Happy Woo Wednesday! Wedding season is here and I’m feeling fresh and motivated. I love creating imagery and art in my photographs. I have a true desire to make pretty photographs. Pops of color still take my breath away.
I never announced on my blog that I started a new Youtube Channel. I talk about tips and tricks on planning your wedding – from a photographer’s perspective. I’m super awkward but my hopes are to improve as each week goes on. I hope you can learn a thing or two from the videos. Don’t forget to subscribe.
Also, I was published in the Daily Breeze. They interviewed me about the boudoir industry growing. This is what I said in the interview.
South Bay photographer Carissa Woo attributes boudoir’s rising popularity to exposure on Pinterest and other websites that brides scour for wedding ideas.
Most of the six or seven boudoir shoots she does every month in her Gardena studio are of brides-to-be, who give albums to their fiances as wedding gifts.
“It’s definitely growing because more people are getting educated on boudoir and they’re seeing it on a lot of wedding blogs,” said Woo, who is from Torrance. “They’re also more open to having their photos on Facebook and social media.”
Though weddings are Woo’s bread and butter, boudoir has gotten so popular, she started a subdivision of her photography business for it called Little Miss Lace.
This year, her Valentine’s Day special drew six clients in one day.
“It’s becoming popular with women because they want to feel good about themselves and get glammed up,” said Woo, whose clients span a range of ages and walks of life, though none has been male.
The shoots begin with “girl time,” where clients sip champagne and get their hair and makeup done. Then, in an upstairs bedroom filled with natural light, Woo teaches them how to pose on couches and bean bags.
“It’s about being a model for the day,” Woo said.
Her most requested pose is a full body shot on the ground with the back arched and legs bent.
Some women want to wait until they get in shape to do a boudoir shoot, Woo said, but she has all the right lingerie, corsets, lighting and angle know-how to hide certain areas and enhance others.
“It doesn’t matter what size you are,” Woo said. “It’s really about celebrating yourself. And when you see the photos, they should make you feel really good about yourself and allow you to look back at a particular time in your life.”