Articles from August, 2013

Boudoir, Beauty dishes and Alienbees

Written on August 30, 2013 Categories: San Diego Boudoir

Boudoir, Beauty dishes and Alienbees

Sexy boudoir pose ideas Oni Studio San Diego Photography

Yes dear reader I am still trying to figure out this damn beauty dish from Paul C. Buff. Actually I think it’s not too different than the Alienbees soft box. But for me it’s been a bit frustrating to shoot with. However it might be more to do with the fact I’ve been shooting in direct overhead sunlight than anything else. I should know better than to try and shoot in the crappiest light possible. Anyway, enough nerd photo talk, on with the boudoir shoot!

Neena posing sexy on L.A. Furnitures large TV stand. San Diego Boudoir Photography

Neena was the first openly gay model I’ve shot with. At least to my knowledge. When I found out I kinda played with the idea of somehow integrating her status into this entry. However the more I tossed it around the more I thought I’d just come off as exploitative.

Sexy classic B&W oni studio boudoir San Diego Photography

Kinda like….”hey I love gay people, come be a fan of Oni Studio!” Gag! On a personal note though I was kinda curious how other photographers took her status, and if she had ever had a problem with anyone.

Sexy SCAN furniture couch San Diego Boudoir Blog

I hinted around at it by asking, “hey do you have any model mayhem horror stories?” Boy did I get a pretty good response out of that!

Sexy classic burlesque B&W Oni Studio boudoir blog

Neena said she had been contacted by a photographer on Model Mayhem and they had set up a boudoir shoot. She had taken her girlfriend Nyla (New York and L.A!) to the shoot with her as an escort. They said when they arrived at the photographers home that it was filthy.

Sexy Lamont configuration Hellraiser hellbox Oni Studio Boudoir Blog

Not only that, but that his female relatives were present and that they were staring at them. Now check this shit out…They guy had old rusted KITCHEN knives hung up on the walls like they were works of art. did say this is a boudoir shoot right??

Sexy bikini pose Oni Studio Boudoir Blog

Now for the last part…the guy wanted her to come out back to some type of underground structure! I asked Neena what the structure looked like, but she said her and her girlfriend told the photographer they were uncomfortable and left.

Sexy hellraiser Clive Barker inspired boudoir

It was a funny story, but in a way it really pisses me off. Guys like this are the reason it’s so hard to shoot with models from model mayhem. Almost every model I contact for a boudoir shoot has a horror story from model mayhem. It seems it’s filled with creeps who try to use their camera to get laid.

Sexy boudoir pose idea Oni Studio San Diego Photography

Guys, if you have to use your camera to get laid your doing it wrong.

Sexy classic B&W Oni Studio boudoir blog

If you haven’t figured it out already, you can get the ladies in five easy steps: Get a job, join a gym, take a shower, (yes everyday) and keep your damn house clean.  Wait..was that four or five? Ah who cares, it doesnt matter. Just don’t be a douche bag!

Sexy boudoir Oni Studio Blog San Diego

Anyway, i’ll get off my soapbox. If you have any Model Mayhem horror stories i’d love to hear them!

Sexy boudoir pose ideas, Oni Studio San Diego Photography

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    Boudoir Beelzebub and Baphomet

    Written on August 23, 2013 Categories: San Diego Boudoir

    Boudoir, Beelzebub and Baphomet

    Classic B&W boudoir shot in San Diego

    One of my most favorite things about boudoir photography is getting to meet interesting people. Sometimes though a person comes along, that has a bit of something extra. No, I’m not talking about a chick with a dick, but good old fashioned evil. She may even be a member of the Temple of Set, but she claims to not be.

    The many sexy faces of Ivonne on her boudoir shoot in San Diego

    Saaaay what?? Yeah you heard me right, the model, Ivonne is straight up evil. Of course I didn’t know this at first. I thought she’d show up, and we would have a sexy, yet normal boudoir shoot. But first let’s go back in time. We met on a Sunday, and after being fashionably late she shows up riding this dented up, mean looking motorcycle.

    Sexy and Stephen Hawking books? Only at Oni Studio!

    The woman looked like she just walked off the set to the Road Warrior! Black leather jacket, mean helmet, she also kicked a baby and an old man who were standing by her bike. In other words she was just precious! She walks up to me, and I swear the first thing she says to me is, “hail Satan lets shoot” and then she punched some dude straight in the dick.

    Classy and sexy silhouette at Oni Studio in San Diego

    Of course all of the above may or may not be true, it just depends on your point of view. What did happen though is that after Ivonne came up and emptied her bag she asked me a question. Well first she pulled out a sweatshirt, and said, “I dont know if you’d want to shoot this but…” I looked over and saw a huge Bapomet on the shirt. Of course i’m gonna shoot that!

    Ivonne sporting the Baphomet sweatshirt from Infidel Clothing at her boudoir shoot in San Diego, California.

    The other cool thing is that Ivonne had some personality. She ate my food, drank my beer and watched my horror movies. All the while laughing like a maniac and making cryptic comments that she had family members who might just make me disappear if they were so inclined. This girl was so gonna be my bestie!

    Ivonne sporting some sexy lingerie at Oni Studio in San Diego

    Ivonne hasn’t been modeling long, but as you can see she takes to boudoir quite naturally.

    Nothing sexer than Stephen Hawking, Quantum Physics and black bootie shorts!

