Bad Ass Boss Lady | Los Gatos Bay Area Boudoir Portrait Photographer

I’m back, baby!!! Yes, it’s been a while and I promise I will share more about what has been happening the past few months and why I have been silent. The important thing for now is that we are back and jumping into 2018 with full force!

Happy New Year, everyone!

 

I recently had the pleasure of working with the gorgeous Ofelia, owner of O Spa Salon in Los Gatos, again! The first time she graced my studio was for some much needed head shots. You may remember this the shot from IG?

 

Well this time she was braving a sexy shoot! It can be hard for women to take the much needed time to pamper themselves, regardless of whether you are a stay at home mom,, employed or run your own business. What better way than a personalized shoot designed to push your boundaries, bring out your inner sexy or discover a new found confidence!?

 

About O Spa Salon

How long have you been in business?

I have been running O Spa for 8 years but in the skin care industry for over 20!

What made you want to start your own business?

Honestly, I was working for someone else and paying a lot of money in rent each month. I figured I could keep that money myself! I had no idea all of the work that would be involved with running my own business but it’s worth it!

What drew you to your profession?

My mother was a model and a beauty consultant. I was trained at a very young age how to take care of my skin and it came easy and I soon realized it’s where my heart is.

What do you specialize in?

My specialty is skin care, especially Hydrafacials, and tattooing for permanent make up. I have extensive training in eyebrow tattooing. Eyebrows can drastically change a womans face. Shaping and designing the most flattering custom look for each lady is something I do with care, consideration and skill. Every face is different as are the needs of each client.

What drew you to your specialty?

The beauty industry has always fascinated me. I love making women feel beautiful and look beautiful. What better way to utilize my skills and passion than owning a spa!? Learning and taking the time to train and use the latest technology keeps our salon ahead of the game as well as keeping things new and exciting.

What kind of experience should a first time client expect?

We value customizing things for each client. So each client will get preferred treatment and individualized customer care to suit their specific needs. Our salon takes pride in customer consultation and explaing each service we plan to provide. We are always happy to answer any questions a client may have.

Is there anything special you do to prepare the client? 

We always do a consultation in the beginning of each 1st time client to make sure we understand what they’re looking for so we can always over deliver!

Is there anything you would like to add about the spa or yourself?

At O Spa you can be assured that you will be taken care of from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave we will even give you our personal cell phone number so that you can reach us with any additional questions!

Do you have any specials you are currently running?

We always have seasonal specials and we offer all first time clients a new introductory offer. Call to ask for but our special promotions!(O Spa 408-354-1100)

Check out Ofelia’s fabulous spa and all it has to offer —-> O Spa Salon  

About Your Boudoir Coterie Photoshoot

 
How did the experience make you feel?

Danea knows the woman’s body and she knows how to get behind the camera and make you look and feel confident! As a model, yes I’ve had much experience, but to do a sexy lingerie shoot it takes a talented photographer to make the images excellent!

What surprised you the most about your experience?

I’ve worked with many photographers over the years but like I said Danea puts you at ease and her lighthearted spirit and personality make you feel confident and at ease!

What was your favorite part about your session?

Seeing the final images of course!

How did you feel during the reveal process?

I was completely surprised at her lighting and beautiful work.

Would you recommend other women like yourself to do a session of their very own?

I would absolutely recommend Danea and have done so with friends AND clients. Every woman should have this experience!

Would you ever do another shoot for yourself?

Yes!

Is there anything else you would like to add about your unique experience? 

I highly recommend Danea and her photography studio for lingerie shoots her studios have the perfect backdrops settings props lighting! She is a complete professional with the best attitude and when there’s passion there is talent and Danea fits at all!

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Thank you so much, Ofelia for letting us learn about you, your salon and your bad ass boss lady ways!

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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.

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.

Another way to spice it up is with an object of sentimental value. This is a great way to add him in to your photoshoot 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 photoshoot with a little piece of him.

 

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 a slight more personal by adding items intended as an inside joke. They may live busy lives but they find a way to laugh over these everyday items.

Miss V is representing a common love she and her husband have for volley ball. When you work up a sweat together you stay together and always know how to have fun.

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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What to Wear Wednesday | Campbell Los Gatos Bay Area Boudoir Photographer

I love it when ladies share where they’re getting some of their fantastic lingerie. Frederick’s of Hollywood has some fantastic things right now that could work for a bridal boudoir session or for an “any reason” boudoir session.

Most large malls have a Frederick’s inside so it’s nice to be able to go in and try pieces on. Sometimes, o most of the time, lingerie is cut different than normal sizes so it’s best to take a few sizes into the fitting room with you to see what fits your body best.

This is a fantastic bra set. The detail of this is amazing. I love how the bra is cut to show a bit of underboob, and that the garters gather straps gather then cross each other.

Frederick's bra set

 

This is another spectacular bra set. I love how the bra has the lace that goes up and over the shoulder but then leaves the back open. And the panties with the attached garter belt with the peek a boo back is great detail. You could do the blue set for your “something blue” for your photo shoot!
Frederick's set

 

What about just a robe with some panties, your veil and wedding shoes?! Those make for some smoking hot photos.
Frederick's robe

 

If a chemise or babydoll is more your lingerie type, of course there are options for you too!
FOH chemise

 

I am loving that nude lace color! It’s available on several of their lingerie styles right now and paired with the nude stockings I think it’s amazing.
Could you see yourself wearing any of these for your boudoir session? What’s your favorite?
 Devon

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What to Wear Wednesday | San Jose Willow Glen Bay Area Boudoir Photographer

School is starting this week for most of our kids, and the weather has turned a bit cooler these past few mornings. Fall is around the corner but you know we always get a bit of a warm streak. Cool California mornings that warm up mid afternoon. It can be tough to figure out what to wear on those days but I’ve got some ideas for you.

