Behind the Scenes of Lavish Boudoir | Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Behind the Scenes of Lavish Boudoir

 

Behind the Scenes of Lavish Boudoir

Miss D agreed to let us film her photoshoot from start to finish to show you just what it's like. Just how easy, fun and fabulous.

Photos to come next week! Stay tuned!

Photography: Leslie Cersovski Video: Kate Herrera Makeup: Edgar Campos

Miss D | Glamour Photoshoot | Albuquerque, NM

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I'm a Cali girl by nature, but I love some sexy voluminous big hair glamour photos.

A letter to Ms D:

Ms. D, We've known each other 30ish years and I cannot believe you still let me do your makeup and take your photo. Ever since Christmas eve in the late '90s, we've been playing dress up. You've never needed much makeup to look AMAZING. Remember how everyone would tell you that you looked like the girl from My Girl? It's those crazy long lashes and doe eyes. Guess what... you're even prettier now. You don't need my help to be beautiful, but it sure is fun to play with the beauty God gave you. I love you so much, thank you for modeling for me.

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Miss J | Mom's Day Off

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J, You won me over with wine, chocolate and bedroom toys. Wait, that sounds so wrong. Ha! But really, when I went to a friend of a friend's house for your Pure Romance party, I honestly wasn't all that enthusiastic.  I usually end up spending money on stuff I don't need. But you were so charming from the beginning with scooting your adorable 1 year old out the door with his daddy, your somewhat obsessive cat, enormous dogs and welcoming smile that crinkles your eyes.

Photo by Leslie Cersovski at Lavish Boudoir - Albuquerque, New Mexico - www.LavishBoudoir.comHere's the thing, and I haven't told you this before, but I totally misread you on first impression. I thought you were shy, reserved and far from the confident, sensual woman you really are.  I knew you were a whole different woman, when you started acting out a particularly funny moment one might encounter in bed. THAT was a woman I wanted to photograph.

Photo by Leslie Cersovski at Lavish Boudoir - Albuquerque, New Mexico - www.LavishBoudoir.comSo I sent you a little voucher to show you what I do, and I was ecstatic when you called. I was in Florida visiting family and my kid had barfed on me that morning (twice). So to say it was the highlight of my day would be the understatement of the year.

Photo by Leslie Cersovski at Lavish Boudoir - Albuquerque, New Mexico - www.LavishBoudoir.com

We did your consults and tried on the new teddy I had from Yandy.com and a super sexy shaper skirt that seemed like it was made for you.  We found you a pretty lacy little bra from Claudette, because as you pointed out, you hadn't really lingerie shopped since before your baby. Your curves made your lingerie look beautiful.

Photo by Leslie Cersovski at Lavish Boudoir - Albuquerque, New Mexico - www.LavishBoudoir.com

You mentioned you had done a boudoir shoot before, and I got so nervous. It's always a bit intimidating to photograph someone who has expectations in place. But I think we nailed it.  How about you?

Photo by Leslie Cersovski at Lavish Boudoir - Albuquerque, New Mexico - www.LavishBoudoir.com

Thank you to you and your wonderful-adoring-husband-of-the-year (and good luck to his dreams of being a test pilot... so cool).

Makeup by Edgar Campos Hair by Andrew Madvin Photography by Leslie Cersovski

Photo by Leslie Cersovski at Lavish Boudoir - Albuquerque, New Mexico - www.LavishBoudoir.com

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Miss J - Headshots - Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Another set of personal branding portraits for Miss J. We met at one of her Pure Romance parties, but that's all I'm going to say for now. I'm saving the details for her upcoming post of her super sexy boudoir photos. Makeup by Edgar Campos Hair by Andrew Madvin Photography by Leslie Cersovski

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Miss T | Curves are Sexy

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Dear T, Oh my goodness, I cannot tell you how grateful I am that you allowed me to photograph you.  I never know when I'm going to meet my next client, but I certainly wasn't expecting it at a garage sale with workout clothes on and a kid in tow. I am so glad you stopped me. When you told me, "I've always wanted to do something like that," I knew we had to connect.

