2017 Favorite Boudoir Photos & GIVEAWAY

I don’t know about you but 2017 flew by for me! As we roll on into 2018, I want to take a moment to celebrate and reflect on 2017 favorite boudoir photos. But let’s talk about celebrating 2017 first– I have something special for you!

Celebrating 2017 with a GIVEAWAY

One lucky lady will win a 1 hour session with hair and makeup and a $200 print credit! A $400 purchase minimum applies but there are payment plans available!
How to Enter– Email me at hello@boudoirbytracylynn.com and let me know
– Why do you want the session
– Who the session is for
– What do you want to wear
– Your hair and makeup ideas
Enter by – 1/20/18 at 10PM
Winner must schedule the session in February 2018

My 2017 Favorite Boudoir Photos versus Instagram’s Favorites

There have been so many amazing women in the studio this year and I loved working with all of them! There are a few photos in particular that come to mind as my favorites of this year. While I have my favorite photos, I was so curious to see what what my top 9 were on instagram this year and see how it compared to my favorites!

Instagram’s Favorites

My favorites compared to what was liked the most on instagram always surprises me! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE these photos– it’s just fun to see what had the most likes on instagram compared to what my personal 2017 favorite boudoir photos are!
Instagram’s top 9 most liked photos// 2017 favorite boudoir photos/ photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com STL

MY Favorites

While I really love these above, my very favorites are different than instagram’s top 9! I feel like the photos below show my style- classy, timeless and sexy! In no particular order, here are my 2017 favorite boudoir photos.

Gillian

Crimson Red bralette– perfect boudoir look!/ 2017 favorite boudoir photos// photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com St Louis
Here’s Gillian from our session in November. She has so many great photos it was hard for me to choose! I absolutely love this bralette.

Maddie

Maddie Moore wearing the cutest outfits always– a blush bodysuit with a chambray long sleeve/ 2017 favorite boudoir photos// photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com St Louis

You can always count on Maddie to bring the cutest outfits. You can see some of Maddie’s fitness looks here.

Katie

An all black lingerie outfit paired with a the perfect black robe– a favorite boudoir look!/ 2017 favorite boudoir photos// photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com St. Louis

Katie’s outfit was one of my favorites. An all black ensemble is a dream, especially when you pair it with a robe. And her complexion is to die for!

Ashley

While I’m all about what clothes to bring to a session, white sheets can always complete a boudoir outfit!/ 2017 favorite boudoir photos// photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com STL

Ashley’s look is so gorgeous and striking. While I’m all about what clothes to bring to a session, white sheets can always complete a boudoir outfit!

Vi

Loving this all lace red bodysuit/ 2017 favorite boudoir photos// photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com St Louis

I love Vi and this all lace bodysuit! While I’m normally not a fan of bright red, Vi’s complexion really worked well with it! On the opposite end, I did a shoot with Vi in mostly black and white– see more photos here.

This is the perfect subtle and sporty outfit for Card’s fans. Black bra, a cute flannel, converse sneakers, and of course, the Cards hat!/ 2017 favorite boudoir photos // photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com St. Louis

While I love Vi’s lingerie looks, this is the perfect subtle and sporty outfit for Card’s fans! I love mixing it up in the studio.

Jenn

A shot with just legs– get the look with a crop top, black lace panties, and tan patent heels/ 2017 favorite boudoir photos// photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com STL
Isn’t this photo of Jenn gorgeous? Jenn’s legs are Ah-mazing. I love this photo so much it is hanging in the studio!

Sarah

Gold criss cross top with matching bottoms in a favorite pose!/ 2017 favorite boudoir photos // photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com St Louis
I’m sure you all know that I love gold, so this really stood out to me. The lighting here is perfect, too and hits Sarah so beautifully. Plus this pose is EVERYONE’s favorite. 🙂

Ali

White sheets for an implied nude/ 2017 favorite boudoir photos // photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com St. Louis

Here’s is a breathtaking photo of Ali with one of my favorite accessories– white sheets. I love finishing a session with my client in the white sheets for an implied nude. Don’t worry, you will still have underwear on!

Rachel

White bra and panties lace set– perfect with these angles and lighting!/ 2017 favorite boudoir photos // photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com STL

White bra and panties lace set– perfect with these angles and lighting!/ 2017 favorite boudoir photos // photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com St Louis

Here’s Rachel in what is probably my VERY favorite series of the year. The light, the angles, the white bra and panty set. This is perfect for any occasion.

