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Miss K | Evansville Indiana Boudoir Photographer

I love working with Miss K! She's confident, beautiful, and a seriously hard worker! She did this session for herself and her new husband as a surprise. What a perfect wedding present to give the love of your life! 

She absolutely blew us away at her shoot with her willingness to try new things and fun poses; I'm so happy with how these images turned out, and I feel so blessed to get to work with this babe! 

Below Miss K shares about her session; I love how she talks about how beautiful the process made her feel and the way she encourages other women to participate in something like this for themselves as well! 

 

Why did you choose to do a Fearlessly Feminine shoot?

I chose to do a Fearlessly Feminine shoot because I wanted to do something special for myself and for my fiance.

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What was your favorite part of the experience?

The whole experience was out of my comfort zone. I got my hair and makeup done. I got to wear sexy lingerie. Seeing the photos was my favorite part. It made me feel beautiful.

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How did your boudoir session make you feel?

I was nervous at the beginning. I didn't know how to pose. Through the session, I became more comfortable and confident.

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Would you do another Fearlessly Feminine shoot?

Sure!

Would you recommend a session like this to anyone else? If so, who?

Any woman!

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What did you do to prepare for the shoot?

I bought a few new outfits. I took extra care of my skin and face including a hot bath the night before, eating well and drinking plenty of water.

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What image was your favorite?

Honestly, I love all of the images I chose. The image that shows my booty is probably the favorite one. I think that is one of my best features.

What products did you decide on? Are you happy with your choice?

I chose the black leather book. I wanted it to be a surprise!

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Sugar, Sugar... It's Everywhere! | Workout Wednesday

If I offered you a million dollars, could you hold your breath underwater for 15 minutes? Unless you’re an amphibian, the answer will be 'No.' The brain’s innate drive for oxygen would override any “willpower” to win the prize. If you’re currently living on a steady diet of sugar-enhanced foods, your brain is similarly re-wired, demanding that next “hit.” Your willpower has as much of a chance at resistance as the ability to keep your body underwater.

We know sugar is not a healthy substance. You see, I was once a sugar addict. When teaching 8 hours daily at school, a few bags of Skittles or M&Ms would be my “high” along with about 4 Diet Cokes or Diet Dews. But I realized that these sugar hits always led to a crash — and then a craving for even more — which made it clear to me that it was time to make a change.

Sugar acts within the brain’s “Reward Center” mechanism (it’s like the brain’s equivalent of the elementary school Gold Star chart) Upon eating sugar, your brain releases Dopamine, our favorite “feel good” hormone, which is the same one that’s triggered by other pleasure mechanisms like sex or exercise. Through the same mechanisms as drug addiction, frequent sugar intake means that the brain eventually gets accustomed to that high and become less sensitive to sugar. So, to get the same rush, your brain requires more and more sugar over time.

Here’s how it works: You eat a sugary food, your blood sugar levels spike, and your body releases Dopamine and insulin (which triggers your body to store the sugar as fat). Then comes the “crash”: your sugar level plummets and you feel tired, hungry, and reach for the next sugary treat. It’s purely chemistry and these physical urges completely override your willpower and desire to eat healthy.

Look, we all know it's going to sneak in somewhere. You don’t need to become a biochemist to cut back, and you can still even have a sugary treat once in a while. But if you’re tired of this sugary chemistry experiment going on in your brain, follow these tips to at least minimize the majority of added sugar.

Learn its disguises: As tricky as this seems, sugar is almost never called just “sugar” on ingredient lists, so you have to be smart about spotting where it hides. Here are a few tricks: avoid anything ending in “-ose” like sucrose or maltrose. Look out for the buzzwords of “syrup,” “nectar,” “cane” and “sweetener.” And be mindful that even natural sugars, like agave or honey, still contribute to your daily sugar limit.

Cut Out Liquid Sugar: Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages? News flash — your brain doesn’t even recognize these calories as food, leading to a high and crash that will end with you eating even more.

DIY: You don’t have to completely cut out everything sweet; I don’t like my coffee black or my yogurt plain, but it’s a lot easier to control the amount of sugar you’re adding if you do it yourself. Add a half-packet to coffee instead of letting the barista talk you into a fancy, sweetened frap. Buy plain Greek yogurt and add berries and honey; I guarantee it will have less sugar than the fruit-flavored, sugar-laden packaged kind. As it often does, it comes down to a simple truth: it’s a lot easier to know what’s going on in your body if you control what you put into it.

Miss E | Evansville Indiana Boudoir Photographer

Miss E came to me one day and told me she was ready for a fearlessly feminine session and I jumped for joy.. literally! I love getting my girls in front of the camera! Miss E is not only a badass babe in front of a camera, but she's also part of the ASP/FF team! And as you know, we believe in girl power, and owning your body. She's perfect example of confidence and self-love, and we wanted to celebrate her with a shoot that showcased her femininity. 