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You've so graciously endorsed me to everyone from your sister to strangers, even before you stepped foot in my studio.  But you'd plan to book, then change your mind, then plan, then change your mind.  Finally, I knew it was in your heart to go through with it, but you needed a shove (I mean gentle nudge) in the right direction.

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You did a quick shoot and that emerald corset from the studio looked so GORGEOUS on you.  And of course we couldn't go wrong with white sheets. Your makeup was a bit overwhelming for a fresh-faced woman, but I knew you'd love it in the finished product. Red lips + blue eyes = magic

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When I forbade you from making hurtful comments about yourself, it's because those are unkind things for a person to say about a woman I consider a friend.  A human with so many beautiful physical and emotional qualities that I personally adore. If a stranger had walked in and said something like that to you, I'd have slapped him.

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The day of your photo reveal, I could tell you held your breath. Somehow, despite your enthusiasm for others to book, you had no idea what to expect.

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You cried, I cried... and I couldn't have been happier to show you just how sexy you are. It was an honor to be trusted by you.  I know that was no easy task.

Makeup by Edgar Campos Hair by Andrew Madvin Photography by Leslie Cersovski

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Miss E | Hot Mama

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Dear E, It was fate... a tiny little vendor fair. Like ten people attended... but you did! You had your beautiful daughter with you.  I'm not so great at those kinds of events. One time a young woman in South Georgia went running (literally running) away when she saw what I offer, and I think that traumatized me a bit.  So I quietly showed you my samples and I crossed my fingers. You mentioned your long-distance relationship, and that you'd been toying with the idea of a boudoir shoot for him.

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For him... ha.  That's how it all starts. Then it turns into this experience of being pampered, taking care of yourself.  You're a single mom, who works and goes to school.  So basically, you have about .2 seconds to yourself on any given day.

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You were so amazing at showing your sensual side.  You have any almost feline quality to your confidence. It just pours from your photos.  I loved creating the too-hot-for-the-blog shower shots.  Whew!

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I know you said your guy was thrilled (duh!), but what I'm most excited about is your own folio box. A box of gorgeous photos to remind yourself that you're worth it.

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I cannot wait to photograph you again. It was such an honor for you to spend your hard-earned money with me.  I think you'll treasure these photos for a lifetime... oh and he will too.

Makeup by Edgar Campos Hair by Andrew Madvin Photography by Leslie Cersovski

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Miss G | Supermom

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Oh, G... if I could just photograph clients like you all the time, my heart would be so full.  I remember you calling to inquire.  It was a sunny day and I was enjoying the weather while working from my backyard.  You sounded so nervous, I could hear the tremor in your voice.  Honestly, when we hung up... I thought I'd never hear from you again. I can't tell you how proud I was to see the booking notice in my inbox.  

I thought you were going to cancel on me at any given point.  I kept waiting for the e-mail that said, "I'm just not ready."  But you were so brave.

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I cannot believe you didn't bring a thing to the try-on session besides a dress (despite specifically wanting a boudoir shoot). I'm sorry I couldn't stop giggling about the hot pink sports bra you wore under all my studio lingerie. But you rallied and we made it work... and I never would have guessed that a pair of leopard panties from WalMart could be so damn sexy. I hear a little Gretchen Wilson playing in my mind when I see that photo.

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You were like this butterfly and I got to watch the whole transformation.  From the moment you looked in the mirror after the makeover... I knew this was going to be an epic shoot.  You looked, in a word... stunning.  You stood straighter, you smiled more easily and you were ready to rock it.

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After making such tremendous strides in your weight loss, you look incredible.  And I think these photos reflected back to you the woman that you are (someone who deserves the best from life) and erased the woman you were (someone who was always putting others before yourself). You're a nurturer day in and day out, and that's why I think people love you.  But after a year of nurturing your body, I hope we got to help you nurture your soul.

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Thank you G, it was an honor to photograph you.  I can't wait to have you back!

