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Nikki's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Nikki's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Here’s a short and sweet BTS video from my recent boudoir photo shoot with Nikki! Women like her are the major reason I love doing what I do so much! Nikki is a hardworking mom of a little boy and giving her images like the ones you’ll see in the above video is truly an amazing self confidence boost to give to a woman like her!

Nichole's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Nichole's Boudoir Photo Shoot

San Francisco Boudoir Photographer Jason Guy - There is honestly very few things in my life that are as rewarding as helping someone change the way they see themselves. Today's post features my gorgeous client Nichole. Nichole was not optimistic that she was going to get images that she loved from her photo shoot, but she decided to go though with it anyway thanks in large part to her moms encouragement.

Outdoor Boudoir Photography

Outdoor Boudoir Photography

This summer I had way too many of my clients ask me if I do any of my boudoir sessions outdoors. Every time I was asked the question I said of course I do and I would show them some examples from some past clients. I heard the questions with such frequency this year though, that I felt the need to create this article to hopefully answer this question once and for all: 

YES!!! You can absolutely do your boudoir session outdoors!

Alyx's Boudoir Photo shoot

Alyx's Boudoir Photo shoot

One of the biggest objections I hear regularly from women wanting to do a boudoir photoshoot with me is that they would love to do it, but they don't think that they can look like the women in my portfolio.

Summer's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Summer's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Summer was nervous about her boudoir photoshoot with me because she didn't want to have a repeat experience of being photographed for her boudoir session without any coaching on how to pose her body. I told her not to worry and that my makeup artist and I would take care of everything and make her look amazing. 

Christine's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Christine's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Christine was openly nervous about her boudoir photoshoot before we started, however after hair and makeup artist Ducky Rickman gave her a full makeover it was all down hill from there. After her makeover, I coached Christine on how to pose her body and nail her expression with great consistency. Together we photographed one of my favorite boudoir sessions to date.

Nichole's Boudoir Photoshoot

Nichole's Boudoir Photoshoot

Every boudoir photoshoot is different and every client is a unique individual. I take great pride in being able to pose all body types to make each woman look her very best. Nichole was brave enough to allow me to document her boudoir experience from start to finish and you should definitely check out her amazing transformation in the video above.

Jenn's Maternity Photography

Jenn's Maternity Photography

Maternity photography has always been a genre of photography I've been less than enthusiastic about. I think this is because every time I do a search on Pinterest for "maternity photos" I am inundated with cutesy pictures of a pregnant woman in a field holding a chalkboard sign reading "It's a boy!" That's not my style and quite honestly I find those types of images cheesy.

Fort Point Fashion Photography

Fort Point Fashion Photography

Ever since the first time I stepped inside it I knew I would eventually do a shoot here. Spend just a few minutes inside and you’ll see why. Fort Point is a literal treasure trove of amazing light patterns and dynamic backdrops that cast dramatic shadows on cloudless days and offers countless soft light possibilities.

Danielle's Boudoir Session

Danielle's Boudoir Session

Understandably most of the boudoir sessions I photograph stay private for obvious reasons. Every once in a while however, I have a client that is brave enough to share her boudoir experience with others.

Using Strobes on Location

Using Strobes on Location

First off let me just start off by saying that what I’m about to discuss is totally up to interpretation. Put another competent photographer in my shoes on game day, and you’d likely get imagery that looks very different from what I’m about to show you. Knowing when to use strobes or when natural light is good enough for the look you want in portrait photography is one instance where I believe the art of photography breaks away from the technical. In this article I’d like to break down a recent model portfolio shoot I just shot and go over why I chose to keep the lighting natural, or in some cases, augment the ambient light with a bit of flash. 

How to Make a Composite Portrait

How to Make a Composite Portrait

The more composite style images I do, the more purist about my photography I seem to become. I don't say this because I hate doing composites or anything, quite the contrary! I say that only because I do think that composite photographers tend to have an I'll just fix that in Photoshop mentality on the day of the shoot. With that in mind I wanted to write this article to show new photographers interested in compositing how I was able to put together the image you see above and why I chose to composite the final image.

 

 

 

Dillon Beach, CA Meg Vega Shoot.

Dillon Beach, CA Meg Vega Shoot.

So I was on my way out to Tamales Bay to get some oysters for a BBQ get together thing. Now I've lived here in this area all my life and have spent some significant time on our coast. I've even been out to Dillon beach a few times. Apparently though I was never observant enough to notice the awesomely beautiful rocks that you can't miss on your way out there. So after finally noticing these damned things I knew immediately I had to do a shoot at them. I made some calls and everyone was busy... Except Meg Vega