Month: March, 2016
Six Sultry, Seductive and Fun Boudoir Poses for Every Body Type: Through Marisa’s Lens
Every woman is dynamite! She has the power and the appeal to blow the socks off her man and create magic in a boudoir shoot.
Unfortunately though many lovely ladies harbor insecurities! They are under self-imposed pressure to match up to the improbable standards of ‘touched up’ beauty that ad campaigns purport to be true.
And as a boudoir artist it is really difficult to work with restrictions. The restrictions that somehow keep the real oomph and glamour of the essence of a woman sheathed in ridiculous notions of what intimate shots should be like. But you can’t really push the bloom. You have to wait for the self-confidence to grow and draw out the personality that sparkles. The strong woman! The muse who captivates and enthralls!
I have personally made it a habit to open my sessions with some tried and tested poses that flatter the curves and the facial perfection of my clients. And I give them a peek at the shots in real time. Oh what joy it is to see their eyes light up with delight. And from then on, there is no stopping them. The frames sizzle and the end result is phenomenal. The kind of alchemy I revel in!
#1: The Invert
It literally takes two minutes to prep this one and the focus is on the bust and the beautiful cascading tresses. The eyelashes create a soft and enticing fan on the cheeks and there is a hint of languor, of waiting to melt into the arms of the perfect lover. You can’t go wrong with the invert.
#2: The ‘Butt’ress
This pose is so traditionally ‘hot’ that it doesn’t really need any introduction. Instead of letting the derriere hog all the attention though, the tastefully arranged door lends a peek-a-boo sort of feel, part naughty, part wild. Totally enchanting! Just make sure that the right kind of lingerie is at hand to reveal the twins in their full glory.
#3: The V
This is blatantly suggestive – And despite the sharp angles and curves, not a pain to pull off. The pose guides the stare automatically – from the seductive smile to the swell of the breasts to the slant of the waist to the secrets down below. It is a treat for any man.
#4: The Sheet Feat
Who said skin show defines a boudoir shoot? It is the spirit of the clicks that matter and this pose is an all-time favorite. What you don’t reveal seals the deal. The delicate arch of the neck poised so gracefully on the strong shoulders and the hint of cleavage brings out that ‘Oops, this might drop at any moment’ coquetry. No lady will ever object to such a sweet meets sexy proposition. Me likes!
#5: The Wave
When in doubt, allow the body to undulate and the effect is instantly mesmerizing. From the perspective of a shutterbug, this pose has so much going for it. The neck finds length and the face glows in relief. If the mid-riff is a problem area or a source of consternation, the well positioned thigh takes care of insecurities. The pointed toes are oh so balletic. A 10/10 shot that always gets the ‘Oh wow, is that me?’
Bonus points if the interplay of light and shadow can be used to advantage on this one!
#6: The Veiled Threat
How can a compilation of classic boudoir poses ever be complete without a wedding shot? I adore the ‘veiled’ threat. It gives ladies who aren’t ready to bare it all something to cover their modesty with. But here is the positively evil twist – the gauzy, white, pristine virginal wedding veil only makes the click that much more provocative! It begs desecration – of the passionate type! Go figure the rest….
I have a lot of aces up my sleeve. But these gems happen to be the choicest from my collection. Wannabe intimate photographers take note and put the ladies who walk into your studio at ease. Ladies, take heart, no matter what you believe is amiss from your perfect boudoir experience, these poses can plug in the gaps swimmingly well.
Till next time!
There’s something about you, something so wonderfully wicked and terribly sexy. The very mention of your name arouses me. – Michael Faudet
Boudoir Trends on the Horizon: What’s Rocking Intimate Shoots
Ask me to wax eloquent about why every woman on the planet should experience a transformative, cathartic boudoir experience at least once in her life, and you will have enough content and passion to fuel a ten part documentary series. But here’s the short answer: Boudoir is timeless. It is evergreen. It captures your beauty, your elegance and your slow coming into your own in impeccably styled frames that are worth cherishing for the rest of your life. So you can imagine that I do not sway my style or my sessions much based on what is currently trending on Twitter!