    Can you believe she said that her butt was her least favorite feature?!

    Sexy one minute, clowning the next at her boudoir shoot at Oni Studio.

    Check out that purple lingerie! For some reason I have become obsessed with the color.

    Sexy pose ideas at Oni Studio, San Diego boudoir Photography

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      Boudoir, beaches and Bikinis

      Written on August 11, 2013 Categories: Outdoor Glamour Shoot

      Boudoir, beaches and Bikinis

      A little sexy suicide in the sun at the beach in San Diego

      A week or two ago I got to try out something pretty cool. Ever heard of Paul C. Buff or Alienbees? If you are a photographer, especially a boudoir photographer and just starting out, you might want to check out their website.

      Sexy boudoir glamour skirt on the beach in San Diego, California

      I’m not new to Alienbees, I’ve shot with their products for the last six or seven years. I started off with the Alienbee B400, and at least to my knowledge, it’s still running today. I’ve since graduated to the Alienbee B800 head and the Einstein E640 unit. I highly recommend both of them, but I lean more towards the Einstein mainly because it has universal voltage. Since I travel a lot this is very convenient. If you’re wondering, the girl in the classic B&W photo below is Leeyah, you can see her model mayhem here.

      Sexy B&W boudoir shot on the beach in San Diego.

      Anyway, enough hocking of alien bees shit, it’s not like their paying me or anything. This shoot was scheduled and organized by a British lady…named Brit. Funny huh? She runs a group on the Meet up website called Pro-AM photography and Models. If you’re a photographer in the San Diego area and love to photograph fashion, boudoir or glamour then I highly suggest you sign up! You can see Britts site here and here. Oh, and the sexy faerie below is Mary, come take a look at her site!

      Sexy boudoir faerie on the beach in San Diego


      One of the great things about this group is that they are very active. In the last two weeks there has been beach shoots, models on horses, glamour at Balboa Park, and a host of other activities. If you have the time you’ll get your money’s worth. Also pictured below, Michael from MRB Photography.

      Various shots of some of the other photographers at the bikini beach shoot in San Diego.

      Besides the models that regularly come to the shoots, it’s a great way to network with your fellow glamour and boudoir photographers. On that shoot alone I met five or so other photographers who were more than helpful and friendly.

      Sexy on the beach in San Diego

      Ok, last thing about Alienbees and I’ll shut my yapper. All the images you see on this boudoir blog entry were lit with a white Paul C Buff beauty dish. The beauty dish was powered by the Vagabond mini lithium. I highly suggest picking up both! Seriously, it’s like going from a musket to a kick ass lesbian laser pistol!

      beach beauty in San Diego

      I’ll leave you with a few more sexy images, hope you enjoy! Oh, and people, leave a like or comment at the bottom and let me know what ya think. Thanks!

      Beautiful blue skies, flowers and bikinis on the beach in San Diego.

      Katya on the beach, boudoir in San Diego

      The blonde bombshell above is Katya, come take a look at her model mayhem!

      Katya and Leeyah work the camera at the bikini shoot in San Diego

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        BoudoirBoobs and Body Paint

        Sexy boudoir head dress and body paint photography in San Diego

        You all remember Caro right? She’s the one who came over the other day and made for a great boudoir blog entry.

        Sexy girl on fire San Diego boudoir photography

        Caro calls me up and asked if I’m down for a lesbian orgy a photo shoot. I say, “well hells yes!” and she invites me down to her San Ysidro home for what I think will be an interesting time. She tells me she has one of her many hot girlfriends over, and that she’s gonna get her naked, and then paint her. I tell her that the Oni Studio boudoir blog will be covering the event. When I arrive on Saturday morning I see the most mild mannered unassuming ladies on the planet, and i’m told she’s going to be the model. This was the girl:

        Sexy quiet librarian lady being photographed boudoir in San Diego

        Caro didn’t waste much time, after making sure I was sufficiently fed with Mexican friend beans, she set to work,  take a look at the transformation from innocent librarian to sexy Satanica.

        Getting ready with the sexy boudoir body paint in San Diego.

        the last stages of sexy boudoir body paint in San Diego, California

        Caro did this body paint and make up job in record time. She’s a student over at the Art Institute of San Diego, and from what I can see they train their students pretty good. While Caro was busy I was able to flirt talk with the model.

        Caro being busy with her boudoir body painting and make up equipment in San Diego.

        Susan was her name, and she had been painted a few times before, but usually got to wear more clothes. She said being half naked around strangers didn’t make her nervous, but that it was just a new experience. It was pretty amazing to see her transform not only physically, but mentally once all the make up was done, take a look at the contrast!

        The contrast in the body paint make up and the innocent librarian look

        Ladies and gentleman if you are a photographer in the San Diego area you seriously need to hook up with Caro. Her make up and body paint skills are impressive, and she even makes custom outfits! If you’re on model mayhem you can see her page here, or become a fan on her facebook page here. I’ll leave you all with a few more impressive shots of Susan the model showing Caro’s work. Oh, I almost forgot, Caro can also model, if you haven’t seen it yet, come take a look at her strutting her stuff.

        The Devil wears Prada at Oni Studio in San Diego

        Seduction and lace in San Diego

        When you leave the front door unlocked in San Diego sexy she devils come and steal your cake.

        Blue skies and sexy ladies in San Diego

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