Thursday, February 16, 2012

Boudoir Pics

Last week I got boudoir pics done.  I've been really good on my diet and exercising and my body has come a long way.  It's far from perfect, especially my doughy middle (bleh), but I've been wanting to get pictures done for Andy (really myself) and a girl I know recently got them done and was really happy so I decided to take the plunge and get them done.

It helped that my best friend Jen came with me and got her pictures done the same day.  I used the same photographer my friend used, Maria DeMartino photography and I was really pleased with the entire experience, which I will now relive for you.

The outfits:  I was tipped off by a photographer friend that structured lingerie is the way to go and I agree.  Corset and underwire keep things in and lifted.  So one outfit I did a red and black halter corset, then I did a turquois strapless corset, I did a red one piece chemise with underwire, then I did a Giants jersey with boy shorts and stockings, I did a bra with a blazer, but only liked the pictures where my stomach was covered because it's doughy and stretchy and gross, and I did another one piece in hot pink.  I was happiest when my problem areas were covered.  I felt like I was less stiff and not worried about every pose.

The photographers:  Maria and Debbie were awesome.  When I first saw them I was like "Oh no."  They were gorgeous and thin and who wants to be photographed by two hotties?! But while they were doing our hair and makeup we were all bs'ing and they were such down to earth girls.  Before long it felt like we were old girlfriend yapping about hot guys and penis size.  They made me feel beyond comfortable, like I'd known them my whole life and we were just spending a fun girls afternoon together.  And the hair and makeup came out phenomenal.

The experience:  I'm not a model.  I'm a teacher.  So basically the only thing I know how to do in front of a camera is smile awkwardly and pray it doesn't end up on my friend's facebook page, maybe if I'm really drunk I'll throw in a duck face just for good ugliness measure, so I was really nervous to "model" for the photogs.  But they really did guide me and tell me what to do and where to look and when they showed me the pics in the camera I liked it.  I liked the lighting.  I liked the faces I was making.  I just liked it.  It was so empowering to see myself like that.  I don't have the best self-esteem and it's rare that I ever actually feel beautiful, but I felt beautiful that day, even a bit sexy.  I'm usually so plain and I tend to kind of fade into the background, but I really popped that day and I'm so grateful that I got to experience it.

I really was going to post a picture, a modest one, but I'm a bit nervous to have a b-pic of my floating around on the interwebz.  What would you guys do?

Oh and if you're in the NY/NJ area I would most definitely recommend Maria @

She was amazing.  And quite the photoshopper too because miraculously all of my cellulite disappeared along with a few inches along the waist ;)
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Melinda@LookWhatMomFound...and Dad too! said...

i had pics done soooo many years ago when my body was nice and then again when I was pregnant with my youngest. I loved they way the both turned out just wish I knew where they ended up oops :)

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Madonna said...

How exciting! I'm glad you felt comfortable and enjoyed yourself. Some day, maybe I will feel that level of comfort and have them done for hubs. I know he would love them, I am just not there yet to cross that bridge.

Gourmetmama said...

I had them done as well, but right before I thought i might get pregnant, and I did get pregnant literally the next month. They were for the husbands bday and he loved it. I don't blame you for not being sure about posting some. My photographer posted a few non risque ones of me on her site, but it still makes me nervous! It is a very empowering thing though, and it does boost your self esteem! If you want to show one or two, maybe you could try cropping one where you just see your face and top part of you body and try posting that if it would make you more comfortable?

ShorT1882 said...

Good for you lady!!! I'm sure they're beautiful :-) Wish I had the guts to do it!

Jocelyn Rau said...

Awesome! I did some a few years ago for my hubs for Christmas, and they turned out beautifully. My friend is a photog, so we did them at her house and it was so laid back. Another friend did my hair and makeup and they just made me feel like a model. I'd love to see one of your pics!! If you post one I'll post one too, ha! :)


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Amaryllis said...

That is so awesome! What a great idea. You're husband must have been beside himself!

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