Beautiful You Images - Albuquerque, New Mexico Boudoir Photography

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Designing a Set

One of my favorite parts of putting together a creative shoot is designing the set. I love the research that goes in to it and creating something new. Last month I contacted a model to see if she was available to do a boudoir shoot. Luckily Nastacia was free and had some great ideas. She suggested that we do a Marie Antoinette styled boudoir shoot. I pulled up Pinterest and immediately began looking for some inspiration. Below is my Pinterest board.

https://www.pinterest.com/BeauYouImages/marie-antoinette-styled-shoot/

Next I started rummaging around to see what I already had to match the theme. Sadly (hahaha) I didn't have everything and so had to run to Hobby Lobby. As always I found so many cool things. I have been drooling over this bird cage for months and finally had a reason to purchase it!

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Then the hard decisions had to be made. What kind of flowers did I want? The choices are overwhelming some times. Luckily all floral items were half off and I had a 40% off coupon for the bird cage. Shopping on a budget it is important to keep an eye out for sales and coupons!

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After arriving home I started putting everything together. I knew I wanted the half sphere floral foam so the flowers sat up a bit in the cage. Just had to trim the sides down a bit.

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Added greenery to give it some texture and hide the foam. Here I used real moss and fake vines.

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TADA! For the final look I added flowers out side the cage and put in a butterfly for an embellishment. I really love how it turned out. The backdrop is a curtain panel I purchased at Kohl's for half off. The red material I already had and used it to hide the boxes the bird cage was sitting on.

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Nastacia brought some great pieces to add to our look.

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Below is one of the final images from this shoot. It looks a bit more Spanish than French but I really love how it all turned out. If you are interested in seeing all the images from this set I will be posting a blog soon! Have any questions on how we put this together? Feel free to ask me in the comments. Happy crafting!

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