So today I'm talking about shots that are really meant for a significant other more so than generally sexy pictures. Not all the samples were for someone's SO, some are just portfolio work, but they are all shot in that style. These have to still be sexy, but you are incorporating a lot more of the subject's personality into the shot.
Firstly not all subjects will have the same body type, I know this should go without saying, but just in case someone is starting out I want to put that out there. That being said their body type shouldn't really affect your overall shoot. You will have to think about using posing and framing to accentuate the best parts of the client while minimizing the parts they aren't completely comfortable with. And regardless of what you think about the client's look, they will always have parts they don't want to be prominent in the pictures, whether it's their self images, or just them not being comfortable showing that much skin. Your job as a photograhper is to tkae a great picture while still keeping them happy.
The subject above has an amazing smile and wasn't comfortable with exposing her breasts, so using a little shallow depth of field and the right angle we still pulled off a great teasing shot that's sexy, but preserves the modesty the subject wanted.
This subject also has an amazing smile and wanted a bit more modesty in her shot, while still giving it a fun and flirty look. So I wrapped her in sheets that matched her eye color so it would pop in the photos and posed her to show off her figure without a lot of skin being in the picture.
The last two images show off two things I just wanted to touch on. The first is that props are fun !! The $5 masquerade mask in the first shot added an air of intrigue to the photo to give it a whole new dimension. The last thing is that you don't have to show any skin at all to create a sexy picture. You literally just see the subject's face in this shot, but it's still a strong sexy image that draws you in.
As always, thanks for taking the time to stop by and read my article. I know this is by no means an exhaustive take on the genre, but I'm hoping I was able to give someone a general feel for it and maybe an idea they want to try in their photography.