I was just informed that I won a nude photoshoot at a wedding show I went to, and I'm hesitant about doing it. I wouldn't have to be completely nude and could wear lingerie, but the photographer is a guy. It's a prize worth a couple of hundred dollars.
www.nu2.ca is the site for the photographer.
would you do it? As a surprise for SO? Or would you talk to him about it first?
I voted "no way," but not beause I would never do a boudoir shoot. I just wouldn't do it in these circumstances. Admittedly I didn't look at the website you posted but I would never personally do a boudoir shoot unless it was a FEMALE photographer that I had read reviews on or heard about through my friends. Even then, I would still only do lingerie, not totally nude. This is just my opinion, though. If you do decide to do it, I still think you should get more info on the photographer, though. There are a lot of creeps out there...
@dbeland: I did a boudoir shoot, not nude though. Also, not with a strange photographer that I've never met before. My wedding photography package came with an engagement shoot and a choice of bridal or boudoir. I talked to my FI about it, and he chose boudoir. My photographer is also a female. I voted yes, with lingerie, but then I read your post, and I'd say no way.
I voted "no". I just couldn't imagine getting undressed in front of a photographer!
I tried to look up reviews on the photographer & couldn't find any with a quick google search. If I came up with the same results with an in depth search there would be NO way I'd do it! Sounds like an amatuer photographer trying to break into the field to me (he had 73 "likes" on facebook) so there's no way I would. If you do just read the contract thoroughly and make sure none of the pics can be posted ANYWHERE without your consent.
I voted "no way," BUT-
Mostly just because it would feel really 'icky' to me that I just *happened* to win a budoir shoot with some random MALE photographer.
Call me old-fashioned, but even when I go get my yearly physical, I prefer a female doctor. (Though of course I'll suck it up and go see a male if there isn't a female available.)
But the doctor situation is... purely medical. A budoir shoot is meant to be SEXY. I would feel totally uncomfortable trying to be sexy in my underwear in front of some strange man lol.
I would TOTALLY do a budoir shoot for my future hubby if I sought out the photographer MYSELF, which also means that said photographer would be female, as well.
No way Jose to nude. In this day and age I wouldn't trust internet security to enough to be 100% sure that they'd never leak out. (Especially if it's a small operator like @soontobemrsm11: suggests). Or that my teenage children wouldn't stumble on them in 20 years' time. For the same reason I wouldn't in sexy lingerie.
Also, usually when you "win" a photography session (boudoir or otherwise), everyone who fills in a card "wins" a session, and they make their money on the prints.
I say do it, but with sexy lingerie! I am doing a boudoir shoot as a surprise for my FI and I know it'll be one of the best gifts I can give him that he can't figure out beforehand!
I say DO IT!! :)
That being said: if you can't find legit information on the photographer, I'd say no. Otherwise, maybe you could look into one with a photographer that you trust, that is reputable.
I'd much rather do it in front of a man than in front of a woman. they're there to take pictures, not to jerk off to you!
@dbeland: I would only do a boudoir shoot with a photographer that I felt comfortable with, who was reputable, and who did not maintain copyrights over the photos (ie I would make sure that I maintain rights over the photos). That said, I checked out the site which is in French, a language I don't understand. The photos look very artistic, but honestly, the photographer's picture creeped me out.
I did do a couple of google searches and there is not a lot about this guy out there, the few reviews I found were good.
I was shocked when they called and I asked them to give me time to think it over and look at my scheduler and they were fine with that, 1 point in their favour they didn't push for me to book right away.
@jcw522 you are so right about the posting of any pictures, that would really freak me out. I saw on his website that ha also has shows, ( don't know how big) but there is no way I woever allow a phot of me to be displayed like that anywhere but in private
If I do end up deciding to do it, I would definitely have someone accompany me, there is no way I would do something like that without at the very least a safety buddy.
I would also ask to meet with the photographer beforehand, to be sure that I would be comfortable, and not creeped out.
eugh, the website name sounds kinda sketchy, and i would never do it with a male photographer...so no way
@BlushResponse the website translates to nude2
I checked out the website you posted and saw some of his photography. It's really great photography and tasteful. I would have no problem going nude...maybe with a drapey blanket to cover certain areas.
But like jcw522 said, there must be some sort of guarantee that he doesn't post your photos without your consent. If he's professional that shouldn't be a problem.
Obviously do research of the Photographer and meet him in person first but with that said
Id do it... LOL it would probably turn my FI on to know I was completely nude in front of another male in a professional setting and quite admittedly, I would probably get turned on by it as well and come home and bang the crap outta me FI LOL
Free stuff y'all! I'd do it but...
Maybe ask for a female photgrapher if possible?
Or at least meet the guy and get a feel for him first. (I'm comfortable enough with myself to use a male photographer as long as he was reputable and not a creeper)
Maintain rights over the pics.
And do lingerie...or nude pics where you are still covered up (illusion of nudity)
Mine will be with some clothing on, and a male photographer, but his wife will be there, and likely one of my BMs. I would not go by yourself, but if you want to, bring someone else and clothes.
Male photographers are fine to shoot boudoir, but they should always have a female assistant present for liability reasons. Giving away a free shoot is just - well it's weird. Especially a nude shoot. There is nothing wrong with those sorts of photos, it's just odd circumstance. The website is virtually un-navigateable - although the work isn't bad, and it is interesting. So hard to say, but definitely research this person.
@dbeland: With these sort of prizes they offer the photoshoot for free and then charge you a fortune for the pictures. Just make sure what the prize package offers.
Honestly, I wouldn't do it for 2 reasons- 1) a male photographer- I just honestly don't think FI would feel comfortable with that, and 2) looking through his portfolio, I just didn't care for his style- if somebody is taking naked pictures of me, I want them to have a portfolio full of images I would want to look at and his all looked kind of like generic/men's magazine-y pics. If his style appeals to you and you are comfortable getting naked in font of a strange man, go for it- but don't try to force it just because it's free.
@dbeland: LOL "Seems legit" never fit more perfectly, except maybe in the case of the white windowless fan that had "FREE CANDY" crudely spraypainted on the side.. This is amazingly shady. I'd laugh and be like "Nice try, perv!" I mean... he could offer an engagement shoot, formal portraits, pre-wedding portraits, but no... he chose a boudoir shoot. Nope. No way.
I find the free "nude" odd. I think the work is pretty cool, not my style but cool. Do your homework OP, nothing wrong with nudes, Ive done them for many ladies.
have them do a non disclosure agreement you both sign so you know for sure your photos will not be used on the net.
I don't think I'd accept a shoot from "something I won". Those things are never very reliable, and there's always hidden fees somewhere!
If I were to do one [which I won't], I would use someone I was comfortable with, and most likely a female.
I won something like that too and it was a scammer who gave you a free photo shoot then you had to pay a ton for the pictures. Bad reviews I never called them back. Always do our homework. I stopped going to bridal shows because of all the scam phone calls and prizes
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