I had promised I would post a few behind the scene photos to show how I set up the boudoir mini-sessions. I didn’t put much effort into shooting the room but at least you get the idea. I also have examples from the room as well.
I loved the way that the room was set up because it gave me so many options for places to shoot. The spot I was shooting from was a whole other “living room” space so you can get an idea of how big the room was. The window was my main source of light. I also hung up a gold piece of fabric to get some great change of scenery. The last picture in the next series is with the gold fabric hanging from the window.
Examples from the window light:
And the one with the gold fabric on the window…
Now we move to the bathroom…
No you are not mistaken, I did say bathroom. Sounds creepy considering it is in a hotel room but it had the cutest blue wall. So I would have my clients stand (or sit on a stool) in front of the blue wall and I would shoot from the bathtub.
The shots in the bathroom are some of my favorites.
Now back to the “living room” area I was talking about.
This room is even bigger than the pictures can show. Behind me there was a desk, sink, and fridge in its own little area. Pretty sweet hotel.
Anyway, here is my basic light set up for this room. I have a strobe to the left, but I changed it to a continuous light. The one bouncing from the ceiling is actually a blue light. The blue gives more of a natural light feel so I like to use that one to bounce. Up on the couch is a off-camera flash. Since it’s the smaller flash I have to connect it via cord. The cord is so super long that I could probably connect it to my camera all the way over by the window. Here are some of the results!
Of course I have SO many more photos and combinations than I showed but it would be the longest post on the face of the planet if I showed everything. If you want to see more, I posted some up on my website gallery. http://tk-foto.com. There are some of the same and some extras.
That’s about it! I had so much fun doing these mini-sessions and I will definitely be doing them next year.