Another few pics from a recent boudoir shoot. I love the glam of these shoots – the make-up, the dress-up, the giggles … it’s great fun.
The most satisfying for me, though, is when the women see the photos of themselves – like they say in the advert ‘you, only better’!
I did a portrait shoot on Sunday and, as much as every woman I photograph is simply beautiful, there are some faces that the camera just loves. Often it has nothing to do with classic beauty. It’s something else. That something else that Marilyn Monroe had – although she had incredible beauty also, so she’s probably a bad example, but you know what I mean.
This model had had no previous experience and was quite nervous to start. The camera didn’t care, though.
These were studio shots, with two lights illuminating the background, and one light with a softbox at about 45 degrees to the model and and slightly above her.
Here are some images from a recent boudoir shoot.
These shoots are such a wonderfully positive and affirming thing to do – a celebration of your body, irrespective of its age, size or shape, and sometimes a gift for a partner. I love that the women take the time to have make-up done, select some outfits, and spend an hour or so in my studio so that I can light them fabulous! We go for massages, manicures, pedicures and therapy, all to make ourselves feel better. Why not add a photo shoot to the list? You’ll start out nervous and a bit timid, and walk out feeling confident and sexy. And when the pics arrive, you’ll feel supermodel awesome all over again!
These pics were taken at Dance4Fitness, as part of the Flirt Shoot partnership I have going with Nicky, the owner of Dance4Fitness.
Call it boudoir photography, intimate portraits, erotic, fantasy … the female form is wonderful to photograph, and those of us lucky enough to be living inside such a form, should revel in every minute of it, irrespective of our perception of the shape it’s in.
I’m teaming up with Dance4Fitness to create beautiful, intimate portraits celebrating the female form. We’ll provide bubbles (the drinking kind – and the blowing kind, if you want), snacks, make-up, hair, some fantasy wear if you like, a photo shoot, and a cd of images. I can’t wait to get started!