An Intimate Birthday | Skillshare Projects

Evan Jay

Fashion/Editorial Photographer



An Intimate Birthday

I recently had the opportunity to photograph a woman for her upcoming birthday. She contacted me and said she was looking to do an intimate boudoir styled photoshoot and that she had never modeled before. I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to implement some of the things that I've learned from the Van Styles course, not to mention a nice little challenge for myself. Take a look at a few of the images from that shoot and let me know some of your opinions.


As I started to make minor edits to this shot, I felt like it would just look amazing in black and white. This was one of the first shots that we did on the bed and I think it really captures her mood at that moment. She was kind of shy because it was her first time on camera but she was also pretty excited about shooting. 


This is the shot that I think may be my favorite. She was really able to portray this flirty innocence that I was looking for, while still making the overall feel pretty sexy. The open exposed shoulder really adds something to image as well.


I wanted to change up the scene a little bit for this shot so I asked the model to remove the oversized t-shirt that she was wearing previously and replace it with this chocolate throw. I think she is using the prop very well in this image by hiding behind it and at the same time exposing herself. 


This is one of the last scenes that we shot together and I love the way this one came out. 


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