Annie emailed me back in December about her fascination with boudoir, her love of my work, and wanting a surprise gift for her boyfriend whose work would be taking him several provinces away for awhile. We met at a coffee shop in January and hit it off immediately. Afterwards, we went to a downtown lingerie shop together to see if we could find some inspiration. Not finding much we loved, we made a date to look through her closet and from there I easily found inspiration for her photo session. Too often boudoir is seen as only a “bare it all” and “strike a back arching pose” photography. However, intimate portraits don’t have to be that at all. By all means, keep your clothes on, smile, laugh, and make beautiful, timeless intimate portraits of yourself. I’ll be the first to admit that all women in front of my lens look their most beautiful when they’re smiling out of playfulness, silliness and laughter. We did produce a few scantily clad photographs, but they didn’t make up the majority of her session. The most important reason for me to meet and get to know my clients is to ensure we create a photo session that feels like a true reflection of your personality and what inspires you. Annie likes vintage lingerie and classic looks so that’s what we concentrated on during her shoot. Annie and I have bonded over the past several months and I’m thrilled to have a new friend from this experience. Her secret boudoir session was revealed to her man this past weekend with a beautiful 10×10 fine art album, so I can now freely share beautiful Annie’s photographs.
Question 1: What was your reason for wanting to do a boudoir shoot? ie. boost confidence? gift? new experience?
Question 2: What are the reasons you chose my photography?
Question 3: What feelings did you experience prior to the boudoir session?
Question 4: How did you feel during and after the session? Describe your experience.
Question 5: Would you recommend it to other women? Why?