I have always offered a boudoir photography service but it’s never something I’ve been able to advertise as my portfolio is all work for private clients – I didn’t relish the idea of asking if I could post their photos on the internet! So at the beginning of the year I got a really great friend of mine to ask about and see if anyone was interested in having a boudoir shoot done in exchange for my being able to publicize some of the photographs – I had no idea how much fun it would be.
I was put in touch with 3 lovely ladies and a date was booked for a proper “girly day in” taking photos. I had no idea what to expect but the day took on a life of its own! The girls were entirely different not only in physicality but in personality which really came through in the individual photo sessions.
There was everything from extreme poses to saucy secretaries and the costumes were amazing!
I produced images that were raw in their physicality and sexuality with my first subject, a recent mum who is well into her fitness. Stunning physique but a bit shy at first, so we worked with poses she felt comfortable with that really showed her fitness level.
She looked absolutely enticing, especially in these extreme poses – I’m thinking maybe her hubby agrees and what an inspiration for moms everywhere!
My second subject was a really creative lady whose home we were shooting in. Her study held books and artefacts of all kinds and all subjects, she plays the cello – because it seemed something fun to do and she loves trying out new things. She does this yoga which involves suspension and had the muscles to prove it!
Like I said she is a creative person and had lots of costumes to show off. She had modeled in the past and loves eccentric and outlandish costumes of which she had plenty. An absolute natural in front of the camera and a real actress! I really enjoyed looking through all of her photo shoots which really showed off her funky and outlandish personality. I personally liked the fact that she is also well into her sci-fi….but that’s going off on a tangent. Sooooo sexy!
My third subject was very shy – and I emphasize WAS! She had such a unique retro look and was so incredibly photogenic it was hard to edit the collection. She looked like a really cheeky 50′s pin-up girl and I used the illustrations by Elvgren to inspire the shoot.
Again – I emphasise the word WAS in terms of her shyness. Nervous at first we discussed what she felt comfortable with and started shooting. After she saw the initial results a smile lit up her face and she really threw herself into the role and offered poses and expressions that looked so happy and so desirable! I literally HAD to curb her enthusiasm at one point! Giggles all round!
Basically, boudoir is fun, creative and sexy photography which is meant to be shared in an intimate situation. My subjects HAVE to have fun and simply MUST feel great about their photos. I am so grateful to these amazing ladies for helping me out and I’m sure you will all agree they look simply beautiful! All women are and should do things to make them feel great.
If you’d like to find out more about boudoir photography, please get in touch. I’d be happy to discuss your ideas and produce something wonderful for yourself – and your partner!