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To celebrate the re-launch of Pillow Book Boudoir, I have teamed up with Sheila of SNF Makeup Artistry on a boudoir event June 8th and 9th in Temecula! Invitations were sent to a select few ladies, and with just a few spots left we are opening it up to everyone! If you’ve been thinking about doing boudoir photos in Temecula, you DON’T want to miss this event!

Your boudoir session will include a 90 minute photo shoot with up to 3 outfit changes, flawless supermodel retouching, and 30% off your order of any pillow books and prints. To add to the experience, SNF Makeup Artistry will be there to help you look your best!

You will also receive our boudoir guide to help you prepare for your shoot! Though intimate apparel is a popular choice for a boudoir session, we’ll show you how everyday apparel can be just as glamorous and sexy! You can check out our Pinterest board to get a few ideas.

Space for this event is limited, so contact info@gwendolyntundermann.com to secure your spot. If you plan to bring a friend, include that in your email so I can reserve your sessions together.

I hope to see you at our Boudoir Event!

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At WPPI, I took part in a Paris World’s Fair themed shoot hosted by Victor Sizemore. He puts together the best shoots at WPPI, and I’ve been wanting to do one for years! I was so excited when I found out this year’s theme was Paris World’s Fair! Is there anything sexier than Paris?

The first model, Sarah, had a fun and flirty look. I love the pink lipstick and the feathers, and she totally got into character and was carefree, dancing around and playing with her dress.

Our third model, Danielle, had a very editorial look, especially the way she was styled by Renee Delsigne and her look created by hair and makeup artist Amelia Cline-Cooper. I embraced the shadows and highlights, especially for the black and white shots. The black lingerie was très sexy, but the silk slip was very simple and elegant.

Unfortunately, I don’t have the name of the model in red. : (

Huge kudos to everyone involved in this shoot! It was such a blast, and I really enjoyed meeting so many talented and creative people! I can’t wait to see what next year’s theme will be!


Creative Team:
Victor Sizemore Photography
Renee Delsigne | Stylist
Amelia Cline-Cooper | Hair and Make-up

Models:
Danielle Wyszomirski (model in black)
Sarah Scott (model in white)

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WPPI 2013 | Days 6 and 7

March 15, 2013

Whew! I am so glad to be home after a very long week in Las Vegas! I had a great time and met some awesome people, but it’s always nice to come back home!

The last two days weren’t wasted, though. On Wednesday I went to a boudoir shootout at The Lady Silvia, which is a fun venue with eclectic furniture and tons of books. It was a speakeasy theme, so not exactly the type of boudoir that I want to shoot, but it was a fun idea. There were several models but we also had a couple. Here’s one of my shots:

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Afterward I met up with some of the ladies from the boudoir shoot I did on Saturday to go see the Tournament of Kings show at Excalibur. One of the models from Saturday, Paul, was in the show and hooked us up with tickets. It was one of the highlights of my trip to Vegas, for sure! We were in the section for the bad guy, which was a lot of fun!

My last day at WPPI was pretty short, but worthwhile. I went to two platform classes (one on international weddings and one on marketing). Unfortunately, the international weddings one wasn’t too informative, but the marketing one was fantastic! At the end we went off topic and talked about SEO, which is something I can always improve on!

Overall, I enjoyed my trip to WPPI. I will probably go back next year, but not for a whole week and hopefully not by myself! My roommates were all awesome and I met a lot of new people, but it’s definitely not the same without the hubs with me! : )

WPPI 2013 | Day 4

March 12, 2013

Yesterday was my best day at WPPI yet! I started off by going to the trade show and visiting with one of our vendors, Midwest Photographic. We get some of our presentation items (DVD cases and boxes) from them, and they were so cool and hooked us up with a pass to the convention this year! Thank you guys so much for that! While visiting their booth I got to see one of their new products, which I am excited to introduce into our boudoir line this spring! Can’t wait to show you!

After the show, I headed over to the Paris for a themed shoot with Victor Sizemore. He hosts the best shoots during WPPI, and I was so excited to finally sign up for it! We had a great time shooting models around the Paris and then we headed over to a swanky hotel suite to finish up our shoot and shot a little boudoir. Ooh la la!

Then I headed back to the hotel to rest my feet before the Madera Books party. Such a fun time and I got to chat with a lot of great people! At the end of the night as we were leaving we ended up in a group that flash mobbed unsuspecting guests coming back from their night out. It was pretty hilarious!

I’m getting ready for Day 5, but before I go here’s a picture from the shoot yesterday!

