Boudoir Photography

The craze that is sweeping North America, Boudoir Photography is intimate pictures of a woman, meant to be used as a gift for their loved one or to preserve a memory of their body forever.

Soft, natural lighting, flattering angles, fancy undies and some great heals are the recipe for breath-taking photos of a woman at her most venerable state. Every session seems to start the same way; the subject nervously standing before my camera, tugging on the straps of her expensive lingerie awkwardly placing her hands across her body.  After a few clicks of the shutter I show them the photos taken so far and watch as they fall in love with themselves. It’s in the eyes; the passion, the softness, the look usually only seen by the one they love. 

 The moment they see themselves on the tiny 2.5″ x 3″ LCD on the back of my camera it is an entirely different session.  The inner diva is released. There are women sprawling across the bed, looking back over their shoulder. They are suggesting poses, changing outfits and really enjoying themselves.  All insecurities melt away and they see themselves in a new light, and why shouldnt they? Who cares if you have stretch marks and cellulite? It is your body and it’s time to be proud of it. 

So when you are ready to embrace your beauty, book a session for some boudoir photos.  You will be nervous at first, but you will leave feeling like a million bucks, and rightly so.  Everyone has that “special feature”, the one thing that sets them apart from everyone else.  Exploit it, embrace it and show it off! 

The Story Behind the Pictures

I got into photography on a whim.  I had always driven past old buildings, small creeks, and long forgotten paths of the past and thought about what great pictures they would make.  I had never even considered the fact that it could be me that takes those great pictures I had seen in my head.

The first picture I ever took.

This is the picture that started it all for me.  It sparked something inside of me.  I was able to expose the love of the moment in a picture.  More importantly, I was able to sit back and take pictures of the work being done, without having to lend a hand!

This is a trend that has continued.  Danny and the kids do the chores, while I wonder off taking pictures, sometimes of them working, but most times its pictures of something that has caught my eye.  That was the case with this shot of a roll of barbed wire.  I forget what the task at hand was, but I clearly remember not being involved in it.

 

It’s on these work avoiding, day-dream induced adventures I find the most interesting things.  Like this old manure wagon, behind a fast rotting building, with an old gas stove off to the side.

 

So to those of you who know me, even those who haven’t yet had the pleasure to meet me, you will likely see me out with my family avoiding work.  I am hoping to turn my aversion to real work into my business. Fingers crossed.

– Jaimie Moon