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boudoir photos of heavier women

b esc , Feb 19, 2010; 01:25 a.m.

I have a woman who wants boudoir and pin up photos done , she said she is very insecure about her tummy, she is by no means fat but a little more heavy. I think she is beautiful but she is a little worried about these photos. any tips?



John MacPherson , Feb 19, 2010; 04:26 a.m.

Collaborate, talk about what she'd like, suggest a clothed practice and review the images so she understands what required. This is all about psychology and winning her trust. She needs to know beyond doubt you understand both her insecurities and needs. Assuming your photo skill match your interpersonal skills you can do some really beautiful life-affirming images for her.

" I think she is beautiful" you said, so let that inform your work - let her know that too in the way you speak about the shoot and her role, stay open to suggestions from her, but let the session flow as she feels it needs to.

Good luck!

Louis Meluso , Feb 19, 2010; 08:09 a.m.

B, As in any kind of portrait, select lighting quality and angle, camera angle, clothes, lens, surround, pose and optical/digital effects that highlight her best qualities and supress her not so good qualities. Every woman has beauty. Your job is to find that beauty and use photography tools, and a sensitive eye, to bring it into dominance.

Monika Epsefass , Feb 19, 2010; 10:26 a.m.

Use lowlight. Find her pretty angle. Deviate from problem zones. Ask her she dress up in beautiful lingerie, if that's her thing. Compliment her and put her at ease, make her comfortable. And take your time. Your words are speaking already, so translate them into beautiful photos.

James Dainis , Feb 19, 2010; 10:28 a.m.

Big beautiful women (or as we used to say in Puerto Rico "mucha mujere!") are attractive. Pleasingly plump Hilda has been a pinup queen for close to 50 years.


Kendra Wise , Feb 19, 2010; 12:44 p.m.

Ask her what parts of her body she especially likes. Shoulders? Back?Stunning skin? Fantastic leg? An elegant neck? Then do as the pp suggested and choose poses that really play up those attributes. You want pictures where, when she looks at them, she sees all the things that really are beautiful about her, and not any of the things that distract her from that truth.
Also, I'd say, have fun with her. If you are complimentary, clearly enjoying her beauty, and relaxed, it'll make her feel great about herself and you'll get better pictures as well.
Good luck!

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