I am referring to a portrait session of a paying customer, and not work done for a model or for your own portfolio.
For some reason I am finding that more and more the ladies who call me about “glamour” portraits, are not really wanting anything glamorous. They seem to have the insane idea that glamour is more about bringing in “cute” props than anything else.
I do not want to promote my work as “Glamour” photography, since that seems to indicate I do the mall type glamour stuff. You know, tipping the cowboy hat, and holding the collar, and all that jazz. So, I refer to it as “Portraits with a Glamorous Style”. Heck, I would call it something else if I could think of it.
So, what is it? I show the ladies slide presentations of “glamorous” portraits, and they think it is wonderful and sexy, then start talking about bringing in teddy bears, or some other prop that I believe would more suitable for a high school girl than a woman who wants to give her hubby or boyfriend something creative and “sexy” (for lack of a better word).
Lingerie is not a requirement, as far as I am concerned. It can be in a classy dress, or even a pair of jeans with a snazzy top.
I am not on a rant, I am just wondering if the mentality in my part of Texas has gotten to thee point that women are more interested in goofy props and other trivial things than looking like a sexy, classy, or alluring woman.
Surely it is not the same in other parts of Texas, or is it? Or maybe I am expecting too much nowadays.
Ok, sounds like a rant, I guess, but not really; I am just getting confused.