I have been shooting for many years in the boudoir industry. As a studio owner in downtown Palatka Florida, I have evolved into different ways of shooting, adapting to the new trends, new techniques, and especially the new emotions I am learning to express.
If anyone knows me well, I do not enjoy outwardly expressing my emotions in conversation, however i have found a way to do so, allowing others into my world.
Through words and imagery.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Melinda, through a mutual friend who recommended me to her during her search for a boudoir photographer. She drove and told me during our consult that once she saw my work, she was instantly connected to me and the studio.
I routinely will look over my potential clients as they talk. Watching how the light will fall on their hair, how their eyes sparkle when they describe how they wish to see themselves, and especially how they smile. No no no, this isn't some creepy photographer thing. It is practice I do sometimes to appreciate the woman in front of me, before she gets "glammed" up. I want to see that natural beauty within.
When Melinda took her hair down for the makeup artist I instantly ran over to the chair. Her hair was so thick, so curly, and SO incredible just as it was. I told my artist to not worry about the hair portion. I had a vision. I wanted to express an emotion of natural beauty, mixed with an empowering confidence. All to many times I see boudoir in a way to express the sexuality of it. Instead I wanted to capture the pure confidence of a woman in her own skin. And Melinda did just that. Her bold stares, her positive postures, and her all to amazing natural hair.