It’s quite different shooting boudoir to shooting model portfolios. Boudoir models want to show off different aspects of their personality, maybe focus on specific body parts they like, or pose in outfits (or with props) that mean something to them, so there’s always lots of variety in the shoots. it’s great to mix some elegant, sexy shots with something fun. Janet wanted to show off her fun side, & we had a great day playing around with her ideas and with a few props she brought along. I love it when people want smiley photos as it means I’m looking at someone smiling at me all day.
My favourite of all was the Dead Disco Diva shot of her lying on the stairs. It was such a fun idea, and we managed to use some things from my dressing up box (the coat and hot pants are mine, models bring their own outfits but I have plenty of accessories, especially hats) She could hardly fail to look good in that outfit and she came up with lots of great poses. We shot that outfit on the public stairwell in my building, and one of the neighbours did get a bit of a surprise when she walked past to see Janet on the floor!
All in all a great day’s shooting, it definitely goes more smoothly when the model plans what she wants in advance and brings some different ideas along with her 🙂
Janet said “Matt, thank you so much for yesterday – I had a ball and the photos look great. Didn’t realise how hard it is to be a model !!! But loved it.”