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{Coco Boudoir joins the fight} – winnipeg boudoir photography

There’s been a lot of fun and excitement happening at Coco Boudoir lately (and still to come) but we thought we would take a quick time out from all hoopla to talk about something a little more serious.

We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer in some way. Coco Boudoir is wanting to help win the battle. Since we’ve started our business, we have offered a percentage of all our session fees to the CBCF. We feel like we can to do more, so Coco Boudoir is looking for 12 women who are breast cancer survivors or who are currently fighting against breast cancer, to photograph for a special project that is near and dear to our hearts. Ultimately, we would like to hold a gala fundraiser event sometime in October, showcasing the strength and beauty of the women we photographed. All proceeds will be going to breast cancer. There will be plenty more details and info to follow including requests to local businesses to lend their expertise in making this event successful. If you or someone you know may be interested in being a part of this in any way, please contact us at info@cocoboudoir.ca

♥ Carol & Lizette

The top 6! {Winnipeg Boudoir Photography}

It took a long time. It was painful. We yelled and fought…ok not really, we didn’t fight. BUT it was difficult to narrow down, an amazing 28 entries, to 6. We tried for 5 but in the end  we thought, “Hey, this is our contest we can have 6 if we want!!”  We did it and here are the women who we feel would best help us portray the image we want for Coco Boudoir. Thank you so much to everyone who entered. We know for some of you it took a lot of courage just to enter, because you were willing to put yourselves out there in this way, we are so grateful. As a thank you we want to extend a special offer to those who did enter. If you book a Coco Boudoir Signature Session before May 25th you will receive 25% off your session fee. Sessions must take place before August 31, 2011.

Ok enough talk! The 6 finalists are:

Samara May

Brittany Scobie

Lindsey Fright

Rilee Monkman

Alexis Birdsall

Jocelyn Wilson

Congratulations ladies! We will be in touch with more information.

Images of these women will be up on May 24th when voting will begin for who gets to be Coco Boudoir’s Signature Girl!!

♥Lizette & Carol

{Are you our Coco Signature Girl?} – Winnipeg Boudoir Photography

We are SO excited about this contest, and it’s a BIG one! We are in the search of our 2011 Coco Signature Girl…is it you?  One lucky lady will get to be our “It” girl for the remaining 2011 year. There is no one look we have in mind for the Coco Girl. We think ANYONE is eligible to be her. You do not have to be a certain size, age, colour, or shape. In the words of Bruno and P!nk, we think you are all perfect just the way you are!  You just need to have the desire to help us show the world that. Don’t be shy ladies, send in your entry! Every month, starting in June she will get her own Signature Session, that’s 7 sessions altogether! This gives us the opportunity to try out new props, sets, locations, hair, makeup, poses and any other ideas we have. Not only will she get bragging rights but at the end of the year she will receive a 10×10 Signature album with 40 images of her choosing.

If you think you have the gusto to be our Coco Signature Girl, then read on for all the details and rules for how to enter. No modelling experience needed. If you’re sitting here reading this thinking I could never do that, then we can gladly come over and give you the shake you need to join the contest. If that still doesn’t work, then at least tell all your gal pals about it! All previous clients are encouraged to enter. We want the opportunity to show you how beautiful you are, right now.

Details

  • Must be wiling to sign a model release allowing Coco Boudoir to use your images for our blog/website and advertisement
  • Must be available once a month for a photo session in the Winnipeg area.
  • Must be 18 yrs of age or older

How to enter (3 easy steps)

  • Step one: Like our facebook page and leave this comment “Coco Boudoir’s Signature Girl is going to me!”
  • Step two: Leave the same comment on our blog
  • Step three: Send us a recent photo of yourself to our email address, info@cocoboudoir.ca

All entries will be verified that the above steps have been taken. Contest starts today. All entries must be received by midnight, Monday, May 9 2011.

So how do we choose a winner? We’re letting our Coco followers choose! We will be choosing our top fav girls on Tuesday morning, May 10th, each of those girls will receive a 15 minute, 1 outfit, 1 set, mini session held on Saturday May 14th.

Images from the mini session will be shown on our blog May 24th.  All votes must be in by midnight May 30th. The big announcement of our Coco Signature girl will be made Tuesday May 31!!!

…You’re still reading this? What are you waiting for? Get entering!!

♥Lizette & Carol

Makeover Mondays ~{Carol}~ Winnipeg Boudoir Photography

Sorry for the missing MM last week! Our makeup artist is sunning herself on a beach somewhere in the southern USA! Must be nice as we battle May storms!

I just wanted to show off the fruits of our shopping trip last week at Forever21! We talk about this store a lot, don’t we, lol? It’s such a great place!! Wait till you see the jewelry we scored too!

We love that we can offer our clients a few pretty little things to compliment their outfits they bring with them for their sessions. Helps make a Coco Boudoir Session an experience full of pampering and luxury!

♥ Carol

{A’s Champagne Session} winnipeg boudoir photography

Last but so very far from least is the gorgeous and sassy “A”!

This girl could rock a camera like nobody’s business! We loved her style and the super cute outfits she brought. She may be missing a few things, but shhhh don’t tell her! I think they “accidentally” came home with us!

Thank you so much to ALL the girls for such a great time at your Champagne party. We had a blast and hope you did too!

♥Lizette & Carol

Makeover Mondays ~{Lizette}~ Winnipeg Boudoir Photography

Have I mentioned how much I absolutely love accessories?  Well I’m sure most of you know by now, but for those who don’t, lets just say it’s my guilty pleasure. So when Somboun (our adorable and fiesty hair stylist) walked into the studio 2 weekends ago with a loot bag full of accessories from Society Hair Salon, I nearly fell over in a catatonic state. We had so much fun matching jewelry to all the girls outfits.  Here’s a small fraction of the goodies Society lent to us. Unfortunately for you all, I already purchased the silver diamond necklace all for myself…okay well maybe I’ll be willing to share with my Coco clients. Thanks Society and Somboun!  Be sure to check out Society for yourself.

♥Lizette

Makeover Mondays ~{Carol}~ Winnipeg Boudoir Photography

Let’s talk panties shall we?

These are definite must for your boudoir shoot. But don’t just look in your drawer and pick out the ones you have. Your boudoir shoot is a once in a life time experience! Splurge on a few special pieces of lingerie just for you.

Yes, you can go to LaSenza and pick out a few pairs of pretty panties. But how about checking out a few online stores to choose from a variety of items not available in every department store?

I love etsy.com. It is full of unique, sometimes one of a kind, handmade items. I found a few beautiful pairs of panties that would be gorgeous for a boudoir session!

Black skirted thong

Bloomers

This Etsy store has so many beautiful pieces! They all look quality made and with meticulous attention to detail!

LoLeviLa

A couple of my favourites from LoLeviLa!

Nude Beauty

Royal Touch

♥ Carol