You may or may not have seen part one, (I highly recommend checking it if you haven't already) but I had an opportunity to shoot in Atlanta a few weekends ago. We booked this cute trendy room with an amazing balcony that overlooked the city lights. Shooting boudoir at night you would think would feel completely normal, but I normally push for daytime so I can get a little natural light to play with. But, pushing beyond my comfort zone was completely worth it. So much so that I am now encouraging my adventurous clients to give it a go with a nighttime shoot when we can shoot outside. I mean just look at this one...
When Blair arrived with a big fur coat in hand I was excited to mix the heaviness of the fur with the lightness of lingerie, and it did not disappoint! It was such a fun and unexpected combination.
Atlanta's city lights made for a great backdrop both outside and inside. In boudoir the focus in never really on the background but instead on the person. Boudoir to me is all about empowering individuals to embrace a different side of themselves and love who they are. Okay back to what I was saying, you know about Atlanta's Lights. They really added something to these images that couldn't have been captured with a wall backdrop. Just look at how the outside lights played into these inside pictures. Especially since both images are in black and white.
Another perk of this hotel in Atlanta were the killer curtains. I mean seriously. One of my future studio goals is to have a studio that overlooks something fun with floor to celling windows and yards of sheer curtains! Because they are amazing.
Okay, Okay, Okay enough with the city lights over Atlanta and the amazing curtains. Hotel rooms work so great for boudoir because they have everything you need all in one place! Having the opportunity to shoot in places outside my small studio I find exciting. It helps me develop what I want my future studio to include, so that when we do settle down and stop moving every couple of years, then I will know exactly what I want. Just look at the variety of these images, all captured the same day, in the same hotel room.