So here in Southern Indiana we totally skipped Spring. We went from the coldest April on record to the hottest May. But it does mean that those cold winter months are over where I can't do the sessions that I love! And those are the themed ones and the ones that are a bit different from your typical session. Yes, I love doing regular family sessions, seniors, and weddings but the ones that are different are some of my favorite! I have a group that is specially for these type of sessions. It is called Kirsten Alana Photography Model Casting. In years before I had 2 separate groups, one for my regular photography business and one for my boudoir photography. This year I have combined them to make it easier on myself and hopefully everyone else. If the shoot falls under the boudoir category you have to be 18. A guardian signed contract will not get you through. Don't let the name of the group throw you off. You don't have to have any modeling experience at all. It's the just the name of the group that I came up with. In order to participate you must be 18 and have a signed contract on file. If you are under 18, you must have a guardian sign a contract for you. These shoots are not priced liked your typical regular photography sessions. They do run between $40 and $50 depending on the shoot and can be more than $50. As always you are able to view your pictures on an online password protected gallery. With the cost you pay, you will get 5 free digital images. If you want more you are more than welcome to purchase them. The two purposes of this group is for when I need ad images for upcoming sessions and to widen my portfolio and step out of my "safe zone" as I typically shoot weddings, seniors, families, etc. You will be required to sign a model release so that I can put some of the photos on certain sites or possibly enter contests.
What makes this group unique is it's not your typical photo shoot sessions. Sessions include water sessions where you will get in some type of water for your shoot. You may be wearing a bathing suit, lingerie, or something else we come up with. Other shoots are themed shoots such as cosplay, Disney punk characters, scary themed, pin-up, and so many more I have planned but have not done yet. In the group I ask what everyone wants to do. I want the girls in the group to feel like they have a say in what they are doing or for them to carry out something they have had in their mind but either never had the chance to do or felt too awkward asking another photographer to do the shoot. I want to be the photographer that people can come to when they have what others may think is a crazy idea and allow them to carry it out. These give you a chance to be creative too and not just the photographer. At the shoots I let you pose yourself. I do eventually let you know how to pose in case you feel you need guidance.
If you are interested in joining Kirsten Alana Photography & Boudoir Model Casting Group just click on it and I should approve you fairly soon. There is no pressure put on you in the group. Like I said it's just a way to have fun and express yourself through photography that you may not be able to do with other photographers. I hope to see you there!