“I’m not sexy” she said as we were beginning to shoot. I could not wait to show her what I saw through the camera! A beautiful women that carried herself with style and class. I hope after seeing these that is the last time she ever says that!

glam shots

 

 



28Jun

Specializing in Boudoir Photography since 2007 We are the original Babydoll Pinups! Classic beauty with a modern twist! We like to remind women how beautiful they really are because we all forget sometimes. The thought of boudoir can be very exciting yet scary for most. You see shoots of boudoir photography on our website, and guess what? They’re also real women.

While I do photograph women of all shapes and sizes, the fundamental difference is that these women walk into the shoot knowing what they look like, LOVING what they look like, accepting what they look like and want to walk out looking just like themselves, only a better version. Boudoir photography is not about Photoshopping you to look like a super model or a professional actress that spends hours a day on her looks. It is about you and what is beautiful about YOU! You will enjoy your experience more if you you understand that what we do is accentuate the positive with lighting and posing. We have been doing this since 2007 and have found that this is the “magic formula”.

It’s okay to need a little time to work on your self confidence. The media is full of sex symbols and what society accepts as being beautiful and that is a constant reminder that we may not be good enough as is. But you are! Put it on your bucket list, no one says you have to do it TODAY. Make it a fun goal to work towards and then reward yourself. It will be so worth it when you get your pictures back and you see how your loved ones see you. It will open up your eyes to how beautiful you really are!


It is important to know all there is to know about taking good headshots. The whole purpose of your headshots is to get you the opportunities that will open the doors to auditions and work that may fit you. Headshots are the primary tool for actors and actresses to promote themselves. Without a good set of headshots how will you get the attention that will get you into that role you want so badly?

The purpose of this post is to educate actors and actresses on the needs of taking your headshots. Being a professional photographer in Phoenix I have worked on tons of headshots for actors. From the newbie to the most experienced actor. To me I see when moving forward with headshots, they are not sure what direction they want to move in or make choices that can negatively affect the way their pictures come out.
The main purpose of an actor’s head shot is identification. Therefore the most important feature of an actor’s headshot is that it looks like the subject. Actors’ head shots should be clear; theatrical headshots are usually very “neutral” looking shots of the actor clearly showing his facial features.

Headshots are intended to show a person as they currently are (age, look, style, etc.) and reflect their best qualities. Therefore, if an actor’s hair is recently cut or coloured, they might then need a new headshot to reflect the new image of themselves. Additionally, if an actor has a scar of the face or moles, it should be visible on the headshot and not digitally retouched out of the image. Pimples or spots are temporary and therefore these are usually retouched.

Many did not know certain things that would have aided in better headshots or better printing choices. However, the more you know about the basics the better your headshots will be.I do not only want to be your photographer I want to you to have the basic information you need to take better headshots and pick the best headshots to invest in.

With a good headshot photographer you will be able to get great acting headshots that will communicate who you are and what you can do. Your headshots will communicate your casting. Your headshots will pop and get you more auditions.


Natural light is the most important and powerful tool available to photographers, and it is free to everybody in the world. Understanding how natural light works and how to work with it effectively is one of the key ways in which all of us can improve our photography without spending more money on fancy photographic equipment.
We take photos to communicate visually. With our photographs we aim to tell stories or to convey a mood, an atmosphere—what it was like to be at a place or with a certain person. This fact is very important to keep in mind because it helps us put everything in perspective. It helps us realize that ultimately our use of natural light is nothing more and nothing less than one of the means to communicate visually.



Pin-up photography is such a creative and challenging way to see things through your lens and this week I got to shoot some really different Pin-up. When creating pin-up photographs, we often look over some of the great pin-ups through the years. One common theme is pin-up with, of course, a car. (what else is there in pin-up photograph) Classic pin-ups are and we always strive to photograph something beautiful, classic and timeless! It is time consuming, but the end result always is worth the extra work we put into it!


