I have been asked what the difference is between my Couture Glamour and Boudoir Photography, or even Glamour Photography. That's a good question. And here's the answer...
Couture Glamour is not Boudoir Photography. But neither is it Traditional Portraiture. Even so, there is some cross over between the two photographic styles. Couture Glamour is also called Contemporary Glamour Photography. The word "contemporary" is key here. This is not the old style glamour photography of roses and candles. Far from it.
Tasteful Boudoir Photography is becoming more attractive to women today, but Boudoir Photography still has been estimated to attract only about 3% of women. The reason is that the majority of women are not comfortable being photographed nude or possibly in lingerie. The "everyday woman" is not interested in being photographed in a Playboy style, but she does want to be photographed in a style that displays her beauty and femininity.
It is these "everyday women" that find themselves comfortable with my Couture Glamour. They want more than what traditional portraiture offers, but they just are not comfortable with Boudoir Photography. My Couture Glamour fills this gap between traditional portraiture and Boudoir Photography. It present their beauty and sensuality in a tasteful way. As I mentioned earlier, this is not Boudoir Photography and neither is it Traditional Portraiture. Boudoir Photography places the focus on the body, while Couture Glamour places the focus on the face (like Traditional Portraiture). Yet Beauty Inspired Portraiture goes beyond Traditional Portraiture, resulting in an image that captures her beauty (like Boudoir Photography). The full body may be in the photograph, but the main focus is still the face and not the body. As mentioned, there is some cross over between my Couture Glamour and Boudoir. For instance, some women still want to be photographed in lingerie for their Beauty Inspired Portraits and many poses are similar between the two styles.
Some might call it "Make Over Photography", but, bottom line, it is Couture Glamour Portraiture that has a focus on displaying the beauty and sensuality of the subject. In my studio, we can create Couture Glamour Photography with an experienced Make-Up Artist and Hair Stylist. Talk about amazing results! You do have the choice of doing your own make-up and hair, or you have the opportunity to be pampered by an experienced Make-Up Artist and Hair Stylist that works closely with me. We can create beautiful images either way, but you will love the pampering and extraordinary results.
So just who is the "everyday woman"? She is any size woman, from size zero to girls with curves. And she crosses the age spectrum, as many woman over 50 are very interested in Couture Glamour. There is a bottom age limit, as you must be at least be 18 years old.
Now you have the opportunity to create images that display your beauty and femininity in a style that you would be comfortable showing your friends and family.
I know what beauty looks like and I can find it in you.