Over the last few years, private boudoir parties have become an incredibly popular option for women's nights, birthdays, special occasions, and bachelorette parties. It is a chance to play "dress up" again, have fun with friends, and is more than just sexy lingerie and poses. It is a chance to be a model for a bit, express part of your self, and have fun with your friends. Does this mean posing naked together?
Maybe, but how you pose is up to you. It could be as a group, or individually. You could be wearing lingerie, swimwear, evening gown,…more
Particularly with nude, lingerie or boudoir shoots, conventional wisdom says there may be a preference for the gender of the photographer. It seems logical that a woman may feel more comfortable having a woman shoot if she is going to be partially dress, or entirely undressed for the images. This would make her more comfortable, at least that is the thought. We ran a poll on the topic, which got started because we noticed a lot of inquiries for a female photographer, but typically they came from men. While there would seem to be a stereotypical logic in that as well, we just had to look deeper…more
One of the reactions I frequently get from amateur photographers is envy. There are questions like "Who is she?", "How did you find her?", and "Is she really nude?". The last one I have always found to be a strange question. Yes, she really is. One of the obstacles that some amateur photographers put in front of themselves is being shy. They are afraid to ask, and afraid to direct. I knew someone years ago, upon seeing my pictures, his eyes lit up and he said "This has always been my dream". I offered to set up a shoot with a model for him, and he backed out. He never did take me up on the off…more
I was shooting at Hermosa beach pier yesterday. I had shot some beach scenes, children playing at a distance, birds. boats, sun on the water, and life guard towers. I was lined up to get a shot of a volleyball game, one of the buildings in the background, the players, net, and sand, waiting to get the ball in motion at the right spot. Generally capturing a typical Southern California Beach scene. From behind me I hear "He's taking a picture of her ass", a guy laughing about it as he walked past. With out moving I said "No, I'm not" but I doubt he heard me. I didn't want to move from my shootin…more
The Unseen Women series was always intended to have a companion. Too often people treat each other horribly. My intention was to finish the Unseen Women series first, then do the second series, but there are things happening in my life that are a motivation to start this series. If you would like to help out send me a note.more