Living in a military town makes for a high demand for boudoir photos more than any other photos requested. Our husband deploy for long periods of a time, they go out to train, to the field or to school for different amounts of time and we learn to love differently. We learn to work out long distance relationships, to come up with new ways to communicate and continue to date our spouses. We are always trying to find a way to keep the relationship alive and continue to grow even when we are apart from our better halves. One of the most popular ways to do that is for the wives to do boudoir photography sessions. A bedroom, hotel or somewhere that creates an intimate setting for classy, elegant and sexy all wrapped into one photo that is flattering for that woman’s body type. These are usually presented as gifts for the husband when they come back from deployment or sent to them as they are on deployment. My job as the makeup and hair artist isn’t just to put on some makeup and make them look pretty. Most woman are pretty nervous about taking these intimate photos in front of a complete stranger. My job is to treat them just like I would a talent on set. Talk to them as much about everyday life, get them laugh, loosen up, build up reassurance and confidence in the photographer they are about to shoot with and in themselves. By the time they get the mirror in their hands and see the finished work; that makeup and hair has now boosted their confidence even more and made them feel beautiful. When you feel beautiful you deliver beautiful pictures. I always say makeup can bring out a certain type of confidence in yourself you never knew existed, it just enhanced the beauty that was already there. These pictures were makeup and hair done by me and photography done by the talented Melissa Harshbarger at www.mdphoto-nc.com . The second photo was a candid photo I took after I finished packing my kit and she was looking down at her son she felt so beautiful and I felt it captured how she felt . If you were on the fence about taking boudoir photos I hope this post inspires you to find a great professional photographer and hair and makeup artist to help you bring out the beauty you already possess and have an awesome experience with great photos to cherish.
Love, Peace and Makeup Grease
LAVIDA MAKEUP ARTIST