Have you all heard of Boudoir Photography? At first I didn't know what to make of it, thought it was a little silly, unnatural, etc. But then I realized the buzz around this type of photography and how much women of all ages, shapes, sizes are totally into this and how great it can make them feel with just some great light, a little lingerie and maybe a poll dancing lesson.
So a few days before I flew out to NY my friend Temis asked me if I wanted to take this poll dancing class at the S factor Studios in Chelsea. I was like, "yeah right, me pole dancing?" I'm sure that's every woman's reaction to these classes who are not um, professional pole dancers. But I was amazed at how many regular women go to these classes and are totally into it. It was an interesting experience and I can see why women are becoming addicted, it's very empowering, not cheesy at all and it's a great work out. After the class we headed back to her place because there was a monsoon storm going on and our original idea of the outdoor exhibit at PS1 would be out of the question. What started out as a ordinary portrait session turned into a cool boudoir session. Maybe it was the high after the pole dancing class, I don't know, but I'm excited to do more of these in the future.
Here are a few pics from our session. She showed them to her boyfriend and he loved them. So, unexpectedly, this is turning into a new photography venture for me. I didn't plan to offer this type of service but I can't not offer this to women who want to feel beautiful and special. Pole dancing class not required prior to session but I highly recommend trying it just once :)