How it works

A detailed description of exactly what to expect.

Application & Booking

Processing your application

After you apply, we review your application, ask you to complete a questionnaire each, and organise a time to speak on the phone with you both separately.

You take some topless test shots of each other, and we make a final assessment: are you guys likely to make a great shoot for us? We accept around 70% of couples applications, so the odds are in your favour (especially if you match what we’re seeking).

Booking your shoot

The shoot booking process can be complicated – we need 5-6 days when both of you are available to fly internationally (unless you’re based in Spain or Netherlands), and one of our Shoot Producer must also be available (they usually are).

 

Travelling for your shoot

Of course, you’ll need your Passports, and maybe Visas (depending on where you’re flying to us from).

We’ll pay for your flights and nice accommodation in the Shoot Producer’s city. It’s likely we’d make the shoot at the accommodation.

Day 1: Stills

The Stills day is always first, allowing time to practise the flow and positions on the video day. On-set will be the Shoot Producer and the couple, and no one else.

Grooming check

On a few occasions before the shoot days, we’ll be in contact to check for any “grooming” issues for example, mosquito bites, bruises, scratches, pimples. We’ll ask for nude images of you both, showing your Grooming.

On the morning of the stills day, the Shoot Producer checks for grooming issues (same as on our other shoots, but for him as well). You’ll both get naked and the Shoot Producer will look closely at your skin all over. Some small issues can be fixed on the day, but a serious issue could mean we have to reschedule the shoot. If there’s anything you think might be a grooming issue, let us know.

Paperwork and ID capture

The Shoot Producer captures both your ID’s and you fill in a Release form each, and make handwritten bios (a description of how you’re feeling before the shoot). Same as on our other shoots, but for him as well. Here are some from other GB shoots.

There’s an STI Risk agreement form to sign, where you agree to the inherent risks in GB sex for sexually transmitted infections when having unprotected sex. As you know, we do not use condoms in our GB shoots, so if you normally use condoms for safe-sex reasons, you’ll need to get STI checks a week or two before the shoot. We’ll pay for this, no problem – let us know when we call.

Get dressed

In the planning for the shoot, we ask you to bring a bunch of clothes each (colourful and casual, no black).

Now, the Shoot Producer selects clothes to wear in the scene, with your input as well. We’re going for a casual look. 

Discuss Shoot plan

The Shoot Producer has gathered the info you supplied, and used their knowledge of what we’re hoping to create to make a plan for your shoot.

A lot of this is notes for them, technical stuff, reminders of things not to forget. But some will include sex positions, and more of a chat about how they hope the shoot will work. Your input at this stage is most welcome.

Incidentally, we have shoot plans on our other shoots as well, but usually they’re not discussed with the models so much, they’re more technical in nature. But girl-boy shoots are special. 🙂

If either of you have tattoos we might need to hide them, so we’d discuss that at this stage.

Warm ups

A series of physical, vocal and “emotional” warm ups to get limber in body, mind and soul. 

On the right, Esmeralda looks at her partner Emilio off-camera (this is actually from the shoot-proper, but it’s a nice image).

Stills shoot, alone-activity

We start off with a clothed activity the female model does on her own. Usually domestic and mundane, for example, folding clothes, doing yoga, making a cup of tea, playing a computer game, <insert her hobby here> – you get the idea – ideally, this is something the female model normally does at home. This goes for perhaps 10 minutes (around 20 images in the final edit), then he enters the scene, also clothed.

On the left, Leslie’s fixing her bike and her partner Antoine enters.

Stills shoot, main part

n the stills component, the Shoot Producer will give general directions and suggestions (for example, “perhaps you could sit on his lap and kiss?”), capture a few images (closeup and wider shots), then suggest something different (for example, “Put your hands on her breasts now”). It’s great if you initiate stuff as well, but give the Shoot Producer some time to capture these things (or, they’ll ask you to do it again, no biggie). You guys will work out a rhythm pretty quickly.

The shoot is about the love you two share, so you’ll never look at the camera.

Every shoot is a little different in what happens and the order of those things, but it’ll be something like this:

  • Some touching, eye contact
  • Build into first kiss
  • Touching each other over and under clothing
  • Clothing starts comes off
  • Oral sex for her
  • Fingering for her
  • Oral sex for him
  • Hand job for him
  • A few different sex positions, specifically doggy and 69
  • She has an orgasm
  • He has an orgasm
  • Cleanup
  • Snuggling
  • A few to-camera posed images

Sometime in there, we’ll have a lunch break – our shout. Anytime is fine, just let us know when you’re hungry. 🍱 We’ll have some other breaks as you need them – just let us know. It’s a flexible day. 🧘

Day 2: Video

The video day has some obvious similarities to the stills day (you’re having sex), but also some differences. On set will be the Shoot Producer and their second-camera person – all the video we shoot is captured with two video cameras, that’s edited together. As for stills, you’ll never look at either video camera – you’re focused on your partner.

