In September, I spent some time with my friend Petra Herrmann, Kansas City boudoir photographer extraordinaire. My first day with her ended with an outdoor boudoir/glamour session in the rain. Our model was Brooke Moffett, a photographer and one of Petra's good friends. We'd hoped for great weather, but the gods did not cooperate. But, we didn't let a little water stop us. We gave Brooke an umbrella and ventured into the weather.
Brooke's sheer ivory dress and black Mary Janes are not traditional boudoir wear, of course. We didn't want to cause a scandal by posing a girl in lingerie in a public alley (although we were tempted). I like my clients to mix it up a bit, and this dress shows that you don't have to be naked to be sexy.
I'm so used to shooting boudoir sessions in my suburban-Denver studio. I've forgotten how fun it can be to let the environment tell the story. In my head, I was aiming to tell the story of Brooke waiting for her lover outside of his apartment, hoping to surprise him.
These are my two favorite photos from Brooke's shoot. I'm all about innuendo--especially when it's a bit cloaked.
If we moved your boudoir session outside the studio, where would you do it?