However as an eminent intimate shutterbug (if I may say so myself) I do make it a point to be aware of the latest news in the thrilling world of boudoir and this time around I see changes and shifts that make my heart sing. So here is a sneak peek at what is ruling the shoots and why their popularity is a clarion call for women to wake up and embrace their power, spirit and independence.
I have been doing this for a very long time. And in fact I was one of the first photographers to blog about the revolutionary concept of boudoir for bonding with your friends. An intimate shoot is basically the act of shedding inhibitions, the baggage of the past and the weight of expectations to re-visit your naked, vulnerable self. And when the defenses are down, an intertwining of souls happens faster and with more spontaneity. It is not just about lust and passion. Boudoir should not be stereotyped as the expression of romantic love. It is the perfect canvas for painting with all hues of the sentiment – from magnetic chemistry relationships to sisterhood friendships.
And it helps that group boudoir sessions are epic! There is so much of vitality and energy in the atmosphere that I feel high on the positivity for days. And my clients leave with a sense of ‘being there for each other’ that nothing else can replicate. It is girl’s time on steroids. The bubbly, the chocolates, the banter, the pampering, the encouragement, the cat calls and the bottom slaps – priceless!
Grandparents can be sexy too. Once you get to be a certain age, you really don’t give a F***. I may not be running around in panties at 70 like I do now, but I do hope I still feel beautiful. My mom is 65 and she is gorgeous. I was touched beyond belief when a young client entrusted me with the responsibility of orchestrating her 70 year old grandmas boudoir shoot! I honored and determined to make it a memorable experience.
But I hadn’t really counted on it being a personal milestone. Her body confidence was beyond belief. And each shot literally radiated her strength of character and the beauty of her blessed heart.
I am thrilled and giddy with possibilities of shooting more silver glam. These women magnify and amplify everything that boudoir represents. They are at peace with their physiognomy and with who they are. And it’s a quiet celebration of battles won.
These are exciting times. And the boudoir trends of today point in the direction of a golden future where the true values of this art are accepted and embraced by women of all ages, sizes and ethnicities.
This is a very vulnerable post for me. And If you have been reading my blog for awhile then maybe you have read a little bit of my story.
I have only just started to share my journey through my past and also realizing how much it has to do with why I create what I do. Do to this realization, It has really become clear to me that no matter how difficult it is for me to admit certain things about my past, or how it has affected me up until this point. I have finally realized it is nothing to be ashamed of and that it is my duty as an artist to be vulnerable and to share my pain, my struggles, and my triumphs. It what makes me me, and I’m proud of me.
A couple weeks ago, while sipping my morning coffee, and get ready to dive into my daily routine, I see an email with the title, Today I Am Brave. Naturally wondering what could this exciting email be, it was the first email I clicked on. The email stated, that they were a group called Today, I’m Brave which is a heart-centered, socially driven experiment that celebrates people performing Brave acts every day and everywhere.
Ok you have my attention!
They mentioned they loved one of my articles on the Huffington Post that was about moving past your fears, but they wanted to know why I wrote it, so they asked one simple question. Please tell us what makes you brave?
I wrote back with one of my stories I believe I put on my blog maybe about a month ago about my struggles with bullying. They messaged me back the next day saying that everyone in the office was really moved by my story and asked could they come to my studio to interview me. I said of course!
It’s very hard for me to watch this, one being that I really dislike watching myself on camera and two because this is just so hard for me to actually hear what I am saying out loud, but nonetheless here it is. Because no matter how hard it is, I am making a choice, and that is, today I am choosing to be brave. I am choosing to move past my fears of people judging me and being as authentic as I can be.
I feel honored to be a part of something that seems to be moving towards a movement, because I know how important it is to get up everyday and make that choice. It’s not always easy, and somedays are better than others, but when you have people sharing their stories everyday about how they get up everyday and make the choice to be brave, it inspires others to do the same. You build community by sharing your story, because the simple act of expressing yourself gives others permission to express themselves.
I encourage you to check them out, and if you are inspired, then please share, so others can be inspired too!
“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are” – Joseph Campbell
Hey sexy ladies! Have you been checking me out for a while, or did you just magically arrive on my page? Either way you arrived at the right time, so here is your sign!! I do a flash boudoir sale maybe every couple months out of the blue, so if you want to take advantage of this special, please email us and let us know! We will send you all the info you need to secure your boudoir session.