San Francisco Boudoir

From a recent shoot at a luxury hotel in downtown San Francisco.

Shot with Kodak Portra 800, Canon EOS 1-V HS, with a Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens
Film was developed and scanned by Photoworks SF

Images below were shot with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and Canon EOS 6D with various lenses

Photo Retouching – Ultimate Boudoir Style

The subject of Photoshop comes up and I am asked whether or not I alter the images that I take, this is something which I readily admit to. The technology of digital cameras makes it to where most every photographer uses some version of software to edit their images with. Since all of my sessions are shot in RAW (at least those that are not shot on film), it means that I am the one making the decisions as to the exact level of sharpening, saturation, and a handful of other settings that the camera does for you when you shoot  jpegs.

As for touching up the subject of the photograph, that all depends on what I’m envisioning for the final image. While there are shots that needs the occasional stray hair removed or the shadows lightened, it is not all shots that gets the full glamour treatment. For those that get the full treatment, I use a combination of Photoshop Creative Suite and Portrait Professional Studio. Between these two programs I can not only remove the stray hair, but also remove wrinkles and blemishes, make skin porcelain smooth, change eye color (as well as brighten the whites of the eyes), whiten teeth, plump the lips, and even change the facial structure (plus a bunch of other changes that are too numerous to list here).

Above is the lovely Mrs. S, whom I recently did a shoot with. The top half of the image is straight out of the camera, and the lower half of the image is after it received the full glamour treatment. While she is beautiful without my editing, I wanted the image to have the glamour look as if it was on the pages of a magazine.

Mission Accomplished!

Sneak Peek!


I’ve been super busy lately, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek at the next shoot to be posted.

Anonymous and Sexy – Sneak Peek No.2

I’ve been super busy this past month, but wanted to give you another quick peek at what the next post will be all about.

Sneak Peek – Anonymous and Sexy!

Sneak Peek!

My schedule is keeping me very busy right now, but I still wanted to give you a sneak peek from a shoot that I recently did with the lovely Mrs. S.

Stay turned for more in the near future!

The Lovely Miss Rachel

Rachel attended one of our weekend boudoir marathons at a local upscale boutique hotel. She was fun to shoot and had a we all had a wonderful time. While many clients book shoots to give their boyfriend/husband/significant other the images as a gift, Rachel did what a good number women do and booked the shoot strictly for herself.