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Galentine's Day Party | Evansville Boudoir Photographer

Happy Monday ladies!  I had SO much fun at the Galentine's Day party with all of you!  For those of you that missed it, no worries you can relive it here and pencil it in for next year!  

Celebrating women and bringing boudoir to all the lovely ladies of Evansville (and EVERYWHERE) is definitely one of my passions.  I firmly believe every girl should feel as beautiful and empowered as she does during her boudoir session.  I'm thrilled with all the amazing ladies that booked a session and can't wait to work with you. 

Know an amazing lady in your life that needs to feel free and fabulous?  Send her our way! We love name droppers. 

Be sure to check out this whole post for close ups of the NEW fearlessly feminine tshirt, drink recipes from the party and info about how to throw your own Galentine's Day bash!  

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Galentine's Day is all about having fun with your best babes!  

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Big thanks to Allie Ruth Design for this AMAZING tshirt design!  I can't wait too see all my fearlessly feminine ladies sporting their #befreebefabulous tshirts! :D 

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One of my favorite parts of the evening was Catie's make up tutorial!  She did an amazing job walking everyone through a Valentine's smokey eye!  Interested in knowing more about doing your own make up?  Catie offers make up lessons!  

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Catie and I LOVE younique mascara!!  Here is Catie's before and after. Big thanks to Kate for introducing us to amazing product!  

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Considering throwing your own Galentine's Day Party?  Here are some great drink recipes to try!  

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Cupid Float  1 shot of Bacardi Strawberry Jello Shot made with your favorite liquor (we used mango rum) equal parts fressca and pink lemonade top with whip cream and enjoy!    

Cupid Float

1 shot of Bacardi
Strawberry Jello Shot made with your favorite liquor
(we used mango rum)
equal parts fressca and pink lemonade
top with whip cream and enjoy! 

 

Cotton Candy Dream 1 shot of Bacardi 1 handful of cotton candy Pour over with Sprite Add extra cotton candy to make it sweeter! 

Cotton Candy Dream
1 shot of Bacardi
1 handful of cotton candy
Pour over with Sprite
Add extra cotton candy to make it sweeter! 

Cranberry Raspberry Flirtini Mix in a pitcher 1 bottle of moscato 1 cup of cranberry juice 1 cup of orange juice add raspberries to taste! 

Cranberry Raspberry Flirtini
Mix in a pitcher
1 bottle of moscato
1 cup of cranberry juice
1 cup of orange juice
add raspberries to taste! 

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HUGE thanks to all the vendors that participated in the giveaways and to these rockin' grab bags personally I think they include everything a Galentine could possibly need!  

-Drink mix to make a martini, margarita, or glass of champagne later! 
-A sample from the Smitten Soapery, sure to make you look and feel great 
- A sample from it works, be sure you take those greens! 
-Chocolate, duh.
-and fabulous info about where you can purchase things from all the vendors. 

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What's a Galentine's party with out some dancing?! Shake it ladies! 

What's a Galentine's party with out some dancing?! Shake it ladies! 

Big thanks to my trusty bar tender for keeping all the ladies happy :) 

Big thanks to my trusty bar tender for keeping all the ladies happy :) 

Feeling Foxy: Fearlessly Feminine Friday | Evansville Indiana Boudoir Photographer

Happy Fearlessly Feminine Friday (night)! Tonight i'm all about that sultry black lingerie!

What is it about wearing the color black that makes you feel like a total fox?  You put it on and walk out the door feeling fierce and polished!  

I'm all about bringing this confidence into your Fearlessly Feminine session! Black is such a glamorous choice for one of your lingerie pieces! But I think I love it most because it absorbs the light and allows your to SHINE! 

Check out the latest styles from some recent Fearlessly Feminine babes!  Also don't forget if you book now and mention you follow the blog, you'll receive $50 off now through feb 14th!

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How do you dream of being photographed? | Evansville Indiana Luxury Boudoir Photographer

How do you dream of being photographed?  Fearlessly Feminine wants to celebrate your most beautiful self!  

Let us spoil you from the moment you book your shoot!  Look forward to receiving a gorgeous pamper package in the mail with everything you'll need to prep you for your session!  We'll share a pinterest board where together we'll design your perfect shoot. 

Once you arrive let Catie spoil you with perfect hair and make up!  Shop off the Fearlessly Feminine rack or take advantage of the optional gown rental from Paparazzi Glamour and Gowns.  We want you to feel like the icon you are.  

SURPRISE: In honor of Valentine's Day, please enjoy $50 off a session when you mention this post and book before February 14th!

Get the man in your life exactly what he's be dreaming of this year a confident, sexy YOU! 

