It’s normal for a woman to feel a little (or a lot!) nervous about having a boudoir shoot done. Here are some frequent concerns and my responses for you.
“I’d rather wait a few months/years until I’m in better shape”
We women all tend to focus on the imperfections of our bodies. My primary mission is to help you get past any negative self-image and reveal to you how beautiful and sexy you are - today. Flattering lighting, posing, composition, and wardrobe choices are utilized to create stunning images that you will be thrilled you had taken. You can also use your shoot as a motivator to reach your personal goals; book your session a couple months out to give yourself extra incentive to reach the mark you set for yourself.
“I don’t know how to pose or be sexy”
Don’t worry about this! I will walk you through the nuances of each pose or action. You are not expected to have any modeling experience beforehand. You will gain confidence regarding your body as your photo shoot progresses, confidence which will last well beyond your session.
“I’m not comfortable naked”
We will utilize the concept of “implied nude” frequently to help you feel comfortable while still conveying a sexy image. For example, you may portray an action of undressing such as playing with a shoulder strap or unbuttoning your fly. You may be covered by a blanket or sheet, or the image may focus on your silhouette. It is possible for a woman to look just as sexy in a long coat and heels as she does wearing nothing!
“Will you ‘photoshop’ me?”
I use photoshop mainly to smooth skin and to cover blemishes like bruises, zits, and stretch marks, and also to add different effects to your images. Your body shape will remain virtually untouched. However, when previewing your images, if you are bothered by a certain aspect of your body in a photo you otherwise love, I will adjust it to your liking while ensuring it still looks natural.
“Will you use my photos for advertising?”
Only if you want me to! Each client will sign a Model Release after seeing her photos. In it you can choose which images you are comfortable with being public. I had my boudoir shoot done while I was on Active Duty and knew I could have "adverse career implications" if my photographer didn't honor my request for privacy. You can trust me to keep all aspects of your session private.
“Where do you photograph boudoir shoots?”
I have a beautiful new studio in my home that I use for photo sessions, however I usually utilize whatever space or area fits the style we want. No one else will be present for your session unless you choose to bring a friend. The shoot can be done at my home studio or at a house, hotel or other location of your choosing.