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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I have just had my first Gold Coast hotel shoot weekend, and it was amazing to hold glamour photography shoots there! The hotel room had the most spectacular views of the ocean, and as the hotel was right on the beachfront the lucky girls with an afternoon spot were able to do both boudoir photos in the hotel room and then some swimsuit photos on the beach.
I couldn’t believe my bad luck that I broke my toe right before the weekend and got told by the doctor that I had to stay off it for several days! I just made sure to put my feet up at every possible chance. I will definitely be doing many more hotel shoot weekends, so stay posted for final dates.
One of the girls I photographed during the hotel weekend sent me the most lovely email after she saw her images last night. She has said it is fine for me to share her email, and this is what she wrote:
‘It was such a pleasure to have met you! you are so nice and amazing to work with..never felt so relaxed with someone..and i have never felt so beautiful:-) the images were all so beautiful!! its so hard to choose from !!! aaaaaaaahhhhh! ;-P i will definitely recommend you to my friends..your work is absolutely stunning.. thank you so much Nikki.. it so nice to meet such a beautiful lady inside and out.. take care always.. and keep up the good work of making an everyday woman feel the most beautiful in the world.’
Wow! I sooo love my job, I get to meet such wonderful girls and have so much fun. Thanks Lorie for letting me share that – you are a gorgeous girl and such a pleasure to shoot with! Here is a photo from the shoot.
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Meet Lisa, she recently had a Brisbane swimsuit photography shoot. I know you are going to find it hard to believe, but she is 37 years old and has 3 kids. And she still looks like a supermodel! I was sure she must be a gym junkie but alas she just runs to stay fit.
Lisa’s swimsuit shoot was on a Friday, so we had the beach all to ourselves. For any girls out there that are a little shy I definitely recommend a weekday shoot to avoid the crowds. It was such a windy day, but it ended up being to our advantage as we got the lovely windswept look.
I get a lot of enquiries from mums who are interested in doing a glamour shoot and they are always concerned about their body not being the way it used to be. I understand your concerns. I know that not everyone is going to have a figure like Lisa, and that is okay. I will use the poses and camera angles that flatter you – that highlight what you and your partner do like about your body, and hides what you don’t. Photoshop is also amazing at any slight nips and tucks, although I’m a firm believer in only using it to enhance realistically.
Here are some photos from Lisa’s swimsuit shoot. She is such a beautiful person inside and out and I wanted to capture that. I have to confess that I also have a real love of sun flare shots, I find them so natural and beautiful!
To view more of my work visit www.nikkibrown.com.au.