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!