Summer Inside | Best Bay Area Boudoir Photographer

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Bring The Sizzle Inside

 

 

Boy, is it hot out there! And you’ve been spending all day baking in the sun. That’s why it’s time to take the date inside. That’s when the night gets even hotter. What better way to make your lover break a sweat than with the perfect lingerie. Since it is such a bright time only bright beautiful colors will do. Start with all the colors of the rainbow and let the summery hues inspire you. So crank that AC and make the season come alive indoors.

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White

 

 

 

Divinely simple and always exquisite. A hue that brightens and softens all in one elegant entrance. Though white is often associated with the Winter season, with snow that sparkles like crystals, it is also a color that invokes the hue of summer.

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   Yellow

 

 

 

 

The flowers are in bloom and the sun is pouring in warmth and light. Oh no, I’m not talking about outside. I’m talking about Yellow and how it brings that exact summer sensation right into the favorite room in the place.

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Orange

 

 

 

 

Think of an adventure under a setting sun and the colors it produces. As the sun sets those yellows sometimes turn to orange. Those moments are the most romantic. That same romance can be worn as you radiate with the beauty of a Tuscan sunset.

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Pink

 

 

 

 

Another color a sunset often has are bursts of pink streaking through. On occasion, it encompasses the entire sky. Those are the sunsets that are the most passionate. Who wouldn’t want to wear the color of passion for a night destined to be filled with plenty of it?

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Purple

 

 

 

 

A regal yet relaxed statement may seem an odd combination at first, yes. But on a perfect summer night with a glass of wine and your handsome prince, this lovely statement is not only simple to achieve it is an absolute must for a most successful evening.

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Blue

 

 

Another regal yet racy color is blue and with the various shades, the stunning possibilities are endless, timeless and without a season. Let it remind you of the water that cools our bodies and quenches our thirst. Make this the inspiration you take with you to every room in the place.

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Green

 

 

 

 

Nature may come inside for a naturally sexy night with a brilliant shade of green. From emerald to moss, the perfect lingerie can bring that sense of spirit as you awaken your inner desires. Entice him further as the essence of the garden comes to life in the boudoir.

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Red

 

 

 

 

Make his heart race with the hottest color of all. A sizzling summer like no other is waiting for your lover. Turn the flames up a little more with a sheer material that leaves nothing to the imagination. Why keep him guessing when you’ve already made his blood boil?

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Black

 

 

 

 

Though, why change something classic? Are all those bright colors not much to your liking? Are you more of a midnight person with a dark an daring side? Black is your color, Black is intense and exciting, and black is always here to stay. Embrace your Dark Side.

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It’s almost too hot to stay inside! How could anyone stay cool, even in air conditioning, with all these perfect boudoir looks? So if you’re looking to make your summer never ending no matter where you are, there’s lingerie for that.

 

Heather

 

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Accentuating Summer Accessories | Los Gatos San Jose Bay Area Photography

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Make a Splash with The Trendiest Summer Accessories!!

 

 

Often times summer accessories have a dual function; protection and fashion. You cant have the most fun in the sun without covering all your bases and looking damn good while doing it! So, complete that out of this world look with any one of the latest seasonal trends.

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Let’s start at the top…..

 

Hats!!

 

 

 

 

A stylish hat is an absolute must for those hot summer months! Be as sporty or as chic as you wish and still have the best protection for your head and face. And don’t be intimidated by a large brim. It’s too fabulous to pass up. and the bigger the better.

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Sunglasses!!

 

 


 

 

Look at your summer through rose-colored specs and keep those eyes safe with a jazzy pair of sunglasses. UV protection is not just important for your skin. Your eyes need that same care too. And since the colors and styles are numerous go ahead and have a different pair for every summer day that shines bright like a diamond.

