As a wedding photographer, I have long enjoyed a photography technique called "dragging the shutter" when photographing wedding receptions. "Dragging the shutter" is a way to balance the ambient light in the reception hall with the flash I use to light wedding guests on the dance floor. I would take it a step further by employing a much longer shutter speed than necessary and purposefully moving my camera while taking the picture. This would result in my subject being perfectly in focus, with the background lighting looking like it was moving or spinning. It wasn't until many years later, though, that it occurred to me to transfer this technique to boudoir photography.
~ the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work ~
~ creative skill or ability ~
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I bake. What's your superpower?
This boudoir photography session was to be P's first professional photography session, before her cherry blossom family photography session later in the spring. At her planning & design meeting, P mentioned that she enjoyed baking, so of course we had to feature that superpower in her boudoir photography session! P is also very artsy, so I knew she'd like my own super-boudoir photographer gadget - a sort of kaleidoscope that I handmade from three pieces of thin, mirrored plexiglass. Enjoy some of my favorites from P's baking, kaleidoscopic boudoir photography session at our Clarksburg, Maryland photography studio!
I promised a while ago to share J's classy boudoir photography album! Well, here are some of my favorite spreads from her glitz n' glam boudoir photography session. J chose a 10x10 size, 20-page storybook album with a black floral fabric cover and pearl pages to feature her 45 favorite boudoir photos. Some of her boudoir photos are just too racy for public viewing, so I cropped a few of them out.
And, many thanks to J for writing an awesome 5-star review of our boudoir photography services (scroll down to see the review)!
Also, did you miss the photos of J's five-piece boudoir photography love grouping for her bedroom sitting area? Check it out here.
Get your own classy yet too racy for public viewing or classy and not too racy for public viewing boudoir photography, whichever meets your fancy!
What are your hobbies? What are his hobbies? What do you enjoy doing for him? What do you enjoy doing together? Incorporate a theme into one or more of your boudoir photography setups to truly personalize your boudoir photos. Here are 3 examples of what some of our awesome boudoir photography clients have done to make their boudoir photos 100% their own.
Props: Painting canvas, easel, palette, paintbrushes & paints
Other prop ideas: finished paintings to decorate the background
Other paintress ideas: Body painting
Props: Books, apples, pencil for the hair, reading glasses
Other professora ideas: Pick a favorite literary series and use props that go with the series
Props: Cowboy hat, guitar, boots
Other prop ideas: beer bottles, whip, spurs
Other cowgirl ideas: Wild West theme, anyone?
Did you catch L's Great Gatsby-themed boudoir photography session a while back? Well, she had chosen six of her favorite images from her boudoir photography session to adorn the walls of her bedroom. Enjoy a peek into her mind and heart!
Get your own glamorous boudoir photography session and feel like a movie star!