March 23, 2012

All About Boudoir... ENJOY!



Feel Sexy in YOUR own skin....

Boudoir & Intimate Photography

A Boudoir Session, what is it?
Boudoir sessions are tasteful photos that imply sexiness. All individuals have a personal idea of what sexy is as well as what they may be comfortable with. Sessions are fun, sexy, flirty and even a bit sensual all the while maintaining your comfort level in front of my lens...

How about... Hair & Make-up...

We, as women have had plenty of practice in this department...But there are resources and options available.  Some photographers have contacts with hair and make-up artists and so you may ask your photographer they can  recommend someone.Just be sure to let whoever you contact know that you’re having a photo shoot done as your make-up will need to be a bit more dramatic than the way you normally wear it...




We all have issues with body Image & weight {This is my take}
Women...(myself included) do not have the super model bod and this  does not mean that we cannot have gorge, sexy fotos. {Said who?}. I can tell you for a fact that a good photographer will know exactly to highlight your best assets while taking care disguising parts you are truly self conscious about. One fact about this is that your significant other loves you just the way you are and you do too!

Have fun.. and just select a theme...
If fashion is your inspiration... then get your sexiest outfits.If career is what inspires you... Perhaps a Business Suits, Police Uniforms, Firefighter Turnouts, Doctor garments, etc…Or if vintage fashion may be your thing.. How about a 40s Pinup {So sexy} Little research goes into it.. but, honestly these sessions are amazing..l and the results are fascinating!Now.. to you choices in clothing....This is where all gets amazingly fun.... For your session... bring the clothing you feel most sexy, beautiful and extraordinaire in. The list can go on and on... these items such as Bras, panties, corsets, teddies, stockings, tank tops, booty shorts & men’s business shirts are all so popular... But, also do not forget your accessories for your outfits and high heels.. Heels galore.. these are amazing!.



About modesty/nudity...
I always tell my clients... "You don't have to take your clothes off to be sexy!" and this is why in my practice of business... I have not crossed over nudes yet.. {although these can be done in great taste} for now...Partially clothed, fully clothed and hinted nudity can still be all be sexy.Let the photographer know what you’re comfortable with for your session and your photos {Trust them to keep the parts hidden that you don't want to reveal} Make sure you are upfront when booking!


The 'SAUCY' part... Retouching

I, like many other photo people include retouching with portrait prints and  other albums... Just make sure.. you tell your photographer... How much you want retouched and ask how much is included with your session.myself.. take care of the little 'insecure issues' and this leads me to do very little retouching the portraits, I want to keep them as real as possible... But, still with a hint of perfection...


YOUR - Privacy ---- What is yours.. It needs to stay yours... 
Because of the intimate nature of Boudoir Session .. these imply PRIVACY.  So.. all that is done is PRIVATE... and so...All boudoir images must be kept in strict confidence and NOT a single image is to be shown without the permission of a client in writing.A good photographer uses only professional labs and album companies that safeguard the privacy of our client’s boudoir images. Just make sure your photographer has a similar policy. { I know I am strict about mine!}


Want  to have a FUN time spending with friends? Book a Girlfriend's Sessions...

That is right.. You can make your boudoir session into a party... You and three/four of your best gals can get together  for the weekend and do your sessions at the same time or even for a day and get them be done at the studio, at your place or in a local hotel and these are so to guarantee you GREAT fine time!You can arrange for a stylist/make up person to come and do your hair and make-up or you may opt to do your own and.or each others. Each of the gals {including you!} will be photoed individually once you are ready....Make sure to have some goodies.. like food and drinks it can make for a long ... However a very fun day in deed. At the end when everyone is dressed I usually take a group shot to commemorate the session. Makes for a great memory with the girls!






And I say: 'yes' - to the couples sessions!!!

These are so romantic, sensual, playful, fun and always tasteful and also celebratory. These sessions may show you and your 'love' doing things couples in-love do.. like....cuddling, jumping on the bed.. having an intimate conversation and also chasing one-another around the room like playful lovers... Couples interested in this session know that a great time to go for it.. is when they plan a weekend away...Just the two of you away from all of life’s distractions for a photo session and a weekend of fun.

So.. the boudoir sessions...Where to do???

They can be done at a studio, your home, local hotel or at a bed and breakfast and even outside in a private/secluded area. Just be sure to discuss your options upfront~




Some tips for the morning of your session -Drink lots of water and wear loose fitting clothing. Avoid tight fitting undergarments as they are the most likely to leave elastic pressure lines on your skin. and Some tips for after your session Getting into and holding some of the most flattering poses can give you a surprise work-out so don’t be surprised if you’re a little sore that evening or the morning after. Be sure to drink lots of water and take a little ibuprofen if needed.


~AMillerFoto
www.amillerfoto.com/boudoir