It seems that this is the year of boudoir and lingerie for my photo shoots, seeing as the majority of my shoots thus far have been based off those themes (which I'm more than happy to oblige!). I didn't do a lot of lingerie work last year, so it's fun to try something different a few times in a row to get some practice in.
This week I had the chance to work with one of the photographers (Chris) from Focusure Studios.
We've spent a few weeks talking and mulling over photo shoot ideas (and other important things: favorite video games, movies, and sharing our sarcastic humor over various topics), so I was excited to get the chance to finally work together.
Our shoot was extremely laid back, and we chatted freely while shooting and readjusting scenes. I also met photographer, Jesi of J*Lee Photography, and her model Katelyn, who were going to be working with him as well that day. I even had the chance to shoot a few pictures with Jesi in Chris' newly finished studio, which has the prettiest cherry-wood flooring (...what?...I'm a sucker for a nice floor...).
I'm attempting to take note of various things while at shoots now that I'm delving into photography myself. Just small things like lighting and types of equipment used in the space. However, I'm one of those people that likes to write everything down to look over later if I'm curious how to do something, and I feel it's a bit strange to be jotting things down in a notebook between takes (though maybe that could be my quirky new thing that people remember... "Have you met that model? You know, the cute one that poses one minute and writes furiously in a notebook the next? " ...that's right, I'm calling myself cute...because I have no idea how people actually talk about me...). Maybe I'll start taking pictures of the setups for my own reference later - a little less weird since I try to take pictures for "behind the scenes" posts anyways.
Along with being jealous of the awesome flooring in the studio, I'm also pretty envious of the amount of natural light coming in through the windows in the other rooms. I essentially live in a cave (a basement) at the moment, so windows with good lighting, to me, are like what flames are to a moth (...deadly?...let's hope not...).
All that aside, Chris showed me a few edits, and I have to say, I'm pretty excited to share them! I'm already getting ideas together for what the next shoot could be (random fact #5: I really love planning/preparing for things...goes along with the "making lists" thing). And, because I'm so over-the-moon with these shots, I decided to include a preview of our set below (it pays off for you when I'm excited, doesn't it?)! Enjoy!