Nude Photography has so many forms and styles, we particularly like bodyscape photography, some say that the phrase bodyscape was originated by photographer Robert Farber.
The great thing about this form of nude photography is that it makes the perfect canvas to hang anywhere in the house, unless you choose to have a more erotic shoot, where you may only want the picture hung in your bedroom.
Nude BodyScaping can make almost any person of any size an art form, by working with lights and shadows, parts of your body are transformed into unique art pieces. Correct bodyscape photography will give you the opportunity of seeing your figure in a way that you have never seen before. How explicit you want the images will depend on your end goal, is it going to be intimate and for your partner only, or is it going to be that converted piece of artwork hung in your bedroom. Working with lights and shadows parts of your body are transformed into unique art pieces.
When Michelangelo and Botticelli painted beautiful images of woman and men naked, they were not frowned upon by society, but rather celebrated for the beauty they created. I find it sad that in this day and age so many people appear to be so adverse to nudity. There may be a fine line between porn and nude, but to my photographic eye there is a huge difference, porn tends to be very much in your face, with no mystery and is about sex. Nude photography is generally considered a genre of art photography depicting the nude human body, it is more subtle and alluring, playing with shadows and using softer colours so that one admires the naked form, rather than lusting after it.
Many of our clients request nude photographs, but are unsure what to expect. So exactly what does Boudoir Fusion Photography see as nude photography?
Implied Nude: Similar to FHM Magazine. The title expresses exactly what this form of photography is, it implies that you are not wearing any clothing but no “naughty bits” are showing. Sometimes less is more when nudes are being shot and implied nudes can be considered as being very tasteful and not obscene. Sometimes your buttocks will be shown.
Semi-nude: Similar to Playboy Magazine. This is where your breasts and bum are showing, your other “naughty bits” will be covered or just covered by clothing or shadowed.
Full Nude: Again, similar to Playboy magazine and art galleries. This is where your entire body will be photographed naked, the images will all be tastefully shot, we will strive to show you in the best light possible.
Artistic Nude: Found in art galleries. These images are posed in an interesting manner and artfully lit with parts of your body heavily shaded.
Erotic Nude: Found art galleries. Provocative expressions are used and particular attention is drawn to your “”naughty bits”, this form of photography has a sexually suggestive component, and often stretches the imagination.
Adult Nude: Similar to Hustler Magazine. Sexually explicit poses are used, often engaging or suggesting that you are about to engage in a sexual act.
Although many of our clients will not even consider going naked, for those of you that do, the above is a rough guideline for you to follow to enable us to know exactly what you are wanting to achieve so we can best deliver and meet with your expectations and design a private and personalised photographic experience, giving you the images that you want.
I recently posted an image on two separate social media sites depicting a bondage photograph. Some have asked, is this boudoir photography? Our goal is to fuse various forms of photography under the heading of Boudoir Fusion Photography and we will photograph what our clients’ request. So be it bondage photography or any other form of sensual photography we will endeavour to create art out of your ideas.
Posting this image brought about some very interesting comments, from; “seis, this is disgusting”, to “Now that will make for sensual sexy delectable photos!!!”
I am going to endeavour to explain this photograph in greater detail.
This type of rope bondage is called Shibari a Japanese word that means “to bind” or “to tie”. The rope artist will create geometric patterns and shapes that contrast with the natural curves of a female’s body. The rope used is usually a 6mm or 8mm hemp rope.
From my limited knowledge and researching a few articles that I have read, Shibari, apart from being aesthetically pleasing and beautiful to some people, can also form part of a massage similar to Shiatsu due to the placing of the ropes and knots on various pressure points.
Bondage should never be forced, it is done with trust between mutually consensual people. We see it as a work of art and beautifully translates to photography.
We had a really great day on got the opportunity to spend a day with a professional model, Maureen who is such a pleasure to work with, she has an amazing personality and a lot of patience as well as knowing what to do and anticipating the next shot naturally moving into positing, which is a pleasure in itself when shooting nude bodyscapes. You do not have to be a professional model to do nude photography as we will always willingly show you have to pose and tell you what what to do and you will get a workout as part of the experience as no matter how small you are you are going to regularly be told to pull your tummy in and contort your body.
The reason that Maureen, our model for the day, was a pleasure to work with on the day is that we had what we call a “play day”, which is where we get to experiment with new sets, equipment, ideas and not to mention our outfits and clothes.
