Sparkling Jodie

Working with Jodie was so much fun! This woman is the total package. Sass, laughs, brains and beauty all mixed together. The amount of work she does to help our local veterans is amazing. She helped to make sure her vets were fed and taken care of during the pandemic. Her veterans are a part of her family. So what better way to celebrate her hard work than with a boudoir shoot!

Jodie booked this session with her best friend. I cannot stress how much fun this makes your experience. Jodie brought her own super sexy dress. I told her if she no longer needs it one day we will accept the donation lol! The blue bodysuit for her second outfit was the perfect color for her. Now the star attraction is definitely Jodie’s biker vest with her collection of patches. The only thing that could have made the shoot better was her on her actual motorcyle. As you can see Jodie’s true gorgeous personality shined through with this outfit!

Instagram Magic

Have you ever found someone on a social media site who is just inspiring and gorgeous? You look forward to their posts everyday. If they miss a day you think…. hmmm well maybe it was just an off day. But I do sure hope for content tomorrow! Well I have one of those! She goes by the name @modernbombshellxoxo.

January of this year I finally got the nerve to message her on instagram. “Hello Tess!! Just wanted to finally reach out to you. I appreciate your real content. If you are interested in collaborating together on an idea you have hit me up! I recently helped out a friend of mine with her clothing line!” I dropped some photos in below this text. Please note the crazy amount of exclamation points I used. But let’s get real. If you meet me in person that is just my personality. Here is Modernbombshellxoxo‘s response. “Very cool! I’m glad you reached out. I’ll certainly hit you up if/when I come up with a creative project to shoot.” I figured at this point she was just being polite. At least I put myself out there right?

Just shy of a month later I got a response!! Not just any response. Three unique and amazing ideas for a photoshoot! The option I chose to go with was “Before and After Photos.” “The idea would be to set up a shoot without all the bells and whistles (no hair, makeup or great posing). We start with the before photos and then after add in the bells and whistles (hair, makeup, styling, posing) to show that it really takes a team to create a great image. We then post both the before and after photos.”

February we made magic happen. Our entire team was so excited that day. Modernbombshellxoxo was such a pleasure to work with. We had tons of laughs and lots of hugs.

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Pinup

Making each shoot unique to the client is what helps to set us apart. We love shooting glamour and classic boudoir shoots. At the same time we want to stand out from other photographers. New projects usually mean more of an investment. Investment in backdrops, props, furniture, clothing and accessories.

For over two years I have been holding on to these colorful velcro rollers. I have even taken them to shoots back when we shot in hotel rooms. Just in case I could use them. I am not one to hold onto things that are not useful for too long but something told me they needed to stay.

Our client Kathe did not know I had this surprise in store for her. I just new this would be a perfect fit. So the day of her shoot we told her what we had in store. She was so excited. The best part is her mom yelled from the makeup chair…. grab her cigarettes! She needs to have a smoke. Fan of smoking or not those are some of my favorite images.

The set was made up of a leftover piece of pink seamless paper for the backdrop, a plant from one of our sets, velvet chair from the studio and a hairdryer supplied by our stylist Jodi. Jodi found this beauty on the side of the road many moons ago.

To save time we only rolled the front of her hair in rollers. The bodysuit was in our Sparkle Wardrobe and the heels were a part of Kathe’s wardrobe. They were literally the icing on the cake.

If this set has you inspired message us so we can create a perfect pinup look for you!

These are the kind of images that need to be out on display! This is the perfect example of a time I would recommend adding a 9 UP framed print to your package!

Sparkling Magy

During Magy’s consultation I could tell she was nervous but more than willing to push herself through this challenge. This was going to be a valentine’s day gift for her husband. The day of her session she was shaking with nerves and excitement. Needless to say when she walked out the door her gorgeous head was held high! She did such an amazing job during her session. Her favorite outfit by far was the pink tule skirt (available in our Sparkle Wardrobe). She wanted all of the pictures of her in that skirt!

Sparkling Rachel

Rachel is a previous client of ours. Her sparkling eyes and gorgeous smile were perfect for this project. I reached out to Rachel to see if she would be interested in modeling for our newest behind the scenes video. She was quick to accept the offer! Most of this session I had styled but encouraged Rachel to bring anything she wanted. In the end her leopard bodysuit was by far my favorite outfit from this session!

