Shawn Black is an award winning wedding and boudoir photographer based in Boston, MA. Couture Black, his boudoir brand, grew out of his established wedding business and has evolved with the mission of helping all women see themselves as beautiful and confident, hence the tagline #BeBoldBeSexyBeYou!
Q & A
My favorite part is the first moment the clients see themselves as beautiful and sexy. I usually show them an image on the back of camera after the first set of poses. They’ll usually have this quiet moment followed by an explosion of confidence and then go on to rock the rest of their session.
The fact I shoot two genres helps me avoid creative blocks, but when I find myself feeling stale or outright stuck I just try to get away from shooting for a bit. I either just try to let my mind veg by chilling on the beach or jump start it with one of my favorite pastimes, watching movies.
My camera with my 70-700, a cappuccino machine, running shoes, and my iPad with all the James Bond and Star Wars movies.
My wife, kids, and the rest of my crazy Italian family. After that I truly love my job. Weddings allow me to capture moments that my couples will treasure for a lifetime. And when a woman sees her boudoir images and tells me this is the first time she has seen herself as beautiful warms my heart. How could I not love what I do.