Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Boys

Well, they're not my boys, per se. But those of you who know me well understand that they just may be the only boys i'll ever have. Emmalee and I have spent the last three years with these boys and I was so proud of them for cooperating for this quick session as a gift for their Mom's 40th birthday.

Just being themselves. :-)

Heron Haus Bed & Breakfast Inn

As a portrait photographer, it was a bit daunting to take on my first interior photography job. But what better place to start than this gorgeous 6-bedroom home in the hills of NW Portland! This B&B (Heron Haus) will be the location of Didi Danielle Photography's first Boudoir Marathon June 11th-13th! (Ladies, it's not too late to sign up!)

I've been dying to show all of you this amazing house (which lovely enough, has a hawaiian theme!) , so lets take a look!

Heron Haus

The Living Room:

The Library:

(North-facing room with queen size bed, spa, fireplace and shower.
This is the space we'll be using for the Boudoir Marathon
and it will be remodeled in the next few weeks)

(Large room with two sitting areas, fireplace and king size bed)

(Suite with king size bed, fireplace, spacious sitting area
and views of Mt. Saint Helens and Mt. Hood)

(Suite with king size bed, fireplace, bay window, and two sitting areas.
Additional small bedroom is optional)

A couple of views:

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Miss Felicia's Sneak Peek {senior session}

You might remember this beautiful face from our quick model shoot back in July. I got to work with Miss Felicia (DDP 2010 Senior Representative) again this week for her big senior portrait session. Soon she'll be moving 3,000 miles away from home to begin her journey in college and I wish her the best of luck. Keep in touch, Feefee, and don't put that camera down!
With her adorable little brother and sister

Monday, March 15, 2010

For the ladies...

It's time to reserve your spot in Didi Danielle Photography's first boudoir marathon coming in June 2010. I'm planning an entire day full of very sexy fun; the makeup artist, music, glass of bubbly, a few pearls, a beautiful & private location. It's the perfect time and place for you to feel beautiful and empowered, and leave HIM speechless.

The location: The Heron Haus in NW Portland:

The make-up artist: Terri Lodge (you've got to check out her work!)

Your boudoir session includes make up, light hair styling, complimentary glass of bubbly, over an hour of shooting, and special pricing on albums and discs.

Boudoir Session: ONLY $125 ($200 value)

5x5 'Little Black Book' album with 10-pages (20 sides) for $125
8x8 layflat album with 12-pages (24 sides) for $225
10x10 lay-flat album with 16 pages (32 sides) for $325
Option to buy all high-res edited images on CD for only $149 (value $195)

PLEASE NOTE: As of March 22nd, there is room for TWO more ladies! E-mail me today!

Sure, these sessions are designed with gifts for your significant other in mind. However, do it for them, but do it for YOU too! Who doesn't want a beautiful image of themselves? Instead of hating our bodies, lets celebrate them.

Session dates and rates are booked on a first-come first-serve basis. Session fees are due on or before April 24th, 2010. Don't be shy, e-mail me today to reserve your spot.


What is Boudoir?
Boudoir is a french term that means 'bedroom'. A bedroom is normally the number one intimate spot to take these types of images in. In this case we will be in an amazing space that includes the most gorgeous bathroom (see photo above). I have full intention of taking advantage of every appealing detail from the bed to the spa.

What is a Boudoir Marathon?
A marathon is a day where multiple sessions are scheduled. This way we can have an awesome location and a cheaper price for you! We have 4 sessions allowed for this day and there are only two left! With enough interest, a second day will be scheduled and announced.

Who gets Boudoir pictures done??
Anyone! Boudoir is becoming more and more popular. Lots of women like to get them done for the men in their lives. Whether its a birthday, holiday,wedding gift, or anniversary or 'just to make you smile' gift! I strongly encourage anyone to participate in a boudoir session for themselves, as a boost of self confidence. Any size, shape, color, remember that you are fabulous!

How private will my boudoir session be?
During the shoot it is you, me, the camera and the make-up artist. You're welcome to bring one friend, but space does not allow more.

What if I am uncomfortable with my body, and do your retouch?
First of all, you are beautiful. Secondly, my job is to emphasize the positives and to minimize the areas you feel are less than perfect. When necessary, I do retouch images. Before your session, we will have a complimentary consultation where you'll tell me what areas you are more confident with and what areas you are less than comfortable with. If you have question or concerns about retouching let me know.

Do you supply clothing or what should I bring?
No, I do not supply clothing. I'm going to bring a few accessories, but the rest is on you! One thing I want to make sure people are not confused about is that this is not the 80-90's version of boudoir. This is classy, modern, sexy, fun, and beautiful boudoir. You should bring 3-4 outfits..

Popular choices (aside from the bubbles, towels and sheets provided at the location) are:
lingerie, tight jeans, cute tee shirts, baby doll dresses, chemise, corsets, garters, thigh highs, fishnets, sports jerseys, men's dress shirts and ties, bra/panty sets, thongs/g-strings/sexy boy shorts, heels and fun jewelry.

These are just examples.. bring whatever you want to wear, but please try them on before your session. We want these images to represent YOU and whatever makes YOU comfortable. One thing I do encourage is to stay away from busy patterns. Solid colors are more flattering..but feel free to have fun with the color!

Do you do nude photography?
These Spa Boudoir sessions normally would be "implied nude" at most.. but if you are interested in being nude in your images, just let me know ahead of your session.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Las Tres Primas

The Fregonese Cabin
Mt. Hood, Oregon
February 27, 2010

Rubadubdub, 3 cousins in a tub!