Litchfield CT

Bohemian Boudoir {Woodbury, CT}

I can't even put into words how happy this shoot made me.  Scroll down to learn about Giuliana and the shoot!

Meet the beautiful Giuliana.  She is 23, which if you met her - you'd think more like 28.  She has a wise soul and comes across is smart, responsible and driven.  She is currently studying Early Childhood Education & Child Psychology, but when she is not in class, she loves to hike, bike and kayak.  Kayaking is her favorite.  Giuliana loves to be out on the water because there is just something so therapeutic about it- floating in silence surrounded by nature.

Giuliana also absolutely loves to travel, as she grew up living in several different countries across the European continent.  To Giuliana, it is an incredible feeling to be immersed in new culture.  "It opens your mind to so much, it makes you more aware of everything around you that your normally wouldn't notice."

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I asked Giuliana if she could change one thing about the world, what would it be? She said she would want everyone to learn to be more compassionate and aware of everything and everyone around them, whether it be people, animals or nature.

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On a topic more close to home, I asked her if she could share a message to young girls about self-image, what would she tell them.  Her answer was beautiful.

"I have always struggled with my self-image, being thin from a young age, I was always asked questions about "do you eat enough?" or "your too thin".  Luckily I never let that get to me, but it is frustrating to always hear, especially with my body type where it is not easy for me to put on weight no matter how much I eat.  I am sure everyone struggles with their body type, perfect or not, people will always have something to say, but the only opinion that matters is your own.  If you are happy in your own skin, that's all that matters!"

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Giuliana's mother is her biggest inspiration in her life.  She has been through so much in her life in general, and with health issues and has never given up.  Giuliana continues to be inspired by her mother every day and she only hopes one day that she can be half the amazing mother that her own mom has been to her and her sister all of her life.

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Giuliana's Fear: REGRET.  She would never want to do something and regret it.  "At least if I do something and it doesn't work out, I can always say I tried.  I would never want to look back and say 'I wish I had done that'".

Now - for some fun facts:

Favorite musicians: John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band and Kygo

Favorite Book: The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates

Dream Place to Travel to: Thailand.  "I am so in love with everything about that country!"

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Giuliana dreams of being an archaeologist because she loves history and discovering items and places from specific time periods.  She finds it so magical.

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Her favorite inspirational quote: "Be at peace, not in pieces."

Giuliana's Testimonial:

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Bohemian Boudoir Shoot, Boho, Boudoir, Connecticut Boudoir Photographer, CT Boudoir Photographers, Amazing Boudoir Photographer, Sasha Dale Photography, Flower wreath

"I absolutely adore working with Sasha and Chelsea.  I have done a shoot with them before and I would love to do more.  Chelsea is an amazing make-up artist and hair stylist.  The make-up is always flawless and elegant, she is very talented!  Working with Sasha is always so fun.  She is super energetic and friendly, she can make anyone feel comfortable during a shoot.  She has an incredible eye for great photography, she gives excellent directions.  They are both such amazing people and phenomenal artists, I would recommend them to everyone for their shoots and events."

About the Shoot

I get over the moon excited when I get to bring one of my visions to life.  I've been wanting to style and photography a Bohemian styled boudoir session for quite some time and I finally got the opportunity.  I actually had some of the supplies leftover from a Boho styled senior session last year so I was able to recreate the teepee (but for this shoot, I used all white instead of different colors).  I wanted it to be soft, sexy and timeless.  I also purchased some wardrobe items to style the shoot from Old Navy, Forever 21 and Icing (By Claires)

The heatwave died down, so we were blessed with upper 70's for our shoot, so no sweat and a light breeze made for the perfect evening.  Giuliana met with Chelsea first (of Beauty by Chelsea Dae) for her hair and make-up styling.  Chelsea and I agreed on a look to work with the Boho theme and Chelsea pulled it off with flying colors.  Go check out her site - she will be posting a you-tube tutorial on the look soon!

