Maggie B – Celebrate You – Vero Beach Boudoir Photography
Maggie contacted me to do a “Celebrate You” session as a gift for her groom-to-be. Her initial plan was to have the images in a book to give him on the wedding day prior to the wedding. Well, you will see what happens later on this post! I always like to start with a before/after photo because it is IMPERATIVE for everyone to realize that these are real women! They are not professional models, they are not always in front of the camera, they are every day people who look just like everyone else when they have no makeup on or have their hair done! Hair and makeup for this transformation was done by Jo’Ah May of Jo’Ah Artistry!Maggie was a little nervous at first (which every client is to some degree) and after just a few short minutes, she was totally ROCKIN’ her curves. I LOVE shooting women who embrace their curves. I am a full-figured woman and I completely understand how we all struggling with accentuating our positives. Believe me – I am behind the camera most of the time for a reason…LOL. It is IMPERATIVE that as women we learn that being beautiful IS NOT about the number on the scale. It is all about being healthy and loving ourselves!Maggie did some “bridal boudoir” as well because it was a “groom”‘s gift. I LOVE doing shots that incorporate the wedding veil! How gorgeous & sexy is this bride to be?
I really enjoy doing mirror shots. It gives my clients something to do and at the same time – because they are focusing on what they are doing & not the camera; they really relax. Maggie had a lot of fun playing around in the mirror!On the wall above Maggie’s bed is this “mantra” that really spoke to me! I incorporated it into some of our shots too – but I just had to share it with all of you. This is EXACTLY what I want every woman to realize!
I am going to finish with this image – which I know I used in the before/after already, but it really is one of my most FAVORITE images of Maggie from our shoot. Tell me that this woman is not CALIENTE!!
Here’s is Maggie’s testimonial in her own words! “I never thought in a million years I would do anything like this. Despite a mantra that I have above my bed “If you are confident you are beautiful” I’m not the most self-confident woman and like many full figured girls I have issues with my body. I initially learned about Boudoir photography because I purchased a groupon deal and after speaking with that specific photographer I was not white happy to do the shot, I googled Boudoir photography again and Lovely Dawn name popped up! Yay… From my first conversation with her I just knew I could do this, she answered all my questions and was so pleasant to talk to. After speaking to Dawn and looking at other boudoir photos she had done, I decided to do something special for my husband to be. I had no idea of what to do and I was really nervous but once Dawn and Jo’Ah walked in they made me feel very comfortable. They made it fun and before you know it I was feeling pretty darn sexy. By the time the session ended, I wished I had more time and a a few more outfits…. When I finally saw the images I was blown away. All of the images were amazing, sassy, beautiful and sexy. There is no question that I will be having another session with Dawn she has a special gift. She is truly talented and loves what she does, you can see it in her work. I am not sure who likes and looks at the pictures more my fiancé or I, but I do know I will never forget that I can be sexy and will keep this pictures forever… Thank you Dawn and Jo’Ah for everything!”
Oh – and guess what? Maggie was SO EXCITED after she got her image proofs & then her album that she just couldn’t wait till their wedding day to give him his gift. Fortunately for her, his birthday was just around the corner. So, he got it for a birthday gift instead! Apparently – he was VERY VERY PLEASED! 😉
Dawn V Gilmore is a Port St. Lucie boudoir photographer, glamour photographer, and women's portrait photographer with a studio located on the Treasure Coast of Florida. She specializes in making women feel comfortable in their skin & empowering women to love themselves as they are! Photos for women by a woman! Her passion, ability and skills will reveal your seductive side and capture your inner coquette while being tasteful and professional. Celebrate You and bring your sensuality to life! Serving the Treasure Coast, Palm Beaches, Indian River & Martin Counties. St. Lucie County Photographer. For more information go to: Dawn V Gilmore Fine Art Photography