As we’re planning their session, I talk with all of my clients about how much skin they’re comfortable showing in their portraits. I think it’s helpful to imagine a spectrum with many options - and each client gets to choose where their comfort zone is on that spectrum!
At one end, I have some clients who come in and wear “everyday” amounts of clothing (think jeans and a t-shirt, or a cocktail dress). A lot of babes are in the middle, wearing lingerie or bra / underwear sets.
Most of my clients like to include an “implied nude/topless” look, where they’re not wearing much, but are covering their breasts/butt with a sheet or with arms - for example, holding a blanket up in front of themselves, but with an open back. >> Click to see some examples of this.
At the other end of the spectrum, the most skin women show at my studio is what I call a “fine art nude” look - for those who are comfortable with their nipples or their butt being visible in pictures. Want to see what these look like? Take a look at this blog post where I show examples for each of these levels on the spectrum!