Pantone Color of the Year – Plus Size Boudoir Session

Pantone’s website reads “Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.” Michaela, “Queen”, took this to heart with beautiful Pantone Living Coral inspired makeup and a near-perfect match on her nails. Pair this with a vintage orange sofa and perfection is born! The moment I met her and she said “Old Hollywood” I knew she would be the perfect fit for this color inspired project!

Meet Michaela “Queen” Plus Size Minnesota Model

Michaela is a plus size model, currently based in Minnesota. She has big plans to help bring empowerment to plus size women everywhere! Keep an eye on my blog for more about Michaela and how she is making her dreams a reality! Also keep an eye out for some tips on buying plus size lingerie online! As a curvy body, you need curvy lingerie that fits! She has all the tips on where has the most accurate sizing, the best shipping, and of course the best selection wether you are looking for Sexy, Casual, Colorful or the perfect neutral item!

Old Hollywood inspired hair &robe on a vintage couch!

Living Coral Couch! Yes Please!!

As much as I love the true orange of this vintage sofa, We played it up a little extra by turning it Pantone Living Coral, A perfect companion to Michaela’s perfect look.

Lastly, we needed one more look so we picked this perfect blue to complement orange and living coral inspiration.

Leave some love & how to book your own session!

Take a moment to leave a comment below telling this lovely tattooed plus-size model how much you love her boudoir portraits! To book your own boudoir photography in Minnesota or make a request for a travel boudoir experience visit our contact page or email

Forever Bride Market – Featuring Our Boudoir and Wedding Photography and Luminous Beauty LLC

Portraits of Betsey of Luminous Beauty LLC and Madelin, Owner of The Hawk & Sparrow – Photo by Xsperience Photograpy

Take a moment and imagine… you walk into a beautifully decorated room with your best friend, or your mom, or your husband to be. The room is filled with beautiful flowers and a collection of some of the top wedding vendors in the area all ready to pamper you! This is what we got to witness on Sunday. After weeks of preparations, It was finally time for a day at The Radisson Blu at Mall of America for The Forever Bride Market! Wow such a beautiful venue for a wedding expo, I can totally imagine how gorgeous it would be for a wedding!

Meeting each and every one of you was an incredible joy! The energy you all carried was contagious and filled my heart with such excitement for the upcoming wedding season. Looking on as Bachman’s gave long stemmed roses to everyone, and the excitement around each rose given was also an experience in itself! What a way to make everyone feel special. Gushing over wedding details, and hearing about all of the planning makes me want to photogaph all of your weddings!

The Hawk & Sparrow shared our booth with Luminous Beauty LLC. Weeks before market day, we took the time to team up on an in home boudoir session to show why you should have professional hair and makeup done for your photographic events, boudoir photography, wedding photography and even your engagement session! Keep an eye out for out upcoming blog on sharing our top tips of why you should hire professional hair and makeup.

Ok. The moment you have all been waiting for! We did a drawing for an “Intimate Date Night” think Netflix and chill, except you get to get all dolled up by Betsey (Luminous Beauty LLC) and have a 1 hour intimate couples portrait session (with me, Madelin of The Hawk & Sparrow) and lastly we’ve got a giftcard to The Cheesecake Factory for you!! How fun!

Our winner is…

Elizabeth Pikula!!! Elizabeth, please contact us within 24 hours to secure your prize and start planning your intimate date night with us!!

Lastly, As a thank you for those of you who visited our booth, we have a special offer that we are extending to you for the next 48 hours!! Contact Betsey or me for whichever service you are interested in by 9am on Thursday February 21st and these offers can be yours!

Luminous Beauty LLC Offers

  • Book your wedding with us and receive one of the following
    • Hollywood Red Carpet Facial or
    •  Honeymoon Makeup Lesson for free $125 value.
  • $50 off your Hair and Makeup for your In Home Boudoir Experience with The Hawk & Sparrow

Hollywood Red Carpet Facial or Honeymoon Makeup Lesson for free $125 value.

The Hawk & Sparrow – Body Positive Wedding and Boudoir Photography – Offers

  • Free Upgrade to a Half Day Intimate Engagement session (most of my clients aboslutly love how special this is) when you book your Wedding Package ($400 Value)
  • Only a $600 deposit due on your wedding package to get your date on our calendar! (30% of your wedding package is due within 30 days of booking)
  • $99 in home boudoir experience. Includes a 1-hour session and a metal 5×7 desk print with purchase!
  • **SPECIAL EXTRA OFFER** $100 off our Full Boudoir Experience! Includes a 2-hour session with Hair and Makeup as well as a $150 product credit to use towards your purchase.

Thank you again for taking the time to visit our booth and see our wedding photography packages, our boudoir photography album and of course Betsey’s beautiful hair and makeup! See below for all of our socail meda and contact information!

Luminous Beauty LLC: Bespoke Beauty Experiences: Makeup, Skin, & Hair 

Look and feel like your very best self with Luminous Beauty’s on-site hair and makeup services for your wedding or special event. Visit us in-studio for individual hair and makeup as well as esthetic services and customized skin care. Let our experts bring out your Luminous Beauty!
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The Hawk & Sparrow – Luxury Wedding Photography , Boudoir Photography & Intimate Portraits

As a body positive professional photography brand, we pride ourselves on inclusivity and building up your confidence. The Hawk & Sparrow stands for welcoming everyone. Our joy is found in building friendships, offering great experiences and capturing timeless images to showcase your best self.
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Products | St Paul, MN |Wedding Photography & Boudoir

We are a St. Paul Wedding and Boudoir Photographer. We believe in beautiful timeless portraiture. We also believe that all you should need to view your portraits perfectly is light. Digital files can’t compare to timeless products printed to perfection that will still look just as beautiful 100+ years from now.  Wedding albums you can share with your children and their children. Prints of your boudoir portraits that you can look back on and remember how empowered you felt in that moment even though so many moments have passed since.  We want you to be able to look at your portraits and have all those feelings and memories come rushing back. How about you? How do you want to enjoy and treasure your portraits?

Whether you are having a St. Paul Wedding, Something at a fun rural venue, or the destination wedding of your dreams, we are here to capture it and help you have the tangible items to share for years to come after your wedding day has passed. Watch the short video below on our portrait photography products that are available for our Boudoir, Intimate Portrait, Engagement Photography and Wedding photography clients.
Custom engraved Walnut wooden box with up to 150 prints and digital collection.
Hand Crafted Heirloom Image box with 10+ Wedding or Intimate Session Portraits
Mounted and matted 7×10 prints from a Boudoir Portrait Session in Minneapolis, MN
Leather wrap albums are perfect for boudoir sessions. They give the portraits in the album the perfect amount of privacy.
Linen or Leather Heirloom albums up to 12×12 are included in our St. Paul Wedding  photography packages.  Please Inquire for Travel Wedding Photography Packages. These are the perfect coffee table size to treasure for years to come.