Beauty in the Desert | Southern California Boudoir Photographer

Let's call her...."A". "A" wanted a boudoir session for her husband. Originally, we were thinking that we would do it in our hotel room while we were staying in Las Vegas for WPPI (a huge convention for us photography nerds). However, the room was pretty dark and left something to be desired. My good friend and fellow photographer Chloe Ramirez of Chloe Photography suggested that we head to an outdoor location. We decided to shoot "A's" boudoir session together - both Chloe and I have similar styles and similar visions, so I think both of us were pretty excited to work together. For those of us from Southern California (myself) and Seattle (Chloe), the Las Vegas desert is a magical, unique place to shoot. This was Chloe's first time in Las Vegas and my 2nd time, and neither of us had ever been off the strip. We Googled a location and off the three of us went in my rental car! We felt like lost city girls but as soon as we found the right light and the right location, we both got lost in the session. "A" is not a professional model, in fact, she is the mom of a toddler. I like to think that she FELT beautiful as we were shooting, because her beauty came across so naturally and effortlessly. She is a beautiful woman, inside and out, and Chloe and I had a blast posing and directing her. Chloe is a self proclaimed "music snob" with large, pretty tattoos - she brought an edginess to the session that I would not have been able to do alone. I, on the other hand, like to think of myself as a total romantic who's style is soft and flowing, and when I look at our images together, I can see each of our styles shining through.

Make sure to check out Chloe's images on her blog, HERE!

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