It’s *Mambo May babes!! My girls over at Polished for Pennies and I had an AMAZING photo shoot to celebrate this gorgeous month. It’s all about sassy patterns and colors, head wraps, bright lips, and shaking your hips (CHECK IT ALL OUT AND FOLLOW P4P ON PINTEREST)!
Colie is channeling a 1960′s Cuban Goddess, is she not? LOVE IT. We were shaking our stuff all day during our photo shoot…PolishedN shows us her moves…..Ow ow!
G and her two friends came to me for an absolutely lovely day of Boudoir. We had so, so, so much fun. Hair, makeup, mimosas…just hanging out and laughing. It doesn’t get much better than that, babes…until the Session Premier, of course! Love it!
This is what I’m all about, mamas. G left her session glowing. Can you tell?
Yeah, she’s glowing.
Ready for your Beauty or Boudoir Session? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This month is Athletic April! It’s all about bright, comfortable clothes while you work out your body and mind. All while keeping it fabulous and FEIRCE. Polished For Pennies shows us how to dress for our daily workout grind! LOVE IT! Also be sure to check out our feature on Marshall’s Facebook page! Head over there and show us some love!
Enjoy the photos, and remember to keep your body and mind cleansed this month!
This is absolutely unreal. We did it. We reached our goal all thanks to YOU. Everyone of you who have supported and believed in what I do. Honestly I’m speechless. This is just the beginning of the journey, but building The Boudoir is going to be the most amazing thing in the world and I can’t wait to start!!
Once again, I could NOT have done this without you guys. Everyone who shared this with their facebook friends, everyone who pledged money…no matter how much, everyone who has taken the time to message me and tell me how much they appreciate what I do…YOU made this happen. All the love and support is absolutely unreal, and it means the world to me.
I am so lucky to have the support of my parents, my brother, my Aunt Ronda, my amazing cousin Christian, and all of my INCREDIBLE friends! Thank you guys…I would not be where I am today without you. That’s the truth.
I cannot wait to show everyone what I do with The Boudoir. Myself and the rest of my amazing team are going to make women realize how amazing they are.
I can’t even believe this is happening!!! This is amazing! Thank you really doesn’t cut it, but I don’t even know what else to say…Thank you, thank you, thank you!
And I won’t leave you hanging without giving you some sneaks!
No, she is not a professional model (although maybe she should be). Yes, she’s absolutely stunning. She was rocking her brand new hair cut! Love it!!
Okay babes, it’s the home stretch! ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT TO MAKE YOUR PLEDGE TO THE BOUDOIR!! Remember, if we do not reach our $5,000 goal by April 13th at 7:28pm, we do not receive ANY of the funds pledged to us! It all goes back to you!
And guess what? I added some stellar prizes!
$50 pledge will get you:
- A Cheyenne Gil Photography T-shirt
- 3o minute Mini Beauty (for any age) or Boudoir (18+) Session.
- 3 digital files
- You will be entered to win the complete Cheyenne Gil Photography Experience!!
$75 pledge will get you:
- A Cheyenne Gil Photography T-shirt
- A 60 minute Beauty or Boudoir Mini Session
- 1 outfit change
- 5 digital files
- You will be entered to win the complete Cheyenne Gil Photography Experience!!
Let’s rally guys! Building The Boudoir will be incredible. It will be a safe-haven for beautiful, REAL women to be photographed and gain confidence and EMPOWERMENT! That is SO important, and I’m not going to stop until we get there!
Simply click here, or on the banner at the top of this page!
The love and support I have been receiving these past few weeks is unreal. Even those of you who are unable to pledge money, when you share my Facebook statuses and spread the word for me, you’re helping me tremendously. YOU are helping women realize how amazing they are. We are ALL taking one step toward changing how women view themselves. That one step is incredible. It’s absolutely amazing, and I honestly could not do it without all of you help.
>> A huge thank you to Christian, my incredible cousin, for pledging every single week and for being JUST as excited as I am about this project. Chris, you honestly have no idea how much it means to me. There aren’t even words. ‘Thank you’ just doesn’t do it.
>> Another thank you to the anonymous person who pledged $500 so that another lucky person can WIN the complete Cheyenne Gil Photography Experience. Your love and support has inspired me in so many ways, and I can’t wait to continue on this path. Again, ‘Thank you’ just doesn’t cut it.
>> And to EVERYONE who has pledged money. You literally have no idea how amazing you are. YOU are helping me make this happen, and for that, I cannot thank you enough. You guys have surprised me every single day with your love and support. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
No matter what happens with The Boudoir, I know how much love and support I have behind me and that is more than enough to keep me going. Thank you, every single one of you.
And with that, I’ll leave you with some images of the stunning D!
As most of you already know (since I’ve been beating you over the head with it), I’m raising funds to build The Boudoir. You can check out my Kickstarter project by clicking on the banner up there at the top of my page. We are more than half way there with less then 2 weeks to go!!! SO CLOSE!
The other day something incredible happened. An anonymous donor decided to pledge $500 so that someone could receive the complete CGP experience plus a FREE 5×5 photo book!!!! All you have to do is pledge at least $50 to my Kickstarter Project, which you can do by clicking here. When you pledge $50 you automatically will receive a CGP The Boudoir t-shirt as well. You want that.
