Intimate Moments is not just the name of the ballroom on the sim where my showroom is located, it’s also those photos of couples who want to show their love for one another. I was honestly surprised when the first three “official” couples I did shoots for requested nudes.
I’m not a prude; but I wanted the photos to be erotic – not pornographic. I wanted to show the love and commitment between the pair without showing all of the “bits.” I had to find the right poses, settings and lighting to allow them to “speak to me” so I could produce the types of photographs that created a mood of intimacy between two people in love.
For Tylar and Kaos, I chose a setting with sunlight streaming through the windows, and processed this photo to give it a shadowy, ethereal mood. Their faces aren’t the focal point, but I can sense their feelings for one another in this photo.
Hope and Shane’s photos were probably the most challenging for me because their skin tones are so different. I knew right away which setting and poses I wanted to use, but the lighting was especially important for balance. But again, the processing is what allowed me to capture the glow of their new love.
My most recent couples shoot was of Country and Weather. I don’t know them as well as the other two couples, but I had them show me their home to get a feel for who they are. These two are different from the others in that they are a couple in real life, as well as Second Life. I wanted to give them a setting that was a bit exotic and with a mysterious feel.
Being allowed to capture these intimate moments shows a trust in me that I cherish. These six people allowed me to photograph moments normally only shared in private. To be allowed into their lives in this fashion gives me an opportunity to show the world a glimpse of their love.
Thank you, Tylar & K, Hopers & Shane and Country & Weather for letting me express for you what is in your hearts for one another.