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"I had so much fun during my session.  One thing I enjoyed was how open to ideas and encouraging Alisha was.  I felt empowered and fearless" -Michelle

 

Hair and make up: Catie Ash, Kana Brown and Hanna Williams 

 

Scandal: Monday Mantra | Evansville Boudoir Photography

Do I have any Scandal fans out there?  I don't know about you ladies but I love Olivia Pope.  I love her strength, self confidence and her oh so classy wardrobe!  This is my favorite quote from her to date.  I love fierce women who believe in themselves and don't let other people control their happiness.  

This year I really had to do some pruning in my life to weed out the people that brought down my happiness.  It was uncomfortable and sometimes it meant dancing to my own beat alone on the dance floor.  

I firmly believe its important to guard your heart from things and people that stress you out and just don't jive with the happy dance you're rocking out to!   Stand firm, have a glass of wine,  and be fine with dancing alone!  

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Your Beauty Date: Fearlessly Feminine Friday: Evansville Boudoir Photographer

Happy Fearlessly Feminine Friday ladies!  I hope you're having a great Thanksgiving weekend. 

I'm happy to share some new images of DaKyissa.  I get so excited when this babe comes into my studio because of how comfortable and fun she is in front of the camera! I also love hearing about her recent work and growing business. This is the second time she's come in to get pictures taken for her brand so I thought it would be fun to share the business behind that great smile!  

Here's some info about what she does for a living as well as some fun facts about her! 

I'm DaKyissa, your Beauty Date host.  I am a Professional Makeup Artist by trade and a Christian at heart.  You can think of me as your Beauty Coach. My goal is to help women and girls embrace and enhance their beauty from the inside out. Beauty Dates are provided for workshops, weddings, films, tv, photo shoots, proms and other special events.  I specialize in both airbrush and traditional makeup.  My skin care lessons are taught using Mary Kay and Natural Remedies such as honey.  Through my journey, I have recently been blessed to become a blogger and News 4 U writer. 

I was a professional actress and model for 7 years

I was a professional actress and model for 7 years

I never wore much makeup when I was younger. In fact, I hated it. Now, it's my career and one my biggest passions in life. 

I never wore much makeup when I was younger. In fact, I hated it. Now, it's my career and one my biggest passions in life. 

I've worked in youth serving organizations for 10+ years. I love helping our youth!!

I've worked in youth serving organizations for 10+ years. I love helping our youth!!

I love to travel! New Orleans and Miami have been my favorite places so far. New York is at the top of my must list!   

I love to travel! New Orleans and Miami have been my favorite places so far. New York is at the top of my must list!
 

When I'm home alone I live out my dream of becoming a singer. I perform full out concerts and all haha.

When I'm home alone I live out my dream of becoming a singer. I perform full out concerts and all haha.

Check out DaKyissa's blog here! 

Goal Digger: Monday Mantra | Fearlessly Feminine Boudoir

Hustle.   Aspire to do great things. There's nothing more attractive than a woman with ambition.  

Be a Goal Digger!  Design a life you love and make no apologies.  Goal Diggers aim to be resilient, self sufficient women who take on their life in full force!   

Challenge for this week? Write down your goals!! Why? Because people that do are astronomically more successful than those that don't!  Check out this great study here.  

Don't hold back, dream big and make all those awesome goals a reality!   

All about that plank: Workout Wednesday | Fearlessly Fit

Planks are one of the best exercises that you can do for your body. When you hold a plank you are working so many different muscles in your body, this is something that not every exercise can do.

In today's workout I have added a 5 minute plank workout. Trust me, 5 minutes seems like it would be nothing, but your muscles will be burning after this workout.

When you do different variations of planks, you work different muscles. So, in this workout, you will not only be working your core muscles, you will be working your shoulders, arms, obliques and most importantly your booty!

 

Five minutes is the perfect amount of time that you could do this workout everyday. Although, make sure to give your body some rest. Increasing the amount of time you hold your planks will make this workout even tougher.

You could also add in a couple of other exercises, like squats or lunges to make it a full workout. Try adding this to your next workout routine and I bet you'll feel the burn!!

Take Chances | Monday Mantra

It seems these days you notice more people standing by and watching and less people doing. People are scared to take the chance of being embarrassed, or getting hurt. But in order to live life to the fullest we have to get out of our shell and take chances. Everyday. Don't be so focused on what others will think. Live your life for you.

Make Something Marvelous | Monday Mantra

Can you look at a heart drawn in the sand on a beach and say "The waves have made this beautiful drawing"? Of course not. Someone took something as simple as their finger and used it to make something beautiful. But without their effort you wouldn't have seen the marvelous beauty of something so simple. Apply that to your life. Look at the things you want and don't just wait for them to happen. Make them happen.

