Boudoir : Julie

While looking for boudoir photographers in China seemed almost impossible, Julie decided to search for one on her trip to Israel this past winter. Through our e-mails, we automatically clicked, and as the date approached, I became more and more excited to photograph this stunning woman. 

Julie mentioned that she knew it was important for her to have an opportunity to see herself in a different light. Even though she loves her body at this stage in her life, motherhood and day to day routines sometimes make us forget how beautiful and sexual we really are. 

Our boudoir session took place in the heart of Jerusalem. A quaint, stone and Arabic style Airbnb in the neighborhood of Nachlaot...

Makeup by Sheldon Bruck

Hair by Katy Taurel

Kodak Film // Processed and scanned by Panda Labs

Boudoir : Leann

All I knew about Leann was drawn from her stylish Instagram feed. She's a beauty blogger, has stunning eyes and lives in Italy. Little did I know that our boudoir experience in Tel Aviv would be so vulnerable and deep from the very moment Lia, the makeup artist, and I walked through the door.

What I loved about Leann was that she put it all on the table. A woman who was willing to be raw and open in a way that brought me into her world...

Makeup by Lia Elisheva

Kodak Film // Processed and scanned by Panda Labs

Bridal Boudoir : Dreamy Collaborative Session

The story we know is that a little girl grows up dreaming of her wedding day, almost as if it is the peak of her journey. In the sake of re-writing our narrative, we're dreaming of so much more. When Sara Winter and I came together to create our artistic vision for this session, I envisioned our story to be about a woman of confidence with a foundation of self-love and acceptance. I saw beauty. simplicity with a touch of bohemian romance, but I also saw this woman as someone who could really look at herself and embrace the journey she is on, in the moment. As a bride embarks on a new chapter of her life with another human being, it is meaningful to recognize and document the power of a special uniqueness that lies within and her own sensual, intimate expression.

At a stunning home in Israel in the city of Beit Zayit, we began preparations for what we hoped would be a platform for our art and our collaborative creative energy. My husband, Yehoshua, and I are a wedding photography team, and we were excited to work on this project together since it is in the realm of everything we love about photography. While these images are through my personal lens, you will soon be able to see his perspective and beautiful photographs as well.

Throughout the boudoir session, the remarkably talented Sheldon Bruck, makeup artist, and Katy Taurel-Ciabotaru, hair stylist, cultivated a couple different gorgeous looks for us to photograph. The florals by Sara Winter and wardrobe by designer, Marina Valery, had me in a complete dream world...

Floral design by Sara Winter
Makeup by Sheldon Bruck
Hair by Katy Taurel-Ciabotaru
Lingerie and veil by Marina Valery
Model - Noa Elharar

Kodak Film // Processed and scanned by Panda Labs

Boudoir : Lia

It was an honor to have photographed this beautiful woman at my boudoir workshop in Tel Aviv last month. Her session was especially meaningful as Lia faced a very monumental time in her life. Navigating through her new journey as a single mother, I am nothing but in awe of the space, honesty, and compassion that Lia gives herself. Not only is Lia a talented makeup artist that I have the pleasure of working with, but she is also a dear friend of mine. To be able to witness her incredible strength and everything she has overcome in the past years has truly been a blessing.

There is something so poetic about Lia's boudoir session. My heart skips a beat every time I look through her photographs...

Makeup by Lia Ciner