Yes, I have a “work” photography bucket list. There are things in my career that I want to do and achieve and therefore a bucket list was created. When I first started my career in 2008, I explored all different sorts of genres of photography. I shot families, children, trash the dress, seniors, events, etc. etc. I felt I needed to shoot everything at least one time to see if it kept my interest or not.
One genre of photography that immediately captured and kept my interest was boudoir.
My first ever boudoir shoot was a couples boudoir. It spurred me to learn as much as I could about how to photograph this genre of photography. That search lead me to The Boudoir Divas. They are a photography studio located in San Diego, and to my surprise they offered workshops. I checked them out, figured out I couldn’t afford their workshop just yet, and started following their blog in the mean time.
Let’s fast forward to 2010 and Aaron finally got his orders to Germany. I put attending The Boudoir Divas’ workshop in Paris on my bucket list. My goal was to take their 2010 workshop. I thought about flying to Europe earlier than his report date to attend and just stay there. BUT it was a good thing I didn’t because a volcano erupted and traveling there would have been a nightmare. So, 2012 was going to be my year to take this workshop! It almost didn’t happen. lol HA!!!
We were supposed to stay in Germany for 3 years. In 2012 we got “surprise orders” back to the states and luckily for me, the workshop was a few months before we were set to leave. Yay! I book everything and off to Paris I went!
I totally fan-girled when I got there, but I was able to get my shit together so I could actually learn something lol HA! To this date, that workshop was one of the best I have had the opportunity to attend. We covered everything! Posing, lighting, how to shape the body, how to coach your client through poses, pricing, marketing, and more. I am incredibly grateful I was able to learn from some of the best photographers in the industry in the most romantic city in the world. <3
Aperture: ƒ/1.6 | Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Focal length: 50mm | ISO: 2500 | Shutter speed: 1/160s |