One of our photographers recently came across a great blog article called “How Pinterest Can Discourage the Creative Process for Photographers” (by Aimee Grover of Troy Grover Photographers). While the main focus is on wedding photography, there are so many parallels to boudoir photography because many of our clients are brides planning their weddings and “Pinspiration” is becoming such a popular part of the planning process.
One thing that really caught our eye was the phrase, ”When our focus is on recreating, we aren’t able to truly create.” The author of the article really points out how a photographer will spend most of their time trying to recreate the setting that drew the client to the photo – in our case, a woman might bring in an image done in a studio with a completely different lighting situation than what we work with out of the hotel suites we photograph out of – instead of considering the client herself and what the photographer thinks would really be an amazing pose for her.
We have a stellar staff of truly experienced and amazing photographers at CYS, and we want to be able to make every shoot unique to each woman we photograph. It’s great to have an idea or two, but try to keep in mind that a lot of the times you will like an image because the subject is gorgeous (think Victoria’s Secret Models or any celebrity shot you find). Of course it is difficult to look past that, but we want you to think of your favorite assets – what do you want to enhance? Or, what kind of feel do you want the photos to have – playful, sultry, classic? Consult with our photographers and let them create something special just for you. Just like with wedding photographers, CYS has a certain style, and it’s important to keep in mind when booking us for your shoot!