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Scarfs/Wraps

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scarfs can be an exciting changeup to your summer look in so many ways. Wrap your head and create a chic way to shield you from the sun. Or even wear it as a shawl, cover-up or skirt to go from beach fashion to street fashion in a snap. Go for bold prints and loud colors to spice it up even more.

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Jewelry!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are just so many wonderful creations to choose from! I cant just pick one that is the most fun to wear. They all add that special something your summer outfit so desperately needed. Gold and natural stones are always in style, but this year’s fun trend is full body, hand, and feet decore. This trend truly accentuates the best of you while feeling comfortable and unique.

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Phone Cases!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The phone is not only a phone, it’s a great part of everyday life. With use being such daily necessity it’s only natural to accessories it considering how much we show it off during a selfie alone. A phone is an extension of ourselves and should reflect that in the most fun ways possible.

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Purses!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think I speak for every woman when I say that a purse is your greatest lifeline! How else are we supposed to carry our whole summer around wherever we go? Explore colorful patterns and quirky designs. Go big for the beach or small for the evening and always stylish everywhere in between.

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Let’s end with the best part…

Shoes!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The perfect pair of shoes is the most adventurous way to celebrate summer in all its colorful glory! Whether it’s a pair of pumps or a classic flip flop summer will never be boring when you wear the latest trends in summer footwear. Rainbow is all the rage in shoes right now. You don’t have to choose just one shade, choose them all and live your best life.

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Now that we’ve covered everything from head to toe…

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a time to be bold, a time to be brave, and a time to be free. Let the Summer, and all the wonderful accessories it has to offer, take your breath away!

 

Heather

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Just Because | Santa Cruz San Jose Bay Area Photography

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Sexy Summer

 

 

Summer is right around the corner and that means being able to pass off your sexy lingerie as a cute outfit idea! It just takes the right style to make a sexy statement!

 

 

If you didn’t know you could wear your beautiful underpinnings as the main focal point of your outfit, and actually get away with it, then you are about to be pleasantly and fashionably shocked. Here are some great ideas that will make your summer sizzle.

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Classic Bra

 

 

 

 

 

Be as casual or as fancy as you want with no regrets. It’s the most freeing feeling! Take that stunning bra out of your delicates drawer. You know the one I’m talking about; the one you thought you could only wear for intimate eyes only. Well, it’s time to match it up with some cute jeans or cut off shorts for a more casual look or a flawless pin skirt for a fancy night out. The choice is yours.

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Sports Bra

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, believe me, I get it. You’re more of a work-out kinda woman. There are just as many options. Yes, even a fancier style. Still, use that sexy bra, but pair it with a scandalous pair of sports shorts and heels for that perfect sporty-chic look. Don’t be afraid to wear your full workout gear from head to toe as your sexy statement so you can show off that body and how you got it.

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Lace Bralettes and Crops

 

 

 

 

Lace is elegant, bralettes are comfortable and corset style crops are to die for. Whether you pair it with a classic skirt or even a ripped up pair of jeans you will always stand out for your exquisite sense of fashion and look the best of the best so effortlessly. Make sure to complete this timeless and trendy look with the perfect jacket for when the night gets just a bit chilly. Although if the night goes right you won’t need it.

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Satin Corset Crop

 

 

 

 

 

Well, lace may be elegant, but satin feels so very luxurious. This is one of my favorites when spicing up a summer outfit. Its durability makes for long nights of partying the night away and always feeling secure in your garment. The vibrant colors and fearless prints are endless and so is the confidence it gives you. And of course, its ability to go from casual to chic just by changing one item is what truly makes this look magnificent.

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Corsets

 

 

 

 

 

Corsets only favor the brave. Do you have what it takes to wear this literally breath-taking garment with every style? Guaranteed you will always look flawless and stop everyone dead in their tracks. Make it delicate or sporty. Make it rock and roller or fantasy princess but always make this ancient lingerie your own. So take a deep breath and let the corset do the rest of the seducing.

