I have been inspired. I have been bitten by the glamour bug and I liked it! I remember being bit by the underwater photography bug last year…this is a VERY similar feeling. I was glued to my monitor for a week long live workshop streaming on the internet. If you have not heard about the talented Sue, you need to click out of this blog post (after you get to end) and check out her amazing work. I heard about Sue Bryce shortly before I found out I was going to be speaking at the same conference with her! THIS WEEK at the I Heart Faces Photography Workshop – if you are going….can’t wait to meet you!
Back to these photography sessions….After a handful of these sessions and watching how empowering these women are after their session, its something I am hugely drawn to do. I am on the fence about separating my current wedding brand or just extending this to my wedding clients. Either way….they are amazing! I talked with a few of my friends about these sessions. What do I call them? What’s the mood like in the portrait session? Are they okay with being nude? Just a few questions I have heard …. I called them “just because” at first, then glamour, then boudoir. The name could change, but the one constant is that when a woman looks at herself in an image and sees beauty, my job is complete. The mood…its light, its professional, its fun. My eyes are constantly looking for the best light. Where is it hitting my client’s body? I am arching with you and moving my hands every inch of the way to guide you through posing, positioning and easing you into a beautiful photograph. About the nudity … I once had an English professor (hard to believe that I took a course based on the grammar that gets slapped up on this here blog!). She told me, I should keep my writing like a woman’s skirt. Long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to keep it interesting. I use these words from time to time and apply them to other parts of life. These sessions are a part of life I would use this expression. If its nude, its implied. Its tasteful, classy and art in a beautiful form.