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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 :) 

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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Love YOU: Monday Mantra | Fearlessly Feminine

I feel like learning to love yourself and letting that be enough is one of the hardest things to accomplish.  But once you figure it out its much harder for other people to bring you down.  No one can dim your light when you're not relying on anyone else for it to shine.  Know your heart, invest in yourself and find what makes you happy.  The most important relationship you have is the one with yourself.  

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



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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Loving me in Lingerie | Fearlessly Feminine Evansville Beauty and Boudoir

I'm so excited to introduce a new friend of mine, Shayla!  She's a talented actress with so much drive.  I really enjoyed working with her and was so glad when she wanted to write a post about her experience.  I'm so thankful for positive, fearless ladies in my life!  I'm happy Shayla wanted to share some of her images, she looks AMAZING!  This is her story. 

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If someone would have told me a couple weeks ago that I’d be staring at a professional photo of myself in lingerie and saying “Damn, I look good,” I would have laughed. 

But that’s just what I did a few hours ago.

Okay, let me back this train up a second and tell you a little bit more about me.

I’m a 27 year-old actress who has been in the theater world for over two decades now. This has led to me becoming a simultaneously confident and insecure woman.  As females, we put constant pressure on ourselves to live up to this Hollywood standard of beauty and I am no exception. Man, it gets hard in that head of mine sometimes! 

I’m the girl with the bigger arms. I’m sure that’s what people think. Bigger arms and a flabby stomach. I could stand to lose some weight. My legs are pretty good, but I could still tone up my butt.”

And on and on the movie plays in my mind.

So, when Alisha and I talked about doing a boudoir shoot, I was a little nervous, to say the least. I have this picture in my mind of who I am and I was afraid that’s who I would see in the pictures. 

But I decided to go for it. Alisha’s an incredibly talented photographer, I already knew that. Surely, I thought, she could get something out of me.

Little did I know, what she would “get out of me” has been there all along.

After a really refreshing boudoir session (read: drinking mimosas, lots of silliness and leaving feeling pretty darn fearless after spending a morning in my skivvies), I felt a little bit more excited about how these photos might turn out. 

Alisha had me over to her apartment downtown for my photo preview. It’s worth the session just to get to check this place out! There’s something about her apartment that makes you feel high fashion just by standing in it. She handed me a glass of wine (who could say no under these circumstances?), turned on “Blurred Lines,” and directed me to look toward her 70 inch screen where my shots would be debuted.  

The first picture floored me. Ummm…that’s ME! The second picture- BOOM. Another great one. As she continued to show me what she’d captured, it really started to hit me. I AM sexy. I AM gorgeous. And hot damn, I’m fabulous.

I started to realize that the woman I picture in my head isn’t reality. Alisha has the talent of finding what is special and unique about each of us. Her craft is sexy, yes, but also soft, subtle, and feminine. I ended up having a hard time picking which ones I liked the most because she gave me so many options to choose from! She has an eye for finding shots that you’ll love. 

All and all, I wouldn’t trade this experience. Yes, maybe my boyfriend will like these photos (who are we kidding—he’ll LOVE them), but when it’s all said and done, I’m so glad I did them for myself.

I am fearlessly feminine and so much more. Thanks to Alisha Sims for helping me see that. I think every woman deserves a chance to feel gorgeous as hell and there’s no way Alisha won’t deliver that. 

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Welcome all my free and fabulous ladies!!! Fearlessly Feminine Evansville Beauty and Boudoir

Welcome to the Fearlessly Feminine site!  I'm Alisha Sims and I'm so excited to finally be launching this website.  I've had big plans for this for well over a year and i'm so excited its unfolding so beautifully.  I love that this business allows me to celebrate all the amazing women in my life!  And I can't wait to celebrate even more free and fabulous ladies in the near future!  I'm also excited to announce my partnership with Paparazzi Glamour and Gowns.   All sessions come with a complimentary dress rental!  I want to make you feel glamorous!   Whether you're interested in beauty, boudoir or a combination of both!  I can't wait to make you feel amazing because girl, you deserve it!!  

 

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