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Take Charge And Don't Apologize

Sam is a fabulous return client who volunteered to fill into a last minute opening for me.  We decided to have a little fun with some more low light looks and trying out some new poses that I was working on coaching.

I had tried my hand at making a tulle skirt (which I did quite poorly mind you!) but Sam was game to give it a shot and I'm glad we did.  We created some dreamy looking images - and we took it outside to play as well!

I had been wanting to do a sheet session so we worked through some ideas and worked on keeping all the important bits covered!

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Let Them Eat Cake #sexysaturday

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Let Them Eat Cake #sexysaturday

Rock a classic look in a pretty peach bra & panty set!  Which one is your favorite look?

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Birthday Boudoir Sessions

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Birthday Boudoir Sessions

Birthday Boudoir!

Celebrate your birthday in style! So your birthday is coming up and your friends and family are talking about what restaurant you want to go to. Or maybe you are struggling trying to find a babysitter so you can actually a drink with your spouse for once? I have a better idea. Leave all that cliché stuff behind and have a boudoir shoot!

What an awesome way to celebrate you, the year that just passed and the year that awaits! Birthdays aren’t just one of those “Hallmark holidays” – they are a celebration of your birth and of all that you have brought to the world in the past year. Give yourself a well-deserved day of pampering – the lead up is fun, the day itself is epic and the afterglow lasts and lasts; your products and the memories live on forever. Frankly, its not uncommon to have a boudoir shoot every year for your birthday.

Besides, you can always go out to a fancy meal afterwards while you are still basking in the adventure of your session and rockin’ your styled hair and make-up!

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Little Girls With Dreams Become Women With Vision

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Little Girls With Dreams Become Women With Vision

Ms. P came to me to put together a gift for her boyfriend.  Since they were in a long distance relationship at the time I wanted to put together something to wow him until they could be back together!

What specifically was your favorite part of our time working together, and why?
My favorite part of the Boudoir session was the day of the photo shoot. I loved having a day for me. I felt beautiful and comfortable in my own skin. I enjoyed having my hair and makeup done. It was like playing dress up and for a while I was able to let loose.

If you were to recommend a session to a friend, what would you tell them?
This is not a cheap venture. You need to know exactly what your getting yourself into financially, but if you are willing and able to spend the money, the quality is great. It's a fantastic experience that all women should try. Feeling beautiful in front of a camera is empowering.

Is there anything else you want to share?
Encourage your clients to make the whole day about them. Go get a mani/pedi or a massage. Help yourself relax and do only the things you want to do. My experience only lasted as long as the session which I was bummed about. 

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Sexy Saturday - Say I Do In Blue

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Sexy Saturday - Say I Do In Blue

Are you getting hitched?  Need some ideas for your bridal boudoir session?  Check out these beautiful blue, I Do, inspired outfits!  For a little extra wedding day glam, bring your veil or your garter for some extra sexiness to tie together your special day.  I assure you, if you give your groom a beautiful album before the ceremony you'll have the fasted ceremony ever!

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For A Clean House Do This One Thing

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For A Clean House Do This One Thing

For a Clean House Do This One Thing

Ever find yourself overwhelmed with the amount of chores and tasks that need to be done around the house? Usually, this means its time to revisit the division of labor in your home.  Getting others to do their share can be a daunting (and annoying) task and you may feel like throwing your hands up in the air and just do it your self.  Well, DON’T! Not only will you become overwhelmed, you’ll develop some resentment too.

Instead, set aside two hours for a super-speed cleaning event and gather your tribe.  We are going to prepare a little divide-and-conquer plan. Write down all the tasks to be done on index cards and place them facedown in a pile. Examples could be: clean all glass tables and mirrors; clean all wood surfaces; do dishes; vacuum; mop floors, dust objects, wipe window sills, clean toilets, etc. Announce, on your mark, get set, and GO! Everybody pick a card and hyper-focus on getting that one thing done to perfection. When you are done, grab another card and keep focused. Before you know it, the two hours are up and even if the house isn’t perfect, its pretty darn good. If you’ve got a family of 4, you just accomplished 8 hours worth of work in 2 hours!

