Posing

Howdy hey, welcome to my blog post. I hope you are all well on this rainy day. It’s been a productive one for me and I haven’t had to leave the house in the rain so it’s been good. Today I’m going to talk a little about about posing, and introduce a new photo session offering.

In speaking to women who fit the demographic I want to work with, I meet a lot of beautiful women who have never done a photo shoot. Though their reasons vary quite a bit,  it usually stems from taking a bad photo, or multiple bad photos throughout their lives. I’ve found that the one resounding worry stopping them in their tracks is anxiety about posing. They freak out thinking they need to be America’s Top Model to do a photo shoot when this just isn’t even close to the case. If it were possible to upload my understanding of posing to their brains, they would be instantly relieved of that stress, because they’d know 100% that poses come natural if you just loosen up and move. Every time you hear a click, change something. Focus on something different each time to see what it does. Shoulders, body direction, face direction, hands, legs, feet, hips, eyes, eyebrows, lips, jaw, each little thing can dramatically change a photo with the slightest adjustment. With repeated practice doing photos and reviewing your poses, you can increase your chances of being in a flattering pose, and avoid unflattering poses all together, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take killer shots on your first photo shoot. Many of the girls you’ll see in my work are first timers, or at least were when we started.

The Experience
The beginning of any session is the warm-up. In the warm, up I teach you the basics of how I give direction. We go through a few basic poses until you’ve got it down, and then move on into the actual session. The pictures here don’t matter at all. They’re for reference, and practice. If we get something awesome, then cool deal. The rest is a fun time full of guided conversation, rehearsed jokes, and a walk down your fondest of memory lanes.

I’ve been doing this awhile now and have had the opportunity to work with well over a hundred women. Most of which were first timers, or at least not professional models. If you can either see or hear, it doesn’t even have to even be both, I know the formula to get a real laugh, I know the ingredients for a sultry look, and I know that if I can take your mind somewhere else, you’ll radiate the beauty those you feel most comfortable around get to experience.

Because I believe that practice makes perfect, these posing class sessions will be available in groups. A three and five session package with discounts on the latter sessions, more edits, and

Three 60 minute sessions package $400.
Initial session $150
-gallery of all images
-20 minute image review session by phone
-15 edits
Second Session $150
-gallery of all images
-20 minute image review session by phone
-15 edits
Third Session $100
-gallery of all images
-20 minute image review session by phone
-15 edits

Five 60 minute sessions package $600.
Initial session $150
-gallery of all images
-20 minute image review session by phone
-20 edits
Second Session $150
-gallery of all images
-20 minute image review session by phone
-20 edits
Third Session $150
-gallery of all images
-20 minute image review session by phone
-20 edits
Fourth Session $100
-gallery of all images
-20 minute image review session by phone
-20 edits
Fifth Session $50
-gallery of all images
-20 minute image review session by phone
-20 edits

Bonus: Let me use your most embarrassing photo in my blog and I’ll send you any one print up to 16″ x 24″.

Upgrades
Hair and make-up +$150 per shoot.
In person image review sessions +$50 per session
In person creative session: $100 (Look at photos, brainstorm ideas, make a plan)

This may change a little, as it’s all a fresh idea. I think it’ll be pretty awesome though.

As always,

Be Alluring!

Nude photos

“Nudes are not for everyone.”

So this comes up a lot with the subject matter I chose to photograph, and I feel it’s something I need to talk about since many of the ladies I would love to work with, do not want to get naked in front of a camera. Ladies, I shoot some nude photography. It’s less than 5% of the women work I do, but I do shoot it. Just because it’s something I’m okay with, I understand it may not be something you’re okay with.
In my years of experience behind the camera I’ve learned that those that wanna do nude photos, will bring it up on their own in their own time. Those that don’t won’t. It may take a couple shoots for you to get the balls to ask, but if you want them, you will ask eventually. I don’t push, and honestly don’t even like asking for a subject to pose nude anymore without first seeing them in equally risque photos. My reasoning for that is that sometimes people do stuff in the moment, regret it later, and blame someone. I don’t want to be that someone, I’d rather just take clothed pictures.
I shoot everything from G rated up to erotic. My focus with this website, project, and women photography as a whole is to take classy photos of beautiful women. Being able to give a sexy feel to a fully clothed image is something I take a lot of pride in. While I probably wouldn’t mind seeing you naked, I totally understand if you don’t want that happening. Whatever reason you may have, it’s good enough for me. Actually, scratch that. If you’re insecure about your mommy stripes or something of that nature, I promise you, I’ve seen it all. If you like that style of photos, we should definitely do some. Bring a girlfriend and a bottle of wine, and let’s have some fun.

Privacy: In regards to privacy of sexy/nude photos, I fully understand if you don’t want them on facebook. I also get it that you may be okay with a little bit of cheek showing, but not other things. Everyone has their own comfort level that I try my very best to stick to. I deliver photos through my encrypted website. If somebody fails to login 3 times, they get disabled, I get an email with their IP and the album they tried logging into, and I change the link.

Posting: Pictures get approved by the subject before they get posted unless they tell me, “You can post whatever you think is good.” Also, I offer edit credit for any sexy photos I’m allowed to post to promote this website.

Hopefully this has answered any questions you might have had on if I shoot it, if everyone I shoot has to shoot that, or whatever other thoughts you might have related to the subject.

Church Doors

It’s extremely hard to take a bad photo of Krystal. She’s got stunning features, a great figure, and a natural confidence that’s always very enticing. I thought our session couldn’t go any better until she dressed down, we switched locations, and she started posing on some church doors. Her adventurous side came out and set her ablaze emanating excitement in every snap of the shutter.







 

 

Monica Feeling Beautiful

Back in 2014, I did this shoot with Monica. We started out doing some more indoor, sexy style which she’s used to shooting as a nude model. When I asked her to go outside and do some fun photos of her face, she lit up saying that she doesn’t get to do that style very often. When I showed her what we were getting, she was on fire. She emanated confidence, beauty, and happy feelings. We had a blast cutting up, and these are some of the resulting images.

4 years

For 4 years, I’ve asked my beautiful friend to allow me to grace the world with her image. More importantly, to show her what I get to see in her presence. For 4 years, she’s had apprehensions about being in front of the camera, or “modeling.” She would tell me, “I’m not the model type.” or something to the effect. Me being me, I would of course protest that I prefer to work with non models, but to no avail. Finally, she’s given into my requests during one of the most beautiful moments in her life. From her responses, I think she’s in love with having her pictures taken now. 😀 Without further adieu, I present Michelle. Beautiful as ever at 39 weeks.