Curvy and Fabulous Boudoir or Glamour Photo Sessions
This is the most used comment I hear when I reveal my work to a woman.
Most clients are uneasy when it comes to their body image no matter what size and, as a result, they are hesitant to schedule a boudoir/glamour session. Very rarely do I have someone who is completely comfortable in her body. I especially get a lot of questions from women who are curvy, inquiring about how their session will work.
If you need help picking out flattering clothing options, I can help with that. Once you get here, relax and let me be in charge of posing you to make you look your best. Different body types require different types of poses to accentuate your best features. It’s my job to know the right angles and poses to help you to look your best.
It is not about how much skin you show; it is all about your confidence. Believe me, confidence is Sexy!!
How to Prepare for Your Photo Session
When having your portrait taken, there are areas where a little advanced preparation can make a huge difference. If you neglect them, an otherwise perfect photo could end up with distracting elements.
Starting a least a week before your shoot, decide on outfits, choose which beautification steps you will take, and schedule the appointments (even if they’re just with yourself). Remember, these are tips for preparing for your shoot but definitely not required, or necessary for everybody. Just choose what fits your budget, lifestyle, and current beauty regimen, and go from there!
– Face –
Exfoliate. A nice, soothing session using a grainy scrub (or gently rubbing your skin with a washcloth) on your face and body is an indulgent way to spend an evening. It is best to exfoliate a couple of times before your appointment, but be sure to allow a few days between ‘treatments’, as well as a couple of days after the last one before your shoot.
Get a Facial. If you want to go into pampering mode, be sure to do your facial at least a week before your shoot. Since facials tend to cause redness, a week usually allows enough time to heal.
Wax Eyebrows. If you decide to have your eyebrows waxed or threaded, be sure to schedule the appointment for at least a few days before your photo shoot. Otherwise, an eyebrow trim/touch up at home could be done a day or two before the shoot.
I highly recommend treating yourself and get all these things done by an aesthetician. All you have to do is lay back and enjoy the truly relaxing experience.
I have a great person to recommend- Jenny Haugen at Vitality Skin Care. She’s the best. https://www.vitalityskin.org.
Roses. Chocolate. A cheesy stuffed animal. While these things work for your favorite valentine, why not do something unexpected?
One of our favorite things to do is to go on an adventure in a new part of town that we have never explored. Bundle up, dress cute, and just go on a walk. As you walk by the stores, talk about this last year. What have been the things that you’ve been most excited about? Where do you think you could have improved? What has been going on in your life that your significant other doesn’t know about? Find something that you love doing together. Go dancing. Go rock climbing. Find a random frozen yogurt place and pile on the toppings. Go back to the place where you first met. Where did you have your first date? Is there anything that you used to do together but don’t anymore because you “don’t have time”?
Can’t afford a night on the town? Can’t find a babysitter? We know how that goes. Find a great movie on Netflix that you have been saving and snuggle up to watch it together. Or watch an old favorite. One of my favorite sites for dating ideas is actually http://www.thedatingdivas.com/ They have tons of printables and games and more ideas than you could ever imagine for just having fun together as a couple.
More than anything, this night is about the two of you. So make it count!
I have been asked to speak again at the Rainier Camera Club in Buckley this coming Thursday evening. My subject is “Techniques for Photographing Children.” Hopefully, I will be able to impart some helpful information for them to use.
I created a video to open my presentation so I thought I would post it here.
I saw this recipe for a Blueberry Muffin Pound cake which I thought looked really good. Boy it was a process to complete but I thing it was worth the effort. Since it took a while to create I thought it deserved me taking a photo of it to show you. Brad got the first taste, but I kept myself from having a slice until I had taken a photo of the cake first.