Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Boudoir Shoot... featured on Victoria with Roses!


This morning I was thrilled to see my pictures on the gorgeous (and charming) wedding blog Victoria with Roses! (Thank you so much, Victoria for the post!).

Now brace yourselves for the content... a boudoir shoot... featuring (gulp) yours truly! Those of you who know me personally may know that I ironically really suffer if I need to in front of the camera (maybe that is why I started being the one *taking* the pictures early on)... but my husband always complains of my lack of pictures and I thought this would be a lovely surprise for him on valentine's day... (boy was he surprised!).

Here is a little something on the theme. I think more traditional boudoir shots can look very good for the right people... but that is just not us. So I decided to use a more natural style, with a lot of sunlight and wearing things I normally wear.

To make things personal, I included some pictures of a series of photographs that I took ago of him while he was sleeping in beautiful sunlight coming through the window of our tiny Manhattan apartment, a bit over a year ago (you can see some of them here, if you are curious. I love taking pictures of him). I liked how peaceful he was sleeping in the original pictures and I think they have some the love I feel for him, and how cozy our little den is. So I decided to include them and do my boudoir shoot on the same place, under the same sunlight... and for full disclosure, we call each other 'piggy' (which is why I gave him the shirt).

Well, enough chit chat... time to see some booty! :-)

***Warning: you may see more of me that you want to!*** ... but no more than you would if we went to the beach together :-)








7 comments:

  1. Ananda! You inspire me to do so many things! Blog, shoot, and I can't resist it - now I am tempted to fall in love. But for now, I will just walk around calling everyone piggy!

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  2. I really like this series. They're gentle and personal...

    David
    Boudoir Photography Tips

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  3. Thank you muchly to both of you! Yulia, you are the sweetest little piggy! David, thank you for the visit and comment. Nice tips on your site!

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  4. its a cool idea to include the photos!
    and by the way: we have the same nail polish ; )
    it was my NYC color: i was wearing it all the time while i was living there-
    and it will remind forever of this amazing summer i spent in the
    worlds greatest city. sigh. miss it so much.

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  5. Thanks for the visit, Liv! Yes, I love that color! I got the idea from my cousin (much yonger than me :-)). In the photo shoot the polish was all messed up, peeling off... but I thought it was cool that way.

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  6. I love this. Photos like this are photos of boudoir done right... meaning authentically for you. And I love the inclusion of your photographs of him. This feels so personal. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Thank you so much for the kind comments, ALAL!

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