I recently photographed Tamara & her friends, the winner of of my 2010 Bachelorette Boudoir Party Contest. For winning the contest, I provided a suite at The Warwick Hotel for the photo shoot, a couple bottles of champagne, a mini boudoir session for each girl, and a few extra little goodies for the girl’s night out. I love doing boudoir shoots at The Warwick because its the only hotel in Denver that has a rooftop pool patio & a balcony in each room, perfect for pictures! Luckily it was a warmer then normal winter day so we were able to take full advantage of these features. Tamara’s honest & creative answers got her in the finalist selection. Then her friends rallied for her support which led to her receiving the most votes to win the contest. Congratulations to Tamara for winning! Below are some of their more “PG” photos I was given the OK to post…the others will have to stay secret for their eyes only. Here is Tamara’s winning contest entry:
1) I want to win the Bachelorette Party because… as graduate students, my friend Ali and I are both getting married with a minimum of fuss; we haven’t had time or money to kick it and celebrate like we’d like. This would be a way for us lo let go and let down our hair in a safe environment. We spend a lot of time being careful not to do anything that might get back to our students, or slow our program down, or tick our advisers off… If I were to win, there would be two bridal celebrants; Ali (who gets married in July) would never think to enter a contest like this, even though she’s a fantastic dancer. This would also allow me to have all my Maids of Awesome (who live in three cities, across three time zones) together for the first time. Grad students need a break. We’re not bad; we just made bad life choices!
3) My girlfriends are the best… because some of them have been around forever; some of them have been front and center for my biggest crashes and burns; some of my friends have stood next to me even as I tried to hurt them, and I have stood by them in similar circumstances. But to a woman, I could not have dreamed up a more diverse and perfect support system. These women are my rocks.
4) If you have a fun unique idea for your bachelorette party, please share.
My colors are lemon, slate/platinum and white, and I heart Jessica Rabbit and Betty Boop. I also think every woman should dance, just to appreciate how her body moves and talks back to her. My dream shower involves us all getting together for a complete girls weekend. Hotels, manis, pedis, Prosecco, some sexy dance moves in a pole dance class, then boudoir photos, a long, lingering lunch over Indian food, the change-and-go with snapshots at the hotel, the raucous dinner, Latin dancing, then late night street food (gyros, anyone?), before going back to the hotel for hot tub, pomegranate martinis, and ice cream and snacks over movies until we fall asleep, one by one, draped in colorful pajamas over every couch and chair in our suite. My girls all together for one weekend- that’s my plan for my bachelorette party, whether it is in Colorado, Ohio, or New York City.