This photoshoot was inspired by Kiss Kill lingerie's marketing campaign photographed by Australian photographer Peter Coulson. LaTisha and I had been wanting to try this for over a year and everything finally aligned for us to try it.
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This is my first blog post since I moved to Nashville TN and I can't think of a better occasion. These two contacted me with a fun concept that they wanted to do, a special twist on couple's boudoir. They brought some chocolate syrup, some whipped cream and a very fun attitude. Here are a few photos from their sticky, memorable session that I am able to share -
It was Monday morning, the first day of the work week. Rachel's co-workers kept watching her. Rachel had always been sweet and a hard worker, but today there was something different about her. She was going about her duties with a little extra, a little extra energy, and a little extra confidence. One of Rachel's co-workers finally approached her and shared their observations. Rachel confided with her about the experience that she had the day before - - - -
Several Weeks Earlier -
I had the opportunity to talk with Rachel on the telephone. She told me that she was in her early 30's, recently divorced from her marriage of 11 years, and she had been thinking about life. She had a bucket list of things that she wanted to accomplish and experience. One of the things on her list was a boudoir photo session. She wanted to feel stronger, both mentally and physically, and she thought that a boudoir session may help achieve that.
Rachel and I both felt that we were a good match for working together and agreed to start planning her boudoir session. We used a private Pintrest board to collect ideas that appealed to her. The looks that she pinned varied from beautiful traditional boudoir poses to unique and creative ideas. I loved them all! They were very interesting and we set the day and time that we would meet to create her own personal version of them.
Rachel started her boudoir day with an appointment for make-up and hair styling by her friend Hope, a very talented stylist. I met Rachel at her home immediately after her appointment and set up my camera and lighting equipment so we could get started. I had so much fun working with her! We enjoyed a relaxed afternoon of shooting, sharing ideas and creating her beautiful photos.
We talked a lot during her session. She learned a little about me, and I learned a little about her interests, her family and her fun (and slightly crazy) girl friends. We also started planning for her next boudoir session. It will be after her braces are removed and it just may end up being a boudoir party with some of those crazy friends. I can't wait!!
Last summer I had the opportunity to spend a beautiful day photographing Christine and her son in their Little Rock, AR home. I did not post photos at the time because I was not sure that a boudoir page was the proper place for them. I have decided that these images are a perfect fit for my website, and here is why.
My photography is about intimacy, and what is more intimate than a mother's bond with her infant? I use my camera, lighting and experience to help a woman pause from her hectic, whirlwind life and and reconnect with her beautiful, sensual side through her personal, intimate photographs. My photography captures the wonderful, tender intimacy of a loving couple during their boudoir session. In this case my photography is about creating beautiful images of the intimate connection between a new, loving mom her child. I think it all fits.
Christine is a full time Postpartum Doula and CLC. She is a doula for Arkansas Family Doulas - http://arkansasfamilydoulas.com . My session with Christine and her son lasted several hours and was very relaxed. We started with a little playtime on the patio of their home so her son could get to know me a little. That was followed by a quick snack.
Bath time was next and this little guy had a lot of fun splashing water and playing in the bubbles! After the bath it was time to relax and get ready for his afternoon nap.
I went into the living room and enjoyed time speaking with Christine's friend Sondra while Christine and her son enjoyed their peaceful nap. In about an hour they came out rested and ready to go again. We set up the following set of images, some of my favorites of the day.
I had so much fun working with them. Twenty or thirty years from now Christine may be sharing these images and memories with her daughter-in-law as they wait for the arrival of her first grandchild.
Thank you to Christine's friend, Sondra, for helping throughout the day. Sondra is the owner of Arkansas Family Doula's. If you live in Arkansas and are expecting I highly recommend that you visit their website to learn about how they can help you as you bring your new family member into your home.
If you are a new mom, or know one, please use the contact button at the top of this page to ask about scheduling your own mother/infant lifestyle session.
This pretty wife and mother of two describes herself as a little goofy, and a lover of outdoors activities including canoeing, guns and swimming. Erica was excited about doing her boudoir photo session. She explained that she rarely wears make-up and she thought that the experience of getting professional hair styling and make-up would be fun, and that her boudoir session would help her feel sexy again.
Erica lives about two hours away so we did advance planning via telephone and email. She selected a number of concepts that she liked and we designed her session to achieve them. When the day came I packed up my studio gear and travelled to the location that she chose for her boudoir photoshoot. One of the looks that she wanted was a tease with her husband's favorite shirt.
He loved it!!!! Here are a few other the other looks that Erica planned for her sexy boudoir experience.
Erica's husband helped with planning for her boudoir session too. He selected this unique blacklight pose. Erica's friends, Rachel and Jessica, jumped in to 'lend a hand' for the colorful artwork.
Erica's session was a compete success. She sent this note to me the following day -
"Dan, thank you so much for such an amazing experience! I definitely felt like a rock star! Being a wife and a mother of two very young children, I tend to put everyone else before myself and I forget that I need to take time for me too. I loved that my husband was involved in this process and was able to provide input as to what he liked, and what he thought looked beautiful also.
It's always such a treat to see myself through someone else's eyes, and this photo session did just that....helped me see that I'm not 'just a wife' or 'just a mom' but I'm a foxy human being and that I'm still gorgeous! I'm not resigning myself to mom jeans JUST yet! Haha
Thank you again for everything!"
Erica and her husband are already talking about her next session. I can't wait!