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After the Pandemic: Looking to Continue the Nude Tattooed Project

Lightspeed Research asked more than 1000 people across the USA about their perceptions of body art and it turned out 59 percent of the women surveyed have tattoos compared to just 41 percent of men. But women get their ink in different shapes and sizes than men and the act of putting a piece of art on their skin is often a shared experience.

After the Virus: Do You Want to Be the Star of a New Book

With any luck at all, the current health crisis will behind us, sooner hopefully than later. And I expect two things not to change: Number 1, we’ll be back open for business and Number 2, we’ll need models to photograph and kick-start our business, help us recharge...

Let’s Celebrate the Month of May

"I thought that spring must last forevermore; for I was young and loved, and it was May." —Vera Brittain Thе word Mау comes frоm the name Mаіа, who just happens to bе a Greek Goddess— thе Goddess of fertility. Aраrt frоm thе fertility раrt, she also hарреnѕ tо bе thе...

What Should You Wear for Your Intimate Portrait?

Our answer to the above question is always the same: Whatever you want. There is no one style that fits all of the possible concepts found in intimate portraiture and the truth is that, as I've mentioned in a previous post, you don’t need to wear much or anything at...

Clothes On, Clothes Off: It’s Always Your Choice

Next to questions about nudity—and the answer, as always, is “it’s your decision.”—the next most asked question we hear from our clients is about posing. For many people their personal experience with posing for a portrait goes back to their high school or wedding...

Making Your Portrait On Location: At Home

Shooting boudoir images on location mean you’re going to have to be creative about where and when you shoot but the results as in today’s image can be unique and something different. The best places are those that  accommodate to the client’s needs, not just...
Live Out Your Fantasy

Live Out Your Fantasy

For some of our clients, what they should wear for an intimate portraiture shoot can sometimes be a challenging question. Here's one of our suggestions: Why not have some fun with it? So here are a few ideas for you to think about: Think about the mood: Your intimate...

It’s All About Location, Location, Location

It’s All About Location, Location, Location

Not long ago, there was an on-line discussion among photographers asking what inspires them to create new, exciting images. For me, it’s new things. It can be a new camera, new lens or just a new place to make images. When driving around I make notes about locations...

Being Naked Before Strangers

Being Naked Before Strangers

Sophia Loren, who is in her eighties and still looks fabulous, once said that, “Beauty is how you feel inside and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” The subject of today’s portrait is an aspiring model who's often asked by her female friends,...

We’re Only Human After All

We’re Only Human After All

“Perfection is boring. If a face doesn't have mistakes, it's nothing.”— Kevyn Aucoin Few portrait subjects are perfect. Even many top models have imperfections from gaps in their teeth to tattoos (in unexpected places) so if you’re concerned about how your intimate...

Photographing a Bridal Fantasy

Photographing a Bridal Fantasy

“All I ever wanted was to be a sexy bride, and actually, I think I've turned into a romantic bride.”—Poppy Delevingne In a prior post, I said that when clients ask me what they should wear for an intimate portraiture shoot, it can sometimes be challenging to answer,...

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