From Mike of Ash Imagery:
While photographing her during an editorial session, we got to talking about boudoir and how cool it would be to do a session combining the two. An easy thing to do would have been to do the shoot in a dance studio, or outside, something where people are used to seeing ballet take place. What I wanted to do was photograph ballet moves in a location more geared towards boudoir and show a contrast between the two .. not a vast contrast, just something subtle. We approached it like you have access to a ballet dancer getting ready, or behind the scenes the morning of a performance. We wanted it to be striking, but also sensual.
Contrasty, but light.
Beyond the location and subject, I never really enter a boudoir session with ideas in mind. I enjoy being presented with a scene and having to come up with ideas on the spot, it tends to fuel my creativity. Once I start planning, I begin to lose inspiration and it always ends up feeling contrived. So essentially, we met up and she did her thing and I did mine. When you have two people that connect well on an artistic level, you can feel the creativity in the room.
This was one of those sessions.