Emotional Intelligence In Boudoir

 
 
 
 

I coach and direct to retrieve the purest form of our humanity in my work. I have always stated that a photo should not depict how it looks but how it feels. With coaching for emotion, my work gives you a feeling which connects with the subject in my images, it always you to be moved which is what I define as Art.

The word 'emotion' encompasses a broad range of feelings, behavior and changes in the body and mind.


Joy . Fear . Surprise . Sadness . Disgust . Anger . Anticipation . Longing . Desire

When a boudoir session is booked with me, my client my have an intent to gift these images, which is a beautiful gift. My intent is to ensure I am gifting my client with an understanding of how beautiful the world sees them. No one has a mirror on them when they are stating a point with conviction or when they are shedding a tear for a loved one, these emotions are the absolute form of life and of our beauty. I give you the opportunity to see these emotions in you as this is why your friends and family love you- they see you in all your glory where as most times you do not see this yourself.

 
 
 

I am sharing this gallery for you to see these beautiful portraits of Miss K that move you and speak to you without words.

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The History Of Boudoir Photography

“Well behaved Women seldom make History.” ~Thatcher Ulrich

To understand the beauty behind the art of boudoir photos and photography, you must know the history.

In the roaring 20’s as an alternative to to illegal acts captured in photographs, we created Boudoir. The initial images captured were larger women behind elaborate backdrops.

As Boudoir imagery caught on and the 20’s shifted to the 50’s, so did the Boudoir creative. Thus, came pin up girls with curves and corsets and even menswear like dress shirts and ties.

As we continued to progress in art, fashion and culture we hit the 70’s with glamour boudoir. This imagery began to be socially accepted as “professional art” among the artistic community. Magazines started featuring actual images of women, not drawings, which helped Boudoir to hit the mainstream.

The mindset in the 70’s was still closed off for most, even tho fashion boudoir was acceptable. Women posing without bras or panties made for glorified pornography as there was no fashion lingerie story to tell, only a bare bum and an open bosom.

Luckily, with the changing times of the 20th and 21st century there have been further acceptance of once illegal activities, such as same-sex relationships and marriage. These once “frowned upon lifestyles” are now accepted among most of society…and boudoir is close at foot. Now, Boudoir is started to be become one of the most respected forms of capturing natural beauty of the female form.

While the art of boudoir and glamour photography has become more accepted, it still has many strides to go.

You should not let the negative opinions of boudoir photography hinder your desire to try it. The art of posing for boudoir photographs is for women of all shapes and sizes and you must keep in mind that nudity is not a requirement.

Boudoir photography is meant to be sexy and it shows the true beauty that is your womanly figure.

However, the level of dressed (or undressed) you decide to be is ultimately your decision…if you feel sexy then you should embrace your femininity. 


LUXURY BOUDOIR MODEL CALL

Modern love model call

ARE YOU MY NEW MUSE!?

We have some very exciting changes happening at the Modern Love Studio. As the new year rolls in we will be focusing more on luxury sessions for our clients. We will be accepting fewer commissions monthly and spending more time with these clients giving them the experience of a lifetime.

I am looking for roughly 15-20 real people to be the faces of Modern Love Boudoir. If you are age 22-65 and have dreamed of what it would be like to model for a nationally recognized brand, I WANT YOU! If you want to explore your beauty, passion, femininity, vulnerability and step outside of the box I WANT YOU! If you want to be empowered and not objectified
I WANT YOU!

Modern love model call

I have an insatiable passion for showing people how beautifully the rest of the world sees them, capturing not only their physical beauty but all of the gorgeous and magnificent humanity within them. I just can't get enough, so are you next!?

Modern love Boudior model call

I'm brilliant at bringing out and capturing all aspects of the true beauty in my clients. The Modern Love Boudoir session will be an experience that transforms you personally and delivers the most beautiful images of oneself imaginable!

You’ll be given the opportunity to experience the new Modern Love Boudoir Session and forever see yourself in a new light. Our talented hair and makeup artist will pamper and style you in preparation for your session with me, Denise Birdsong. I am the owner, creative director and principal photographer at Modern Love. In addition, I am an international educator and an award winning photographer who is well known and highly regarded in the industry as an innovator and leader of emotive boudoir photography!

Join me in our gorgeous Modern Love boudoir studio, the largest in the world (really!) where together we will work magic. A few lucky models will be chosen to have portions of their shoots filmed by our incredible videographer and star in our upcoming promotional videos!.

NO MODELING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

WE ALSO WANT TO SHOWCASE SOME NEW WARDROBE AND SETS!

WE ALSO WANT TO SHOWCASE SOME NEW WARDROBE AND SETS!

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Each season we hand select and curate new pieces for our extensive wardrobe collection here at Modern Love.

We are super excited about new additions to the Modern Love wardrobe, sets and new team members that we want to showcase!

We are overflowing with gorgeous and opulent ideas for these sessions.

Are you one of the women we need to help us bring these visions of style and grace to life? We would love for you to be a part of this exciting styled shoot.

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

Modern love Boudoir photography San Francisco Bay Area

YOU MUST BE

* Between the ages of 22-55

* Available for a WEEKDAY session in September and October

* Willing to do a boudoir session

* Sign a full model release

* Be ready to be blown away by how beautifully I see you!

WHAT YOU GET

 

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Modern love boudoir photography before and after

* Luxurious and pampering professional Modern Love Makeover by our AMAZING Hair Stylist | Makeup Artist

* A highly sought after complimentary boudoir photo session with the award winning Denise Birdsong

* Private (in person) SAME DAY viewing appointment 1 hour AFTER your session! Pretty cool right? Check out our gorgeous viewing room below!

* $100 credit towards any a la carte MODEL CALL products you would like to purchase

Modern love boudoir photography studio San francisco Bay Area
Modern love boudoir photography studio

HERE IS HOW YOU BECOME THE FACE OF MODERN LOVE...

If you want to take advantage of this amazing opportunity, if you think you are ready to look and feel your most beautiful and you want to be a part of a truly artistic endeavor full of style, beauty and grace simply email us stating WHY you want to model and attach a photo of yourself to: Studio@modernlovephotography.com

WE CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU AND SHOW YOU HOW AMAZING YOU ARE!

STRIPPED DOWN BOUDOIR EDUCATION IN NEW YORK

 

In October I had the pleasure of heading to New York and teaching other photographers from around the world who we shoot here at Modern Love.

The name of our Educational series is Stripped Down and I teach annually at WPPI as well as travel around the states teaching this boudoir methodology.

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO SUTRO BATHS BOUDOIR SESSION PART II

 

SECOND LOOK AT SUTOR WITH LACY OF MODERN LOVE OK