Ok, so we <3 Boudoirathon

As we sent in our last order for albums tonight we have finally completed Boudoirathon #2 and finished strong. With every week complete we have learned how to make it even seamless and fun the next time around!

Let me back up here though… If you haven’t heard about boudoirathon or what it is all about let me tell you ūüėČ Annmarie helped me make my dream come true and I couldn’t have done it without her! Together we work so great as a team, she handle all the emailing and contact with the girls, while have the more “creative” side as some would say, as I find all the fun fabrics and clothes, nick-hacks, and fun gifts !

We schedule a whole weekend with different sessions back to back. Each girl has a 45 minute shoot with a mini consultation to go over your ideas, look at pintrest boards, and see what you brought to wear (or not)! We have a hair/ makeup artist available now too which is really exciting at no addition cost to you, we just ask you to considering tipping her for her amazing work :) If you would like to take advantage of her, come one hour early, to sip on a mimosa (provided by us), relax, and hang out ! Here’s a shot of one of the girls, a before and after shot …Bonnie you are beautiful with and without makeup!2014-06-01_0016bonnie-preview2

 

Annmarie and I wanted to design this weekend full of love and friendship. We have loved meeting you all so far and can say that we have already made 47 new friends. We appreciate your willingness to share your inspirational stories, and showing us your most vulnerable of sides. Before starting this we had no idea the power that we had to help woman in all shapes and sizes see just how beautiful we, and the rest of the world see you!  WE LOVE YOU !

We can’t believe the love and support, and all of your kind words that we have heard so far from all of you!¬†2014-06-01_0011

I just wanted to show you a little sneak peek from behind the scenes of how we work :) As Annmarie is taking an image similar to this one I image I was hanging over the railing above to get yet another amazing shot of Nicole! 2014-06-01_0015 2014-06-01_0014 2014-06-01_0013

Annmarie and I work so good together, feeding off each others ideas and working with each one of you on an individual biases to make sure you look and feel as confident as possible !

You might even see us taking goofy pictures of each other throughout your session, it just helps us test the light and make sure that everything is AMAZE-balls for when we get you in front of the camera…. don’t hate me for this girl, I just love you so much!!!2014-06-01_0012

These boudoir sessions are so great for gifts for boyfriends, newly engaged fiancés, husbands and wedding gifts BUT they most girls actually just join us for themselves!

email us at boudoirathon@gmail.com for more information! and follow us on instagram @boudoirathon

xo

Angie and Robbie

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So yesterday I met with Angie and Robbie and they are just adorable. Walking through the streets of Waltham, snapping shots of this gorgeous couple on park benches and in/out of the ally ways of a totally rad mill building, we had a blast (from the past).

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As the two of them shared stories about how they met and Angie sparkled her emerald ¬†engagement ring in our direction. She told us about her mom doing a drive by on their first date to see what Robbie looked like, don’t worry she obviously approved. ¬†She also told us that she had dreamed of an emerald since she was a kid and when she found out it was not only Robbie’s birthstone as well as her own she was set!

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When I met with Angie this summer, she was flipping through my albums and I notice there was a trend in her favorites. She loved the high-contrast black and whites. So heres one for now Angie :) Plenty more to come !

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Can we talk about this image?! So all of my favorites are totally from this wall…. yes thats right I said this wall. We were laughing because at one point I had said ” wow this wall photographs so beautifully …. oh and you guys too! Of course! “Its not untypical of me to add in stupid little comments but thats one that has to go in “The classic book ¬†of Jessisms” (I’ll have to explain that in a blog post. And another great prompt is born!)

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And big thanks to Annmarie for assisting me in yesterdays shoot !  You Rock ! xo

18/30

Hey everyone that was catching up on Annette. Just wanted to let you know she isn’t gone but we did go on vaca for a week or so and it was really hard to keep up with the posting, but don’t worry every day was captured…. but some were more boring than others.

Heres the image taken right before leaving for vaca…. and she wore her hair like that for 2 or 3 days (I think) so sorry about the lack of hair styling.

(this image discusses, breast feeding and the maternal controversy presented with public nursing)

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3’s never a crowd!

North Shore bloggers unite ! So, Annmarie and I decided to start a ‘thing’ we’ll more like a club or collaboration between artist and bloggers! So naturally, Billie, is the first official member and co(co)-host! Billie’s blog and style is awesome and ya’ll should go take some time out of your day now to check out her latest fashion tips and graphic art :) really! She’s AH-MAY-ZING!

Billie is starting a new trend “What I wore Wednesday”, where she shares a look straight from her closet…. and well bookshelf. Yes I said bookshelf…. but it’s a bookshelf displaying a collection of cool pumps, flats, sandals, and her adorable fiances sneaks ūüėČ and yes he’s adorable because he totally supports her crazy love for all things fashion and organizational habits.

The three of us ventured out without a total plan. I actually prefer to “wing it” most of the time because thats when I really get the best inspirational vibes. Walking towards the Salem Screamery to get some ice cream for this cutesy outfit, someone rode by me on a bicycle and AHHH-HAAAA, it came to me. I have had the desire to exhibit this look from my “idea cabinet” filed away in the back of my head for a year now. I’m soooo happy I did! So I calmly composed myself and asked the woman at the front desk of the bike shop: “Can I ask you a funny favor?” Soon enough we were rolling down the streets of salem in style. It really worked out so great !

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billie-back-bikeTop: H&M, Skirt: Buffalo Exchange, Flats: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Handbag: Kate Spade, Bracelets: Alex & Ani, Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Necklace: Stella & Dot

13/30

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Two out takes…. so this was while I was waiting for the sun to set a little lower to get the look that I desired. I was really kinda all over the on this particular day because nothing had really inspired me….

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And this is totally the reason why photographers love the short moments before sunset, the “sucker-lighting” (as my past mentor, Lexi, had put it). AAAAAAHHHHH-mazinggg!¬†Screen shot 2013-08-15 at 2.43.52 PM

4/30

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Vulnerability is a very powerful emotion. Some people try to avoid it, others let it get the best of them, I usually try to remain in a state of openness. It is a very difficult to let all your protective walls down.

Yesterdays portrait was not explained, yet because I feel like it stands on its own. I challenge you all to continue the rest of the day living openly and staying vulnerable. Being truthful to what you want and need in love is the only way to really get to where you want to be.

(an outtake)

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