I think the best part of being a photographer is concept shoots. The ability to create a scene and bring to life all those crazy images floating around in my head. I love high contrast and bright colors and also in love with the modern vintage look. Taking what is old and was successful in its time, putting a modern twist on it, then making it new again.... Love it. So when I spotted the vintage luggage in my grandfathers’ basement, I knew I had to use them!
I had the vision of the young lady, tired of life as it is, needs to runaway to a new start. The bittersweet but glamorous and free lady! (Maybe a slight reflection of my life right now)
And then when I found out my lovely "little" cousin, Alwynne, was coming back to Canada for a visit from her now home of London, England... I knew she would be a perfect model.
I thought "Runaway" was fitting for this shoot, as Alwynne is a super talented writer/journalist and at the young age of 25, has decided to break away from the corporate journalism world and go freelance.
She has decided to do some travelling and work as she goes. I cannot express how proud of her I am. Also maybe a little jealous of her bravery and confidence in herself and her talent! Directly out of high school this young girl packed her belongings and moved across country to Toronto to attend College. Away from all her family and friends she prospered and succeeded in her 4 years of post secondary. Shortly after graduating she made the HUGE leap to move across the world to her father’s home country of England. She became successful and began travelling all over Europe. (Yup Jealous again!) :) And now to conquer the rest of the world! I wish her luck in her future travels. And Alwynne, thanks for helping me start to bring my passion alive and release the pictures in my head. LoL. I was such fun!
I have many more ideas floating around and hope to do many more in the near future!
And just some fun......
Pristine Design Photography
**Christmas Boudoir Marathon**
November 26, 2011
What is a Boudoir marathon??
Hearing “Marathon” can be intimidating.. But all it really means is many consecutive photo shoots in one day in one location. Having the photo shoots consecutive, allows me to offer a on location professional setting with make-up artist/ hairstylist, offered for much cheaper than individual sessions.
You bring the outfits you would like to wear… and they do not necessarily need to be lingerie, can be your husband’s/ boyfriend’s shirt… a nice skirt /shirt combo….or even your flannel pajamas.. Depends on the look you are going for.
Any woman, any size, shape or age (over 19) should experience a classy glamour session like this. I promise you will feel more sexy and beautiful then ever by the end of your shoot! If you have any concern areas, you just let me know and I will be sure to help you with posing to hide your concern areas.
What will you get with the Boudoir Marathon??
*A one on one consultation, before the shoot, at your convenience. We will go over any questions you may have
*You will be warmly greeted and shown around, also offered snacks and a glass of wine or champagne (might help calm the nerves) and meet our make-up artist /hairstylist. She will then go over what look you may be going for and what she thinks would be camera perfect. After you have been beautified you will join me in a private room, one on one, where we go over outfits and posing…Then let the super modeling begin!
*On location shoot in a luxury suite at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
*One hour of photography time with the photographer, Me :)
*As many outfit changes as you wish (2-3 outfits are usually perfect)
*All of your Edited images on dvd- Hi-Resolution Jpeg (approx 30-40 images)
*Full coaching and direction
*Full makeup application including false eyelashes, and hair styling by the talented Mandy of MP Makeup Artistry.
$350 per person ($100 non refundable deposit is required to hold your spot)
photography only $300
**Gratuities for hair/makeup not included in this price**
Please e-mail me if you might be interested!! ** firstname.lastname@example.org
or if you have any more questions!! Or use theContact Page.
Q: Who gets boudoir images done?
Anyone who wants beautiful images made for themselves or someone special. Gifts for Valentine’s Day, the wedding day, anniversaries. Other reasons include milestone birthdays and weight loss or other body improvement celebrations.
Q: Who will photograph my session?
All boudoir sessions are photographed by myself (Rayven) no one else will be present in the shooting area. Most people are worried about posing, but I will completely direct you. Please let me know any specific ideas you have for your photo shoot. You do not need to pose like a model (unless you want to!)
Q: I’m nervous......?
It is normal for most people to feel nervous before and when they first arrive. Spending time getting your makeover should help calm your nerves. By the end of the session everyone says how much fun they had and how much more comfortable it was than they thought it would be. We also provide a glass of champagne to “unwind” before the shoot, but you don’t have to have it if you don’t want to.
Q: Will others see me during the session?
No one other than the photographer will see you. The shooting area is concealed from view of the makeup area and washroom. You will use the washroom to change, but in between, you can wear the robe that is provided or bring your own.
Q: Will you post my images on the Internet?
I respect the privacy of my clients and I will only display images on the web that have been approved by the client.
Q: Should I bring props?
Props can make your images special and more fun and personalized. Some ideas include flowers, cowboy hat, motorcycle helmet, birdcage veil, and props relating to your partner’s profession or your personal interests.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
All deposits are non-refundable, no exceptions. In case of an emergency or illness if you are not able to make your session we can transfer your payment to any future marathon date. Due to the scheduled nature of the marathons we are unable to offer refunds for no-shows.
Q: What if I am not as skinny as I want to be?
You are beautiful the way you are. My job as a photographer is to emphasize the positives and minimize any areas that you are self-conscious about. When you receive your images I hope that you will see yourself as beautiful and perfect just the way you are!
Here are a few more Boudoir photo examples! :)