Month: January, 2017
Boudoir Couple Poses to Sizzle the New Year
Can you believe how fast 2016 passed us by?
We are already standing on the verge of the New Year with a clean slate waiting promises and commitments.
For most couples this can be a trying time. The expenses of Christmas shopping, the need to sync calendars and the constant pressure of appearing perfect on social media!
Nerves do tend to get frayed.
And this is why a couple’s boudoir session is the ideal way to leave the frenzy behind and spend some quality time “cherishing” each other.
If you haven’t taken the couple’s plunge into intimate photography yet, a world of surprises – all pleasant – awaits.
You can not only renew your vows of love by stripping away the layers of ego, neediness or restraint. You can also have some beautifully shot clicks to celebrate your togetherness throughout the year.
Couple’s Boudoir Is Versatile:
Boudoir has been accepted as a popular mainstream photography trend.
But the hesitance that plagued women in the early days has transferred itself to the question of couples’ shoots. Misinterpretation of what a typical session should look like is rampant. Yes, some duos do opt for the wild semi-pornographic clicks. And it is their decision. But you don’t have to bare what you aren’t comfortable doing.
So here is my list of top 5 gentle and romantic poses that you can test the waters with.
1. The Romantic 69
Nope, this one isn’t the accepted “69”. It is the mellow and more tender version where you assume the classic pose but your significant other kisses your neck and you in turn kiss his. It is a message of mutual love and an intermingling of souls. Captured in black and white with some soft light it can be a click to treasure.
2. The Playful Grab
Just a teeny bit naughtier, this one has you in your laciest sexiest garter with your derriere to the camera. The bottom is the “highlight”. Your man can be in the background suitably blurred with his hand grasping one of the soft mounds. You may be feeling a little awkward with this public display of affection but the fact that your face doesn’t show makes it exciting.
3. The “Own Me” Chair
A glamorous pose to say the least! You can don a pair of worn jeans and hitch yourself around your partner’s waist, resting your bottom on his hands. Look deep into each other’s eyes and let bare skin against skin speak of your passion. You can’t lose with this one.
4. Ever Thine, Ever Mine
Snuggle up against your partner till you are positioned between his legs. Your back should touch his chest. Now lay your hands- intertwined with your partner’s- on your belly and let the photographer focus on the lacefingers.A perfect pose for newbies who don’t want to bring it all to the studio!
5. The Close Up Moment
Simple and beautiful – kiss away and have it documented in a stunning, clear shot for the rest of eternity. Never goes out of style.
As you work with each other and find the joy and happiness, your inhibitions will fall away. The blossoming always happens! But till you step into your groove, the five poses I have here will keep you engaged and playful.
*Check out the recent article I wrote for the Huffington Post, COUPLE’S BOUDOIR: RE-IGNITE YOUR PASSION
who dream of stranger worlds.
Fiction Boudoir: Channeling Strong Female Characters
So, did you do it?
Did you ogle Zachary Howell in the Harry Potter style male boudoir session that has taken the country by storm? It is every girl’s dream come true. Seeing the shy wizard in a bolder and ripped avatar!
Guilty. I did too.
But then it gave me an idea.
I started asking around, interested in what women really find sexy in the celebrities of the today– “If they had to bring the vibe of one female character to the boudoir floor, whom would they choose?”
The answers ran the gamut from Katniss Everdeen to Jessica Rabbit (Yup…didn’t you notice her assets?). But the three names that came up again and again were Sophia Loren, Anastasia Steele and Lisbeth Salander. You might have to google one or two of those.
A strange and rather eclectic collection! That’s what I love about my art. It evolves all the time and is so full of creative challenges.
Here is my take on what you can do to don the persona and the style of these iconic ladies and spice up your intimate sessions.
Let’s start with her. Any why not? I am grinning wickedly now. Just so you know. The second Fifty Shades movie is all set to hit the cinemas this Valentine’s Day and you loving BDSM might just be the perfect “frozen in eternity” gift for your significant other on this special occasion.
Anastasia Steele is the embodiment of male fantasy. The perfect pure virgin who takes to depravity with gusto! I mean that hardly makes sense but then, people who dive into the Fifty Shades series aren’t looking for logic.
But I digress.
In order to recreate her definitive moments, you can start with the good old sitting with your bare back to the camera and looking over your shoulders with an expression of excited disbelief.
You can then move on to a few blind folded shots in a sexy sheer teddy. Or negligée.
Last but not the least, who can forget the hands tied to the bedpost?
Don’t worry…you will be a lot less awkward than Dakota Johnson who had to shoot with Jamie Dornan. Rumor is…they didn’t get along at all. I am sure you and your photographer will share a much better rapport. This will be fun!
The Italian screen goddess. You could embrace the genre of vintage boudoir as you bring the haughty, sexy, gold hearted, fierce Sophia to life.
Lots of stockings and garters, diamonds and large ornate hats. Beds with elaborate silk tapestries. This is the height of glamour and charm.
If you want some inspiration, check out my post on vintage intimate sessions where I recommend the right make-up and props for an authentic shoot.
Display your tattoos and piercings with pride. This lady calls for bringing your bad ass to the studio. Lisbeth is the ultimate Goth queen. She is the heart of the famed Millennium Trilogy and she doesn’t give a damn.
For this look make-up is extremely important. Go for exaggerated eyes and dark matte lips.
You can experiment with the kinky ball and chain. Or you can even do the spurned Goth bride with a black veil and a body hugging corset. After all Lisbeth was initially “given the cold shoulder” by the dashing Mikael.
Each character represents a particular quality. You can also pick someone from the books and the movies that you really resonate with, create a mood board of significant cinematic moments where the persona shone through and share it with your photographer for an utterly personalized shoot that is different from everybody else’s.
Own your boudoir day! You are meant to.