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  1. rub

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    A friend has asked me to do a Boudoir session with her. I have never done one before, but I am up for the challange. She is very easy going, but I know that both of us will be slightly uncomfortable, especially at first.

    I am trying to design a playlist that will help both of us relax, and really move us through the shoot.

    My idea is to start with fun, easy going stuff
    Joe Cocker - You Can Leave Your Hat On
    En Vouge – What a Man
    Sir Mix Alot - Baby Got Back
    Mel McDaniel - Baby's Got Her BlueJeans On
    ChristinaAguelara - Ain't no other man

    Then move to some slower, sexy stuff
    Norah Jones – Turn Me On
    ACDC - Squealer
    Chris Issak – Wicked Games
    Nine Inch Nails – Closer
    Dierks Bentley - Come A Little Closer Baby

    And then end it off with 2 or so high energy songs
    Def Leopard - Pour Some Sugar On Me
    Buck Cherry - Crazy *****

    RHCP - Roller coaster of love

    Is that a good way to progress? I want her to really leave on a high note. Also, I am in need of more songs. If anyone can reccommend a song or two that would work, it would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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    Off the top of my head:

    Marvin Gaye - "Sexual Healing"
    AC/DC - "You Shook Me All Night Long"
    Al Green - "Let's Stay Together"
    J. Geils Band - "Centerfold"
    Dusty Springfield - "Son of a Preacher Man"
    Bob Dylan - "Lay Lady Lay"
    Bob Marley - "Is This Love"
    Traveling Wilburys - "Handle with Care"
    The Isley Brothers - "Who's That Lady"
    Right Said Fred - "I'm Too Sexy"
    Rolling Stones - "Start Me Up"
    Roxy Music - "Love is the Drug"
    Bob Seger - "Mainstreet"
    Frank Sinatra - "The Way You Look Tonight"
    Cowboy Junkies - "'cause Cheap is How I Feel"

    Jon
     
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    Music is a good idea, but I would not rely on it too heavily. You will have to rely on your skills as a photographer to make her and you comfortable.

    That being said. Are you running a strip club or a photo session? That is some of the cheesiest music I have ever heard. I would roll with some Breakbeat ala Freestylers, Plump DJ's or Jump up Drum and Bass ala Logistics, London Elektricity. If in doubt just throw on Pendulum "Hold Your Color".

    Love & Bass
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I will check them all out.

    As far as cheesiness goes - for sure. But I also have no problem with that. I had her suggest a few songs, and then asked a few friends (in the same age group/style preference) to add a few more songs. This is what they came up with.

    I think when you are doing something so strange and new (like posing in your undies) maybe a little bit of familiarity is what she is looking for?

    And I totally agree with your comment, craig, about relying on my skills. It's a very valid point. I just feel that music can really help in setting the mood. I dont plan on having it blaring - just something in the background. Unless, of course, she wants to turn it up...
     
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    Music is a great idea! I recently did some shots that required a female singer to be very sexual. We cranked some music, her husband was in the room (he had been helping with the shoots all day) and I just injected a bunch of humor by playing on their chemistry. Make a lot of jokes - cheesy music can help too by making it funny - that can lead to her inhibitions dropping enough to get some really good shots.

    If she's your friend, why not have a couple of beers beforehand too? That will... *ahem* definitely help (at least her).
     
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    Thanks Chris - we are having champagne ;)
     

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