“I’m looking to book a session and shoot a series of sexy, professional shots for personal use!” my recent client Ms. C had written to me. I responded right away, asking her a little bit about herself. I wondered what sexy meant to her.
“My mind immediately goes to a photo of Rihanna sitting by her fireplace wearing nothing but a bra and a fur,” Ms. C told me. “Before I saw this picture, I’d previously only ever seen another favorite of mine rock the bra-no-panties look: Paz de la Huerta.”
“My idea of sexiness is lush, glamorous, and rock and roll. Like… wearing beautiful fur and silk but not a care in the world when it gets torn to shreds. Like a smoky eye that’s really just smudged eyeliner from a wild night. To me sexiness is confidence, sprezzatura, and BDE.”
Ah, “sprezzatura”. This word stood out to me the most in Ms. C’s response. If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s actually an Italian word that first came into light in Baldassare Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier in the 1500’s.
Castiglione defined sprezzatura as “a certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it.” What a perfect and unique concept for this boudoir shoot. So edgy. So. Much. Fun.
As you can see, Ms. C’s boudoir shoot captured this essence of
sprezzatura and much, much more. I had an amazing time showing her how to pose in order to create images that looked absolutely effortless and yet so sultry.
Afterwards, she had this to say about her experience:
“I was specifically looking for a photographer who could give me guidance on how to pose. I find getting photographed stressful and Evgenia put me completely at ease! And more than that, the photos came out BEAUTIFULLY. She is the absolute best and I would recommend her to anyone.”
Ms. C, you were incredible to work with. Your creativity, your spirit, and your sexiness light up these photos. Thank you for trusting me to guide you through your first boudoir shoot! It was truly one of my favorite boudoir sessions ever!
Ladies, are you ready to look effortlessly sexy like Ms. C? If so, you know what to do… Contact me and let’s start by talking about what sexy means to you! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.
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