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Boudoir: First Timer

I did my first boudoir shoot last Friday with a friend...and let me tell you - I was not prepared for how difficult it would be! Luckily for me, Sarah follows direction pretty well and is generally stunning which made it pretty easy in that regard.

What I did find difficult about it was directing - especially without recreating the same pose over and over. Posing one person is a challenge of it's own, but posing them in a somewhat-seductive matter is another. In all honesty, I find the hardest part to pose is someones hands / arms, no matter the context...boudoir was no exception. For whatever reason, the sexiest poses also go hand-in-hand with the most uncomfortable poses: arch your back, raise your bum, work your abs! I think this is why I need more practice with the art of boudoir before offering it as service, this sort of shoot is a whole other ball game.

Additionally, it made me realize how freaking small my bedroom is. I would've liked the entirety of her body in the shots - but lack of space made for some awkward cropping. Sometimes I really have my doubts about offering services to clients without having a studio, as client homes can be dark & unpredictable. Until that day comes, I will take whats is available, and make the most of it. That's life, isn't it?

In the past, the demand for boudoir has been high. For now, I'm just dipping my toes into the water. I must say - it could potentially be a great business tool...boudoir photos are like the gateway drug to maternity photos...if ya know what I mean.

Thank you Sarah, for letting me use you as my guinea pig. I feel like boudoir is a huge give-and-take of trust, and I may have been more out of my comfort zone than you.

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