This is a really fun post that I’m excited to share! Recently, I decided that I wanted to start doing more “stylized shoots”– which basically just means I pick a person to model for us, and then choose the look/outfits/hair and makeup. The nice thing about this is that I’m able to see a vision through from inspiration to the finished product, and get to stretch my creative muscles a little. As a photographer, there’s nothing more important than staying inspired and feeding your passion. I also love the idea of giving my clients some new ideas as to what it is exactly that we do. ”boudoir“… “intimate portraits“… there’s really no rules or clear definitions… I just love photographing women looking and feeling beautiful.
From my iPhone, I snapped a bunch of behind-the-scenes shots of the whole process from the studio~ definitely something I’ll be doing more often to show you guys what goes on! It was so much fun!! I’m obsessed with the “Camera+” app for editing straight from my iPhone.
Here’s some pictures that inspired the shoot. I absolutely devour fashion spreads– especially ones of celebrities in magazines such as “W” or “Vanity Fair”. I love how they transform people and often reference different eras and times.
Collaborating with me on this stylized shoot was Sunita Sumaru who did the hair & makeup. Can I just give her major props for one second??? Seriously– I am SO lucky to work with such amazing stylists– it’s so empowering to know that no matter what I ask them to do, they can execute it beyond my expectations. For our model, we asked the lovely Renee– who I should point out is not a professional model, nor has she ever even been photographed professionally by anyone! She totally killed it and I love that she was a “real woman“.
And finally– here’s the final product! We used those pictures as inspiration, but also wanted to put our own spin on things. I’m sooo happy with how the pictures turned out, and had such a fun time doing this shoot that we’ll definitely be doing more of them in the future! We hope you enjoy
We had a bunch of outfit options lined out, but none seemed to do it for us. This sweater was actually from Sunita’s own closet but it was super big, loose and long. I gathered it up in the back, hiked it up, and tucked it into her underwear! As I always say– “Anything for the shot!!” ;)