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Get to know your Artist | Renata Kelly-Rippy
 

It’s time for another introduction of one of our Northern Virginia boudoir makeup artists who will most likely be scheduled to get you camera ready for your boudoir session.

Renata has also experienced a boudoir session with Julie Socher Boudoir so while you’re in her chair feeling all the nerves, she knows exactly how you feel and she will tell you all about it!

Here’s a little more about Renata and why she’s the pro when it comes to makeup and hair!


Are you in full glam mode everyday?
Heck no!  I'm just like any other girl on the go (Ha!) Over the last few years, I've mastered my go to everyday look that makes me feel "together".  I am a huge fan of having a Lippie Wardrobe (5 awesome lipsticks you feel great in) to switch things up.

What is your "go to" look for your own hair and makeup routine? 
My go to look is foundation, brows, blush and a great lip.  For my hair, I recently did a big chop and added color.  

What is your favorite boudoir makeup look?
Right now, I'm into fleshy/peachy looks.  I think its so sexy and fresh 

Working with a wide variety of clients, how do you manage different skin tones and hair textures?
Being a woman of color, when I first started doing makeup, it was really important for my clients to feel included.  I never want anyone to feel as if they can be beautiful or get the same experience different there skin tone or hair type.  This topic is coming up more and more in the industry and I love it.

What are your top 3 favorite products? 
Products are so overwhelming, even for makeup artists.  Everyday there is some amazing new product to try.  But right now, my favorites are LanoLips lip balm, Makeup Forever HD liquid foundation and NARS soft matte concealer

If you could tell your clients anything before their boudoir session, what would it be? 
You deserve this.  Enjoy this moment of freedom.  For me, it was finally learning to accept myself as I was.  Its the first step in learning about unconditional love.  Often we put stipulations on when we can love ourselves and that has to stop.  With each client, I learn something new about myself, the world and how important it is to connect with who we are on the inside.

Where can someone find you for services other than boudoir?

Website: www.renatalynettemakeup.com

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/renatalynettemua/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/renatalynettebridalboudoir/

Email: renata@renatalynettemakeup.com

 
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Renata’s makeup by Melyssa Chisley IG:@makeup_lyssa

 
She wanted to empower herself after a tough separation | Northern VA boudoir photographer
 

Something I love about boudoir photography, is a lot of the women I meet do a boudoir session for many different reasons. And I can totally relate to C for her reason. Boudoir is used to celebrate new milestones, new relationships, and new chapters in life. So as C is entering her new chapter, what better way to mark this time with an empowering boudoir session in the Washington DC studio!

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I went through a really rough marriage and separation. My self esteem was down in the dumps. I had heard women talk about this being an empowering experience and wanted to try it for myself. The moment I saw Julie’s images on her website, I loved the dark, moody style and knew that was exactly the manner I wanted to be captured.

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I’m naturally very self conscious and was certain I would feel awkward and embarassed being practically naked in front of someone I had met for 20 minutes once in my life. 

This absolutely did not happen! Julie and her beautiful, sunny smile greeted me at the entrance to her gorgeous studio. Kristen was there and between the two of them I felt welcome and began to ease up. A glass of bubbly helped me along, and after being pampered in hair and makeup, the session began. 

At that point I worries about not knowing what to do. But Julie jumped right in from the beginning and explained the terms she would be using and showed me exactly how to pose. It felt like the most natural experience ever, and the last thing I was was self conscious! I couldn’t believe that I didn’t think twice about walking out of the dressing area in nothing but fishnets without second guessing myself for one second. 

Julie is warm and sweet and one of those people you feel you’ve known forever within moments. She’s chatty and funny and makes the entire experience just wonderful!!

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When I got up the next morning and went to work feeling like my back was a little straighter and I was walking. Little taller next to the self-confidence Julie and her camera somehow bestowed upon me!

Every woman should give herself the gift of a boudoir session with Julie. I looked at several options but judging from the results of my photos, there is no question Julie was done the best possible option! You will feel confident and beautiful and on top of the world!

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Outfit Styling for Your Boudoir Session | Virginia Boudoir Photography
 

Boudoir photo shoots can be very up-close and personal, so it’s important to hire a photographer you trust to get you looking and feeling your best. It’s equally as important to find a place that will expertly fit you into lingerie for your photos.

The Washington, DC lingerie store, LeBustiere Boutique, is among the best in the business. Because the stylists there insist there is no one “correct” style formula they adhere to (other than to help clients look and feel their sexiest), I’ve asked each stylist for their best boudoir tips. Here are their answers:

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Marcha:

My go-to look for boudoir styling is classic hollywood glamour. I love the traditional bra and panty sets with garters, but my favorite thing to give women is a classic chemise  that hits mid-thigh. I think it’s so sexy to some skin - but not too much! Sheer, lace chemises are prefect for a classy and sophisticated style.

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Rachel:

I’m a fan of high-waist panties with attached garter straps! It’s such an easy look that photographs well for someone who isn’t comfortable with using a separate garter belt. I like to pair interesting stockings with this look - our fishnet thigh-high tights and nude stockings with a red seam are my favorite go-tos. The high-waist panty is flattering way to hide the midsection while looking long and lean.

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Stephanie:

It’s always my goal to have every one of my clients walk out with a unique look - I challenge myself to never style two women the same way. I love to give each woman options that are versatile and interchangeable. My favorite look, though, is very simple: a cut-out panty with pearls or beads in the back. Interesting panties paired with a simple bed sheet or t shirt is the recipe for a perfect glamour shot!

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Tamra:

Anything colorful and different is what I gravitate toward when styling someone for a boudoir shoot. My favorite piece right now is this thick red garter belt with detachable gold handcuffs and a matching open bra and panty set. It’s gorgeous and unlike anything I’ve seen in any other store  - so hot! The accessories can be a really fun thing to use when taking photos.

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Jehan:

I love pushing our clients out of their comfort zones and putting them in something strappy for one of their looks. The items we carry are very high-quality so they never look too risque - they just add the right amount of “wow” to the pictures.   With strappy details, it all depends on where the lines hit the body; curvier women typically look best with some extra straps around the chest, and slender women look great with extra straps around the waist and thigh.

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Colleen:

To me, it’s all about how our clients feel about themselves. I can tell when a woman feels self-conscious about something I’ve given her to try on, and when she feels radiant and confident. Before I style, I make sure to size carefully and I always ask what the client loves about her body and build from there. Instead of focusing on what she doesn’t like, I focus on what she loves about herself! Confidence and proper fit is everything.

To summarize, the talented stylists at LeBustiere Boutique recommend these 5 tips:

  1. Go with what you feel great in

  2. Use strappy pieces to draw attention up toward the chest or down toward the waist

  3. Try high-waisted panties with attached garter straps as an alternative to garter belts

  4. Less is more; a delicate, detailed panty with a sheet or t-shirt is very sexy

  5. Don’t be afraid of color and accessories

Interested in keeping in touch with Le Bustiere?

Website: www.lebustiere.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lebustiere/

Email: info@lebustiere.com

 

Thinking of your own boudoir session? Drop me a line!

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