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Loveliness // A Long Beach Intimate Portrait Session

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. 

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Shot on location in Long Beach.

Makeup by Brittany Mercer

Photography by Sidney Kraemer

Inspired by the word lovely, light pink florals were mixed with a wardrobe of long laced nightgowns, grey robes and sweet negligee. We didn't want Banke to appear to made up. The makeup was kept natural with strong highlights. That extra bit of glimmer, adding a bit of fantasy. The smallest of flower petals were placed below an eye for one look, with tiny white pearls. A loose bundle of spray roses is held as a bouquet and a short white veil made an appearance with roses attached to the bottom.

In a world that demands loudness and seems made for extroverts, stillness can often be overlooked. In the quiet though, there is much beauty. In our natural state, we are lovely.

In a world, that can often be painful and ugly; be the beauty, be the light.

and hug your own curves // an intimate portrait session

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Finally sharing this most beautiful intimate boudoir session. Below are the highlights. We wanted to mix the modern boudoir ideas of the white sheet and bathtub with a warm, relaxed vibe. Drawing inspiration from classical paintings, the session was all about embracing oneself, connecting with the body in order to see the soul. 

Kiss your own fingertips

and hug your own curves.

You are made of waves of honey

and spicy peppers when it is necessary.

You are a goddess,

I hope you haven't forgotten.

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poem by Emery Allen