Professional Boudoir Photographer Palm Beach TodayShow Interview


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Professional Boudoir Photographer Palm Beach Florida South Florida

Interviewed by the TodayShow.com

I was just recently interviewed by the TodayShow regarding my Boudoir Photography along with another professional boudoir photographer from the West Coast, California, Corina Marie Howell. Knowing Laura T. Coffey of the todayshow.com reviewed many boudoir photographer’s from East to West Coast and being selected for the interview was an honor. She was very nice to speak to and the experience was simply a pleasure.

During our interview, Laura and I discussed, “just what exactly is Boudoir Photography”, what is was and what it was not! It seems that when she did a search she had, as I expected, seen alot of what I would simply call, garbage, soft porn, X or at best unflattering portrayals of the women.

Here’s an excerpt of the piece just published on Fri., Feb. 6, 2009 see the complete story at the todayshow.com

An Internet search using the words “boudoir photography,” “sensual photography” or “tasteful, sexy photography” turns up all sorts of Web sites for photo studios across the United States. Based on the photos displayed on various sites, some businesses truly do tasteful work. Others’ images might be described as, well, pornographic at best.

Joseph Cristina, 39, a photographer based in West Palm Beach, Fla., has been doing boudoir photography for more than 10 years now. That’s not all he does; his studio, Allure Multimedia, also specializes in wedding photos, engagement photos, family portraits and commercial photography. When a boudoir photography assignment comes his way, though, he makes sure certain rules apply: No nudity, no porn, and his wife, a licensed cosmetologist, is almost always present to help put the woman being photographed at ease.

“Some photography you’ll see out there is not boudoir photography at all,” Cristina said. “It’s basically R- and X-rated. Lots of guys do that, and it’s garbage. It’s not what it’s about.

“Boudoir photography, or sensual photography, is about making the woman comfortable and portraying her in the best light possible. The person’s looks don’t matter as much as how they’re feeling. … Marilyn Monroe stuff back in the day? Now that’s boudoir.”

Cristina said he’s noticed a jump in the popularity of boudoir photography in the past three or four years, and he’s not entirely sure why. But like clockwork around Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas and each year’s wedding season, he starts getting calls from women who are considering having photos taken for the men in their lives.

Corina Marie Howell

Howell said many photo shoots begin with a woman interacting with a prop, such a plate of cupcakes or cookies. “It’s easier than starting with a plain backdrop,” she said. “Then you just have your own body, and it’s a lot harder than people think.”

“It’s basically a gift of the heart,” he said. “It’s a gift from somebody who is taking time to capture their ‘self’ or their essence at a particular time of their life and immortalize it. ‘This is me, for you, when I was 30.’ ‘This is me, for you, when I was 45.’ Age doesn’t matter. Capturing a moment and keeping it is what matters.”

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About Joseph Cristina

I'm a full-time Palm Beach based Professional Photographer with over 18 years experience in both Photography and Graphic / Media Production. Formal training was received from FAU and the Art Institute in the late 80's. I've worked within multiple advertising agencies along with having work published internationally. Allure Multimedia, LLC is my photographic and multimedia studio base in the sunny Palm Beach, FL. The studio's capacities are many from professional photography to advertising design and multimedia presentation ie. (Wedding Photography, Corporate Events, Modeling, Mitzvahs, TV and Internet Advertising Spots) to name a few. In this digital age, the number of part-time photographers has increase 100 fold diluting the industry with what are known as "weekend warriors". This has lend itself to a rise of a cottage industry of amateurs posing as professionals, underbidding and misleading only to then produce mediocre, at best, final production work. Clients coming to us for professional photography or media creation are reassured by our professionalism, impeccable service, and final product provided, they have made the right decision in commissioning our studio.