Creative Outdoor Boudoir Photography
I was location scouting one day for an engagement session when I saw this incredible, dirty, empty pool. My mind started racing, and I knew instantly that I wanted to do a creative shoot in it. A few days later I found the beautiful Gideon to model for me, and everything came together! A few times a year I try to push myself out of my comfort zone and shoot something that is 100% for me.
With these shoots I try to go in with an empty and open mind to allow myself to create whatever comes to me. When I first posted one of the photos from this series on facebook I talked about the struggle I’ve had with making a living being a full time photographer and being an “artist”. I’ve found (and correct me if I’m wrong!) that although people are moved by things that make them uncomfortable, or make them feel something, they might not particularly want images like that of themselves. Especially with “boudoir” I find a disconnect with wanting to empower women, making them feel gorgeous, badass, and beautiful and not portraying them as sad and motionless.
This is not to say that I love creating “boudoir” photos any less, just making these creative and emotional images stirs something in my soul in a different way. Something about how vulnerable, quiet, sad and introspective these portraits are evoke something in my happy weird little art heart. Love them or hate them, I don’t really care because this is why creative shoots are so empowering for me, they push me outside of my comfort zone and allow me to make things that are just for me! Love you all! xo
Model: Gideon Hogan