Final Touches For Summer | San Francisco Bay Area Boudoir Photography

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Face it, besides a swimsuit, sunblock, and bag, you NEED something to dry off with and something to throw on between destinations without having to worry. Without a great towel and a beautiful cover up, you simply are not prepared for summer. Here’s are some great ideas to complete your summer and make it as sensational as possible.

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Starting with the most important of course…

Towels!!

 

 

Don’t just think of them as a way to get dry or lay on the hot sand. Think of it as an extension of yourself. Everything you love can be reflected through your towel. No matter what it is or how crazy! Here are the latest trends for Summer!!

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You’re an Animal!!

 

 

Animal prints are always a blast. But you can go one step further with a print of your favorite animal (even if it’s your very own pet.)

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Happy Hour!!

 

 

 

 

Wet your whistle with a good cocktail while laying poolside on one. It’s a refreshing way to have a little fun with your summer.

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Food for Thought!!

 

 

 

What’s a summer outing without a good feast? Make your summer more delicious with a fantastic food towel shaped like your favorite treats.

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Tribal Connection!!

 

 

 

Bring back the spirit of the native culture and feel free and easy while walking on the beach or laying on the grass and dream the day away.

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Little Mermaid!!

 

 

 

Be apart of a beautiful, magical world that only exists in the purest imagination and feel one with the sea and the summer.

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Leave A Message!!

 

 

Make a statement and don’t be shy about conveying exactly what you want for your seasonal experience. Be creative while staying cool and dry.

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Flower Child!!

 

 

 

Get in a natural state of mind by bringing the palm trees and tropical flowers with you to every summer destination.

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Now that you’re set with an awesome beach towel…

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It’s time for the chicest part of summer…

 

CoverUps!!

 

 

Of course, it’s easy to just wrap a towel around you and walk around. But it is not the most practical nor the most fashionable. The towel always falls off and drips and gets sand all over the place. If you want your summer fun to continue without worry then there here are the latest trends for every personality.

 

CoverUps!!

 

Animal Instinct

 

 

Bring your wild side out and making the boardwalk your personal catwalk with animal-inspired designs.

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Push Her Buttons

 

 

A simple, oversized, button up blouse is a must-have for your breezy beach outing.

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The Touch, The Feel, Of Cotton

 

 

Make it funny or make it casual, but always make it comfortable with cotton.

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Garden of Eden

 

 

Bring a fresh feel with a floral design and accentuate your more natural side.

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Flapper Fabulous

 

 

Let those tassels sway in the breeze and let the wind point the way to the unforgettable.

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Bohemian Ways

 

 

Just as the music follows so too does the festival vibes they bring with a bohemian inspired print.

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Jump All Over It

 

 

In order to elongate every inch, you must take a chance and plunge into a jumper.

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Lovely Lace

 

 

Sheer elegance and chic will follow every season when wearing lace material.

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Neon Dreams Come True

 

 

The sun isn’t the only reason for people around you to wear their shades when wearing neon.

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Catch More Fish With That Net

 

 

Fishnet is not just for the catch of the day anymore.

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Who Wears The Pants

 

 

Sometimes the right slacks make your summer outfit sizzle.

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Sensational Skirts

 

 

Summers are all about bringing the skirts out to play.

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Top Me Off

 

 

You’re going to need to top to go with that hot summer sun.

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Romp Around A Bit

 

 

Everything about summer is the romper: perfectly sunny in every way.

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Dress It Up

 

 

Slay the day away, no matter where you’re going, with a long flowing dress.

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Simply Wrap It Up

 

 

It’ll get that summer style wrapped up, thank you.

 

With the perfect coverup, your summer style is complete…

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Happy Summer!

 

 

Now your summer needs are met you are set for the fun in the sun, a cool moonlit night and everything in between. Enjoy your cocktails, your bbq’s, your tan, your best life and your best friends! 

 

Heather

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Fashion Friday | San Jose Los Gatos Bay Area Boudoir Photography

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the awesome women holding the world together!

And this post is dedicated to my favorite thing to wear on this special day: PJs!

