Classic. Beautiful. Feminine. My latest Boudoir shoot at Casa Del Mar was all of those things and more!  When hunting for a Boudoir photographer online, Anna stumbled across one of my Boudoir pictures from my shoot with beautiful Jane… apparently, one of my pictures had won a Boudoir Contest online – without my even knowing or entering!  The web is funny.

So as I always do before a boudoir shoot, I spent time chatting with Anna about who she is, what she loves about her body, what she thinks is sexy/beautiful/sensual… Anna gave me a great run-down of things she loves: vintage lingerie, her legs, romantic photos, and more – all of which we incorporated into her shoot.  I also asked Anna what her husband loves about her and her body… and I LOVE that without hesitation, she said Everything!

There were so many amazing pics of Anna that I’m blogging her boudoir session in two parts 🙂   Note: not all of the images are blogged for privacy reasons 🙂 but these first 2 black & white’s are my absolute favorites!


So beautiful… doesn’t Anna remind you of Carrie Otis?!


How much fun is a girl in bed with a camera?!




Silly and free 🙂


I love shooting in a window… Casa is so great for this, and we’ll be shooting this set-up at my next Boudoir Workshop!


Anna had mentioned to me prior to the shoot that she “never photographs well”  – uh, huh… that’s what they all say 🙂  And nothing makes me happier than when a woman sees her photos and says not only are these the most beautiful photos ever taken of her, but also “You really captured me!” and that’s the part I love 🙂



ps. more of Anna’s boudoir shoot on the blog this weekend!

***Updated to add: How could I have forgotten to credit my fabulous make-up artist and hair stylist?!  Shannon Jankula is incredible at creating any look my heart desires and is such a dream to work and play with.  Shannon is a talented photographer as well, and is a Christa Meola Portrait Workshop grad.  Keep your eye out for her – she’s taking my Boudoir Workshop on April 10th and 11th, and I know her images will kick ass.  Also, if you mention you’re a big fan of Christa Meola Pictures, you’ll get a huge discount from Shannon for make-up and hair on your next photo shoot or just for a day when you want to feel pampered and extra pretty 🙂