Remember that episode of Sex and the City when Samantha decided to hire a photographer for her own nude photo session? She was doing it simply so that she could look back as an old lady and admire how hot she was.**
Heather, who as a wedding guest once bought some prints from me, contacted me again recently to ask about doing a boudoir session. Her motivation wasn’t to give to a significant other (although it would make a great gift for the person who has everything), it was simply a gift for herself. How cool is that?!
And while my entire job revolves around making people, specifically women look good in photos, I was inspired by the added challenge of working in such an intimate setting and teetering the line of good taste. In our pre-shoot consultation I visited Heather’s apartment (which was later transformed into our studio) and talked about hair, makeup and wardrobe. She had already splurged on a great looking corset in a bold purple satin so I knew I wanted to keep the setting light and playful.
The next task was bringing out Heather’s inner kitty-cat persona. We had the music going and with some gentle encouragement she was soon hitting poses I could snap away at. Here’s one that jumped out at me from the back of the camera right away and it still remains my favourite after reviewing and editing all the photos. I’m only releasing one image from Heather’s session. If you want to see more you’ll have to ask Heather!
**Trivia: the actor who played the gape-jawed photographer’s assistant later appeared on a TV show playing George Michael’s uncle. Name the actor, his character name or the show!