We started off with shooting some nude photos and concentrated on bodyscapes, which was quite challenging as it was a very cold day and we were working with a spray can and oil, but two gas heaters and lots of tea and coffee with some good music soon got all of us into the swing of the shoot! We got a number of shots we were all happy with. Maureen had the most amazing arch, as depicted in an image on the right, so thank you for all the time and inspiration you brought to the shoot.
Hopefully we will get to publish some of the more outrageous shots that we took as we are looking to expand what we offer in terms of boudoir photography and are looking at doing some boudoir fashion shots. One of the things we can attest to is that Nude BodyScaping is going to become a lot more popular amongst our clients, no-matter what type of shoot they book.
Ladies, if you are a touch shy about your sexuality – like so many of our customers are prior to a boudoir photography shoot -see the mail from one of our ladies below (published with her full permission) then have a think about whether you might also be interested in her SAFE inquiry.
“I am one of those supposedly quiet unassuming “ladies” who wouldn’t let butter melt in her mouth – or so it may seem to those who meet me. I have a little secret though – I have an alter ego in the bedroom and reading 50 Shades of Grey has just lit that little fire again!
It is true what they say about the book by EL James – it isn’t a runaway success for nothing!
I am a woman who wants to experience more than just “vanilla” in the bedroom. I am nervous about all the “trappings” of the type of bondage etc used. I do think though that if Boudoir Fusion Photography can accommodate my fantasy, without the need for “Safewords” and just through photography and a little glass of bubbly to help me feel a little more relaxed, it will help me to express my bedroom preferences to my partner. Without the need for me to go into the sometimes embarrassing detail . I think it might also just reignite our passion for each other and find the fun again in our relationship – SAFELY! Who knows where it might lead!
I would love to capture some of the images from the book – but with ME as the character – what a surprise that would be for my partner.
So Boudoir Fusion – what can you do to help me have fun and stay safe?”
This client was obviously shy and embarrassed so we had asked her to mail us the sections of the book that she was interested in “re-enacting” for the shoot.
We have done a number of erotic shoots for some of our clients that we would not post on Facebook or on our website, there is a gallery that is password protected within our website which is only available to clients that have paid a deposit, obviously all the images used would be done so with permission. This area has been created to give you a few ideas for your shoot.
There are many different reasons as why to have a boudoir photography shoot, here are a few:
We had a client last year that wanted to surprise her husband and did a shoot with us and had all the edits transferred to a DVD, she checked into a hotel room with him and while he was in the shower slipped the DVD into the hotel room entertainment system, it took him a few minutes to realise the babe on the television was actually his wife, she said they did not leave the room much that weekend.
In summary you never need a reason to do a shoot as you will always find a reason, celebrate yourself and book a boudoir photography session with us.
This is not your everyday family portrait shoot and is something very different to what you would do every day! For many, this is a once in a lifetime experience and with that many questions could come to mind.
The following frequently asked question list will hopefully cover many of the questions that you may have from wardrobe selection to what to do on a boudoir photography shoot to selecting your final product.
What is boudoir photography?
The beauty industry is thriving, as we love to pamper ourselves and spend an enormous amount of time and money in doing so be it purchasing the latest beauty products, fashion accessories, a new hair style, manicure, pedicures, fitness and even plastic surgery all to make us feel beautiful.
Boudoir photography is a lifelong investment in yourself as we will document and capture your beauty to treasure for a lifetime.
We are not interested in your body type or age as boudoir photography is for all shapes and sizes , our goal is to offer all women the incredible opportunity to commission their own collection of stunning and modern boudoir photography images. We will bring out and concentrate on your best features and provide you with something truly unique to show you how beautiful you are.
Our sessions are designed around your personality to give as a gift to yourself, or as a romantic gift to your partner, these sessions are designed with you in mind.
What products and packages do you offer and how much is a boudoir photography session?
Please view our Products gallery on our website to see what we offer. Send us an email to find out about our current investment guide in which you will find all of our products and packages designed for you. If you are impatient, then simply visit our website for all of our products and packages.
My boudoir photography session is now booked so how do I prepare?
Once you have paid your deposit and secured a booking, we will have a pre meeting with you to allay all of your fears as well as discuss what to wear, or what not to wear. We will discuss what to do with your hair, eyebrow shaping, tanning, waxing and moisturising.
I am uncomfortable with nudity, what now?
