I remember years ago, playing dress up with my friends, imagining what it would be like to be a woman. One of my favorite things to do was to dig through my Mother’s closet, and hide in the bathroom, practicing with her make-up for what seemed like hours in my mind, which was actually only minutes because my brother would start knocking on the door annoying me. Even to this day, I love to get all dressed up and feel beautiful. It doesn’t happen very often when I get to put on a pair of high heels, or sassy boots, dawn the bright red lips, and go out for a night on the town. But, when it does, I still feel like that little girl digging through my Mom’s closet, and trying on her make-up, excited to feel beautiful again.
Boudoir style photo shoots have always intrigued me. I love how I feel when I’m all dressed up and love to captures a woman’s beauty. The opportunity I was given was amazing. My girlfriend’s sister owns the Ultra Lux Salon and Lounge in Redondo Beach. You walk in and you immediately feel like you’ve stepped back in time. From the red and black wall paper, to the pink hair dryers, and old vintage prints, the owners Tricia and Deanna put their hearts and souls into this place. They graciously opened up their second home to us, provided the girls with killer hair and make-up to make our photo shoot amazing.
A big thank you must go out to the Ultra Lux Salon and Lounge family, without you this wouldn’t have been possible. Thanks also must go to Ming, Alice and Noah, my fellow photographers for providing support and talent for this shoot. A big thank you to Pin-up Girl Clothing for providing the outfits.
And I can’t forget our models Jennifer, Allison and Kaylie for rocking the shoot and giving us some beautiful images.
Jennifer is our first model. I grew up with her and her twin sister and have known them from Junior High. Most of the pictures were too sizzling to post. But here are some of the tamer ones.
Allison is a good friend of Jennifer’s and had such a great look that I loved.
Kaylie has joined us before on some of the previous shoots. She’s a college student just wanting to break into modeling. The girl transforms and can move her body so beautifully. She’s definitely a favorite among my photog friends to capture.