Category intime

Kyla + Mack

Kyla Gray gives us a glimpse of what it’s like on a night out of town if she were your girlfriend. I meet up with Kyla Gray and Mack Kuhr in their suite at the Oyster Point hotel in Red Bank, NJ. With the assistance and direction from another amazing photographer Olya, and my Fiilex K311 LED lighting kit, we mix up casual and sexy in the same scene. I think more couples should take sexy photos like this they can hang in their rooms, and also have a little fun in the bedroom in front of a professional photographer with memories to take home.

Yes, I thought I was directing Keanu Reeves with Kyla the whole time.

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Boudoir Sessions

Have you ever wanted to look your best, feel your sexiest, experience something new, or surprise your significant other? A boudoir session is the best way to feel completely free to fulfill your fantasies in a comfortable, fun and professional environment. Show off all of your photos, or just some of them. Wear your lingerie collection or nothing at all. Either way, don’t put it off till later or it may be too late!


Here Comes the Bride

She wakes up early in the morning, gets her hair curled, lashes on, pretty pink lipstick, a little blush, and some sparkling pearls. Instead of putting on the wedding dress, she puts on a white corset, white panties, and a garter that any guy would want to catch. It’s a bridal lingerie that is a very sexy compliment to the dress. When it all comes off, she teases with a darker seductive set. I try to express the pretty, sensual, and playful sides of every woman with the range of outfits which help bring out all sides of their personality.

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Pro or Amateur?

I get asked often whether or not my models are professionals or if I like to work with amateurs versus experienced models. There are obvious advantages and disadvantages to both, but if I would have to pick one, I am usually more excited to work with someone with little to no experience in modeling given that she has visible potential. Before I list my reasons why I would choose either one, it would be best to explain my type of work. I prefer my style of photography to be intimate and feel more personal, almost a boyfriend perspective rather than a studio session. I want the audience to feel as if they are actually there playing with a real woman. I want the chemistry and interaction to be palpable. I don’t want the model to feel distant as if she were above and beyond the reach of the audience. Simply put, I want the girl-next-door feel.

When working with an experienced model, it depends what field of modeling she fits into. My least favorite type are fashion models, they have memorized ten fashion poses that are usually unnatural, sometimes uncomfortable looking, or simply just trying too hard to look different. A fashion model’s job is to make clothing look good, not their own body. Granted, if a model has the ideal height, face, and body structure, she can make any pose look good, however it still won’t convey a sense of intimacy in the photos that I am looking for. No matter how hard I try to direct an experienced fashion model to be more natural and playful, the poses are so ingrained into their muscle memory that they fall back into them and I just shake my head! On the other hand, if the experienced model usually does glamour or any other sexy genres, then I’ll shut my mouth and let her take control of the session and I become a trigger-happy-puppy. She will know how to flirt with the camera, how to tease with her outfit, and enjoy being suggestive with her poses. An experienced model in the same genre as the photographer’s interest make the session go by incredibly fast and efficient with guaranteed results.

When working with beginners, it’s always a gamble whether or not this model will truly have potential in front of the camera. The true test is when the shutter starts clicking and the model is required to start moving fluidly and interacting with the photographer. All beginners need some warm up time, some women require only thirty minutes while some might need additional future sessions. My evaluation for every model on her potential varies greatly on what I think of their looks, attitude, and personality. I might give some women more chances than others. It does seem like a lot of investment is required in terms of time and energy to work with a new model, time spent coaching and directing her. Notice I used the term investment. Being a model’s first photographer leaves a huge impression on her and usually gives me priority for future work if I make her feel beautiful, sexy, and comfortable. This is true throughout the photography world. I’ve ran into models that will not shoot intimate portraits with anyone else other than their “personal photographer”, just as I have models that are exclusively mine. An experienced model might work with me only if I can trade her final edits or if payment is involved. A beginner who is looking to build her portfolio will be my muse for the time being and I can pursue my creative path without the pressure of delivering a final product. We are all possessive in some ways. To summarize, the best things about a new model is the exclusivity of their time and image, and being able to mold them to how I work as a photographer.