Sarah

An all white bodysuit with a nice tan!/ 2017 favorite boudoir photos// photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com St. Louis

Sarah is stunning! As much as I love color, there’s something to be said for the timeless neutrals. All white bodysuits (with a nice tan) always win on my gray wall.

Cozy outfit with a timeless pose– dark blush comfy top with cute knit grey socks/ 2017 favorite boudoir photos// photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com STL

I love this cozy outfit and obviously this is one of my favorite poses of the year since it made it in the 2017 favorites 3 times. It is classy and timeless.

Cheers to 2018!

I love that this time of year is about reflection and fun! Looking back on the year is such a treat and I hope you enjoy my boudoir giveaway! Be sure to enter by 1/20/18 10 PM CST! And I wish you a very happy 2018!

Also, it’s not too late to schedule your Valentine’s day Boudoir session! I only have a few slots left in January so email me now at hello@boudoirbytracylynn.com to schedule your session!

A Holiday Reflection– Reason for the Season

Reason for the Season

I don’t know about you but this holiday season and blown by. It’s been a whirlwind of wrapping up this fiscal year as well as wrapping those gifts. It’s so easy to get wrapped (pun intended) up in the chaos and anticipation of it all that sometimes I find it hard to just slow down to appreciate and enjoy the reason for the season. This is why I’m taking a moment to pause and reflect on this Christmas season.

My family during the holidays// A reflection on the season// photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com STL

Living in the Moment

This time can definitely be stressful but I hope you can take time to breathe, relax, and revel in the lovely yet fleeting moments with your family and friends. I so often feel a pressure to be “on the go” to find gifts, get them packaged just so, and do all the other things on my list. But when it comes to Christmas or whatever brings you with your family, it is just so rewarding to slow down to enjoy your company. I know this probably sounds very yogic but lean into the moment to be present. Try to let the peripheral happenings of work, stress, etcetera stay peripheral– you can pick it back up after the holidays.

Having fun in the Moment

While spending time with family is my favorite part of this season, be sure to enjoy the other joys of Christmas and winter time! Those Dirty Santa and White Elephant games only come around once a year– have fun with them! And be sure to enjoy any fancy holidays parties and let’s not forget about those special gingerbread lattes that you can only get now! While it feels like it’s getting dark at 3pm and winter can feel a little blah, it’s a time of celebration and can be really fun if you let it!

My family during the holidays// A reflection on the season// photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com//St Louis

Capturing the Moment

While I hope you are fully enjoying the moment, don’t forget to snap some photos! They don’t have to be fancy– just whip out your trusty film camera or iphone! You can get some great photography tips for the holidays from my blog post here. While I try not to be constantly taking photos, I’m so grateful for the photos I have of my family, especially of my grandpa who left us earlier this year.

Be sure to capture the special moments during the holidays// photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com// STL

So this holiday season, grab your loved ones, give them a big squeeze and live in the moment. I hope you enjoy your holidays with your loved ones and fill up your cup with all the positive and happy feelings to fuel you for your 2018!

Don't forget the reason for the season– A candid with my family at dinner// photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com STL

 

And if after the holidays you want to treat yourself to a boudoir session, email me at hello@boudoirbytracylynn.com.

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STL Bridal Hair and Makeup // Blowout Bar

When my clients ask me for the best STL bridal hair and makeup for their weddings, I always point them in the direction to Blowout Bar in Downtown St Louis; which isn’t too hard since they’re only a half-block away from my boudoir photography studio! They serve as my go-to hair and makeup team for my shoots, but they also specialize in weddings for your STL bridal hair and makeup needs. I’d love to share with you all about this awesome establishment, and tell you about some of my own clients’ personal experiences with the amazing Blowout Bar!

stl bridal hair and makeup curly hair photo//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

All About Blowout

Amanda Boatman and Nichole Merkel are the driving force running the Blowout Bar, a top-rated STL bridal hair and makeup vendor. They are all about bringing innovation and inspiration to the beauty industry. The people who work there pride themselves on impeccable and professional hairstyling for any occasion, especially wedding days!

On your big day, Blowout Bar encourages you to “take over [their] whole salon”, beckoning you to come and sit back for relaxation over a glass of champagne while their professionally trained staff takes the utmost care of you! As the perfect STL bridal hair and makeup wedding vendor, these ladies really know how to go all-out with the blowout… I mean, it is in their name, after all! They are proud of their luxurious space where they’re able to beautify you in a way unmatched. With various signature styles from classy Cabaret to a spunky Spritzer (a quirkier, sassier look,) you’ll want the Blowout Bar to be your STL wedding hair and makeup team.

stl bridal hair and makeup white off the shoulder shirt photo//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Testimonials From Clients

Keely

Keely is a beautiful woman from St Louis. She works tirelessly as a NICU nurse. This is one of the more difficult careers, as it wears on your body, mind, and soul. After hours upon hours, days upon days, and weeks upon weeks on end… Keely got to a point where she needed some serious pampering. Being an STL NICU nurse is such a noble and selfless profession; but when you spend most of your time caring for others, you must find time to care for yourself. . .

