If December is all about looking back over your year’s achievements January is most definitely about looking forward, and for us photographers it’s a perfect time to really give our businesses a boost for the coming year. Â Photography FarmÂ has been a fabulous resource for me, not just attending the amazing workshops but the online community as a whole is and incredible and invaluable support for my business. Farm Week is all about choosing what you would like to develop and learn, a week of masterclasses, workshops and lots of lots of chat! I attended the first Farm Week last year and got soooo much from it, so there was no question of attending when it came to booking onto this years courses.
I have been thinking of dipping my toes into some boudoir photography for a while now, and so lucky that Boudoir/Burlesque PhotographerÂ Tigz RiceÂ was offering a Masterclass on the Art of Boudoir. Â Tigz was fantastic to work with and incredibly talented, a great inspirational start to Boudoir Photography. Â The beautiful Luna,our model for the shoot not only looked incredible but was absolutely wonderful to work with and remarkably at ease considering. Â Makeup artistÂ Amy SaundersÂ talked us through the importance of good makeup and what to look our for as well as being on hand for hair and makeup tweaks and the all important wardrobe assistance. Â Luna wore a comfortable Lingerie set to start with to ease us into the shoot, then for the 2nd half wore an utterly stunning corset designed by Jo fromÂ Rawhide Corsets, it suited Luna’s beautiful curves to perfection. Â Jo also runs The Couture CompanyÂ and creates absolutely amazing bespoke bridal dresses, totally worth a look! Â Tigz also brought her studio lights which was a great learning experience and although we played around with different lighting on the day, my natural light shots are my favourites, it’s always really good to learn these skills though as not everywhere has such beautiful light.
Aside from the incredible learning opportunities I really cannot express just what the Farm experience offers, and for any of you budding photographers out there I really cannot recommend the Photography Farm enough, it’s the environment it creates that really makes the experience so incredible, and in my mind there is no better way to learn that when you enjoy it whole heartedly.It’s such an inspiration place to be, I really do think the 16th century building oozes creativity from it’s creaky wonky floorboards. Â Feeling incredible inspired I really pushed my boundaries, both personally and professionally modelling for Alexa Clark KentÂ and Emma Lucy PhotographyÂ for me to truly explore the art of Boudoir I felt that I should experience this first hand, and what better place to explore and create than at the farm. Â I really felt liberated and inspired by the experience and can’t thank my friends Alexa and Emma enough for the utterly stunning images created out of it. Â One of the images created by Alexa made Photography Farm Image of the week which you can take a peek at to get a feel of what we were up to.
Many many thanks as always to the wonderful Lisa DevlinÂ for all her tireless efforts to create such an inspiring mix of classes that not only develop our creative skills but somehow make all the more practical stuff as interesting and fun as it can be.
So here are a few shots from Tigz’s masterclass, If you are interested in having a Boudoir Photography session please don’t be shy! I’d love to hear from you.