(photo above is one of our models who has allowed us to use all her photos online)
So a recent lady came into our studio on her session day. What was about to happen a few hours later, she would not have previously thought could happen. Not that she didn't want it to. This story just shows how we help ladies to be relaxed and confident while they are here for their boudoir photo session.
So there we all were, preparing her for her session. Dawn was getting our client ready with makeup and all that girl stuff. I was going over some photo ideas with said client. We will call her Miss X, to keep her totally anonymous. So, Miss X is a wonderful person, and always in good spirits. She was planning to do some nudes while in the studio, but nothing quite as bold as the shower scene pictured above, which is one we shot in Las Vegas with a model while we were there. We do also have two beautiful showers here at our Nashville area boudoir studio.
Upon viewing several photo ideas before her session that day, Miss X looked at this shower scene and said she loves it, but is just "not bold enough" to do such a photo. She obviously wanted to, was she did not think herself bold enough to. Now, if this story were a movie, this would be where we immediately cut this scene and jump right to the next scene, and the words come up saying "2 hours later". And now, Miss X is posing with no problem in the shower, totally nude. (and tastefully so) The shower scene photo made it to her final photo collection and it's beautiful! I pre-steamed up the shower for effect, then turned off the water before she got it, so no actual getting wet and showering was needed. The steamy dripping water down the glass makes the effect look real, and sexy.
There was no coercion or persuasion to get her into the shower scene. She was just ready, and it was obvious. The nerves were gone. Now she has this sexy and beautiful photo for the rest of her life. She did it! Congrats Miss X. (and you know who you are!) I will always remember her words earlier in the day that she was not bold enough to do that shot.
This story should serve as a double reminder that 1)You are probably going to lose all your nervousness very quickly after we start shooting. and 2) We are good at what we do, making our ladies feel comfy and relaxed in their boudoir photo sessions! Dawn and I (her husband) LOVE what we do. It's such a blessing to be able to help so many ladies feel as beautiful as they really are, and to sometimes be instrumental in helping them SEE that beauty. It breeds confidence and esteem.
Shane, founder of Boudoir a la Mode.