At the moment, as I am quite hyped up on caffeine, I’m finding looking at vintage/pin-up and boudoir pictures irresistible. I want to be in a vintage shoot and almost as much I want to buy a bunch of furniture and photograph people with fake eyelashes (you are confused, and that’s okay. I’m in possession of a lot of false eyelashes for the purpose of reviewing them).
Is anyone reading EAD planning to do a boudoir shoot? Or have you? I’d like to see more inspirational vintage shots. I’m more interested in cute/sweet/coy/sexy than lots-o-skin in your face. Pretty versus vamped up. Not to mention I don’t have a pin-up sized chest. I have a cute yellow bathing suit I’d like pictures in & I love dresses. Of course, stockings and cute little lingerie pieces are a necessity as well.
I love vintage hair but I don’t think I want to look that different from real life on my wedding day. So I feel like a separate vintage shoot would be fun. With nothing that would shock people I know. Thoughts? I will throw in loads of pictures incase you are lacking inspiration or haven’t seen boudoir before. I’ve been an assistant for a few sessions and it’s fun. Plus, the photos turn out just gorgeous.
If you are considering boudoir, vintage or not, and don’t know where to start, look to the internet and magazines. As far as finding a photographer, most photographers are willing (and even excited!) to do a boudoir session. So if you already have a wedding photographer and feel comfortable with them, they are a great option. You don’t have to go to someone who specializes in boudoir, though it does sound fun to go to a session and get your hair and makeup done professionally and sort through their various costumes and props to put something together. If you want a hair and makeup person to be included in the session your photographer probably knows stylists they can call, just ask.
As far as inspiration, find out what your guy likes (if you are doing this for him). We had someone come in with a maxim her husband had kept around for a while, he obviously liked the pictures in it, and it’s a lot easier to style a shot if you have something to go by. As far as how racy to go, you probably know what your husband likes but I’d think you want to be flirting with these pictures as opposed to bordering on pornography.