The LA County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been on my travel bucket list for years. I have always seen Wendy and WongFu Productions here and I knew I just wanted to go and shoot here. Never in a million years did I think I was going to do boudoir here.
What an incredible session it was!
We shot an incredible dancer named Shala here. In fact, you may recognize her because she starred in a Superbowl commercial this year (Superbowl 50) alongside Arnold Schwanagger for Mobile Strike. Check out the video here.
Shala isn't a fighter, she's actually a badass dancer based out of the UK. It was by coincidence we were both in LA at the same time. It was an honor to get to shoot this awesome artist.
Tips for Shooting a Night Boudoir Session at LACMA
1.) Be Confident
Boudoir can be super intimidating if you allow it to be. It doesn't make it any easier when you are shooting your session outside when there are tons of people around. Therefore you need to silence all your insecurities, listen to your photographer, and just own the moment. In a matter of time everyone else will disappear around you.
2.) Wear Light Colors
There is a lot of light out there and wearing light clothes will really pop against the darkness.
3.) Be Polite
It doesn't matter what time of day it is... there will be a lot of people at LACMA. We shot this session around 1AM on Sunday morning and , while it doesn't look like it, there were a TON of people around. Therefore we had to ask people to move. People typically respond well to you if you are polite. Plus, after everyone saw Shala dance they were super inclined to move to see her move.
Have you guys ever considered an outside session? If so, where would you shoot?