How to do your own boudoir shoot with a phone – update

ARTICLE originally published in 2010- updated 2017 and then clean up 2020, video coming soon!
Inspired by my popular post “how to shoot your own boudoir photos” and this picture which title is:
“NUMBER ONE USE OF CAMERA PHONES THESE DAYS” (Get naked and take pictures)

Yes, we have all done it. Good thing we are not famous- yet.
Now, this post is about how to take your naked selfies to the next level.

Here is my attempt to eradicate those pictures taken in the washroom mirror – the horror.
Fine. I can’t eradicate them for good since we still have to take a picture of the outfit #OOTD we are wearing that day and post it.

But for sexy pictures in your underwear- Please use this.


Photos from when the original article was published in 2010 (DANG!) on an iPhone 4 and about 15 pounds (pre-Lily) less and different hair. This only reinforces my thought on “you look awesome right now”. Do not wait for when I do x. Time flies.



1: Get your room ready. 
My room does not look like this every day. Everything goes into the closet and the catch-all drawers.
Pay special close attention to clutter on surfaces, I know usually nobody is going to look behind you if your cleavage is right there, but don’t be that chick of the selfie mouse on the floor 

2: GET READY
Thank goodness for push up bras. Aren’t they awesome? And my Batman undies. I nerded out for this shoot. Tips on what to wear are here.
Makeup. Pile it on.  Youtube has amazeballs makeup tutorials, don’t get lost in the rabbit hole so make sure you actually do this first.  Youtube glam makeup with the type of makeup you own.

3: PHONE

After you prop it on a chair like I did or get one of those gadgets to stick your phone on surfaces, set it up to Time Lapse Option so you have some time to move around. Make sure you have enough memory so back up all your photos before attempting this. You will need the space.

4: TAKE THE PICTURES:
All right here you go, it is way easier when no one is looking :). And you are actually looking at yourself in the phone so it helps. If you are shooting video set your iPhone horizontally – but for photos vertically it’s ok.
So start the goofiness. Use props. More tips on what to do click here Just remember, you are on your knees here so move around. Go on all fours. You can think of something 😛 Avoid using the digital zoom, it ain’t pretty.

5: EDITING: There are tons of apps out there, for simplicity I use Snapseed others even change your body shape. But if you already feel sexy in your underwear and makeup, this looks better than what an app can do.

camera

What not to do:
besides losing your phone with all those pictures- or sending them to a  jerk

All I see is the toilet.
Almost… good try, the darn toilet paper got in the way. Push that tush.
So if you must… this is a good example. Almost no crap and all you see are boobs. It’s purpose is to tease. If you ever break up – there is no face! just awesome boobs.

And also points for clean mirrors! Anyway- hope you just set the self-timer and start having fun without holding your phone.

And lastly, do not forget to back up the photos from your phone, back them up on your computer- I was going to say google drive but not sure if I trust it, ZIP it, put a password in it then save it.

Have fun! I do have a thing for Batman

Things I learned going to a strip bar

It is really not the same as taking a pole dancing class that is for sure 🙂

It was 1996 when I first went to one, I just wanted to see what the fuss was about. Yeah, it was nothing like “Showgirls” that movie I saw to check out what the saved by the bell girl was up to. Or “striptease” with Demi Moore for that matter. No fancy choreography. boobs were not that perky or they did not move at all, no in between.
Fast forward to last night, the choreography hasn’t changed much but the bodies sure are perkier. Or they work out more, or maybe I notice those things more that I am not as perky as I once use to be. 
Anyway here are a couple of observations in random order of importance. 
  • The lighting is really dimmed. Great to hide stretch marks, stray hairs or dimples. Not good for photography.
  • A handkerchief or bandana is not just for blowing your nose. They use it to sit comfortably on any surface or lap while wearing dental floss underwear. smart!
  • Tapping someone on their shoulder with your butt or boobs is acceptable.
  • They take rejection really well, after all that wiggling if the guy is not interested in a lap dance they just shrug it off. next!
  • They still have to pay for their own booze! You would think they get a discount since they are the main attraction but no. And it’s 12 a drink. The horror.
  • Best poses: when the butt was stuck out to the max, and tilting your head back to make hair longer and look like you are really enjoying yourself.
  • Touching self looks great, unless one leg is up the air like a karate kick, and then you touch your  vagina. I still giggle. You had to be there. 
  • All the dancers wear those platform heels or “stripper shoes”. Apparently they are very comfortable and have skid resistant soles. Fitness models wear them too. So I shouldn’t call them stripper shoes. They look good in pictures. They actually go with a thong. 
  • It was not very busy when I was there, but the client ratio of “normal looking guy” vs. your-dad’s-weirdo-friend was about 20/80. 
  • Even entertainers don’t want their face posted all over the internet. 
See? I respect you like a stripper 🙂 
So bring out your inner stripper, we all have one I think. 
Anyway back to work people 🙂 

Tips on what to wear to your Maternity shoot – Boudoir style

Maternity shoots… like boudoir shoots from a while back, before they got all maxim and cool, there is a fine line between cheesy and cool. VERY fine.  I think it all started with the Demi Moore image in the 90’s. And then Christina Aguilera’s came along…

 I like the poses and the heels actually suit her. I like the fact that she is smiling, not looking at the camera with the come and do me face- she is just having fun. The belly here is kinda small like a 7 months so keep that in mind. And the ones with her son are super cute and clean. Nobody is naked, but she just has great make up on.

I bought the domain MaternityBoudoir.com a while back, thinking hmm, it will eventually be ok to rock the belly with some push up bras and some sexy poses, but it turns out, it hasn’t happened that way. It seemed a bit contrived. And who am I kidding, the last thing you feel at 8 months is sexy. You just want to capture your body, in the nicest way possible, while you have an alien like creature in there, or like I was supposed to say it: “while it is creating the miracle of life…”

Anyway, what I am blabbing about is that my whole intention of the maternity boudoir has shifted from capturing sexy belly, to capturing a shot where you feel great. And that you can show your parents. We still do some tasteful nudes anyway, that if you want to show them go ahead, I do not judge.

So here are the tips on what to wear to your Maternity shoot:

  • “Bandeaus” bras (I had to google that) those tube bras that cover your boobs with no straps. White, black or simple colour.
  • Skirt – flowy, comfortable. Even kinda of those peasant ones. Or even denim 
  • Black simple dress- or any colour as long as it doesn’t have prints (I am anti-print)
  • Big dress shirt. This one for some reason works without being too cheesy. Your hubby’s works. 
  • Coordinate a bit your other half’s outfit. Try not to be matchy – matchy but at least do not clash. Showcase what you would normally wear.
  • Baby items: toy, shoes or a special blanket.
  • Wraps or fabric. Not really needed but if you have one you really like.
  • Comfy sweater – nice if its cold out, it is a bit body hugging or if its open with buttons, or shows your shoulder.
The goal is to showcase the belly so wear stuff that makes you feel confortable and not too tight.
taken at my place
for some of the latest samples click here
The comments are super funny. I like her. Even read the “10 things they do not tell you” about pregnancy- I had flashbacks and flinching moments while laughing.
 
And for more info about my packages you can go here
I did include a combo package, where you can have a shoot after baby and you are sick of feeling tired and like a milk machine, and you just want a bit of your femininity pre-baby back. Because you are going to have TONS of pics of the baby anyway, take some of the you with the baby too if you want where you look great. Like Christina up there… just saying. 
I will scout for my pregnant picture I have from my glamour shot days… let me find it. It wasn’t that awkward but the backdrop is a horrible drappey-gray. 

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