Post # 1
I had an amazing budiour session with my family photog/friend. I did a pinup look and she did great, she had mini sessions w/a hair/makeup artist and rented hotel room.
I’m hoping to do a more soft & natural photo shoot to give DH on our wedding day. I want to surprise him (which means hiding the cost), so I’m trying to see if I can do my own hair/makeup or maybe go get it done (call it a trial for the wedding). Does anyone have ideas for a location or what I could do in my house to make it work? I mean, she used a small hotel room last time, so I’m not sure what is needed. We could use my bedroom. I have tan sheets, light tan walls & carpet (with some dark accent walls). But I think if we’re creative we can make it work (but I need to get DH away for a while).
Anyone know what types of requirements there are or have any creative/cheap ideas?
Post # 3
@cmdeibler: You need LOTS of natural light for photos to usually turn out awesome with little retouching. Figure this in if possible.
Post # 4
You should consult with your photographer on the location. It’s hard to say if your room would work, becuase we don’t know the size/layout or the amount of availble light. I can tell you that more likely than not, if it’t not taking place in their studio you would need to rent a hotel room or suite.
Post # 5
Thanks ladies. I’m thinking my house would work. I have a nice open layout with a lot of windows/light. I’d just have to get rid of the hubby for a while somehow. It’s all really light and airy. I’m waiting to hear back from her. She may have to come look (she doesn’t have a studio).
Post # 6
@cmdeibler: Definitely consult with your photographer if you’re planning on wanting to do it at your house. Have him/her stop by to check it out and make sure it would work. I can’t tell you how many clients insist that their house is perfect for photos only show up and it not be. There are a lot of things that go into shooting that most people don’t think about.
Post # 8
I did my boudoir sesssion at our house. I took pictures of my home and sent these to my photographer, along with measurements, and had her make suggestions. She ended up bringing a few things (a draped white sheet does amazing things lol) and I love the fact that the pictures were taken in our first home.