I myself am a mother and love to celebrate the day I became someone’s entire world. The way I like to celebrate it is not necessarily by going out, but instead staying in and getting into the comfiest pajamas I possibly can. Here are some of my favorite looks for my favorite day!

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Lingerie Robes

 

 

 

 

I know I am not the only woman in the world who loves a good robe and wears it as often as possible. No matter what you wear underneath or the material of robe it always brings extra comfort to an already enjoyable outfit.

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Mix and Match Separates

 

 

 

 

Not only is this the coziest it is also the most fun. You can mix and match styles and colors and you can even have quirky messages on the PJs. It’s the best day to have a blast and express the ‘you’ your kid loves, no matter what.

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Pajama Shorts

 

 

 

 

Whether you mix and match or have the perfect set, PJ shorts are breathable for those warmer mother’s days and always comfortable. Bring a touch of elegance to lounging around the house by choosing a satin set.

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Classic 2 Piece Pajama Set

 

 

 

 

These classic styles are not just for men anymore. We ladies have taken it over and then some. There are even some prints you can wear out and about with a pair of gorgeous heels and fun belt because being lazy can be very chic.

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Cotton Dress

 

 

 

 

The best way to be the most casual is a nice long cotton PJ dress. Lay around with ease. Have breakfast in bed brought to you. Maybe even sleep in just a little bit longer before your special Mother’s Day Brunch.

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Satin Dress

 

 

 

 

Or maybe, just maybe, you two got rid of the kids and want to celebrate with Netflix and chill. Or if you’re like me you are taking advantage of a childless night with good old fashioned sexy time. And we all know sexy time is more fun with a silky lingerie dress. Well, even if you decide to mix the two together you’ll be comfortable and sexy always.

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No matter what you decide to wear it is all about you and what makes you happy. so go ahead, put it on, be nice and cozy, and enjoy your Mother’s Day.

 

Heather

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Fashion Friday | Palo Alto Mountain View Bay Area Photography

 

The Beautiful Bra

 

 

We concentrated on the ‘bottom’ now let’s go up to the ‘top’! BRAS! Though not every man is a breast guy, no man can resist a sexy bra. Matching it with your personality gives the girls a fun boost!

 

 

 

Breasts are a cherished symbol of femininity not only to men but to women as well. I mean, they are on our bodies. It feels good when the ladies look fabulous and the right bra always does the trick. You can be as sporty or demure and as bold or provocative as you wish. Shining your personality though, that’s what it’s all about! The choices in style, color and fabrics are endless!

 

You have your bottoms covered.

Now let’s find the perfect bra for your personality!

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Classic Lace

 

 

Lace harkens back to a sweeter feeling but stirs sensuality all the same. The classic fabric is, by far, the most versatile. Most lingerie is either entirely made of or trimmed with lace. The designs one could make with it are never-ending.

 

Sheer Lace

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Sexy and simple, but always elegant. Sometimes it’s okay not to leave much to the imagination.

 

Exposed Lace

 

To show more is even sexier and even more jaw-dropping. Plunge as deep as your vixen side tells you.

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Now let’s check out different styles often done in lace, but can be done in different materials such as velvet, satin and cotton.

 

Bralettes

 

 

 

 

Bralettes are the best for its absolute wearability. You can be in the boudoir or out on the town with a simple jacket, the right location and the perfect someone.

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Floral

 

 

 

Floral prints bring a natural sense of confidence with its bright colors. You can be classic or bold with the design and fabrics and mix and match the panty color to coordinate with the many hues of the flowers.

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Let’s Be Wild! I love to throw in something random and exciting.

In my opinion, the boldest statement would be…

 

Feathers

 

 

Have the most fun you can with your look! This is just a peek into what my personality would be. Feathers are a show stopper; theatrical and dramatic! Even if it’s just a touch on the trim the emotions that come from it are the same.

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Now, talk about sexy! These bras are so amazing. But now we’ll look at a darker more complex side.

