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WEEKLY CHOICE SPONSORED BY UAF PHOTO LABS 1.14.22

We are happy to announce this week’s winner of the AIBP Weekly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab.

Guest judge for this week is Marietta Hardwick, owner of Etta Boudoir in Chicago’s North Suburbs. She has been helping women tell their unique story through boudoir photography exclusively since 2012. Marietta is also part of the UAF Photo Lab team. As the Tradeshow and Event Director, be sure to visit if you attend any of the upcoming trade shows.

Kamil Jania | Kamil Jania Boudoir

And the Weekly Choice Winner is…..

Kamil Jania from Kamil Jania Boudoir based in Poland.

What Marietta had to say, “Brilliant use of Low key lighting with wonderful silhouetting. It is also very inspired by fine art posing and although it is dark, you can sense the emotion behind it because of the strategically placed lighting.”

Ellarre Boudoir | Minneapolis Boudoir Photography | www.ellarreboudoir.com

Laura Robinson from Ellarre Boudoir based out of Minneapolis, MN.
What Marietta had to say about this image, “I love the subtile play of shadows and lighting in a almost moody feel. The colors are also very soothing and elicit almost a voyeuristic feel to an intimate moment.”

 

Romain Deprick | Maestro VII

Second runner up goes to Romain Deprick from Maestro VII based out of Orange County, CA.

Marietta selected this image, “Because I am a sucker for a great crop that showcases the sensuality of the female form while working properly with light. Also, the black and white conversion of it was excellently executed without being over or under dramatic and that is always a plus in my book.”

Congratulations to the Weekly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab winner, Kamil Jania Boudoir.  Congratulations also to the runner ups, Ellarre BoudoirMaestro VII.  We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and more AIBP member!

Be sure to check back next week for another installment of Weekly Choice!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Weekly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.

 

Weekly Choice sponsored by UAF Photo Labs 1.7.22

We are happy to announce this week’s winner AIBP Weekly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab.

This week’s choices were selected by Jenn Bruno Smith. Jenn is a full time boudoir photographer and educator based out of Delaware. For the last 4 years, she has dedicated her career to empowering thousands of clients both in front of and behind the camera.

Her goal is to help make her students become braver and more self-sufficient photographers and entrepreneurs. She encourages her students to disrupt the status quo of the industry.  Just because you are a creative doesn’t mean you need to be a starving artist.

Through the High Rollers Club, she coaches photographers just like you to  cultivate the career of their dreams.

And the Weekly Choice Winner is…..

Kiati Plooksawasdi of Kiati Plooks Photography based out of Ellicott City, Maryland.

Jenn’s comments on this image, “I just love the use of leading lines juxtapositioned with the soft curves of the fabric and subject. Beautiful use of light, posing and composition.”

First runner up this week is Laura Robinson of  Ellarre Boudoir based near Minneapolis, MN.

Jenn’s selected this image because, “I love the emerald with the subjects skin- beautiful use of light. Great anonymous shot.”

2nd runner up this week is Christie Conyer & Ashley Layden, the team from Modern Muse Studio based out of Oklahoma City, OK.

Jenn selected this image because. “I love her look and pose. The styling and pose are just perfect.”

Congratulations to the Weekly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab winner, Kiati Plooks Photography who will be receiving an acrylic print of his winning image.  Congratulations also to the runner ups, Ellarre Boudoir & Modern Muse Studio.  We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and more AIBP member!

Be sure to check back next week for another installment of Weekly Choice!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Weekly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.

AIBP Weekly Choice Winner – Dec 2021

December was a great transition month for AIBP. The biggest happening, our new website has been launched. The Weekly Choice for December 2021 is unique as it encompasses all 4 weeks for this one time only.

This week’s choices were selected by Michelle Sheehy-Black one of the owners of AIBP. She also works as the Studio Manager for Couture Black and is the owner/operator of CB Design Studio.

And the Weekly Choice Winner is…..

