Spoil your partner with something different
What is boudoir?
Boudoir portraits are tasteful, sensual photographs that capture a woman’s femininity and beauty.
“It is a time for a woman to step out of her comfort zone and feel beautiful about her own body.”
– Jada Parrish
Boudoir photography is not only a fantastic experience any woman can have, it also makes a brilliant gift to share with someone special.
Huffington Post had this to say about boudoir:
“There are few things as badass and sexy as a woman — thin, thick, small or tall — who loves her body and is daring enough to show a little skin.
That’s why we’re so in love with boudoir photo shoots — a trend that continues to grow in popularity. The photo sessions are especially popular among brides-to-be who often give the pictures to their new husband or wife as a saucy pre-wedding gift. But it’s not just brides who are jumping on board; the shoot also makes a great anniversary or birthday gift, a fun bachelorette party activity or even a way for single (or married!) ladies to celebrate their beauty for themselves.
“At the end of the day, it is all about the experience itself,” Richmond, Va. photographer Jada Parrish told HuffPost Weddings. “It is a time for a woman to step out of her comfort zone and feel beautiful about her own body.”
- No time limit on duration of shoots
- Hair & Makeup Artist included
- Gift / coffee-table books on request
- Shoot pricing doesn’t include a venue (e.g. Hotel, guest house)
- Friends are welcome at the shoot (if you’re nervous!)
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Why Shoot With Me
There’s a lot of debate in the industry around shooting boudoir with a man or a woman. My (obvious) view: It makes no difference. Of course, there is the aspect of comfort around being in lingerie around a strange male, but this is my profession, from which I make a living from and for that reason I maintain a competent and professional manner.
I love working with people who want to look and feel incredible. Makeup and hairstyling is included in every session, and you will be guided throughout the shoot to help look your best using poses and outfits that will work for you.
I use natural light, basic retouching and flattering poses, which will create an experience that will change the way you look at yourself. At the end of the day, you’ll be left with beautiful images that you’ll be proud of for years to come.
Why Get A Shoot
Boudoir shoots are a great way to feel sexy and sensual and having the photos afterwards will allow you to keep looking back. The shoots are primarily for you!
A boudoir experience is for every woman at any stage of life. Every woman deserves the experience of seeing themselves through the eyes of others. Whether you are looking to capture your youthful beauty, express your sensuality as a mature woman, or to embrace your curvy physique, now is always a good time for boudoir.
It is about investing in yourself, doing something that makes you feel good not only about how you look, but who you are and why you deserve to be celebrated.
One of the main reasons why women get boudoir photos taken is to boost their body confidence and feel feminine and sexy. Women sometimes don’t often embrace their own beauty, and it is important to realise that with the correct makeup, lighting and posing, I can make you look every bit as good and sexy as the models and celebrities you see in magazines.
This is a liberating and luxurious experience in a safe environment where there are no judgements. I aim to make your photos as natural as possible with real feelings and emotions, for this I need your full trust in order to feel comfortable.
If your session is a gift for your significant other, we want you to be recognisable to them with familiar facial expressions that they know and love. This can be a daunting experience, and I understand that, but your comfort is my top priority. If you’re not comfortable, this will reflect in the images. You will be welcomed with bubbly as my hair and makeup artist starts her magic. You’ll be covered with gorgeous light as we run through flattering poses suited to you. You will soon bring out your own emotion and sensual side that will result in classy and elegant photos which you’ll cherish for a long time to come.
Fears and Misconceptions
I hear excuses all the time from women about why they can’t do a boudoir shoot. I am a huge believer in loving yourself, and if you aren’t quite there yet, we can help you move forward with some self-love and appreciation.
Common reasons for not wanting a shoot now:
I need to lose 5 or 10 kgs first
This is probably the most common and possibly the worst excuse. I say this because it is very easy to remedy. Choosing outfits to flatter your shape is essential, but more importantly, the right poses, lighting and angles will do wonders for your figure. Waiting for a weight drop will leave the shoot in the same corner where you’ve left those jeans for when you’ve dropped the weight.
I don’t have a boyfriend/husband
Boudoir is primarily for you! I know many women who have done shoots to feel empowered in themselves. The shoot will help you with a personal gain.
I’m not photogenic
It’s possible to take a beautiful photo of every woman on planet earth, it just takes the right photographer! Directing plays a role in what I do, and may be essential even in the images that appear ‘candid’. Directing allows you to relax, so you know exactly what to do and how to do it, and you won’t be feeling awkward in front of the camera.
I don’t know how to pose
That’s okay, you’re not a model. I’ll give you easy-to-follow instructions and coach you from your facial expression down to the placement of your fingers. I don’t say “look sexy now”.
I’m too old
Age doesn’t play a role in picking your lingerie, and it doesn’t when you’re in front of the camera either. You’re sexy, regardless of your age.
I don’t own any lingerie, and garter/stockings aren’t really my ‘thing’
Not a problem! There will be items that you can bring that you already own.
-Basic black or white bra with matching pair of underwear
-A sweater / cardigan that doesn’t fit too tightly
-Jeans and leggings
-Also, if you’re doing this for someone else, you can always dress appropriately for them. Things like their favourite sports team jersey or wearing just their shirt makes for great shots.
I have never done this before, will you help me prepare for the shoot?
Absolutely! I will guide you with what will look good on you outfit wise, as well as work with our hair and makeup team to create a look just for you. In addition, I will pose you head to toe during the shoot. We are with you every step of the way!
Boudoir as a Gift
Trying to find that special gift for someone very special, then I can help!
Boudoir photography also makes great gifts for your groom on your wedding day, your 1st, 10th or 50th anniversary, for birthdays, Valentines Day, or just as a treat for that special someone. Any excuse for a boudoir session is perfectly acceptable in our eyes. If you feel like you need a reason for your own session contact us and we’ll help you think of the perfect excuse!
We offer different presentation methods, ranging from images on a DVD to be sent to your other half as a surprise every so often, or even boxed gift sets with printed books. I offer packages that are presented in a sexy black box to further highlight what’s inside.
I offer gift vouchers, available to anyone. The vouchers can be used for any of my shoots or products.
Once the gift voucher is received the person can call us to arrange her shoot. We guarantee an excellent service and experience, which she will love. Gift voucher shoots are treating with something a little bit extra to make them feel even more special.
Our gift vouchers are flexible so that you can add to the package if you would like. We ask that the shoot is booked within a year of receiving the voucher and please note they are not refundable. If you are unsure of what package to go for or need any advice please give us a call, we are always happy to help.
Hair & Makeup
Makeup and hair play a huge role in the final results. Getting your hair and makeup done is certainly part of the experience; it adds to the intimacy of the session and you’ll certainly feel pampered.
Hair and makeup is included in every package I offer and my stylists have been carefully chosen based on the quality of their work. They have worked on many editorial campaigns and have a proven track-record of their quality. My makeup artist will work to bring out your best features and because of this, using my stylist is non-negotiable.
- 50% booking fee is required to secure your date, refundable up to 15 days before the date of the shoot
- Bad lighting, weather, or other factors may postpone your shoot