Images By Critsey Rowe -
Critsey is an International photographer and has photographed weddings around the world for over ten years. She started her Couture Boudoir brand due to the high demand of her Fashion Boudoir sessions. One of the leading photographers in the industry, Critsey Rowe coined the phrase “Couture Boudoir” with her elegant and gorgeous shooting style.
Her work has been published in many popular magazines, including Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Today’s Bride, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, You and Your Wedding London, plus many more.
She is a featured photographer on Platinum Weddings and featured several times on My Fair Wedding with David Tutera on the WE Channel. To see more of her brand – Couture Boudoir – please visit her website
Critsey is offering several workshops starting this fall. To get on the official newsletter please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Image 1. Look how this image is posed. Do you notice the lines? Critsey had the subject place her arm against the wall, what this does in mimic the line of the wall you see in the foreground of the image. Mimicking natural aspects of the environment is a great way to help posing
Image 2: This subject is directed to look away from the camera, looking out of the frame can evoke a feeling of mystery. Also take notice that the subject has her knees together and her feet apart. This creates an exaggerated sitting position.
Image 3: I love this pose, take notice to the angles, her arms are bent at a 90 degree angle, as well as her hips? Strait and static limbs lack feeling, jazz it up and have your subject bend their arms, legs, and hips.
Image 4: Check out the lines in this pose! Notice how the lines in the window intersect directly at the subject. Now look at the subjects arm. It is mimicking not only the widow lines, but the buildings in the background. Placement of a subject (or composition) can dictate how you should pose them. Pay attention to every detail in the scene.
Image 5: This is one of my all time favorite poses. Notice the bending of the knee and the arms. Are you seeing a pattern yet? Remember to have your subject arch their back as Critsey had her subject do in this photo. If the subjects back was on the flat on the floor this photo would not be nearly as sexy.
Image 6: Check out how Critsey used the light to help make her subject look more slim. Notice the S-curve in the subject. By having your client push their hips to one side it will emphasize the curvature of the female body.
Image 7: Check out the exaggeration in this pose, notice all the bends in the arms and legs, as if the model is falling off the chair. Exaggerated poses can add to a photo with negative space, it helps with composition because your eyes naturally are drawn to the subject.
Image 8: This is a perfect example of posing your subject to match the environment. Notice the curves in the windows, notice how the subject is mimicking them. Look at the bends in the legs and hips. What would the photo look like if the subject legs were straight?
Image 9: The use of two types of lines are evident in this pose. The leading line effect draws you into the subject, and the vertical lines of the curtains add to sexy pose.
Image 10: Notice how the subject body is turned towards the light and she is drawing her hand up her leg.