My beautiful friend Kelsey let me take her outside and take these gorgeous pictures of her IN THE RAIN!!!
Thank goodness for crazy NC weather. That’s probably the only time I’ll say that! It was 65ish and rainy/ humid that day. What was crazy about it is NC had snow just 3 days prior.
Kelsey and I had originally planned to transform my room into a small quick studio that day, but since it was rainy we decided it was going to be too dark in my room to continue with our original plans. We were sitting on my front porch swing listening to and enjoying the rain when I blurted out the crazy idea we should shoot this session in the rain! Not really to my surprise she was up for the fun and crazy challenge. She loves being spontaneous so I figured she would be up for it. Plus I have a pretty big semi private yard that sits at the end of a cul-de-sac surrounded by woods so privacy wasn’t really going to be an issue for us. As soon as Kelsey said, “UH YEAH, LETS DO IT!”, We raced into the house got ready and ran outside to shoot this session before the rain stopped.
Sadly, the rain had slowed down when we got out there but there was still a drizzle. So once again we went with the flow. Kelsey, was such a breeze to photograph and embraced her inner model for me. Pretty sure we laughed or giggled the whole time we did this session. The first set of pictures we did was in front of a tree I have in my back yard. They were good, but just not everything I was going for. Then it hit me! I have this random oil(?) container off to the side of my house that I’ve been dying to utilize in a session. So I of course sent her over there and man let me tell you it lived up to my dreams!
Kelsey went over there, probably slightly confused as to where I was going with this. She stands there but gets poked by the leaves. She tries to move some branches out of the way and I stop her and say, “NOOOOOO! We NEED them in the shot!!” AH, the stuff you do for amazing shots. She bears with it because she trusted me and my vision. Kelsey stood there and struck a few poses for me, you know channeling her inner model. But don’t worry I didn’t torcher her too long to get that shot. Maybe 5 minutes or so? It sounds way worse than it actually was. I called her over to me and we looked in awe at what we had done. We were both so excited looking at the back of my camera!
This session was a more of a “laid back” boudoir session. I say laid back because it wasn’t just sexy shots to accentuate her body. Let me just say boudoir doesn’t have to be in sexy lingerie and does not have to have risqué types of poses. You can be in a comfy sweater and knee high socks lounging around on the couch too! The boudoir sessions I offer are to help find your inner beauty. These types of sessions are what every woman of every size and shape deserves, to feel not just sexy but beautiful AND confident.
Kelsey deserved this session so much. She has been through too much to name these past few years. If you don’t personally know me or her, Kelsey is very special to me. She has been in my life and has been my friend since elementary school days. I am truly honored that I was able to help her feel confident and beautiful.
Kelsey, thanks for letting me photograph you and letting my creativity flow while doing so! It was good for both our souls.
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