It's funny. Growing up, I never liked science or math all that much. I was ok enough at it, but I just didn't enjoy it the way I enjoyed history and literature. I loved words more than facts or numbers. But the older I get, the more I find myself enjoying a numerical view of the world. Breaking life down into formulas to reach my goals. It's no surprise that I do that with my business as well-I’ve always been a self-professed nerd after all!
Ever since I opened my studio, I have continued to hone my posing and direction so that it's as straight-forward as possible. Tweaking the way I direct my clients to move their bodies so that any woman is able to do what I'm asking. Keeping boudoir as approachable as possible.
Now for the secret formula...
Vulnerability + Comfortable = Confidence = Sexy
Let me break that down a bit. Ultimately, my clients come to me because they want to see images of them looking "sexy". Buuuuuttttt I'm not after taking a picture of you looking "sexy"-if I were, that would be WAY too subjective. And I feel like we'd end up with a lot more duck-lips in my images (BLEH!).
Women are already sexy-that's not something I have to create. But I do need to translate it so that it's readable in an image. The reason a woman looks sexy in an image is 100% because she looks confident. I can prove it-go flip through any magazine and look for the weirdest pose. You know the ones where the girl's legs are bent in unnatural angles or they have their hands on their hips, but elbows pointing as much as possible towards the ground as if they are willing wings to spring from their backs.
The only reason they look sexy is because they look confident. That's all. That's also why if you get someone in that same position, but their face is also looking like they're asking us, "does this look good...???" it straight up won't. It'll look awkward. What I do is pose you to look confident because then-no matter what the pose is-you'll look sexy.
To make you look confident, you just need to look vulnerable, yet comfortable. I know that still sounds overwhelming, but it’s not! Guess what, the fact that you're half-naked takes care of the vulnerability factor. Put on some lingerie and you're already halfway there! All that's left is making you look comfortable. That's purely about where the tension is living in your body. Are your shoulders tense? If so, you'll look uncomfortable or cold...so I'll direct you to push your shoulders down and back. Are your hands tense? If so, you'll look rigid or scared...so I'll have you relax your hands. I'll keep pointing out the tension and directing you around what to do with it until we have an image that depicts how strong, beautiful and confident you really are.
This is why I can get these images of ANY WOMAN-ANY size, ANY age. It's just a little bit of math and science and I'm here to play the role of professor *pushes glasses up nose*. Also, for those of you considering booking, keep in mind my prices will be going up in 2019 so be sure to book in 2018 if you want the 2018 pricing! Now, go be your confident, sexy selves today!