Sometimes you meet someone and just know that you want to work together. You can sense that they would be a perfect partner for the project you’re working on, whether it be their work ethic, sense of humor or just a feeling that they are a good person to have on your team. Photographer Anja Schneemann knew the first time that she saw Lara that the model was someone she wanted photograph for a boudoir session.
Anja believes that boudoir should be about photographing a woman in her natural poses, capturing a moment when she feels good in her body and her soul. She could tell from interacting with Lara that she was someone who felt the same way. And although Lara is a professional model, Anja worked with her the same way that she would with any woman on a boudoir session. The results are an example of an ideal boudoir -- simple, natural and absolutely stunning.
So how does Anja ensure that her clients and friends have a model boudoir experience? She makes sure that they understand that she is not looking for anything that makes them uncomfortable. “You don’t even have to undress! You don't have to stare into the camera every time. We will accent your virtues and natural beauty, so you have more self-confidence in front of the camera” she assures them. She wants each woman to feel at home in front of her camera, able to showcase her best self for these images that will be treasured forever.
Photography: Anja Schneemann