21 Jan CLIENT FEATURE :: Feminine and Floral Boudoir | Austin Boudoir Photography
HMUA: Unleashed by Lauren
Wardrobe Stylist: Michelle Rodriguez
Photographer: Elizabeth Zimmerman
Sooooo…this is pretty funny. When I went to Nikki’s house for her pre-session consultation, she reminded me that she was probably the first person I had ever photographed in a sexy and intimate way. Get this —— back in high school, Nikki and I both went to a hotel birthday party for a friend of ours. There were about 6 of us 10th grade girls giggling, being silly, blasting music and movies in a big hotel suite. Well, apparently, I decided to do a photo shoot of my friends (I do vaguely remember this now!) with my Polaroid camera. I posed a few of them in white sheets and sexy poses. Haha! I was meant to do this!!
Needless to say, I was so excited to get to photograph Nikki yet again! She was just 6 months post-partum when she booked her session, 7 months when we actually shot. I’m so impressed with this girl. We met up at the Domain to shop for some sexy outfits, took a nursing break and then continued to find a couple more gorgeous outfits. #supermom!
Nikki wanted a more feminine, coy & flirty session. She also sort of wanted sort of motherly and floral. Our wardrobe stylist, Michelle, really nailed her outfits and accessories and flowers. It was different than anything I’ve shot before…and I LOVED it!!
Q+A with Nikki
I had admired Elizabeth’s work from her website. I wanted to be able to celebrate myself. As a woman, after giving birth to babies, and just coming to terms with my new body, my new life and my new confidence. I’m definitely a woman that’s “found herself” in being a mom. I wanted to celebrate that strength.
When I initially booked my session, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to communicate my style. I didn’t want to be posed as a sultry vixen because that’s not me. After meeting with Elizabeth and working on my Pinterest mood board, I felt confident that she knew I was looking for the more “coy” approach.
Yes, definitely. The Pinterest mood board is a genius idea. I read a lot of your blogs too.
Elizabeth is a goddamn genius and professional. She really impressed the hell out of me with the way she runs her business. Not only that, but she is an expert at putting you in flattering poses. And every woman deserves this opportunity.
This is tough… Just getting to be pampered a little bit, getting to chat with the team while I got ready. That and the gallery reveal!
I felt empowered for putting myself out there just 7 months post-partum. It was a bold decision for me, and that has carried over into other choices. A new bold haircut, forming new friendships, and asserting myself more at my job.