Valentine’s Date Night to Night Cap | San Francisco San Jose Bay Area Boudoir Photography

 

 

Valentine’s Day is here and now you have to figure out what to wear for Date Night. But it doesn’t just end there. You have to also think of the Night Cap. These awesome styles are focused on putting the two events in your evening together. Your night never has to pause when it’s time to slip into something more comfortable.

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Red is the classic and powerful color that represents attraction. And red is similar to black, in that it matches well with most any color. Increase the seductive nature of this lustful shade with a soft fur coat wrapped around you. When the night ends drape your curves in lace. A promise of playful romping goes without saying.

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Lighter colors often achieve a different kind of seductive side. It softens the person with its delicate hue. Smoother shades of pink, champagne, or even white are optimal for bringing an innocence to the evening. To ensure complete perfection silky materials are a must in this. Don’t forget to toast as the night falls on a flawless date.

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Sometimes you need to prepare for the elements because we all know how unpredictable mother nature can be. With this in mind, it is only practical to have lingerie that can be worn to be seen. Bodysuits are the finest way to manage this. A very simple pin skirt and matching jacket, or coat, paired with an elaborate bodysuit is how to make this look truly spectacular.

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Velvet is a fashion favorite and makes caressing you irresistible. And isn’t that what we all want on a holiday like this? Don’t be afraid to go with bold patterns and unconventional colors. What matters most is how velvet feels to you and to your date. Yes, even include a velvety touch to your lingerie choice. Alluring and never untouchable.

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Are you going somewhere simple for Valentine’s Day? Somewhere like the movies, an informal restaurant, or even a laid-back pub to listen to some live music? Well, your night will go even better in a casual outfit coupled with an elegant pair of footwear and accessories. Your lingerie can be comfy and sexy and your evening cozy and unforgettable.

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Is your date night much more extravagant? Do your plans require you to dress as if you were walking with your lover on the red carpet? Just as elegant as your gown is so too must your choice of lingerie. A corset style is the most lustful lingerie and the most classic. The corset is not only used to make you look timeless in your gown but also ravishing in your boudoir.

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No matter what your night entails or where it brings you be sure to make every moment an adventure from beginning to end. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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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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 | Los Altos Palo Alto Bay Area Boudoir Photographer

Lace bras are a hot trend right now, and I can see why. They’re beautiful! Let’s talk about the longline bralette.

These are lace bras that go down further than a regular bra. Depending on your style, comfort level, or event you may even be able to pull one off as a top. I know, that sounds a bit odd but let me share some photos with you.

Wear it under a blazer for a chic look for a night out.

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Or without a blazer for a confident look.
Nasty Gal More or Lace Bralette

 

You can get one with gorgeous lace straps
La Perla Cocktail Looks Z/Lace Bralet Coppa B

 

Eyelet Lace Longline Bralette

 

Don’t forget some amazing detail
Lily Lace Longline Bralette

 

Satin is a beautiful choice as well

 

Thistle & Spire Devoe Satin Longline Bralette

 

There are longer options too if you prefer
Yoins Tease Lace Longline Bralettes in Black

 

And don’t feel that there are no options for you if you have a fuller bust, it may just take more looking around
Torrid Lace & Mesh Underwire Bralette

 

You can totally bring and wear this to your boudoir photo shoot too! Bring some complimentary, or matching if a set, panties and some fantastic heels. Danea will take care of the rest.
 Devon

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Beauty Beyond Breast Cancer | San Jose Bay Area Boudoir Portrait Studio

Today I am honored to share a post from a recent client. She is strong, courageous and very brave.

 

This is her story:

 

My name is Daniella C. my journey started back in July of 2016. I went to El Centro for my grandfathers funeral. When I was there I found out breast cancer was pretty heavy on my dad’s side, but I didn’t know how far down the family line it went. My father passed in 2015 from Gastric Cancer at the age of 59. Hearing of the breast cancer frequency, I began asking questions. I spoke with a cousin that I met as a small child and we got to talking. She let me know that my grandma and great grandma on dad’s side both passed of breast cancer. She also informed me that we had a first cousin pass at 32 from breast cancer. Then she told me her sister is beating it right now at the age of 38. I knew right there I needed to get checked. My cousin then informed me that her sisters doctor suggested that ALL first cousin women and men should be test for the the BRCA gene. I asked my cousin if she had been tested? She said no because her doctor told her she was too young. We continued to talk and I found out that there is frequency of colon cancer on my mom’s side also. With all this new family cancer knowledge, I began my research.

When I returned home I explained my findings to my husband. He told me to reach out to my OBGYN and start from there. I did my first mammogram in October 2016 and everything was normal. After speaking with my OBGYN we also decided for me to talk to a genetic specialist. The genetic specialist started my family tree for cancer. We went through the whole list of all the people in my family that had cancer. After this whole processes she came back and said you aren’t that high of a RISK. But in my Gut I knew I was. I explained to her I wanted the BRCA test done because of the recommendation of my first cousin’s doctor. She told me that if I can get her the genetic test my cousin took, she would test me also.

