New Year, Pretty Much Same Me- Self Portrait Boudoir- In Studio Session Nine19 Photography Raleigh NC- Kimberly

We all say it, “New Year, New Me!” Well as I look back over my personal life, my business, and my work I can truly say that I have grown but I am pretty much the same old me and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. At my core, I am still the person that I have always been. I enjoy laughing and having a good time. An artist, true and true, even to a fault. Emotional and sensitive, yet cold and abrasive at times. I care about others even to the detriment of myself and my own wellbeing sometimes and even in those moments I would still say that it was worth it. As it feels I am opening a new chapter in my life, with a few major changes and some serious life lessons learned, I wanted to celebrate me in the only way I would tell anyone else to celebrate, with a bad ass boudoir session! That’s right, I did one too and it wont be the last! You can expect one every year from here on out, because as difficult as it is to look at your own flaws in the editing room, I feel incredibly proud of myself and these portraits!

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A New Life: Dazzling Dana at Nine19 Photography Studio- Raleigh NC- Nine19 Photography

If you would have told me 3 years ago that I would be where I am today—guest blogging about a super-sexy boudoir photoshoot that rocked my world for the better— I think I would have laughed you out of the room.

See, three years ago I was a staunchly faithful, Mormon woman living in the heart of Utah—a place the locals call, “Happy Valley”. For anyone unfamiliar with Mormonism, it’s a shortened term for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or LDS Church. 

When most people think of Mormonism, they think of TV shows about polygamy, like “Big Love,” “Sister Wives,” or “Three Wives, One Husband”. Polygamy is practiced in sects that branched off of the original Mormon Church, but luckily for me it wasn’t practiced in the “mainstream Mormon” world I grew up in.

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Throwback Thursday 2015 Jaw-Dropping Boudoir- At Home with Caroline- Nine19 Photography

If you have followed my work for any extended length of time, you have probably seen the above image a million times. This was from my second boudoir session and it was the moment that I realized that I wanted boudoir to be my passion! I realized in this image that I was capable and could help women realize their beauty by letting them see themselves the way that I saw them. I coined the phrase “see yourself through someone else’s lens” because that is truly what most of us ladies deal with, only seeing ourselves from our point of view and all of the negative thoughts that we have created come right along with that. I realized that by shooting these boudoir session, I could give other women new perspective on themselves, fight against all of the terrible things that we think about ourselves and also give women new found confidence in the sweet support and comments from those who follow my work. If it weren’t for this session, I am not sure that I would be doing boudoir photography, so thank you to Caroline for trusting me with something that would help build the way to such an amazing career (that is just getting started!)

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Natural Hair Goddess- In Studio Boudoir Session Raleigh NC- LaTisha

LaTisha reached out to me years ago about working on a portrait session and we finally got around to it! She came to my studio, here in Raleigh NC and rocked it! This amazing woman showed up and showed out! Her natural beauty is almost overwhelming. She posses the kind of charm and warmth that people just gravitate towards. The coolness that just surrounds her is what most of us wish we had. All of these attributes, I believe come through in her boudoir session.

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Heavenly Maternity Boudoir- Nine19 Photography- Raleigh NC

So you’re pregnant and either you feel INCREDIBLY sexy in your new body or you’re a little unsure, either way, you’re curious. Well it’s time to find out what Maternity boudoir is all about! When it comes to taking portraits of women, I take the task very seriously. When it comes to my soon-to-be mamas, I take it to the next level! Pregnant women deserve to feel sexy too! You’re body is doing something incredible and you should be celebrated for it and leave feeling like the sensual goddess we all know you are ( I mean, HELLO! You’re pregnant! We all know how that baby got in there…) what better way to find out than a boudoir session?! Below is a compilation of Maternity boudoir portraits I took in studio! Leave these gorgeous women some love in the comment section and reach out to me with any questions you may have about doing a Maternity Boudoir or Boudoir session yourself!

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Strawberry Blonde Bombshell- Bridal Boudoir- Raleigh NC

This gorgeous Bride to Be reached out to me to capture her Bridal Boudoir before she said “I Do” to her future hubby! Stunning and breathtaking just aren’t words strong enough to capture this amazing woman’s spirit. She came into the studio and completely lit up the space. I like to think that these portraits completely captured that! If her photos inspire you and you are thinking about doing a boudoir session yourself, reach out to me below and make sure you leave her some love in the comment section, because every woman deserves to know how beautiful they are!

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Alluring Lauren at Nine19 Boudoir Studio- Raleigh NC- Nine19 Photography

Lauren was my first boudoir session out of the new studio in Raleigh NC! She came in, she rocked it out and I have been bragging about the portraits ever since! Lauren works in the wine industry and is a woman of good taste with a strong flavor palate. She is truly stunning and her confidence just pours (pun intended) out of these photos! She showed up with two perfect bodysuits, bright blue heels and a strong red lip. The rest is history... I know you are going to love these portraits as much as I do! Leave her some love in the comment section and reach out to me if you are interested in trying boudoir yourself!

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Wifey Material: Wedding Boudoir with Stephanie- The Studio- Holly Springs NC

Stephanie was an ABSOLUTE blast and popped in to The Studio in Holly Springs, North Carolina with confidence blazing! As soon as the camera came out she was putting in work! Between a cathedral length veil, AH-MAZING Betsy Johnson heels, the perfect bodysuit from The Bralette Co and her now hubby's t-shirt, Stephanie strutted her stuff and we made shit happen! She is literally brains (YAS Mrs. Scientist!) and beauty on 10! You all know how much I love a smart woman who has confidence and Stephanie just glittered in both. A woman with a full sexy figure and the rare skin condition, Vitiligo, she made it a point to make sure I kept her true to life. This is the body that her new husband knows and loves, the same one that she loves too!

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