(or maybe I should say something French like Oh La La).
This post is dedicated to Dudoir Photography.
What is it? Who does that? How does that happen? How much is it? and more important:
How can you get the best pictures of yourself ever, while having a great time/experience,
while gaining posing coaching and long-lasting self-confidence facing the cruel camera (and the crueler own eye)?
Well… Start reading the pages below and have a look at a few sessions I did recently. Then hit your forehead, shake your ass, and contact me to book. 🙂
“Vita brevis, ars longa.” (Life is short, Art is long) Hippocrates
Questions from 99% of people
“I don’t know how to pose.”
Good, it’s not about posing, I’ll give you actions to do and demo for you to see.
“I’m really nervous.”
Good, the very goal is to go outside your comfort zone and beat your fear while having fun.
“I need to lose/gain 10lb.”
Never ending battle. No-one is never ready. That’s my job to get the best pose and angle to make you look best.
“I don’t want to do nude.”
Good, then let’s not do it.
“I take terrible pictures.”
Good, I will take them then, your job is to show up and have fun.
What to Bring
I encourage you to get some pampering before the shot, hair, make-up, skin, manu/pedi… you deserve it!
Avoid: botox, new haircuts, fake tans.
Clients bring their wardrobe. Avoid prints, logos… Think variety of shape, color… More is better. We usually do 2-3 outfit changes per hour.
LADIES: Bring some kind of cocktail dress, high heel, a man white bottom down shirt, black lace undies, and a meaningful item. Clothes: think classy and sexy, usually people like to bring sexy lingerie, lace, high heels, corset, jewelery/perls, flowers… Make-Up: go above everyday make up. Foundation is not a priority. Think definition: contouring of cheek bones/eyebrows/lips, a bit darker eyes shadow and lots of individual eye lashes. 🙂
MEN: it’s more raw and “manly”. Today’s underwear have as much creativity as women’s lingerie. And for some reason men like nudes 😉
HOW FAR: People are looking for different things: (1 PC) swim/underwear, (2 Sexy PC) sexy underwear/jockstraps, (3 Fetish) daring, leather, props…, (4 naked ass), (5 naked frontal), and for some, (6 a bit more explicit) 🙂
SELF-MARKETING: It all depends on what you would like to convey in your images, who you would like to attract, if you want to look like a clean-cut top, maybe reconsider your favorite leather and lace harness… though at the end it all depends on the expression we can give to the camera 🙂