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Conni and I, despite being Edmonton boudoir photographers, know what it’s like to be plagued with insecurities, and negative body image.  It has taken me a long time to come to accept and appreciate the body I have and all of its marvellous strengths, so I know what a journey it is.  We started photographing boudoir back in 2009 and noticed that after a boudoir session our clients left the studio feeling more confident and sexier than ever- even before they had looked at any photos from their session.  Just photographing these sessions left us feeling confident and sexy too.  I came to realize that boudoir is really an act of self love.  Conni and I have spent many years hiding behind the camera because we didn’t love our image (whether it be no make-up days, a hormonal zit or weight ups and downs), but we have both discovered that there is no perfect time to be photographed.  The reality is that loving yourself is a conscious choice you make every day.  Replacing negative self talk with positive affirmations not only affects our self perception it also affects our mothers, sisters, friends and daughters.  A boudoir session is a little luxury to celebrate yourself – and we love celebrating it with you too.

Conni moved this year (last week) and with the new house comes a gorgeous studio space that we are so excited to share with you. We spent 2017 really focusing on our amazing wedding clients (many of whom we photographed bridal boudoir session for).  With the new studio space we thought that it would be the perfect time to give the boudoir side of our business some extra love.  We have decided to launch our “Brand Rep” program this year!  We are currently recruiting 2018 brand representatives to experience a boudoir session with us.  Brand reps will receive a complimentary boudoir session in our new Edmonton studio along with a bunch of extra perks that come with representing our brand to their friends and followers on social media!

To get more information about being a part of our program please send a link to your instagram account, as well some information about who you are and your journey towards self love and self acceptance!  We can’t wait to work with you!

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Being engaged is incredibly exciting, but Conni and I know it can also be touch overwhelming . We want to help you get your wedding planning off to a good start  by sharing 5 Important things to do after getting engaged (plus one bonus tip)!!

The night my husband asked me to marry him I could barely sleep.  I walked around in a fog for days so excited that I had moved from girlfriend to fiancé. We had a relatively short engagement (5 months) so we moved into planning immediately and didn’t really slow down until we were on a plane to Cuba for our honeymoon. Looking back I wish somebody had sat me down and given me some practical advice about making wedding plans.  Having a list of important things to do after getting engaged would have helped me focus and totally would have taken away some of my stress. You may have recently gotten engaged or maybe your best friend just got engaged and now you’re wanting to dive into wedding planning right away – so we thought we’d break things down to the first 5 things you need to do after you are engaged.  (of course after you take the time to bask in being a fiancé and watching your ring sparkle in the sunlight ;))

Ok — now on to 5 important things to do after getting engaged:
#1. Figure out a date and rough timeline
The date is a given, however it’s also important to have an idea what kind of day you want to have.  Are you going to have a very traditional type timeline with an afternoon ceremony and cocktails at 5pm?  Or does a morning ceremony with a brunch reception fit your style better?  Figure out if you want traditional formal photos between the ceremony and reception, or if you want a later ceremony with a first look before hand!  These will be important decisions as you find a venue that’s available for the timeline you want!
#2. Pick your top 3 wants and needs
Each of you create a list of the items you want and feel are priorities for your wedding day.  My personal list would look something like 1) Photos 2) Food 3)Dress  My husband’s list would have been 1) Bar 2)Venue 3) Music.  As you work out the details you get an idea of how you are going to budget your wedding and what the two of you value most which leads to #3…
#3 Set a budget
Even if you aren’t budget type people – a wedding is one of those parties that can get away from you if you aren’t careful.  Set an overall budget and then use your lists from the previous point to dial down and decide what is the most important things to splurge on and where you can save or save up (if you need to).  This is especially important to do before you start meeting vendors.
#4 Guest List Priorities
Prior to booking anything you need to have an idea of how many people your venue/caterer etc need to factor in.  Get a rough outline of a guest list and be sure to consult your families in the process.  List out your MUST HAVE people in your original draft.  This will allow you to weed out any venues that might not fit your guest list needs.
#5 Book important vendors 
We recommend starting with the venue so that your wedding date is set and the venue booked.  After that you can relax a little as you figure out your favourite vendors for your photography, cake, florals, details, etc.  If you hire a wedding planner, they will have a good list of vendors to start with.  Friends/family often have recommendations as well!
BONUS TIP: Have fun!!
Make sure you take time to enjoy each other during this process!