Miss E is a student and amazing artist! This girl does it all, and she looks fantastic while she does it.

Miss E, we couldn't be happier to have you on the team! Sara and I had so much fun working on your session and celebrating you! You're gorgeous and we adore you! Thanks for being your detail oriented, email sending, photography passionate self!  

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Miss B | Evansville boudoir photography

Miss B was just great to work with!   I love girls willing to get out of their comfort zone!  Miss B did her session as a gift for her man, but i'm so glad she did it for herself too!  Because this girl radiates in front of the camera!  Most of her pictures were reserved for his eyes only, but I'm so happy she decided to share a couple!  I just love this girls baby blues!  

 

This is what Miss B has to say about her session:

"I really enjoyed my fearlessly feminine session and loved the way my photos turned out.  I felt comfortable during the shoot, it was exciting and fun.  The photos showed me how I really look and gave me more confidence .  It's definitely something I'd recommend everyone do at least once in their life!" 

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Be the good: Monday Mantra: Evansville Beauty and Boudoir Photography

Today's Monday mantra is a challenge! To do something selfless and good for someone else.  The world is busy and generally selfish, good deeds no matter how small brighten things up.  

It can be as simple as paying someone a genuine compliment, taking out the trash for you husband, or picking up someone ones coffee.   Loving others with acts of kindness where you're not expecting appreciation or acknowledgement is bound to do your heart some good as well!  

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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Valentine's Day: Evansville Boudoir Photographer

I'm so happy its Friday, but i'm even more delighted its Fearlessly Feminine Friday! 

The ladies here at Fearlessly Feminine love festive and slightly inappropriate Valentine's Day fun!  Book a session today and express yourself!  Show us your devilish side and let us make your pictures into an adorably naughty card! Because I bet the only thing he wants to do this Valentine's Day is you! :)

Book before Feb 14th and enjoy $50 off when you mention this post!

This is how Kate described her session:

"Alisha made me feel incredibly comfortable in my own skin.  It was such a fun and empowering experience.  I would highly recommend book a boudoir session with her" -Kate

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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 

 

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!   

Bare :Fearlessly Feminine Friday

“We teach girls to shrink themselves
To make themselves smaller
We say to girls
You can have ambition
But not too much
You should aim to be successful
But not too successful
Otherwise you will threaten the man
Because I am female
I am expected to aspire to marriage
I am expected to make my life choices
Always keeping in mind that
Marriage is the most important
Now marriage can be a source of
Joy and love and mutual support
But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage
And we don’t teach boys the same?
We raise girls to view each other as competitors
Not for jobs or for accomplishments
Which I think can be a good thing
But for the attention of men
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings
In the way that boys are"

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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For my birthday I decided I really wanted to understand how it felt to be in my clients shoes.  I always encourage my clients to feel confident in their skin and I thought who better to have this experience with than my best friend!  Big thanks to Ingenue Boudoir who captured our Chicago adventure so perfectly.  Also big thanks to my friend Sara for inspiring me with the quote at the beginning and to my friend and personal trainer, Sarah, (who also writes Fearlessly Fit) for getting my body ready for this shoot.   

Dress: Paparazzi Glamour and Gowns
 

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!!

Mountain Climbing | Monday Mantra

I'm not really an outdoorsy girl.  There are a lot of aspects about it that just aren't my thing.  But  the end goal always pushes me through the bugs, sweat and discomfort.  I have a deep desire to climb a mountain just to take in that view from the top.  Keep your eye on the prize in this way with all your goals! (real mountains and mountains of paperwork)  When focused on how satisfying the end result is going to be its easier to push through the routine.  Take each day this week one step at a time!  You'll feel like queen of the world standing on top of that mountain!  And you'll be moving onto the next goal with a positive outlook. 

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.

Happy Halloween | Fearlessly Feminine

Happy Halloween Fearlessly Feminine babes!  Have your ever considered incorporating a theme into your Fearlessly Feminine Session?  Maybe your man just really loves a clean house so a french maid outfit would be fun!  I know lots of my fearlessly feminine girls love to bring their boots!  And I really love the fringe outfit below to go with them!  Your Fearlessly Feminine Session should be a really fun representation of 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.

Miss Emily | Fearlessly Feminine Friday

I love a girl that is all about focusing her Fearlessly Feminine session on celebrating herself!  What a beautiful time in your life to document!  I love my 20's and I love other fearlessly feminine babes that know how to embrace theirs!  Emily is a runner and works super hard! I had a great time taking her portraits! 

This is what Emily had to say about her session

"I had the best time getting my pictures taken!  Alisha made me feel so comfortable with myself and she just made me feel absolutely beautiful.  My pictures were amazing!  She is so talented and so professional!" 

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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 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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