Sneak Peek for Mlle. M

When you get to share a rare sneak peek AND get the request for "I'll take any kind!", you almost go into an excited frenzy trying to pick some great ones to sneak peek! But add romantic steampunk beauty, epic shoot location, and an awesome Mlle. M, and it's nearly impossible to do a sneak peek. Impossible, I tell ya! I want to share all of them!

As always, many thanks to my Richmond go-to Jennifer Saunders for her hair and makeup beauty skills and for helping my ladies feel extra gorgeous and beautifully confident! Mlle. M was already so classically stunning to begin with (look at that smile!), but she was transformed into a breathtaking vision of kicktail steampunk awesomeness. Move over, neo-Victorianism, this gal is taking names.

Sneak Peek for Mlle. K

A lover of black and white and all things potato, Mlle. K is a beautiful soul, inside and out. With five months of planning and curating wardrobe ideas and channeling classic women of the silver screen and beyond, her session was simply perfect. When a photographer hears the words "I just want the professionals to take care of everything," well, it's kinda magical.

Mlle. K, it is no wonder you have stolen a certain Mr. M's heart; you are a rare jewel with a heart of absolute gold. (And I don't just say that because you love cats! Though we all know that pretty much makes you an awesome human. ;) ) I cannot wait to share the rest of these photos with you because oh my goodness! Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, move on over!

Many thanks to Jennifer Saunders for her hair and makeup beauty skills in turning this already beautiful gal into a classic modern day Brigitte Bardot! And a special thanks to friend and past Persuasion lady Veronica for assisting and just being her. Today was surrounded by friends, beauty, and good times. And those are the best kinds of days.

New Year, New Adventures

Since 2010, it's been a journey. With a sabbatical from boudoir earlier this year to gorgeously adventurous sessions being planned and in the works, I consider myself one blessed gal. Hearing from women all over Virginia looking for a unique and beautiful fine arts experience is one of the best parts about this job and why I continue with boudoir photography no matter if it's the latest trend or not. Beauty is timeless and beauty is classic. That won't ever go out of style!

So this is just a thank you. Even if I'm not the one to execute your boudoir vision, thank you for reaching out and visiting. That means something is working in Googleland, and I appreciate your time! And if I am "the one" for you, I am over the moon humbled you've trusted me to be the one to make your vision a memorable and incredible one!

Here's to an unforgettable 2015 and new adventures! Happy New Year!

- Chelsea :)