Unapologetically You | Cedar Valley Iowa Boudoir Photographer
When Martha showed up to my apartment I could immediately tell she was nervous. Boudoir is such an intimate experience and it can totally be scary at first! One part that I LOVE about including hair and makeup in the cost of the session is that it gives us a chance to shake off the nerves before jumping right into the session. Martha's took a lot longer than hair and makeup usually does because she and Emma had a specific vision they wanted to bring to life and it was so worth it!
I LOVE the fun looks I get to photograph with boudoir! It's unlike anything else I photograph in the sense that it's so personal and easily customizable. Your session is all about YOU. I like to incorporate those special touches to make it personal and special.
Before I officially start the session I like to get the music started and shake it out for a bit. We wiggle our arms, legs, you name it, in the air like those crazy inflatable air things you usually see outside of car dealerships and loosen up a bit! I'm not a fan of stiff posing because you can always tell. Most of the poses we do are a form of a movement that we repeat a few times rather than a stiff pose that you have to hold. I try to incorporate my love of candid moments into boudoir- even though boudoir is usually very posed in and of itself.
Weather ended up cancelling our plans for the next day so Martha was able to do a next day in-person reveal! We met over margs and chips at Carlos and she got to choose her photos for the Little Black Book. I love getting to see reactions at the photo reveal! There can be so many emotions and I love getting a front row seat to it all!
Contact me to schedule your consult if you're interested in booking a session! I love making my clients feel like a million bucks, let me show you first hand!