Shooting boudoir is incredibly rewarding for a photographer. Not only do you get to witness the physical transformation of your client from walking through the door and sitting down in hair and make up to being camera ready, but there’s a special kind of energy that fills the studio that you just don’t get on any other kind of shoot. An energy that comes from the combination of the client’s implicit trust you as their photographer whilst wearing very little, with their excitement of doing something new and exciting!
On one of our recent Boudoir On Location days, it was a pleasure to be joined by burlesque performer and compere Salvador Pears, who has risen up through The Cheek Of It Burlesque School‘s classes over the past year or so in preparation for her own dazzling career under the bright lights of the stage. Having just switched from purple hair to a gorgeous new chocolate brown colour, Salvador spent an hour in hair and make up with resident vintage hair and make up specialist Miss Honey Bare before the shoot to perfect her classic 50’s look, complete with red lips, winged eyeliner and well-groomed eyebrows. I love how her bright red lips pop out of this top image and demand attention! Full creative team and outfit stockists can be found at the bottom of this post.)
Salvador has a naturally graceful and elegant poise, which makes her a dream to pose – even though she won’t admit it! Speaking to her via email a few days after the shoot, Salvador wrote “I really was so impressed with how you helped me manage the posing with my dyspraxia. Even gyms struggle to be understanding so that’s something I really thought was above and beyond.” Thank YOU, Salvador! I really hope I have the pleasure of having you in the studio again soon.
Photography and Retouching: Tigz Rice Studios
Model: Salvador Pears
Hair and Make Up: Miss Honey Bare
Long Line Cone Bra, Waspie, Gloves and Stockings: What Katie Did
Heels: Marks & Spencer
Jewellery: Model’s Own