Back in early 2007 I was in a little bit of predicament and I didn’t know how to fix it. I was engaged and close to the wedding date with no idea of what kind of gift to get my future husband for the wedding. Adam is one of the hardest people to buy for. He is a guy’s guy and is not the sentimental type, at least not in an obvious way. I wanted to get him something special, unique and personal.
After some googling, I came across a wedding website that listed unique wedding gifts for your husband and a boudoir photo shoot was listed as an idea. I had never heard of boudoir photography before this google search result. In fact, I had never hired a professional photographer in my life…ever, including for my upcoming wedding (we had a destination wedding back when they were just becoming popular and were having our photos done by photographer contracted by the resort we were going to). So this was new to me, and terrifying because it wasn’t just a photoshoot, but a lingerie photoshoot. Yikes!!!
I found a female photographer to come to my home while Adam was out to do the photoshoot and hired her. I shopped for lingerie and did my own hair and make-up. It was a natural light shoot that took place in our basement apartment that we were living in at the time. Over all, I was happy with the photos and I am still very happy with the photos, 7 years later.
Because of the feeling I had about the photos and during the shoot itself, I decided that this photography thing might be worth doing as a career. I thought to myself, how amazing it would be to make women feel the way I did after seeing my photos. And I was absolutely right.
I dabbled in boudoir photography and even thought about specializing in only boudoir and wedding photography after experimenting in family and baby photography and deciding that those styles weren’t for me, at least in the traditional style.
After doing that for a little while, fast forward to late 2013. I completed some education on glamour photography and fell in love the idea of it. Before this discovery, I had become a little tired of boudoir photography for several reasons which are not very important, but I was left looking and wanting something different. But still wanting to photograph women and let them see how beautiful they are.
Glamour photography was very popular in the late 80’s and early 90’s. I am sure you remember the Glamour Shots store in your local mall…I do. It was harsh lighting, angled shots and shoulder pads. Thank goodness that style is no longer around.
Now, Glamour Photography is completely different and it is becoming bigger and bigger. More and more women are wanting beautiful images of themselves and their loved ones. Glamour photography can be any one of a variety of styles and a combination of styles. For me, glamour photography is shooting in natural light with solid backdrops with a beautiful woman of any type.
If you are that type of woman, I would love to work with you. Contact me if you want to set up a shoot.