Hi I’m Denise Birdsong, owner, principal photographer and creative director of Modern Love Photography and Stripped Down.
Quite frankly, I believe it’s time we shake things up the boudoir industry. As a woman I’ve been told all my life by others what it means to be a woman…how I should feel, how I should look and how I should behave. At many points in my life I’ve bought into these social stories as have many of the clients I work with.
Today I’m here to say: no more.
We as boudoir photographers have an incredible opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the clients we see. We don’t need to shoot just the pretty pictures and poses we’ve been taught, we need to also create emotional and emotive environments with precision and intention, and to take our clients deeper into what it means to be a woman and take our work to the next level.
It’s okay to be beautifully vulnerable and unapologetic about your sexuality, it’s okay to be strong and fierce, it’s okay to be coy and flirtatious…we’re shooting boudoir photography, we’re not shooting pretty portraits, we’re talking about sex and sexuality.
It’s time to shatter the social stories we’ve been told about who we’re supposed to be. This is not rocket science, this is not magic. These are skills I can teach you, this is something you can learn.
Creating images with this kind of emotion as with any art is what allows the viewer and the subject to connect with the experience and the image. With Stripped Down I want to touch upon the difference between images with emotion and all the pretty poses we’ve been taught to shoot. So join me for one of our workshops, mentor sessions or webinars for an exploration of emotive imagery in boudoir photography where we will review the differences between images with emotion and images without. It’s gonna kick ass!