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She re-made herself in the sunlight.

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Outfit 1. Asos | Outfit 2. For Love and Lace  | HMUA: Makeup by Kim Porter | HMUA: Beauty by Sharra  | Venue: Lewis Dream Home  | Film development & scanning: Richard Photo Lab

Elegance and sensuality are not mutually exclusive. Boudoir photography, at its best, is as emotional as it is sensual. Natural light perfectly compliments this atmosphere of quiet intimacy. Romance is found in simplicity; the hands, the eyes, and subtle movements.

Taking the step to be photographed in an intimate setting, though empowering, first requires the confidence to allow yourself to be vulnerable, and as much as sensuality is a part of the human experience to be embraced, vulnerability is too. Accepting and embracing our own vulnerability is what inspires confidence.

“If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred.” Walt Whitman

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“If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred.” Walt Whitman

In seeking inspiration for this boudoir session, we were inspired by the free & whimsical mood of pool, the shadows cast by the interior of the Villa Centofinestre, and how they accentuated both the wardrobe of our subject and her sensuous curves. Using natural light and film as our tools, our goal, together with our stylist Federica Beni, was to walk away with a photo-story that drew from our Italian setting, that was sensual but elegant, and finally, that was unapologetically feminine. The pieces from Liv Hart & Girl With a Serious Dream were such a joy to photograph, but our subject even more so, as she truly embraced the mood and setting. Having never been photographed in a manner like this before, it was a pleasure to demonstrate to our workshop class the experience of working with a subject as we would a real client. From Wedding Sparrow: “Part one and part two of Michael & Carina Photography‘s epic Italian photography workshop tell part of the story of this incredible getaway. While we had to leave prior to this insanely emotive, vulnerable, and artistic boudoir session, we were chomping at the bit to see the results. When talented artisans like stylist Honey & Cinnamon, bridal accessory and robe designer Girl with A Serious Dream, and hair and makeup stylist Organic Brides come together, you just know the story will be moving.


Photography & Workshop Hosting: Michael & Carina Photography | Design and Planning: Honey & Cinnamon | Florist: ISA Events | Venue: The Villa Centofinestre | Model Agency: 4 Upper Models | Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist: Stella Mongodi of Organic Brides | Bridal Lingerie and Robes: Girl with a Serious Dream | Veil & Headpieces: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart | Jewelry: Susie Saltzman | Lingerie & Robes: Girl with A Serious Dream | Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Tara Spencer | Film Lab Sponsor: Richard Photo Lab | Ribbon: Orchidee de Soie | Menswear: Luca Paolo Rossi | Dinnerware: Guidi Lenci



“If I ever marry, love,
then ever only with you."