Princess Boudoir

Disney's Mulan Inspired Boudoir Shoot {2018}

Since the purpose of this project was not only to show how easy it was to transform every day amazing women into a goddess inspired by Disney Princesses, but also to give Christen Gundersen (Makeup by CG) and myself (Sasha Dale, duh!) a creative outlet to try new and exciting styles/looks etc.  With this thought in mind, we decided to take our Mulan look a step further and add a Geisha vibe to the shoot! Christen found the perfect robe at Goodwill, the light pink teddy came from Primark and the flower headpiece was a garland from Michaels craft store!

If you scroll down, you'll see that we decided to VAMP up this look for fun and added some black and red to her wardrobe and makeup - go check it out!

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Check out some more of our Disney inspired transformations HERE!

Disney's Belle Inspired Boudoir Session {2018}

Beauty and the Beast , one of the most enchanting Disney movies I've watched, was the inspiration for our next boudoir transformation.  We knew we had to incorporate the iconic yellow-gold from Belle's ball dress into the look, so I found this PERFECT two-piece set at Primark and we paired it with a choker from Walmart with hanging red beads that reminded us of dangling roses. HMUA: Christen Gundersen (Makeup by CG)

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Check out some more of our Disney inspired transformations HERE.

Disney's Ariel Inspired Boudoir Session {2018}

One of my favorite Disney Princesses is Ariel (The Little Mermaid). We loved putting this look together, and decided pretty early on in the planning process that we did not want to include a 'fin' because it would feel to 'costumy'.  This gorgeous mama made a stunning Ariel, with her glorious fair skin and stunner red hair.  Christen set her hair so that it would stay put at the beach, and because we opted against a fin, we decided to incorporate the green into her eye makeup instead.  I think Christen nailed it! Her stunning purple teddy was purchased from Adore Me and it was exactly what we needed to tie the Ariel inspired look together!

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Some behind the scenes for your enjoyment:

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Check out some more of our Disney inspired transformations HERE.

Disney's Pocahontas Inspired Boudoir Session {2018}

I recall sitting around one day, maybe I was editing a boudoir session, when I thought... wouldn't it be cool if my clients wanted something a little more creative with their shoots?  Something different? Like something inspired by their favorite on-screen character?  It dawned on me that I wanted to curate a project that helped us transform every day women, moms, teachers, nurses, etc. into a sexy goddess inspired by looks from our favorite Disney Princesses! We got to work compiling our list of princesses, and were of course incredibly overzealous - we couldn't narrow down our list to less than 13!  We decided everything from the month we wanted to shoot each model, to location - and quickly realized that we wanted to shoot Pocahontas first as we were approaching the end of November - near Thanksgiving.  The leaves where almost all gone and we needed to get her shoot done quick.  We planned this in about a week - and I reached out to one of my favorite clients, Michelle of @ByQuinn fashion blog.  I knew she'd be a perfect model for us to kick-start this series.

Christen, the ever so talented HMUA, designed Michelle's outfit ...or lack thereof ;)  and I helped complete the look with a STUNNING necklace from Target and a gold foil press-on tattoo that I'd ordered off Amazon a few years back for a bohemian inspired senior session.  The necklace had gold and grey stones, so I had to do a little color change in PhotoShop to give it the signature turquoise look that Pocahontas wore in that iconic film.

Take a look at this awesome transformation below.  We used some simple hair extensions to give Michelle's hair some length, and we didn't do much more styling at that.  Pocahontas has long thick straight hair, so we didn't need to add any curl!  Christen added some gorgeous warm hue to Michelle's eyes and really accentuated them, plus - she completed the look with a slight tint of orange lipstick ... the BEST choice!

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Michelle was incredibly awesome considering we were shooting outside during 30 degree weather!  The waterfalls at Devils Hopyard were a necessity for this shoot so we are thankful that Michelle was open to modeling for us there!

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I made sure to add a warm feel to the images, you can see below on the 'left' before image how cold and gloomy it really was for this shoot!  Be sure to check out all of our other Disney Inspired princess shoots on the blog!

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