Boudoir photography is an art form that celebrates the beauty, confidence, and sensuality of individuals in an intimate and tasteful manner. When combined with the breathtaking backdrop of La Jolla Shores at sunrise, the result is nothing short of enchanting. In this blog post, I will take you on a journey through an outdoor boudoir photography session that unfolded against the backdrop of the hauntingly beautiful grey skies and crashing waves at La Jolla Shores.
La Jolla Shores, nestled in the coastal city of San Diego, California, is renowned for its picturesque beaches, dramatic cliffs, and serene atmosphere. The early morning hours, just as the sun rises above the horizon, are a time when nature paints a canvas with cotton candy skies on a clear morning. On a cloudy day, the soft light created by the grey atmosphere provides an added mysterious allure to any boudoir session. For our outdoor boudoir session, this setting was chosen to create a magical, dreamy atmosphere that perfectly complemented Summer's mystique.
One of the key elements that sets sunrise boudoir photography apart is the soft, diffused light that bathes its surroundings. As the sun begins its ascent, it casts a gentle, soft glow that creates a sense of intimacy and romance. This natural lighting made Summer's skin look radiant and created a flattering, ethereal ambiance that was perfect for capturing her allure. An added advantage of a sunrise boudoir session is the decreased foot traffic on a normally busy public beach. Waking up a little early to take advantage of the more-private environment allowed Summer to relax into her session and create intimate moments that are best achieved with fewer eyes around.
Choosing the right wardrobe for an outdoor boudoir session is crucial to achieving the desired look and feel. For this sunrise shoot, we opted for a mix of elegant lace lingerie pieces and a loose-fitting translucent blouse and jeans which served not only as flatteringly casual counterparts to the more inherently sexy lingerie, but also acted in many aspects as boudoir props. Look at how Summer works that blouse!! The color palette was inspired by the hues of the early morning sky, with soft pastels, white, and blacks that harmonized with the dark rocky cliffs and green ocean backdrop.
Posing is an art in itself, especially in boudoir photography. During an intimate boudoir session, my goal is to make you feel was comfortable as possible. The questionnaire I send you during booking aims to assess your level of comfort with boudoir and serves as a tool for me to learn about your preferred/non-preferred poses and your overall desired vibe for your session. During our boudoir session, I work closely with you to create poses that are both natural and flattering. During our session, Summer exuded both sensual and very playful energies; together, we created a mix of playful shots on the sandy shoreline to more intimate moments among the coastal rock. The poses were designed to capture the essence of her sensuality and lightheartedness without crossing into the realm of discomfort. I think we nailed it!
The Experience and the Details
One of the remarkable aspects of shooting at sunrise in La Jolla Shores was the tranquility and serenity of the location. With only the sound of gentle waves and the soft rustling of palm trees in the background, Summer felt completely at ease, allowing her confidence and beauty to shine through effortlessly. With such a serene environment, time seems to slow. Breathing in each moment comes easier, as does finding the beauty in the details. The senses are heightened and taking in the sights and sounds around us was second nature; as was finding the beauty in Summer's details.