Danielle M.'s Session
Lingerie + boudoir go hand in hand. Automatically, dainty lace bodysuits and teeny tiny bras seem to be the "stereotype" of boudoir outfits. And posing? Risqué poses seem to be the expected as well. But, as you may know, I'm a BIG fan of making a session your own and breaking away from the norm.
When Danielle reached out to me about doing a more "modest" version of boudoir, I got super excited! I love working to create the outside-of-the-box type of images that leave people feeling great about themselves and their bodies, but also comfortable. And Danielle's session did just that. With more "concealed" posing and more casual outfits, Danielle's session proves that feeling sexy can come in so many shapes and forms.
What is your current "power" song?
I recently re-discovered how truly beautiful Mary Magdalene by FKA Twigs is. It's not your usual, upbeat "power" song. It has this sultry, feminine power to it and the lyrics are so forceful. It gives me chills every time I listen to it.
What do you love most about yourself?
Everything. Flaws and all. I never thought I could say that and it took a lot of healing and self-growth to get to this point. But I really do love everything about myself. I think it's important to be able to love myself even the parts that aren't the prettiest.
The opportunity presented itself and I thought, "why not give it a shot?" I have never done a boudoir session prior to this and I wanted to feel empowered and sexy in my body especially after shaving my head!
Why did you choose Sunday Best for your session?
I absolutely love Kylie's photography. We had gone to college together and she was always such a lovely person to interact with. I had never gotten the chance to work with her back then and I saw the opportunity to, so I took the leap. I'm really happy that this session was boudoir as well. It was a new experience for both of us!
What was your favorite part about your session?
The outfits! I had so many ideas of what I could wear but I really wanted to feel sexy and also comfortable. I brought a few lingerie pieces then paired it with this cardigan I had brought. It really softened some of the outfits I chose. There's a photo I absolutely love where I'm wearing the cardigan and it's off my shoulder, exposing just a bit of myself but not too much.
Anything you would have done differently?
Not at all, I loved every photo and part of the session. It was really fun, exciting and a new experience for me. I definitely want to do it again!
Do you have any advice for anyone looking to book their own session?
Boudoir doesn't have to be for a special someone. It can be for you to feel confident and empowered in your body. Wear what you want, let loose and most importantly have fun!