So! Last week I had the pleasure of working with a bomb a$$ girl who totally rocked her outdoor shoot! (Please see awesome images spread throughout this post!) And of course it really helps that we are having an awesome summer up here in Washington this year! It hasn’t rained in such a long time and let me tell you, I don’t miss it! Cuz of course that means I can be outside more doing what I love!
OK ya’ll. This was seriously one of my favorite sessions to date. And I have done quite different sessions. This one was so much fun and it was OUTSIDE and it was BOUDOIR!!!! OMG! It was so much fun! We got to use the natural setting of a local farm (which offered seclusion for all of our shots!) and of course the sun! And let me tell you what, that sun was the BOMB all of our session then BAM! Right at the end when we were packing up, Kelsey looked at me (my back was facing the sun at this point) and she said, “hey, you wanna catch that?” I turned around and was like, “Yes girl! Get back on that chair!!!” And it was pure magic!!!
But, I think the thing I loved the most about this was pure freedom! We had a whole farm at our finger tips! There wasn’t any limitations on rooms we could/couldn’t shoot in, or whether or not the room was going to be too dark, or the walls the wrong color. It was PURE! It was so raw and real and just perfection! And it was so nice just going from spot to spot and moving along with the outfits as we went! As you can see, she had a total of 3 outfits (4 if you count the lace blanket number!) and we did all of this in less than an hour! I can honestly say I am REALLY jealous of these photos and wish I could find someone to take some of myself here! LOL!!!! So, if you know anyone 😉 😉
So, all-in-all, I would have to say, if you are planning on doing a boudoir shoot or even contemplating doing one. I would definitely play around with the idea of doing it outside! You will not be disappointed if it’s done right and you have the weather on your side as well! And, of course one of the BIG things to think of is location. Are you ok with random people seeing you in your underpants? If not, then I would definitely find a location with some seclusion! That’s what we did and I really think it opened up the idea for alot of the photos that I know otherwise would have been hard to get into those poses with on-lookers! I would also make sure to go over what type of clothing choices you are going to bring with you! With all my sessions, you get a complimentary pre-consultation where we discuss these things. If you choose someone else, please try to talk to them first! Photographers should be able to help you decide what to wear and not to wear based on your body style and features you would like to hide/showcase!
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