 

Leather

 

 

 

 

It is commonly seen as fetish lingerie but it is so much more. just like a bralette, it can be worn in the bedroom and out and about, with some creative styling of course. It adds a dark feel to your chic venere.

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Straps

 

 

 

 

This very daring and complex design is equally as versatile in wearability and equally as dark and mysterious as the feeling leather provokes.

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Leather isn’t the only way to show your dark side. But maybe that dark side has a little bit more of a fighter. The only way to show this side of you is…

 

Chain

 

 

 

 

Yes, like leather, chains are popular in the fetish community, but it also brings a warrior princess vibe to the look, which is so empowering either way. It is often lightweight and exposes all the right parts of your goddess body.

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Let’s throw in some sporty comfort. Yes, sporty is sexy and comfortable is always preferable.

 

 

Sport

 

 

 

Renown designers have really gone above and beyond in the science of the sports bra. They are as fashionable as they are functional. They can also come in vibrant prints and colors of all kinds and are extremely flattering on every body type.

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Now we should take a look back at another classic…

 

Satin

Besides lace, satin is the most used fabric in creating lingerie. It can come in any color and any print. Satin is also stronger than lace and can serve as an amazing foundation for adding embellishments to the bra.

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What kind of embellishments, you ask?

 

Rhinestones and Studs

 

Rhinestones and studs are the definitions of complex, but the glitz and glamour are vivacious and spectacular. Turn into a showgirl for your sexy moment and let your beauty shine as stunning as your gems.

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Another amazing embellishment to add elegance and grace to your brassiere…

 

Pearls

 

 

 

Pearls are truly exquisite and add a certain softness to the body. With the proper foundation, you can put as many pearls as you want! Thankfully pearls are delicate enough to be sewn onto lace and other thinner fabrics.

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When choosing your perfect bra, always remember; it’s about you and ONLY YOU. You are the only one who knows what the girls look good in. Make em look sexy!

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Whatever your personality, there’s a bra for that!

 

 

Heather

 

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Celebrating Burlesque | Los Gatos San Francisco Bay Area Photography

Gypsy Rose Lee and Dita Von Teese: Fabulous Forces of Burlesque

 

 

 

I have always loved the art of Burlesque and how it titillates the senses. And when the word Burlesque is said, two very prominent names come to mind; Gypsy Rose Lee and Dita Von Teese! These fabulous women are known for their wit, their beauty, and most importantly their style.

 

 

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Rose Louise Hovick, better known as Gypsy Rose Lee, joined the ranks of burlesque after a grueling childhood career in vaudeville with her talented siblings and her controlling stage mother, Mama Rose. Burlesque was her way of breaking from her past and embrace a form of entertainment that really brought her true essence to life. She also changed it in ways one would never imagine with her sharp wit and her expensive couture taste that dazzled the world over. She has been immortalized in the theater with the award-winning show Gypsy and literature with not only her own best selling novels and memories but literally hundreds of different pieces written in her honor. The show Gypsy has also been made into several different film renditions as well as appearing herself in many movies and TV shows. The best of all is grande modern burlesque shows, one most famously done by Dita Von Teese, all honoring how forever fabulous she is!

 

 

 

 

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Here are some inspirational fashions from the ever enchanting Gypsy Rose Lee!

 

 

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Heather Sweet, know the world over as Dita Von Teese, was a small town ballerina with bigger than life dreams of glory through glamor. She yearned for the old world existence of her role models from vintage Hollywood and the elegance the exuded. The moment she stepped into the big city there was no stopping her. She reinvented herself in the world of fetish modeling, often drawing inspiration from women like Bettie Page. Then she does it once more by reigniting the world of Burlesque, drawing from the only inspiration to draw from; Gypsy Rose Lee! She has since launched various different clothing, lingerie, hair, and makeup collections along with appearing in many movies, music videos as well as being a best selling author. She is truly an unstoppable woman!

 

 

 

 

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Here are some inspirational fashions from the lovely and enticing Dita Von Teese!

 

 

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Empowered, confident, intelligent women are the sexiest women alive! What better way to celebrate it than to honor the goddesses of burlesque!