Makeup by Edgar Campos Hair by Andrew Madvin Photography by Leslie Cersovski

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Sister Beauty Shoot - Lavish Boudoir

"She's my sister.  Break her heart and I'll break your face."  - Unknown Okay, I was going to post a syrupy sweet quote about sisters, but this is a little more accurate.  These are some seriously feisty girls.  Adeana and I like to keep things running smoothly; we have a system that works.  And then you get girls like these.  Ha! Enthusiastic, sarcastic, energetic and a tad wild do not even begin to describe these girls.  They're the type of girl to sign the other up for a reality show without telling her.  I finally had to separate them in order to get more than just laughing expressions.  Each is so beautiful and they love each other like crazy.  What a blessing it is to be a sister and to have one.

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Miss L - Tallahassee, Florida

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I love it when good clients recommend a friend. L and I have been trying to work out a shoot, but we could never coordinate schedules. She lived in South Florida and I never visited the area at a good time. So when she moved up north to the Tallahassee area, we got it together! I could not be happier that we did. Full disclosure: I was sooo nervous before her shoot. She had worked with other photographers before and had both good and not-so-good experiences. I wanted to make sure this was her best experience yet and that her pictures were flawless. She invested in a deluxe shoot which means 2 different makeup looks and 6 wardrobe changes. Go big or go home, right???

We started with a hollywood glamour look and draped her in our red satin sheets and our diamante necklace. Then we decked her out in the studio's Agent Provocateur classic black satin corset and set up a glittering backdrop to catch the light from our super awesome utility lights from Lowe's.

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Next Adeana took her to a more contemporary glamour style with her makeup and berry tinted lips.  That's when we saw it!  She is a dead ringer for Scarlett Johansson.  After taking a few dark and mysterious portraits, I took that idea and ran with it.  I couldn't resist playing with some pink tulle, mixing it up with a black plunging teddy and then stripping her down in front of the brick wall because she told me how she just loves texture in photographs.

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laying down in heelsimplied nude photo brick wallL, you were such a pleasure to photograph.  You are so gorgeous and funny.  That's a rare combination.  Thank you for allowing me to share your beautiful pictures.

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  • Makeup by Adeana Dillon
  • Hair by Leslie Cersovski
  • Styling & Photography by Leslie Cersovski
  • Lingerie by Agent Provocateur & Victoria's Secret

Miss B - Lavish Boudoir - Valdosta, Georgia

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B is one of those women who draws you in with her honesty, her kindness and her candidness.  The first time we spoke on the phone she spoke lovingly of her husband who sustained a severe injury while in combat and about her traumatic birthing experience which left her with physical scars she doesn't love.  What amazes me is that her heart is still full enough to open her home to a person in need.  Despite her sweetness, all I could think of after hearing her stories is badass...  I mean seriously...  I told her that I had to photograph her as a strong and confident woman who takes life with bravery and immense strength.  This is what I came up with...

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Miss K - Lavish Boudoir - Sacramento, CA 2010

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Miss K has more spirit inside her than you can ever imagine.  She's so candid and never hesitates to share a kind word.  She's touched heart several times, just when I needed it. We have known each other in passing for 15+ years.  I'd have shared her photos years ago, but she just got the emotional nudge she needed to sign the model release.  As all my clients know, I never share a single image without permission.  With permission granted, I couldn't wait to share.  So in honor of Flashback Friday, Miss K in 2010. copyright Leslie Cerosvski @ www.LavishBoudoir... - all rights reserved.

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Miss K - Lavish Boudoir - Valdosta, Georgia

What an amazing woman! She's been through surgeries that left scars. She raised two beautiful daughters and they've turned into wonderful young women like their mama. I got to see one of their engagement pictures. Congrats to the happy couple! She's married to a man she's crazy about. What a babe! With a career in esthetics, she knows how to take care of herself. She is luminescent even without a hint of makeup. In Adeana Dillon's chair, she transformed from natural beauty to total sex kitten. She brought out her beautiful eyes with a copper-toned smokey eye and bold lashes. I could have photographed this lady for hours. I'm guessing she'd disagree. Like most of my clients, she was surprised how physically rigorous modeling can be.

Thank you, K, for trusting me to share your beauty with the world.

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