Hooking Up in the Boudoir

Pittsburgh Boudoir Photographer-01Yesssssss…..I totally hooked up you guys….and I had the best time of my life. It was incredible, eye-popping and oh so fantasmic. Who, you ask? Well, I hooked up with Pittsburgh’s finest vendors to bring you this tiny sneak peek.

Hahahaha…gotcha.

But seriously, this was one of those days that I thank my lucky stars for people that support my crazy ideas. I had an idea, reached out to a bunch of awesome people that do a bunch of awesome things in Pittsburgh, and for some reason they allowed me to beg, borrow and steal their talents. This still amazes me.

Two shoots, 2 muses, 1 hair and makeup stylist, 1 luxury retail store, 1 vintage furniture rental company, 1 florist, 2 incredible locations in 1 building, 1 cinematographer, 1 super awesome assistant…..and some absolutely incredible photographs to prove we actually had the day we all thought we had.

This is just a sneak peek and there is so much more to come. Don’t forget to click on the cool behind the scenes film…what a day….

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU (to infinity) At Home Beauty, Maelissa Gould, Luna Boutique, Old Souls Vintage Rentals, Karrie Hlista Designs, Daisy Munoz, Ashleigh Mitchell Calvert and Hip at the Flashlight Factory. I am grateful beyond compare for your generosity and for allowing me to borrow your incredible talents.Pittsburgh Boudoir Photographer-06Pittsburgh Boudoir Photographer-05

Lace overlay: Yolan Cris
Shoes: Prada
Earrings: Tory Burch
Bracelet: Alexander McQueen
Bra/panty/socks: Studio wardrobe

Let Your Hair Down

Pittsburgh Boudoir Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-27-2That’s about what it feels like once you get over the nerves….comfortable, relaxed, yet oh-so-powerful. The first outfit is always the hardest. The second I watch them stretch out a bit. By the third they feel like they could keep doing this all day….and the fourth? Well, let’s just say that gal is a whole heck of a lot different than the gal in that first outfit….

“He is NEVER going to believe I did this!”, as she looks at the back of my camera. “He’s going to be sooooo shocked!” This beautiful woman let her hair down for a gift for her groom. I think that will qualify her for Best Wife of the Year Award…but I’m biased.

When you’re ready to pull that ponytail out, I’ll be here.Pittsburgh Boudoir Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-26-2Pittsburgh Boudoir Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-28-2Pittsburgh Boudoir Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-25-2Makeover by At Home Beauty.

Beauty in Black and White | Pittsburgh Boudoir Photographer

Pittsburgh Boudoir Photographer-67I think my favorite part of a session is watching all the transformations. I mean JEEZ! We go from one badass look to the next! I didn’t even need to push her at all. I showed her what I had, looked through what she had…and BAM! Yeah…we nailed it.

To her boyfriend at Christmas: You’re welcome, darling. Pittsburgh Boudoir Photographer-65Pittsburgh Boudoir Photographer-68Pittsburgh Boudoir Photographer-66Makeover by At Home Beauty.

Taking Care of Yourself

Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer Specializing in Women-10That’s one of the reasons she came in for a session. Yasdet had been telling the good people of Puerto Rico, including some of her family members, to take it easy on themselves, take care of themselves and take care of others around them.  You see, she’s a physician and volunteered her time to go to PR to help with the aftermath of the hurricane. As an anesthesiologist, her skill set was in much need and she was certainly up to the task, of course.

Then she realized that she wasn’t following her own advice. She understood that in order to take care of those around her, she had a responsibility (and desire) to take care of herself.

And so we played, and played, and played. She mentioned that her Clemente jersey unexpectedly got her through some tough times. As such, it was really important to her to grab a few photos in it. That purple number was so sweet and the floral dress I wanted to steal from her and take it home for myself. It was so romantic. But oh my….that last number. Screen siren come alive right before my eyes….

So. Lesson learned. Take care of you and it will so much easier to take care of them…whoever “them” is. Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer Specializing in Women-1Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer Specializing in Women-3Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer Specializing in Women-2Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer Specializing in Women-1-2Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer Specializing in Women-5Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer Specializing in Women-6Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer Specializing in Women-9Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer Specializing in Women-7Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer Specializing in Women-8Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer Specializing in Women-11Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer Specializing in Women-12Makeover by At Home Beauty.