“My husband wanted to give me a gift for my 40th birthday that would be memorable, a portrait to celebrate this special occasion. I have a lot of experience working with other photographers for a variety of occasions and I have experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly – so I was very specific on the type of photography style, personality and professionalism that would match my standards and Angie was a winner from the beginning!!
While he thought I was only searching for someone who shot creative lifestyle photos for women, I was also searching for a female photographer who shot classy boudoir photography as well – to really knock his socks off!
I met with Angie for a consultation and we immediately hit it off, we choose to shoot at the same location I’d be hosting my 40th birthday party, Elliston Vineyards in Sunol, CA and I was stoked! (continues below gallery…)
I really valued the artistic advise and tips Angie provided during the consultation and the photo shoot, all of which made me feel more comfortable in front of the camera. After working with Angie, I felt more confident than ever before and believed that I am beautiful despite my age and should be proud of myself and what I have achieved throughout the years.
She presented a variety of flexible and creative options while choosing which images to print in my album and as a fine art canvas – both pieces of art were a surprise to my husband. It was so exciting to give them to him that I actually video recorded his reaction when he opened the boudoir album for the first time – it’s totally priceless!! Originally, I wasn’t sure where I’d hang the canvas, but as soon as he saw it, he quickly made space for it in our master bedroom and gawks at it every day!!
One of the things that I loved most about the shoot, were the selection of the places within the vineyard and at the mansion that Angie discovered that I never would have thought would be such beautiful locations for pictures. Some of these photos and compositions created a Parisian look while in others I became a fairy in the woods – it was really awesome and REALLY fun!!
I will tell everybody who’s considering hiring Angie that the photo shoot is not just capturing yourself at that moment in your life, but an experience of re-discovering yourself as a person and how you value yourself. I promise you that the investment is worth it and the experience cannot be exchanged by any other generic gift you can give to yourself or to your loved one.” – Vanessa
The team: Photographer: Angie Capri Photography // Hair & Make Up: Makeup by Sarah Dean // Venue: Elliston Vineyards, Sunol, CA