Congratulations to Krystal Shuga of Krystal Shuga Photography based in Northern Illinois

Michelle’s thoughts on this image. “I love the ease and comfort in her expression in this image.  She looks like she is dreaming of something special.  The light on her face and her body accentuate her beautiful curves. Great work!”

1st runner up is Kamil Jania of Kamil Jania Boudoir based in Lublin, Poland

Michelle selected this image because, “Her eyes are simply stunning.  The connection with the camera just makes you wonder what she is thinking. The ease and simplicity of the pose adds to the story.”

2nd runner up Lauren Davis of Gold Dust Boudoir.

Thoughts on this image. “I love the artistic take on this image where her face remains the focus it’s almost like you are taken into her dream.”

Congratulation to the Weekly Choice Winner, Krystal Shuga Photography. and the 2 runner ups Kamil Jania Boudoir & Gold Dust Boudoir.We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and other AIBP Members.

Be sure to check back next week for another installment of Weekly Choice!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Weekly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more. We can’t wait to welcome you in 2022!

AIBP Weekly Choice Winner 11/26/2021

We are happy to announce this week’s winner AIBP Weekly Choice Image Competition!

This week’s choices were selected by Shawn Black of Couture Black based out of Boston, MA. He has been photographing boudoir for over 8 years and recently acquired AIBP. He is looking forward to continuing to push the boudoir genre forward.

And the Weekly Choice Winner is…..

Laura Robinson of Ellarre Boudoir based near Minneapolis, MN.

Shawn’s comments on this image.”There is such a beautiful use of the natural light in this image both creating depth to the environment as well as the beautiful rim light along her legs. I love the pose to accentuate her legs and it is executed to perfect. Lastly the retouch and toning works to complete a stunning image.”

The first runner up is Molly Seftick of Amour Propre Boudoir based in New Haven, IN

Shawn’s comment’s on this image “I love the starkness of the white sheets and the blown out windows in the image. The unique pose and angle that this was shot from make for a beautiful implied nude.”

 

The second runner up is Romain Deprick of Maestro VII based in Orange County.

Shawn’s comments on this image. “This image stuck out to me because it is a non-traditional details shot, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a similar crop before and I love unique. I also appreciate the message being conveyed by her ink being the focus of the frame.”

Congratulation to the Weekly Choice Winner, Ellarre Boudoir . and the 2 runner ups Amour Propre Boudoir & Maestro VII . We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and other AIBP Members.

Be sure to check back next week for another installment of Weekly Choice!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Weekly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.

 

 

 

AIBP Weekly Choice Winner 11/19/2021

We are happy to announce this week’s winner AIBP Weekly Choice Image Competition!

This week’s choices were selected by Shawn Black of Couture Black based out of Boston, MA. He has been photographing boudoir for over 8 years and recently acquired AIBP. He is looking forward to continuing to push the boudoir genre forward.

And the Weekly Choice Winner is…..

Jasiel Ramos-Delgado of Silver JRD Photography LLC.
Shawn’s comments on this image. “This is an absolutely stunning bodyscape! For me the addition of the water droplets is what takes this image over the top. The texture they create and the beautiful skin retouch take a great pose and complete it. Also the black and white conversion is superb and I don’t know if I could envision this in color.”

1st Runner up this week is Ashley Layden of Modern Muse Studio LLC based out of Oklahoma City.

Shawn’s selected this image because “This is another great tushy pose. I love the negative space created with the bend in her arms allowing the curve of her lower back to come through. The bubbles add a great texture and love of fun to the image.”

2nd Runner up this week is Renee Lee of Be.Boudoir.

Shawn’s thoughts on this image. “This is a wonderful bridal boudoir image. It is a beautiful pose, with nice asymmetry in the legs and a kill arch in her back. Nice use of the natural light with out over powering her with all the white tulle glowing.”

 

Congratulation to the Weekly Choice Winner, Silver JRD Photography LLC. and the 2 runner ups Modern Muse Studio LLC & Be.Boudoir. We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and other AIBP Members.

