One of my recent boudoir photography sessions in my studio I am sharing in part here 🙂 My client was doing this for her husband as a valentines day gift…she wanted some lingerie / boudoir photographs and some elegant implied nude. But understandably, she has to be mindful of what surfaces because of her emerging career. And commonly as I perform these photoshoots, many clients want to keep part or all of it private, between them and their significant other, which means nothing gets used on this site or blog without clearing it with them. Which is what I did here 🙂
Before showing up at my studio, she had her hair and makeup done by a stylist I know, and she picked up some lingerie and bra and panty sets at Hustler Hollywood Nashville, adult novelty and lingerie store . She was a little nervous, understandably, so I worked with her on her form, and tried to help put her mind in a scenario where there was an un distracted and mysterious outing with her husband, and his anticipation of this wonderful gift. Her friend was present to help offer moral support, and was not a talkative distraction which is key. As we rolled along, we were having fun and laughing and the shoot was cruising along. The key for successful results for any boudoir or nude / intimate photographer is to establish trust and comfort with the subject, don’t make them feel more vulnerable, and help build their confidence. Communication, respect, and fun. Part of that is not truncating their body and using flattering angles, etc. Hope you enjoy! Here is a snippet of what this lucky man received 🙂
I recently did a lovely private photoshoot of a young lady that would be an anniversary gift to her husband. They are an out of town couple so I feel very blessed that they found me when they were looking for a photographer who specialized in lingerie and nude photography! Once we talked and discussed their needs, and we had all the particulars sorted out, her and her husband decided to make a trek to Nashville when we set a date! The first order of business we discussed was that because they are business professionals, they needed to take all precautions to ensure that the photoshoot stays very discreet, and that the photos would never be published or seen anywhere. The photos were to remain private only for their use. I definitely understand their concern and agreed to do just that. It’s in my interest to protect my clients and make sure they are happy with the end product!
The couple rented a vacation rental downtown Nashville condo to relax for the weekend, and use it’s ambiance for the photoshoot, great plan! We had discussed the project in thorough detail by the time we all first met, so everyone was comfortable and at ease, and we knew what we set out to do. She had several lingerie and costume / fantasy outfits we would capture in various locations of the richly furnished condo. We used a mixture of natural window light as well as studio lighting I had with me, to create the most intimate and dramatic mood in the photos! We also photographed her nude in both classical art poses, and candid moods. The music played softly and really kept the mood going throughout the photoshoot. She felt comfortable and beautiful, as she should. There was no butter knife needed to cut through the air, we were all having a great time and making sure I captured all the looks they wanted. Lots of preparation went into it on their end, I really admired their creativity and appreciated the trust they placed in me.
Once we uploaded the photos I was ecstatic to know how pleased they were with the final product. At that point, they realized that sure, many people would have been glad to take on this project. But not choosing their photographer wisely could be costly and damaging to her self esteem, if they lack the technical photography knowledge or compositional knowledge. It takes more than a good camera to photograph quality nudes and figure study of the female body. It’s the “little details” such as twists and arches of the body, stretches, flattering angles, using the right lens for each angle and capture of the body, placement of fingers and hands, etc. Not to mention use of light, and knowledge of studio lighting, and how to make the subject comfortable. Perhaps, most important to them, discretion and being trustworthy. I am honored to know they have images they will treasure and that I have formed a great relationship with them. I look forward to doing this for others, and appreciate having their business, and trust. Sorry there will be no photos, but the narrative was too good for me not to share. 🙂