You've been waiting all year for the warmer days of summer, so you can dive into the deep blue waters, whether that be the river, oceans, lakes or streams. Oh, let's just add waterfalls.
Water has a way of calming our spirit and cleansing our minds. Let your mind and body be at ease in the water. Come to relax, refresh + renew and walk away with tranquil images of a new you.
Reconnect with nature and book your HER session E-mail me for information and availability for a weekday session. Limited openings available through August.
Every day, we are presented with opportunities to learn and grow. Thanks to Twyla Jones weekly prompt, "DIRT" it was just the motivation I needed. My beautiful friend, Claire immediately came to mind as her love for healthy rituals and peonies are like-minded.
From dirt, grows beautiful flowers and food, so why not make it a sacred ceremony and nourish our spirit as well as our skin. Good dirt is hard to find. There are so many nutrients in the soil that nourish and sustain us. After all, loving the skin we are in is essential. Flowers are magic, medicine and bring so much joy to daily life. These peonies mean the world to me as the plants were my grandmothers and every year they bloom, I am constantly reminded of her presence. I think she is smiling as she watches what I create with her flowers. Knowing I find as much joy and share that in photos that last a lifetime brings me right back to the sweet scent of peonies.
Last week I was featured in "RED" emotional storytelling on Twyla's blog. Every week is a new opportunity for me to stretch my creative wings. If you're not afraid to get dirty, let's dream up a HER session just for you.
She is grounded
Rooted in nature
Not afraid to get dirty
For we return to the earth
This home where we originated
No fear of the roads ahead
Treading lightly on Pachamama's skin
We too shed many skins in this lifetime
Always a chance to bloom and rise again
We are perennial
~Corey Lynn Tucker
This beautiful goddess came in for my first maternity HER session. I helped style HER session by creating a pinterest board and making wardrobe suggestions. She wanted to order a feather neck piece, but it would take too long to ship, so I made one myself with an old Halloween costume I had (now it's in my permanent wardrobe collection beauties)! It was so exciting to photograph this gorgeous mama to be as she is embracing all the feelings that goes along with growing a little human inside her womb. This is a time to celebrate all that a woman can do, she is strong, she is beautiful, she is patient, she is kind, she is a creator.
I love maternity HER sessions because I think it’s important for women to embrace and love all of the changes their body experiences through their pregnancy. Maternity HER sessions are a way for you to love your body and all that it is capable of, which is both amazing and beautiful! This is an opportunity to remember this beautiful moment of anticipation and excitement in your life.
For this session, I channeled Richard Avedon, one of my favorite fashion photographers. I wanted to create a piece of art she will cherish forever and share with her little one when they start to ask questions about where they came from. xo
Why do Boudoir?
Who does not want to look and feel like a goddess? I believe every woman should experience a HER session. This is your chance to embrace your sacred feminine divine. It's your moment to feel empowered, sassy, sexy and express your style, whether that's wearing fancy lingerie, partially nude or in your coziest sweater and boy shorts and knee highs. This is your chance to express your inner sexy. These photographs are for you to adore (and your partner to drool over). The look on your face when you see your photos for the first time is one of my favorite moments of a HER session.
There are several reasons women decide to have a HER session, but the most important reason is you! It could be for your partner, you're having a baby, or you want photos to enjoy at any stage in your life. No matter who tells you how beautiful you are, only you have the power to believe it for yourself, that inner knowing. I have not met a woman yet that does not have insecurities. We all do, that's why this is so empowering. Let me show you what I see in you. My motto has always been "eye sea beauty." Once you look at the back of my camera, you'll be amazed.
I want you to feel at ease as soon as you enter my studio. This is a whole experience of being relaxed and enjoying yourself. A fresh mimosa, herbal tea with fresh fruit and some tasty treats are at your fingertips. After you've had your hair and make-up done by the magic makers from Allure Traveling Beauty, get ready to put on your first outfit! I'll turn up my sexy playlist including artists like D'Angelo, Maxwell, Chet Faker and some Alabama Shakes and we're ready to feel the vibe. I usually recommend something that you are most comfortable in as it takes time to warm up in front of the camera.
Before we begin, here's some tips from my own experience and Allure Traveling Beauty.
Finding Your Style
Start by creating a pinterest board and let your imagination run wild! Pick out hair, make-up, lip color and poses that interest you and then practice in front of a mirror! That's how models do it. Shop your closet and if you need help, I also offer styling services. I recently shopped my friend's closet for a styled shoot we are doing soon and I created outfits for her she did not even think she had. I adore styling shoots and have been doing it for ages. I usually hit up consignment, thrift and goodwill before going to retail stores.
Remember, this is all about you, what do you feel comfortable in? Once you've chosen three of your favorite lingerie pieces (the strappier the better), pack your bag. I recommend going on a shopping spree a week before your session. If ordering online, please order at least three weeks ahead of your session to ensure package delivery and try-on time, so if it doesn't fit, go with Plan B.
