Hailey is my favorite model from my beginning days working with models. Bright and happy with a wide range of facial expressions, working with her was less work and more free-form art creation.
These pictures are from a set where we played with 1950's pin-up concepts but adding in details to make the shots more personal. While the poses and makeup is more cheesecake, the jewelry hints at Hailey's personality.
One of the first models I had the pleasure of working with was Tesla Talbot in Ukiah, California. Tesla had a knack for posing which made it very easy for me to focus on composition and lighting. These pictures were from our first session together, and while we had many more, these remain my favorite for their raw beaty.
Tesla can be reached via her Model Mayhem page.
I have always like the simple approach to boudoir. A nice intimate portrait tells a story about who you are far better than an elaborate and contrived setting. Intimate portraits are more than just a spicy gift to give your significant other, they can help us see the softer side of ourselves we usually don't notice.
You probably have hundreds of pictures of yourself and other people staring straight into the camera. Mix it up by looking in other directions!
Your wedding day is a celebration of you as much as a celebration of love. It's your day to be as fancy and done up as you can, and there's every reason to have some fun with it. You made sure every detail is perfect, why not show the "hidden" details some love too!
Intimate portraiture is the celebration of yourself. The absence of visible clothing and props creates a timeless atmosphere and really draws the focus of the picture to the subject - you!
Of all the elaborate outfits I've photographed people wearing for boudoir and intimate portrait style pictures, my favorite is the cardigan. Cardigans are available almost anywhere, come in a variety of patterns, materials and textures, and are one of the most versatile posing props. They allow for covering as much, or as little, as you want, are a great item to occupy the hands, and take on a different look when paired with other items. A cardigan sweater is one of the top three MUST have pieces for any boudoir or intimate portrait session.
Royce's personal photography
I love taking pictures for myself as much as my clients, this page is where I share some of them.