Because, boudoir is not really about the setting, the outfit, the makeup, or the hair although they may add context. It’s about the person and their personality, their sensuality, their vulnerabilities, and their personal “light” that shines.
The elegance of the 1940s and 1950s movies used light and shadow to present the sensuality of relationships in a limited media. They were experts in presenting subtle themes in black and white by the use of light.
Women were portrayed in a glamorous light and had a strength that is overlooked today in our “full-color” world. With the help of my camera, I get to help women recapture what it feels like to be that glamorous beauty, exactly as they are right now.
Celebrating Your Complexity
Boudoir creates a story of intimacy.
The story is told through a progression of images. Each image is a part of the story being told about you. The sequence of images is used to create an intimate connection between you and the viewer.
A great image is one that you find something new in each time you look at it.
And, while I enjoy shooting images in nature with the variety of colors, complexity of shape, and light play, they don’t have the sense of story which I find in photographing people…Most especially women.
Women are very complex which lends great variability and uniqueness to each image.
In the case of boudoir and mature boudoir, the images tell the story of a life and the various stops along the way.