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Boudoir Beginnings - Juli

Updated: Apr 4, 2023

As a photographer, branching out into new genres can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Boudoir photography, in particular, can be intimidating for both the photographer and the client. However, with proper planning, communication, and execution, a successful boudoir shoot can be a beautiful and empowering experience for both parties involved. Christian, after doing much research into the subject, was excited to give boudoir a shot.



Christian's first boudoir shoot was with a lovely client named Juli. She was incredibly excited to step outside of her comfort zone and create some beautiful, intimate images. Before the shoot, we had a consultation where we discussed her vision, style, and any concerns or boundaries she had. This helped me to understand her expectations and how I could make her feel comfortable throughout the shoot.


On the day of the shoot, we started with some simple poses and outfits to ease into the shoot and build trust. We used natural light and a few props to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. As we progressed, Juli became more relaxed and confident, which allowed us to create some truly stunning images.



During the shoot, I made sure to give Juli clear direction and feedback. This helped her to feel confident and comfortable in her poses and expressions. I also made sure to check in with her frequently to ensure that she felt comfortable with the progress of the shoot. After the shoot, we reviewed the images together and selected her favorites. Seeing her reaction to the final images was an incredibly rewarding experience for me as a photographer. It was clear that she felt beautiful and empowered, which is the ultimate goal of boudoir photography.



Overall, my first boudoir shoot was a great success. It taught me the importance of communication, planning, and trust between the photographer and the client. I would encourage any photographer considering boudoir photography to take the time to understand their client's vision and to create a comfortable and safe environment for the shoot. With the right approach, boudoir photography can be a beautiful and empowering experience for both the photographer and the client.


Interested in a boudoir shoot in Colorado Springs or the nearby area? Give O'Kelley Photography a text or call 815-919-3434



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