In my ever evolving career as a documentary wedding photographer, inspiration, new ideas and projects take flight everyday. I’m always looking for new ways to be creative, stay creative and grow as an artist. Some ideas become passing thoughts, but others go all the way. Over the summer months, I’ve been working with a talented team of pros on an idea that’s been lingering in my head for a while. Kingston Boudoir Photography. Intimate lifestyle photography. Boudoir. I’m really not sure what to call it. I have always seen such value and potential in this genre as a means of expression and empowerment for women but like any artist, I wanted to put my own spin on it. No high heels. No sports jerseys. And, certainly not light and fluffy. It’s about the real you, in a very honest and authentic way but maybe in a little edgier 😉 It’s in there, trust me!
So, boudoir. My way. Our way. And, probably not the way you are used to seeing it. Here’s the shoot we did with Jesse a short while back. If you don’t already know her, you should. She’s a local fashion mogul and an absolute pleasure to be around. Follow her work on Instagram, you’ll be happy you did!
And, by the way, you don’t need to be a fashion blogger to do boudoir. You don’t need to be a size 0. You don’t even need to be outgoing. Do this for you. Experience, adventure, life. You’re worth it.
Special thanks to Krista from Smart Weddings and Events for coordinating the shoot and for wardrobe consultation, and to Lacey of LaceFace Makeup Artistry for providing her skills in make-up and hair.
Here’s what Jesse had to say about her session:
My Boudoir experience with Rob was unexpected. When preparing for Boudoir, the default emotions are usually anxiety and worry. Anxious about how you’re going to look, and worried about being *half naked* in front of a Photographer, and in this case, a male Photographer. I’ve shot Boudoir once before, with a female Photographer friend trying her eye at Boudoir Photography for the first time, and it was both a fun and raw experience because we were new to it. With Rob, however, it was still fun and raw, but in a completely different way. Let me explain. First, his partners’ in crime Krista and Lacey arrive a little bit before he does to begin hair and makeup and take a peek at wardrobe. These two ladies talk you up the whole time, making you feel like the most beautiful girl in the word. My anxiety and worry was gone in a matter of minutes. Then Rob showed up. And, I’ll admit, the worry came back a bit. I’m someone who is confident and comfortable in my own skin, but someone who also thinks that my boyfriend is the only guy who should see me in my skivvies. So, I was a little shy to take off my housecoat and get to work, but when I did I had nothing to worry about. Rob is a professional at what he does, and it was never more apparent to me than this day. He knew exactly what he wanted, and how to appropriately (and humorously) tell me (or show me himself) how to achieve this. We laughed, he showed me sneak peeks of his beautiful shots, and I learned that with the right person, Boudoir Photography can be an amazing experience. The images I received from Rob are better than any Boudoir photos I’ve seen. They’re moody, feminine, sexy, romantic, and mysterious. If you book a Boudoir Photoshoot with Rob, you’re getting more than just beautiful photos. You’re investing in an experience that leaves you satisfied and feeling beautiful in your own skin.
Thanks Jesse 🙂 these kind words mean the world to me! To the people reading this, I’d love to hear from you! Here’s some more information about our vision. Have a read and then get in touch, no need to be shy, right Jesse?!