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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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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What To Wear Wednesday | San Jose Monterey Bay Area Boudoir Photography

 

It’s Spring Fling Time! You already have the perfect outfit for your date picked out, but what are you going to wear to when you invite your date home and slip into something sexier? These spring collections are the perfect ideas to end your date perfectly!

 

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I love to start with something simple that you can wear under almost any outfit you decide to wear for your date; the bra and panty sets. You can choose your color and style based on your outfit, personality, and so much more. The possibilities are endless. Considering there are so many great choices the best advice for choosing the perfect set is to just think fun and colorful for spring. Think simple, but go sexy.

 

 

 

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Another classic and easy garment is the chemise. You can wear this under certain outfits to act as a slip, you can use it as a seductive dress with a glamorous coat, or just simply excuse yourself and slide into a lustful look. No matter the color, style, or material with a chemise you can never go wrong. Keep in mind, the softer the better. He will not stop touching every accentuated curve.

 

 

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And then, of course, you want nothing more than to wrap yourself in the one piece that completes every lingerie set; the boudoir robe. Though they come in all colors and materials the classical favorite is silk or satin. Mix and match colors for a more fun and freeing feel. You can make it the simplest look of all; go into your dressing area a slip only the robe on. You’ll marvel at how your style makes him melt.

 

 

 

 

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Spring is a time to fling care in the air and make every moment colorful and memorable. Don’t just end the date with the kiss good night. End with the feeling that you are perfect in every way and there’s nothing wrong with showing it! So go ahead, slip into something more “comfortable” and show it off! Wink Wink!

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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What To Wear Wednesday | Mountain View Los Gatos Bay Area Boudoir Photography

 

It’s night time and not a thing left to do. Date night is fun, but you want to make it unforgettable and dazzling. It’s time to go into your closet and pull out your trusty ‘After Dark’ look, complete with the perfect lingerie to finish the night off.

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Purple is the color of royalty and you deserve to look like a queen. It can be a very dramatic statement or show a softer side of you depending on the shade. From it’s darkest to it’s lightest shades this versatile hue never ceases to impress your love.

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Black is a go-to classic! It caters to every event. Whether it’s a gala gown, a little black dress or a wild rocker piece. The thing that makes black truly the best is the ability to mix and match colors and patterns since black goes with everything.

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Red is the color of love, lust, desire, and everything that makes an after dark date even more fun. It’s an extremely powerful color that evokes a very raw emotion in not only the person wearing it but the person staring at you from across the room.

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Dark teal is a color I feel is often overlooked for such an occasion. It is as versatile and sexy as your more classic colors. It also compliments every skin tone and body shape. Think of a colorful peacock when thinking of this magnificent color.

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I know solid colors are fun and flirty, but you want to spice it up even more. Well, all that glitters is glamor for your date night. Don’t be afraid to sport those hand-sewn crystal embellishments and shimmery sequence with a boost of color!

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No matter where the night takes you and that special ‘After Dark’ date, make sure it leads you to new adventures and experiences.

Heather

 

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