Best Shoot Ever

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“I’ve shot with Gloss before, but this time around I was 7 1/2 months pregnant. I wanted to capture the feminine experience of impending motherhood. It’s a trip! I decided to book with Gloss again because the ladies at Gloss are the best in the business. There is no one I would trust more to make a woman feel beautiful, valued and respected through their shoot. Plus we have a whole lot of fun in the studio, which is important when you are already feeling vulnerable!”

“I was feeling a little bit nervous before this shoot. My body has changed so much in this experience, that I was a bit scared to be so open and show it off. But the Gloss team definitely made me feel fabulous from the moment I sat in the chair, and that calmed me right down. One of my favourite things about my shoot was how excited Marcee was! She kept making really awesome noises as she looked at the shots she was taking. It made me feel so relaxed and confident, and her creative energy was fueling me to try different poses and ideas than I thought I could! I was so happy to have her encouragement.”

“One of my favourite memories from the day was a moment when I was posing looking at my belly, and I could see baby girl moving as she rolled over. I had an overwhelming moment of love for her and smiled. I heard Marcee click the camera just as it happened and I remember thinking, that’s going to be my favourite photo. And it is! Pregnancy has been a really hard journey for me, and to look at the photos and see the most beautiful and sacred gift I have been given, was overwhelming. It shocked me how womanly I looked, but made me feel so proud of what my body can do. I feel so grateful these women could capture my true joy over becoming a mother, and I know I am going to look back at these photos forever, and eventually so will my daughter.”

“I would tell other women that are considering a shoot with Gloss that there is no better time then now! Instead of telling yourself you need to prepare, or go on a cleanse, or work out more, just show up as yourself. Because this experience, will actually make you realize that you are perfect just as you are! It empowers your current body and boosts your current frame of mind. It’s not just about the photos, it’s about how it feels to actively participate in self-love! What on earth are you waiting for?”

 

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We had the gorgeous Gloss Girl P at our Vancouver Boudoir Studio so that she could gift a session to her fiancé for their wedding! We originally met her when we took part in the Brock House wedding show, and were so excited to finally get her in the studio!

“I decided to book my session with Gloss because I saw their photos at a wedding show and was intrigued by how amazing their photos are! I was feeling pretty confident before my shoot. My hair dryer broke the same morning. This just made me a bit flustered and didn’t want to miss my photoshoot. Thankfully I was able to dry it at the salon downstairs! I was a few minutes late but the girls made sure I had enough time for my shoot.”

“One of my favourite things from my shoot was Marcee! She’s a great photographer and knows how to direct her clients well, I really enjoyed working with her! She is a great and vital part of Gloss’ team. She made me feel confident and reassured that my fiancé will love the photos. I also really loved how she focused on the blue sapphires of my engagement ring as my fiancé will love those little details!”

 

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We love whenever Gloss Girl P comes into the studio to play! You can see Part 1 of her session with us here. We wanted everyone to get to know her a little better, so we had her answer some fun questions! Check out her answers below:

1. What’s your favorite movie?

Breakfast at Tiffany’s 

2 Favorite TV show that’s currently on?

Oh! Either Scandal or GLOW 

3. On a scale of one to ten how excited are you about life right now?

15! A lot of really cool things are on the go right now – making my dreams come to reality! 

4. Twitter or Instagram?

Instagram 

5. Who should EVERYONE be following right now?

@femalecollective for rad babes with the power mantras 

@natalia_benson for the most beautiful (and eclectic!) take on astrology

@sundays_are_for_lovers for words that will make your heart swell over and over again. 

 

6. What’s your favorite food?

Pineapple! 

7. Favorite dessert?

I’ll never say no to a cupcake. 

8. Coffee or tea?

Coffee always 

9. Favourite musical artist?

Lana del Rey 

10. Favorite song?

“Tiny Dancer” by Elton John 

11. Best gift you’ve ever received?

An ancestry DNA kit! So creative + thoughtful. 

12. What’s your favorite board game?

Life! 

13. What’s your favorite country to visit?

England – I could live in London in a heartbeat! 

