I began talking with this adventurous client about doing a personalized intimate photoshoot at the lake. Going to the lake and boating / camping on the lake and it’s islands is a big part of her life. So, she wanted to commemorate that aspect of her life, as she is definitely nature’s child. So, with a little bit of back and forth inspiration, we planned to do some early morning artistic nudes at the lake!
It was a very early morning in early October, the weather was lovely. I enjoyed a nice ride to the location with the windows down listening to Third Eye Blind, to somehow inspire me to fully wake up. The stereotypical artist who hates morning is reality I’m afraid. But this was the best time before the riffraff populates the lake. It was a perfect day to enjoy some lovely nudes in nature, as the sun was starting to warm the day up moderately, and the Summer vibe was still there. By the time we hit the lake with her captain on pontoon boat, I felt energized by the water and the feeling of freedom in nature. I also forgot how much I hate morning, LOL. We started off at the cliffs which make up one of the islands. Except a couple remote fishermen, the lake was desolate.
There was a rusty chain tied to the cedar tree growing on the rocks, so of course we had to do something dark and grim, more conceptual art. You’re welcome.
We moved to this island, there was no one around. Though there was evidence of past campfires and cookouts, the island was ours for these moments. I wonder if they had ever been used in this way. She was all about being nude in nature and the lake definitely provided all of us some inspiration.
This last one reminds me of a flower child / hippie from the 1960’s or 70’s just becoming one with the elements, I really liked the mood and vibe. I hope you’ve enjoyed these artistic nudes at the lake.
Welcome to the Dilapidated barn nude series 1, compliments of model Grace Stone and Franklin KY. I always feel a sense of tranquility there, away from traffic and city noise and parking hassles, etc. Makes for an un-distracted creative experience especially doing artistic nude photography outdoors, or partially outdoors. The sun was peaking in and out, and there were holes in the roof of this barn, and the sun hit the rafters and created an interesting shadow and light pattern, so I went all natural light inside the barn. Light, shadows, and the curves of the female body, all working together in harmony.
I love using different angles and leaning of the body and carefully composing the image to make all elements of the photo tie together. The textures and colors of the location really add depth and contrast to the soft beauty and innocence of her body. The flow of her hair and her soft skin, position of arms and fingers help with added caress in the photos.
This next idea was a very impromptu one, wasn’t sure which way I preferred it so here are 2 different post production renditions of the same image, would love your thoughts on that.
There were rolls of barbed wire fencing behind the barn, another wonderful contrast to go beside her body. I think it goes together like chocolate and peanut butter! I hope you’ve enjoyed, it was nice for both the model and me to feel free and inhibited and just get into creative mode.
I recently had the pleasure of working with a local nude model to help her update her portfolio, as well as me updating this site. Many clients wish to keep their sessions private and of course I assure discretion for them. It’s occasions like this that help me keep my own portfolio fresh. We went to an abandoned hotel property that is pretty well secluded and up on a hill. I did a quick look through to make sure there weren’t any vagrants hanging out there, which sometimes goes with the territory when working in abandoned locations….but the reward is so worth it! Outdoor nudes and abandoned location nude photography is awesome….the freedom of the outdoors and the sun, and the distress of the abandoned building with the contrast of the beautiful female body makes for perfect art.
Many clients and models feel more comfortable in the studio which is fine too, it’s easier to control light and it’s less lugging gear. But there is a liberation to the location nude photoshoots and I enjoy the challenge of lighting, and not falling into a comfort zone. I offer lingerie, as well as implied nude, or full nude photoshoots in studio or on location in Nashville and beyond. This is a more personalized approach to nude and boudoir photography than shooting someone on the same bad or chaise lounge that everyone gets. Book your own personal photoshoot in time for Christmas or Valentines Day. Prints as well as personalized albums available, please inquire about turnaround times for these wonderful heirlooms 🙂
For the photography geeks, I shot towards the sun for a little lens haze and flare, and backlighting. Subject lit with off camera Elinchrom Quadra with 17″ beauty dish at full power, and used a variable neutral density filter on my Canon 24-70 lens. I set it at 2 stops so I would get a better background contrast and controlled backlighting, loved the results! Here are the outdoor photos from this wonderful shoot, thanks Eeva for a great shoot! May these bring you success marketing yourself as a local and traveling nude model 🙂 Hope you enjoy, the next look from this shoot is coming soon! Stay tuned and tell others 🙂