As a young photographer I once asked my mentor what was the worst thing I could do during a portrait session. My guess was that he was going to tell me to avoid making some kind of technical mistake but to my everlasting surprise, her said, “not talking to the people.”
I can’t emphasize how important it is to have communication between a photographer and the person in front of their camera, especially in an intimate portraiture session. Unlike some photographers who have a set routine and put their models in pose one, then pose two… Here at Blue Moon each portrait session is individually tailored to the client and what they want to achieve.
One way that I do this is with my approach to posing: Initially to show a client how to stand or place her body and hands, I put myself in the pose but let her give me her interpretation, which is always much better than my idea. From camera position, I refine the pose, after explaining to the client that when I say, “look left” or “look up” what I mean is to move her face gradually and slowly in that direction.
Here at Blue Moon, there is no “my way or the highway” approach to boudoir photography. If there is any one secret it’s that we listen to our clients. That’s because intimate portraiture especially, is essentially a collaborative photography genre. We try to combine the best of our talents with the best of of our client’s creating a synergy that makes the sum greater than its parts. To do that we try to be polite, friendly and fun to work, which is something we strive for each day here at Blue Moon Boudoir Photography.
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 your photo shoot. Call us today to make and appointment for your own unique intimate portrait.