I believe both experienced models and inexperienced models both have something to put on the table, and both are a gamble sometimes, so I don’t restrict myself to one group. I really just want to find the next model that I can share amazing chemistry with and really blow the audience away with spectacularly intimate photos that other photographers haven’t captured of them. I’ve had plenty of bad experiences, but each one is a learning process to better filter out future potentials, and the amount of amazing women I’ve created incredible work with far surpasses the forgettable ones.

Cassie is a true testimony to my philosophy. Treat the women you work with respectfully and generously, and you will build a special relationship that will be rewarding in your career and personal life. I was Cassie’s first photographer many years ago, and even though she doesn’t look a day older or an ounce less stunning, she was a timid and shy model during the first session. She eventually jumped into the glamour modeling world and has built a great amount of experience with many photographers while sharing an occasional shoot with me during that time. Since then, she has been concentrating more on her career and less focused on modeling. I am the one she’ll call up whenever she’s in the mood, and I can proudly say I will always be her photographer and she will always enjoy the freedom of being in a state of undress and feeling beautiful in front of my lens. Every second I’ve invested in her from the first day to the end of the last session hasn’t made her more of a professional or less of an amateur, it has made us into the ideal artist and muse pair.

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What Happens in Vegas

Here are some leaked images of what happens at a Vegas bachelorette party! Maybe that’s not what really happens when there are a bunch of girls in a hotel room, except when you add me into the mix, I will make it happen. So don’t let your next Vegas memories be a bunch of boring sorority-sister-hands-on-hip poses with a drink. Let’s do something you’d get in trouble if your boss finds out.

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Caroline in the Garden

I met Caroline while I was coaching a fellow photographer my tricks of boudoir photography, and I loved how photogenic she was so I had to ask her to model for me. Caroline has the sweetest girl-next-door look with an amazing long and curvy body that screams to be shown off and not covered in long dresses. Of course this is where I come in! This was our first official shoot together at a location from AirBnB, a secluded backyard with no neighbors. At first glance the property seemed messy and unusable, but we found nooks and crannies combined with a telephoto lens to blur out the background to magically produce a beautiful picture perfect backdrop to get naked in. She told me how it felt so free to have this intimate session outdoors in the beautiful weather with nature. I am incredibly proud to have broken Caroline out of her shell and looking forward to future shoots together.

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Scent of a Woman

I am absorbed by your scent like a boy to his blankie. Soft, safe, never wanting to be too far away from it. I will hold onto you securely when you’re here, I will feel emptiness when you’re away.

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Boudoir Workshop

Have you always wanted to learn how to shoot intimate photos of women, and make them look beautiful? Here’s your chance to experience one of my boudoir photo sessions with a gorgeous model. You will learn how to interact with your model, how to pose them, and how to make the best of natural light, and modeling lights too. Take beautiful photos straight from the camera without relying on editing later! I am only limiting the class to 10 students, so sign up soon! The workshop will be featuring the beautiful Phiorella.


Start Your 2013 Sexy!

Time is flying by and before you know it, Valentines day will be coming up and I know you want something more than just flowers and chocolates. Make it a special day with a sexy intime session for January! Don’t wait till it’s too late, do it for yourself or book a session for your special someone.

Book your session here!

Bringing Sexy to Bump Photos

This might be the only time I ever showcase maternity photos, why you ask? Because most of the time they look like Sears studio portraits. I had an amazing opportunity to be reached out by a wedding photographer near LA who wanted me to photograph sexy baby bump photos for her. I was excited that I get to document such an intimate and important time of her life. Everything came together just perfectly, as I drove my rental car to her amazing suburban house, it was a perfect sunny West coast weather. She had just come back from her hair and makeup and looked stunning and was such a sweetheart to be around. As I lugged my lighting equipment in, I noticed her house looks like it could be featured in an interior design magazine.

We started with some warm up shots, as it became progressively more comfortable and easier, the photos got more intimate. I treated it like any other intime session where I wanted to show off her best features while also showing off the bump all while making sure she was comfortable. I find it even more sexy when a real woman (or soon-to-be mother) can open herself up to be captured so intimately, more so than a model who has to look sexy for a living. I cannot wait for our next true intime session with me. Here are some of the safe photos to share with the world.

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Don’t be a flake

If you are just starting in the industry or even been in long enough, you will still feel the frustrations I feel, which is why I need to make another public announcement: Don’t be a flake!

