The dream tutu

When I asked Miss K to come in and test some new ideas for the studio, the wardrobe we picked was your standard ideas. Lots of black. A cheeky t-shirt. Fabulous boots.

But after sifting through her bag, I found a small tulle skirt and thought to pair it with her pretty burgandy bralette. A few shots in, my wheels started turning and I remembered my gorgeous ombre tulle skirt from the mother-daughter shoot.

Presenting arms full of tulle, she giggled and said, “Oh my god! My dream tutu.”

This is what we came up with:

Photography: Leslie Cersovski at Lavish Boudoir™

Makeup: Makeup by Adeana

THE Tutu with K in Our Albuquerque Studio

Adeana and I attended the Association of International Boudoir Photographers (always learning to better serve you!) in Boulder, Colorado recently. We came back recharged and ready to play with a willing model. K was perfect the job. She’s a mom (like most of our clients), but she’s also a classically trained dancer. She is also studying acting, so I actually think I’ll have to have her back in for another shoot and let her take more control. But for now, I wanted it to be quite similar to a shoot I’d have with any other client.

She brought a pretty little tulle skirt of her own, but once I saw it, I knew I had to show her my huge pastel pink tulle skirt. She couldn’t see my grin behind the mountain of tulle I was carrying, but I couldn’t wait to see her reaction.

She just about squealed and said,

“Oh my god! My dream tutu!”

Here are a few shots I wanted to share. If you’re interested in where I got the skirt, shoot me an e-mail. I have a little girls’ version, too.

Makeup and Hair: Adeana Dillon
Photography: Leslie Cersovski
Location: Albuquerque Studio

Miss T - Glamour Portraits by Lavish Boudoir


I've dabbled in the genre of beauty or glamour portraiture for a couple of years.  I believe that boudoir portraiture is really only appropriate for women who are no longer teenagers, but there are also so many 18- and 19-year-olds who have outgrown their classic senior portraits.  You know what I'm talking about... the head tilt and the chin resting on your hand, or spot color highlighting a pom pom or musical instrument?  There's an amazing time in a young woman's life when she's figuring out who she is as an adult, an independent young woman.  She's beautiful, she's energetic, she's smart and she's becoming a woman who has the world at her feet.  I'm offering glamour portraits for these women (and those who just like to get dolled up in a frothy dress or trendy outfit regardless of age).  I hope you love these portraits as much as I do. Photography: Leslie Cersovski

Makeup: Adeana Dillon

Hair: Leslie & Adeana

Styling: Leslie