There are only 2 weeks left to pledge! If we don’t meet our $5000 goal, we do not receive any of the funds that were pledged to us…it all goes back to you. Let’s rally!
So, you pledge $50, and you automatically have a chance to WIN a Beauty or Boudoir Session. Professional hair and makeup, mimosas, even your own Session Premier with a delicious dessert…plus a FREE 5×5 photo book. That’s pretty crazzzyyyyy and I love it.
I will be announcing the winner on April 14th, so be sure to tell all your girlfriends! This is HUGE! The complete CGP experience for $50! Good luck to all you gorgeous mamacitas <3
A very, VERY special thank you to the amazing person who has pledged the $500 to make this happen. I am in awe of all the support I’ve been getting – it’s truly incredible.
Don’t forget to tell everyone you know. Let’s change the way we view ourselves, babes.
And with that, I’ll leave you with a sneaky sneak peak of a gorgeous woman who will probably be hitting the blog next week. Simply stunning.
I recently had a Boudoir Session with a (gorgeous) friend from college. In the middle of our session (which was so incredible, I can’t wait to share a few in a couple weeks!!), she stopped and said, “Everyone needs to do this, Cheyenne. Everyone.”
I’ve said it a billion times. Yes, everyone DOES need to do this…but no matter how many times I say it, people don’t actually REALIZE it until they’re in front of the lens and feeling so absolutely incredible about themselves. It makes me emotional every single time I photograph a woman. When she begins to glow (which usually starts when she sees her hair and makeup done), and then we pick out her first outfit, and she’s super nervous but so so so willing to jump right in and pose, my heart wants to burst with happiness. And then when she’s really comfortable and I hardly have to help her pose anymore and she looks straight into that lens like she is the queen of the universe….That is truly an incredible thing to witness. I just watched a woman transform…and while yes, I have the camera in my hand and brought in the hair and makeup, etc., SHE DID IT ALL HERSELF. She’s the one who took the (sometimes terrifying) step of actually booking the session, and she’s the one who decided to show up to the session, and now she’s blowing me away with how incredible she is, and she’s glowing, and the laughs and smiles are REAL, and when she gives me those fierce, confident eyes, she is EMPOWERED. I know that not everyone can really understand what I’m talking about and how I feel when I get to photograph these women, but it is SUCH a life changing experience. It’s absolutely every thing I live for.
The Boudoir (in case you haven’t heard) is the next step in taking my mission further. The environment in which you’re being photographed is SO important. If you’re not comfortable, then that’s going to show in your pictures. My family and I want to build, from the ground up, The Boudoir. It’s going to be a 12×24 foot room (not very big, just simple), with big windows that will let the sun stream in and give you a feeling of safety, security, and of course, empowerment. We need your help!! With the help of PolishedV of Polished for Pennies, we have set up a Kickstarter project – we need to raise $5,000 by April 13th. If we do not reach our goal, we don’t get ANY of the money that was pledged to us. This is just the next step in my mission to help women realize their true beauty. Take it from the ladies I have already photographed – You will leave feeling absolutely empowered and GLOWING. When you glow from the inside out, it shows.
Every single dollar counts! Share this with your family and friends. And be sure to check out the awesome incentives!! If you pledge $500, you can have the entire Cheyenne Gil Photography experience plus a FREE 5×5 photo book! All together, that’s an $800 value.
Hey, I’ve done my own Boudoir Session and LOVED it, and every single woman I’ve ever photographed was a little scared at first, but left feeling like a different woman…and NONE of them have ever regretted doing their photo shoot.
This is about supporting beauty, confidence, and empowerment in women of all shapes, sizes, colors, and ages. Let’s do this together.
To those of you who have already backed us, THANK YOU! We cannot thank you enough, actually. You are making this real. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Please share this blog post with your friends and family – and remember, EVERY dollar counts!
So sorry to have kept you waiting to see the last blog post for Makeover March styled by Polished For Pennies.
Makeover March is all about taking extra steps to change a little for the better. Whether it’s trying something new with your hair and makeup, or committing to working out more and eating better to be healthy, this month is about progress! It’s only fitting, then, that I announce the fact that Cheyenne Gil Photography is raising funds to take this journey of EMPOWERING women one step further. We are going to build The Boudoir. The women I work with need a safe, comfortable space in which to be photographed. We have 30 days to raise $5,000 – and if we don’t reach our goal, we don’t get any of the money that was pledged to us. If you’re interested in helping support beauty & confidence in women, please visit my Kickstarter project, read all about it, and if want to help me empower women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and colors, feel free to donate. Any amount is progress toward our goal!!
Now, back to Kathleen and her gorgeousness! This first image is a little dramatic…I couldn’t help myself.
Happy Makeover March! How are you going to celebrate? I’ve been walking around with a more colorful wardrobe and a bit more confidence. I’ve also stopped biting my nails (finally), and write lists every day so I can get as much work done as possible! Let us know how you’re celebrating Makeover March! Spread the love <3