Boudoir Photography is very personal experience between photographer and subject. It takes time to let the experience unfold and allow for a sense of the personality to authentically come through. This particular shoot featured here spanned about 3 hours from start to finish.
When I do boudoir shoots I like to begin with a consultation via phone or in person where we discuss the the desired vision and experience the client wants. I like us to look at images together of what they like, what I like, what they don’t like and what I don’t like. We can do this through email and a private Pinterest board. This also helps build the look for what items they will want to wear on the shoot, where we should do the shoot, how hair and make-up will look. There is much to discuss ahead of time in a boudoir shoot.
In this shoot featured here, she herself is a make-up artist and hair stylist, so she did her own hair and make-up. If you are not adept at doing your own hair and make-up, I would recommend hiring a professional for your boudoir shoot. I include professional hair and make-up in one of my boudoir packages.
The color scheme we went with for this shoot was earthy brown tones to keep it true to the subject. We included some fun sexy shots of items she knitted. I like to keep the shoot authentic to the person so we also shot in her home. We began the shoot with hair up, a pearl necklace and a lacy bra, and then went hair down and more casual.
My favorite images are the ones she found herself laughing, for it combines being sexy, beautiful and lost in the moment, a great combination.
There are many images taken in our boudoir shoot here are some I want to share. A take away from this post is boudoir shoots can not be rushed, involve planning and most importantly trust with the photographer.
At LA NAILS they take their time making me look and feel good. It is what I do in my business for those who hire me to take photos of them.
This winter we have decided to shoot day to day things and feature local businesses. Today I went to LA Nails in Yarmouth and Matthew came along with. One of the things I like about this salon, not only that they are conveniently located to my home, the shellac polish lasts the right amount of time, but the owner has a great personality that is great to be around. Bringing the camera in today was fun to see how people react when you want to photograph them and not because it is an assignment or being hired. When we arrived it was rather busy, and by the end we were the only customers left, so there were no distractions from shooting staff. One of my favorite photos is the image Matthew shot through a second lens of Angela putting the bling on my purple shellac. That style of shooting we call “the Matthew double lens”.
After my mani pedi with Lisa and Angela, I went to photographing staff. The owner wanted me to get head shots for all her single staff members to find boyfriends and girlfriends.
A good local business featured, LA NAILS of Yarmouth ME.
Images were shot with the nikon d700 a 50mm 1.4 lense and the nikon 28-105 macro.
Sometimes I do shoots and I leave knowing exactly why I am a photographer. Photographing a party for a young lady named Bella in Kennebunkport last summer, I left feeling privileged to be a photographer. Getting to meet people, to learn their stories, to and have the opportunities to capture and create moments is very rewarding. My favorite images from the party were the photos shot of Bella and her sister on the beach at sunset showcasing their dance skills in the gorgeous Maine background. This pre-dinner part of the shoot was impromptu. While walking down the beach with the kids as they were making a music video with an app on their iphone I suggested some moves they could do. I had no idea Bella and her sister had studied dance and always wanted a great photo of what we were about to do.
Here are some photos from this party celebrating the Miss Bella that my assistant Matthew and I got. The event planner Paula Cano of A Family Affair connected me with this family. I love working with Paula’s clients.
Cheers to Bella! Cheers to life. Cheers to making the right photos happen at the right time!