At this point I reached out to my cousin and asked if she could pass my contact information to her sister and to please have her call me. I was so nervous because she was battling cancer and I wasn’t sure if she would even want to reach out. Well, one day I received a message through Facebook and it was my cousin with breast cancer. I was so happy she was willing to speak with me! We got to talking and I explained to her everything that was happening. She was so happy and loving and she sent me her test results within 2 days. I couldn’t believe it and was so thankful. As we all know, not everyone is so forth coming on personal situations.

At this point I emailed the genetic specialist at Kaiser and information she needed. The next day she contacted me by phone. By now this was December 2016. She told me all I had to do is go in and have my blood drawn and the results would come back in 3 weeks. This was right before my 36 birthday that I did the test. The first week of January of 2017 I got that call while at work. The genetic specialist told me I was BRCA1 positive. My heart sank into my stomach and the first thing I asked was what about my children? She told me all my children would have to be tested at the age of 18. I have a son who is 21 but does not want to get tested yet. My other 2 children are 13 (daughter) 7 (son).

Hearing those words I knew right away I would have to take action and do something. At this point I knew I was high risk for breast AND ovarian cancer. 85% for breast and 40-50% for ovarian cancer. My life was about to change in a very big way. I started the journey of appointment after appointment and doctor after doctor. I was scared and nervous about the decisions to be made but with the support of my husband and kids I knew I could do this. After all the appointments and getting a MRI which I requested, they found a mass in my right breast. I was so scared. I had a ultrasound and biopsy of the breast and it came back benign. One thing I can say going through all this right here is stick with your GUT!

At this point I knew the best thing to do was surgery to remove my breast. They told me a mastectomy would reduce my chance of breast cancer from 85% to less then 5%. Right there this was a no brainer for me. I finally decided on the date of 5/25/2017. I also decided to have a double mastectomy with diep flap reconstruction. This was by far the biggest decision in my entire LIFE, but I knew if I didn’t, I had a high chance of dying from cancer. As a mother/wife/daughter/sister telling your family you have CANCER is something NO one would ever want to say.

I was gifted this mini photo shoot by my Tia. It was the best thing I did before my surgery. I would have never done this for myself, and after I did this shoot, it really sunk in; in a couple of weeks my breast would be gone. A part of me for 36 years, would be gone. They breast fed my children and of course comforted my husband hahaha. This new journey I was about to embark on was overwhelming to say the least.

It is now post surgery. I have new breasts but with no nipples and not so nice scars, however, I AM CANCER FREE. WOOOHOOO! My photo reveal was post op and was very emotional. I looked at myself and was like WOW, these are beautiful pictures. Then I looked down and said to myself WOW, I am STILL beautiful! Once I am healed, I will definitely be doing another with Danea. Every women should do a shoot in her lifetime. We as women need to embrace ourselves and love ourselves with all the flaws we have.

As a women we need to know our BODIES and always stick to our gut. If I didn’t I could be sitting here now, with cancer. PLEASE listen to your body and research the BRCA gene. I am so happy I did.

Thank you for reading this. I hope it will help someone out there.

Love

Daniella

And here are her stunning images… oh and that hair, yes please!


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San Jose Boudoir Photographer where to take sexy photos Best portraits
San Jose Boudoir Photographer where to take sexy photos Best portraits
San Jose Boudoir Photographer where to take sexy photos Best portraits
San Jose Boudoir Photographer where to take sexy photos Best portraits
San Jose Boudoir Photographer where to take sexy photos Best portraits
San Jose Boudoir Photographer where to take sexy photos Best portraits
San Jose Boudoir Photographer where to take sexy photos Best portraits
San Jose Boudoir Photographer where to take sexy photos Best portraits
San Jose Boudoir Photographer where to take sexy photos Best portraits
Despite a session like all others full of laughter and sexiness, we took a few moments at the end to really embrace the true solemn feelings that Miss D was experiencing. The loss of breasts does not make you less of a woman, but it’s a changing body, a loss. And with any loss, there is a sadness, a mourning, a change. Again, thank you so much, Daniella, for putting your story out there for others to see. You are beautiful inside and out. xo

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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.
BOSS Vylea Wrap Pencil Skirt

 

A patterned skirt is a great look for work,
Printed Pencil Skirt

 

or for a casual day.
Lace Pencil Skirt & Eyelet Top

 

How would you feel wearing this out for a Spring date night?
Spring Date - Burberry Geometric Print Pencil Skirt

 

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 ;))
Tricky Trend: Pencil Skirts and Sneakers

 

Ah ok, just one more because it is so freaking gorgeous! Look for a lace pencil skirt! Swoon.
Lace Pencil Skirt

 

Lace Pencil Skirt

 

What’s your favorite? Would you go for a professional look or are you more of a casual pencil skirt gal?