Let’s start from the beginning. If I give you the time to reply to all your emails, answer your questions, and even schedule in dates for you, have the courtesy to reply in a timely manner (one week), and don’t be wishy washy with your schedule. Not having a calendar shows your irresponsibility in life. I can only reschedule you a few times before I start getting annoyed by you. Why would I want to make you pretty if I am annoyed by you?

If you are interested in working with me, your excitement helps fuel mine. It’s a great thing. I will try to hype up the photo session for you in a realistic manner, and so should you. Over promising yourself and not delivering is the best way to kill my inspiration and interest in you. For example, don’t assure me you have a “banging body”, and when you arrive, you’re short and over weight. Yes, those were her exact words. Don’t tell me you’re comfortable with nudes and change your mind last minute. While I will never force you, I will be more likely to send you home sooner. Perhaps this is the way women try to manipulate men into doing what they want but change their end of the “deal” at the last moment.

Most importantly, if I actually do schedule precious time out of my year to make you pretty, you can at least try to show up! As a amateur photographer, you can expect more flakes than not, and over the years I have prevented most flakes from happening. Most women take photographers for granted, they apparently come a dime a dozen. Scheduling with me is not the same as scheduling an oil change and not showing up because you weren’t in the mood for it. I have to mentally and physically prepare for you. I do this for the love of it, not because I need you in my work.

Have the courtesy of not partying and getting wasted 24 hours before the session, and show up with a headache, bruised limbs, and eye bags just because I’m a master at Photoshop. Your enthusiasm for my talents will be reciprocated when I delete your photos. God forbid you miss one night of partying for a timeless photo shoot. Prepare the outfits! Too many times the model throws random items into a bag five minutes before leaving for the session. If nothing you brought works, guess what? You’re going home.

If you’ve worked with me before, you should realize how much sweat and blood I am willing to put into our projects, so should you. On that note, who wants to shoot?


Intime for 2

Attention hot couples!
I am offering one FREE intime session for the hottest couple that emails me their photos and writes me what they look forward to with their awesomely sexy intime photos. If you haven’t seen my intime site, here are some testimony snippets from couples that enjoy the photos together:

“We’re a busy couple…but ever since the intime photos went up on our computer’s screensaver and wallpaper…the wife and I have just been…all over the place.  During dinner, in the middle of a conversation…its crazy!”

“I saw myself in ways that I didn’t even think were possible. It was like there were hidden secrets about me, which even I didn’t know… and he brought them out for me to see. ”

“As usual we brought the laptop to bed. We also had the best sex afterward I think we’ve had in recent memory. It was…so good. Both times”

What to expect from a session with Tony:

  • A unique, fun, and intimate time shared with another person
  • Photos that last forever and can be a great catalyst to your relationship
  • Getting naked in front of the camera together
  • Lots and lots of foreplay

Fine print:

  • Couple will pay expenses such as hotel room
  • Some approved photos used for portfolio, like the ones below

How do I apply?

  • Send an email with photos of you two to yangphotography at
  • Describe yourselves and what you look to get out of this session and why I should pick you
  • If you’re single, grab a hot stranger to play with!
  • I cannot reply to everyone’s email, only the one I’ve picked, sorry!

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Call Me Cupid

Sex life feeling a little low? Nothing a few sexy photos can’t fix! The best experiences I hear about are when the guys encourage or even hire intimate photos for her. It’s a fact that after a while, the man gets used to seeing the same woman “as herself,” and with the help of a little makeup, lingerie, and another guy’s perspective, it will drive him nuts when both of you share the experience of looking at the photos together.

What are you waiting for?

iPhone intime

While I previously ranted about the irritating flood of Instagramesque, low quality photos over the web, there is a reason for such appeal. Everyone can look good or mysterious behind the filters. I also find a unique and intensely personal interaction between the subject and I during an intimate photo session. Instead of hiding behind a large black metal body and glass lens, I am up-close and personal, holding a phone camera. The relationship shifts from business to personal, professional to amateur, structured to spontaneous. I have deduced myself to simply a man who enjoys staring at a woman’s body and she does not deny she enjoys being looked at. Take away all the rules of photography, the etiquette of professionalism, the fear of society and you’re left with a raw experience guided by your senses. I am always ready with my iPhone.

