Beauty at the edge of the sea | Oahu, Hawaii Portrait Photographer
When Carline said she wanted to do her session outdoors, I was super excited. I have been scouting all over Oahu to find places to shoot, which is tricky for boudoir photography, there are always people in the pretty spots! But I think this spot was just perfect. It is like you are right on the edge of the world. It is beautiful and breathtaking. Which is great because Carline is more beautiful and breathtaking. Literally. I don't usually gasp when I edit, but this session had me slack jaw gasping. She knew just how to pose and I found the perfect angles. The sky gave us a beautiful show at the end it could not have been a better session!
I always like to do a little follow up interview after the session, below is a little bit of what Carline thought about her session.
Who are you? Tell me about you, tell me about your self confidence and body image, tell me about your passions, tell me about your life.
My name is Carline, I'm 25. I enjoy quite a few things but one of my favorites is photography and just the arts in general. I think for the most part, I've always been a little awkward as a person and how I feel about myself but not terribly uncomfortable in my skin.
What prompted you to do a boudoir session?
Since I enjoy photography, I wanted to learn more about boudoir. I found Cheyenne's group and page through Facebook. Seeing all the beautiful people she has worked with in the past and how beautiful she made them feel really inspired me. I really wanted to try it out and catch that feeling.
How did your session go?
My session was great! Cheyenne was very kind and accommodating. She complimented me on how great I looked and that really helped bring out my confidence.
What was your favorite part about your session?
My favorite part had to be as the sun was going down. The location was beautiful and the sunset really helped enhance that beauty.
Were you nervous or worried about anything before the session? How did that go?
I was definitely worried! I'm a shy person in general and not used to being on the other side of the camera. I think it really helped get my out of my comfort zone and helped to teach me a lesson in empathy. I understand how difficult it can be to expose yourself to someone trying to capture you. It's really an intimate experience but Cheyenne did a great job in making me feel comfortable.
How did you react when you saw your images for the first time?
I was really excited, I showed my husband and my friends. Everyone really loved them! Definitely brought a smile to my face.
Did the boudoir experience change anything for you?
I would say it has made me really think about how much you can affect the way a person sees themselves. One of the things that stood out to me on set was the compliments and excitement. We don't really think about it but genuine compliments really do make you feel happier and confident! If a photographer can make you feel amazingly beautiful and help you see how you look in other's eyes, why can't every day normal people do the same? Just taking the time to compliment a random person can help make them feel beautiful or lift their spirits a bit.
What would you tell someone else thinking about doing a boudoir session?
I would definitely encourage that. It's a great way to learn new things about yourself and see yourself in a new light.