Romantic and Elegant Bridal Boudoir Session – Ontario, Canada
We’re all for women empowerment, so when we saw the premise for this boudoir session, we loved it! The photographers thought that it would be a cool idea to send out a model call to their everyday followers to apply for their boudoir styled shoot instead of using professional models. After all, clients are the every day strong woman. They ended up choosing Gabriela Cartwright, a 24-year-old woman, wife, and mother to a 9-month-old baby girl. When asked why she wanted to participate in the shoot she said that it was something she’s never done before and was also trying to find confidence in her post-baby body.
The styled shoot team secretly contacted Gabriela’s husband and asked him to send in a little note for Gabriela to read as a surprise during the session. The calligrapher beautifully rewrote his note onto sheer paper. They gave it to Gabriela near the end of her session. It looks like a moving experience to watch her read the words from her husband telling her what an incredible woman, wife, and mother she is and all that makes her amazing. Ariana, of Ariana del Mundo Photography, says that the best part was Gabriela’s reaction after the session and after seeing herself in the photos: “After getting my pictures done, I was super excited and anxious to see them! The accessories, lace robes, flowers, makeup was all so beautiful I couldn’t wait to see it all put together. When I finally got a chance to see a sneak peek of my photos I couldn’t even believe it was me! Ariana and Micaela did such a great job at capturing the beauty of everything. I was extremely happy with the way they turned out. They both made me feel comfortable during the shoot and you could really tell by the pictures they took.”
Photographer: Ariana del Mundo Photography // Second Shooter: Micaela Joy Photography // Event Designer: Jodi Leigh Designs // Calligrapher: Creations by Korga // Makeup Artist: Faces by Nadeen // Hair Stylist: Wedding Beauty and Style // Cake Designer: Amanda Foong Cakes // Apparel: BY CATALFO // Bridal Boutique: Blushing Bridal Boutique // Veils & Headpieces: Blair Nadeau Millinery // Ring Designer: Catalyst and co