Island Beach State Park Boudoir Photographer| Island Beach, NJ

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You all know me by now, I absolutely adore a good boudoir shoot. This beach themed shoot with Ashley was absolutely to die for. I love when a bride-to-be takes the leap and decides to give her future husband a shockingly sexy, yet elegant photo shoot as his wedding gift.

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Ashley was a total champ-it was chilly and breezy on the beach, but she took it in stride and gave me such amazing poses. At one point, horseback riders rode past us and it just made the day that much better.

I'm a true body positive advocate; I feel all women should embrace their body types and their features and a boudoir shoot with the right photographer can intensify that self love and birth it into a work of personal art.

I had such a great time getting to know Ashley and help her create such a personal, romantic and fun gift for her favorite guy. I hope she felt the same as she looked, beautiful, empowering and on top of the world.

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{links below for venue + vendors}

Location: Island Beach State Park
Hair & Make Up – MLP Dream Team Preferred Vendor Lindsey Herring
Lingerie/Bathing Suit – Victoria’s Secret – www.victoriassecret.com

600 Main Street Boudoir: Krystal

Photographing, my high school Krystal, was so much fun! I was so excited when she contacted me for a boudoir session. Krystal wanted to be photographed, for her husband, for a Christmas present. What's even more amazing is that she couldn't wait until Christmas, so she gave them to her husband already!

Krystal is a mother of two, so it was great to see her get glammed up, let her hair down, be pampered and have fun for a few hours! The location was at one of my favorite boudoir session spots: 600 Main Bed & Breakfast in downtown Toms River. Every room is stunning-with antique furniture and vintage bathrooms and accents. The natural light is perfect for boudoir sessions; whimsical and romantic.

Here's to confidence and beauty-

Meghan Leigh

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{links below for venue & vendor info)

Location: 600 Main St www.600mainnj.com

Hair & Make Up: Perfect Bridals By Christina www.perfectbridalsbychristina.com

Lingerie: Victoria's Secret www.victoriassecret.com & Adore Me www.adoreme.com

Spring Bridal Boudoir: Brittany

Last Spring, I photographed Brittany, in Oceanport. This photo shoot was for her now husband, as a wedding gift.

I really love how confident Brittany is. She had lost a lot of weight and her body positive vibes was beautifully captured, in every photo. She customized the boudoir session by wanting to be outdoors, since her then fiance, loves the outdoors so much. I thought it was a really sweet idea that she kept her fiance's favorite thing (besides her), in mind.

I absolutely love the intimacy that's captured, during a boudoir session. Brittany was an amazing subject to photograph and I can only imagine how much her husband loved his wedding gift.

Here's to confidence and beauty-

Meghan Leigh

{links below for boudoir session info}

Make up: Perfect Bridals By Christina http://www.perfectbridalsbychristina.com/

Lingerie: Victoria's Secret www.victoriassecret.com

Flowers: Desiree Dean Designs www.desireedeandesigns.com

 

600 Main Street Styled Boudoir

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with a few of my friends who are in the creative business, as well. I wanted to do a styled boudoir session at 600 Main Street Victorian Bed & Breakfast in Toms River, NJ. I wanted to celebrate women. So many of us are so hard on ourselves, on how we see ourselves when we look in the mirror.

Myself included. I am certainly not one to think I'm perfect, because I'm not. No one is. I think thats the most beautiful thing about it all. I think imperfection is beautiful. Every freckle, every extra pound that you wish you could just lose, that awkward phase you get into when you're trying to grow out a short hair cut, chipped fingernail polish, you name it. Everything is so beautiful about womanhood. We need to celebrate ourselves more, and criticize less. Life is already hard, why make it harder?

The first time I had someone inquire about a boudoir session, I'll admit I was scared. I was so worried of not capturing her as she really was, beautiful. I wasn't sure how I was going to pull it off. I'm not afraid to admit that. Once I started photographing everything fell into place. After I was done and looked back on the photos, I was so happy that I accomplished capturing all of her beautiful angles and uniqueness. At that moment boudoir was something I wanted to dive in to, body and soul. I put my all into each and every boudoir session. I don't want you to want to be photoshopped, there is no reason for it. You are perfect just the way you are. Each and every session I do is about showing that, is about empowering women. I love helping women see themselves in the mirror as they should.

Now when I looked for models for this styled shoot, I had the help of my very good friend, Desiree. We couldn't have been more excited for this day to come.

My first model, Jenna. Jenna is a hair and make up artist, as well as stunning! When I approached Jenna about modeling for the shoot, she was nervous. She told me she had to think about it. This was completely understandable, wondering if allowing someone to show photos of you when you're in lingerie is a good idea or not. I get it. I've been there. When she said it was good to go, and agreed to do it. I was so excited and happy. Jenna is a strong, funny, witty girl. She's independent, and shamelessly so. Her laugh is genuine, and she can make anyone laugh. She also has a phenomenal voice. She's a go-getter. Not sure whether to believe me? See for yourself...

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I told you so. That's really all I have to say. She is FIERCE.

Now, the second model that was chosen, Jessica. Jessica is a free spirited dancer. She's one of the sweetest women I've ever met. She's so kind and so genuine. Her laugh is contagious and beautiful. She's also a yoga teacher. She has many traits, and it's so admirable. She loves life and that radiates around the room you're in with her. Check out Jessica...

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Thank you to the beautiful woman that helped me pull this off. That helped these women feel as beautiful as they ever could be. Without you ladies, I'm not sure I would have been able to accomplish such a gorgeous and fun boudoir session. I hold you near and dear to my heart, and I'm so glad I have met you.

Flower Jewelry & Florals: Desiree Dean Designs

Bed & Breakfast: 600 Main St Bed & Breakfast

Hair: Lindsey Herring, The Beauty Store & Salon

Make Up: Perfect Bridals By Christina

Black Corset: Adore Me