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Interlaced series

 

Many a time, we dedicate this blog to beauty, after all, it is what we have been capturing for many years of our work in the photography field – the beauty of form, motion, boudoir, femininity, maternity, elegance, and love. But, once in a while, we like to ponder the more hidden aspects of this term – those of the more concealed and complicated emotions, struggles, and even pain. We believe it is very important to explore many different topics through art and photography, some that may even be hard to talk about, and aknowledge the challenges that many modern women face. After all, we know from our personal experience that when women get to see they are not alone in their journey, feeling the empowerement, courage and support behind a likeminded community, the more they may grow and succeed against any odds together. It was this premise and a wish to help that has prompted our creative director to bring to life a series of very special photographs, each dedicated to the many struggles and multi faceted roles of a modern woman.

Called “Enterlaced” this creative series was exhibited and sold to support a local Toronto women’s shelter that provides protection and living arrangement for women suffering from abuse. Strong, emotional movement, and special overlays portray the raw, the naked, and the difficult emotions behind the stunning models that took part in this series. These photos have a certain haunting beauty to them and remain one of our absolute favorite works, so we are very excited to show them to you here!

 

Is boudoir for you?

 

All of us, at one point or another, have come across self limiting beliefs. They creep into our lives and make themselves at home, disguised as good reason, caution, and understanding. To make matters worse, many a time, these believes are not even our own! Perhaps some heard from their grandmother that soccer is not a sport for girls while others were told that a career in (insert a field of choice) is a dead end. We probably heard so many of them that, at times, we don’t even realize how a self limiting belief settles into our mind and prevents us from discovering our potential and reaching new horizons! We, at Kissed By Light Studio, come across self limiting beliefs all the time, after all, we work in a subject that is often a taboo in our society to this day – sensuality. Don’t get us wrong, for each subject there is a right place and time, and some people have, perhaps, just never really explored the field yet. But, all too often, we come across beautiful, inspiring women who have a strong self limiting belief that such things as lingerie, heels, and boudoir photography can’t work for them and that they might look silly donning a pair of stockings! It is hard to say how that belief came to be, after all, we all have our own unique story, but there is one thing that we can tell for sure – it is just another self limiting belief, one that we have proven false to hundreds of women over the past 10 years! We often trick ourselves into thinking that in order to look good in lingerie, we should look like a certain type of lingerie model from that advertisement we saw the other day, however, it is the other way around! Lingerie is made to make us look flirty and sensual, it is made to fit our body well and flatter our curves. And so is boudoir photography – every angle we seek, every pose we come up with, every detail serves a purpose in creating a boudoir photo that makes our subject look her most unique, beautiful, and captivating self! So, the next time you catch yourself thinking that boudoir and all its attributes are not for you, ask yourself: “Is it my choice or just a self limiting belief?” You might be surprised by the answer!

Recently, we had a great pleasure creating boudoir looks for a lovely Miss S. An absolute stunner, she looked spectacular in every one of her looks, and we had such a great time putting together set ups to fit her style and personality! In the end, we went with our airy and flirty “cloud” looks, a series of striking red rose looks, and a formal portrait! We hope that you enjoy this photo series!

 

 

 

Celebration of life

 

One of the many things we love about matenity photo sessions is the opportunity to go big in everything! From striking gowns to specially designed artificial light set ups, every detail can and should be as powerful, unique, and beautiful as the mother to be herself! Every maternity session becomes an exploration and an experiment as we don’t shy away from taking on new directions and creative freedom’s, ensuring that the resulting photos are captivating and timeless. And it can be a very exciting process for the mother to be herself – with the maternity sessions, there is plenty of room for creativity and experiment, not to mention the opportunities to wear beautiful and even dramatic gowns! Our studio’s wardrobe boasts a collection of maternity gowns as well, making the preparation process a little bit easier.

Not long ago, we had the pleasure of working with the stunning Miss C on her very own maternity photo shoot! It was an amazing session during which we got to do a great variety of set ups, featuring some incredible maternity looks brought in by Miss C herself! From casual to dramatic, this shoot features wonderfully diverse and stunning looks and, not to menation, a beautiful sparkling gown! While the photos of her together with her husband are absolutely chraming and look timeless against our classic setups. We hope that you enjoy viewing this photo series!

Becoming boudoir

 

 

Have you ever experienced this interesting sensation: when you put on a look, even one unusual to you, you seem to take on the qualities that look represents? Perhaps you’ve felt an authority of a doctor when you got to put on a white lab coat or experience pride and playfullness, when you got to wear a big and puffy, princess like dress? Well, you are not alone! There is a science behind an effect called “enclothed cognition” which, over a course of several studies, has proved that clothes have an influence on their wearer’s psychological processes! And, over the course of last 10 years, our team got an oppotunity to see its effects first hand! Women of many different walks of life suddenly take on a new mood and feeling when they don an intricate lace lingerie or a striking dress. Many a time, ladies who have never imagined themselves wearing something like stockings, a garter belt, and a pair of sky high heels, become boudoir muses just by putting them on! Needless to say, trying out a boudoir wardrobe is great fun and, even if you think that you can’t be a boudoir model, sometimes, all you need to do is put on a beautiful lingerie set and you will see yourself in a new, fun, and confident light! You may trust us – in a way, we are boudoir scientists! 🙂

Today, we would like to share with you an incredibly beautiful session we have done a little while back! Featuring an array of different looks and styles, this session takes on a unique and multifaceted character! From a tasteful nude to an elegant masked boudoir look, this photo series have a lot of boudoir inspiration!

 

The question of inspiration

 

What happens when you decide to go ahead with a photo session but are completely unsure how you would like it to look?

The truth is, even if you believe yourself not to have a single artistic bone in your body, everybody, and we mean EVERYBODY has a creative streak. And the key to awaken it is through inspiration. Just looking through past boudoir sessions, you will find yourself leaning towards certain moods, poses, color schemes, and set ups. Before you know it, the photos that spoke to you the most can make up an entire mood board that reflects your personal style and the eye for aesthetic. And then there are the little themes that can highlight your personality. Opting for some sporty, minimalist lingerie along with a few strong poses can show your athletic side, while including a few whimsical lace looks paired with our signature cloud and flowers set ups can portray the romantic in you. Add a few classic black and white looks, and you now have Femme Fatale style photos that never go out of style. Just make sure not to spread yourself too thin – when deciding on your favorite looks, select the ones that captivate you the most and our creative director will create custom variations based on them.

But you may still wonder, would following inspirational images make your session look a bit copycat?

One of the most rewarding and important skills gained in photography is a special ability to portray a person’s inner world just by capturing their appearance. It is the kind of photos that look at you and speak a thousand words, and it is what we always strive for at Kissed By Light. What’s more, over the years, we learnt that even if two different women wear exactly the same lingerie sets, they would not only look different, but would also retain their unique character, making the entire session their own, because one’s identity is never just the outfits and the creative direction, but so much more. We learnt how to take inspiration and adjust it to the subject, so it may reflect their individuality without borrowing someone else’s.

And, today, we wanted to share with you one of our lovely sessions from the past! Our beatiful muse Miss A. looks charming, elegant, and very unique in this classic boudoir shoot. Featuring a variety of looks, from edgy to soft and feminine, this photo series is absolutely wonderful and we hope that you enjoy it!

 

 

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