A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.—Denis Waitley

One of the most classic forms of lighting for intimate portraiture is window light.

Long before the invention of the electrical light bulb in 1879, painters and photographers used window light as a source for lighting portraits. So let’s photograph your intimate portrait using this classic technique!

The composition of shadows and soft light gives window light portraits a distinct effect that looks different from portraits made using artificial light. This particular client had a specific idea for her portrait, describing in detail the kind of lighting she wanted for her session. I looked around and saw a window in her living room (to her left and out of the frame) and that’s where we made this image, using all natural lighting.

The client was an a actress who had aspirations to be a glamour model and hired me to shoot a portfolio to submit to magazines and websites. As we began, she was just standing there and she seemed so natural and insouciant that I worked with her pose to produce an image that combined her wholesome sensuality and innocence at the same time. I liked this pose and sometime a pose like this works; sometime it doesn’t. We’re all different and what looks perfect for one subject won’t always work with another. The main thing to keep in mind that any failed pose is always the fault of the photographer, never the subject.

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.


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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