Let your own personality shine through.
One Week Prior to your HER Session
The day before the shoot
Day of Shoot
Phew! Now that you have a clear picture of what your day will look like, let's book your HER session! E-mail me here and let's pick a date!
"I love the person
because I fought
to become her."
S O L S T I C E G I V E A W A Y
Let's rise up and awaken the Sacred Femine Divine. At @her_sessions, it's all about making you feel empowered and embrace the goddess that you are. With this fabulous group of women operated small businesses, we are teaming up to bring you a scrumptious treat just in time for winter solstice, that magical time of year when we want to hibernate.
This is why I love @instagram because it brings inspiring creatives together. Join us - @her_sessions @alluretravelingbeauty @andreeciccarelli_lingerie and @floraldesignbymelissa
Beginning today you can enter! One winner will receive a $20% discount on @andreeciccarelli_lingerie; $100 off a @her_session; free boutonnieres when purchasing a bridal floral package @floraldesignbymelissa (includes hair, make-up, boudoir session and a goodie bag to pamper yourself).
The winner will be announced Wednesday, Dec. 21
"Being a grown-up woman doesn't mean you can't look beautiful, individual and different." ~Twiggy
Model + Make-up | Nicole Marie Makeup Artistry
You can never go wrong with your grandmother's peignor set. Sarah is the epitome of classic, timeless beauty and her love of vintage clothing suits her to a tee. Her grandfather was in the service and bought this beautiful set in Asia and gifted it to her grandmother. The embroidery and color is exquisite. Boudoir sessions can be anything you want them to be, for you, for him or maybe a bit of both.
Do you want to have fun, be treated like a goddess, feel empowered and have beautiful images of yourself to last a lifetime. Well, we did just that last week at my dreamy natural light studio. Megan has worked very hard to accomplish her goals and it shows. We had such a delightful time together mixing and matching her wardrobe with mine and also venturing outdoors for some sunshine and crisp air. Then we met for tea at Passiflora a few days later so she could choose her favorite images to print! I left some for her eyes only. They are too hot to handle.
Thanks to Sabrina Cordiliko for doing a gorgeous job on Megan's hair and make-up with Allure Traveling Beauty!
Happy Spring gorgeous!
Many people wonder why does it cost so much to have my boudoir photos taken? Here is a little story on the making of a HER Session to help take the mystery out of your final investment.
Who doesn't want to look and feel great? I know I feel like a million bucks when I've had my hair and make-up done by the pros. While I find all women beautiful just the way they are without having their makeup or hair done, the end result of having professional services is extraordinary. Having your hair and make-up done by an artist takes time and skill. Your face is a canvas where they are painting a masterpiece, your hair too. They can add volume, texture and curls for that extra sexy bed head. Plus you feel like a goddess and if you plan your session accordingly, you can go out for a night on the town! More bang for your buck.
Your HER session begins with the pros in my studio and you are pampered from start to finish. Tea, wine, some delicious treats to keep your energy flowing are all what's needed when you have your HER session. Nobody wants to be hangry. You want to be comfortable, warm and at ease, no nagging thoughts of I'm hungry. Plus, who doesn't love dark chocolate and salty treats. We listen to some sexy, soulful music to take that awkward feeling away and before you know it, we are laughing and having a good time.
Two of the most important things in photography are great make-up and lighting. That makes my job a lot easier and less time consuming on the post-processing end. Remember boudoir photography covers a lot more skin territory than a typical portrait session, so I look for all the imperfections on your body and soften them for a smooth complexion. This takes a lot of time.
Your session has up to three outfit changes, giving you a fun selection of different looks and feelings. I have at least three different vignettes in my studio that I have arranged and set up just for you! I even have jewelry, wardrobe and other special touches to add to the mix if we need them.
The final stage is editing your lovely photos and giving them that artistic touch and style. Once that is finished, I send you your online gallery for you to choose your favorite images that get printed and wrapped in a lovely gift box. Canvases are available if you want to add your art work to your home decor. I can also design gorgeous cloth or leather albums for you and your sweetheart to enjoy.
As you can see, your 2-3 hour session takes a lot more time to prepare, coordinate and edit/order making it more like 20 hours. This is the investment you are making in yourself. I'm ready to book your session when you are! E-mail me here to set up your HER Session.
Model | Anna Prigozhaeva
Make-up | Sephora
Photography | HER by Corey Lynn Tucker Photography
This winter is the perfect time for cozy indoor sessions in the comfort of my gorgeous natural light studio or in your own home. Chunky sweaters, bed head, boy shorts and knee high socks, oh my! Wear your lover's flannel or white tee and treat them to something special.
You will be treated like a goddess and have your hair and make-up done. Sip some wine or a cup of hot tea. Walk away with one of a kind torn-edged 8x10 prints in a gift box can be framed or tucked in your nightstand for inspiration to heat up a cold winter night. E-mail me to book your HER session.