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I saw this boudoir shoot on the James Melia Photographers Facebook page, and it stopped me dead in my tracks. It’s sultry as hell; you can’t take your eyes off it. I had to have this.

For anyone mulling over whether or not to brave a boudoir shoot, this is a set of pictures that’ll have you reaching for the phone to book it in today. There’s something so quietly dramatic about these shoots. I know that sounds at odds, but it’s the fierceness in the eyes and the defiance of confidence, juxtaposed with the softness and vulnerability of the unclothed body and the fabrics its draped in. A heady mix.

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The reason for the shoot was that we wanted to shoot something that we hadn’t before, and we also want to start shooting lingerie/boudoir. I was a little nervous, to be honest, because sometimes I say the most inappropriate things trying to make people comfortable, which can be all right on a portrait shoot, or even a wedding, but not so much for this. Turned out we had a good laugh at my inappropriateness, and actually made both the girls laugh and feel completely at ease… Loved shooting this and will be shooting more in the future.

 

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Photography – James Melia Photographers

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