I would suggest not doing anything you are uncomfortable with. So if you don't feel comfortable wearing (or not wearing) certain clothes, then don't - you should look relaxed and natural.
The photos don't *have* to be sexy. The most beautiful single portraits I have seen have not been "sexy" ones. You can either get really creative with hair and makeup, or keep it simple.
The photographer should dictate the poses, usually, because it depends on the type of photos they need to add to their portfolio. Does she want some more sultry poses? Happy/carefree? Pensive?
My favourite ones which were done of me were when I was smiling and laughing with my son. My son wasn't actually in the photos, but the happiness on my face was very genuine; the smiles didn't look fake. Another favourite was one I did for a hair salon, where I had to look sultry. I wore a black corset and did my best sultry look into the camera...I felt a bit silly at the time but it turned out well! The ones I did the other day were for a woman who is opening up a jewellery/clothes store (I modelled the jewellery and clothes) and I mostly did 'pensive' looks. This is really hard to explain
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06-05-2012 19:51 #11
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06-05-2012 19:55 #12
I am just worried about my skin more than anything, it is playing up due to the cold weather and there is just no hiding it unfortunately.
And if only doing what is comfortable, well I will be hiding from the camera (which is what I usually do) so not sure I will be 'comfortable' doing/wearing anything so long as there is a camera. Ok the wine before is sounding better and better.
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06-05-2012 19:56 #14
oooh, exciting for you!
I suggest wearing comfortable clothes - consider what kind of poses you are going to do, and possibly try them out infront of a mirror (my first shoot i wore a dress with a zip down the front - lovely, but folded up into a p3nis looking shape in certain poses ).
Just think of it this way - white skin means blemishes are less visible on a white background
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08-05-2012 12:14 #17
I am super camera shy and I recently did a boudoir album for my DH, some tips I can offer:
1) A drink or two before starting to help you unwind & be less uptight/tense when posing
2) Chill out music playing in the background (I took a CD), plus a few songs that get the naughty thoughts going (if you're after some sexy shots)
3) Research beforehand and take in pics that you'd like to copy from. There are heaps of family portrait websites for tame pic ideas, and boudoir photography sites for something more saucy.
4) Definitely try the outfits at home & practice in front of a mirror.
5) I was instructed to NOT wear any fake tan, and wear minimal make-up, just lippy & mascara. The retouching is easier that way. The skin tones they can create with the software are amazing! So don't be worried about blemishes.
6) Once you've loosened up & got a few nice pics under your belt, your confidence will increase and you'll be surprised how adventurous you can become!
7) I highly recommend scoring yourself a nice head-shot portrait. I think its something everyone should treat themselves to!
Jeans & a white blouse are a great combo to start with. Very versatile and look good in B&W or colour. I started with the shirt unbuttoned & tied in a knot at the front, then graduated to the jeans only . One of my fave shots was taken from behind, my long hair was swept up by my hands on top of my head, showing my bare back & a favourable angle of my jeans-clad bottom.
I also like your idea of draping your hair over your boobs, I would've done that too if my hair was long enough .
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