Boudoir is my 'baby' this is what I happily tell everyone who asks whilst sporting a big cheesy grin. But I'll be the first to admit I've never had any 'formal' training in the genre of Boudoir.
So you can image my delight when I stumbled across the Photography Farm at the SWPP Convention in London this year. Indeed I had already heard about Photography Farm and even met the brains behind the school itself, Lisa Devlin in the previous year who was exhibiting at the time.
This year I got chatting to the very talented Tigz Rice who informed me that she would be hosting her Art of Boudoir master class at the Photography Farm in February of this year. Farm week takes place but once a year and it's week full of creative delights for us photographers with workshops spanning from weddings to babies to Boudoir! The location Ridge Farm is a 15th Century old Farm House based out in Dorking. This place is a dream, uneven floors, wonky windows, a creaky character filled space fit for all kinds of photographic genres. We were lucky enough to be shooting in the attic where natural light was in abundance streaming through skylight windows in one room and a huge square leaded window in another.
Tigz shared with us her knowledge and tricks of the trade from marketing right through to client care. But what hit home for me the most was when we were asked to pick a random card selected from the Taschen Pin-up calendar and take it in turn's to pose one another. All sounds pretty straight forward and easy right?... ha! wrong... especially when your the one being directed. This was such an eye opener for me to be placed in the hot seat and experience what it's like to be the 'client'.
And then it was shoot time... woohoo! and we were lucky enough with all that space to play with to have two gorgeous models to photograph kitted out in some equally gorgeous vintage lingerie.
Wow... Vintage Boudoir... Hooked! If you'd like a Boudoir photo shoot then why not drop me a line can't wait to hear from you!
Huge thanks goes to Tigz for being the perfect workshop hostess :) and now for the images themselves... enjoy!