4th July 2017
“I wanted to mark this year of my life in a way that wouldn’t be easily erased from memory. It is the last year of my twenties and I just recently got married. I am so proud of where I am and who I am – my life is wonderful and I wanted images that […]
“I wanted to mark this year of my life in a way that wouldn’t be easily erased from memory. It is the last year of my twenties and I just recently got married. I am so proud of where I am and who I am – my life is wonderful and I wanted images that celebrated me in all my glory!
The studio was very simple, comfortable and elegant. I settled into my makeup session with a cup of peppermint tea and good conversation with the makeup artist. Karen created a very casual atmosphere that encouraged my pulse to slow down while simultaneously being professional and proficient. I had never done anything like this before (even my wedding photos were 99% candid), so posing in front of the camera was out of my comfort zone and completely foreign. Karen’s instructions and instincts were smooth, stylish and seamless.
Although some positions were surprisingly hard to hold, the time flew by fast! My favourite part was how many times Karen and I laughed during the session. Lying pretty much naked on a strange bed while someone you’ve known for an hour takes your picture is not really breeding ground for comfortability and ease, but somehow, she made me relax fast and picked up on my silly playfulness. I have never felt so comfortable with the uncomfortable!
Seeing the finished product…. wow! I was blown away! I am already a confident person and love myself in all aspects, but these images really captured parts of me I am not as familiar with. It was exciting to see my sexy side caught on camera. To see my vulnerability and my femininity. My husband can’t believe the finished product. He has an image as his iPhone lock screen and brags to everyone who will listen – “Check out my super gorgeous wife!
Do it. All you’ve got to lose are your clothes ;)” ~Bella M / May 2017
17th February 2017
We are so excited to be able to share Bella A’s images from her session with us. We had a lot of fun working within her ideas and incorporating them in to a custom shoot just for her, and something we knew her boyfriend would love. We adore her boyfriends reaction, which is also an […]
We are so excited to be able to share Bella A’s images from her session with us. We had a lot of fun working within her ideas and incorporating them in to a custom shoot just for her, and something we knew her boyfriend would love. We adore her boyfriends reaction, which is also an amazing gift to her in return as well. It was a first time “Nerdoir” for us, but if you want to see a little of what it’s all about, check out “Boba Fett” at the end! Read below in her words what she had to say about her experience with us!
“I decided to do a boudoir photo shoot as my boyfriend was deploying for several months and I wanted him to have something special to remind him of home. One of my friends had recently done a shoot with Bella Boudoir and suggested that I check them out. After looking at their website, Facebook and Instragram, I decided that Bella Boudoir would be the right fit for me. I loved the style of the pictures, the classy and tasteful poses, and the beautiful bright studio. Karen’s prices were extremely reasonable and there was so many different options for ordering pictures, such as prints and albums. I also LOVED the fact that hair and makeup was provided as that is something that I am not very good at! I was very confident that Nicole would work her magic on me and that relieved a lot of stress! The website was also very easy to navigate and had very useful information. When I met with Karen for the consultation she was extremely welcoming, had great ideas and was very open to my ideas as well. She was also great at answering any questions that I had before the shoot.
I started the session with hair and make-up, while chatting with Karen and Nicole about the different outfits that I brought and the visions that I had for the shoot. It felt just like hanging out with some girlfriends, which was incredibly relaxing and a great way to calm the nerves! Nicole really understood my vision for how I wanted to look and clearly has a lot of experience doing hair and makeup that not only looks amazing, but that photograph well. When it came time for the shoot to start, Karen made me feel so comfortable and confident! After a while I kind of forgot that I was standing there almost naked! She provides great direction and knows how to pick angles that compliment your body. I had so much fun and laughed a lot! I actually didn’t want the shoot to end! Karen turned what I originally thought would be a very nerve-racking experience, into one of my favourite experiences! A few weeks later when it was time to choose pictures for my album, Karen had great suggestions and made the process much easier than I expected!
My favourite part of the experience was the confidence that I gained and now carry with me on a daily basis. I’m not exaggerating when I say that this photo shoot with Karen was life changing. The boudoir shoot went from being a little gift for my boyfriend to a huge gift for myself. Over the last few years I’ve been putting a lot of hard work into my fitness goals and this shoot allowed me to see for myself that all the hard work is paying off. I feel proud of myself for doing something so far out of my comfort zone and I love the idea of being able to look back on the photos years from now when I’m an old lady! It’s great having the album there as a reminder to be proud of myself on those days where I have doubts about my body. I cannot stress enough how many positives have come from this experience and I can’t wait to do it again someday!
I was really anxious for the photo viewing as I was afraid that I would be too hard on myself. However, when I saw the pictures, I couldn’t believe it was me! I knew Karen would do a good job but I didn’t expect to be so blown away! When I gave my boyfriend the album, he was so shocked and proud that I did something so far out of my comfort zone. He had so many wonderful things to say about how I looked and was really impressed with the quality of the pictures and album. He loved that Karen was able to incorporate my request for a few “nerdoir” aspects while still keeping the pictures elegant. He said that it is truly the best gift he’s ever received.
To anyone considering doing a boudoir shoot I say DO IT! Everyone deserves the chance to feel beautiful and Bella Boudoir will make that happen. It is such a fun experience, it pushes you outside of your comfort zone and it makes a great gift, whether for yourself or someone else. Try to forget about all of the anxiety, doubts and fears that you might have, because I promise you will love the experience!” ~ Bella A
31st January 2017
It’s almost here! “50 Shades Darker”, the movie sequel to “50 Shades of Gray” (aka the book obsession of 2011). We had a ton of influence coming into the studio based on this novel/movie. Clients where channelling their “Anastasia” and wanted to add a little spice to their images. Even what we would consider the […]
It’s almost here! “50 Shades Darker”, the movie sequel to “50 Shades of Gray” (aka the book obsession of 2011).
We had a ton of influence coming into the studio based on this novel/movie. Clients where channelling their “Anastasia” and wanted to add a little spice to their images. Even what we would consider the most shyest or reserved of clients wanted subtle nods to this story, as a surprise to many of their gift receivers… and it didn’t take much. So we thought we would show you a few key pieces (all available in Canada btw) inspired from the upcoming movie, that may add a hint of “50 Shades” to your shoot.
In the trailer, Anastasia is seen wearing a blue shirt and black panties in a more relaxed at home look. We selected these panties from BLUSH (our favourite Canadian brand) because high waisted looks amazing on everyone.
Anastasia’s style is very sophisticated and clean lined, with a bit of sexiness. We love that she is wearing a deep matte red lipstick shade, much like the “Tantric” shade from Elate Cosmetics. It’s the perfect shade to wear with anything black. This deeper shade looks amazing with any skin or hair colour we think.
Last but not least, a girl has to accessorize! Adding sexy pieces to any outfit, like a pair of sparkly earrings or choker will instantly up your game. Don’t forget a mask, they are not just for halloween. Masks or ribbons to cover the eyes make a super powerful and mysteries look to the shoot. One of our favourite looks any time of year!
So grab a couple of girlfriends (or take your loved one, if they dare) and check out “50 Shades Darker”, it’s out February 10th in Canada.
1. FLOGGER I 2. BRA I 3. TRENCH COAT I 4. HEELS I 5. EARRINGS I 6. TIE I 7. LIPSTICK I 8. SHIRT I 9. MASK
I 10. HARNESS I 11. CHOKER I 12. PANTY