In order for me to be a better Dallas Boudoir photographer, I have to either be constantly shooting or consistently studying the craft. As a person, I have a huge issue when it comes to just being still. I feel like being "still" brings complacency, and if you guys are long time followers of this blog you know complacency is something that I am not about.
After December business slowed down a tad bit. This free time allowed me to really put effort into putting together a whole boudoir session styled for myself. It allowed me to focus on things that I need to work on. This includes how I work with people, styling, hair, and makeup. Downtime normally gives me the opportunity to be experimental in what I do.
That's precisely what we did when meeting up with Aroy. Aroy and I have been trying to work together for awhile. Even before she officially moved to Dallas we were trying to work on something. Finally, January arrived and I had free time.
I am a proponent of whatever you're doing on the first of January is going to line up how your year is going to go. Therefore I love spending my January 01st working, grinding, and networking
I feel like each person I work with is my favorite person in the world, and Aroy was no exception. She was just so easy to talk to, very open, and incredibly intelligent. She was just the meaning of life.
For 2017, I am trying to get better at styling my sessions. I hate limiting myself to typical lingerie pieces in order to create a beautifully styled session.
I am a lover of sequin. I have no idea why but I have always loved sequin since I was a young child. LOL. I know a lot of people don't like sequin because if you're not careful it can look very comical.
Since this is Texas it means that our January first was 70 degrees. (I do not envy people in the north). I also wanted to experiment with video as well. By no stretch of the imagination am I a videographer, however, I do want to start making video a real thing in my work. So working with Aroy really helped with that.
Aroy is close to 6 feet tall and VERY lean so I wanted to take on the challenge of styling her. I have a lot of clients who are worried about what to wear for a boudoir session if they are super tall. So I decided to place Aroy in this beautiful one piece lace number. I want to say this piece was from American Apparel. We kept is super simple with bone straight hair and simplistic posing.
In the second look, we went a little more experimental. You guys already know my love and appreciation for high waisted bottoms so I paired this piece with a sequin bandeau and a sequin jacket. The sequin bandeau was purchased from Forever 21. The jacket was a vintage thrift find from Austin. I picked up it for right around $10. I mean how can you say no to vintage 80's sequin jacket?
I loved how this jacket caught the light of the sun and would just bling for the Gods. We ended up removing the jacket and focusing on posing and facial expression by using the strength of her body to create some Vogue worthy images.
These photos really make me want to work with fashion more and work with better quality pieces. I plan on networking more with lingerie brands to make this happen.
In the comment section below let me know what you think of the video. I am open to critique as I am learning more about the art of video.