Beach boudoir- more than just lingerie

Glamour. Boudoir. Beauty. The first thing people think of is lingerie. Don't get me wrong, lingerie and implied nudes are absolutely beautiful (and so much fun!), but it's not the only thing you can wear to a shoot to feel sexy. This fabulous woman brought with tons of outfits but we decided on this gorgeous white dress and it was perfect for her outdoor beach boudoir shoot. 

So if you want to feel sexy, maybe be able to post more of the photographs, think about what YOU feel sexy, strong, and confident in and then let's set up a boudoir session! Life is short. Do the photoshoot.  

This session was so much fun! Her husband came with too, and of course we got a few of the two of them. you can view those here. She was such an awesome sport, getting all the way in the water and up for any idea! I love photographing both of them! beautiful souls. 

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Davista Photography Referral Program

Excited to share with you all, client referral program! Now when you refer clients, you get paid 🙌🏼 for each referral you get $50 OR choose to work up to 5 referrals and earn a free 40 minute session! Start by tagging your friends and family below. Share the love. 💕

I travel FOR weddings, so my trips are lined up yearly for the weddings I book. Right now I'll be in Minnesota 4x, so don't be afraid to tag people outside of Florida! 

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Beach Boudoir photography- with Annie

A entire girls weekend filled with a boudoir session, parade and fair, shopping, beach time, and a few drinks while catching up and watching Grace and Frankie? Uhh yes please. Annie drove (a LONG way) for her session, and it was a fabulous weekend. For anyone thinking “Shanna moved to Florida, I’d love a session there but..” stop. No buts. I mean I will photograph your butt at its best angle. If you come and visit, (oh and I know you) you have not only an unbelievably beautiful location for your session, but a place to stay and adventures to be had. Why not make a trip or weekend out of your session. A little pampering is good for you.

We decided to do two locations for her session. The first started in studio and we ended up at a beach down the road from my house. This was before I moved, so we were in Virginia. She killed it for the camera and I had a blast with her. 

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Reclaiming vulnerability

brene brown quote about vulnerability

It’s like starting from scratch. I had built something i thought was strong and it came tumbling down until all that  was left were pieces. I had built healthy self confidence and self worth, I knew who i was and knew myself well. Then my world changed, everything i thought was foundation wasn’t any longer and the pieces i had built on top of it were scattered on the ground. I’m still picking up those pieces, some were lost for a while, buried beneath the dirt, some were broken and i’m finding my way to place them back together. The foundation i’m building for those things now isn’t being built as quickly as i’d like. I’ve become impatient and waiting on the foundation has been tough as i hold onto every piece that fell, and i can’t hold on much longer.

What i have found from heart break and hurt and stress, i need to continue to be as vulnerable with my heart as i was before. When people get hurt they tend to do 1 of 2 things. They either hide behind the hurt, never wanting to feel heart ache again, never revealing their whole self, protecting their heart to the point of not opening up. or they see the importance of vulnerability in any relationship and how beautiful it can be when that part is unveiled. I was the first for a while. While i healed, i shut down a little with my misunderstanding. But now i feel like i can not only see but feel peoples’ needs more. i can feel their hurting hearts and through that have had some of the best relationships. I’m extremely lucky with some women in my life that have seen my worst, and they show me what they think is their worst too. it makes for such a healing place and i know it’s scary to open up even with your closest friends but it’s powerful. i have the hardest laughs, tears that let my guard down, and hugs that heal. 

Starting from scratch with re-building you is never going to be easy, but i want to encourage you to not be afraid to reveal your heart to the ones you trust, it unveils beauty and connects hearts. As i’m re-building my foundation, i’ve handed off some of the pieces i couldn’t carry any longer to women i love to hold onto them safely as i build, so when it’s time for all the pieces, i know exactly where they are and they’ll be held together until i’m ready to keep building. Handing them off can seem daunting, those are yours and you never want people to see the broken parts of you, but it will ease your burden and lighten your load so you can focus on the foundation.

Vulnerability is strength and unveiling it is beauty.


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Bodysuits are perfect for every body!

When I first saw bodysuits becoming more popular in boudoir and fitness photography, my first thought was "I love them, but I couldn't pull that off." I'm 5'3" with a short torso. But I loved the look. So I finally tried one on, and noticed something... girls of all shapes and sizes look absolutely fabulous in them! So if you have a shoot coming up and aren't sure what kinds of lingerie, try on a bodysuit! the women below range from 5'0"-5'9" and they all are smokin' hot! Give them a try, and be prepared to try on a few to find the one that flatters your body. They are some of my absolute favorite pieces for photos. I've had several women tell me they were unsure when I suggested a bodysuit, but happy they tried it! Here's a few I've photographed! 

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yes even I was photographed in a bodysuit. you can see my photoshoot here.

Unsure where to purchase bodysuits? Amazon is a great place to start, though not trying them on can be tricky for size and fit, but the red bodysuit you see above is from amazon. Another few great online places are adore me and Asos. if you want to try them on, I suggest cheaper stores since they aren't pieces you'll necessarily wear a lot. Be aware, most stores don't allow you to completely try them on. Try Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, Holic, (all those cheap stores you don't necessarily buy expensive pieces at... are GREAT for fun bodysuits for a photoshoot.) After all, you want to look great, but not break the bank since the reason is to get the photographs not a bodysuit that cost $50+

If you bring a bodysuit to a shoot, I might flip out like I always do, they're gorgeous.. and so are you! 

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