THE PHOTOGRAPHER – TREVOR SHERWIN
I’m Trevor and I’m the photographer at Provocateur Images. I’ve been shooting for 10+ years and I can’t imagine doing anything else. I’ve been a photo nerd for as long as I can remember and could you ask for a better job? Where else do you get to change how people see themselves? Nowhere! I’m also really lucky to work with some really awesome people too that help make Provocateur Images the most amazing boudoir experience!
HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST – JENNIFER TURNER
Jen is one of two fabulous ladies that play an integral part in the experience you get at Provocateur Images. Jen is a true specialist and once you have your makeup done by her you’ll pretty much want to have her do your makeup every morning. Her attention to detail is amazing and I know you’ll love the look she creates for you.
Jen’s Website: Modern Makeup Canada
HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST – CARMINA
Carmina is one of my favourite makeup artists and she’s actually a model herself so when you’re sitting in the makeup chair she’ll be able to share all sorts of tips and tricks that she knows. Not only that, Carmina is an extremely talented makeup artist and she’ll give you that perfect look for your shoot.
HERE’S WHY I DO WHAT I DO
My name is Trevor and this is the story of transition from a portrait photographer to boudoir photographer. As I mentioned, I started off as a portrait photographer which was fun. I had one client ask me if I would shoot a boudoir series for her. She explained that she wanted to do this because she had just come out of a long term relationship and she wanted to feel sexy again. I thought sure, why the heck not? Let’s give this a try….
I don’t think I was prepared for what happened at the reveal when that client was overcome with emotion looking at the finished images. She said she had never felt so sexy and so good about herself. It was an eye-opening experience for me because as a portrait photographer, I have had people enjoy the images I took of them, but not like this… With a boudoir session, I help change how people perceive themselves. I empower them to embrace their sensuality and sexuality. I show them that all the perceived “flaws” they see on their body do not matter. I help them to see their best attributes and imagine themselves as someone on the cover of a magazine.
Since that first client, every reveal I do is special and seeing my client’s reactions are the most incredible feeling that you can have as a photographer. After each reveal, I see women, men and couples walk with more confidence and an improved perception of themselves. Because each reveal is rewarding for me and the client, I know this is the genre of photography I want to specialize in.