Really, there is no such thing as typical boudoir photography. One of the most significant factors of boudoir photography is the “individual essence” of each individual woman. In good boudoir portraits, that “essence” is conveyed with or without provocative fashions, poses or props. Since mostly everyone desires something individual and different, boudoir portraits vary dramatically from person to person. The job of the boudoir photographer is to bring out the best in the woman. And, of course, to capture the great boudoir portrait.
Some women choose to be nude during all or a portion of their professional photography Melbourne session. It is also common for women to be fully dressed throughout the session. What is most significant is the confidence and comfort of the woman posing. An effective strategy to relax the woman is not to insist on specific poses. Always demonstrate and assure the woman that she is in complete control of clothing, posing and how they appear in the photos.
Your pre-session interview with the model/woman provides you plenty opportunity to inquire what she (as your customer) has in mind. You can determine if she has had any experience with boudoir photography. What you may find is that models (even experienced ones) need less direction than a woman that does not take boudoir portraits often.
In all good Boudoir Photography, model confidence is critical.
Boudoir Photography – First-Timers
Be especially sensitive to first-timers. My experience is that they are extremely reluctant. But, allowed all the time they need to make the decision, once first-timers make the decision and appointment, the boudoir photo shoot london session usually will go very well. As a knowledgeable photographer Canberra, your job is to convey to them that they have made the best decision. They will act out their proud, fantasized and sensual “self-concepts” through their posing.
Help them to achieve the mood that they are looking for. Often, you have to assist them in the beginning poses. Too often, first-timers resort to ‘clichéd’ poses. My style is to let them start with their poses and then make the suggestions for their poses that will get the mood that they really want to evoke. I actually get in position and personally demonstrate poses.
Once they appear to be more comfortable posing, I gently, and firmly, assume my ‘director’ duties and provide instructions, coaching and encouragement.