Sunday, June 30, 2013

Boudoir Photography Client Raves and Reviews | Florida Boudoir Photographer

We received a sweet email from another happy and excited client right after her boudoir photoshoot experience with us. Thank you Miss H for the kind feedback and I'm sure your words will encourage the other nervous ladies looking to book a shoot to finally just go for it! :)

"Hey Lindsay! Thank you so much! I appreciate everything you and Amanda did for me. I am not going to lie, way back when I first started trying to get a session with you, I researched around but I could not find any place around that had the kind of feedback from customers that you did and or the service.

I was scared heading your way, almost talked myself out of it. I have never done anything like this before and had been wanting to do it for a long time. I still wasn't even sure about the outfits I got, even after standing right there in your studio. After you let me see a couple of the pictures, and this is gonna sound sappy and probably like a baby, lol, I had tears in my eyes heading back home. 

I never in my life, ever, thought that I could look that good. Thanks to the amazing make up from Amanda and the awesome job you did on my hair and coaching me through the session, I felt like a super model! I will definitely be back and I will definitely recommend you and Amanda."
-Miss H

Boudoir Photography Testimonial by Mrs. S | North Florida Photographer

Makeup by Amanda Hopcraft

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What inspired you to do a boudoir photo shoot and why did you choose Bad Girl Boudoir?
I had done a boudoir photo shoot when I lived in Seattle and enjoyed it. This year, I turned 30 and wanted to do something for myself and what better way to do that than to do another boudoir photo shoot. When I found out I was moving to Jacksonville, Florida, I began a search online for boudoir photographers in the area and Bad Girl Boudoir was the first one that caught my eye. I explored the website and I loved all of the photos that were on the site, not to mention the prices were reasonable!

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What were your feelings leading up to your session?
Although I had done a boudoir photo shoot before, I was still a little nervous, but more excited than anything.

Tell us about your experience with Bad Girl Boudoir...
From the first time I met with Lindsay up to the day of the shoot, I never felt more comfortable with someone I had just briefly met! Lindsay was super nice and listened intently to what I was envisioning for my shoot and she explained what ideas she was wanting to do for my shoot as well...just pure awesomeness! The day of shoot I met Amanda and let me tell you, both Lindsay and Amanda made me feel like I was one of their good friends. I never laughed so much in all of my life! I just told Amanda "do what you want to do makeup-wise, I'm open to anything". Viola! She did her magic and I loved it! I loved it so much that I didn't want to take my make up off that evening when I went home. Beautiful work, both with photography and make-up!

This was a gift for myself. The last time I did a boudoir shoot it was for my husband. This time, I did it for me. When you become a mom or you just get so busy with life, it's good to do things for yourself every once and a while.

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What's your advice for future clients looking to have a boudoir photoshoot?
I always go with that saying by Albert Einstein:

“20 years from now you will be disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Always take time to do something you never thought you would do! I recommend to any woman wanting to feel good about themselves to go ahead and do a boudoir shoot. I used to be modest and didn't think I had a good body to take risque photos of myself. When you get your photos back and see how beautiful you truly are, it's a moment that will last forever! In the end, we women are all beautiful no matter what size, shape or color we are!

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Makeup by Amanda Hopcraft

Blonde Bombshell Boudoir Before and After

"Hello Lindsay, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the tremendous work you did on my Boudoir session. I was very nervous leading up to it and you did an amazing job making me feel at ease. The way you worked with me to get all the shots I wanted was very much appreciated by myself and my husband. 

You have an eye for the small details and I will refer others to your business. My makeup and hair were spot on to what I wanted. Your coaching helped me to achieve the perfect look in my photos. Your work is amazing and so are you! Thank You again for the amazing job and fast turn around!" 
-Mrs. K

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Boudoir and Pin-up Photography Studio Review by Miss J | Jacksonville, FL Photographer

Makeup and Hairstyling by Erin Foster

What inspired you to do a boudoir photoshoot and why did you choose Bad Girl Boudoir?
I decided to do a boudoir photoshoot for me, and I wanted to be able to say "Look what I did, the year I turned 35". I chose Bad Girl Boudoir after researching for a few years, and Lindsay's portfolio and professionalism always impressed me.

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What were your feelings leading up to your session?
I was a bit nervous leading up to my session, but once at the studio, the nervousness subsided and excitement took over.

Tell us about your experience with Bad Girl Boudoir...
I had an enjoyable experience with Bad Girl Boudoir. Lindsay knows her stuff and is quite the professional. Erin is a fabulous makeup stylist. I will recommend others to these fantastic ladies!

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What's your advice for future clients looking to have a boudoir photoshoot?
Don't be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone. Have a vision of what you want, but be flexible. And, most importantly, don't be on the fence for years considering it, JUST DO IT! YOU ARE WORTH THE INVESTMENT!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Outdoor River Boudoir Special Location Photoshoot Event | Jacksonville, FL Marathon

Bad Girl Boudoir and Artistry by Erin are teaming up this summer and going ON LOCATION to bring you a one-of-a-kind, outdoor river boudoir fantasy photoshoot! Love the water, wet-t-shirt and wet hair look?...Love your sexy, summer bikini?...Then this special location, unique boudoir photoshoot is for you!

Don't want to wear a bikini necessarily? You can wear whatever you'd like really--think of what may look good in that river and dock kind of setting...and what would look good in the water... Wet t-shirt with a push-up bra underneath, sheer/netting bikini coverups, off the shoulder shirts, simple lingerie, satin robe off the shoulder, button down top that ties in the front, etc.

