The Co-Video Session
Co Video Sessions...yes they are the new reality.
Staying safe is the job of everyone, and physical distancing is paramount. So many people are feeling a loss of confidence, are bored out of their minds, So we decided to start offering Co Video sessions, Yes the name is a play on Covid 19, but what it does do is allow everyone a taste of the experience of a mini boudoir session.
RIGHT NOW, WE ALL HAVE A DUTY TO THE WORLD AND THAT IS TO STAY HOME SO THIS PANDEMIC CAN GET THE HELL OUTTA HERE. THE UNFORTUNATE SIDE EFFECT IS THAT MANY PEOPLE ARE EXPERIENCING A LOSS OF CONFIDENCE, FEELING GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES, AND FEELING IN CONTROL BECAUSE OF THE UNCERTAINTY AND, WELL, THE FACT THAT OUR LIVES GOT FLIPPED UPSIDE DOWN. WHILE I AM NOT ABLE TO ASSIST ON THE FRONT LINES, I ASKED MYSELF HOW CAN I STILL FULFILL MY MISSION WITHOUT MY DSLR CAMERA IN HAND - AND I FOUND THE ANSWER AS I DELVED INTO THE WORLD OF PHOTOGRAPHING BABES WITH MY WEBCAM.
WHAT STARTED OUT AS A FUN PROJECT FOR MYSELF, TURNED INTO AN OPPORTUNITY TO EMPOWER WOMEN - AFTER THE FIRST WEB CAM SESSION, I RECEIVED FEEDBACK FROM MY GLORIOUS MODEL WHO TOLD ME HOW GOOD SHE FELT BEFORE SHE EVEN SAW THE IMAGES!! IT TRULY CLICKED THEN THAT WHAT I DO IN THE STUDIO IS NO DIFFERENT THAN WHAT I DO VIA WEBCAM - I YELL POSITIVE STUFF AT PEOPLE WHILE I TAKE THEIR PICTURE! THE ONLY DIFFERENCE WAS THE RESOLUTION OF THE IMAGES AT THE END OF THE SESSION - WHILE I MAY NOT BE PRINTING A BILLBOARD WITH THEM ANYTIME SOON, THEY MAKE FOR SOME PRETTY SWEET PROFILE PICS.
What to expect:
-30-45 minutes to feel present and feeling good about yourself
-complete direction from Teri Hofford
-an amazing way to document this tumultuous time in your life
-a chance to create art with Teri Hofford (due to the quality of the images, they lend themselves to a vintage aesthetic)
-some saucy photos for you to keep for yourself or share with others
-renewed confidence, sense of self, and getting in touch with your body to help you power through!
HOW THE F*CK DOES THIS WORK??
Once you book your session, I will send you a link that you will use when it’s time for your session. Upon signing in you will see me and I will see you! It’s time to get started! I will have you take me on a walk through your space so I can see where the light is and how it shows up with your device (you can use a laptop, ipad or phone - phone works best!). Then, I will instruct you with where to prop up your device ( I recommend having a phone stand, portable stool, or something sturdy to lean your device against - get creative!) At that point, I will direct you on where and how to pose, use vocal commands and gestures and as a last resort, showing you the exact pose from my side of the world! (Ah! the powers of technology ‘miright?) When you are posing, I will be “taking shots” just like I do in the studio - albeit a little slower and with less clicking sounds. We will work our way through your space trying a bunch of different poses, styles, etc. and at the end of your session I will take your images, edit them with my artistic flair (because we all know screenshots aren’t yielding us high end- large format images) and send you a dropbox folder of 10 digital images that are yours to do whatever you want!
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Basically whatever you want, but I recommend wearing something that suits the environment (your home) that we will be shooting in. If it is a bedroom, any lingerie, nude, or comfy clothes will work - if in a bathroom/shower, we can do a towel on the head and some nudes - if outside, a swimsuit or cute streetwear outfit will work. Literally, anything you have in your closet is totally fine!
MY HOUSE IS NOT PHOTO-WORTHY, WHAT DO I DO?
That’s not for you to decide haha! All we need to create some beautiful images is a bed, couch or chair, a blank wall, and a window - everything else is just a bonus. Literally anything and everything works! I have photographed people in their tubs, their bedrooms, their offices, their forests, their swimming pools, their closets - LITERALLY anywhere. And I don’t care if you have crap lying around - I say crap adds character.
IS THIS A SUBSTITUTE FOR A REGULAR SESSION WITH YOU?
While this is a temporary substitution to our traditional sessions until we can get back in the studio, it will never replace the FULL experience we offer in studio with professional hair & makeup, up to a 2 hour session, the ability to wear whatever the hell you want from our amazingly curated wardrobe with a variety of awesome pieces, and of course, high quality images that are worthy of displaying in your home and in a luxury album to remind you for years of just how bad ass and fabulous you are.