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 Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Hey Ladies! I know it’s only the beginning of January and feels crazy to start thinking about the next holiday coming up but Valentine’s Day is now only a little over a month away!!! We will be doing boudoir mini-sessions and the images make the PERFECT gift to give to your Lover. We will be in Jackson Hole, Wyoming the weekend of January 21st & 22nd and in Bozeman, Montana the weekend of January 28th & 29th.

Your 30 min. in studio mini-session will include having your lips & lashes done and a quick makeup touchup by my fabulous makeup artists (Tanya Crocker in Jackson & Ethereal Hair & Makeup in Bozeman)  to get you looking perfect. You bring in 1 outfit of your choice and you get to choose the studio setup that appeals to you the most. You will get to choose your 3 favorite images to take home as 4×6 mounted prints as well as the digitals for those 3. (You may also choose to purchase additional images or products.)

Get in touch via the website contact form or at info@arnicaspring.com for more info and to book your session time!
Looking forward to working with you!! xo
~Arnica~

 

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

A Full Session

February 25, 2014

In this space in time where everyone has a digital camera and we are used to being able to take 5000 photos and delete the “bad” ones, people are often surprised when I tell them that they will receive 30-40 images from their boudoir or glamour session to choose from. I have to admit that for the first few years of shooting digital, I too, took thousands of photos and that’s what my clients came to expect. It got to the point where I was overwhelming myself and my client with too many options. People didn’t know what to choose…they couldn’t decide between 2 (or 10) different images that were so similar that sometimes they couldn’t tell them apart.

I am one of those lucky photographers that was just old enough to have learned the beautiful art of photographing with film. We had either 24 or 36 images on a role. Needless to say as the photographer, one put a great deal more time and care into each shot. Making sure the lighting was perfect, the wardrobe and makeup flawless and the expression priceless. As a digital shooter I think it becomes easier to focus on these things once you understand the camera and why and how it works…so that it is just part of you and you and it are focused on the subject. This only comes with practice.

Well, I practiced and I finally came back to the idea that I get 36 shots to accomplish what I want to accomplish in a boudoir or glamour shoot. It’s the perfect number. An average shoot is 3-4 outfits giving an average of 10 final images per outfit. When I photograph you, rather then shoot tons of images and hope I got a good one, I do my very best to make each and every shot perfect.  Below is a full session with the final images that my (stunning) client got to choose from. She chose them all.
Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

 

 

Breasts. They are an oddly powerful thing.  They sustain life, feed, nourish, strengthen, entice, bewitch, mesmerize, and seduce, they build confidence and they tear it down. They are to big, to small or just right. They are pulled, prodded and stuffed…they are covered up, concealed, hidden and flattened down. They are exposed, pushed up, uncovered and shown off. They can be a source of pride or one of embarrassment. They are photographed, drawn, painted, written about and sung about. They can be a muse or a nemesis. They are pierced, tattooed, enlarged and reduced. They are also cut open…cut off…taken away.

Breasts cross the border and link the phases of a woman’s life between her sexuality, motherhood and her later years and represent radically different things to her over the course of a lifetime. They tend to be at the very heart of her femininity. Starting off as nonexistent in her childhood years and growing into an object of desire and tools used to attract, entice and please a mate as a young woman and then another transition into the source of life and nourishment for her child as she becomes a mother. The children grow and the breasts and body change shape and size, transforming into the symbols of beautiful life phases.

As a woman that photographs women and brings to life the peak of their femininity, I cannot imagine the pain and sense of loss that a woman may feel at the prospect of losing something that, to many, may be at the heart of her femininity.  My heart aches for the women that have been given doctor’s orders to remove her breasts.  This is not at all to say that breasts define a woman’s femininity, but I believe that most women would agree that they do set us apart from men and a great deal of time, effort, energy and thought goes into them at every stage of life.

As a photographer, I aim to accentuate the female figure in its most beautiful and curvaceous form. The hips…the waist…the breasts.  As a woman, I believe that women—all women—should have the right to keep their breasts and that all breasts, big, small, medium, uneven, saggy, perky, scarred, and perfect have a right to stay where they belong…on a woman’s beautiful and ever-changing body.

The images for the Bras for a Cause calendar brought to the forefront of my mind the incredible impact that breasts actually have on the life of a woman. Thank you to the gorgeous women that so willingly obliged me as I asked them to show off one of their most personal assets and thank you all for the love and support for the women around the globe that face breast cancer on a daily basis.

Please watch and share this beautiful film.

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Hello Lovely Ladies! It’s that time of year once again for love and romance! So here is the Valentine’s Day scoop!

1.In order to have a gift in hand by Valentine’s Day your shoot needs to be completed by Feb. 8th

2. I’m booking for Boudoir Shoots at both the Bozeman Studio or the Jackson Studio

3. Session’s are starting at $250 including hair & makeup

4. I will be doing a day of boudoir mini-sessions in Bozeman on Feb. 2nd & in Jackson on Feb. 4th

5. As Always, there is a 20% discount for Military Wives and  Cancer Survivors Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Please get in touch with me for more info! Blessings!