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WPPI 2013 | Day 2

March 10, 2013

Day 2 of WPPI was soooo much fun! I attended a boudoir shootout hosted by Tammy Nguyen Le and Aundrea Shafer at Rumor Boutique Hotel. It was so much fun! Boudoir is always a good time, and we even had did a little bit of couples boudoir with a super hot couple! All the models were amazing and so sweet, and the group of photographers was as well! We had some champagne at the end and a few of us went to dinner at the Hard Rock. What a great time!

Just a little preview from the shoot. Time to get ready for Day 3! : )

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Matt and I had such a great time at The Wedding Exhibit Bridal Show yesterday! It was our very first time doing a bridal show, and I think we chose the right one! The producers of the show were fantastic and so were the staff! They helped us unload all of our stuff from our 14′ U-Haul truck and also helped us load it back up at the end of the show. I don’t even want to know how long that would have taken just the two of us to do! So thank you so much to The Wedding Exhibit for making the show such a great experience!

We also had a great time seeing some of our vendor friends there (though we didn’t get nearly enough time to go say hello to everyone). We also met several new wedding vendors at the show! Our booth was located across from Riverside Tours and Travel. I’m not sure if that was intentional, but it sure was an ideal match up since we travel for about 40% of our weddings and we just love to travel in general! We’re looking forward to working with them on a few things! We were also across from Kelly’s Bloom Room, which had one of the most beautiful displays at the show! So when we weren’t looking at our own booth (which we think kinda rocks) we were looking at gorgeous photos of the Caribbean and a huge display of orchids! Can’t beat that!

We also had the opportunity to interact with a lot of brides and grooms and their family and closest friends who attended the show with them! Meeting everyone was the highlight of our day, especially connecting with brides who have followed our website and Facebook page! We’re looking forward to meeting with so many of you over the next few weeks and hearing even more details about your wedding day!

We also want to thank everyone who came out to our studio Open House on Saturday! We so love and appreciate all of you, and it warmed our hearts to see some familiar faces and some new ones! We love seeing our couples’ families grow! <3 I know some of you couldn't make it to the Open House or the bridal show, but we appreciate your support! And since everyone keeps asking for photos, here they are! : ) First, we have a couple pics of us and our booth at the bridal show:

Anyone who has been to our studio will recognize the setup above, because we basically packed up part of our studio and moved it to the Prime Osborn! Here’s our meeting space at the studio:

Here’s one of the front door (forgive the mess – this was when we were still putting it all together):

When we first got the keys, the walls were light brown and it was one big open space. One day I told Matt my vision. I wanted him to build a partition wall so that the meeting space would be separate and would feel like an art gallery. Oh, and I wanted it to be portable so we could break it down and bring it to bridal shows! At first he thought I was crazy, and he was probably right, but eventually he liked the idea!

This is our shooting space, which is still a work in progress. We just received our newest backdrop, so hopefully we’ll have it set up tomorrow! We also have a wardrobe and prop area in there now with some fun accessories for Pillow Book Boudoir sessions!

In addition to building a portable partition wall, one of our biggest projects was reupholstering my antique settee, which used to be in my home office. I had never reupholstered before, but I wasn’t ready to let this adorable piece of furniture go. I’m so glad I didn’t because after much attention, patience, and time it has transformed into such a gorgeous piece! I think it makes our meeting space! You can see the old fabric vs. the new here:

And just for fun, here is the mock up that I did to show Matt what I had in mind for the wall!

It’s crazy to see it all come together the way it has, but we just love our space! It’s cute and cozy and has a ton of character. As someone put it this weekend at the open house, it looks like our website! We think it’s a reflection of our work!

We still have more exciting changes coming, including our new logo and marketing pieces. But we’re excited to share our biggest project with you! We’d love for you to stop by the studio and visit! : )

It is with great enthusiasm that I announce to you that I am officially launching my line of boudoir photography called Pillow Book Boudoir (SM)! Though I’ve been shooting boudoir for a couple years, it has only been by request and on location until now. With the opening of the studio, I will be scheduling sessions throughout the week and limited sessions on weekends. I’ve had so much fun finding accessories and props in antique stores and online (I’m waiting for a fun piece to arrive from the UK now). We always have a blast at our boudoir sessions, which include getting dolled up with hair and makeup while you enjoy a glass of bubbly before your fun, flirty, and glam photo shoot!

To celebrate the launch of Pillow Book Boudoir (SM), I am offering $100 off any session until the end of April! The offer also applies to our Pillow Book Parties! If you’re interested in a session or a party, contact me at 904.257.6312 or info@gwendolyntundermann.com!