Glam­our Photography

Both novice and advanced Glam­our Mod­els will find Cardinal White Photographt can pro­vide them with the images they need to cre­ate or com­plete their port­fo­lio.

Our pro­fes­sional stu­dio atmos­phere is com­fort­able and non-threatening, let­ting you con­cen­trate on cre­at­ing your best images ever. We are skilled at get­ting that spe­cial some­thing out of you, the ele­ment that will set you apart from other mod­els. We also engage in exten­sive net­work­ing, and enjoy help­ing all mod­els reach the next level in their career.

Unlike many other pho­tog­ra­phers, when you hire us to shoot your port­fo­lio images, YOU are the owner of the images. In addi­tion to the retouched images you receive with your pack­age pur­chase, you may have as many un-retouched images as you wish, in print 


What Is Glam­our Photography?

When you were a kid, do you remem­ber play­ing dress-up? You strut­ted in too-big-for-your-feet heels, sported your mother’s cos­met­ics, and styled your hair in a man­ner that emu­lated mag­a­zine cov­ers. You walked around the house as if you owned it. You felt like a super­star! Your inner con­fi­dence shone through as a kid. When was the last time you had that feel­ing? Do you recall the emo­tion of being con­fi­dent and allow­ing your inner celebrity to shine through? Alter­na­tively, what about ded­i­cat­ing a full day to escape life’s stresses, con­cen­trate on you, release your inner pop star and lib­er­ate your self-empowerment glow? Why have you waited so long to retrieve these moments of self-worth? It is time to evoke those emo­tions, and cap­ture it on film through glam­our photography.

Glam­our pho­tog­ra­phy is all about you. A glam­our pho­tog­ra­phy ses­sion is a chance to release your inhi­bi­tions and show a play­ful, sen­sual, sexy, mod­ern side of your­self. It pro­vides you the free­dom to show off the pos­i­tive aspects oth­ers may not know existed. The image cre­ated high­lights what you love about your­self. It is some­thing remark­able to share with a sig­nif­i­cant other. Addi­tion­ally, hav­ing a glam­our photo of your­self to view is amaz­ing, for you are able to visu­ally see the trans­for­ma­tion from your daily look into the stun­ning sex sym­bol within!

Glam­our pho­tog­ra­phy started in the early 1920s. It was mainly reserved for celebri­ties. When these pic­tures were pub­lished, it would arouse curios­ity and ado­ra­tion from fans. Then, when pin-up mod­els were the rage, it changed. Glam­our pho­tog­ra­phy focused on the sen­sual side. Pin-up mod­els revealed much more skin. Some mod­els posed in par­tial or full nudity, tak­ing glam­our pho­tog­ra­phy into a dif­fer­ent direc­tion completely.

With the arrival of Play­boy, glam­our pho­tog­ra­phy took off. Play­boy was the cat­a­pult of glam­our pho­tog­ra­phy. It exhib­ited a sen­sual, play­ful side, entic­ing the viewer, leav­ing the per­son yearn­ing to see more. It teased the reader with­out reveal­ing too much. Today, men’s mag­a­zines, such as Maxim and GQ have per­fected glam­our pho­tog­ra­phy. Their images define mod­ern day glam­our pho­tos. You see images per­son­i­fy­ing old pin-up style pho­tographs or in var­i­ous set­tings with a sex­ual twist. For instance, there is an infa­mous photo spread of cook­ing tele­vi­sion per­son­al­ity Rachel Ray in Maxim Mag­a­zine. In one of the pho­tos, Rachel Ray is in a kitchen set­ting, scant­ily dressed lick­ing frost­ing off a spat­ula. She was extremely play­ful with the pho­tographs. She is not a super­model. She is not overt in sex­u­al­ity, yet, in this pho­to­graph, she is proof that the girl next door oozes sex­i­ness too!

Top 3 Ele­ments Defin­ing a Suc­cess­ful Glam­our Pho­to­graph: Pose, Styling and Photographer

Pos­ing is Key to a Sexy Look

Regard­ing pos­ing, look at other images you wish to emu­late. Flip through some pop­u­lar men’s mag­a­zines. Think about what pose would accen­tu­ate your body the best. An expe­ri­enced glam­our pho­tog­ra­pher will be able to assist you before­hand in decid­ing what poses would be most suit­able for you, your per­son­al­ity, and the achieve­ment of the over­all results. Con­sider what would reflect your per­son­al­ity the most. As I men­tioned above, the Rachel Ray shoot for Maxim amuses read­ers with a kitchen set­ting, for she is a chef. Thus, think along these lines. Con­sider what aspect of your life you would like to include in the photo shoot. What are your hob­bies? What would make the right state­ment for you?

Styling Brings the Vision to Life

When con­cep­tu­al­iz­ing the photo ses­sion, dis­cuss with styling with your pho­tog­ra­pher. Find out what hair­styles, make-up tech­niques, and wardrobe choices are appro­pri­ate for the look you want. Review exam­ples of the make-up artist’s work. Take a glance through the wardrobe consultant’s ideas. A pro­fes­sional, suc­cess­ful glam­our pho­tog­ra­pher would be able to lis­ten to you, and project the type of image you wish to achieve and relay this effec­tively to the pro­fes­sional make-up artist and wardrobe con­sul­tant. The pho­tog­ra­pher will be able to make the look cohe­sive ensur­ing every­one is on the same page.

Fur­ther­more, think about what emo­tions the over­all pic­ture por­trays. For exam­ple, if you are going for some­thing soft, and sen­sual, then the make-up should appear translu­cent, the hair would be wavy and tou­sled, and the cloth­ing soft and flow­ing. Noth­ing rigid or extreme styled for this type of photo. How­ever, if you are going for a Var­gas pin-up inspired pho­to­graph, red lips would pop, hair would be in a fin­ger wave, and the styling would be very high, plat­form heels reflect­ing that time frame. The clothes were nor­mally 2 pieces with lots of leg show­ing. Search online for Var­gas pin-ups and you will see what types of styles he used in his images.

Glam­our Pho­tog­ra­pher brings it All Together

A glam­our pho­tog­ra­pher brings your vision to life. He/she is able to inter­pret what you are try­ing to achieve and coor­di­nate the image with all the par­ties involved. Thus, the pho­tog­ra­pher you choose needs to be able to com­mu­ni­cate effec­tively. He/she must have a clear under­stand­ing of what you wish to attain. If not, then move on to some­one else. Be thor­ough dur­ing your selec­tion process. Do not choose some­one who is not on the same wave­length as you. Find some­one who is able to deliver the work promised.

Addi­tion­ally, exam­ine how skilled the pho­tog­ra­pher is with dig­i­tal touch-ups. Look at before and after shots. Are the touched-up images notice­able? Does the pho­tog­ra­pher use the lat­est ver­sion of Pho­to­Shop? Is he/she pro­fi­cient in Pho­to­Shop, and is the work com­pleted in a timely manner?

Fur­ther­more, find out what is included in the photographer’s fees. Are you able to keep all the neg­a­tives? What is the turn­around regard­ing the length of time it takes from the day of the photo shoot until the day you receive the fin­ished prod­uct? All of these attrib­utes fac­tor into whether the poten­tial glam­our pho­tog­ra­pher is for you.

Being a glam­our pho­tog­ra­phy model is the ulti­mate retreat from life. You do not have to be a super­model or a skinny size 0 fash­ion model. You do not have to do it pro­fes­sion­ally to receive the enjoy­ment of being pam­pered for the day. Call an expe­ri­enced glam­our pho­tog­ra­pher today and find out where the pos­si­bil­i­ties lead you.