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A woman worth waiting for

I met her at a friend’s birthday dinner, I couldn’t keep my attention off her. We kept in touch, but it wasn’t until two years later to the exact day (give or take a day) that I was given the unbelievable opportunity and joy of sharing an intimate session with a sweetheart and a goddess. My fondness of her is a combination of her incredibly sweet personality and flawless complexion. My heart would skip a beat to each shutter release. To capture a soul that you adore and to have each other open up completely without hesitation, is photography nirvana. If it takes two more years for our next encounter, then I will wait patiently.

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Words with Friends

I’m quite terrible at Words with Friends for the iPhone so I’ve given up on that and decided to play my own version of words with friends. It’s quite easy, just throw a bunch of letters onto your friend and see what words come up. 15 points if you can guess what phrase these letters spell.


click here for the answer




Taiwanese Bombshell

Maureen Chen is a Taiwanese model from Los Angeles. She has the face of an innocent, sweet girl, but with the body that will make you think otherwise. While she does pack a 34DD, I would much rather see a 32B or at most a C on a petite Asian woman, but that’s how they roll in the west coast.

The first set was shot with an Alien Bee B400 bare bulb with reflector directed at the model.
The second set was Alien Bee B400 modeling lamp only with umbrella, no flash, tungsten ambient lights, prime lens.


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Favorite Position, I mean, Location

Anyone who knows my work can guess one of my favorite location or settings to shoot would be on the bed. The bigger the better, but apparently there are California Kings, Super Kings, and then there’s Grand King mattresses. I’d like to find a place with a Grand King and see how many ladies can fit (just kidding). I prefer to spoil one lucky woman and give the whole estate to her.

There’s not a better ice breaker than to share a soft, warm, plushy surface you both have to crawl around to get the right angles and shots. It’s comfortable, it’s relaxing, it’s intimate, and it’s affordable! No permits required and no public eyes gazing in. If it’s their own bed, they are even more familiar and comfortable, and it opens up all new possibilities.

Whether it’s a large window with natural light or just a night stand lamp, I almost always use the Canon 50mm 1.4 USM. Shooting at f/1.8 allows plenty of ambient light to soak in to the frame. Most people are too caught up on specs and rules, minimum shutter speed and aperture, must use telephoto for portraits, etc. Instead, I concentrate first on getting as much light into the frame as possible, the sharpness and depth of field are secondary to me compared to the mood and the colors.

I remember practicing photography in college using only what I had available, the tungsten lamps. While very limited in control or brightness, it offers a simple understanding of how light and shadow works, since it is a constant light source. Ironically, years later having much experience with all types of lighting, I will still go back to using the lamps to create an intimate and real scene. Don’t forget the model also needs to be in the appropriate mood to express emotions you want to capture.

Next time you have a subject willing to be captured, don’t be afraid to ask to use his or her bed. I will save my favorite shooting and modeling positions in bed for another post.



Kyla in Cotton

For the rare times I do like shoot with clothes, I prefer casual/cute outfits over high fashion or fancy lingerie. There’s a playfulness about a sleeveless top and boy shorts that I will never get tired of shooting, and can watch her play with, stretch, tug, tease, and eventually slip off over and over until my eyes fall off. In the end, I want to capture someone you want to take home with you. Follow Kyla on Twitter!


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Melanie Iglesias

I was invited by a friend of mine to a Playboy casting party at the Hawaiian Tropic in Times Square. She had appeared in different Special Editions of Playboy, and to top it off, she was Asian. As you can guess, almost all of the models at the event were voluptuous tanned blondes in tight glimmery outfits. While I shared a dinner with my friend, I couldn’t help but notice one of the waitresses walking around in the Hawaiian Tropic bikini outfit. She was exotic looking, a few sizes smaller than the rest of the Playboy bunny wannabe’s, and stood out to catch both my friend and my attention. In fact, we both wish we could take her home. Typical me, I could not muster any guts to say hi, so I waited till my friend could come with me and introduce ourselves. Funny thing is, and this happens often, she already knew who I was and had wanted to shoot with me. So a few months later, here we are.

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