I am fortunate that many of my clients are from the Gold Coast. This lovely lady was doing her boudoir shoot as a first year wedding anniversary present for her husband. The 1st year anniversary present is ‘paper’ which makes an album full of prints the perfect gift idea. If, for whatever reason, you weren’t able to do your shoot as a wedding present, this is another fantastic time to have your boudoir shoot.
Albums really do look amazing and they always come with a CD of the high resolution digital images. Here are some pages from my client’s album.
If you are trying to decide whether to purchase an album, you can see my post here on why I believe everyone should buy one.
This gorgeous lady had her shoot close to her fitness competition, as a celebration of her hard work and to capture her body at this moment in time. Instead of fitness photos, she was really wanting beautiful boudoir photos. She travelled from the Gold Coast to my Brisbane boudoir photographer studio for her shoot.
She has such an amazing physique so I captured some implied topless photos to show it off further. Hair and makeup by Mequa of Mequa’s Artistry. Her lovely makeup really accentuated the client’s beautiful eyes and striking purple hair.
I love shooting Townsville boudoir photography in this hotel room – the natural light is so glorious. And as much as I love shooting in my Brisbane studio, it is always fun to explore a different location.
This beautiful lady was such a natural in front of the camera. She moved so gracefully, although she had never done a photo shoot before. She had confessed to wanting to do a photo shoot for a while but every time she organised one with a photographer she would cancel at the last minute. I can totally understand that.
Doubts always sneak up at the last minute. When you book your shoot, a month or two away, it seems like a great idea – you know it will be something you will always treasure, and that your partner will definitely love it. But then it is a week away from your shoot and you are struck by how terrifying it is. You try on all your outfits and decide you look horrible and doubt why you were even considering doing this. You start beating yourself up and hating on yourself.
But try to go ahead with the shoot, despite those feelings. Know that you will be nervous and that self-hate will probably try to rear its ugly head, but try not to listen to it. Know that the nervousness will only last for the first few minutes of your shoot until you see what a total klutz I am and also that I am completely unintimidating. You know that feeling when you do something, even though you are really scared? And once you do it you think ‘why the hell was I so afraid?’. And you feel totally empowered? That is what you will get. Cause you felt the fear and did it anyway.
So what I am trying to say is … I am really grateful this beautiful client pushed past those thoughts and chose to go ahead with this shoot with me, it was an honour to photograph her.
As I am based in Brisbane, I am next photographing in Townsville in 2018.
Special thanks to Townsville hair and makeup artist Chloe Wheeler.
Over the last few weeks I have had many clients travel from both the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast to shoot in my Brisbane studio. I love living in Brissie and having two wonderful places so close by. And I’m appreciative of my clients taking the time to travel to me.
I am flying to Townsville tomorrow for a busy weekend of shooting. If you have missed out on a spot, I will be back in Townsville photographing on 22 and 23 July, so get in touch if you would like to reserve a spot for my next trip.
April in my Brisbane studio is also a busy month, unless something suddenly becomes available, I am now booked out for shoots until May.
Here are a few photos from some recent photo shoots. I loved photographing these three women, all so beautiful and unique!
I loved shooting this lovely lady for the third time recently. I’ve been photographing her every year for the last few years and it is always great to catch up. This time, she decided to have her boudoir photoshoot at a Brisbane City hotel room.
The hotel room decor was lovely, especially the striking gold bedhead. I am also in love with this bright pink lingerie set from Bras n Things. It is an amazing cleavage enhancer so I promptly went out and bought one for myself. Sexy hair and makeup was done by makeup artist Tara.
Most of my clients are previous clients or referrals and I am very appreciative that ladies choose to have me photograph them again, and also refer their friends.
Did you know that even though I have a Brisbane home studio I also shoot on location? This might be at a hotel, your home or beach location in Brisbane, the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast. If you have always wanted to do a glamour shoot I’d love to photograph you!
These images were taken at a hotel shoot weekend – where I book a hotel room and clients can use the hotel room, at no cost, for their Brisbane glamour photography shoot. We were lucky enough to have both a huge balcony and beautiful natural light in the hotel room – two things I always look for when hiring a room to photograph in.
Here are just some of the beautiful images of Miss J that were taken recently. Her tattoos are amazing, especially her Wonder Woman tattoo.
Thanks to Shannon of Shannon Jennings Makeup for the hair and makeup for these images.
Over Christmas I moved into a new home studio, located at Mansfield in Brisbane. I love French Provincial style furniture so I have been busy decorating , with my favourite piece being a beautiful French bedhead I had delivered from Sydney, which is just perfect for boudoir shoots.
The lower level is entirely dedicated to my photography – it consists of two studio rooms, a client bathroom and my office space. My husband has been busy giving my studio a fresh paint, and I can’t thank him enough for giving up his free time on weekends.
I have been a photographer for over 15 years, so to have a dedicated studio space has been a dream of mine for some time. I’m so excited for 2016 and the beautiful photos I will create in my new space!
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.