Sunday, January 21, 2018

Boudoir is a Gift to Women Even More than to the Men They Love {New Braunfels Boudoir}

Most of the women who come to me for boudoir tell me they're doing it for their guy. But every single one left the studio feeling like it was actually a better gift to themselves.

Many women won't admit it, but they have at one time or another fantasized about being a model. About being on the cover of a glamour magazine, and some of them have even fantasized about being in the centerfold of a men's magazine.

Boudoir sessions are a safe way for many of these women to fulfill that fantasy and do something fun for their significant other at the same time.

Being a boudoir photographer has changed my own body perception as well. I'm not as thin and perky as I once was and at one time that bothered me. But over the past eight or so years I've had hundreds of women of all age, shapes and sizes in front of the camera and what I saw was that every single one of them had something about their own body that they were self conscience about.

Every. Single. One.

It's frustrating in a way. I've had women with a 24 inch waist say to me, "I'm embarrassed by my saggy belly, can we hide that?"

I've had women with the most gorgeous backsides tell me "I don't like my butt, can we hide that?"

And do I tell them what I think? Of course I do, "We're not going hide it necessarily, we're going to pose it and light it in a way that makes you love it."

I've studied boudoir intensely for these past eight years. I've spent countless hours shadowing some of the masters of boudoir all over the country to learn how they do it. A turn of a wrist here, a bend of a knee there, a hip pop here and a twist of the waist there will bring out curves and define the naturally gorgeous shapes of any of my clients.

And when they see their images, they can hardly believe it's them sometimes. I confess that I utilize Photoshop, but I don't depend on it. It's a tweaking tool, not a body shape changing tool. I use it to get rid of skin blemishes, soften lines, soften scars and magically heal eczema and rashes. I won't turn you into someone that you aren't. I will just make you look like you on a really good day.

Your images are private when you shoot with me. I only display images from models who I call on from time to time. I won't ask you if I can share them but some women are so thrilled they ask to sign a model release and want me to share them.

The boudoir experience is fun for women of all ages. They tell themselves it's for the guy in their life. But they do it for themselves even more so.

Lisa On Location Photography

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Village Venue at Creekside is Open for Business {New Braunfels Wedding Photographer}

I was able to finally get a peek inside the newest venue in town last night during the Village Venue at Creekside's vendor open house.

I've been following this venue since it was just a piece of dirt and an idea. I blogged about it a few months ago, check that out here.

Now it's finally done and it looks amazing!

Irma, the manager, gave me a tour and I was so please with the little details. The chandeliers were gorgeous, the acoustics were amazing, I can't wait to hear the DJ spin some tunes at a reception in there.

The main staircase is great spot for photos.

The patio is area is perfect for outdoor ceremonies. Once the greenery on the other side of that fence grows a little you won't be able to tell you're in a busy subdivision. It'll be a little oasis.

There's a small kitchen to the side perfect for food service prep from the caterer of your choice.

Upstairs is a bridal prep room that's simply huge! There's plenty of space for all the bridesmaids to hang out and get ready without being on top of each other.

There's also a large room for the groomsmen to hang out in and a gorgous balcony with a view of Creekside and all the fun new shops and restaurants that are coming in.

While there I was able to catch up with some of my favorite vendors, Christobel from Weddings by Christobel, Fran from Northern Lights, Ray from San Antonio Best DJ, and Sarah from Girl General were all there and are on the preferred vendors list like I am.

I also got to meet the owner of the venue and the surrounding shops. They already have a couple of upscale bars opening up, a shop to create your own custom art, Avery's Kitchen, a restaurant that is actually relocating from Port Aransas after their previous place was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. They also have a Double Dave's coming in. I 'm ready to be the first in line for their pizza rolls.

The Village Venue will be hosting an open house on Thursday February 8 from 5-7 pm. I'll be there to show samples of my work and talk to potential brides and event planners.

I can't wait to get started shooting here. Give them a call to take a tour and then give me a tour to shoot your event!

Lisa On Location Photography

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Christmas is over, but the lights are still up and the season is still bright {Gruene Wedding Photographer}

One of my favorites things about Christmas besides, well Christimas itself, is the lights. I'm a huge fan of light. So much that I've made it the study of my life.

I just blogged about a proposal under the Christmas lights on the gazebo, well now I'd like to share a sneak peek of a wedding just a few days after Christmas. The decor was just gorgeous with the red and greens and the Christmas lights.

Morgan and Ryan were so gorgeous and the family had so much fun celebrating into the night at the Chandelier of Gruene, one of my favorite venues in New Braunfels.

The evening was cool but the sky was gorgeous. And since the weather refused to give us a white Christmas wedding, the family brought a snow machine to do the job for them. The effect at the exit was gorgeous.

Congratulations you two!

Lisa On Location Photography