Shane F King

Boudoir

 

bou·doir

: a woman's dressing room, bedroom, or private sitting room;
: a photographic style featuring intimate, romantic, and sometimes erotic images of its subjects

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Boudoir photography is intimate, romantic, and possibly erotic photography, but for the women I have worked with it is also much more.

Photography can be a powerful way for a mother to reaffirm her beauty. It can be a way for an abuse survivor to assert ownership of her own sexuality, for a career professional to explore the creative process and be the subject of a work of art.

It can even simply be a gift, a generous and deeply intimate token of affection for a loved one... or for one’s own self.

My work is an ode to sensuality, and my goal is to provide you with a safe space to express your sensuality and reflect your natural beauty. I believe a photograph should reveal the soul as much as the body, and I have the experience to help you have a fantastic experience and breathtaking photos, even if you’ve never been in front of the camera before.

I’d love to hear why you’re interested in doing a boudoir session. Use the form below to send me a message. If you would like to read my thoughts about art, click here to visit my Journal. Keep scrolling to read my testimonials and learn more about me.

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My Philosophy & Process

Photography can be an incredible way to express and explore the soul. It can reveal aspects of the subject’s personality, but also serve as a path to discovery. Dorothea Lange, one of the great American documentary photographers, once said that “the camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” Not simply the technical aspects of ‘seeing’, such as appreciating light, shadow, shapes, and contrast, but also revealing aspects of others and ourselves that we aren’t consciously aware of. Popular culture is centered around making people feel inadequate so they can sell them on clothing, fad diets, or plastic surgery. We are conditioned to feel ashamed that we aren’t fit enough or good looking enough to be sexy, but the truth is that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. From the perspective of someone who loves us, those features we have that we consider to be flaws are in fact endearing, unique, and sacred.

I love being able to use my skills and experience to help women create amazing photographs. I know firsthand how powerful and empowering it can be to see yourself in a new way (I’ve written a bit about my experience dealing with body image and being in front of the camera on my blog (click here), and I know how nerve-wracking it can be the first time you’re in front of the camera— I myself have done boudoir sessions as well.

I believe that the most beautiful and sensual boudoir sessions happen when the subject feels relaxed and confident, with everything else guided by that. Sessions go at a relaxed pace so that you can develop confidence as we go, and usually last around 4 hours. All sessions also include a professional makeup artist who will be on hand to make you look your best and take care of any touch-ups throughout the session.

 

Testimonials

 
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I've been working with Shane for about two years now, and since the first time we've met, he has been one of the most welcoming and talented photographers I have ever worked with. We always have a great time together, and the creativity behind every shoot is evident. We've made some of our best work together just by being ourselves, having fun, letting the creativity flow. He brings out the beauty in any and everyone. 

Shane also has an indescribable ability to make you feel perfectly comfortable in your own skin. He doesn't ask you to be anything you aren't; simply be yourself and he'll capture that beauty. It's rare to find a photographer who has such a distinct style, yet captures each person so differently. 

It's been such an honor to work with Shane for so long, and I truly look forward to every single shoot.

-Tiffany W


 
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Shane is a true artist with a vision and it's an amazing experience to be a part of that vision. He has always made me feel comfortable while shooting and has respected any personal boundaries. I was very nervous before doing my first boudoir shoot because I was concerned about upholding my image and making sure that the shoot was tasteful. I perceived myself as beautiful but not boudoir sexy. When shooting with Shane for the first time, I felt completely free and relieved to be in a safe, creative space to be vulnerable. I was able to convey my natural sensuality in my shoot with Shane. Since then, we have shot together multiple times and he has become one of my great friends. His creativity exceeds my expectations with every shoot, as he knows how to show a range of perspectives when utilizing the same space and subject. The vibe is very relaxed, playful and fun. He really knows how to bring out his subject's inner confidence and beauty. I have felt the most beautiful when shooting, during my photo shoots with Shane. Trust and know that with his abstract eye and experience, every shoot will be pure magic!

- Ryan J


 
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I booked Shane thinking I would like to know myself, but its rare for me to take photos without wearing clothes. I’m not a professional model, so I was pretty nervous and I didn’t know what kind of faces to make or poses to do. However, working with Shane I became less nervous little by little. With the sound of the shutter and the glimpse of light in the viewfinder, I felt just like he was peeking into my world. I think its obvious if you look at the photos he takes that he can find the feminine beauty that each woman has. All the poses felt natural, and Shane is talented in creating space that is free from anxiety and doubt.

I’ve shot with him a few times now, and I’ve learned from him that a professional is a person who gives a joyful experience. He’s always light-hearted and funny while working, giving direction and guidance when needed and his attitude encourages me to believe in my personal charm and makes me feel confident in myself.

- Minori K


 
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My experience shooting with Shane was awesome! If you are looking for someone who handles their craft with professionalism, attention to detail, creativity, and passion then look no further!! Shane is a talented photographer with a gentle persona that makes you feel comfortable and confident (I'm super shy so that is saying a lot). He is very easygoing and willing to work with you. He really takes his time to understand your preferences and understands that your comfort is #1.
Overall, the whole experience was so much fun!! I highly recommend you book with Shane!

- Ashley G


 
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I have shot with Shane many times and I have always had a wonderful experience. He's extremely professional which is really important to me and his photos make you feel beautiful, unique and seen. I even shot some pregnancy photos with him! Definitely recommend him as you will get something different then a lot of other photographers.

- Monica M


 
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I had an absolutely incredible experience working with Shane- he has an easygoing personality that makes you feel welcome and safe and respected. You can tell he takes his time with his work, and inspiration grows as you progress through the photoshoot. 

He takes a lot of consideration into putting together a shot, and shows up prepared- but he also leaves room for improvisation! 

I have so many great shots from him and still post them to this day because they are so solid. I really recommend working with him!

- Jenapher Z


 
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Shane absolutely rocks. He's been a photographer for quite a while and I've been following his work some time before deciding to take these pictures. Seeing his works, I've always been amused by the things that he's able to see and his ability to play with light. During our session, he was able to capture moments that matched my personality and I am super happy with the photos he took. Shane was able to help me feel comfortable and sexy in my own way without the awkwardness that I am in front of a camera. 

If you're looking to take some sweet/sexy/artsy photos, Shane's your go-to man!

- Valerie S

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Thank you for reading this far! Now it’s your turn, I’d love to hear what your inspiration is for doing your own boudoir session. Use the form below to send me a message, and I’ll respond as soon as I can.

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I know what you’re really wondering: what kind of music will there be? 
Shane isn’t into Norwegan Ska is he? 
(Aside from some youthful indiscretions, no) 

Rest assured, it’ll only be the finest of jams.  Here’s a playlist that always helps me get into the groove. 

 
 
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