Be sure to check back next week for another installment of Weekly Choice!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Weekly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.

AIBP Weekly Choice Winner 11/12/2021

We are happy to announce this week’s winner AIBP Weekly Choice Image Competition!

This week’s choices were selected by Christie Conyer, owner of Modern Muse Studio based in Oklahoma City. She is an award winning boudoir photographer and a business coach who has help countless people in their businesses.

And the Weekly Choice Winner is…..

Kristen Mckay from Kristen McKay Photo based in Bangor, ME.

Christie chose this winning image because, ”The posing and lighting are fantastic…especially the hands. They show passion without being too forced. The voyeuristic feel is spot on.”

1st Runner up this week is Melissa Robinson of Rebel Robinson based in Sarasota, FL

Christie’s thoughts on this image. “I love the motion in this! And the angle of her face and hands are perfection. Amazing high key image.”

2nd runner up go to Michelle Mateus of Mateus Studios based in Vancouver

Christie found this image to be “Simplicity done right! The creative crop of this image really caught my eye and I love the organic feel of the background. Beautiful model.”

Congratulation to the Weekly Choice Winner, Kristen McKay Photo and the 2 runner ups, Rebel Robinson & Mateus Studios. We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and other AIBP Members.

Be sure to check back next week for another installment of Weekly Choice!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Weekly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.

AIBP Weekly Choice Winner 11/05/2021

We are happy to announce this week’s winner AIBP Weekly Choice Image Competition!

This week’s choices were selected by Michelle Sheehy-Black, Co-Owner of AIBP, Studio Manager at Couture Black and Owner/Designer at CB Design Studio. She has been the one behind the scenes of the Weekly Image Competition and preparing all the submissions for blind judging. This week she had the opportunity to experience looking at the submissions with a different eye.

And the Weekly Choice Winner is…..

 


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Nick Ornowski from Houston Moody Boudoir based in Houston, TX.

Michelle’s thoughts on this image “I really like the non traditional white sheets/implied nude. The softness of the natural light in this image is perfect on her skin tone. Finally the anonymity from the angle of her head, but still being able to see the emotion on her face makes this for me.”

 


 

1st Runner up this week is Cate Scaglione of Life As Fine Art based in Red Bank, NH

Why Michelle selected this image. “She reads as such a strong powerful woman from both the pose and her wardrobe. The placement of her hair just adds an air of mystery to her story.”

 


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2nd runner up go to Renee Lee of Be.Boudoir.

Michelle’s thought on this image “This image is a beautiful mix of strength and vulnerability mixed into one from the pose to the bondage pieces..”

Congratulation to the Weekly Choice Winner, Houston Moody Boudoir and the 2 runner ups, Life As Fine Art & Be.Boudoir. We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and other AIBP Members.

Be sure to check back next week for another installment of Weekly Choice!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Weekly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.

AIBP Weekly Choice Winner 10/28/2021

We are happy to announce this week’s winner AIBP Weekly Choice Image Competition!

This week’s choices were selected by Shawn Black of Couture Black based out of Boston, MA. He has been photographing boudoir for over 8 years and recently acquired AIBP. He is looking forward to continuing to push the boudoir genre forward.

And the Weekly Choice Winner is…..

Laura Robinson from Ellarre Boudoir based out of Minneapolis, MN.

Shawn selected this image because, “There are so may things I love about this image. To start the lighting is exquisite the way that it falls on her body in the foreground while also still defining her in the reflection. The pose and framing work so well with the dual image so well. Finally the retouch done on her skin is perfect where it leaves just enough texture to keep her from looking plastic.”

1st Runner up this week is Sarah Brown of Sarah Brown Boudoir.

What Shawn had to say about this image. “This is a beautiful white sheet implied nude. I especially like the pose and angle that this was shot from that not only flatters her form, but provides for a level of anonymity which only adds to the final image.”

2nd runner up go to Renee Lee of Be.Boudoir.

