Valentine's Day 2018

In honor of Valentine's Day, I decided to do a couple session with my boyfriend and blog about it.  Because what could be better than that?!

The day started with a trip to Tease Hair and Body Parlor.  I got a blowout from the amazing Carolina.  Check her out on Instagram.  I love how it turned out and it looked great all day long!  The photo shoot wasn't until the evening and it still looked amazing hours later.  

My next stop was makeup at Sephora.  One of my boudoir clients raves about the service there so I decided to give it a try.  I went to the Crocker Park location.  I went in and requested a very bold look.  It looked amazing but I haven't seen myself with that much makeup on in a VERY long time!  Kind of scared me at first.  I imagine it's the same feeling my clients experience at times.  

I really love that my boyfriend is always down for a photo shoot.  I'm definitely not the easiest person to do a photo shoot with.  I'm very particular, always have to pose on "my good side," and I become a little bit of a dictator when it comes to facial expressions.  My boyfriend has a hard time with the "Vogue/GQ look so we usually just end up with shots of us laughing because I'm yelling at him the entire time, telling him to be serious.  As a photographer, I know that telling people not to smile immediately gets them to smile but for some reason I still expect him to just not.  I'm trying to reprogram his brain to not do the "smile and say cheese" thing that everyone is programmed to do as a child.  PSA: It makes professional photographers cringe.  I will probably never ask you to say cheese so get that word out of your head.  There are plenty of better words to think about!  Cheese is really delicious though....but enough about cheese, back to boudoir couple sessions.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, if you haven't done a couple session, you totally should.  We have fun.  We laugh.  It's not at all a painful experience.  Trust me!