Elegant Boudoir Photography -...
Creating passionate boudoir portraits is a many-layered process. If done effectively, you are not only taking a picture but you are telling a story. The finest boudoir photography creates an intimate moment that the subject can share with someone special. In this book, Jessica Lark details how she created her award-winning style and successful boudoir studio.For Lark, a boudoir shoot is more than just posing and lighting, it is an experience. A big part of that boudoir experience is the studio. The entirety of the intimate experience you are crafting for your clients is built on the foundation of authenticity they feel your space has. The comfort and inspiration that the subject feels from the space comes through in the photographs. Lark believes that the photographer and the experience inspire the women to create something beautiful to photograph. In order to master the art of seduction and create the boudoir experience it’s necessary to provide this intimate space.In an age where uninspired men’s magazine photo spreads and salacious social media pictures are what are considered sensual, Lark strives to create something alluring, inspired and seductive. This book has been created with the professional boudoir photographer in mind, those with the passion to create seductive portraits. She shares the secrets of her successful business, tips and strategies for creating both an environment for capturing beautiful photos and building a comfort level and relationship with clients that keeps them coming back for more.The intricacies of lighting, posing, hair, make-up, wardrobe, props and sets are covered. Separate chapters are devoted to her simple yet effective lighting and posing styles. When done well, artful posing not only flatters a woman’s features and diminishes any flaws, but it also looks natural, as if she is not posing at all. Lark uses lighting to add dramatic nuances to her shoots, creating shadows, depth or accenting specific details. You can be as creative with lighting as you are with hair, make-up, posing or set design.The concept of seduction is presented by Lark not just in her work but across everything she does with her business: website, social media, studio, products & services, personal interactions. Creating a cohesive experience from introduction, through the shoot, to selecting the final portraits is a cornerstone of Lark’s vibrant business.This book presents many gorgeous and sensual portraits capturing many moods and styles within boudoir: delicate, sensual, provocative, glamorous, vintage, pregnancy, erotic, bridal and avant-garde to name a few. Presented in a lush and easy to follow format, this book provides the instruction and inspiration to create stunning portraits that any woman would want. Master the basics concepts presented and execute them flawlessly for stunning boudoir photos every time.