Cue Blowout Bar! They are not only an STL bridal hair and makeup salon– they specialize in pampering anyone. That includes NICU nurses, brides, someone needing some girl time, anyone! Keely’s experience at Blowout Bar was just what she needed for rejuvenating her soul. And, she got a day to just feel pretty and feminine again.

Jennifer

Jennifer is a mom, wife, and works as an esthetician and at Pink Lemon Studio as a dance instructor. Talk about having a full plate! Jennifer knew she was running on fumes and needed to recenter and get some time away from all the hustle-and-bustle. I’m so grateful she gave me a call to book an STL boudoir photoshoot, as I got to meet this fierce lady and take some amazing photos! (Check out my blog post featuring her and those boudoir pictures here.) I use Blowout Bar as my go-to team, so we got to make this hard-working mommy feel sexy, special, and look as amazing as she felt! We had a great time shooting her boudoir photography over some mimosas. As she donned her most sensual outfits, she had the perfect hair and makeup to fit the style of our session.

stl bridal hair and makeup sports bra grey photo//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

So maybe you’re looking for a quick hair blowout on your way to an important job interview. Perhaps want to have a girls day out and have a little bubbly while getting your hair done together. It could be that you need your makeup done before the big party going on later this evening. Or, the most paramount of occasions could be happening: maybe in just a few more hours, you’ll be walking down the aisle to marry the man of your dreams. Blowout Bar will always be my top recommendation for St Louis hair and makeup. They are, the best STL bridal hair and makeup salon. This is why I use them almost exclusively for my boudoir photography sessions.

stl bridal hair and makeup laying on chair photo//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Telling isn’t selling– so I urge you to book with them today and see for yourself! While you’re getting beautified, also consider contacting me to talk about doing an STL boudoir photography session together. With all the confidence the salon will instill in you, you’ll want to capture it all on camera!

Femme Fit– Fitness and Nutrition Designed Just for Women!

Femme Fit–Empowering Women in the STL Community and Beyond

As a boudoir photographer, it’s my mission to empower women while helping them to feel sexy and feel their best selves. I love learning about and aligning myself with other local women who have the same calling. I’m excited to introduce you to Dr. Savanna Ray and her personal online training program designed for women, Femme Fit! Femme Fit is a nutrition and workout program designed specifically for women to build bodies they feel great about. And what’s so great about this program is that the workouts are developed on an app. You can do the workouts anywhere!

Matching black mesh leggings and crop top make the perfect gym outfit!// photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com STL

Maddie Moore’s Fitness Journey

Boudoir by Tracy Lynn’s friend and blogger extraordinaire, Maddie Moore from There’s Moore to it, has been working out with Savanna and her husband, Marshall, for several months and loves them. While Maddie works with them in person, she talks more about Femme Fit and accessing this awesome fitness and nutrition programming virtually on her blog. Maddie started her fitness journey several months ago. You can see photos from our fitness photo session throughout this post! Her hard work has paid off!

Perfect gym look. Nike Pro fitness capri leggings with a matching Nike white and black sports bra and grey Nike shoes// photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com St. Louis

The Making of Femme Fitness– It’s Science!

What is so great about this program is that Dr. Savanna Ray and her husband, Marshall Ray, founder of Faster Fitness, combined their collective expertise to develop Femme Fit into the fabulously comprehensive program that it is today. Savanna has an incredible mastery of all things anatomy and physiology. She’s a pharmacist with eight plus years experience studying the human body at the doctoral level. She and Marshall collaborated to realize Savanna’s passion of helping women gain confidence and build bodies they feel great about. While Savanna knows all things anatomy and physiology, her husband Marshall is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Precision Nutrition Coach, which makes these two a scientific knowledge power-house. Thus we have the perfect match to bring this dream to life! After working diligently for five years, their app and program are live! They recently launched to support women ready to transform their bodies and build confidence (and nice booties).

Red and white retro inspired workout crop top, black briefs, adidas knee high workout socks matched perfectly with white high-top sneakers // photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com STL

The Femme Fit Family

While Faster Fitness is a brick and mortar fitness studio in Brentwood, Femme Fit provides intentional workouts that you can do at your local gym or at a home gym anywhere. The workouts are fun and Savanna is on the app showing you exactly how to do the exercise! Along with the engaging workouts and encouragement on the app, Femme Fit gals also get custom meal plans with recipes and grocery lists. There’s a third aspect of the Femme Fit program that I think is awesome– community and accountability! Once you’re in the Femme Fit family, you are in it and connected with other women for support and guidance from the coaches!