What if you fly | Monday Mantra

Don't ever let fear stop you from doing amazing things.  From where i'm standing i'd rather fail than never try.  Take a risk this week Fearlessly Feminine babes!  Start a business, tell someone you love them, share or begin writing a blog.  Whatever it is just do something that scares you!      Overcome the fear and give yourself a chance to soar.  

Lady in the Water | Fearlessly Feminine Boudoir

I’ve been in the dark, been damaged

Thought I’d never feel passion again

But haven’t we all

I was searching for perfection then

For a worth or love that was definite

Less vulnerable than it is to validate yourself

A coward to redemption

Now I feel I am bearing witness to a whole gender

Finding no fault in their own skin

I want to walk beside beauty discovering itself

I want to ache with humanness

To feel insignificant

I want to feel only water clinging to me and

Make my peace with all the ripples in it

My reflection as a conduit
One has to nearly drown to gain the boldness to be raw

The most saturated beauty emerges in the wake of

One learning to love themselves fiercely

-Madison



Step up Your Game | Workout Wednesday

 

 Making baby steps to becoming a healthier individual is a great way to lose a couple extra pounds and tone up.  During my blog this week I am going to challenge you to make even more of a commitment to being a more fit individual. 

Firstly we are going to talk about diet. My first challenge is to pick 3 nights a week where you do not consume any white carbs. I'm talking breads, chips, pastas. Instead try some new things, like spaghetti squash or veggies with dips. Carbs are quickly stored as fat because they can sustain long term energy. Your body is constantly in fear that it is going into starvation mode, 4-5 hours without food. While your body thinks it is doing you a favor, it really isn't. 

Secondly we are going to talk about fitness. This challenge is going to be done at least 5 days a week. Complete three sets of 25 squats, 30 crunches, 15 wall push ups, 20 jumping jacks, and a 30 second plank. This workout shouldn't take you more than 15-20 minutes to complete. It's quick, its easy, and its not too strenuous.

Take my challenge and do both of these things for 30 days. I guarantee that you will start feeling better about yourself after only 30 days and it will make you want more! Don't forget to take before and after pictures to really see the differences!

Monday Mantra: This is your dream

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Sometimes it's hard to be motivated on cloudy Monday. Then I remember that I today I got to wake up and work on something I am passionate about. I get to continue building a career I love. I get to work with smart, beautiful, inspiring women. I get to make things that were previously out of my comfort zone part of my beautiful life. Sure, the long list of things I have to accomplish today is daunting, but when I'm done I'll have achieved a little bit more of my dreams.

Monday Mantra: Show up. Give it all you got. This is your dream, kid.


 

Miss H: Fearlessly Feminine Boudoir

Miss H is a total babe!  I had so much fun with her during her session!  I'm so thankful to Paparazzi: Glamour and Gowns for helping me pull amazing dresses for her.  They have amazing vision based entirely off of a picture of Miss H.   My favorite dresses are easily the gold and the pink!  This woman sparkles from the inside out!  

This is what Miss H had to say about her Fearlessly Feminine experience: 

"My husband has always talked about me doing a boudoir session and once I found out Alisha had started taking them I knew I had to book with her!  I had such an amazing experience with her during the session.  I was about to do my shoot with a friend, so that definitely helped my nerves.  But Alisha and her team definitely set my mind at ease.  They made me look absolutely stunning and Alisha made me feel that way throughout the whole process. I remember going to choose photos and feeling nervous, hoping at least a few pictures turned out and when I sat down my mind was blown! I looked like such a babe, I had a hard time choosing!  I would recommend everyone having Alisha take your beauty and boudoir photos.  I promise you won't regret it and your husband will love them!" 

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Look fierce in Black | How to Wear it Wednesday

I get lots of questions from clients about what they should wear for their sessions and with all the options out there I understand how it can be overwhelming.  This will be the first post of many on this topic so I figured we'd start with lots of black options for all different body types.  I want all my clients to wear what they love and choose things that make them feel beautiful!  But, Its really important to dress for your body type.  Know the areas you love about yourself and highlight them! 

I love beautiful sheer robes with nothing on underneath!  They look great in front of a sunny windows.  Shape-wear that hugs all your curves just right look amazing on camera!  Feeling fun? Pair pantyhose with rockin' heels and a really amazing bra! 

I love beautiful sheer robes with nothing on underneath!  They look great in front of a sunny windows.  Shape-wear that hugs all your curves just right look amazing on camera!  Feeling fun? Pair pantyhose with rockin' heels and a really amazing bra! 

This year I'm really loving beautiful bodysuits of all styles!  And i'm obsessed with strappy lingerie! So much fun!  Victoria Secret has some really cool styles out this season you should check out  here . Best part? The whole line is called Fearless! 

