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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