Every few engagement or bridal sessions, I like to sneak in a few photos with the couple that aren’t the most appropriate for the parents’ album. Isn’t it more fun to be a little frisky, give a little hint of your bedroom manners? You don’t get enough chances to have a professional photographer capturing your chemistry together, so don’t just take regular PG-rated hand holding and kissing photos that I usually yawn to. I wanted to take it a step further and make a bridal shoot even sexier, the reverse of getting ready, a voyueristic look of a bride who is dying to get out of her dress.
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.
Mark your calendars for August 17-26
El Bob is coming back to grace the West Coast to crash your weddings and steal the cute Asian girls! Book your meet with El Bob today, either for a couple’s session or intime session. Available on weekdays only!
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?