The exquisite Lily VonTrapp came over to shoot some pin up/boudoir…I had texted her a picture of the green fabric I picked up, and she offered to bring her Poison Ivy burlesque outfit to play with. Obviously, that was a no-brainer 😉 I love all ivy details she came up with! It’s a little hard to see here, but if you look close, you’ll see that her lipstick goes from red to green!
In other news, I’ve started a Patreon page! I’ll be sharing fuller photo sets there, never before seen shots, and migrating most nude work over there as well. I’ll be sharing more about my personal journey as a photographer and a subject there, and digging deep on confidence and how people can feel better in their own skin. You can even sign up for a monthly print club! Link is here: Patreon
With your support, I can reach more people, create more intricate shoots, and help heal those who need it! Thank you in advance.
I get it. You may reeeeaaaaallly want to try a boudoir photo shoot, for yourself or as a gift…but then, all the “what if” thoughts start. What if someone else sees? What if we break up? What if someone from work recognizes me? What if I’m just too shy? And depending on your life/career, these concerns can vary in strength. Don’t want so-and-so from marketing to be whispering about your sexy photos by the water cooler? I hear you.
Guess what? You can work around that! I’m showing some samples of sensual images that range in identity…you don’t even have to take anything off, or even show your face, if you don’t want to. It’s all about choice, and what you think will make you feel comfortable.
Let’s talk. You tell me your concerns/boundaries, and we’ll work around that.
So, I recently shot this image for wallpaper for the new Marisa Perry Atelier location…I’ve never done wallpaper before so that was challenging and stressful! The color didn’t turn out exactly the way I wanted, but I’ve decided to (ok, fine, TRY to) stop nitpicking and be happy with the experience. This was just a crappy shot done on my phone…
And this is the one off my camera. They wanted a sexy pin-up look to show their rings on, and this model, Brittany, was wonderful…she’s a dancer and could hold that pose endlessly while we fussed.
Check out her instagram, lots of amazing shots there! https://instagram.com/bricavaco/ Makeup and hair was done by Leah Stangas, another fab lady to work with….and here’s a behind the scenes look!
I am one sleepy girl this week…but vintage style always cheers me up. It’s fun to shoot…in the film days, I used to stain prints with tea and lightly burn the edges to get that look. Um, away from all the chemicals of course!
I find vintage style to be a great way for first time subjects to play around with the concept of sexy. It can range from just a hint of leg peeking out from a robe, to quite nude! Up to you how you want to do it!
Ok, a few entries back, it was all about the cats! This time, here’s Bella the Boston Terrier wanting her close-up, thank you very much….
Not a fully edited shot since a different one was the winner for the client, but I was entertained by Bella, so here it is. What you don’t see is me lying on the floor, trying to shoot upwards with Bella licking my face 🙂
Lingerie shoots are one of my most requested shoots. Sometimes it’s as a gift to the models significant other, but more often than not, it’s just for her, to make her feel sexy and confident! Curious? Give it a try…you too, gentlemen!
One crazy story: I was at a womans house as she wanted to surprise her husband with some pin up style lingerie photos. She looked great, but was nervous, which is entirely normal at the beginning. The moment she got the courage to ditch the robe? Ding Dong! It was the Jehova’s Witnesses. She clutched her robe tight and explained that, thank you, she already has that book while I chased the dog, who of course managed to bolt the second she opened the door. I’m happy to report that the shoot still went well after that!