"If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try." - Seth Godin
Bo***ir and Glamour Photography serving Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, and West Virginia.
Supernova Bo***ir by Jennifer James Photography
"If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try." - Seth Godin
🍑 for Tushie Tuesday!
Feelin' that sunlight tho. 🌞
PHILLY DILLY. 🦅
You see a killer woman rocking her session.
I see a #fibrowarrior.
I am so glad she thought it was worth it. ❤️
She didn't believe she could do it. She told me she was nervous and a little scared, and she even had a bad dream about her session.
Nerves are okay! Listen, most people haven't had a session before so you don't even know what to expect! But I can tell you that from the moment you walk through my doors, you are my sole focus, and my ambition to serve other women drives me and compels me to create beautiful artwork, the kind you'll still be looking at 50 years from now.
Don't wait to book a session. Don't wait to lose those "holiday pounds"; I will help you see how beautiful you are right this moment if you just trust me. ❤
"Every year you wait, 'long ago' gets farther away." - Mark Twain
🎀 October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month! 🎀 Ladies, make sure you are checking your tatas every month! #savethetatas
I adore this image and since we're back to warm weather this week - or as I like to call it, "Virginia in the Fall can't make up it's mind" - I wanted to share this gorgeous lady frolicking in a handmade skirt. But I don't know if I like the color or black and white version better? Which one are you drawn to more?
Today begins Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
9 years ago I escaped my abuser. He tried to mangle my wings in any and every way he knew how. He isolated me from friends and family, he kept me financially poor, he repeatedly told me I was ugly, fat, and stupid. That no one else would want me. He cheated on me, without much effort in trying to hide it. But worst of all, he was skilled in gaslighting and made me believe I was the crazy one for being upset. *I* consoled him when we fought, *I* apologized to him when he did something wrong. Our relationship was three and a half years of verbal and physical abuse where he was 3 steps of ahead of me dropping eggshells behind him while I tried to keep up without tromping on any. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I lived in fear every single day. I missed work because I had situational depression, or because I was bruised, and I carry a permanent physical scar from my relationship with him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I'll never forget the day I left - 8/7/2009. Or the friends who helped me do it. I was scared and lonely, and it was frankly very difficult to keep myself from calling him and going back, because a pattern had been established. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
He is just one reason why I am a boudoir photographer today. When I see what I am able to give to other women, a confidence and self-love that may not have existed before, it fills my soul. I'm not going to give him credit for my creativity and success because he didn't earn it and doesn't deserve it, but without my experiences during those really tough years, I wouldn't be who I am today and I am damn proud I can fly. ⠀
Happiness, success, and forgiveness have been my greatest revenge. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Fly, little dragon. Your wings will carry you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tag someone you think should see this message today and reach out to your friends. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I'm not even sure how to caption this. I have previously shared the color version of this photo, but the black and white speaks to me. It reminds me of a renaissance sculpture or painting and I just love the way the light shapes her body.It is so important that we have photos of ourselves like this, that show us we ARE beautiful, and to celebrate this moment in time RIGHT. HERE.
This outdoor boudoir sesh was SO DREAMY! I was channeling that old Tom Cruise movie, Legend, for this shot, because the sun was going down, and there was this tiny little pond, frogs and all!
Definitely going to go back again.
I cannot get enough of this session! I also love getting creative with fractal light and I'm a sucker for great window light in the afternoon like this. The studio room is basically perfect all day, but this day was exceptionally spectacular! Hair and makeup by @blushawaymakeup
After getting into a car accident, Chelsie Hill was left unable to walk. She decided that her disability wouldn't stop her from dancing—and so, the wheelchair-dance team Rolettes was born 💃🏼✨
See more of Chelsie's dancing here: https://www.instagram.com/chelsiehill/ (via Women's Health)
The best part of this shoot was when she saw her photos for the first time. ❤
Hair and 💄by @blushawaymakeup
This beautiful lady is GETTING MARRIED TODAY!!!! 🎊Congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy union! ❤
Hit that love button if you wish you could see her groom's face when she gives him his album!
My kind of Friday involves some lingerie slippin' off my shoulder, too. 😉
Some thought provoking Thursday going on. I am a feminist. That doesn't mean that I think men deserve less, or that I deserve more because I am a woman.
But I have made it through this world for almost 39 years living in a very different reality then men who don't have to face the same struggles women do. Men do not have to worry about being grabbed in the ass while riding public transit, or having someone peeping under their dressing room door, or being followed home by an aggressor who doesn't understand the word "No".
To me the glass ceiling is more than just about workplace culture; it's about about moving past an invisible barrier so we are all equals. That's what I'd like to see.
I am fortunate to be married to a fantastic man who understands my feelings on this and allows me to kick and bray when I see the injustices we women face every day. He rails right along with me and goes to bat for me when sometimes I cannot.
So let's teach our daughters and granddaughters to expect more, to demand more and equal, and shatter those glass ceilings.
My back is killing me today because I slept wrong, so I'm probably going to have to do one of these poses to stretch it out. 😩
Monday morning vibes.
Happy Saturday! If you're on the East Coast, stay dry.PS: This cute bodysuit came from Frederick's and is a client fav!
Are you BOLD enough to strip to your birthday suit and run around in a field?I promise, you will feel freeeeeeeeee!
