Month: June, 2014

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June 28, 2014

Happy Friday!

Say hello to the gorgeous Shalaina! I got to explore the new dungeon in my studio for the first time with this fierce little lady! Everyone seems to LOVE the dungeon, even if they say no, thats not me, they secretly want in, and to forget all about that good little girl they once knew. By the end of the shoot they’re swinging away and day dreaming about all the naughty things they could possibly do.

What I love about my  dungeon is, well so many things… but first, it somehow brings out a side of you might have forgotten about or maybe you didn’t know you had. It invites you in to be fun, fearless, and to be someone new. It’s an experience you won’t forget and It’s definitely unique. I can guarantee no one else in los angles has a boudoir studio with a dungeon like this!

I invite you to come play, try something new, I won’t make you go in the dungeon, but don’t be surprised if you end up there.

Thank you Shalaina for making being bad look oh so good!

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June 27, 2014

Hello Hello,

I know I have not been posting as much as I use to and don’t worry I plan on getting back to my normal schedule. It’s just been a little crazy. With opening my new boudoir studio, and finishing up my new boudoir e book, building my lingerie site, and my new blog, Without some meditation and hiking, I would probably my mind.  I’m so excited for the next couple weeks of posts. I have some stunning new photos to share along with a new posing guide that I’m putting together.

I am so lucky to have so many beautiful friends in my life. As my birthday looms closer, I can’t get over how many blessing I have surrounding me and this amazing ridiculously gorgeous women is one of them. Natasha, one of my dearest friends and one of my favorites muses. Yes, she is freakishly perfect and  I know you are wondering, yes she was a model, but now she is a mother of two of some of the cutest kids I’ve ever seen, Sasha and Cash. I know it does not seem fair, but she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the out.

You will be seeing a lot of her because well, I love her! Happy Birthday Natasha, you are one of the brightest lights I have ever seen in this world and you will be my soul sister for ever and ever! Thank you for blessing my life with your beauty, strength and love.

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How to Flatter and photograph Curvy Women

June 20, 2014

Curvelicious:  How to Flatter and photograph Curvy Women

“Cultivate your curves –they may be dangerous but they won’t be avoided.”- Mae West

Magazine covers today are plastered with images of teensy tiny women; ladies with extra flat tummies, a size 00 waist, and absolutely no curves.  It’s such a strange thing to see, considering the glamour icons of our history include Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Sophia Loren, Jayne Mansfield and I could go on and on.  I mean, c’mon, Marilyn was notably a size 12.

The truth of the matter is, all women are beautiful, not just the super skinny ones.  Fortunately, society’s fascination with one style of woman has started to change, and curvy women are beginning to be appreciated in ways that haven’t been seen in the last few decades.

I did a shoot with the lovely Raven Simone a couple of years ago and I just LOVE these photos of her, so I decided to go through them today and retouch a few of my favorites.  She is definitely one of the sexiest curvy women that I have ever photographed.  Shooting with her was so much fun.  She just has “IT,” an amazing ability to captivate you with her eyes.  The connection in these photos is spot on, and this is something that I search for with every single client.  It’s the one thing that will sell your photographs and it’s just magical when you get it right.

You as the photographer can help this trend along.  Here are some tips for how to artfully capture your client’s magnificent curves:

1.Use the Right Lighting

Regardless of whom you’re photographing, you need to make sure your subject is properly lit.  Voluptuous curves cast shadows if the light is too harsh, so use soft light to even out skin tone making her look fabulous.

2. Lengthen Her Legs

High heels and the right lens are the keys to making this work.  Use a longer lens, take a step back, and frame your subject from a distance.  This will soften features, trim images, and create the illusion of legs for days, which is what you’re looking for.

3. Highlight Her Shape

Try to avoid photographing your client square on.  Shoot from an angle, and have her rotate her body to three-quarters and pose so that she’s highlighting her curves, instead of subduing.  If she’s got it, she should flaunt it.  She shouldn’t have to hide a thing.

4. Shoot Just Above Eye Level

Shooting from low angles is unflattering to curvy women because it broadens the hips, and takes away from the bust line.  By shooting just above eye level, the focus will be on your subject’s face, and everything else will seem slimmer and more appealing.

5. Pay Attention to Her Jawline

Inappropriate chin position can make even the skinniest model lose the shape of her neck and develop double chins.  It’s absolutely necessary that when working with curvy models, you pay attention to the jawline.  Once again, don’t photograph her square on, but instead do a three-quarters turn.  Also, make sure her neck is lengthened and her jaw is down.

Photographing curvy women is one of the BEST parts of Boudoir Photography, because their shapeliness gives the finished images that much more va-va-va-voom, as long as you do it right.

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Plagiarism

June 20, 2014

Ok…. Peoples This is a first for me and although I knew it would happen at some point. I could not believe that people would go as far to be so obvious. Please don’t copy my work! I WILL FIND YOU!

This photographer not only copied my cover, they plagiarised my copy word for word in their guide. This is not ok. I do not appreciate all of my hard work just being stolen from me.

Please know that what goes around comes around and if you do stuff like this it could ruin your reputation. Set a good example, be a leader and choose to be original. Dear Sheer Photography, If you continue to use my copy, I will know, and I will take legal action!

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Boudoir Specials

June 19, 2014

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A perfect reason to show off what you have been working so hard for! Bring in those sun kissed beach bodies and celebrate summer with some sexy new photos of yourself.

I will be doing one day in July and one in August, so call now to reserve your boudoir photoshoot!

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