Valentines Are Red: (Not Your Typical) Boudoir Marathon 2015

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As a step away from studio’s previous hugely popular annual boudoir marathons, I decided to spice things up with a few fashionable and conceptual twists this year.

“I wanted to thank you for the great experience I’ve had during this photo session. I’ve felt beautiful and (I’m going to repeat myself) like a movie star posing for magazine :)” – Alena, participant

“Gorgeous! Implacable! Tasteful! Artistic! Professional! Thoughtful! Beautiful! … My husband almost died on a spot when he saw a picture of me.” – Elina, participant

This year’s boudoir marathon campaign was thoroughly discussed and promoted so I will skip the preamble. In short, full day of fun, luxury, excitement, sexiness, creativity, and above all—art! This is an experience every woman should have at least once. In the spirit of editorial fashion shoots, a creative team of professionals realized dreams of being the sexiest anyone has possibly ever seen! You can find those details in the earlier blog.

As in the past, the original boudoir marathon date filled up quickly so I extended it to two full days, moving into my generous host’s space, Candy Kid Photography in Brooklyn, where I also slept for logistical reasons. It took me two rides to bring all the equipment and props from my Manhattan studio: to cover the most clients and ideas in the shortest time, I opted for a multi-station approach. Each station had its own lighting and prop setup, and I was moving the young ladies between them to squeeze the most out of just 1.5 hours per client. See some behind-the-scene photos at the end for a glimpse.

Back-to-back tight schedule left me without lunches and breaks… 10 hours of actual shooting on the first day, 11 on the second, plus hours of setting up and breaking down. This is why I cannot spoil my clients with this cost-saving format too often, instead focusing on individual boudoir sessions throughout the year.

Here are the results. Due to the nature of boudoir sessions, a few clients prefered not to be published but I still have a representative collection for you. I am quite happy with the outcome, although as always, a post-shoot analysis brings so many wishes, corrections, and new ideas, settling on my list for the next year.

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Makeup: U-Mode Salon (Olga and Anna S.)
Hair: U-Mode Salon (Anna G. and Kirill)
Styling: Ed Hafizov and Angelina Scantlebury
Featured designers: Katerina Lankova and Katya Leonovich
Location hostess: Anna Maftser, Candy Kid Photography
Photographer assistant: Elle Litmanovich
Photographer: Ed Hafizov

And a bit of things happening behind the scenes published earlier on studio’s Instagram:

Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov is a creative director and lead photographer of Zorz Studios, Manhattan-based boutique photography studio, offering arousing and daring fashion, commercial, beauty, and wedding photography. Multiple Fearless Photographer™ award winner, named among the top 50 US wedding photographers, top 10 NY wedding photographers, winner of Adobe contests, featured by Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle et al, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week photographer, and a distinguished member of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style‘s Platinum List, he is eager to step out of his and willing clients' comfort zone to pursue original artwork with a lasting impression.

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