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Well, it’s 2018.  Wow, I can’t believe that it’s been 18 years since we all thought it was going to be the end of the world – 2000.  I can remember all of the preparations we had made to be ready for all the computer systems to start failing because of the date changes that would occur in Y2K.   People on standby, system engineers babysitting systems, backups galore.  But at midnight it was BAU.  Yeah, there were a few hiccups, but nothing that would bring down civilization as we know it.  Just change. But people fear change and often build imaginary issues to resist it.

I resisted closing my studio location for almost a year as I kept seeing the economy and technology bring down the amount of clients and increase the cost of doing business.  Not only that, but it appears that people today don’t care about actual photos and the quality of them.  Most people are content with selfies done on their phones.  Very few actually print the images either.  And, yes, phones are getting better and their images are too.  And software (apps) are making even the worst of photos presentable.  Getting professional photos taken are a waste of money in many peoples eyes. So where does this leave the professionals?  What are people willing to pay for professional photos for?  Where are they looking for a professional to take photos and in what media are they hoping to get the images?  All good questions.  But probably not easy answers.  For instance, weddings.  Wedding photographers are still in demand.  People are willing to spend money on them.  But they are only willing to spend less and the medium has changed in many ways.  Prints?  Not many.  Digital albums and video are becoming more popular.  And if they can easily be transferred to instagram, Facebook, and twitter, the better.

I worry about today’s memories.  In the past we printed everything and put it in a book that we can look at even if we don’t have power.  We can see our past memories and not worry about a disk crashing.   From my interactions with people I’d have to say that most don’t back up any of their moments. When their phone goes “belly up” they lose their past.   And with the speed of technology today, even the backups need to be backed up on the latest technology to endure the effects of time and the discontinuance of older technology.  Such a shame in my “old” opinion.   So, where does this lead us?  What does the future look like?  Is there a place for the past?  Do we just live for the moment  and only for a moment, then the moment’s gone?  I really don’t know, but I’m glad I grew up in an age where memories were important, where technology was not the focus in our lives, where we went outdoors to play and use OUR imaginations and not those of some coder who wants us to live in their imaginary world.  We got dirty, we made pretend items, we had fun.

In my opinion, the world of photography is going down the same path.  Photography as an art is becoming a product of technology and not just ability.  Snap something on your phone, run it through an app, and even Ansel Adams would be amazed with the results.  His zone system incorporated through 1’s and 0’s to perfection and without even a slight thought.   The resulting “art” joyously received by the masses on social media and the “photographer” acclaimed as a master of the craft.   Sigh…

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It’s true that most of our sessions revolve around special occasions during the year. Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, etc. But we also have clients, both women and men, who come in for a shoot just because they want to feel good about themselves. Sometimes they will say it’s for their significant other, but then they say that it’s also for themselves. They’ve worked hard for the look they now have and want to celebrate it by capturing it forever. An Artistic Nude or Intimate photo session is a great way to capture the hard work and beauty of their body. Over the past few months we have had several “just for me” photo shoots. I’ve worked with people who just want to do the shoot to check it off their “bucket list “, I’ve worked with people who have been working out hard to get a great body, and I’ve worked with people who just want to document their beauty forever. The common theme for the shoots has been “I am doing this for myself, but my (significant other) will enjoy the results too”.

At Casual Elegance Photography we encourage you to feel good about yourself, and we try to show you how great you really look!!! From beginning to end, our sessions are both relaxed and exciting. We shoot directly to the computer so you see the shots as we shoot them, and we work diligently to get images that have a “wow” factor. When you finish your session we want you to be walking tall and all encouraged about how great you look. Empowered!

Treat yourself (or your significant other) to a wonderful experience. Call today to make an appointment for an artistic nude or Intimate Photo Session! You will be glad you did!

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Do you want to get him the most awesome and exciting gift for Christmas?? Do you want to give him a gift that won’t sit on the shelf or hang on the tie rack and collect dust? Well, consider giving him a book or calendar (or an album) of you in your sexiest lingerie! Boudoir Photo Sessions have grown in popularity over the past several years. That’s why every photographer has started shooting Boudoir. But at Casual Elegance Photography® we have been shooting Boudoir and Fine Art Nude images for over 15 years! We know how to make it a very comfortable and professional session for you, get the shots you want, and make the entire process simple and easy. Our reputation for providing the highest quality and capturing the best images is tops in the industry. Just read out client testimonials and view our sample images and you will see the Casual Elegance Photography® difference!

But it’s only a few weeks until Christmas. Plan to do your session soon so that you’ll have the images back in time for the big day. Call or email us today to make your appointment!

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Failing to plan, is planning to fail… or something like that.