More importantly, everyone in the home has contributed so not only will they have a sense of accomplishment and pride, but they will also be personally vested in keeping it clean - no one wants to see their hard work ruined. Better yet, you didn’t spend 8 hours doing it yourself and now there’s enough time to enjoy the rest of the day as a family.

If you know you're often distracted, you can apply the same concept of hyper-focused work but use the Pomodoro Method.  Basically you're going to work in 25 min increments.  Set a time for 25 mins and work only on 1 thing.  If you finish that 1 thing during your time, move on to the next task.  At the end of your 25 min work block, take a 5 min break - but don't ignore those timers and keep scrolling Facebook!  It's amazing how much you can accomplish in short bursts of work that are focused.  

You can ask Google or Siri or Alexa to set a timer for you - or if you're applying this method at you computer there are several websites and browser add-ons that will help.  I love Marinara Timer for a browser option and Marinara: Pomodoro Timer for a Chrome extension.

Do you have a favorite method to getting through less than fun tasks?  Share with me in the comments below!

Got a friend who is easily distracted and could use some productivity help?  Send this or share it with your friends!

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Ms. C

I always joke with my brides that giving their fiance an album (or app!) the day of their wedding will ensure the fastest ceremony in history.  Ms. C celebrated her upcoming wedding with a beautiful session and a great groom's gift.  

Know a bride-to-be who is stumped on what to get him?  Be sure to suggest a sexy session with One Two One!  Share this post with her and then have her contact me to get on the calendar.

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Sexy Saturday - Beach Baby

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Sexy Saturday - Beach Baby

Say hello to summer in some gorgeous swim wear!  Not necessarily for your session, these looks will keep you looking good all summer long.  Share your favorites in the comments below!

Beach baby

Swim suit
modcloth.com

Kate Spade intimate
katespade.com

Christian Louboutin platform pumps
$1,125 - saksfifthavenue.com

Valentino sandals flip flops
$290 - saksfifthavenue.com

Jack rogers sandals
jackrogersusa.com

Chanel jewelry
$1,560 - rebelle.com

H M hinged bracelet
$8.87 - hm.com

Crystal earrings
$2.89 - colettehayman.com.au

Eugenia Kim wide brim hat
$405 - saksfifthavenue.com

Dorothy Perkins hat
dorothyperkins.com

Word wall art
overstock.com

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Wearing False Lashes For Your Session

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Wearing False Lashes For Your Session

They make look fake in real life and when you first put them on they feel so heavy and just, well weird! However, in your photos they will make a HUGE difference. You actually don’t really notice them in the pictures, but you will notice their effect. They accentuate your eyes and give them a gorgeous almond shape. These are a must-have!

But never fear, they are part of my glam squad makeup so you don't have to figure it on your own.  I remember the first time I tried to apply lashes for a dance recital, I stabbed myself in the eye, glued my eye shut and never did successfully get the damned lashes to 100% stick.  With practice its improved so if you have to do it yourself, be sure to watch several videos and practice before the big day!

Check out this site for some great tips on everything false lashes.

Do you have any favorite tips or tricks to false lashes?  Share in the comments!

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Pour Some Wine & Join Me In The Blanket Fort!

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Pour Some Wine & Join Me In The Blanket Fort!

Q:

I caught my girlfriend (boyfriend?) watching porn!

A:

Well there's a whole of questions that come to mind before this gets deemed an issue.  First, was it like midget clown porn?  Cuz that might be an issue.  Or was it 50 Shades Darker?  You know, like mommy porn.

Seriously though, I'm guessing you're blowing this out of proportion.  The real travesty is why you two aren't watching porn together?  Is it the clown part?  Because I'm with you.  *shudders*.  Personally I think this could be healthy - watch it and try to mimic it.  Either you're going to have a really fucking hot night or you'll be collapsed in laughter because there is no freaking way what you're watching is humanly possible by mere mortals.

Now if your sex life really sucks and s/he is watching porn secretly and lying about it, maybe take note of what they are watching - it could be a hint.  If it's really upsetting to you (the watching part, not the what they are watching), I'd suggest trying this really adult thing - talk about it.  Yeah, yeah, I know - try texting about it?

Maybe they just want to try something new on you or with you.  Let's not panic and start hoarding money in shoeboxes and shopping f0r apartments.  So with that all said....what do you think is the most popular porn in Arizona?  Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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