I don’t really like the name “boudoir” photography. The style recently has become very popular with girls either for themselves or for boyfriends or husbands. I am not a massive fan of the slide 90% of boudoir seems to take into an obvious FHM, slutty style. Our style evolves the idea of portraits of girls for girls, not boys. An implied level of nudity is often sexier than obvious uncomfortable poses with turquoise underwear.
With the look and the aesthetic of these pictures they are as normal turning towards the low lit. I find the look more timeless and think it especially turns itself to this aspect of the work we do. The actual setup of the location of the studio we shot all these pictures was relatively simple. The actual setup is a completely mobile setup. The back wall is ply board with distressed paper on one side and on the other its coffee stained on underlay. The lights used were a Bowerns 500. A single light with a 3 layer 4foot soft boxed angled vertically. The floor is pieced together from a reclamation yard, its solid oak floor boards. They are heavy but easy to move and a necessary detail in the look we are trying to create with these pictures.
And then the most important part of any shoot is the person who is having the picture taken. I try with everything I shoot to encourage the client to do as they like. At the end of the day it is them that is going to produce the comfortable interesting, genuine poses that come across as beautiful not me directing them into a pose. Of course I will make suggestions and ideas but at the end its always the clients that makes the best pictures. I like to have music on, silence is difficult to deal with and makes it more fun.
Each client recieves a disk of full resolution pictures of the shoot and prints, prices start at £500 for a collection of full resolution pictures. hair and make-up options are available with a great team if needed.
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