Grooming check, get dressed, warmups, shoot plan discussion

All the same as for stills day, but with a video focus for the Shoot Plan part.

“Before” interview

Male and female clothed, sitting on a couch, answering some questions. A nice way to get comfy being on video camera together. Female introduces her male partner, explains how they met, then does the “boyfriend quiz”, where he answers questions we prepare, about his partner’s likes and dislikes. She fills in the details as necessary. Here’s examples from Yara & Ian, and from Carolina & Ricky.

You might want to practise for this, but it’s more fun if you don’t! 🙂

Female intro

As for stills, a domestic and mundane activity / her hobby. Shot by one video camera, in a series of small clips, capturing the action from several angles.

Shoot some "Firsts", GIFs and Close-Ups

Kind of a practise on-camera of the sex positions. Of course, the sex is important, and it’s essential we capture it well (technically, light, angles, but also the sex acts shown to their best advantage). Because you’ll build a rhythm during the main part of the scene, we want to interrupt you as little as possible with stop-starts and moving aside for close ups, so we shoot most of these bits first.

We carefully shoot the “first penetration” from several angles, for close ups and wider shots using both cameras. We do the same thing for several other sex positions, close-up (CU) and wide, sometimes moving a little slower than normal.

From this footage, we’ll make short 5-second videos we use to promote the site sometimes (called “animated GIF’s”), but also use these bits edited into the main scene.

Shoot the main scene

Directly after the GIFs and CUs, we get dressed and move into the main part of the scene. Similar to stills in this regard (start clothed, interact, foreplay, get naked, have sex), but we hope for it to be more flowing, and for the Shoot Producer not to talk so much.

However, the Shoot Producer will need to talk sometimes, and direct the scene, for example, “John, can you do that from the other side?”, or “Mary, move to your right a little”. When the Shoot Producer talks, don’t stop moving and don’t look at them – instead keep doing what you’re doing and gradually work into the new position. This means we can edit out the Shoot Producer’s voice, without having to cut any action.

Sometimes, men lose their erection in this part of the shoot. It’s understandable, with several people in the room, and working pretty hard under hot lights. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about – more than anyone, we know that our bodies don’t always do what we want. It’s best if you let us know by facing away from the cameras and say you need a break. The Shoot Producer and the second camera person will leave the room, and you guys can work on the problem. When you’re ready, call them back in, and they’ll start recording again. It’s helpful if you’re in a similar pose as when they left, but that’s not essential.

You may prefer to stop the scene for a bit – other couples have told us a cigarette break, a meal, a jog, or a massage has helped them. Whatever you need to do is fine with us. Your Shoot Producer will work with you to find a solution that works for everyone.

Towards the end of the scene, the Shoot Producer indicate it’s time to move into a pose the female has reported as being her best for orgasms (though her having several orgasms through the shoot is certainly preferred). Then, his orgasm in his preferred position. While our preference is for him to cum inside her vagina, if you have a preference for something else we will have planned that out with you beforehand.

Then there’s some cleanup – however you normally deal with a gooey mess is how we want to capture it.

Finally, some snuggling, some “I love you’s” perhaps, and whatever else you normally do at this stage of proceedings (but no sleeping!).

Lunch

Sometime during the video shoot, we’ll all agree it’s time for a lunch break, leave your wallet in your pocket! 🍱 And, other breaks as you wish.

After interview

Directly after the main scene, the Shoot Producer will position you both nude, and ask several questions of you both. We edit this into a neat package separate to the main feature, as a nice coda to end the scene. Here are some examples from Billie & ChristopherJuliana & Justin, and Lucie & Maruris.

Paperwork

We finish the paperwork stared at the beginning of the Stills day, you select how you wish to be paid, and so on. We’ll send you a copy of your Release forms. You’ll complete the After handwritten bio, how you feel now the shoot is over. Here’s what some look like from other GB shoots:

Payment

We send payment on the next business day (or later, if she’s doing other shoots and prefer to be paid in a lump sum).

Shoot released on site

The shoot will be released in the next few months – keep an eye on the AW site’s upcoming shoots. You can always ask the Model Liaison for the specific release date (that gets set a week or so after the shoot). The female already has site access, but we can make a separate account for the male as well if he wishes – email model.liaison@abbywinters.com to get that set up.