Shawn felt that “This is a beautiful not traditional tub pose. I love how the lighting shows off the definition in her arm and the cheekiness of the over the shoulder look playing off the implied nude just works for a fun image.”

Congratulation to the Weekly Choice Winner, Ellarre Boudoir and the 2 runner ups, Sarah Brown Boudoir & Be.Boudoir. We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and other AIBP Members.

Be sure to check back next week for another installment of Weekly Choice!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Weekly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.

AIBP Weekly Choice Winner 10/22/2021

We are happy to announce this week’s winner AIBP Weekly Choice Image Competition!

This week’s choices were selected by Shawn Black of Couture Black based out of Boston, MA. He has been photographing boudoir for over 8 years and recently acquired AIBP. He is looking forward to continuing to push the boudoir genre forward.

And the Weekly Choice Winner is…..

Romain Deprick from Maestro VII based out of Orange County, CA.

Shawn selected this image because, “I’m a sucker for a great black and white image and I love the conversion done here. The lighting is beautifully executed with a nice falloff into shadow without losing all definition.Those previous factors aside I chose this image because of her connection and the pose which creates a wonderful hourglass shape to her body..”

1st Runner up this week is Sue Bruce of Finest Courtier based in Lexington MA.

What Shawn had to say about this image. “This is a beautifully staged water shot. I enjoy the use of color from all the florals incorporated into the image contrasted with the white of the gown she his wearing.”

2nd runner up go to Denise Salaam of Denise Salaam Boudoir based in Singapore.

Shawn felt that “Something about the anonymity and caught in the moment feel of this image’s framing caught my. Being able to partially see her face while the attention is drawn to her chest both with focus and pose makes this image stand out.

Congratulation to the Weekly Choice Winner, Maestro VII and the 2 runner ups, Finest Courtier & Denise Salaam Boudoir. We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and other AIBP Members.

Be sure to check back next week for another installment of Weekly Choice!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Weekly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.

AIBP Weekly Choice Winner 10/15/2021

We are happy to announce this week’s winner AIBP Weekly Choice Image Competition!

This week’s choices were selected by Marietta Hardwick owner of Etta Boudoir in Chicago’s North Suburbs. She has been helping women tell their unique story through boudoir photography exclusively since 2012. Marietta joined UAF Photo Lab last year as their Tradeshow and Event Director.

And the Weekly Choice Winner is…..

Kamil Jania from Kamil Jania Boudoir based in Poland.

What Marietta had to say, “This image drew my attention because, while seemingly only a detail shot, it captures perfectly the melding of textural details that give the overall composition a depth that made me wonder what that particular moment felt for the subject.  The ice is perfectly captured and plays with the lights filtering through, the shadows, and the textures of the skin to perfectly reflect the scene at hand.”

1st Runner up this week is Lindsey Shaw of Lacy Dreams Boudoir based in Fort Worth, Texas.

Marietta’s thoughts “This image evokes romanticism from positioning to the hairstyle cascading subtly in rich brown waves down her back while seductively closing her eyes in imaginary bliss. The lash detail draws one’s eye and evokes the romanticism intended.”

2nd runner up go to Yvonne Renckens of Powervrouwen netwerk from the Netherlands.

Marietta’s comments on this image, “In this detail shot, there is an utterly unfiltered view of something almost fetishist about the image. It’s dark and somewhat moody and there is barely no evident retouching so, when the honey itself has some fantastic specular highlights that reflect the nature of the lighting available, you believe those are completely natural and reflect the available light perfectly.  You can really envision the viscose properties of the honey and the way that it is splayed on the area is suggestive of something much more sensual going on.”

Congratulation to the Weekly Choice Winner, Kamil Jania Boudoir and the 2 runner ups, Lacy Dreams Boudoir & Powervrouwen netwerk. We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and other AIBP Members. Thank you to Marietta for judging this week!

Be sure to check back next week for another installment of Weekly Choice!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Weekly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.

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