March 9, 2019 by admin |
Last week, I talked about my regard for boudoir photography. I really believe that it can be a powerful body affirmation tool for any woman, at any stage of life. The question I hear the most is: “But, exactly when should I book a boudoir session?” So, I came up with a list of a few times when scheduling a boudoir session may make sense.
March 2, 2019 by admin |
Photography can document the realities of any given moment in time. We all have snapshots of our childhood, slightly awkward polaroid types where everyone is racing to get out of the shot. And these are mementos that we all hold dear. Even if our first professional photography experience is at a wedding, those are still usually documentary-style records of that day. But photography, especially working with a professional, also has the potential to show things that you may not see with your naked eye. It has the ability able to capture a portrait that is more fantasy than reality, but still us. That is where the power of Boudoir photography lies for me. The empowerment of a woman at that moment, taken in such a way that she would never see herself. But knowing that this is the way her most loved partner sees her. My name is Rachel, and I’m so honored to be working with Erik from Patton Photography as we go over the finer points of Boudoir photography, including why you may be ready for a session and things you may want to wear, in the next few blogs. It is a genre of photography that I firmly believe in, particularly when used as a tool for body acceptance. I think that every woman is beautiful, and a Boudoir session, especially with an artist like Erik, allow that allure to be captured and shared. I promise that the images created will be keepsakes that any woman will treasure forever.
February 24, 2016 by admin |
A couple weeks ago I photographed a few ladies on the same day for a boudoir Valentine’s special. It was a long day for both myself and makeup artist Kerri, but in the end it was very well worth it as we got some very special images for our clients. One of whom was Olivia. Liv, as she’s more commonly known, is a model represented by modeling agencies both here in Boston and in New York City. She’s done a lot of commercial and fashion work, but never done a shoot just for herself. So when she found out we were running a series of short shoots, she got in touch. And I’m glad she did. We went for a couple of different looks, one a more traditional soft and pretty boudoir look of a bra and panty set with a bulky cable knit sweater. For the second look, we went with a denim button down, panties, and knee high socks for a more just-rolled-out-of-bed sensual look. For makeup, we started with a lighter look and moved on to something a little darker to add a little more edge. I love the way the images came out, especially in the black and white. Liv is a real pro in front of the camera and I think the final images really show it.
January 26, 2016 by admin |
January 19, 2016 by admin |
In addition to shooting boudoir and some commercial work, I’ve been working on and off over the years creating a series of outdoor fine art nude portraits. I shoot these for my own creative outlet to keep things fresh and interesting. The locations are outdoors in the natural environment, be it the forest, beach, or a grassy field. My approach to this work is to keep planning to a minimum and just let the creativity happen during the shoot. Just myself and the subject, nothing complicated. Shooting early in the morning, I wander around looking for great light and an interesting composition. From there I find a quiet, introspective pose that sets the tone of the image. A beautiful woman in a beautiful setting. Perfect. This particular image was taken about three years ago with a model friend of mine at a location about 20 miles north of Boston. I’m currently working on a website for this work but until then, follow me on Instagram at @erikpattonphoto if you want to see more. –Erik