Precious is someone I know from out and about, and I’d always thought she’d be great to do a boudoir shoot with. She has tons of personality and confidence, and that usually comes across really well in photos. She didn’t disappoint, we had a really fun day with lots of fantastic shots.
I’m also really happy that she didn’t want me to retouch her shape. I’m a great believer that everyone looks fantastic in photos given the right photographer to let their personality out, so I enjoy shooting all shapes and sizes. I’m aware there’s a lack of variety in regards to body shape on my site. This is partly due to many people wanting to keep their photos private, but also I feel that the way women are represented in the media discourages a lot of people from having a photoshoot. I get a lot of emails starting with “I’m not sure if you’d shoot someone like me…” or similar, to which my response is a very strong YES I WOULD! My job as a photographer is to take the person in front of me, find out what’s special about her, and bring that out in stunning boudoir photos, and I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to see just how fabulous they can look.