Fun week again working with some amazing models and pin up fans. A few returning Pin up clients. In the late nineteenth century, burlesque performers and actresses used photographic advertisement as business cards to promote themselves. Understanding the power of photographic advertisements to promote their shows, burlesque women self-constructed their identity to make themselves visible. Being recognized not only within the theater itself but also outside challenged the conventions of women’s place and women’s potential in the public sphere. Among the celebrities who were considered sex symbols, one of the most popular early pin-up girls was Betty Grable, whose poster was ubiquitous in the lockers of G.I.s during World War II.

Other pin-ups were artwork depicting idealized versions of what some thought a particularly beautiful or attractive woman should look like. An early example of the latter type was the Gibson girl, a representation of the New Woman drawn by Charles Dana Gibson. The 1932 Esquire ‘men’s’ magazine featured many drawings and “girlie” cartoons but most was most famous for their Varga girls. Prior to WWII they were praised for their beauty. However, during the war the drawings transformed into women playing dress-up in military dress. The Varga girls became so popular that from 1942-1946, due to a high volume of military demand, “9 million copies of the magazine-without adverts and free of charge was sent to American troops stationed overseas and in domestic bases.The Varga Girls were adapted as nose art of the WWII bombers! Yes, times have changed and of course photography has changed.

Pin-up photography is always fun. The great thing about pin-up, is it still is a great art that is making a comeback, and to me will always be style! To see more of our Pinup Gallery!
pin up ashley king posing in frolt of classic car


27Jun

There are many types of model portfolios, but all have one thing in common. You need some great images in your portfolio and zed card to get work as a model. It is also best to get signed with a modeling agency as soon as you can. For example, The Agency. And remember, your book is vital to your modeling career. Your Phoenix portfolio photographer will get some looks together and with the creative director that will get potential clients to take a second look.

Your Book and zed card needs to have a variety of shots and one great head shot. It needs to show that you are versatile, that you can pull off more than one look. You need to show a range of expression and versatility. During our photo shoot consultation we can review ideas and see how you see yourself. Then, we can create a basis for your modeling portfolio.


The term “boudoir” may also be ascribed to a genre of photography. Boudoir photography is not generally a new concept and numerous examples including ones of Kathleen Meyers, Clara Bow, Mae West and Jean Harlow photographed in a boudoir style.

Typically shot in a photographer’s studio or luxury hotel suites, it has become fashionable to create a set of sensual or sexually suggestive images of women (and occasionally men and couples) in “boudoir style”. The most common manifestation of contemporary boudoir photography is to take variations of candid and posed photographs of the subject partly clothed or in lingerie. Nudity is more often implied than explicit. Commercially the genre is often (though not exclusively) derived from a market for brides to surprise their future husbands by gifting the images on or before their wedding day. Other motivations or inspiration for boudoir photography shoots include anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, weight loss regimes, maternity, other form of body change or alteration (such as breast augmentation or reduction) and for servicemen and women overseas.[2]

Boudoir photography may, in some cases, be distinguished from other photography genres such as glamour photography, fine art nude photography and erotic photography. According to research carried out in Digital Boudoir Photography (2006), John G. Blair said that the word “Boudoir” or “Boudoir portrait”, was used in 1980 by Motherlode Photography Studio in California to describe a picture more elegant than “erotic portrait” or “semi nude portrait”.

“Boudoir is about art.” It’s not about getting undressed, but rather “you’re getting ready to show your best self.” Although many boudoir clients give these photos as gifts to their partners, “you don’t do a boudoir shoot for someone, you do it for you,” adds Marlow. The person posing has taken a bold action that’s “made them look and feel amazing.” Tell that to the people who may unwittingly find the photos in the future.


Behind the scenes really lets you see what goes into making models and actresses look stunning. Someone is directing, doing makeup and hair! Oh if we all had that on a first date. The same goes into our photo shoots.