And ain’t I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain’t I a woman? —Sojourner Truth

Shooting images on location mean you’re going to have to be creative about where and when you shoot and look for places that will accommodate to the client’s photographic needs. That’s why private locations for intimate portraiture are best.

Sometime the location and the subject’s clothing—or lack thereof—dictate a pose. The right locations provides where a natural-looking place where the subject can pose and be comfortable at the same time.

One of the positive aspects of outdoor portraiture—including intimate portraits such as this one—is that there’s always something for the subject to interact with. In this barn at a movie studio in Arizona, I told the subject to lean back, the rest was her interpretation. If you have access to a real bar, we can use that too.

The point of any pose, especially in intimate portraiture, it to start with an idea, give an instruction to the subject, watch what happens, and then improve on what the photographer sees. That’s why during a shoot, our photographers constantly let the subjects see what the images look like—on the camera’s LCD screen—so they understand the kind on images that are being captured. If they don’t like what they see, we try something else; if they like what they see we work on improving the portrait until its the best and the subject is at their most beautiful.

Please contact us via phone at 720-515-4497 or via the Contact tab above and tell us what you have in mind and let’s schedule a photo shoot. Call us today to make and appointment for your own unique intimate portrait.

PS. On the day that we made this image, the client had just found out that she was pregnant with her third child, so it tuned out this was an ideal time (for her) to make this portrait.


On a health note: Our chief photographer received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in December and received the second dose on January 25. We have had our home and home studio professionally cleaned and sanitized nine different times since the pandemic started so we’re be ready to photograph you when you’re ready to be photographed.

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