So I admit it – I’ve been living in the last century. I was still providing CDs of my digital images until this past month. Even though yes I know most laptops don’t even come with a CD slot these days! So I knew it was time to upgrade to USB, but being someone who struggles with decisions I kept putting it off, until I came across this gorgeous gold key USB. As soon as I saw it I knew it was the perfect fit for my boudoir clients.
These luxe USBs have been such a hit with my clients that I know I made the right decision. I love their reaction when they first see it, they ooh and aah … they want to pick it up, and they literally can’t stop staring at it.
I’m sure any partner would love to receive this gold key to unlock sexy photos of their loved one 🙂 Don’t you agree?
Having been in my Brisbane boudoir studio for a couple of years now, I enjoy finding different ways to take photos in my studio space. My studio tends to have quite light furnishings which lends itself to light and bright images, but I also like to mix it up and love playing with light and shadow. I had so much creating these dark and moody photos of some recent clients.
For variety, I will be gradually adding different props and furnishings to my studio. My aim is always to create something unique for each client, while retaining an obvious style to my boudoir photography.
Thanks to these clients for allowing me to share some of their anonymous photos.
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.
This gorgeous lady is a reminder to all of us that life doesn’t end at 40. Embrace your age and your beauty – boudoir shoots definitely aren’t just for 20 year olds!
On her shoot day she told her husband an elaborate lie of where she would be to cover her tracks, and she travelled from the Sunshine Coast to my studio for her boudoir photography shoot. All so that she could surprise him with a birthday present he would never expect, but would definitely love!
Here is her album, filled with beautiful boudoir images.
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!
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.
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.