14. What’s your favorite color?

Currently: ballerina pink 

15. Best way to de-stress?

Taking a bath with a large glass of red wine or meeting a friend for a stroll along the seawall. 

16. What is your most favorite thing about yourself?
After a long time, I really know who I am and what I bring to the table as a woman, artist, teacher, friend and partner. I’m so happy with my heart as I’m following it really hard + things are finally paying off after a long time. Also, I’m also super digging my new bangs…they are such a part of me, I can’t believe I didn’t have them until now! 

 

17. What are you listening to right now?

The whole soundtrack for my show “LUST” coming May 10 + 11 to The Rio Theatre. The soundtrack is spicy….Otis Redding, Childesh Gambino, Madonna…it’s so good! 

18. Favorite smell?

Palo santo 

19. Scary film or happy endings?

Happy endings 

20. Favorite season?

I’m really, really enjoying spring this year! The cherry and flower blossoms make me so happy. 

21. Three people alive or dead that you would like to have dinner with?

My muse, Bettie Page, Barack Obama and Beyonce. 

22. What is the farthest you have been from home?

Europe – likely Switzerland or Italy if we want to get into specific geography 

23. Lipstick or lip gloss?

Both! 

24. What book have you read again and again?

“Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Tracy Chevalier 

25. What would be the title of your autobiography?

The Traveling Showgirl 

26. Last photograph you took?

I met my friend’s newborn baby + we had a little photoshoot! He’s beautiful. 

 

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It was a super special day when we had the beautiful Gloss Girl T join us at our Vancouver Boudoir Studio! She brought all of her AOS sass to her session, and we absolutely LOVE how her images turned out!

“I have been wanting to do a boudoir session for about year. I reinvented myself, and learned to honestly love myself for the first time in my life. Through the darkness I found beauty and light and I wanted to document it. I decided to book with Gloss Boudoir because my dear friend Meg has done all my photos that have documented the important moments in my life. As she is now part of the Gloss team, there was no question about where I would go!”

“One of my favourite things about my shoot was how supportive and empowering the Gloss Girls were. I instantly felt like a super model. Before I came into the studio, I had been sliding down hill on my self love, so having moments like when Meg captured me belly laughing, really made for some special memories!”

“I would tell other women that are considering a shoot with Gloss Boudoir, just do it! Not for anyone else but yourself. You’re a beautiful goddess, embrace it.”

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This was my second session with Gloss, my first session was in 2015, and since then my aura and energy has completely shifted. I wanted to come in as a blank canvas, and have the girls direct the shoot. It was really nice to have so much guidance and encouragement throughout the session!  I didn’t come in trying to sell ‘my brand’ I came in as just myself, and was excited to see what would happen!  I have had many of my co workers and friends book through gloss, and the images that get created are always so authentic. It easy to feel beautiful in a room full of beautiful babes inside and out!”

“Before my shoot, I was so so so excited, but also nervous. I walked in with no expectations,  all I knew was that I wanted big hair! Tarah nailed it, and I was so pleased! As far as the shoot was concerned, I was nervous- I felt so exposed and vulnerable and was defiantly pushing myself in outfits that I had never worn before. One of my favourite things in my shoot was the direction! I was so so taken care of, after the first couple of shots,  I had complete trust that with the direction, the photo was gonna bang!”

“I would tell other women that are considering a shoot, JUST DO IT! It is something every women should experience! You go through so many emotions, but at the end of the day, you see yourself in a different light that you don’t often get to see. If you have already done one…do another one! My shoots capture where I am at in a certain point of my life, not to mention these babes are there to make you feel and look like a million bucks!”

“When I saw my photos for the first time, I was floored! I do a fair amount of shoots and I usually know what angles work and how they are going to look. In these shots, I have never felt so god damn W-O-M-E-N. I looked and felt like the women I am growing into, vulnerable yet powerful. I don’t see myself in that light vert often.”

“Gloss, you babes are the bomb.com and the shoot seriously changed my perspective on my body right now. I have been feeling fluffy and out of shape but seeing how my body has shifted and is carrying the weight…made me re-fall in love with myself so I thank you!”

 

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