The amount of requests I receive to shoot lingerie don't even come close to the amount of inquiries I receive to shoot fashion. If you've been following my career for awhile, you'll know I became popular for my boudoir shoots. It's flattering, but I never thought I would shoot lingerie when I first started out.
I wanted to take a moment to thank my bestie for taking these of me and to everyone who has made my career what is and to everyone who has made me who I am.
For a cool 8 question interview I did with Audrey for H continue reading below!
Photography: Audrey Simper
Makeup: Andie Pierce
*Please note this is a rerelease of images.
8 Questions with Audrey Simper Photography
1. How did you get into photography?
I took a few classes in High school and kept it as a hobby. One summer break in college I started a 365 project where I challenged myself to take a creative self portrait everyday. It was then that I truly felt passion for something and spent my college days researching more and more until I realized I needed to pursue this as a career. I got my first paid job taking headshots of students and teachers at my school and found the courage to drop out and start my business.
2. How do you book paid shoots?
After I started my business I created a website and branded social media pages. I started to advertise my work and consistently put out new work. My first few clients were probably my friends and from there, friends of friends, and from there it’s been word of mouth or people who find me on Instagram or Google. I attract clients that resonate with my message.
3. What’s your favorite style to shoot and why?
My favorite style to shoot is Boudoir. This is because there is a rawness to it. I truly believe that every body is beautiful and I want to show that through my work. To me, boudoir encompasses confidence, self-love and empowerment.
4. What’s your favorite shoot you’ve done?
My favorite shoot currently is a recent shoot I’ve done: http://audreysimper.com/2017/12/13/yazmin-boudoir/
I worked with an amazing team who brought great energy to the shoot and it was also a shoot of many firsts. I challenged myself to use different light than I might normally go for and the results turned out so well!
5. How do you choose your models for collaborative shoots?
These days I find models via Instagram. I want to showcase a variety of faces, skin tones and bodies in my work so I try to look for models that look different than what I’ve done before. The models I end up choosing I choose for their professionalism. It’s important that they respond in a timely manner, have a positive attitude and take interest in the planning of the shoot.
6. Can you tell us about your “Empower Yourself” boudoir shoots?
Most people only think to do boudoir shoots as a gift to their boyfriend or husband. But I thought, why is this the only time we allow ourselves to celebrate our sexiness and self-confidence? I started shooting boudoir because I believe that it’s something every woman should do for herself. Because you are beautiful as you are right now and it is my mission to change the way that we think about ourselves and our bodies.
7. How do you incorporate your passions into photography?
My passion is photography, but my other passion is spreading the message of self-love and self-care and overall empowerment. I also absolutely adore pretty lingerie! It’s easy for my to combine all these passions through boudoir photography.
8. What’s the message you try to convey to the world through your photography?
Let’s start a new chapter. A story of women who empower other women by fearlessly embracing and loving every aspect of themselves. A story of women who understand that every body type that exists in this world is a beautiful body; a beautiful body that is a vessel for an even more beautiful soul.
As a model for almost ten years, I find myself learning new things everyday. This blog is a way to share my stories, images that may not be on my main board, and interesting things abut modeling and my life.