I just have to make a quick post today, wrapped up the first shoot and off to the next in 20 minutes! One thing I love about portrait photography is the intimacy you must be able to acquire from your subject. One trick to intimacy, well not so much a trick as a great way to capture the true essence of someone is to have them get nude. They don’t have to show anything they don’t want to on camera, but it definitely breaks down any barriers they may have!
Of course, there has to be total trust involved between all parties! I don’t recommend just randomly asking your clients to get naked the minute they walk into the studio…. of course it never hurts to ask… 😉 (well it might if they hit you)