Memory fades, time moves on, and the feelings of a moment don't last forever. These thoughts form a cornerstone of a particular drive to preserve moments in photos. You will never be the 'you' you are today again and that 'you' deserves to be remembered.
One place many people often feel the least memorable is in our private moments. If you want to preserve intimacy, for yourself or a special someone, you should definitely consider a boudoir photoshoot.
This kind of specialized photography is now available in Orange County, and gives you the freedom to feel your inner strength and capture it. It's a completely different feeling that one gets versus attempts at taking sexy selfie photos. Using a professional boudoir photographer will give you beautiful pictures that you can cherish for a lifetime.
Read on to learn what crafted boudoir imagery can do to preserve a you that only occasionally gets seen in the mirror.
Ingredients for a Boudoir Photo Shoot
If you have misgivings toward this idea, remember that your camera phone won’t do your beauty justice. Real boudoir photography uses professional lighting and a studio to define this special moment.
Creating a series of intimate photos takes planning, technique, and even a stylist. The reality is, you can’t create a portfolio of images like this with a smartphone. The following ingredients take you away from the awkward selfie to an expression of your inner goddess.
You aren't going to look your best (or feel your best) when you're cold, concerned, embarrassed and apprehensive. The right atmosphere for an excellent set of lingerie photos is one that most resembles your personal intimate chamber — hence the very name boudoir.
Start with an atmosphere that leaves you feeling comfortable and warm, but maybe a touch vulnerable. From here you can build up to a personal expression that most exemplifies how you feel about who you are in those intimate moments.
Makeup and Hair
Before your session begins, you'll want to go through some hair and makeup options. We offer a professional artist to get your look just right and give you that crucial time to settle in the studio and get comfortable.
Like everything else in the shoot, the details are ultimately up to you. Chose a close to natural look or push for an idealized image. It's about your choice of expression, so express it!
The most commonly used features are eyelash and hair extensions. These two elements add a lot of definition to images, especially if you opt for heavy detail lighting.
Outfits and Props
This is the place with the widest set of options, so consider what you want carefully. A wide variety of props and accouterment are offered, but you should bring things you specifically know that you want. Perhaps you have a favorite item or two that you want to see yourself in, or maybe you have something that a certain someone likes to see you in.
You can dress down, or up as you choose. Throughout a shoot, you will want to try a few different options and discuss your goals with the photographer. Don't be afraid to take the opportunity to explore some things you've thought about but have never done before. From playful, to pinup and beyond — bring out your sexy side in your own style and vein.
With your kit all ready to go, your mind focused and at ease, it's time to select some locations. In some cases, a location is remote or specific roo but most of the work will be done in a studio. These areas are spacious, with lots of options, though.
In the studio, you will find combinations of beds, chaise, and a window or two. Creating an ideal image is a collaborative effort. Ask about backdrops and effects to create the time of day (or night) that you desire. The combination of atmosphere and setting are essential in separating boudoir photography from your basic photo shoot.
If there is one place to be uncomfortable in a boudoir photo adventure, it is in the posing. Not because you will be asked or expected to create poses and shapes that no mortal person should be put in, but because you will be holding moments that go by in a flash.
The art of posing was once described as the slowest of dances. Each movement held for several seconds before the next, comes so that if played sped up it becomes an elegant number.
Your boudoir photographer knows what looks good in a moment and how to achieve just the right angle of light and shadows. Work with them and they'll be happy to show you what poses look like from the outside, when you are uncertain of them from the inside.
The final but most important ingredient to a shoot is you. The whole point of the event is to explore your inner world and present it for a select viewing audience.
Intimacy takes courage and repetition to forge a strong relationship. While many women explore the world of boudoir as a gift for a special someone, there are plenty of reasons to make that someone you.
The relationship you have with yourself sometimes needs a little love and a refresher as well. We are often overly critical of ourselves and unwilling to see what the rest of the world sees.
A series of photographs crafted with care by you and willing collaborators can be an excellent way to see yourself the way you want to.
Envision You as a Vision
There's so much to gain from engaging in a professional boudoir photo shoot in Orange County. You get a day about you and your ideas of a personal inner place. You get out for some horderves, some camaraderie, and a bit of pampering to boot.
Contact us for details and to schedule your big day today!