We moved at the beginning of this month into my childhood home.  It's been a crazy busy last few weeks.  I finally took a bath in my new huge tub and my hubby came in and snapped a couple of shots of me.  I'm really impressed with his focus on this one!  He nailed it!  ;) All the sudden, though, mid impromptu photo shoot, it dawned on me that i hadn't felt the baby kick or move around in the last day and a half.  I sat up and told Neil and he immediately put my camera down, instructed me to get out of the tub right away and he ran to the kitchen to grab the awesome Doppler machine my beautiful friend let me borrow a few months ago.
  These last few months have been a whirlwind, I tell ya!  I'm in my 8th month of pregnancy and am soooo not ready to have this baby yet!  Ha! We've been so busy I'm afraid I haven't really relaxed at all and enjoyed being pregnant.  I haven't had a choice, though.  My family decided to buy my parents house...that they've lived in for 25+ years.  The house I grew up in.  It's a gorgeous home and we are so excited and blessed for the opportunity.

HMUA: Unleashed by Lauren Wardrobe Stylist + Photographer:  Elizabeth Zimmerman

I put out a model call for curvy, gorgeous women and Amanda was one of the first to respond.  It was a huge deal that she was volunteering to model because she's normally very modest & shy...but she felt like she needed to do something wild and unexpected -- something outside of her comfort zone.   She had just suffered a major trauma.  Her husband, and father of her 2 sons, abandoned them very unexpectedly.  It was a huge shock and really tested her.  But, since then, she has grown so incredibly much.  I admire her, as a woman and as a mama.

As for her boudoir session with me -- I applaud her bravery!  She truly knocked it out of the park!!

HMUA: Unleashed by Lauren Wardrobe Stylist: Meggie Copeland Photographer:  Elizabeth Zimmerman I met Robyn, "Beau", through a friend and was SO excited to shoot her boudoir session.  I knew she was nervous but she really went with it and gave it her all.  By the time we were 15 minutes in she was taking direction on poses and which emotions to exude so perfectly.  It was incredible. The whole team had so much fun.  We were silly, laughing and also just being super sexy together!  So fun!!!!!!
HMUA: Unleashed by Lauren Wardrobe Stylist: Nekeida Pierce Photographer:  Elizabeth Zimmerman I've known Becca for years!  I knew she had been wanting to book a boudoir session for quite some time, so I was thrilled when I saw that her mom "mominated" her for our Mother's Day session giveaway last year!  Becca had also "mominated" her own mama.  When Sandra's name came up as the winner I just KNEW I had to offer a session to Becca as well.  (See Sandra's session HERE)
HMUA:  Unleashed by Lauren Wardrobe Stylist:  Michelle Rodriguez Photographer:  Elizabeth Zimmerman I've known Miss Sarah for years.  We've talked about her doing a boudoir photo shoot for...years.  She's an incredible actress, improv comedienne and musician.  I just knew her session would be explosive.  And -- she did NOT disappoint. It was one of those sessions where we were so emotionally connected, it was almost as if we were both on the verge of tears quite a few times.  It was inspirational, to say the least. Sarah booked her shoot as a groom's gift for her upcoming wedding.  She brought her adorable "Beauty and the Beast" themed heels.  LOVE THEM!

Hello lovely ladies! Welcome back to What To Wear Wednesdays!  This week our theme is "BoHo Mod"!  Which set is your favorite? Take a look in your drawers + closets, ladies! Start planning your session now! Want to buy some of these pieces?  CLICK HERE to see this set...

HMUA + Model: Ashlyn Taylor of Madame Me Makeup and Hair Wardrobe Stylist + Photographer:  Elizabeth Zimmerman I met Ashlyn at the Stripped Down workshop in Vegas, in March of 2015 (see the blog about that HERE!).  She.Is.Incredible.  I just knew I needed her in front of my camera again, so when the opportunity arose I booked her in immediately. Not only is Ashlyn a gorgeous model, but she's also an incredible hair + makeup artist.  She owns Madame Me Makeup and Hair in Hayward, California.  She did her own HMU for our shoot, along with all of the HMU at the Stripped Down workshop.