What is A Glamour Portrait

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What is a Glamour Portrait

What is Glamour

What is a Glamour Portrait? A definition of the word glamour is an exciting and often illusory and romantic attractiveness, alluring or fascinating attraction, or a magic spell. Look up the word in the dictionary here.

Wikipedia lists the concept glamour as “the impression of attraction or fascination that a particularly luxurious or elegant appearance creates, an impression which intensifies reality. Typically, a person, event, location, technology, or product such as a piece of clothing can be glamorous or add glamour.”

It is somewhat interesting that originally Glamour referred to a magic spell, an illusion said to be cast by witches., Wikipedia writes.

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What is a portrait

You already know what is a portrait from the previous section above.

Once again, a portrait is a likeness of a person, especially of the face, as a painting, drawing, or photograph of someone. In the past portraits were painted of prominent individuals, those that had the means and the money to be able to pay a painter to capture their likeness. One portrait is usually what such a person received and that is how they were remembered after their passing.

Read more about What is a Portrait on another post here.

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So a Glamour POrtrait is

So, then a glamour portrait is a romantic attractive likeness of a person, photograph. Or in other words, a painting or a portrait of someone in a romantic way.

  • Compared to a boudoir portrait, a glamour portrait is most often with full clothing.
  • Also compared to a boudoir portrait, a glamour portrait is often depicting the spiritual character as well as the visual of the person.
  • It is not about the body as much as boudoir, although it can be.
  • A glamour portrait is a way to express the magical spirit of a person
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It is not 80's glamour

80s glamour is a way people used to be photographed in the past. 80s glamour is a style of it’s own. As you may remember, it included teased big hair or afros, soft lighting, and 80s clothing. As a style, it is definitely in the past, but it provided for a base for today’s contemporary and modern glamour portrait style that flatters women, captures their best personalities and portraits, and supports women empowerment.

You can see 80s glamour style here.

How I capture glamour portraits

In my studio, Allie Serrano Portraits, a glamour portrait in the modern era is expressed in the following way:
  • I love to capture laugh and smile in my glamour portraits
  • I do include big hair when possible
  • I love textured clothing and tulle gowns
  • I love flowers and props of expression
  • Anything capturing the real you in a grand big way
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Sue Bryce Inspired

Glamour Photography was basically dead as an industry and style. When the 80s died as a fashion style, with it so did glamour photography. Sue Bryce, an Australian photographer, has fallen in love with the genre and decided to modernize it and bring it back into the current world of portraiture.

I have been following Sue Bryce since her first appearance on Creative Life. I have been impressed with her confidence and style and my goal was to use her as an inspiration for my own portrait photography studio.

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Allie Serrano

Hi, my name is Allie Serrano. I am a professional portrait photographer. I have worked with many top-producing realtors and other business owners all over Florida and beyond. I am excited to photograph you and capture incredible magazine-quality images for your feature and for your personal business use.