Mrs Fields

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Andrea told me during her consultation she wanted to look bad ass.  She had no concerns about stretch marks from having 4 boys. (I know it is hard to believe this hot body had 4 boys!)  Andrea wanted to look hot and bad ass.

Andrea is such a great mix of sass, spunk and confidence.  With just a little direction Andrea moved effortlessly from one pose to another.  She even threw a few ideas my way that made for the most amazing images.  Her images are strong and sexy just like her.  There are just a few images that show her softer side.  I have to admit they are some of my favorites.

Andrea booked her session with her best friend Rachel.  Those two had so much fun experiencing this together.  That evening they met up with their husbands looking and feeling spicy!  I love both of these girls so much.  They are such strong supporters of what Love Your Sparkle is about.

Now here is the best part of the story.  Andrea’s husband reached out to me this weekend.  He knew that Andrea was making payments on her print order.  He wanted to surprise her for Mothers Day and pay off the balance.  I got a little teary eyed because I knew how much this would mean to her.  You have a good man Andrea! I hope this is an awesome Mother’s Day! xoxo

Allison

I’m always excited when our client walks through the door.  They are normally a little nervous.  Maybe even a little shy.  I know that the final outcome is going to blow her away.  I am not worried.  I’m not shy.  I will be there to guide you through this awesome process.

This session is a good examples of items available in the Sparkle Wardrobe.  Items shown, blue dress, nude shoes, rhinestone choker, gold sequin tank, pearls, pearl earrings and black and gold heels.

Interview with Allison

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The sweet, sexy, spicy and wonderful Allison took a few minutes to answer some questions.  We hope this inspires you to book your session!

What inspired you to book your session?

I was inspired to book my own session with Christine because being a plus size woman all my life, I’ve had a bad habit of doubting my own beauty. I felt like I could use a little confidence boost and after seeing Christine’s beautiful work- I decided to book a session of my own!

 

Did you have any hesitations?

At first the thought of being so vulnerable in front of someone new was nerve wracking- but I knew that this was a way to celebrate and take care of me. From the moment I arrived Christine and her team made me feel very welcome and comfortable! The nerves didn’t stick around long at all!

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How did you feel during your session?

Amazingly, I felt like a rock star during my session! Christine was always so responsive to my movements and how I followed her instructions to pose- it made me feel like a million bucks! Each pose made me feel powerful and I was so excited to see the end results! It was hard to be patient!

 

For your session you received professional hair and make up. What did you think of the results?

As if Christine wasn’t amazing enough… I loved the results of my hair and make up! The make up artist listened to my ideas and made sure to help me put my best foot (errr… face) forward (I may have forgotten to tweeze my eyebrows a little- and she helped out!) The hair stylist was fun and knew the perfect way to tease/curl my straight, simple hair. I looked (and felt) like a total bombshell!

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What advice would you give to those who are looking to book a session?

If anyone else out there is thinking about booking a session I would say… JUST GO FOR IT. Celebrate yourself as you are in this moment- no waiting for x,y, or z. You deserve it today and always. Regardless of your age, size, color, etc. I think its so important for everyone to feel beautiful. Lets be honest, in this world full of magazines and beauty standards- we can sometimes forget how worthy and beautiful we truly are. Christine and her team truly have a knack for making you feel comfortable and stunning. The photos are just a powerful reminder of ones own strength and beauty. I do not regret my session one bit- and I don’t think you will either!

Her Journey

At the beginning of 2019 my sister called me.  A friend of her’s had just been diagnosed with breast cancer.  She wanted to treat her friend to a boudoir session.  Knowing the confidence boosting power of a photo session she wanted Angela to experience this before taking on treatment.

After Angela’s boudoir session I asked her if she wanted to document the next stage of her journey.  As you can see in the boudoir photo Angela had an amazing head of dark long locks.  Knowing she might be nervous I made sure to have Megan ready to do her makeup that day.  I’m so happy that Angela was brave enough to show this stage of her journey. Hair or no hair this girl is a knock out!

If you know a woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer have them contact me.     beingchristine101@yahoo.com. Boudoir and Beauty photography is a great tool to help those we love through their journey.  Anyone recently diagnosed with breast cancer qualifies for a free Beauty or Boudoir session with me.  *Each woman will get free hair and makeup by our professional team, access to the Sparkle Wardrobe and a copy of all their digital images.

*Please note this will be on a case by case basis for approval.  Women who have recovered recently from breast cancer can also apply.  Your images will not be published without your approval.