While Chelsea was performing her magic, I was setting up on a gorgeous private property in Woodbury, CT.  Teepee, lots of blankets, flowers, lantern, and a warm golden sunlight.  When Giuliana arrived on site, we were ready to go!

We started the shoot with soft, simple and sexy.  Giuliana donned the floral wreath I made with a floral garland from Hobby Lobby.  Her wardrobe includes a beautiful lace bralette and sheer cardigan, both from Forever 21.

Our next outfit we took over to the gorgeous man-made pool - blue lace bralette (also from Forever 21) and necklace from Francesca's. These poolside images were gorgeous, and although chilly at first, the water felt quite refreshing.

As if the shoot couldn't get any better, I learned that the property owners I was working with, also owned the airplane hanger up the road - so we took advantage of that and the beautiful sunlight.  The floppy hat was my weekend find from Old Navy and the flirty flowy peasant top is another gorgeous find from Forever 21.

I seriously LOVE the airplane in the background of these. Love. Love. LOVE.

Before heading back to the pool for our shoot Finale, we did a few romantic shots with Giuliana, the white scarf and the old airplane living in the wildflowers.

We headed back to the pool before the sun went down to capture some artistic and moody images of Giuliana.  She was an incredible trooper.  The water was chilly, and especially with the wet dress matted to her skin.  But, the images - to die for.

byQuinn Fashion {July 2016}

We meet again!  This time, we visited Elizabeth Garden in mid-July where the flowers are FINALLY starting to show their colors.  We hoped to gain access to the green houses but they were locked - which worked out perfectly since the outfit we wanted to shoot inside there was accidentally left at home! Michelle's outfits were as usual, gorgeous, feminine, flirty and flowy!  Just like this peach top that is paired beautifully with her light wash denim jeans!

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It was a HOT sunny day with just a little breeze, but she rocked her session no sweat!  (We ran into TONS of Pokemon-Go players, go figure!) 

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Michelle brought along an adorable denim top with a lace accent that I drool for (you know I'm addicted to lace, right??).  Paired with sweet white denim shorts, some fun shades and a good book - this is the perfect outfit for a little me-time afternoon in the park!

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As usual, we also photographed some gorgeous dresses including this great black cocktail dress.  It is casual enough to wear every day, but can be dressed up for an evening out.  Sadly Michelle couldn't find her choker (until after she switched outfits).  Yes - I said neck choker!  They are back IN! 

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Seriously, this white dress is stunning.  Simple, lacy, elegant.  It would be perfect for a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner, wouldn't it?? 

This floral beauty is SO flowy!  You should have seen it when the wind picked up.  The dress came alive with every step Michelle took and every gust of wind the sky gave us.  What a great dress to wear on a Summer evening out!

Visit Michelle's site to learn about these latest styles and where to get them!  www.byquinn.com

Stay posted, there will be many more weeks of fashion posts!

CT Beauty Portraits {Katie 2016}

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Womens beauty, kendra scott, new preston ct, ct boudoir

Katie is a 26 year old Navy spouse originally from Virginia, who currently lives in Jacksonville, FL where her husband is Stationed.  She is "fiercely" independent and a go-getter who works in communications and public relations, and loves to explore new places and cultures.  Some of her recent adventures took her to Ireland and Japan!  Her husband is currently deployed and Katie admits that she's learned so much about herself since he's been away.  She wanted to do this shoot primarily for him to give him beautiful images of herself to show him that she has been "KICKING ASS" while he's been gone.

To relax, Katie loves to curl up with a good book and glass of wine or beer and "go somewhere else". (she loves Jane Austen and Harry Potter!).  Fun fact: they named their cat Gryffindor.

Katie also enjoys cooking, decorating/DIY and binge watching Netflix with her hubs (girl after my own heart!)  Katie also loves to crank up the music and belt it out when no one is watching!  I absolutely LOVED her choice of music - brought me back to my high school days!  We listened to some Matchbox 20, Coldplay, Maroon 5, Panic at the Disco, etc.

