Photographing environmentally is currently my favourite thing to do, and at the end of 2019 I had a number of requests for swimsuit photos by a pool, rather than on the beach. What I love about pool shoots is that it can be very private, as opposed to a beach where there are normally other people around. This is important if you are quite self-conscious about being watched. Of course home pools are ideal, however hotel pools can also have limited people around, especially if the hotel caters to business clients, rather than young families. Also, the wind is much calmer by the pool, than by the beach, and there is also no sand to contend with!
Years ago when a client wanted to photograph at a hotel pool, we would need to ask the hotel for permission to be granted. Now with the popularity of camera phones and Instagram, the hotels are much more laid back.
It is a great idea to do a lingerie shoot in a hotel room, and then have some extra shots by the pool. I don’t charge any extra for this as I think it is great for my clients to have the variety. Alternatively if you have previously done a boudoir shoot, and wanting to do a second shoot, then a swimsuit shoot is a great idea to capture something different.
My aim is to do many more swimsuit shoots this year, and with summer here, now is the perfect time!
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