Friday Photos

[workshop weekend]

I’d love to share some awesome images from the workshop I held this past weekend, but I’ve vowed to only share these within my private BOUDOIR GROUP.
This group consists of lovers of photography & mostly of women gifting intimate images for their fiance’s and husbands. The most common theme is that there are tons of women here who are learning to see themselves in a new way- many who never have felt the way society describes “sexy” and don’t know how to depict it. Many women are seeing themselves in a new, beautiful way- and that’s the entire purpose of this group. Empowering and uplifting women, encouraging them to love themselves NOW and to do something fun with it.
From a post I’d shared in my private group:

“My name is Emily, I have owned and operated EWP for just under 6 years and have specialized in weddings & family sessions. I’m a wife, an assistant project manager, and a step mom.
Many of my clients over the years have asked for boudoir and I shyed away, letting nerves and ‘the unknown’ keep me away.
Until just recently when I turned away my last boudoir seeking bride. I decided to give it a whirl and THEN decide if it was a love/hate thing.
Well. It’s love. Working with women and watching them grow in confidence and come out of their shell is an amazing feeling. In my boudoir sessions, it’s all about you. The angles you love, even the angles you hate. We’ll work together to show off how truly beautiful you really are and will have a work of art at the end. I hosted my first (but definitely not last) Boudoir Workshop on Saturday and had SO MUCH FUN with all my girls. I can’t wait for the next one.”

My best friend, Heather, (from this post) accompanied me on Saturday and worked as my Glam Squad. She prepped everyone with make up and great hair and then sent them on to me. We’re planning Workshops Number 2 and 3 right now!
I’m so excited to see how many people have jumped on board this week. I’m so excited to be receiving messages and to have booked yet ANOTHER session this week- and that she came by referral from one of my Workshop Bombshells.
Bombshells? Why Bombshells? First lets look at what Webster tells us that word means:
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Get it? Is there any other word that fits more perfectly? I’m adorning each of my Workshop gals as #ewpbombshells to find yet another way to compliment these beauties, to give them a title of pride, a word of confidence. My girls ARE bombshells and they don’t need my photo sessions to prove it- but I’m so glad they have them.
All I can tell you is that this weekend was so much fun and the affirmation I’ve received in these past 6 days has been uplifting and entirely unexpected.
When my girls left, here’s some of the comments I heard:
“That was SO FUN”
“I can actually look sexy?”
“I can’t wait to show him these!”
If you’re a lady looking for a group filled with self-love & empowerment, join my group.
If you’re a photographer looking for tips, advice & ideas- shoot me a message, we’ll make this work!
I can’t wait to see this group grow. I’m so excited for what this might bring to my fun little business.
 
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O is for Olivia

Olivia is 3 years old and really loves to take the lead. She is full of silliness, dance moves and lots of sass. When I first arrived, she was shy of me but by the end, she told me we were best buds. We walked through the park, played on the swings, blew bubbles and pretended she had two castles of her own. Here’s a small recap of our August morning.
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View her full gallery here: Olivia is 3

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[Sit. Stay. Smile. – Photos for Lyla]

Here’s a small recap of my busy weekend!
I spent Saturday afternoon at Immerman Park in Saginaw and Sunday in Bridgeport + Frankenmuth capturing all of these great images (and more!)
Click on the photos to view more of their collection.

Courtney + Colton are celebrating their brand new pregnancy and needed some help telling their friends! 20626639_1491412547579003_4262708090332013181_o20689926_1491412620912329_6180156166713920526_o

Susan and Earnest are celebrating their engagement! To be married next year on Mackinaw Island with their closest family and friends. It was so fun to meet this couple!

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Heather and mom, Jane participated in a super fun and giggly Mother + Daughter shoot. Heather is a fur mama and dog lover. Momma Jane is excited to be able to soon take photos with her husband of 52 years- I look forward to working with them!20638741_1491442464242678_281273243707808659_n20664042_1491442500909341_5608524675429492892_n

Rian and Eddie are also celebrating their engagement and 2018 September wedding. I cannot wait to be their wedding day photographer. I met Rian my first year in college and she has been one of my greatest friends since then. I’ve only known Eddie for a short while, but I love how happy he seems to make Rian. I can’t wait to see where this life takes the future Dillow’s!

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Hannah and her pup, Bear, came to play on Sunday. We met at Frankenmuth’s Wooden Covered Bridge and tried to wait out the storm. The clouds rolled in and we heard thunder crack, so I am grateful that we captured so many great shots of them! Bear was excited to see all of the tourists and he received lots of head pats from passerbys.

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Finally, my sweet friend Whitney and her pup, Decker. Decker fears storms and has a hard time in severe weather. Whitney arrived while it was already raining and Hannah & I had already taken cover. Whitney, Decker and I ran for the trees and tried to capture some images before it got too nasty, but there was no letting up. I do love this frame of Whit and her pup. We are planning to have a make up date for this shoot. I’ve known Whitney since early high school and was so happy to see her again!

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A serious thank you to each of you who participated in Sit. Stay. Smile. YOU are saving my pup. This weekend we raised almost $400!!! The first appointment for Lyla’s treatment was just over $500, so needless to say that’s AMAZING! My family is so grateful.

I hope that you’ll consider using us for future photo opportunities down the road. EWP offers Engagement | Wedding | Family | Milestone | Event | Headshots and more!
See their entire collections here: Sit. Stay. Smile.
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(and Lyla)