Share The Love - The Shoot

05th July 2015

Some of you might remember that I ran a spot competition near to Valentine's Day called 'Share The Love'. Basically I announced the competition with no warning and participants had just 24 hours to enter by naming a friend, partner or spouse who they thought would love (and deserve) to have a Boudoir shoot. They also had to give a justification as to why they thought their nominee should win the shoot and the digital images that made up the prize.
The winner was Kelly, who was nominated by her husband. During the consultation for this shoot Kelly admitted that she didn't know what hubby had said to justify why she should win. Even now I'm not sure if he ever revealed this, so I won't divulge them now, but rest assured it was more than enough the claim the prize.

The shoot took place, as most of my Boudoir sessions do, at Kelly's home. I had to add light to the bedroom where the photos were being taken as the ambient light was well below what I needed, so out came the Lupo DayLED to illuminate the lovely subject of the shoot. At this point, I'd like to mention the size of the room we were shooting in for this session. Our model was concerned that the room wouldn't be big enough for the photos to be taken in. That said, it was around the average size space I have to work for boudoir shoots. Very few bedrooms have the luxury of being big spaces, so please don't be concerned that your room size may not be adequate, you'd be very surprised at what can be achieved in any area.

I was very impressed with Kelly and her attitude to the session. By her own admission she doesn't feel comfortable in front of a camera, however I didn't get that impression at all. Once the initial nerves had cleared I thought she came across as a pretty confident woman, trying things I didn't think she would have done after listening to her at the consultation. So well done to you Kelly. It just shows that it's all a state of mind, and that Boudoir isn't the scary prospect it might seem before the shots are taken.

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