Ready...GO! ONLY 4 SPOTS AVAILABLE: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm. SOLD OUT
Email Lindsay at with your questions and how to reserve a spot.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Special Event Photoshoot: Outdoor Boudoir Marathon Coming in July! Jacksonville, FL

Boudoir Photoshoot Special Event

What are you doing Saturday, July 13th??? Makeup Artist Erin Foster and BGB are teaming up to bring you a special event photoshoot at the perfect, sexy summer location! There will only be 4 spots available so keep an eye out in the next few days for more details and when to reserve one of the spots before they're gone!

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Boudoir Photoshoot Review from a Bystander's Point of View | Northeast Florida Photography Testimonial

I got this wonderful email tonight from this sweetheart named Brittany. I met Brittany when her soon-to-be sister-in-law, Mrs. K, booked a session with us. Brittany came along with her to her photoshoot to support her and cheer her on. So here's our first testimonial from a bystander's point of view... :)

"Hello Lindsay, my name is Brittany [our client's soon-to-be sister-in-law]. I met you when I came with [Mrs. K] for her boudoir session. I just wanted to praise you for the amazing work you did. Your attention to detail, her vision and the drive to capture just the right shot is amazing. 

If you don't remember, I live in Maryland and I went to do a boudoir session when I got back home, and I want to let you know I regret deeply not doing mine with you while in JAX. You made sure to make [Mrs. K] feel special like she was going to have great shots, took the time to go over them with her and made her feel great about herself. You gave her great direction in what to do with her face and captured every shot she desired and even got inventive with new shots. 

After my experience I have even contemplated flying back down to Jacksonville to get my photos re-done with you. I know it sounds a little far stretched but its seriously been contemplated lol. So I felt I had to tell you what a great job you did! Keep up the amazing work and I hope I can make it down sooner rather than later and get photos done with you! I will not hesitate to refer people to you!"


Thanks so much to Brittany for the kind words. This kind of feedback means so much to me and its why I continue to love what I do! I am sorry to hear that her boudoir shoot didn't go quite like she had hoped but we look forward to having her here for a shoot with us one day in the future. :)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Classic Hollywood Pin-up Photography | Early Vintage Pinups

Excerpts taken from "Va-Va-Voom! Classic Hollywood Pin-ups" by Chris Chang.

Poised somewhere between portraiture and pornography, the Hollywood pin-up sits pretty. The phrase "pin-up," in most minds, conjures a certain style of ultra-vivid illustration, associated with a certain type of magazine, catering to a specifically male clientele. From an etymological standpoint, however the word has its roots in World War II barracks, where photos of a particularly glamorous breed of woman--usually cut from the pages of publications that trafficked in such things--were pinned to walls or inside lockers.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, "pinup" first appeared as a noun in the pages of Yank magazine, which provided millions of GIs with a weekly dose of Hollywood beauties in provocative poses. Depending on who you ask, pinup can be traced to: 1) The rise of the Hollywood star system; 2) mid-to-late nineteenth-century photographs of female stage performers and 3) the fifteenth century, Mr. Guttenburg, and the birth of print media itself.

"The pin-up has always been about fantasy."

Old Vintage Pinup Girl Photos
Sennett Girls, 1915

Old Vintage Pinup Girl Photos
Mary Pickford, 1918 | Sally Rand, 1927

Old Vintage Pinup Girl Photos
Clara Bow, 1924 | Marion Martin, 1930

Classic Hollywood Pin-ups
Mae West, 1933 | Sally Rand, 1934

Classic Hollywood Pin-ups
Dorothy Lamour, 1938

Classic Hollywood Pin-ups
Janet Leigh, 1950 | Lana Turner, 1942

Classic Hollywood Pin-ups
Ann Miller, 1943 | Jayne Mansfield, 1955

Classic Hollywood Pin-ups
Elizabeth Taylor, 1948 | Jayne Mansfield, 1957

Classic Hollywood Pin-ups
Marilyn Monroe, 1953 | Esther Williams, 1953

1953: In Marilyn Monroe's mix of whimsy and sensuality, she captured the hot-to-trot girl-next-door pin-up appeal that led directly to an appearance in Playboy's first issue, in 1953.

Classic Hollywood Pin-ups
Stella Stevens, 1966 | Bo Derek, 1979

It wasn't until the decade was almost over that Farrah Fawcett was finally dethroned as 1970s pinup queen, courtesy of Bo Derek.

Classic Hollywood Pin-ups
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Published Boudoir Photographer | Northeast Florida Photography

We've been published in another national magazine, Pretty Pear Bride! Purchase the Summer 2013 issue to read BGB's article on "The Secrets to Preparing for the Perfect Boudoir Photoshoot".

Pretty Pear Bride is “The World’s Only Magazine for Plus Size Brides” and named one of the “Top 100 Bridal Websites of 2013. Pretty Pear Bride is all about providing plus size brides with the best and most accurate information about their wedding which includes sharing the best vendors and products with them!

Makeup by Amanda Hopcraft

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Patriotic Boudoir Photos | American Flag Pin-up Photography

We love our patriotic pin-up girls! Are you a lady in the military? Or what about your man?--Is he deployed or overseas?...Wouldn't he love some sexy pics of you like this?..... ;)

Makeup by Amanda Hopcraft

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Supermodels without Makeup | Before and After Supermodel Makeover Photos

See ladies, here's your proof: with the right team of makeup, hairstyling, posing, coaching, lighting, photography, etc... any woman can look sexy and glamorous--the supermodel treatment.

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