Boudoir Photography

Sizzling Samantha – Boudoir

Samantha – Boudoir PhotographyWe are so pleased to kick off blog posting on our site with a recap of a fantastically edgy boudoir session with Samantha. She booked this shoot for herself as a celebration of her most recent birthday and we totally see why!  She’s an empowered and empowering lady who is proud of her presence.  As you may have guessed, Samantha is a celebrated tattoo artist and appreciates artistry on the human body…I must have caught myself openly admiring the artistry of her tattoo sleeve five or six times!  Using her body to convey her personal style and charisma is something that Samantha feels comfortable with – we noticed right away that she’s confident showing the world that she is both the artist and the subject.  In this way, I think the arts of tattooing and photography aren’t so different after all.  As well as being extremely photogenic, Samantha was so relaxed and confident during her session that I recommended to her that she could be a professional model!  It’s so clear that she knows exactly who she is and how she presents herself to the world.  It isn’t easy to maintain Samantha’s look of smouldering elegance while all sorts of distracting photographic and lighting elements are taking place around you, but the photos speak for themselves.  As much photographing people ‘au natural’ seems to be the going trend, the reality is that an in-studio photography session is shot in-studio in order to have the convenience (and distraction) of all the equipment and props at our disposal but nothing fazed Samantha, not even our Great Dane puppy Hercules.  She even requested that he join her for a time in front of the camera!

Notice how a different outfit seems to allow different facets of Samantha’s personality to come forward?  With her dark hair, we really love how she looks in red lingerie and lipstick to match – although the polka dots give her sort of a coquettish air.  Her face is so expressive that you can see different mood elements through the progression of the shoot. I always advise that our clients bring too MANY clothes to a boudoir session – better too many choices than not enough!I think the difference of booking professional boudoir portraiture speaks for itself.  While Chris and I hope to photograph Samantha again (we had fun!), she’ll have these photo-mementos of an especially empowering and beautiful time in her life.  One of the themes that we see in photography is that life carries us so quickly through the years – it’s important to do like Sam did and take time to honour yourself.Do you have professional photos of yourself taken regularly?  If so, what gives you the itch to book another session?  If you’ve never booked a professional photography session (boudoir or otherwise!) what life event would convince you to do so?  Tell us in the comments or let us know by email at kimber@chrisbernardphotography.comCheck out more of Sam’s work at and visit our facebook page at to see some more moments from our shoot.

Always with thanks to HMUA: Lily Le Makeup Artistry

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