Yes I know, it is only October, and the still warm temperatures don’t make anyone think about Christmas! But if you are thinking of giving your special someone a holiday gift of nude or boudoir photographs with you looking and feeling your most sexy and beautiful, be sure to schedule your shoot no later than this month or November! If you are stressed, it will show.

There are several options for great holiday gifts! Perhaps you want to create a beautiful and private artistic nude photo album with your images. Or maybe you’d prefer to give the gift that keeps on giving with a calendar featuring your romantic boudoir photographs, so that he has his own sexy pin up girl to look at all year long! One of our clients asked us to put her photographs on a deck of playing cards as a totally unique gift! I’ll bet his poker buddies shocked – that is, if they ever saw them.

Whatever your ideas, give us a call and we will do everything we can to help you create the look you want for your shoot! Boudoir, erotic, artistic nude, glamour, provocative, sexy, innocent, in lingerie or naked! You tell us how you envision your photoshoot and we will create the look around you!

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Many of my clients tell me that they like to stay in their comfort zone but they want to stretch it out so that they can experience something different. They come in the studio nervous but leave totally please with themselves and the fact that they did something both daring and empowering.

When we start the shoot we typically start with art nudes if the client has elected to do nudes at all. Why? We don’t want a lot of clothing lines on the skin. Everyone knows how long it takes to get those lines from tight clothing to go away, and although editing can take them almost completely out, it makes sense to have as many of the “flaws” out of the way when we start the shoot. At first the client is typically scared and apprehensive about becoming nude, but after they see how beautiful they look on the monitor, that feeling goes away rather quickly. I see this happen so many times that the makeup artists and I joke with the client and tell them that after a few shots they won’t have any nerves about the shoot. I’ve seen clients coverup between shots at first, then over time, the robe stays on the floor.

So what about your comfort zone? Mild or wild? At Casual Elegance Photography we leave it totally up to you. We’ll suggest poses that will work for your body type and personality, but the final poses are your decision. I’ve worked with clients who have very specific ideas and limits, and I’ve worked with clients who were up for anything and asked for ideas that a man would really like. I try to balance my recommendations between what a woman likes and what a man likes. They ARE different for the most part. Most of my clients have told me that they came to a male photographer so they will get a male perspective to the shots. But again, I try to shoot both perspectives. My wife has told me many times what a woman want to see in a shot and why. I try to put that knowledge into my thought train as I shoot so we get a well rounded shoot.

Are you ready? Want to check off that bucket list item? Willing to step out of your everyday comfort zone? Then contact Casual Elegance Photography® today and take yourself to that next level! You won’t be disappointed and, who knows, you just might learn something new about yourself.

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Casual Elegance Photography’s theme-based glamour photos make a great wedding gift for your groom!

If you’re looking for a fun and unique wedding gift for your groom, consider a theme based glamour or glamour nude photo session. In a theme based photo shoot you take a subject that has special meaning to the two of you – whether it be something you both enjoy doing together like cooking or hiking, or perhaps his profession – firefighter, construction worker – or maybe his favorite sport – and develop the shoot around it.

At Casual Elegance Photography we have done this many times. We’ve had brides of firefighters bring in the boots, coat, helmet, etc. and we’ve done glamour nude images of them with it. Another bride did a baking scene then send the image to her serviceman fiance, in the military overseas, along with a box of cookies. Another brought in her fiance’s prized football jersey and a football. The possibilities are endless.

We’ve done calendars and books for clients all based around a theme. We have even had a client do several different boudoir and art nude poses and we put them on playing cards for her husband since he is an avid card player. This was a very unique gift!

So if you want a very unique and personal groom’s gift, consider a theme based shoot at Casual Elegance Photography.

 

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Hopefully the winter weather is behind us and we can start enjoying some warm and sunny days.  And with those warm and sunny days, it’s time to get some new and sexy photos taken.  After Valentine’s Day many people forget about the idea of sexy boudoir and nude images for the one they love.  But one day a year is not enough to express your love, so think March, April, May June…   the whole year!!!

During the warm weather we get several requests to do an outdoor nude shoot.  I love doing them, but they have to be planned well.  First, the location needs to be private and secluded.  The law frowns on public nudity.  Second, we need to consider a “rain day” in the mix of dates so we have options incase of bad weather.  And third, we need to consider the location’s ability to provide a place for makeup and lighting setup.   At the studio these things are no a problem at all, but on location each has to be taken into consideration.  We’ve had clients who have had secluded pools in their yards where we have done nude outdoor photos, and other clients who have lived in the country so we can just shoot anywhere on their property.  And we know others who have shot on public land, but they are taking a risk and the shoots require several extra assistants to be lookouts, help get things done quickly, and setup/breakdown in a heartbeat.

But if you have a location and want to shoot, please let me know and we’ll start planning the shoot process.  Stop by Casual Elegance Photography and see samples of our work, review the services we offer, and read client testimonials.  We look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

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