This year I'm really loving beautiful bodysuits of all styles!  And i'm obsessed with strappy lingerie! So much fun!  Victoria Secret has some really cool styles out this season you should check out here. Best part? The whole line is called Fearless! 

Bring lots of varieties of shoes to your session! My favorites are for sure the pointy toes heels!  I'm also into this whole high waisted trend!  Pair them with a plain black bra to dress up something casual!  

Bring lots of varieties of shoes to your session! My favorites are for sure the pointy toes heels!  I'm also into this whole high waisted trend!  Pair them with a plain black bra to dress up something casual!  

Miss E | Fearlessly Feminine Boudoir

Its Fearlessly Feminine Friday ladies!  So excited to be showcasing such a beautiful babe today! Miss E has lots of class and lots of sass.  I really enjoyed photographing her!  She rocked Paparazzi's dresses like a boss!  Celebrate yourselves ladies!  Celebrate your relationships!   You deserve it!    

This is what Miss E had to say about her experience:

"How to sum up my beauty and boudoir experience? A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!  My friend and I did the shoot on the same day so that help ease my nerves.  I was also nervous to have my makeup done by someone else but Alisha's hair and make up team made me look so fierce, I love it!  When I went to go pick out my pictures I planned on only getting an album but they all looked so good I couldn't choose!  So I had to get more than just an album!  My husband is defiantly going to love his surprise boudoir anniversary presents.  I highly recommend you let Alisha take beauty and boudoir pictures for you!  You will feel like a princess for a day and won't be disappointed- this girl is amazing with a camera"  

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Baby Steps: Workout Wednesday | Fearlessly Feminine Boudoir

Sometimes getting to the gym and getting a workout in seems like a daunting task. We all have busy lives and are trying to prepare for the next big thing. Being a gym rat isn't always necessary to get in shape. My biggest philosophy with health and wellness is that little steps make biggest impacts. SO instead of trying to make yourself get to the gym multiple times a week for hours on end, try some of my little tips. 

First off, TAKE THE STAIRS! Taking the stairs isn't going to change your life, but it will burn 5x the amount of calories that taking the elevator does. Again, like I mentioned before, small steps, make big changes.

Secondly, try adding a 10 minute workout to your daily routine. Mix about 3-4 different simple moves together to get a nice little workout to get your rear in gear (get it?). Simple moves can consist of squats, crunches, jumping jacks, wall push ups, or planks. Anything that gets you moving without using too much equipment. Adding in this 10 minute workout 3-4 times a week will help you burn extra calories all week long. Losing weight is a basic science of calories in versus calories out.

Just remember food should be consumed in moderation (especially the bad stuff). By adding in small changes in your life you will burn more and more calories which helps add in losing weight! If you have the time get out there and get your workouts in, but time should never be an excuse to help you get more fit. Remember your body is your own, and if you don't take care of it, where will you live?!

Sarah

Miss E | Fearlessly Feminine Evansville Boudoir Photography

Miss E is someone very special to me!  She's beautiful inside and out.  I had the privilege of photographing her and her fiance's engagement session and I'm so excited to photograph their wedding in 2015!  I love when brides decide to celebrate this time in their life with beauty and boudoir portraits.     

But enough about what I love, this is what Miss E had to say about her beauty and boudoir experience:

"When I first got to my session I was super nervous but Alisha made me feel really comfortable and her hair and makeup team made me look beautiful!  By the end of the day the nerves were totally gone and I was incredibly happy with my pictures.  I love the experience and i recommend that if you get a chance to take pictures with Alisha, you do!" 

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The Prep: Fearlessly Fit

A majority of the time making the decision to become a healthier individual is the hardest part.  It's not the workout or eating clean but getting yourself motivated and out the front door is the hardest part. 

 

My whole philosophy for being fearlessly fit is making small lifestyle changes. I don’t do crash diets or crazy workouts.  Let’s be real, every girl has tired some crazy diet fad or work out and been disappointed by the lack of results for effort they have put in. We’ve all been there, even me (I tried using packing tape on my stomach during workouts to get a six pack, much to my dismay it did not work, and it HURT taking it all off). 

 

The first step to making this lifestyle change is getting off the couch and setting up a plan! No matter what that plan is, you still need to make it.  Have you ever worked on a project without planning what to do first, if you have you know it doesn’t work. You need to schedule out what you want to do if you want it to work. 

 

So, remember getting prepped on how you want to be a healthier individual is the first step. Plan out how you want to work out, how you are going to eat, what you are going to drink, whatever it is, having a plan of action is your best bet to being fearlessly FIT! 

Sara Jasper