Cassandra and I spent some time discussing different wardrobe options for her session. Admittedly, I checked out her Facebook page to get an idea of her style and was looking forward to getting together to photograph her.
When Cassandra came in, we reviewed her clothing choices, and began with a series of glamorous portraits. Her confidence quickly showed as she expertly moved through a series of poses with little instruction.
Cassandra’s second outfit was a boudoir outfit with comfortable shirt and panties. It may seem like an unconventional choice for boudoir portraits, but comfortable clothing is a sexy variation on the traditional corset or bustier clothing choices.
As we moved through the poses, we talked about her tattoos and decided to show off Cassandra's koi fish tattoo. This was the perfect opportunity to jump on a ladder and photograph Cassandra from above. The pose has great curve and shape; Cassandra’s expression is seductively sexy; and the exposed midsection all add to this ultra sexy portrait.
Next Cassandra replaced the shirt with a black bra and matching black robe. The classic black lingerie is always a winner and as we moved through the poses, Cassandra shared some stories about her adventurous life. It was in these moments that I realized that Cassandra’s fearlessness in life translated to the same confidence that I saw in her eyes from behind the camera.
We finished Cassandra’s session with one more outfit change: a matching mint green bra and panty set. The soft color palette kept the overall look soft and feminine.
There's a certain amount of vulnerability anytime I have someone stand in front of the camera. And nowhere is it more obvious than during a boudoir session. Not only is the model being asked to create a feeling through her movement and expression; but with boudoir, she's doing it with little or no clothing on. But boudoir is not about showing skin; it's about being confident about who you are. Cassandra embodied that confidence beautifully during her session, and that confidence shows through in every image.