"But I'm not a model." This is a refrain I hear a lot from adults who are normally behind a camera taking photos of their family, nervous about going in front of the camera and insecure that the camera will 'add pounds' or show off every wrinkle.
So this December, after the rush of family photos and Christmas cards, I decided it was time to work on photographing the adults in the family. I started looking into boudoir posing and lighting. I discovered the fun of 1940's pin-up style images.
And here's the thing I worked out. Women are beautiful. It doesn't matter your shape and size. Sure, the camera can create some unflattering moments and bring out the worst (trust me, I've seen too many photos of myself making a grimacing face with a double chin... I don't normally have a double chin!).
But the camera doesn't do just that. Properly used, the camera can accent those sexy curves, those beautiful eyes, that gorgeous bone structure. It can bring out the best and most beautiful parts of you. And trust me, ladies, no matter your body type, you are beautiful.
So this month, I am focusing on the grown-ups out there. Don't worry, I'll still be working on babies and children, but I want to accent the beauty of being an adult too. I want to encourage you to think about getting some photos done for Valentine's Day not just for your significant other, but for YOU.
If you aren't comfortable with strutting around in fancy underwear at a boudoir session, try a photo session Old Hollywood style. Think about your favorite movie stars and photos from the 1940s and run with it! I'll work with you on your personal style!
And don't forget; YOU are beautiful, CELEBRATE!