I'll supply the bug spray, you know how those Virginia skeeters be.
Note: Outdoor sessions are only available when it's realistically warm outside, let's not freeze our buns off, ladies.
Reply with ❤️if you would totally be down and 😮if you're not sure!
This was such a fun session to shoot! This is the upstairs of a dairy barn and I used a fog machine blowing through frozen water bottles to get the fog to sit and hover. It didn't go exactly as I had planned, but instead I caught this ethereal image where she arched like a champ! 🙌
❓So which do you like better: the color version or the B&W?
This is what being a woman is like.
I've heard it said that the images that score the highest at The Portrait Masters are the ones born from your imagination.That proved so true for me of the three I submitted.
My friend posted a video of herself swishing around in a big, beautiful tulle skirt and I had a vision of a topless bride waiting for her groom, florals in hand. In my imagination, it looked romantic and hopeful, like promises yet to be whispered and a love that was going to be forged.
I buddied up with my longtime friend @rosscostanza and his wife Jess, and we styled a bridal boudoir session in just 15 days that is still one of my most favorites from this year.
The lighting in this image of Tiece is everything. The way she holds her bouquet and is looking off-camera, just perched on the edge of the bed, waiting.
I wanted to tell that story. And it all started with a skirt. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I'm also incredibly honored to have been awarded Bronze for this photo of my beautiful client. She told me her husband loves silhouettes and I wanted to make sure I captured the light winding it's way around her, from the top of her hair down to her hips and her arm.
I especially love the way the light hits the back of her arm where her strap is tugged down; it whispers intimate.
She told me it was his favorite photo of her.
It is certainly mine. ❤
Hair and 💄by Blush Away Makeup.
I'm incredibly honored to have received a Bronze Award from #theportraitmasters for this photo, which really spoke to me when I captured it.
The setting was perfect, it was the beginning of summer and it had rained that day as it is wont to do in Virginia during the summer.
I saw this vision in my head of these two lovely ladies using the wooden swing at @48fields and I knew we had to make something happen on that side of the property. I wanted it to be a little sassy and capture the beauty of their friendship. See how their hands rest on each other on the right?They've been friends for 23 years (and counting) and this session was the ultimate capture of that.
Hair and 💄 by the amazing Blush Away Makeup and Glam by Jeet. ❤️
"We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Very inspiring TED Talk by Adichie from 2012, well worth a watch!
We teach girls that they can have ambition, but not too much ... to be successful, but not too successful, or they'll threaten men, says author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In this classic talk that started a worldwide conversation about feminism, Adichie asks that we begin to dream about and plan for....
Did You Know: Digital galleries come with beautiful bordered prints, a custom USB, and handmade keepsake boxes. ❤️
Call all the newspapers! I've found Marilyn's reincarnate!!!
Seriously, she is a showstopper here. We shot this in front of the mobile horse trailer bar at @moonvalleyweddings, a private farm in Fredericksburg, VA. Stay tuned for more from this beautiful outdoor session! ⠀
Your identifiers - your hair, your name, that little junk in your trunk - are yours to own. Given to you at birth. Own them. LOVE THEM.
Uzo Aduba didn't always love her name. Hear the story that brought down the house at today's International Day of the Girl rally.
Tell me, who doesn't love fun halters and graphic tees?!
When you book a session with Supernova Boudoir, you get access to the client closet, which includes this halter top and these shorts! Fun fun fun!
Love everything about this! So empowering.
Here is the youtube link to our "This is Me" #Lipsync challenge for those of you who couldn't view the other video! (#Facebookfixit)
ENJOY the video and remember to learn to #loveyourself!!! The World is a beautiful place because of all the beautiful people in it. Be YOU, #BeYOUtiful !
Q: "Do I need to buy a lot of lingerie?" ❓A: 💁 Nope! I always recommend bringing some well-fitting pieces with you, but you also have access to over 30 pieces in the studio wardrobe! Book your glam sesh now at www.supernovaboudoir.com/contact ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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"To all the girls who think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero. You’re the beautiful one. It’s society who’s ugly." - Marylin Monroe ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#boudoirshoot #boudoir #virginiaboudoir #dcboudoir #loudouncounty #fairfaxcounty #empoweringwomen #bodypositivemovement #boudoirinspiration #goaldigger #instaglam #glamourshoot #selflove #dc_living #naturallightphotography #fotograf #northernvirginia #beautyandboudoir
Listen, I am giving Monday "the look", too.
Hair and makeup by my partner in crime, Blushaway Makeup ❤️
It's Saturday! 🌞 Time to lay back and relax in your undies!
When an image of your best friend of 26 years wins the Daily Choice over at AIBP, you feel pretty good (and so does she)!
Go check out all the great work this week 💜
Do it for yourself. ❤
💄 by @blushtones & @flawlessonsite_hr
Hey babes, it's Friday! I'm editing some old work this weekend since it's dreary out and playing with the @infinitecolorpanel! If you're a photographer, you need to check it out, it's pretty amazing (and no, this isn't a sponsored post, I'm just pretty amazed by it). In other news, I haven't hit the bottom of my coffee yet and I still have sand in my eyes.
Hit that love button if you think this lovely woman looks like the bomb dot com.
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