While most engaged couples opt for the traditional pre-nuptial photo shoot, the 27-year-old Pauleen Luna who’s soon to wed Vic Sotto preferred to veer away from the norm and go sexy for a bridal boudoir, which is “a special portrait session to surprise her husband-to-be.”
Style Bible had a quick chat with the celebrity and engagement stylist, Jeff Galang, who glammed up Pauleen for her sultry bridal boudoir. Read his interview below to know more details about the lovely bride-to-be’s pre-wedding photo shoot.
Why a boudoir shoot instead of the traditional prenuptial photo shoot?
From what I know, Vic Sotto is not comfortable with the spotlight on him while doing a prenuptial shoot. So the team decided, why not shoot Pauleen alone instead? After all, they’re saying it’s going to be 2016’s wedding of the year. And also, it’s a great way to celebrate a woman’s milestone of her leaving singlehood.
Tell us more about the concept.
We wanted something dark, moody, and sophisticated but with a distinct “voyeur” aesthetic because it’s perfect for the feel of the location. It’s something new since the treatment for boudoir shoots are usually too sweet and sometimes overexposed.
What was the look her glam team was going for?
The sexiness of Bridgette Bardot inspired the overall look. I particularly wanted her to wear fur and lace which were the key pieces for this shoot. Mickey See’s old Hollywood glam makeup and Jay Wee’s Veronica Lake-inspired waves served as the cherry on top.
Anything she particularly requested for?
Nothing too sexy and revealing!
Was it your first time to style Pauleen? How was she as a client?
Yes, it was. I love that she was very open to suggestions and also politely declined whatever she isn’t comfortable in. Overall, it was a breeze working with her—full of laughter and no pressure at all.
Was there ever a moment during the shoot that made you go "aww"? Share with us a fun trivia!
Well, we had to finish the shoot and wrap up before 12 midnight because she’ll be hearing the first night of simbang gabi the following day. She told us that it’s her first attempt to complete the entire nine days of misa de gallo because she’s praying that their marriage will be blessed.
Photography by The Boudoir Dolls
Creative Direction by Mike Lavarez
Styling by Jeff Galang
Makeup by Mickey See
Hairstyling by Jay Wee