On December 7th, 2015 Nick and I had the pleasure of attending the Kimberly Meadows Boudoir Posing Workshop in Newport, KY.
I must admit that I was really quite nervous for this one, Would my skills be up to snuff, What experience would my fellow classmates have, etc. ?
When we walked up to the A-Mazing Studio 821 in Newport I was in shock and awe! I had NEVER seen a studio so beautiful, so full of great props, and that oh so luscious natural light!
When we rounded the corner upstairs we met Kimberly and the rest of the participants of the workshop. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, we chit chatted for a few before we sat down and we all said what we had hoped to gain from the workshop. Kimberly was fantastic at answering everyone's questions and was very thorough with her answers. I learned a lot about the business of boudoir and the idea of offering the "Package deal" something that I had been wanting to implement but was never quite sure of the best way.
After our Q&A we got right to the nitty gritty! Everyone was in their camera bag grabbing cameras and lenses. Its always fascinating to me watching other photographers and the lenses they go for, I always want to go and ask everyone why are you using that lens? Just because I am totally curious! What types of shots are they getting with that, the depth of field and everything else. I also believe that the lens choice is part of each photographers style. It is a beautiful thing! :D
Our first model was Rhyan, I kind of fell in love with her Betty Page look. She had beautiful black hair the most perfect bangs and her eyeliner was spot on! Kimberly was very hands on and showing how just the slightest tweak can add or subtract 10 lbs. Here are some images of the lovely miss Rhyan:
After working with Rhyan we got to work with the amazing and beautiful Tynan! She had the look that I have been wanting to work with but just hadn't found the right model yet. From her Blonde Dreds, to her Clown Tattoo on her thigh was I totally digging it!
I was grateful that our models had different body types and that Kimberly showed us how to pose these girls to look amazing no matter what! Here are some pics of miss Tynan:
I think my favorite part of the whole work shop was the laughs that we had! It really eased was could have been a very awkward and tense four hours!
Kimberly is having another workshop in March, Nick and I are planning on attending and you should too! I've posted the link below if you are interested!
Until Next time!