For those of you who don’t know me, my family and I will be leaving the San Diego area in about 5 months. It’s both a sad and happy thing. Sad in that I am a SoCal girl at heart (I grew up in Santa Barbara), and I really do love San Diego and so many things about it. But happy in that as of right now, the move will take us back to Japan which I also very much miss. And if I could combine best of the two, I would never, ever, want to live anywhere else.
Anyway, with this move, I feel like I may have a difficult time in shooting boudoir which is what I’ve been mainly putting all of my efforts in for the past year and a half, and I believe I’ve made some pretty decent headway with it. It’s something that I enjoy doing for many reasons, but mainly I love the transformation of these women who may or may not already know how beautiful they are, and what we are able to do together to show them exactly how beautiful they are. But moving overseas also means I loose my studio, unless I’m fortunate enough to find a large home that has the ability to set up a studio in it, which – in all honesty, is not highly probable. The alternative would be to rent a love motel or hotel room, but even then, space can somewhat be lacking. So for now, I’m concentrating on building up my portfolio in genres that I think may be best received that I can shoot on location.
This is a recent development, which started just 2 weekends ago with my first specialized client shoot…pin up. It was a mini session complete with props, but hair and makeup had to be done off site, by a hair and MUA, or by the client themselves.
And although I realize these were done in the comfort of my own studio, I had to start somewhere. Perhaps in a month or two, I’ll try again, with full sessions on location.
In the meantime, please take a moment to enjoy a couple sample shots from the girls that graced us with their presence during our last pinup session!