Every morning I look forward to opening my inbox of new inquires! From brides to be who want to sample the joys of a liberating boudoir session and kick off their marriage festivities in earnest by gifting their significant others with candid and provocative gems of intimate photography.
As I usher these women in for their preliminary consultation session, I ponder. ‘Oh how times are a changing.’
Ladies are bolder and more empowered than ever before. They do not wish to dance to the tunes of their man but take over the whole band and turn the heat up by going vintage, classic or extreme.
But there is one question that invariably comes tumbling from the lips of these beautiful women and that is ‘How can I portray ultimate seduction?’ They look at me rather expectantly. Me with a decade of professional glamour photography experience under my belt and they want to hear something exotic. They want me to whisper in their ears that to get their man tripping and flipping, they must bathe in the essential oils of rose and chant incantations to please Venus – the Goddess of Beauty and Love.
Instead they are quite taken aback by the simplicity of my advice, ‘Mix it up. Go naughty and serve it in a blanket of nice!’
WHAT DO I MEAN YOU ASK?
I have shot dozens of boudoir sessions for couples and I have witnessed first-hand the reactions of husbands, boyfriends and fiancés when they are handed over shots of their ladies in poses intimate and beckoning. Though each and every recipient is full with gratitude, excitement and pride…the sessions that successfully bring out the playfulness of the women and contrast it with their demureness, draw the most interest and appreciation.
There is something incredibly sexy about the marriage of worldliness and innocence. Of the peek-a-boo of satin skin! It trumps ‘show all’ any day.
SO THE BIG QUESTION: WHAT ARE SOME OF THE ELEMENTS THAT CAN HELP YOU PERFECT THE ART OF NAUGHTY BOUDOIR?
Most intimate photographers know how to bring out the best in their subjects. Our art is to study human nature and portray it in all its raw appeal. But you can help nudge your boudoir session in the right direction by letting your wish be known. And really putting thought into your naughty boudoir session.
- Ditch the teddy bear! That has been done to death. And thanks to the subconscious connection to the overly sexual moves of every adult performer in the world, it is no longer naughty or nice. It is just plain sordid.
- Give polka dots a shot instead. Sexy transparent lingerie in polka dots can serve to heighten your seduction quotient considerably. Wholesome and clean, polka dots instantly transport us back to our good old childhood days. But don’t worry; your curves will hold his attention in just the right way.
- Pearls are sensual and sophisticated! I love pearls. The color and the texture speak understated chic. Teaming strands of pearls with a particularly provocative pose always does the trick. It hints at things to come. It tells your partner that you may be loving and dependable but you do have the spark of fire inside. Interesting or what?
- Butts are in! And they team naughty with nice with apparent ease. Slip on a pair of baby knickers that complement your perky posterior and look over your shoulder with a hint of ‘Ooops I did it again!’
It is important that in everything you do, your essence shines through. That is what will make your boudoir sojourn a winner.
Here are a few of my favorite halo and high heal shots. This turned out so fun, it’s now in my main slide show and on my twitter page.
Hope to see my divas in my studio soon.
Lots of love!