How much you take off or leave on is purely up to your comfort levels, we have some clients that are really comfortable with their bodies and nudity and actually request a nude photography shoot, while others are a little more reserved. The choice can be left up to how comfortable you feel on the day. No always means no, so if we suggest anything you feel uncomfortable with tell us, this shoot is about you and your comfort levels. If you are uncomfortable that will translate to the final images and that is not the goal. Sexy is not always about how much you show but how you show it. Many men say that leaving something to the imagination is much sexier than baring all. If you do decide on a nude shoot we strive to give you classy and sensual images.
I am extremely nervous about my boudoir photography shoot, is this normal?
Don’t panic, it’s a natural feeling, even some professional models have admitted that they have been nervous before a shoot. We will guide you through the entire process from telling you how to pose to when to smile or just give us that sexy look. We show you how to get that sultry look and what to do with your head and hands, your goal is just to look fabulous. We know which angles to capture all body types to accentuate your beauty. We design our packages to allow you plenty of time to relax and feel comfortable, as already stated, this shows in the final images. So leave everything to us and relax and enjoy your experience.
Do you provide hair and makeup services?
We have a makeup artist that will do your makeup before the shoot and any touch ups you ask for during the shoot. We would like to recommend that you have your hair done prior to your selected boudoir photography session but can, at your cost, arrange for a hairdresser to be present either before the shoot or for the duration of your shoot.
What should I bring to my boudoir photography shoot and can you assist with my wardrobe?
We have a large selection of corsets, stockings, shoes and lingerie and we will see if we have your size during our pre meeting. We would recommend that you bring a variety of lingerie, jewellery and shoes with killer heels to the pre meeting so that we can best match it to the sets and boudoir shoot you decide upon.
How to select your lingerie:
I have a little problem area that I don’t like about by body – is there anything you can do?
We offer advanced retouching services that include skin perfecting, body contouring and feature enhancement, you decide on which wrinkles, acne, scars and tattoos you want left in, we don’t want to change you, we just want to give you that cover girl look.
When do I get to see my images and when will they be ready?
You will get to see your images immediately after your shoot after which we will take 14 – 21 working days to get your images back to you.
How many images can I choose and how many will you take on a session?
We take a number of images during your shoot, it all depends on the package you choose as to how many we will take and how many we edit, please visit our website for full details on the above. We will endeavour to keep your images for several years so if, at a later date you require additional images we can usually assist you with your request.
Will my images be shown on your website or in your studio?
We will only show images on our website, Facebook, Blog and studio if we get a full signed modelling release from you, so you can be rest assured, if you want to keep the shoot totally private we will not publicise any of our images. Your images will only be seen by our photographer, stylist and editor. We fully respect and understand the privacy of our clients.
I’d love to give a boudoir photography session as a gift. How do I go about doing that?
Visit our website to choose the package that you would like to gift and either call us or drop us an email to let us know. We will prepare a voucher, custom designed, with your details as well as the details of the person to whom you are giving the gift.
If you still have any further questions that have not been answered above, please do not hesitate to call us to speak with us directly. We will be happy to help you.
If you have read this far, you are probably really serious about doing a shoot, we think that Boudoir Fusion Photography can offer you what you are looking for and look forward to seeing you soon.
Boudoir Photography has many different forms and connotations associated with it. We see boudoir photography as an art-form and have included the term “fusion” as we like to fuse boudoir photography with nude, glamour, sensual, erotic, burlesque, lingerie and fashion photography. Above all, we simply like to focus our photography on you and what suits your character.
There is also a misconception that you need to be a skinny waif to partake in a session – well we beg to differ! Beauty is not about being young, skinny, fit or in perfect shape. Beauty is about being yourself and capturing the woman you are forever…
Our clients have come from all walks of life from housewife through to rocket scientist!
Boudoir Photography is the perfect gift for your partner, your lover or even just as a gift to yourself. If you are stumped for a birthday, Christmas or Valentine’s present, then a boudoir session is going to have to be the ultimate sensual gift that your partner will cherish.
We have number of packages available to choose from, visit our website for details on all of our packages.
Boudoir Fusion Photography will have a pre meeting with you preferably in person to assess your character and tailor make a shoot to highlight your best features. Our goals will be to create artistic portraits that you can use on Facebook and images that will be private for you and your partner or yourself.
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Boudoir Fusion Photography specialises in making you look and feel glamorous, we are a dedicated boudoir photography studio based in Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg, South Africa.
We specialise in the following forms of photography:
We have a large variety of props, clothing and sets.