My First Glamour Shoot
As a photographer it’s fun to look back at your old work and see how much you’ve grown. I started shooting glamour photography four years ago after hearing Sue Bryce speak about modern glamour portraiture at a WPPI U conference here in Atlanta. I couldn’t believe I had never heard of her before. She is an amazing photographer and speaker. Plus, her work is absolutely stunning.
I instantly fell in love with the concept of glamour portraits. As a woman I loved the idea of having hair and makeup done and having beautiful portraits taken. As a photographer I loved that these shoots had a fashion/glamorous feel to them. I soaked up everything she had to say that day. So of course I went home and looked up her website. I think I read through her entire blog that night!
What is so great about her is not only is her work incredible, she shares with others how she creates her beautiful images. From posing tips, to backdrop tutorials, to marketing/sales strategies, she openly shares all of her knowledge. Not only on her website but also on Creative Live.
At the time I was moving away from shooting weddings and wanting to focus on shooting portraits. I was in the process of setting up a studio in my home and re-branding my business. So it was the perfect time to try something new.
I was dying to try out this type of shoot myself. So I asked a few friends to model for me and brought in a hair/makeup artist to pamper them. We had a blast that day. I was hooked. I don’t shoot as much as I used to but when I do, it’s primarily glamour portraits. I think every woman should have beautiful photos of themselves and I grateful to be able to give every client the glamour experience.