Hey everyone, check out this video from our trip to Vegas with our fabulous video crew (thanks, Bui Brothers!) This is just a behind-the-scenes “sneak peek”… the real project will be released soon!
Almost all of our wedding clients come in for a boudoir shoot, which gives us the opportunity to photograph the groom’s reaction when he opens the boudoir book before the ceremony on the wedding day . How priceless is this adoring hubby’s expression!? He was kind enough to allow us to blog and use it for promo. Thanks again Marcus! We are so thrilled that you loved Shelley’s photos, we knew you would, she looks so stunning, and now we can fully illustrate to brides just how much the groom
REALLY loves his photos.
I was looking around on DWF the other day, lost in the Digital Wedding Forum black hole (I call it that because I love the boudoir posts so much I could spend an entire day lurking around on there). Anyway, so there was a post about “being stumped” during a shoot and it made me realize that I have a bit of insight that I should probably share. Being that during boudoir I am working with someone who A) typically hasn’t had solo portraits done since senior year and B) above even that has to take their clothes off in front of me (a smiley and chatterbox stranger)- well let’s just politely say that this is very different from any other type shoot and our client certainly doesn’t have a relaxed posture or look on her face. With that said we definitely “pose” our boudoir shots quite a bit. Even the slightest move of the legs or arm can add major shape to the figure. BUT- the pose is really the last thing that we have time to think about, we have to keep focused on being upbeat, talkative and making the clients expressions as relaxed and “sexified” as possible. Since I can rarely shoot and talk and THINK at the same time, I always have a cheat sheets nearby with my fav poses or recent mag clips that I love. In our book we even have our top used poses for every shape all laid out for you. We named each one so that we could commit them to memory easily. This may seem like a pretty unexciting way to photograph, but being able to connect with our clients, while maximizing time and moving quickly through the shoot, has proven to be a big part of our successful biz plan.
One of the 12 poses we love to do! All of them are in our book for easy reference. Back in the day when I started these poses seriously took down my anxiety before boudoir shoots, because I knew if I couldn’t think of anything totally new and fresh, at least I had my favies nearby.
Peace out fellow Boudoir Divas (and Divos)- Marissa
At the Woman Captured studio it is our goal to keep production as streamlined and organized as possible. For that reason we have checklists for every part of the production process. From downloading, to sorting, to how we do our proofing, how we do our photog favs, and how we produce our KISS Books. We will be giving out this workflow sheet in the next couple of weeks in our newsletter,
so be sure you are all signed up to receive it.
We just received our new gift certificates in the mail from Marathon Press. We love them! We plan to sell our gift certificates to hubbys on our website and in lingerie stores. We have even considered having a kiosk at the mall to sell during Valentine’s Day.
Curious about all the buzz that’s going around about our book? Here’s a little teaser for you…
Hey guys! This contest is specifically for those of you who have purchased our bad-ass boudoir photography products. If you have our stuff, we want to see it! So… send us a photo of YOU with our book somewhere in the shot. We’ll be posting your submissions on our blog, so make sure they’re awesome shots! :) Oh, and CLICK HERE to vote for the prize.
Not sure what Twitter is or why the heck it’s such a big deal? Click here to see our new brotherfriends Lan & Vu chat it up about Twitter for photographers. I didn’t know about the importance of the “track” feature until the Buis shared their wealth of knowledge. [thanks, guys!] I am already using Twitter, but Marissa still isn’t quite convinced about it… so I’m thinking that if enough people leave a comment here, we can convince her to jump on the Twitter bandwagon. :)