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Camp Do More - Lexie

Last month I attended a Boudoir Workshop in Haliburton, Ontario (about 2.5 hours outside of Toronto) called “Camp Do More” hosted by Brianna and Ewan Phelan from Do More Photographers. It involved over 150 boudoir photographers hanging out for a week, with the opportunity to learn from leading photographers in the boudoir industry, connect with other boudoir photographers from all over the world, and create some amazing intimate lifestyle portraits.

While there, I photographed Lexie. Our creative boudoir session was scheduled for the last full day of camp, and prior to camp we spent weeks brainstorming different creative ideas to make this a one of a kind epic creative session.

However, what we didn’t anticipate was the level of pure exhaustion we would feel after spending a week exploring, connecting, and creating. We decided to do a complete 180, focusing on a stripped down, raw and intimate indoor session in a small cabin located on the camp property.

And it turned out to be just what we both needed. No expectations, no pressure, just allowing the boudoir session to flow naturally, which resulted in quiet, intimate, beautiful moments.

A couple of weeks after our session, I asked Lexi what she felt after having a boudoir session with me. Here is what she had to say:

To give you a little back story, I’ve been on a three year journey to really learn to love the body I’m in. Because of my size, I’m expected to love my body. Well.... I don’t. I love it more now than I did years ago but it’s a true journey.

So when the opportunity came up to be photographed by such a talented human, I HAD to take it! People often mistake my comfort of doing boudoir shoots with being comfortable with myself but in reality it’s a true testimony of my trust my photographer.

The comfort I felt from the moment I met Ore was amazing! I knew in that moment there was nothing to be nervous about!

As we skipped on over to the cabin to start “getting naked in a cabin” we were full of laughs like we had been friends for years. I felt completely comfortable and confident in myself because I was given confidence in my session!

These images are powerful and give power! And that is what Ore does! She shows you the power you have and allows you to finally see the strong and beautiful human you are!

I hope you enjoy!

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Oklahoma City Boudoir Photographer woman lying on stomach on dresser
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Oklahoma City Boudoir Photographer woman kneeling on bed
Oklahoma City Boudoir Photographer woman kneeling on bed
Oklahoma City Boudoir Photographer woman lying on bed

Dance Inspired Creative Boudoir Session | Oklahoma City Boudoir

My mind is always a whirlwind of ideas. They float in and out of my head, sometimes faster than I can write them down. Thankfully, some ideas remain, and some special ones tug at your heart until you have no choice other than bringing to life your vision and letting the magic unfold. This ballet inspired couples boudoir session was one projected I knew I needed to bring to life.

Watching ballet dancers perform is a magical experience for me. Seeing the way dancers move across the stage, admiring the control they have over their bodies, appreciating the beauty they create with the angles and lines of their body - all of that takes years of practice, dedication, strength and perseverance; but seeing it all come together and their skill in making it seem so effortless has me convinced that just a little magic may be tossed in for good measure.

Recently I had the opportunity to work with two local ballet dancers, seeing them come together for this creative project and create their own kind of magic. I was so excited to plan this project and thrilled to capture the entire session from start to finish.

I’m excited to share with you the results of my vision to create a series of intimate portraits of two dancers showing grace, agility, and movement, with intimacy and connection woven throughout each portrait.

Dancers:

Tylor Bradshaw - Oklahoma City Ballet

Vinicius Vasconcelos - Oklahoma City Ballet

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Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir two male ballet dancers
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir two male ballet dancers
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir two male ballet dancers
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Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir two male ballet dancers heads together
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Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir two male ballet dancers standing together
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir two male ballet dancers
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir two male ballet dancers
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir two male ballet dancers
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir two male ballet dancers
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir two male ballet dancers
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir two male ballet dancers
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir two male ballet dancers
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir two male ballet dancers

What Should You Wear to a Boudoir Session? Here are 3 Tips to Get You Ready to Rock Your Session

I want you to feel comfortable during your boudoir session.  That means if you feel sexy and gorgeous in frill and lace, than maybe a leather bondage suit shouldn’t be your first purchase for your boudoir session. However, if you already own said leather bondage suit, than bring that bad boy!

Here are 3 tips on what to bring to get you ready to rock your boudoir session:

  1. Accentuate the Positive

Identify your specific body type, and buy outfits that flatter that body type.  Don’t worry about what works well for other body types.  Purchasing well-fitting and quality pieces for your body type helps you to worry less about not having the “perfect body”, and more on accentuating your “positive assets” - the parts of your body you love the most. 

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2. Lingerie

There are several different types of lingerie options, but I find that bodysuits and teddies (which you can think of like lacy bodysuits) work well for varying body types, and in various sizes.   

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3. Non-Lingerie

Don’t want to wear lingerie? I have several dress options to choose from.  Going for the more girl next door look?  Booty shorts, large button up sweaters and tube socks are a fun option.  Panties and a simple t-shirts are another great option.  Note that T-shirts are not a one size fits all option.  You can bring a crop tops, a form fitting t-shirt, a white t-shirt (to get wet), or even a t-shirt that skims your body and falls near the hips (clients can pull and tug on a longer t-shirt for a more sultry look).

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Oklahoma City Boudoir Session
Oklahoma City Boudoir Session

For anything that you bring, make sure it fits your body.  I don’t recommend bringing anything that will leave marks on your skin (like a too tight fitting bra that once removed will leave indentions and/or cause marks on your skin) or have you feeling uncomfortable. 

 If your still concerned with what to wear, that’s not a problem.  I have you covered with a lingerie style closet with well over 300 pieces for you to choose from!  The sizes in my lingerie style closet range from XS to 3X and are designed for all different body types (with additional sizes available upon request). 

 I ask everyone to bring a nude thong, a black thong, one matching bra and panty set, and 2-4 pairs of your favorite high heels.

 Finally, note that if clothing just isn’t your thing, you always have the option of doing your boudoir session fully nude! 

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Oklahoma City Boudoir Session woman lying on bed
Oklahoma City Boudoir Session woman lying on bed