Sault Ste Marie, Canada, January 30, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Are you struggling what to get your man for Valentine’s Day? A pair of boxer shorts or cuff links not just going to cut it this year? Many women are finding it more difficult every year to find that special gift for their husbands or boyfriends at Valentine’s Day. For the guy who has everything they’ve decided to give a personal gift of themselves. The ‘boudoir’ or ‘intimate portrait’ has caught on as the latest gift for those ladies that want to really surprise their man.
Brian Tremblay, Sault Ste Marie’s premier photographer of this type of portrait, says, “There has been a great increase in the number of boudoir/glamour sessions I have been booking. Women are looking for a professional and someone they can trust to create the look the want. I find every session is unique and designed individually, so no two are ever the same.”
Many of the women who want to do this type of portrait are understandably nervous, says Tremblay. When choosing a photographer for this type of work one should review their (the photographer’s) portfolio to see if what they shoot fits their style. Other good things to ask about are: do they offer professional make up services to finish the portrait; can they bring a friend to the session and do they offer retouching of the images.
A few looks that are popular now are the Maxim magazine style of photo session. These sexy style images are very edgy and tasteful and the men just love them. For those looking for a fine art look, a black and white figure study image can become a very decorative piece and not just a gift. Tremblay says, “They are in complete control of the session and often when they come in they have no idea of how to achieve the look they want. After viewing the portfolios they find a look that suits them.”
The soft and sensual portraits get quite a reaction from husband, boyfriend of fiancé who receives the portrait. It has a high surprise factor because most of them would never expect it of that person. And, in the end, that’s the best part about the gift – an expected surprise.
Brian Tremblay’s work has appeared in many publications including Maxim, Clique, Hotelier and MacLean’s magazine. You can see his work at www.tremblayphoto.com. “I often get clients,” says Tremblay, “who tell me how much their husbands or boyfriends just loved it and I’m glad I was able to help them create that special gift.”