Apr 5, 2024

We are happy to announce the March AIBP Monthly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab.  Our guest judge for February is Valerie Best.

Valerie Best is the owner of Sew Trendy Accessories, a renowned posing gown designer in the photography industry. Valerie has a long track record of collaboration with the industry’s top photographers, and has taught styling and posing at workshops and special events across the U.S. Her work has become synonymous with innovation in design and styling in our community, and we are excited for her to share her expertise with us!

And the Monthly Choice Winner is…..

John Thompson | John W Thompson IV Photography LLC

Congratulations to John Thompson of John W Thompson IV Photography LLC based in Glenmore PA. 

Valerie’s comments on this image “The shadows, and highlights in this image are divine. The posing is on point, and I love that her movements are implied while the focus remains on her face. There is something to be said for less is more, and this photo is the embodiment of that message. You are teasing the viewer with the tiny details — you can’t see everything she’s wearing, but you know it’s sexy. You can’t see what her hands are doing, but you know they are somewhere naughty. But, if you pay attention, her face gives it all away and more. It is intriguing, and drew me in right away. Well done!”

Sam Guillermo | NKDHMNS

1st runner up goes to Sam Guillermo of NKDHMNS based in Baltimore. 

Valerie selected this image as 2nd place because “Lighting, lighting, lighting!!! You can literally feel the warmth in this image, and it makes you want to crawl right in bed with her and spend the afternoon. The posing is fantastic, and shows just enough of the model to keep the viewer engaged and wanting more. The touch to the lips is everything… a tiny tease with a BIG impact. Well done! “

Toni Varone | Toni V BoudoirToni Varone Photography

2nd runner up goes to Toni Varone of Toni V BoudoirToni Varone Photography based in Pasadena, California.

Valerie’s thoughts on this image “I love the clean, bright edit on this. It reminds me of the 1950’s. The posing is sexy, playful, and fun. The image tells a story… don’t go to work this morning, stay in the sheets with me! Who could resist?? Well done!”

This month Valerie selected an honorable mention.

Zambi Gose | ANM Boudoir


Comments: “I could not stop coming back to this image. I love the intimacy of it, and the touch to the lips is such a tease!”

Congratulations to all of the winners of the Monthly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab.  We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and more AIBP members!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Monthly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.

Members – login to your account to enter your images HERE 


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