Well, last week felt like my own personal marathon but it was great to end it with a glass of cava and a photoshoot with my client Lucy. Lucy came to my studio for a couple of hours and we went through a series of shots and outfits - some for work - and some for pleasure - and we had a really fun afternoon.
I have been interested in boudoir photography for a long time but it's something which is trickier than it looks. To me boudoir means perhaps a slightly more sensual form of portraiture, rather than the quasi glamour with a few burlesque props stuff which you often find populating this genre. You have to have fun and be relaxed doing this - the idea is that the subject should be able to almost flirt with the camera - and I hope that my clients feel that they can do this with me. I really like being in the company of other women and it's actually nice for me to feel that I'm helping to bring out aspects of their characters that they might sometimes be a bit shy to convey.
And it's a great excuse to drink cava on a Friday afternoon ; ).