“I just want to feel like a model for a day.”
That’s how Vibeke told me to approach her custom Beauty portrait session. Sure, these images were to be a birthday gift for her husband, but she had also decided to take this opportunity to go all out and prove to herself that she could be rocking the runway or gracing the pages of a fashion magazine if that were her choice.
One thing though, she told me she really didn’t have anything to wear… Ha! As soon as we checked out her closet together, the possibilities were everywhere! From a rarely-used sequin outfit she once wore to a wedding, to a soft oversized sweater that she wasn’t sure would amount to much, to a simple pair of blue jeans and white top, we had a lot to work with.
Sometimes the simplest wardrobe pieces can create the most gorgeous looks!
On the day of the shoot, Vibeke really let us go to work. Some clients are nervous or concerned that the hair and makup won’t “look like them.” Not this girl! She put her faith in our beauty team and really threw herself into the role of fashion model. She told us up front: “I don’t even care if I look like me. I just want to look amazing!”
When it comes to your dream shoot, why not step outside your day-to-day look and embrace a whole new you? We promise you can go back to rocking the ponytail tomorrow!
So, back to Vibeke’s husband. Vibeke had wanted to do a shoot with me for years, but she never quite felt the timing was right. With her husband’s milestone birthday right around the corner, she finally decided to give it a go! I had two sets of client expectations to deliver on—Would Vibeke’s dream of feeling like a model be realized? And would her husband be surprised and delighted with the results?
When most women think about portraits for their husband, they envision a boudoir shoot complete with garter, sky-high heels and padded bra. But I contest that there’s a softer, more demure way to showcase your sexy!
Here are some more of the amazing looks we achieved with that simple oversized pink sweater. By wearing it by itself, Vibeke was able to rock some real Bond Girl poses that are sexy, tasteful, and drop-dead gorgeous. Oversized sweaters are my absolute FAVORITE wardrobe pieces! The resulting images are modest enough to share with friends and yet still sensual and beautiful. Leaves a little mystery! What husband wouldn’t love that?
And ya know what? When all was said and done, the show-stopping piece, the one that her husband really adored, was this artistic masterpiece.
Vibeke and her husband have excellent taste in modern furnishings, art and style. I wanted to deliver a portrait that would complete their beautiful home as wall art. I took extra time in the digital dark room enhancing the portrait above to give it a dramatic, moody look. My inspiration when shooting and editing this portrait was a dancer on a spinning music box. With her twirling hair and elegant limbs, I knew this image was destined to become impact wall art. And sure enough, Vibeke and her husband agreed! Together they decided to make this an oversized canvas wall portrait for their living room.
Happy husband? Check.
Gorgeous, empowered, transformed client? Check.
Home decorated with love? Check .
And all those check marks means I am a very happy artist indeed!
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Vibeke, thank you for being my muse for a day! I know you and your husband will cherish these amazing portraits forever, and the question of whether you could have been a fashion model has been answered. You crushed it!
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