Brisbane glamour photography of a beautiful inked girl

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.

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Brisbane glamour photography of a beautiful inked girl

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Perfection is the disease of a nation

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.”

Julia Roberts

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.    


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Which swimsuit is right for you?

Surf Stitch has released these great guides for choosing swimwear for different body types – whether you are curvy, petite or busty.  You can find swimsuits to suit your body shape at

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Behind the scenes at a boudoir photo shoot

Well I’ve been meaning to do a behind the scenes video for two years now.  It has taken me a little while to get around to it.  To be honest I was dreading it – because I had to be in front of the camera for once. And us photographers don’t like to be on the other side of the camera.

Thanks to my videographer, Kathryn of Oh Lola Productions.  And to my model Jen, who is a hair and makeup artists for Nikki Brown Photography and kindly offered to model.

This is a my behind the scenes video – giving you an idea of what your boudoir shoot will be like at Nikki Brown Photography.

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Why I wish I had done a bridal boudoir shoot

On my wedding day, my wedding photographer asked me if I would like some photos in my lingerie before I put on my wedding dress.  “You’ll never look this good again” he said to me.  “No way” I replied.  Partly because he was male and I didn’t feel comfortable.  But if I’m honest it was also because I saw so many flaws in myself and I was sure that someday I would look much better and then I would do it.  You know what they say about ‘someday’ … that it never comes.   

I was 21 years old at the time.  What a gift that would have been.  Yes obviously to my husband, but even more so to me.  What a gift to myself – to have had images from that time to look back on.

As women, we are always looking at our faults.  In our eyes, we will never be good enough. What I hadn’t realised was that I didn’t have to look like a model or have the perfect body to have beautiful photographs.  I just had to have a photographer who knew how to pose me and use flattering camera angles.  Who could guide me on what clothing to wear that would best flatter my figure.  

A couple of months before your wedding is the perfect time to book in your bridal boudoir photoshoot.  You deserve beautiful images of yourself, and you are perfect NOW.  Be kind to yourself. 

I saw this online and it really resonated with me.


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Brisbane boudoir photography for Inked Girls

The combination of the modern hotel room, gorgeous natural light and my beautiful client really did inspire me during this Brisbane boudoir photography shoot.

There is something absolutely beautiful about white sheets.  I honestly could shoot for the rest of the year with just white sheets and not get bored.  That is how much I love them.  Lots of times girls bring so many clothes to their shoot but, in my opinion, simple can often work best.

This photo shoot was done just for a client, however during the shoot I realised it would also be the perfect fit for Inked Girls magazine.

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Brisbane boudoir photography inked girls magazine

I always feel anticipation and excitement when an Inked Girls issue comes out as I never know which of my images will make it into the magazine, until I actually see the magazine! I always send a sample of images from the shoot to the editor and, if she likes them, she will narrow them down to 8 or so images to be retouched for the magazine.  Although I know it will be some of those, it’s always exciting to open the magazine and see what has actually been selected.  I loved the ones chosen from this shoot.

Hair and makeup by Helena of Elegant Creations Hair and Makeup Artistry.

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Swimsuit shoot clothing choices

I always try to educate my clients on clothing choices to bring to their shoot.  I find that otherwise girls will just bring bikinis to a beach shoot, although there are many different choices available to make your shoot look more interesting.  Here are a couple of ideas to spice up your swimsuit shoot, courtesy of Seafolly and model Gigi Hadid.

I love these rash vests currently on sale by Seafolly.  They can be zipped down to give a super sexy look.  And these Daisy Duke shirts are also great over a bikini, giving a natural girl next door look.

Gold Coast beach shoot

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Bridal boudoir photography – Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Townsville

Bridal boudoir photography really is the ideal gift for your groom.  I loved photographing this gorgeous bride-to-be recently.  She wanted to create a gorgeous album to give to her groom on their wedding day.  I can guarantee that no guy will ever be disappointed receiving one of these albums and sure enough he absolutely loved it.

If you are getting married shortly then why not organise a bridal boudoir shoot? It is a wonderful momento of how beautiful you looked at the time of your wedding.  After all, chances are you have been working really hard to look good for your wedding, so it is really the perfect time for a boudoir shoot.  Not to mention that you and your husband will cherish the photos for years to come.

I love incorporating white lingerie and your engagement ring into my bridal boudoir photo shoots.  You are also welcome to bring any other items that would make the photos more special for you – so bring along your bridal veil and garter too.

Make sure to book your bridal boudoir shoot a couple of months prior to your wedding date, to allow plenty of time to receive your final album, so you can surprise your groom with it on your wedding day.

Here are some of the gorgeous photos from her photo shoot.

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How do I get in Inked Girls?

In the current issue of Inked Girls Magazine, the editor explains that half of the emails she receives ask the exact same question “How do I get in Inked Girls magazine?”  And her response was “There are photographers in each state who know what we’re looking for, and whose names you’ll see in nearly every issue of Inked Girls”.  Well my photographs have graced the pages of this amazing magazine for the last couple of years now.  And my images are once again featured in the latest issue.  So I definitely consider myself to be one of the photographers she is talking about! 

So to any girl who dreams of being in Inked Girls, I want to photograph you.  I can never guarantee that you will make it into the magazine, however I can assure you that I know what the magazine likes, and will try my hardest for you.  And at the very least you will have some beautiful images of yourself and your artwork.   

Congratulations Ally for being featured in the magazine for a second time.  Your natural beauty is sooo Inked Girls’ style.  And thanks to Helena, of Elegant Creations Hair and Makeup Artisty for Ally’s beautiful hair and makeup. 

Inked Girls Magazine

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Lots of swimsuit shoots

Swimsuit photo shoots have been very popular lately.  It’s a great chance to do something a little different to the normal inside glamour shoot.  Why not spend an afternoon like those Sports Illustrated models – lounging around the beach while I capture some beautiful images of you.

I can shoot in either Brisbane or the Gold Coast, as all you need is a bit of water and sand.  The weather is starting to get colder now, so make sure that if you are interested in a beach shoot to get in quick.

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