The Boudoir Albums

Looking for a simple gift for the hubby or boyfriend this Valentine’s Day?  My 5in x 5in boudoir albums are just the thing.  They are affordable, cute, and fit perfect in the nightstand drawer. This custom designed, 20 page album is your partner’s only “little black book”, that he will ever need.

These albums are $150, and they come with digital files of your session.
Session fee $99

I’m booking boudoir sessions until Feb 5, 2015.  email info@megansmart.com for inquires and information.

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What to wear to your boudoir session

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If you’re struggling with what to wear for photo shoots, don’t worry you’re not alone.  Most women who book boudoir photo shoots, ask their photographer, “what do I bring?”  Above are some examples I put together in order to help with this little dilemma.

Lingerie — Of course there is the obvious, lacy lingerie.  When thinking about lingerie for photos, think in textures.  Texture is better than patterns. Some texture could includes: lace, tulle, silk, bows, ribbons, fur, etc. Also, really loud colors can be different, but remember only to wear them if you’re a bold color person. If you’re going for the simple, calm and pretty – stick with white, black, blush, and nude colors.  Because the images are more about you and the way you look, than what you’re wearing on your body

Body Suites — are becoming more popular with every shoot. They are great because they hold their shape, create the desired hour glass shape on your body, and they come in various colors!

Cocktail Dress — If you’re really not into the lingerie or body suit thing, there is nothing wrong with a sexy cocktail dress. Form fitting and pretty, these dresses will make you look like you belong in a fashion magazine.

Comfy and Cute —Are you all about comfort?  Don’t want to buy or own lingerie?  Well a cute coverup, hoodie or loose fitting tank top with cute panties is the way to go.  Don’t forget sweater knee high stockings, the give it that something extra to your images! These types of clothes give the classic girl next door look, and if that’s you then I say “Own it girl!”

I hope this helps you if you’re photo shoot is fast approaching and you can’t decide the look you want.  It never hurts to bring different items and then go from there.  Nothing says you can’t change clothes!

 

 

Unleash Your Inner Bombshell

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Book a Boudoir Session

5. See yourself in a new light – See yourself the way your husband sees you.  These photos can show you just how beautiful you are, so rock it woman!

4.  It’s make a great gift - I talk about this in my last post, it’s what he wants, promise.  And don’t worry about them being seen, men don’t show them off to their buddies, they want to be the only ones seeing their wives.  This is a fact.

3. It’s a great experience for you – This is something that is really fun for the girls.  Getting your hair/makeup done, wearing lingerie you wouldn’t normally wear. Drink champagne. Bring a friend for support, and make it a total GIRL’S DAY OUT!

2. Celebrate who you are! – Your Valentine loves you, you who you are right now at this very moment.  Don’t wait because you want to lose 10 pounds, because you never know, you may gain another 20.  Then you’re going to wish you would have done the boudoir session.  Do it now, and celebrate the stage of life you’re in at this very moment.

1. Boost your confidence – Remember how you felt on your wedding day? You totally owned the dress and the night, also you have the photos to prove it!  Boudoir photos are the same thing. You get all dressed up, have professional hair and makeup done that make s you feel like you’re a runway model. This a feeling that doesn’t disappear. Just like your wedding day, when you look back on the boudoir photos, you going to feel good. And feeling good is what’s all about!

Click here to book your session –>http://www.megansmart.com/contact.html

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Not sure what to get Him for Valentine’s Day?

 

Guys are so hard to buy for when it comes to a Valentine’s Day.  The holiday is geared so much towards women. I’m not saying it shouldn’t be, because I think it’s great to have holidays where you give gifts to your loved ones.  But with Valentine’s day, the guy gifts are so limited.  And then the women struggle to come up with a gift for their main squeeze.  And I think that’s why a boudoir session is just the thing for you to give to your Valentine this year.  Have a girl’s pamper day with hair and makeup, feel gorgeous during your shoot, and give him a beautiful album of your photos. He’ll be surprised and love it at the same time.  Try it out!

Ladies, he doesn’t want another shirt,  another pair of underwear, or any candy (well maybe he does, put some candy with your boudoir album)

Click here to book your session http://www.megansmart.com/contact.html

 

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Win One for You and Win One for a Friend

 

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Bet you didn’t expect another contest so soon did you?! With Valentine’s day around the corner, it’s time to book those boudoir sessions and I’m giving away TWO.

Fill out all three forms to WIN!!!!  HURRY, because this is only lasting till midnight CST Jan 08!

 

The winner will be notified Jan 9th at 9am.

 

*Terms and Conditions : By participating in the giveaway to win a Glamour Session by Megan Smart Photography you agree to by bound by the following Terms and Conditions:

You are aged 18 years or over. You agree to pay for your own travel arrangements. In the event the winning person(s) are not contactable, Megan Smart Photography reserves the right to select an alternate winner. Megan Smart Photography’s decision on all matters relating to the giveaway is final. No correspondence will be entered into. Megan Smart Photography takes no responsibility for corrupted or late entries. This prize is non-transferable. The person(s) must be able to do the photo shoot between Jan 09 2105 and Feb 5 2015. In the event, the photo shoot cannot be conducted on a scheduled date due to weather conditions or other unforeseen reason, an alternate date will be arranged within this duration. The person agrees to bear the travel costs to and from the photo shoot location including their own and those of Megan Smart Photography and the make up artist. All travel arrangements will be arranged by Megan Smart Photography. Megan Smart Photography does not accept any liability for the publication of unlawfully reproduced images. There is a maximum of 1 entries per person.

