She couldn’t believe that she won. She said that she never wins anything. Well this time she did win, and it was going to be a very special prize.
She came down to the studio this weekend to receive her boudoir photography prize session. She was very nervous as she had never done anything even remotely like this before. I told her that most of my boudoir clients were just as nervous as her, if not more, as they too had never done this before.
She had brought someone to help her with outfits and provide moral support. I never find that this really helps some of the women who come for boudoir shoots. Others prefer to keep it a secret and come alone.
The typical boudoir session starts with a standard set of shots. This allows my client to get use to being in front of the camera, and allows me to learn how they react and follow direction. I did the same with my winner, and then towards then end of this very brief set I discussed her desires and ideas for what she was hoping to see in her photographs.
Once we had her desires and limits down, we progressed into the main session. As we moved through the various sets and outfits I would stop every so often just to show her a few samples of what I was seeing through the camera. She was amazed by what I was capturing. She wanted to know how I could make her look so good without even retouching. I explained that with some proper lighting and posing I was bringing out her true beauty.
The next day I sent her secure proofs out to her for her selection of final boudoir photographs. Her first response, “I’m amazed at how well they turned out,” followed quickly by the all too common, “I am having a very difficult time choosing.”
Once she gets me her selection list, the will be hand retouched to create the final photographs. She will then see another secure proof before the are printed.
Sometimes people ask why there are often no pictures in my blog from a boudoir shoot. My client’s privacy is very important to me. As a result, I only show photographs with prior permission of my clients.