Her first boudoir session was a stellar success.
“Mark is such an amazing photographer, he makes you feel so comfortable and relaxed!!
Especially since I was a nervous wreck. I thought this shoot was going to go terribly but, to my surprise, it didn’t and the images came out amazing. I am in love with every picture.
Thanks Mark for everything. You’re brilliant at what you do and I’m so thankful for your patience with me.” Chantelle.
What a whirlwind these past few weeks have been. I’ve had the extreme pleasure of working with some of the greatest people I’ve ever met while working on the new sensual look. I think I can honestly say that I’ve tapped something big here and am truly excited about the new path I’m taking.
Chantelle is one of those people. She’s a very recent Aussie transplant who is a friend of a friend. She saw her friend’s images and wanted to give it a try herself. She hadn’t done a boudoir session before and was understandably uncertain. After the usual messaging back and forth – what to bring, where are you located, I’m a little scared, don’t worry you’ll do fine, et cetera – we got together for the session.
I always start out the same way when working with someone new to me. I start slow, with more conservative outfits, with me some distance away from them, and somewhere other than on the bed. We always start with easy poses with more than the usual amount of couching from me to show them the basics. I show them an occasional image to boost their confidence and to show them what I’m seeing.
As the session moves on I can see them relax and get into it more. I start to move closer to them while still not entering their personal space. The coaching becomes less and less as they gain confidence and need less and less from me. We then move to other set-ups and different outfits. When they are ready for it then we move to the bed.
Now we’re firing on all eight cylinders. The outfits, if so desired, become less conservative and the poses become more sensual. The camera moves closer and they are perfectly fine with it as they’ve become accustomed to it’s presence. That’s the goal, to make them forget about the camera.
Chantelle was phenomenal during her first session. Her fun, playful personality really came through. I knew she had it in her. All it took was a little guidance from me to make her forget to pose and just become what was really needed – her being her wonderful self.
Let us know what you think of the images.