This is the beautiful Jen, who is having her second child in December. I really enjoy maternity photo shoots, it is such a special time and definitely needs to be documented, after all it usually only happens once or twice in your life! Personally I felt at my most beautiful during my pregnancies and I’m so glad that I got in front of the camera. I’m sure you’ll agree that Jen is glowing 🙂
Jen chose to shoot in bras & undies and implied topless, but don’t feel that you have to if that is not you. Your clothing choices for your maternity shoot are completely up to you and what you feel comfortable with.
Whether you are a previous client who has done a bridal boudoir shoot with me and now expecting a little one, or we haven’t met yet … let’s make a time to create some gorgeous pregnancy memories!
I have had my French Provincial bedhead for a few years now, and gorgeous as it is, I am ready for a change. I will be doing something quite dramatic before the end of 2019, and replacing the studio bed with a gorgeous living room. I am still in the seeking stage, and on the search for a classic and very elegant lounge suite to go with my chandelier.
I am drawn towards a velvet chesterfield sofa and matching chaise lounge or occasional chairs. You would think that finding a chesterfield and matching chairs in the colour I want would be relatively easy, however it is proving quite difficult! Most of the chesterfields come in royal blues, bright greens and strong purples. Whereas I am wanting a softer colour such as champagne, dusty pink or silver. Light enough colour to be romantic and feminine, but dark enough to hide fake tan marks! Mind you, I am also partial to a Hamptons style look as well. If you happen to see some furniture that you think would suit me, please let me know!!!
I think the luxurious living room will be wonderful for creating classy boudoir photos. And never fear, I will always have a bed setting as well, so that you can get the typical bed boudoir shots.
I have many previous clients who choose to come back time and time again to get their photos updated, and I am looking forward to having a new studio environment to create their gorgeous photos in soon! In the meantime, if you love my current studio and want to shoot in it before the French Provincial bedhead disappears, get in touch.
Within a week of each other I had two clients who were both doing their boudoir shoot as a gift for their 1 year wedding anniversary, and this was the second client. She chose a beautiful 30 page album for her husband, which comes in a classic box and also includes a CD of all purchased photos retouched and high resolution.
As it is the end of the year tomorrow, it is time for me to reflect on what I am grateful for this year.
Firstly I want to thank all my clients of 2016 – I am grateful to every one of you. When you choose me to be my photographer I don’t take that lightly, I know it comes with a lot of trust in me and my work.
Secondly, I am so grateful for finally having my own studio space, which is a beautiful space that has evolved this year. It has really helped me to develop my own style and create beautiful consistent work for my clients.
I believe in the law of attraction and vision boards, and this is from my vision board many years ago. An overseas photographer had shared this photo of their photography studio space online and I fell in love with it and put it on my vision board. I had wanted a beautiful natural-light home studio for over 5 years before it happened. It didn’t come quickly, but wow am I thankful it finally happened. To those of you who have a dream, please do not ever give up that it will come.
As a boudoir photographer who specialises in taking beautiful photos of women, maternity photography seems like such a natural extension of my business. So I am excited to now be offering maternity sessions!
Before specialising in boudoir photography 5 years ago, I was a family photographer for 10 years. So I have had a lot of experience with maternity sessions. The best time to have your maternity photo shoot is 4 weeks-6 weeks before your due date. You don’t want to have your photo shoot too early as then your bump won’t be as prominent. And you don’t want to wait too late as I know so many ladies who have had their babies weeks early and then missed out on having their maternity photos done.
Here are some photos taken this week in my Brisbane studio. Jen had such a large belly, as she is due in just a few weeks.
Julia Roberts wrote this on her Facebook recently and it caused quite a response:
“Perfection is a disease of a nation. We overlay our faces with tons of make-up. We get botox and even starve ourselves to become that perfect size. We try to fix something but you can’t fix what you can’t see. It’s the soul that needs the surgery. It’s time that we take a stand. How can you expect someone else to love you if you don’t love yourself? You have to be happy with yourself. It doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside, it’s whats on the inside that counts. Today, I want to put up a makeup-free photo. I know I have wrinkles on my skin but today I want you to see beyond that. I want to embrace the real me and I want you to embrace who you are, the way you are, and love yourself just the way you are.”
Some of Julia’s words came from a song written by Sia and sung by Beyoncé called ‘Pretty Hurts’. It is a beautiful song about loving and accepting yourself. I love this version of it by singer Louisa Wendorff.