MattiasGraves Photographyis creating Boudoir Photography
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- Access to my Patreon feed, where I'll be posting sample images and updates on my shoots.
-Access to the full photo sets from my shoots. These will be downloadable so you can keep them forever!
-Access to my Patreon feed, where I'll be posting sample images and updates on my shoots.
-Access to the full photo sets AND videos from my shoots. These will be downloadable so you can keep them forever!
- Access to my private snapchat where you will be able to watch our shoots as they happen!
HI! Thanks for coming to my Patreon page! I'm Mattias Graves. I'm a boudoir photographer based out of Batavia, IL; one of the MOST western suburbs of Chicago. I've HAD a Patreon for a while, but struggled with how to use it. I want to make sure I can be AUTHENTICALLY me and yet entertaining at the same time.
To say I shoot boudoir is a little too boring. Boudoir is sweet and innocent and it can mean a great number of things. What I do is NOT that. I aim to empower women to find strength within their natural sensuality and sexuality. To see that power as a part of themselves, something to be celebrated and not ignored.
Boudoir, to me is more of a feeling than a visual thing. It's allowing me to photograph that vulnerability that we keep so secret. Our inner selves that we hush or push down so that we can be proper and FIT in with the civilized world.
I get most of my clients through Facebook and word of mouth BUT I've also been shut down several times on Facebook and Instagram. I'm hoping to find a way to truly express my creativity without being restrained. I have a NEED to find my people and my crowd and to find a group that appreciates my work.
I do not ask clients if I can post their images online, I respect the sanctity of their privacy and don't want to jeopardize that. Instead, I commission models to pose for my images. It allows me to help other artists in the community but it also allows me to sharpen my photographer skills.
Every pledge allows me to hire more models to shoot so I can SHARE my vision. It also allows me to support my family and continue creating on a daily basis. As a photographer, I WANT to share all that I do. I'm hoping Patreon is a great place for me to do that!
Thank you SO much in advance, and I can't wait to show you what I create!