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Womens beauty, kendra scott, new preston ct, ct boudoir

Womens beauty, kendra scott, new preston ct, ct boudoir

Womens beauty, kendra scott, new preston ct, ct boudoir

Womens beauty, kendra scott, new preston ct, ct boudoir

Womens beauty, kendra scott, new preston ct, ct boudoir

When asked why she decided to do these portraits, Katie said that she'd always been awkward in front of the camera, and self conscious, but she had always loved seeing timeless images of family members from when they were younger.  She wanted to give these as a gift to her husband for the present, and show family members later in life what she was all about during this period! (her twenties!).

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Womens beauty, kendra scott, new preston ct, ct boudoir

Womens beauty, kendra scott, new preston ct, ct boudoir

Womens beauty, kendra scott, new preston ct, ct boudoir

Womens beauty, kendra scott, new preston ct, ct boudoir

Womens beauty, kendra scott, new preston ct, ct boudoir

One of Katie's favorite features about herself are her eyes (and her hubs loves her shoulders too!) so we made sure to focus on those throughout her session.  Our stylist, Chelsea Krasnow with Beauty by Chelsea Dae gave her a beautiful and natural look with hair and make-up that helped Katie to feel beautiful, sexy and confident during her shoot.  She brought some gorgeous wardrobe items and suddenly I wished I could raid her closet!  We had an amazing afternoon, beautiful weather - and believe it or not, as awkward as Katie "THOUGHT" she was in front of the camera, you would NEVER have known.  To me, she was a natural.  Gorgeous, confident, strong.  

It's safe to say I think her hubby is going to fall in love with her all over again <3

CT Boudoir Portraits {Rebecca |May 2016}

"A woman who walks in PURPOSE doesn't have to chase people or opportunities, her light causes people and opportunities to pursue her." -Anne Nwakama Rebecca came into the studio with the mission of gifting her husband of 10 years with a beautiful and sexy portrait session that they could both cherish for days to come.  She was visibly nervous upon arrival as just about ALL of my boudoir clients are.  Chelsea, our talented HMUA of Beauty by Chelsea Dae did Rebecca's hair styling and make-up exactly as she pictured, including a pop of bring pink on her lips - which accentuations Rebecca's vibrant and outgoing personality.

To break the ice, we started off shooting Rebecca in a gorgeous gown with maroon accents that looked absolutely ravishing on her.  Once we finished up in the studio, we headed over to her private home to finish the boudoir portion.  As with all of my clients, we started with the "white-sheet-wardrobe."  It is exactly that, a white sheet.  It is the most timeless look in lingerie because years to come and years past, white sheets are still the most simple, crisp and tasteful dressing for both your bed, and your boudoir wardrobe.  These are the fun, flirty "sexy-sunday-morning" type images that every client LOVES to have of themselves.  We showed Rebecca some back-of-camera shots to ease her nerves and she was astonished and repeatedly said, "I can't believe that's me!"

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Boudoir Photography, White sheets, glamour, Connecticut, clawfoot tub, outdoor boudoir, classy boudoir, tasteful, sexy, women

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Boudoir Photography, White sheets, glamour, Connecticut, clawfoot tub, outdoor boudoir, classy boudoir, tasteful, sexy, women

We followed-up the white sheet ensemble with a beautiful black lace bra & undie set for some sexy bed and tub images.  Boy was I excited when she mentioned she had a gorgeous clawfoot tub to pose in.  What a lucky lady!  Again, we got some more "OMG, I can't believe that's me!!"  But it was!  We finished off her shoot with some outdoor shots, a few sexy poses on her hubby's bike and then some gorgeous portraits in a stunning and private little woodsy cove behind her home.  She rocked a sweet lace babydoll dress that looked absolutely beautiful on her.