Shorts are pretty much a must, but of course whatever length is up to you. I prefer Bermuda type shorts that hit around my knee.

If you have a casual day try pairing your shorts with a hoodie and sneakers.

Casual Friday

 

Or try a colorful oversized sweater with a tee or tank underneath.
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Meeting some friends for lunch? Pair a crocheted sweater, shorts and some gladiator sandals for a put together look that’ll keep the chill off in the morning but won’t be super hot in the afternoon.
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A jean jacket is a great option. Try pairing it with a pair of tan shorts and a fun graphic tee.
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But of course your jean jacket doesn’t have to be the traditional blue; choose a black jacket and pair it with some fantastic flats.
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Have fun with your wardrobe! Use layers to dress for the weather but keep in mind to put the whole outfit together as a cohesive look. You don’t want to loose the look you’ve set out to achieve once you take a layer off!
 Devon

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What to Wear Wednesday | Santa Clara Santa Cruz Bay Area Boudoir Photographer

I am not the type of girl who wears skirts just because. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am very much a jeans and t-shirt wearing gal. I do however enjoy dressing up when the occasion calls for it, and I appreciate pieces of wardrobe that can be worn many different ways from formal to casual.

A pencil skirt is a great option for putting outfits together. Depending on how you style them they can be a fantastic look for office attire, date night, ladies night out, or casual day at the beach or maybe even a concert! I have a dress that fits like a pencil skirt on the bottom and it is my go to favorite little black dress. There is something about the way a pencil skirt hugs and the hips and through the legs that makes me feel sexy. And I do believe that this silhouette looks great on every body shape. I’m telling you, something about the shape of it is very sexy ladies. Oh, and just imagine wearing this skirt with some stilettos and a bra (or braless!) for your photo shoot! Smokin’ hot ladies!

Let me show you some ways to wear a pencil skirt at an office or for a professional job.

You can choose a gorgeous colored skirt and pair it with a complimentary top. If your job requires you to wear a blazer this skirt pairs perfectly with one.

Mint Pencil Skirt and Polka Dot Top

 

A wrap pencil skirt is another great option for a professional look.
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A patterned skirt is a great look for work,
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or for a casual day.
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How would you feel wearing this out for a Spring date night?
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I found so many great looks for wearing pencil skirts when I was searching, I’m having trouble not sharing them all with you! The last way to wear a pencil skirt I’ll talk about today is for a casual look. Get out of those jeans and put on a casual skirt for the day (talking to myself here ;))
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Ah ok, just one more because it is so freaking gorgeous! Look for a lace pencil skirt! Swoon.
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What’s your favorite? Would you go for a professional look or are you more of a casual pencil skirt gal?

What to Wear Wednesday | Santa Cruz Los Gatos Bay Area Boudoir Photographer

I love a dress that it a bit longer than normal; a tea length dress. These usually hit mid-calf and I personally find them a bit more comfortable than above the knee dresses.

Tea length dresses have a retro feel to them with their cut and shape, but they do come in different styles. Let’s take a look at some.

Long Sleeve Swing Dress

 

I’m guessing those are the types of dresses you think of when I saw retro and tea length. I love this style of dress, however if you have good child bearing hips like myself these don’t flatter your shape. Trust me.
I do have a black dress like this, that I absolutely adore and is my go to LBD.
The Little Black Dress

 

I love this one below! It has a great flow to it.
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A tea length dress can be a great summer dress to wear to work and could transition to a night out.
Valentino Sequin Midi Dress

 

You can find a formal tea length dress too, which would look fabulous for any upscale event.
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And possibly my favorite way to wear a tea length dress would be for your wedding! I find tea length wedding dresses beautiful and if I had to redo my wedding, it would be a serious consideration for me.
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My dreamy dress

 

Aren’t those beautiful?! All right, what’s your favorite style for a tea length dress? Do you have one? What does it look like?
 Devon

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What to Wear Wednesday | Sunnyvale Mountain View Bay Area Boudoir Photographer

Piggy backing on a post from a few weeks ago about how a little detail can really make an outfit, today I’m going to feature another detail.

Today’s detailed piece of clothing is detailed jeans. So simple but it really changes the look and feel of an outfit. What’s nice about purchasing your jeans with the rips or distressed look already there is that they are placed in strategic areas.

Ripped jeans can look sloppy, but if you pair them correctly you can look amazing.

Pair them with a casual v-neck top and some flat sandals for an easy going everyday look. To this I would add a light necklace, maybe an under shirt, and some bangles.

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Another way to pair your ripped jeans is to wear them with that new off the shoulder top you purchased after last weeks blog (right?!). I have to say I am not a fan of showing your bra but for some reason I think it works with this top.
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It doesn’t take much of a ripped look in your jeans, sometimes a little goes a long way. And I am in love with this top.
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But if you are feeling that maybe a little rip in the knee isn’t enough, feel free to find a pair of ripped jeans that suit your taste and style. Maybe these are more up your alley. Pairing them with the heels in this outfit helps bring this into a nicer look.
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Who says your ripped denim has to be the typical blue? It doesn’t.
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What do you prefer? A few rips or tons? Blue denim or colored denim? How do you like to pair your ripped denim?
 Devon

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