i wrote this, just the other day, commenting on another shooter's image.
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as a person who has shot more smut than has been seen by your average army battalion, i can honestly say that the finger in the mouth thing, as a suggestive pose, is not only way overdone, but rarely TRULY works. it's more cliche than rose petals on a naked female's body. --jimmyD
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having said that (again), you might consider this: the playfulness you're after is better suggested with the eyes, demeanor, and general body language. chrissy's been in front of your camera often enough. i'm confident she can make it happen. tell her not to try to look sexy or playful or whatever. but to *be* sexy or playful or whatever. are you guys married? significant others with each other? i'm assuming yes. so since you don't have to worry about all that photographer/model interaction no-no stuff talked about in the "let's talk sex" thread, why don't you guys break those rules and get playful and stuff? i'm not saying have sex in front of the camera... but, ya know, do that rooster/chicken mating dance thing.... and keep pressing that shutter button while you're doing it!