It is no secret that boudoir photography is becoming more popular. Two years ago, brides would sit in my office and say, “boud-what?” But as of this year, about 75% of my 2016 brides have already done or have scheduled a boudoir session, making for a 400% increase from 2015. I have put a considerable amount of time into mastering the art of creating a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for shooting boudoir sessions and it has certainly paid off. Here are a few of my tried and tested methods of to create timeless, soft, and beautiful boudoir images:

Choosing the Space

The wonderful thing about boudoir sessions is that they can be done almost anywhere. There are a few things I look for, since I shoot these sessions on film: (1) privacy, (2) light colored walls, if inside, (3) an uncluttered space, (4) a limited color palette, and (5) at least one window for natural light. The majority of the time I will rent a local studio space, but other options include renting a hotel room or a room at a bed and breakfast, or asking to use a bridal prep room at a wedding venue (these photos were taken in a private and small bridal prep room at Veritas Winery in Virginia). Read the full story on Wedding Sparrow!

 Film Lab: Photovision | Stylist / Planner: Luxe and Luna Couture Events | Dress Designer: Rebecca Shoneveld | Accessories: Silk and Willow | Venue: Veritas | Makeup /Hair: Anna Breeding

Florida Engagement Session on Film with Shannon Moffit Photography

I met Justine and Zach shortly after dawn at the entrance of Rock Springs Park, near Orlando, Florida. As we walked up, the park was empty; beautiful light poured through hanging moss on the trees and a light breeze danced with the leaves on the ground. We wandered down a wooden staircase that led to the natural spring to explore and dip our feet in the crystal blue water. It was quite the magical location and experience! Justine looked stunning in an open-back, blush dress and she held a gorgeously wild bouquet. All photos were shot on a Contax 645, using Fuji400h film. Vendors listed below.
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Featured: Style Me Pretty | Dress: Asos | Floral Design: Wonderland Floral Art | Film Lab: Photovision Prints