It’s Birthday Time, Win a Portrait Session.

2015Birthday4years Celebrate Megan Smart Photography’s 4th Birthday by entering to win a portrait session ($199value)!  Enter the fields below! 2 Winners will be chosen by Wednesday 12am, Central Time.

Must fill out all three in order to win! You can only enter once.

I still can’t believe that Megan Smart Photography is 4 years old! It has been such a wonderful journey and I have met some very awesome people within these past four years. What  a wild ride – from my first wedding, to creating an home studio, then growing to where I could rent my own studio, having a wonderful team around me, to booking weddings a year out. I wouldn’t trade being an entrepreneur for anything. It amazes me that my love for photography has pushed me into something even bigger than just taking pretty pictures.  It has helped me create artwork, beautiful portraiture for my clients. And that’s what I pride my business on. Taking amazing portraits that are considered a work of art.

So cheers to turning 4 today!

 

*Terms and Conditions : By participating in the giveaway to win a Glamour Session by Megan Smart Photography you agree to by bound by the following Terms and Conditions:

You are aged 18 years or over. You agree to pay for your own travel arrangements. In the event the winning person(s) are not contactable, Megan Smart Photography reserves the right to select an alternate winner. Megan Smart Photography’s decision on all matters relating to the giveaway is final. No correspondence will be entered into. Megan Smart Photography takes no responsibility for corrupted or late entries. This prize is non-transferable. The person(s) must be able to do the photo shoot between February 1st 2105 and March 31st 2015. In the event, the photo shoot cannot be conducted on a scheduled date due to weather conditions or other unforeseen reason, an alternate date will be arranged within this duration. The person agrees to bear the travel costs to and from the photo shoot location including their own and those of Megan Smart Photography and the make up artist. All travel arrangements will be arranged by Megan Smart Photography. Megan Smart Photography does not accept any liability for the publication of unlawfully reproduced images. There is a maximum of 1 entries per person.

 

 

 

 

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

New Year’s Day is my second favorite holiday, next to 4th of July. The reason is because I love the freshness New Year’s Day brings. The day to start things off right and make this life the way you want it to be. A clean slate if you will. The start of the first quarter in a new a game. Time to redeem or make things happen that you didn’t do last year.

I’ve been reading quite a bit of New Year’s resolutions today and it’s funny how a lot of people just don’t like making New Year’s resolutions. I’m not sure if it’s because of the commitment they represent, or that maybe they are the same ones every year and no progress is being made. But I seem to be seeing a lot of people, hating on resolutions. Well not this girl, I’m a big believer in writing goals down and keeping them in front of you.

Here are my 5 New Year’s resolutions.

1. Health – I’m going to start eating better this year. Not less, just healthier food.

2. Business – I’m going to double my business size this year and make it into an experience for women who want portraits.

3. Love – Let the little things go. These things do not matter and I need to calm the control freak inside of me.

4. Self – To accept myself for who I am, mistakes, flaws, and everything that I have been through.

5. Give – To give more everyday.

 

What are you resolutions for 2015? I’d love to talk about them in the comments.

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Help Me Make 2015 Better – Closet Clean Out

So you know how at the end of the year it’s time for New Year’s resolutions and clearing the clutter? Well at least at my house it’s like that. Start the new year off with a peaceful mind and a clutter free home.  I want to help with all that.

Right now I’m currently building up my studio closet and I’m asking for a bit of help. If you have any clothing that has sequins, ruffles, tulle, chiffon, I WANT IT! And I want it bad! hahaha.  Let me take that off your hands and you can start the New Year off with a some space in your closet for new things. Get rid of the stuff that you can’t wear, don’t want to wear, don’t have anywhere to wear it to, whatever the reason and donate it to Megan Smart Photography.

Bring it to the studio on December 27th between 9am-12pm.  You will receive a print credit – determined by the quality and value of the clothing!  Below is what I’m looking for and I would greatly appreciate it if you help me.  You never know, I might send you a gift certificate to go out eat. (I’ve been know to give free food) Lucky you!   Will you help me out?

 

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If you can’t make it to the studio between 9am-12pm on Decemeber 27th, but have something fabulous to donate, please contact me and we can work something out.  info@megansmart.com

Violet’s Bridal Portraits – Tin Star Ranch – Fredericksburg, Texas

At the Tin Star Ranch in Fredericksburg, Texas, we braved the cold weather to capture Violet in her beautiful wedding dress. I have waited a whole month to share these images! And I can’t get enough of them.  Violet has her own style that is lovely and unique. With ruffles on her bridal gown and  pink gemstones in her engagement band, we set out to create images that were unique to her. We started at her family’s first homestead and then moved on the wedding venue to round out the day.  About every other shot, we had to put in her in a big jacket because of the weather. I think my camera was frozen to my hand, but I believe we achieved what we set out to accomplish, and it was totally worth it. Sometimes you have overcome the elements and just go for it.

Violet is one of my second shooters and I was so honored to capture her bridal portraits and her wedding day. Enjoy her bridal portraits below.

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Violet’s hair and makeup done by Raw Mane Lounge of Kerrville, Texas.