Posts Written On February 2017

B | Exquisite Sessions | Destin Boudoir Photographer

Something magical happens when you get together with another photographer and just let your creativity feed off of each other. I absolutely ADORE Michelle Coppini of Remnant Boudoir and together, we traveled to New Orleans for a photographer’s retreat to revive our love for our art and enjoy the beauty and culture that NOLA has to offer.

While there, we found an AirBNB gem to stay in and use as a studio and it did NOT disappoint. Even if it was a little scary to stay in overnight (hello horror movie fireplace and lighting). It was fine, though. LOL.

The best part of it was using it to shoot in. I got SO much that I’m splitting it up into multiple blog posts. Because…y’know…anticipation and stuff. And it’s too much AMAZING to fit in one post!

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Let’s Talk Lingerie | Exquisite Sessions | Fort Walton Beach Boudoir Photography

Let’s Talk Lingerie: Bustiers vs. Corsets – What’s The Difference?

 

Ok, let’s be honest, shall we? None of us know the difference between a bustier and a corset or a teddy versus a romper. So, I figured we should get down to the nitty-gritty and what flatters what body type. First part of this series will be about the differences between different kinds of lingerie. The second part of this series will be dedicated to how mix and match different styles to create different looks. Fashion can be so much fun when you know what things are called and how they work!

 

Bustiers

Bustier is pronounced boo-stee-yay.

Bustiers

The key feature of a bustier is that it has a built-in bra. Bustiers are usually shorter than a corset and are often referred to as long-line bras. You’ll find most bustiers are fastened like a standard bra with hook-eye-closures and usually have some form of boning to add structure to the piece.

 

 

Corsets

Corsets

Corsets are typically more meant for waist-cinching. They cover from the hip to either just under the bust (underbust) or just over the bust (overbust). Usually, a corset will lace together in the back so that it can adjust (tighten and loosen) where needed.

 

Blended Fashion

As with everything in fashion, styles are often blended into hybrid pieces. You’ll see fashion corsets that are less expensive and include hook-and-eye closures to create ease for putting it on. Some include zippers that once fitted, it’s simply a matter of slipping it on.

 

Bustiers are a go to if you already have an hourglass shape or a defined waist. If you’re looking to pull in some of your tummy, though, the corset is going to be your best bet. Which would you shop for? Personally, I LOVE a corset!

 

 

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Holly Dawn | Exquisite Sessions | Fort Walton Beach Beauty Photographer

I don’t think that there are words in the English dictionary that can describe what this woman means to me. She is beautiful, wicked talented, brave, strong, compassionate and understands me on a level that few could ever dream to. I never wanted a “wifey” t-shirt until I met this girl. As far as friends go, she is my soulmate. My number one. I can count on one hand the people that I can turn to in any given moment and she is among those five.

I believe that we have different best friends at different times in our lives. That doesn’t mean that previous best friends mean any less or that future best friends mean any more. It’s simply a matter of where you are in life. This girl, though, is one of those that I’ll still be calling “nerd” when we’re racing down the hallways in our wheelchairs when we’re 80. She’s one of the ones that speaks up when I need to suck it up, but she’s also one of the ones that will let me feel sorry for myself and have a pity party every one in a while, too.

She is the one that I can cuss like a sailor around and make awful jokes with and know that she will never take offense. She will quote movies with me. We make fun of each other even over the “off-limits” kind of stuff. She’s the one that knows my love language is gif wars and lets me shower her with presents because that’s how I show the people I care about them. She fights me over the check every time, but doesn’t keep track. She’s the one that will watch scary movies with me without begging and will jump at the same time with me, even when we know exactly when the jump scare is coming.

And then there is the fact that she is a fellow artist. She understands a part of me that few get. So, when she asked me to take her photos for all of her comic-con appearances, I about lost my mind. The best part is that we had the exact same vision. When you get a chance, go take a look at her work. I know you’ll fall in love just as I did: ScerdyBoards.

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