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Bodysuits

 

 

 

 

 

Bodysuits are beyond beautiful! This garment’s crowning achievement is its match of form and function with a simple and sophisticated result every time, no matter how low key you’ve styled yourself. Feel as flexible and as delicate as a ballerina all while taking over the world one fabulous day at a time. For a flare of the dramatic go for a sheer style adorned with the most glitz, you can ever desire. This look will make you the showstopper you always had deep in you.

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Slip Dresses

 

 

 

 

 

The final idea that is the top trend right now and going forward into the summer is the silky, sensational, versatile and the always the most comfortable way to fancy up even the most casual of styles. The slip dress! It isn’t just for wearing under your dresses and skirts to prevent clinging. Now it’s the sleekest way to be comfortable without sacrificing even an inch of chic. How can one make this look even grander? By pairing it with fur! Faux or fine you will never cease to amaze everyone with your timeless charm. The longer the better for a more vintage magnificence. Feel as all eyes are on you, you glamorous bombshell!

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Today’s forward fashions have freed us from the constraints of normality. We don’t have to be incredibly modest and we don’t have to burn the bras in protest. We can have a middle ground too. The best way to make that happen is by showing everyone what these undergarments are for; they are for whatever we feel good in. They are to make us feel beautiful for ourselves, not just our special someone in private. Remember, no matter what, you are ALWAYS that special someone above ALL others.

 

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Your personality comes first in your fashion. Make sure whatever style you choose is as unforgettable as you are.

 

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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What To Wear Wednesday | Los Gatos San Jose Boudoir Photography

 

The Perfect Panty

 

 

  With so many different wardrobe choices for a boudoir shoot, it could be a bit overwhelming. To help you make the best decision we’ll focus on one attribute at a time.

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It’s all about showing off your best assets and being comfortable in your own skin. The particular asset we are showing off today is the posterior and the beautiful panties that could go on it. Yes, there are still so many choices, but at least all we have to worry about is that terrific tush!

There is a panty for every personality; let’s find yours.

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Lace Up Panties

 

Weather they lace from the front or the back, this ethereal design is always flattering and flirty with a breath of elegance. It comes in an unending array of colors, styles, and fabrics.

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Sporty Panties

 

Cozy and casual can be sexy and seductive. Sporty styles not only give you unbelievable comfort, but it also lifts you in the most flattering places. It makes you feel as flexible as an acrobat and most importantly it will make you feel free and at ease, while doing killer poses.

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Strappy Panties

 

 

 

Going with a strappy design shows how bold you can be with your sexual heat. Its intricate style is often times the most visually intimate and favorable to almost every figure.

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High Waist Panties

 

 

 

High waisted styles are so versatile and comfortable without sacrificing elegance. Designs range from a vivacious vintage to a marvelous modern and shows as much or as little as you want.

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Floral Print Panties

 

Floral Panties are delicate and exquisite. They bring a very natural essence to your derriere and can be as sophisticated or as simple as you want. It wears well with a lace trim to accent its beauty. Fabrics and cuts are quite variable, but the elegance is always the same.

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Fantasy Panties

 

 

 

This is the wow factor! The fantasy would come true with a lovely string of pearls, a salacious peekaboo or a revealing chain ensemble. Whichever is chosen, each is unique and the most provocative of statements.

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Funtime Panties

 

Sometimes it’s fun to leave the elegance at the door and have a little fun with your panties. Bring out that good humor, inner geek or even just the downright naughty side of you.

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Animal Inspired Panties

 

 

 

Though leopard is a true classic when it comes to animal inspired panties, there are other creatures in this world and that means there are many creations that these animals have influenced such as feathers and fur. Or go outside the box with peacock print instead. The choices are numerous and all gorgeous!

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Classic Garter Style Panties

 

It’s always best to end with a classic. The timeless enchantment this garment elicits is undeniable. It accentuates every curve, flatters every figure, and truly drips sex and sophistication. The style will never die for exactly these reasons.

