Clean white walls, exposed brick, natural light and simple black and white lingerie all add up to one classy and modern boudoir! We love the confidence and passion this session emanates and couldn’t wait to talk to Jade from Avenue One Photography about her work. She shared her inspiration with us, which we hope in turn inspires your work this week!
What inspired this boudoir session?
I just opened a boudoir studio in an old historic building in Colorado Springs, CO. The studio features amazing natural light and an exposed brick wall. To kick things off, I wanted to do a styled shoot that reflected my boudoir brand, "Modern Boudoir with a Vintage Flair." Sarah, the model, and I had so much fun playing in my natural light studio. This was her first time modeling for boudoir and my first time shooting boudoir!
I really wanted to have pieces of my work that truly reflect my brand and unique approach to boudoir photography. I wanted to photograph a specific set of images that had a light, romantic feel which is why I chose a light, neutral outfit to pair with a floral crown. This series of images truly reflects what I envision when I think of modern boudoir.
Secondly, I wanted to photograph a series of images where I could give the viewer a completely different take on what is typically thought of when you think of boudoir photography. I wanted less emphasis on the “seductiveness” of boudoir and sought to encompass a high fashion, yet vintage feel by creating outfits that are non-traditional to boudoir. High-waisted bottoms, tulle skirts and a wide brim sun hat were used to create this feel. I absolutely love the drama in some of the black and whites. It was amazing to see my vision truly come to life with this shoot.
What was the most memorable moment from your shoot?
The most memorable thing about the shoot was nailing the hair flip. This shot was 100% inspired by the ever talented, New York based boudoir photographer, Jen Rozenbaum who had just recently taught an online boudoir photography class which, in turn, completely motivated me to put together this shoot. During the class she demonstrated how to capture this type of shot and I absolutely loved how it came out during my shoot. It’s now one of the largest print pieces on the walls in my studio.
What advice would you give someone considering a boudoir session?
Don’t wait. Celebrate YOU, now. So many women feel they need to be a certain size or shape before they will consider a boudoir session but I say don’t wait. Schedule your session and open yourself to seeing your beauty right here and now.
What do you consider the difference between boudoir and fine art boudoir?
I believe fine art boudoir is less about being seductive in front of the camera than traditional boudoir. It's about celebrating a woman's femininity and capturing moments of natural movement rather than exact poses and facial expressions. It's about capturing a woman as she is naturally.