Month: October, 2013
Making the Most of Your Environment
Sometimes you just have to work without a studio. You don’t have absolute control of an environment and you’ll have to make snap judgments.
Many Boudoir photographers don’t have their clients come to them, and instead go to their clients, often having to work in badly lit or uninspiring spaces.
Their success depends entirely on making the most of it.
The Boudoir Environment Kit
Believe it or not, you can convert any space into a beautiful boudoir with just a bit of love.
The trick is to deemphasize clutter and background noise so that the focus will be on your subject.
It doesn’t hurt to bring some emergency supplies with you either.
For instance, in addition to your lights and softbox (never assume the space will have sufficient light), you might want to consider bringing lovely rugs, curtains, backdrops, and a blow up mattress, just to make the space both more elegant and more flexible.
Lighting Tips to Remember
If natural light is available, make the most of it.
Positioning your subject close to the window will ensure they are softly lit, which will flatter their features and even out skin tone.
Their positioning will depend on the quality of light and the time of day.
A bright sunny day will wash out their features if they’re too close to the window, and an overcast day won’t light them sufficiently if they’re too far away.
Another quick tip to consider for creative shots is the proper use of backlighting.
Unless your purposely trying to create a silhouette of your subject, you will need to position a softbox opposite the window or up your ISO to ensure that your subject is sufficiently lit. The effect your trying to create is that of s subtle glow, one that’s light and sensual.
Backlighting is also an excellent technique to use for curvaceous women, because it softens potential problem areas and highlights the beautiful ones.
Why Boudoir Parties Are Empowering
You know that rush you get after working out, or that uplifting feeling you get after you’ve been asked out by that guy you haven’t been able to stop thinking about? That’s your brain processing happiness, releasing magic stuff called endorphins.
It fills you full of positivity, and for a while you feel invincible, unstoppable.
But you know what is more potent than a full body power workout and more long-lasting than the mood boost from a hot date? Friendship.
Surrounding yourself with positive friends is scientifically proven to improve brain and physical health, will keep you younger for longer, and more importantly, bring you joy when you need it.
So what happens when you combine friendship with boudoir photography? It’s no secret that a great boudoir session is empowering.
Any woman, after spending hours being pampered by celebrity makeup and hairstylists and photographed by a world class boudoir photographer, will be transformed by the experience, and she’ll leave feeling more confident than she’s felt in a long time.
If her friends are there too, that feeling will amplify, everyone will feel confident and sexy, and will have the time of their lives.
What Happens at a Boudoir Party
Over the last few years, private boudoir parties have become an incredibly popular option for birthdays, milestone celebrations, hen nights, and bachelorette parties.
Ladies who would have been content to go out for dinner and drinks on these special days have become bored with the tradition and instead are shedding their clothes as a group to celebrate life and beauty.
What happens at these sessions involves more than just sexy lingerie and sultry poses, however, they really are a full party.
Some of the more upscale ones include celebrity make up artists and hairstylists, caterers, cocktail bars, high-energy DJ’s, mani/pedis, and just about anything else clients can dream up. Ultimately, the entire experience exists to make every woman feel so glamorous that she’ll glow.
Do Group Boudoir Sessions Mean Group Photos?
One of the biggest misconceptions about what happens at private boudoir parties is that you’ll all pose naked together as a group (like Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, and Tatjana Patitz did in
The truth is, boudoir parties are customized, so if you want to pose together you can, but you don’t have to, you can do whatever you want.
The whole point is to spend some time with your best friends having fun, and celebrate the unique beauty of each person by capturing it on camera.
Most sessions involve individual photoshoots with each participant in the midst of pampering, dancing, snacking and having a wonderful time.
Fabulous group photos are just one of the options.
So whether you’re celebrating your 40th birthday party, getting married, or just looking for a way to spend some time with your best girl friends and have a crazy sexy cool experience, a private boudoir party just might be the perfect idea for you.
It’ll give you the opportunity to have fun in a new way, gain confidence, and create a timeless record of beauty that you will cherish forever.
To book your boudoir party or learn more, please visit boudoirlosangeles.com or call (213 440 0798 ) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a consultation today.