 

Heather

 

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Fashion Friday| Campbell San Jose Los Gatos Bay Area Boudoir Studio

Who doesn’t love a good lingerie robe? It is not only soft and silky, but it is essential to complete your sexy boudoir look. And with so many different materials and colors to choose from mixing and matching make it that much more fun.

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Silk and satin are classic and smooth no matter the occasion. A trim of lace adds a delicate touch to your look. It hangs beautifully on every curve and allows for simple mobility to be simply sexy.

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Fur is fabulous and always soft to the skin. It is chic and sexy and begs to be touched often. When paired with chiffon the look achieves a certain elegance for your bedroom antics.

   

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Lace on every lady is luxurious. Satin, fur lined or not, full length or temptingly short? No matter what lace makes the occasion exquisite, the body more alluring and leaves the eyes wanting more.

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Floral prints are delicate, colorful and vibrant and ideal for such a personality. More amazing is how many fabrics and designs the floral print comes. Silk and lace with such styles as Japanese kimono and velvet embroidered there is no way to go wrong with such versatility.

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Cozy can be so sexy and you can’t have cozy without cotton. It’s perfect for mixing and matching with all styles, fabrics, and colors. Feel fuzzy and warm while feeling sensual. It will leave you never wanting to leave your bedroom.  

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From sexy to chic, furry to cozy, soft, smooth, silky and every inch lovely. Wrap beauty around you and embrace it from head to toe.

Heather,

 

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Retro Glam | San Jose Bay Area Boudoir Photography

 

 

Vintage never goes out of style, especially in the boudoir. And capturing this sexy elegance in a photo is as old as photography itself. And to look sexy for your love is even older. As old as time. The evolution of these delicate undergarments have a long history, but styles are often repeated and made better through the ages. As times change and needs of the boudoir do, so to must lingerie.

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Victorians were not as stuck up as one would think. They knew how to have fun and dress for the occasion, even in private. For the modern Victorian look a touch of lace here, a neck-full of pearls there and a breathtaking corset is all you need

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By the 1920’s women were not only politically free but a little more sexually free and their less constricting often more revealing lingerie was a sign of the times. Even the music in the bedroom became more exciting with Jazz.

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As Hollywood grew in popularity so did the need for looking like a star in the bedroom. Even with WWII taking all the silk, that didn’t stop the ladies from wearing the most glamorous looks! (Thank You Nylon)

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Can you imagine the 1950’s being sexy? Well, the truth is some of the sexiest styles we still use today came from the 1950’s. It has become the most copied look for vintage lingerie.

 

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So if you feel like you were born in the wrong era…there’s lingerie for that!

Heather

 

 

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Pieces of Him | San Jose Los Gatos Bay Area Boudoir Photography

Trying to think of a way to make your photoshoot with Boudoir Coterie more intimate? Try adding a little piece of him to the shoot. Some clients have chosen this simple
method and the results are always stunning. One way to wow him is as easy as walking to his part of the closet and as sensual as putting on his favorite dress shirt. Use the smell of him to inspire you during your session.

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Miss J exudes comfort and passion with mixing and matching: a soft dress shirt of his and touch of her with a perfect lingerie set. You can almost feel him inspiring her as she caresses the fabric. His essence allows her to feel more comfortable in the moment and free to show how sexy he makes her feel.

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Another way to spice it up is with an object of sentimental value. This is a great way to add him to your photo shoot and it gives him a complete shot of everything he loves. Miss S is rocking out her session with her husband’s awesome guitar. This is one of the sexiest examples of heating up a photo shoot with a little piece of him.

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Need just one more idea? Think of something you both love together: something that makes you laugh together or even something you play together. Miss A is making it slightly more personal by adding items intended as an inside joke. They may live busy lives but they find a way to laugh at these everyday items. Miss V is representing a common love she and her husband have for volleyball. When you work up a sweat together you stay together and always know how to have fun.

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During the reveal, you’ll instantly be brought back to when it all began. Sometimes it is that simple to make him see the real you: the real sexy you!

Heather

 

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