The only thing better than boudoir photography in Edmonton is boudoir photography in Bali! And that’s not just my opinion- the 2017 Fearless Women’s boudoir & empowerment retreat was the first year we sold out so fast we had to add a second week to our annual destination boudoir trip. <3 This life, you guys.
(Think I talk too much? You’re not wrong. 😉 Scroll down for the gallery!)
Bali was not what I expected- not peacefully zen with women in lotus position on every doorstep and chimes on the cool breeze, so much as colourful and lush and loud and friendly and, well… penises. So many penises. That was unexpected! (On the statues, of course. What were you thinking?)
But then again, in some ways it was just what I dreamed. At our villa so many perfect flowers fell softly into the pool each night that there was a young man whose job it was to skim them from the top and leave them in baskets for our photoshoots; fruit I’d never tasted before exploded with flavour on my tongue at breakfast; we spent our days in colourful sarongs and not much else. It was, in a word, paradise.
We stayed in a perfect tropical oasis- a secluded little bit of heaven with lush greenery, gorgeous architecture, a warm private pool, a main villa with glass walls that were rolled open anytime it wasn’t raining and four gorgeous private cabins, and a local cook who made us the most beautiful Balinese breakfasts every morning. Seriously, it was even better than you’re imagining- I have never been so spoiled in my life! There was a freestanding stone bathtub open to the stars where we impulsively shot by candlelight one night, an infinity pool overlooking the jungle, outdoor “Bali beds” stuffed with pillows for lounging, a walkway over the turtle pond… everywhere you turned there was something beautiful.
Because we had two full groups of women AND two photographers (the incredibly talented Virginia Boudoir Photographer Jen Fox graced us with her talents as well), you can only imagine the amount of crazy beautiful art that came out of this. Thus this seemingly large gallery has only a small sampling of the hundreds of gorgeous photos we took, in between sharing friendship, having adventures, sipping fresh fruity drinks, learning to barter, and being spoiled rotten by our lovely chef and den-mother Nurdi.
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