Sunday, July 23, 2017

When the Boys are Away Part 3 {New Braunfels Boudoir Photographer}

I told you last week about my husband's and son's trip to Boy Scout camp. And about my opportunity to play in the studio. If you need a refresher check out my first blog about it here. And my second blog about it here!

So the next gorgeous model to walk through my studio was "Sarah" -- not her real name.

This session was extra special because my friend and favorite second shooter, Laura, was with me for it. Laura has her own studio and shoots boudoir as well.

I took a few behind scenes shots of her shooting (and I'm told she took a few of me demonstrating poses too but you'll never see those if I have anything to do with it).

Sarah was a fun model because she actually took classes from my dear friend, January, back when she ran Diamond Divas and shared studio space with me in the Landmark in New Braunfels.

She was in top notch physical shape and demonstrated some amazing pole moves for us. Did you know I have a pole in my studio? Well now you do!

Sarah also was fine with us going outside to the back patio. Since no guys were around to spy on us, it was pretty secluded and quiet (except for the beagles barking and the cat begging for a handout).

We also managed to play a lot with the ring light. Check out how it reflects in Sarah's gorgeous eyes.

And finally I was able to pull out my Lens Baby -- a specialized tilt shift lens -- and get a little practice with it. It can create some beautiful artistic effects.

I still have two more ladies to go. I can't wait to share those with you next!

Lisa On Location Photography

Thursday, July 20, 2017

When the Boys are Away Part 2: My week of boudoir fun continues {New Braunfels Boudoir Photography}

Yesterday I told you about my amazing week of no boys. If you missed it, take a look here.

Also, if you have a minute, take a look at what my guys were up to last week!

I had a wonderful session with "Amy" first. Then I welcomed "Nancy" into my studio. Once again I'm not using their real names to protect their privacy.

My goal for this session was to work on my ring light a little more. I've had it for years but haven't pulled it out much because I love my soft boxes so much. We also played around with some poses I haven't used much and some areas of the studio that I don't shoot much in.

Once again I was forcing myself to shoot poses and areas outside my box and use equipment and lenses that I don't usually pull out.

We did some work on the white screen -- yes that is a white screen behind her. Why is it so dark? Because I didn't light it. This is so much better than switching to my black screen. I can just keep the backdrop and move the lights instead.

A simple switch of the lights and we're shooting on white again. Her husband is a football fan.

We then moved into the dressing room. I've always thought my dressing room was so sexy. It is, it really is.

And of course I love my windows. I shot through some beads, had her play with beads, had her play with poses. And I forced myself to use natural window light, which I use from time to time, but I really love my lights. So it was nice to not use them some too.

Then we just played with some other favorite areas and had some fun with new poses.

I think we did an amazing job. I'll add some of these techniques and poses into my normal rotation. Thanks "Nancy".

Lisa On Location Photography

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

When the Boys are Away, The Girls Will Play: Five days of Boudoir {New Braunfels and San Antonio Boudoir Photographer}

My husband and our only son went away to Boy Scout camp last week. It will go down in family history to me as the glorious week of the clean, quiet house and the parade of half-naked women though the studio. And it will go down in history to my husband as the week he got stuck in the desert with no cell phone reception, a group of flatulent adolescent boys and the flash flood that stranded him for 8 hours without food before they finally made a human chain to escape the waters. It was like that scene in Joe vs. the Volcano where Meg Ryan is in the tent with the ladies of Waponi Woo getting her nails done while eating grapes and listening to sweet music and Tom Hanks is in the tent with the guys getting slapped with dead fish while they laugh at him.

It was a wonderful week. I put out a model call prior to the week because I thought I'd take advantage of my freedom to play around with some new equipment and experiment with new poses and props. I had an avalanche of gorgeous women reply so I had to narrow it down to just a few. These ladies are so generous to come into my studio and sign a model release to let me share their images with you.

I never share images from my paying clients unless they specifically tell me I can because those images are private to them and to their significant other.

This blog begins the first in a series that I'll share with you to show you a few of the images I captured during my glorious week of bliss.

I won't use the models real names so I'll make up one for them. This first beautiful lady, let's call her Amy, is a mother of four. It's hard to believe because she looks so young and in shape. With Amy I wanted to play a bit with some retro furniture and backdrops. I've done pinup in the 40s and 50s (and even 60s on occasion) but the 70s had a whole 'nother look and feel to it. I like how these turned out.

Amy also loves to box so we included some time with the boxing gloves for her.

And lastly, I really wanted to recreate a pin-up style image I saw on an advertisement recently so I put her in a retro swimsuit and went to work. It's cute, I think!

Thanks so much for modeling for me Amy.

I'll share the rest of the ladies in separate blogs. Subscribe to my blog if you'd like to see when they're out! And check out my Secrets by Miss Lisa page to see more boudoir and pinup!

Lisa On Location Photography

Monday, July 17, 2017

Come on in, The Water's Fine! {New Braunfels Underwater Photography}

One of my most favorite sessions to shoot, besides pinup and boudoir, is underwater imagery. I've been toying with it for several years but haven't had much of a place to go to learn more because there aren't too many photographers that do it (or rather do it well).

I took a course a few weeks ago with a very talented senior photograph, Larry Peters, who combines underwater images with his senior packages as an add-on. He did give me some new ideas in the area of underwater imagery. But most of what I know I learned from doing it myself. I've spent hours in the water with extremely patient models, with my own children, and with clients who are eager to get anything they can of this beautiful art form.

The past few weeks I've spent a lot of time under the surface of my pool and I think I'm starting to get it more and more with each dive under. The final product is a combination of in camera artistry and post processing artistry.

Here are some of what I've captured just this summer. First of all some of my own little mermaid. She saved up her money all last summer lifeguarding at Schlitterbahn to buy this amazing silicon tail, which she enjoys swimming in just for fun.

Then I had my second shooter pose for me in one of my new tails. I was going for a darker mermaid look with these. A little scary, a little sexy.

Then I called on one of my favorite teens to put a dress on and go swimming with me. She did an amazing job.

I'm super happy to be able to finally take my underwater imagery in the direction I've wanted to go. I have some exciting new concepts to explore with it. Give me a call to set up your underwater session soon. It starts to get cold in early October and after that I'll still do it, but you'll be miserable! Call while it's warm!

Lisa On Location Photography