When Rebecca came back in for her Private Reveal and Ordering Appointment, she brought her husband with her (it was his surprise) and let me tell you, while she had tears of joy welling up in her eyes (and again, saying "I can't believe that's me!", her husband had a grin so big it nearly touched both ears.  They were incredibly excited about the images and ordered a beautiful custom leather album and some wall portraits for their bedroom.

Oh... and Rebecca teared up yet again when she held her album in her hands for the first time.  Girlfriend... BELIEVE IT.  That IS you.  YOU are a real woman who is absolutely beautiful INSIDE AND OUT.

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Boudoir Photography, White sheets, glamour, Connecticut, clawfoot tub, outdoor boudoir, classy boudoir, tasteful, sexy, women

Check out Rebecca's before and after transformation by Chelsea!

Rebecca said:

"What can I say but what a wonderful experience.  Sasha understood and captured exactly what I wanted in my photoshoot that I had done for my husband for our 10th anniversary.  She made me feel so comfortable in front of the camera which is not so easy and her make-up artist, [Chelsea] Beauty by Chelsea Dea asked how I would like my hair and she hit it spot on.  When my husband and I went for the photo reveal (which was a surprise for my husband) Sasha was so sweet and accomodating with very special details for the evening.  We where both thrilled and I must say I have never felt so beautiful in my entire life.  It's something every woman should experience in their lifetime."

Watch Rebecca's Session Video Here

**IMPORTANT: These images HAVE BEEN APPROVED for sharing by the client.  Sasha Dale Photography will NEVER share client boudoir images without their consent and signed model release.  This is also why our public boudoir portfolio is very limited.  The privacy of our clients is the MOST important.  If you are interested in seeing more of our boudoir work, please contact us and we can send you our private portfolio.**

CT Boudoir Portraits {Mrs. G | April 2016}

When a boudoir client comes in to the studio, we aren't just stripping down and taking pictures.  Here at Sasha Dale Photography, we are offering a luxury boudoir portrait experience in ordering to ensure that our clients feel comfortable, beautiful and PAMPERED. When our clients arrive - first and foremost, we offer refreshments including a favorite - cucumber sparkling water, some fresh fruit and a pastry or two!  Our boudoir sessions typically start in the morning, so this is the perfect - and relaxing- start to the day!

While snacking on the refreshments, our stylist begins working with our client to create their ideal look for the session- time to feel GORGEOUS.  During hair & make-up application, we will go over the entire wardrobe for the shoot.  We typically request our clients bring about 6-8 of their favorite outfits, and during the wardrobe consultation we will narrow it down and add pieces from our own studio wardrobe if the client requests!

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**Note: during the entire course of the session, we will also be taking short video footage.  This allows us to create a unique custom music video for our our client's session to present to them at their music video premier and ordering appointment. (Video of this Session posted below!)

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When hair and make-up is complete, we begin shooting.  We typically always start with our implied nudes.  White sheets and skin.  The most beautiful, timeless of images and usually everyone's favorite!  Most clients feel extremely nervous at first - but after about 2 minutes, their confidence builds and we are laughing and joking around like best friends!

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Sarah's session was so much fun.  She was extremely outgoing, relaxed and carefree.  She had the attitude of: "do whatever you want with me!"  She later said her favorite part of the session was how sexy we made her feel!!  

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Just for fun (and with every client) we typically try to create ONE true piece of art.  We chose to create a gorgeous floral and lace image with Sarah for her art piece.  With over 100 faux flowers, we created a gorgeous bed around her and worked our magic. Now one of these images is the cover of her gorgeous boudoir album.

**IMPORTANT: These images HAVE BEEN APPROVED for sharing by the client.  Sasha Dale Photography will NEVER share client boudoir images without their consent and signed model release.  This is also why our public boudoir portfolio is very limited.  The privacy of our clients is the MOST important.  If you are interested in seeing more of our boudoir work, please contact us and we can send you our private portfolio.**