Feminist Photo Vacay // Boudoir the Morning After: Genevieve + Brianna

Carly Romeo, co-founder of Catalyst Wed Co. recently planned Feminist Photo Vaycay, which is a blend of relaxation and creative exploration. Over the course of three days, fifteen photographers descended on the desert (well, a house in Palm Springs) and talked shop, took photos of each other, and had access to four professionally-styled shoots with themes that spanned the genres of boudoir, editorial, weddings, and couples' portraiture. But more than giving photographers a chance to shoot genres that they don't usually work within, the shoots were intentionally diverse -- featuring multicultural models and same-sex couples -- and representative of the diversity of clients they all seek to serve. The results were spectacular: they pushed themselves creatively, they shot in pools and on top of mountains, and they practiced and shared technical skills. Oh and the photos turned out awesome.

Below, find a morning after shoot by two photographers, Jessica Schilling and Shawnee Custalow of A Lovely Photo. The stylist, Holiday Celebrate, explains her inspiration below.

COLORS: Hot pink, cotton candy pink + turquoise accent

FOCUS: Sexy, lazy, disheveled, post-party, boudoir

LOCATION: Rental house

The Story: This shoot is inspired by this photo of Faye Dunaway the morning after the Oscars. It's the idea of a “wedding hangover” the morning after your wedding, like lazy disheveled poolside vibes. 


PHOTOGRAPHER: JESSICA SCHILLING

Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by Jessica Schilling
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by Jessica Schilling
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by Jessica Schilling
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by Jessica Schilling
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by Jessica Schilling
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by Jessica Schilling
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by Jessica Schilling
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by Jessica Schilling
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by Jessica Schilling

PHOTOGRAPHER: SHAWNEE CUSTALOW OF A LOVELY PHOTO

Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by A Lovely Photo
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by A Lovely Photo
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by A Lovely Photo
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by A Lovely Photo
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by A Lovely Photo
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by A Lovely Photo
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by A Lovely Photo
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by A Lovely Photo
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by A Lovely Photo
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by A Lovely Photo
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by A Lovely Photo
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by A Lovely Photo
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by A Lovely Photo
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by A Lovely Photo
Feminist Photo Vacay Boudoir by A Lovely Photo

The Creative Team

Styling: Holiday Celebrate & Bridal Marché

Hair: #slinginpretty

Makeup: Jen Plus Colour

Florals: Amanda Burnette & Burlap & Rose

Models: @velvetvonvixen and @googligug


Photo by Jasmine Fitzwilliam of Let's Frolic Together 

Photo by Jasmine Fitzwilliam of Let's Frolic Together 

Jessica Schilling is a film photographer who specializes in outdoor elopements, intimate weddings, and family portrait sessions that highlight personal connections in California's beautiful natural scenery. She is also a documentary editor and internationally-published toy camera enthusiast. Jessica loves traveling all over the world, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, cat, and box turtle. 

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Shawnee is a queer feminist photographer and the creative eyes behind the lens of A Lovely Photo. She likes to genuinely get to know her couples and has been known to bust a move on the dance floor with them on more than one occasion. She strives to capture those in-between fleeting moments of the day that tend to reveal more about a celebration and couple than a stiffly posed portrait ever could.