In talking to women over the past six years of shooting Boudoir Photography, I’ve found that nothing strikes a chord of fear as the subject of posing. This is closely followed by wardrobe, but I covered that one here.
Look, I get it. But let’s face it, while some people do have a natural God given gracefulness and others do have experience in modeling, the majority of folks really don’t have a clue what to do with their bodies. Honestly, I believe that a lot of people spend so much time in their heads that they are often disconnected from themselves. Therefore, the thought of getting in front of a camera in one’s skimpies on top of not having a clue what to do with one’s body can understandably feel terrifying.
But fear not, beauties. My inner bossy pants has no qualms with taking control and providing tons of direction during session. Not one ounce of qualmness whatsoever (no, that’s not a real word, but I like it). So while I do encourage clients to scroll through Pinterest and look for poses that pique their interest and create excitement for their shoot, I like taking charge and eliminating that stress for the women I work with.
When choosing poses to create eye catching, beautiful imagery, I take many factors into consideration including wardrobe, body shape, skin tone, props, the available light, the final product and the overall feeling that my client wants to convey. And while some of my clients may feel like they are in a yoga class instead of a photo shoot at times, I know that everyone involved is enjoying the process and that the final product will be amazing. Every. Time.
Ready to face your fear and look into your own session? Let’s chat about it.