Boudoir photoshoot at an abandoned house

It was a beautiful Spring day, a young lady who was visiting Nashville, from Canada of all places,  wanted a famous Farrell Gallery boudoir / implied nude photoshoot while she was here 😀 So we took a ride to the outskirts of town to do her boudoir photoshoot at an abandoned house I knew of. It was nicely tucked away from the road front, and it offered some interesting indoor and outdoor features to use for the photoshoot, as many abandoned properties and buildings do. Upon entering the property, I especially loved the driveway with an overgrown grass median. So of course that required photos! I was glad that she said to feel free to share photos from our shoot, as this shows what I can do with implied nude and boudoir approach more so than fully nude. There is a certain art to making cover ups not obvious and contrived. Now, for the driveway I was talking about.

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In the back of the house was a screen porch, nothing but open field and trees surrounding the house. It appears the house had been abandoned for years, judging by the mold inside and deterioration inside it, not to mention some furniture left behind! Part of the fun is exploring the house and it’s contents. But I make it a rule to never take anything or leave the place in different condition from where I found it.

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That natural and intimate, yet vulnerable moment, as if she wakes in the morning to get fresh air and start the day, the subtle and sensual draping sliding down her body. My approach for boudoir is far from traditional, but if I did it like everyone else, there would be no reason to come to me 😛 My choice of locations is often different, as I love the contrast and texture that accentuates the beauty of the female form. Now for inside the house, I especially loved the front room, downstairs bathroom, and staircase.

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Nashville boudoir

Nashville boudoir

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this series, and this young lady cherishes the photos from her session eternally. Finishing out with some from the bathroom, looks like the wallpaper was removed and left a cool texture, yes please!!

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Interpretations of boudoir photography

To summarize the meaning, it’s a French verb for changing room, boutique, bedroom setting where women got ready in their dresses, lingerie, etc. to feel beautiful, glamourous, and sexy. Inspired by the Renaissance era and it’s furniture. There are several photographers in the Nashville area specializing in boudoir photography and have furniture setups in their studio. Their version of boudoir is more traditional in the sense the subjects can be wearing dresses or lingerie but seldom more nude than that. Definitely a good market for this, but how do I stand out from the already formed studio rooms and makeup, outfits, etc.? I offer my own style that appeals more to the artsy taste of clients as opposed to glamour and tradition.

I like chicken, but lots of chicken restaurants around…..I prefer spicy chicken, so this is what makes me stand out with few competitors in my realm in my area. I believe in spicing up the mood and photography, through lighting and overall tone. My style is mystique, dramatic lighting, and focusing on the woman’s face, body shape, and individual regions of the body, in an artistic and tasteful style….and less about accessorizing. Less about the setting. More about the subject, that’s where where I can stand alone for glamorous female photography, implied nude photography, and artistic nude photography, right here in Nashville. The best compliment I can receive is customers coming from 100 plus miles away to have me photograph them for their milestone in life….new marriage, anniversary, a memoir for the overseas military husband, etc. That and when they tell me they feel comfortable working with me and don’t feel “naked” . It’s my job to be good at what I do, know and use flattering angles, and make it fun and comfortable to work with me. My version of boudoir is the spicy variety, even for clothed subjects which are always welcome too.

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