoshoot | Testimonial

Makeup by Erin Foster
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What inspired you to do a boudoir photoshoot and why did you choose Bad Girl Boudoir?
A friend of mine did a pin-up shoot and it got me very interested. I started looking at Boudoir Studios in my area and found BGB! I looked at all of the feedback and reviews and after 10 minutes of looking at the website, I had already felt like this was the place for me to go!

What were your feelings leading up to your session?
I was super nervous. A Boudoir photoshoot is completely out of my comfort zone - but I wanted to do something sexy and different. And I'm SO glad that I made that decision!

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Tell us about your experience with Bad Girl Boudoir...
My overall experience was truly wonderful. From the scheduling process, to the photo session itself, to the review of all the photos and making the book - it was absolutely amazing. My hair and makeup session was so awesome. I've never had my makeup professionally done - so this was another first for me! It was so cool! Both Lindsay and Erin made me feel 100% comfortable and relaxed. They took the look that I wanted and made it 10 times better! I couldn't be happier!

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You gave pics as a gift, what was his reaction?
I gave this photobook as a gift to my husband for our 11th wedding anniversary. He was completely floored and couldn't utter a single word until he made it about half way through the book! Once he could finally speak, all he could muster was "DAMN BABY!" He never could have guessed and never saw this coming - he was so impressed and so happy!

What's your advice for future clients looking to have a boudoir photoshoot?
Just let go. Seriously. I was so nervous and I could see it in the first few pictures that were taken. I mean, you're basically standing 1/2 naked in front of someone you don't know - it's a little bit nerve-racking! However, once I let my fear and nerves go - I really got into it and I had a blast. Something like this is such a confidence booster. In a world where everyone judges everyone - a boudoir photoshoot makes you feel SO good about yourself and anyone you show those pictures to will tell you how amazing you look. I don't care how young or old you are, what color you are or what size you are. A Boudoir photoshoot is something that EVERY person deserves.

To Lindsay - THANK YOU! You are truly an amazing woman and I wouldn't have wanted to do this with anyone else! If I ever do this again, I know where I'm coming!! Oh - and I'm telling ALL my friends to come see you!!! :-)

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