Posts in Category: Boudoir

Curves and Shadows

It has been more than a year and a half since I posted anything here. It’s been a busy year, though not in a way that I would have hoped for. I’m coming out of that tunnel now and am ready to start publishing the art I created during that time. I hope you find as much beauty and love in the stories told by the subjects in these photos as I did when I shot them.

This model turned 48 not too long after these photos were taken. She is the mother of two and grandmother to one, stepgrandmother to one and “aunty” to dozens of close friends. She has lived a hard life but found her safe haven a decade ago. That haven has given her the space to grow to love herself and her body and know it for the story-book it is and all of the scars and blemishes and even it’s shape are the language the story is written in.

I am blessed to be allowed to capture a few moments of that story and share them here. You’ve seen her before many times over the years and will see her again, much more often as time goes on. This is the beginning of a new story for her. I hope you get as much pleasure from see it as we are in telling it .

Hints of Things to Come

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A thin line of light outlines the break between what we hope to see and the reality of what is there to see. The softness only hinted at but not revealed teases the coming story.

Young Woman, Young Beauty – Day 8

On the eight day, boundaries were pushed and comfort levels tested.   The original purpose of this entire evening of photography was to create a photo book for Kerstin’s partner, John.  These last few images are from a very intimate set of photos that I thought long and hard before asking permission to post.

On the one hand, they are astounding photos that show not only a sensitive vulnerability, but the strength Kerstin has to push through and let that vulnerability and strength be shared with everyone who can appreciate it.

There is implied nudity in this set.  Well, let’s be honest, there’s nothing implied about it.  She IS nude, but the poses are such that they never devolve into lurid or exhibitionist.   Technically, they’re all Facebook safe, even if most HR departments would have to go have a lie down and a hot toddy to recover.

So with that said, I give you a taste of beauty, vulnerability, sensuality and above all, Strength.

Young Woman, Young Beauty – Day 7

The Seventh and final day of a week of posts from the most enjoyable shoot I’ve had this year.

This last set is the most traditional boudoir style outfit of the evening, but we’re still doing it our way and having fun with the theme.  Enjoy.

This set also includes one of my single favorite (and probably single best) photos of anyone I’ve taken this year.

(no nudity, but there are suggestive themes)

Young Woman, Young Beauty – Day 5

Day 5 expands on yesterday’s theme of introspection and subtlety.  The iridescent wrap we use here is one that you may recognize from a few shoots I did almost 12 years ago.  I lost that wrap some where along the way and found it at a going-out-of-business sale cloth shop a few months ago.  Yeah, I bought the whole bolt.

But enough about the cloth.  You’re here to see the beautiful woman wrapped in it.  So, here you go.

Enjoy.

(you should know this already, but…   No nudity; just suggestive themes, and not even really that suggestive today)

Young Woman, Young Beauty – Day 4

Set four is a bit more relaxed and informal than the first few.  Most of the lighting in this one is from my 60inch softbox that’s almost too big to fit in the house.  Enjoy.

(no nudity, but suggestive themes ahead)

Experiments in low key boudoir photography.

A vast majority of boudoir and sensual photography is shot with high key, or bright natural lights.  I thought, what could you do with low key, soft lighting and a willing model?     Here are a few of the images from a couple of hours of experimentation.  No nudity, but lingerie is still NSFW in most places, so it’s behind the cut.  Enjoy.

A Morning of Soft Light and Softer Beauty.

There are times when you have to put away the strobes and umbrellas and just let nature light the way.   I love the softness of early morning light through the window and the way to caresses a woman’s skin.  I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Nudity behind the cut.  NSFW.

A Camera, A Red Dress, A Beautiful Woman and a Free Wednesday Night. Heaven.

With a camera, a bed, a red dress and my ever lovely wife, Wendi, how could I go wrong on a Wednesday evening?