Since I became familiar with the concept of Sunday Brunches I’ve been hooked. I mean. Weekend, food, good vibes. What’s not to love? Even though my (very small) hometown Heerlen doesn’t have brunch parties, me and Alex still went out for a lovely date. Nothing too fancy, but we had a great time! This is what I wore to a casual brunch date:)
I hope you are enjoying this beautiful sunday! This is in fact my first free day in a long time, so I sure am! It felt like the perfect occasion to share this new lingerie photography series which I received last week from Maarten Quaadvliet. It’s amazing!
This past year I have been very selective with shooting lingerie since I don’t want to get the image of a glamour model, which is quite easy with my curves and platinum blonde hair. However, Maarten Quaadvliet is a master of portraying sexy, strong and feminine beauty, always keeping it classy. Furthermore he is brilliant with light settings and framings, I learned a lot from watching him work and I can’t wait till I have my own professional camera to start practicing!
By the way, you would say that this position looks quite normal right? Believe me, it’s the most uncomfortable thing ever! Lingerie photography is highly underestimated I tell you! Don’t feel bad when you see all those skinny and toned models in the lingerie ads: It’s all a lie! In the picture above I am almost breaking my back to get the perfect ‘ass-curve‘ and keeping in my tummy to look skinnier, don’t even mention keeping a straight face despite the uncomfortable position!
Nice legs right? I was balancing on my toes to make them look more toned. And my tummy is perfectly flat too? Yep it is… after flexing my abs, not breathing, and stretching out my upper body, all while trying to look like I am just comfortably chilling in my living room with sexy lingerie and a coat because who doesn’t do that on a casual sunday ;) Don’t get me wrong, I love modelling and I most definitely love the results of this shoot! I just want to show that when you try to make pictures in lingerie and it doesn’t look like the advertisments… keep in mind that models use many tricks to optimize the way their body looks in certain angles and lights, it’s their job after all!
This immediately brings me to my next point: if I can learn it, so can you! I have been getting so many questions about how I pose and how I create my expressions, that I am considering writing an e-book or making a video tutorial where I explain some of my own modelling tricks & tips. So here I am, checking if anyone would be interested in something like that! Let me know in the comments down below or a private message and maybe it will be one of my new projects :)
Lots of Love,
One month ago I posted a question on Facebook, reaching out to you guys to ask which challenge I should take on in order to celebrate the launch of my blog.
Well… here we are! My blog is launched and I couldn’t be happier so it’s time to celebrate! Even though I gave you guys four options to choose from, it was quite clear most of you wanted me to do the same challenge: The letting my boyfriend do my make-up challenge!
So there you go guys…. Enjoy!
Do you have any other cool ideas for challenges that I should take on? Let me know in the comments below!