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Final Touch

 

 

Whatever style you choose to accentuate your asset, keep it true to you. No matter the personality, there’s a panty for that.

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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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Sexy Accessories | San Jose San Francisco Bay Area Boudoir Photography

 

When doing a boudoir photo shoot keep it unique and keep it about you. It’s time for that sexy side to sizzle. The best way to do that is through accessories, but you never want to over accessorize simply because IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU!! There are so many fun ways to do this that will not take away from that perfect shot!

Let’s go from top to bottom!

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Hats are a great start. Often times you can play with a lot of different close-up shots. And there is a hat for every look and every type. Everything from a big Hollywood glamor look to a rustic cowgirl look, you’d be surprised about its versatility.

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Now, personally, I am not a hat person. I’m not the only one either. But I can’t help but love a good headpiece of some kind. A great flapper style headband adorned with ornate fabrics and designs is one option that will enhance every picture.

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Tiaras and different bejeweled hair accessories are essential for the perfect boudoir bridal photo. The tiara is best when worn with an elegant veil, but is just as stunning by itself to make your inner princess come to life.

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But I can’t resist just keeping it simple and sexy with flowers in the hair. You can have a single rose sitting delicately on one side or have an entire arrangement placed throughout your hair of any flower you wish.

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Make a statement with an alluring mask. Entice those who look to stare deep into your eyes and become mesmerized. Be as subtle or as decorative as you wish with this fanciful accessory.

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Chokers are the sexiest types of necklaces. It hugs the neck with elegant styles and materials that make this ever sensual part of your body look longer and more delicate.

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Pearls are as simple as can be along with being as sexy as ever. Pearls pair well with every boudoir outfit, but it is even more desirable when it stands alone. Wear it close to your neck like a choker, wrap it with layers around your neck, or wear them long as the pearls follow down the center of your body.

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Go big and rocker with various types of draped chain. Gold is another personal favorite and letting the layers drape long and proud down every curve is so sexy.

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One option, if you are not into a chain like I am but still want to make a big statement, is to go with big colorful beaded pieces. The more colorful the better!

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But who could resist a wonderful jewelry set being the only outfit you wear. Let your jewels inspire the sexy in you.

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And what better to match with your exquisite jewels than a stunning fluffy fur stole or fur coat. It can be faux or no, colorful or simple, and always soft to the touch.

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Add a silky touch of something extra sexy with a pair of luxurious gloves. With such choices as lace, chiffon or satin, how could you not look glamorous? Have them long and simple or short and decorative to show off a unique you.

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Fans are the most beguiling accessory and always makes for a fabulous photo. Even more so than then any hat, the fan can be a great prop for a captivating close-up like no other.

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Body chains are the sexiest trend in boudoir accessories and with as many styles as there are ways to wear them you can not go wrong. When used for a photo shoot it often highlights the most arousing features.

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Belts can also be a great addition to your choice of outfit. With a corset waist belt, you can cheat! You have the same classic look of a corset without having to lose your breath or deal with to many ties.

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Chain belts are another great way to enhance your outfit and give you an edgy look that snugs closely and enhances your racy side.

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Garters! Need I say more? And with so many styles to choose you can be anything from a blushing bride to subtle hints of s&m, however the mood strikes you.

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Stockings? What’s more risque than stockings held up with a classic garter belt? It’s that vintage look that will never go out of style because it is so perfect, especially for a boudoir shoot.

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You’re going to need one sexy pair of pumps to really make your stockings complete. Any color, any style and however high you want them is the best way to make your luscious legs reach to the stars.

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But it’s not the only way to make your legs look spectacular. Boots! The higher the thigh the better! Make them look even more scandalous by wearing only your boots during your session.

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From head to toe and everything in between, make sure the true sexy vixen that exists within every pearl clutching lady shines brighter than a diamond.

 

Heather

 

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