Perfect gym look. Nike Pro fitness capri leggings with a matching Nike white and black sports bra and grey Nike shoes// photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com St Louis

To learn more

St Louis has such a vibrant scene of female entrepreneurs on the quest to help and support other women.  I’m so excited for Savanna and the launch of Femme Fit! Check out Femme Fit’s website to learn more!

And if you’re ready to treat yourself to a fun boudoir session and feel your sexiest, email me today at hello@boudoirbytracylynn.com to book your boudoir session!

Red and white retro inspired workout crop top with black briefs for that sexy, fitness inspired boudoir look// photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com STL

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Keely’s Session– Different Boudoir Looks

Meet Keely

I’m beyond thrilled to share with you my recent session with Keely. While Keely could be a model, she’s a nurse from St. Louis. They say not all superheros wear capes, and in Keely’s case, she’s in scrubs working long hours caring for infants in the NICU. By the end of her shift, she may not be feeling so glamorous– which is why I’m so glad she could treat herself to a boudoir session with me! Working with Keely was so fun and I’m excited to share her different boudoir looks with you!

Boudoir doesn’t have to just be lingerie! Keely’s wearing a long sleeve charcoal chemise with a matching thong. Black heels make the perfect sexy touch to this boudoir look// photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com St Louis

Prepping for the Session

Keely came to me so that she could gift herself some pampering and gorgeous photos– she also had the added bonus of a nice gift for her boyfriend. My friends from the Blowout Bar came to the studio to give Keely the star treatment of gorgeous curls and flawless makeup that highlight her beauty. And no boudoir session is complete without the wardrobe! There’s so much more than just lingerie to bring to a session (but we definitely have some sexy shots with lingerie, too!)

Comfy Meets Sexy

While lingerie is a great staple for boudoir photos, sessions are certainly not limited to only lingerie shots. This is where I love to get creative with my clients piece together sexy but cozy looks. I especially love topping the look off with a feminine touch. Keely opted for the relaxed, off the shoulder sweater in a neutral tone. A pair of cheeky, lacy panties in a seafoam and mint color make the perfect contrast to perfect this boudoir look. I love how the light drapes over her bare shoulders to complement her look.

An off the shoulder knit sweater in neutral colors perfectly paired with seafoam green cheeky, lacy panties// photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.comSTL

Tried and True– Calvin Klein’s

I am a big believer of the classic, tried and true Calvin Klein lingerie. You just can’t go wrong with it. Even though it was really popular in the 90s, there’s a timeless quality with this casual look. Keely completed her Calvin look with a soft, grey t-shirt. While a t-shirt may seem very modest for a boudoir shoot, with the right posing and a sexy pair of Calvin Klein underwear, a t-shirt can actually work well! The simplicity of this outfit don’t distract from Keely’s beauty and I posed the photo so that we can see her gorgeous hair and makeup as well as her natural beauty.

You truly can’t go wrong with good old Calvin Klein. White Calvin Klein briefs with a soft, heather grey t shirt. This look is flawless with correct posing, lighting, and hair and makeup// photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com St. Louis

Jeans & Lingerie

They say less is more but I’m loving how this shot turned out with jeans– one of my favorites of the different boudoir looks. The looks becomes more casual for sure but the jeans, also with neutral and matching bra and heels, shift the focus a bit. There’s definitely a bit more nuanced appeal and I love how the gaze goes to the details like Kaylee’s tattoos and gorgeous physique. And it’s key to have the jeans open so there isn’t any pinching but also so that the details of a nice lace panty can peak through.

Dark wash blue jeans with seafoam/mint lace panties. Perfected with a black bra and tall black heels. photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com STL

Valentine’s day

Of course, you also can’t go wrong with lingerie in addition to your different boudoir looks. And if you haven’t treated yourself to new lingerie in a while, a Valentine’s boudoir session is the perfect excuse! Time is flying by so now is the time to book your Valentine’s session so that you can have your sexy souvenir for your honey. Regardless of your outfit preferences, we will get you feeling and looking sexy and help you get the perfect gift for your loved one!

To schedule your Valentine’s boudoir session, email me today at hello@boudoirbytracylynn.com!

A classic lingerie pairing with an elegant bra and panty in neutral tones// Boudoir by Tracy Brown St. Louis

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