I have my first boudoir shoot this weekend. Model is a fellow photog who has modeled boudoir before. Since I'm male I'll have another female present. I know not to touch the model without permission and to have the assistant do so (hair, sheets, etc) as much as possible. Just wanted to open the floor up for other tips and suggestions.
Normally I really like to shoot telephoto (70-200mm f/2.8 II) because I find it to be the most flattering for people IMO, but most of the rooms are smaller and I'm thinking I'll have to switch to my 24-70, 50mm, etc. My camera (5dIII) is a full frame, btw. What focal lengths do you guys find yourselves usually shooting at? Some of the rooms only have +/-3' from the end of the bed to the wall The home is staged fairly well but its kind of bothering me all the background that will be included as a result of shooting at wider focal lengths as I also like telephoto for compressing the background and cutting out distracting elements.
Planning to shoot midday because I want to use a lot of window light. I bought some black construction paper to tape up over some smaller windows that seem to make sense from an architecture standpoint but I think I'm going to want blocked out to direct the ambient light how I want.
How long should a first session take? Since we live in the desert I am planning on her needing to use the restroom often as i've read its important to stay very hydrated so the skin 'glows.' I'm thinking two hours of actual shooting, maybe a bit more. It will be implied nude and lingerie and I plan to turn around or leave the room as much as possible when she's on the more exposed side so that will slow the shoot down some.
I've asked her a few times about what snacks and drinks (non alcohol) that I can bring and she mainly stated that she doesn't plan on eating so I'm thinking a small fruit tray, some granola bars, and some nice sparkling water just so the option is there and since we're probably skipping lunch.
Is music annoying/distracting? I was thinking of playing some in the background just to keep it fun.