Inspirational Boudoir Photo Session with one very special women.
I want to inspire people, I want someone to look at me and say: “Because of you, I didn’t give up”
~ Lizelle Knott
Hair & Makeup done by: Anchen Crossland - Hair, Makeup & Beauty
You don’t need to know anything about posing or being sexy in front of the camera. I will show you everything you need to know with expert posing instruction, and not only will you feel comfortable with me behind the camera, you will love the experience and leave feeling incredible! Each image is also professionally edited to smooth lumps and bumps, remove scars and stretch marks, blemishes and whatever else you desire.
THE RESULTS WILL BLOW YOUR MIND.
So what is it about a boudoir shoot that can change so many women's perspectives of themselves?
I believe the answer is: investing in yourself, stepping out of your comfort zone, and seeing yourself through somebody else's eyes (and lens).
In the beginning of each of my photo shoots, I show my client one of the first photos we take from the back of my digital camera. This photo is unretouched, unedited, just straight out of the camera.
I've had reactions ranging from disbelief, to thrilled shrieks, to happy tears
This is the first moment of them believing in their beauty.
Will my photos be on the internet?
I have cellulite/stretch marks/acne. Can you get rid of that?
In most cases, yes*. Removal of acne, acne scarring, stretchmarks, and cellulite is part of the retouching process. What I don’t do is put your face on someone else’s body or ‘take off’ kg's. If there is something you feel self-conscious about, we can use poses and lighting to emphasize your best features instead. I usually discuss this in your questionnaire and in person at the personalized consultation session with me.
*if you have severe cellulite or acne, I may not be able to retouch it all out. If you’d like a personalized consultation to discuss it, just let me know.
I’m older than (or not as thin as) the girls on your website, can I still book a session?
Of course! I feel bad that people even ask this question! I have shot with many women over 50 and my oldest 74 years old and well into the plus sizes. Not everyone is comfortable with their photos being in my online portfolio so I can’t show a lot of examples. What I can promise is that I will create images to flatter YOU and best show your personality. I believe every woman is beautiful and it’s my job to show you just how gorgeous you are.
Do I bring my own lingerie, or do you provide the outfits?
You need to bring your own lingerie to the photo shoot. We Select outfits that suit your personality and body shape, and compliment your skin tone. I have amazing suppliers which give you FREE BRA FITTINGS and discounts off lingerie.
When should I book my session?
As soon as possible. My calendar books up quickly, and the only way to secure your spot is by officially booking with a deposit and contract. Once that’s in, you have a spot and even if your session needs to be rescheduled for some reason, you will have priority and we will fit you in.
What about hair and makeup, do I do it myself?
Hair and makeup is included in every package I offer, and my stylists have been hand-picked (by me) for their talents. I want to provide an experience that makes you feel beautiful and pampered, and images that will help you appreciate the true beauty you possess! I do however, sometimes exclude this in my MINI Specials i offer in certain times of the year.
I work during the week, can we do our session on the weekend?
Of course! Ideally i would recommend a week day so YOU CAN PAMPER yourself away from your partners prying in eyes...and keep this a secret.
Can I bring a friend to my shoot?
Generally I prefer to work one on one with my clients, simply because sometimes an ‘audience’ can make you feel more self conscious. If you must bring someone for moral support, I limit it to one person. So if you are planning to bring someone along please let me know so i am aware of this.
I can’t make my shoot date, can I reschedule?
Absolutely. Things come up and sometimes a date no longer works, so we’re happy to make the changes for you. However, if you contact us to reschedule less than 7 days before your shoot, you forget about your appointment or you reschedule more than twice, your booking fee is not transferable. When you sign your contract, we block off those hours to shoot with you, thus turning away people interested in shooting that day.
Where do the shoots take place?
I have an amazing selection of boutique hotels i use for my boudoir sessions which were hand picked by myself. We can also arrange to shoot at your home or at a location of your choice.
They are located in the Northern Suburbs. When I am based in London I shoot in a hotel suites. Exact location will be confirmed and sent to you prior to your shoot.
What else should I know?
I am a fully insured and licensed business, I have been shooting boudoir since 2009 and have photographed over 350 clients! Sessions are available to women aged 18 and over (you may be asked to provide ID).
I’m not ready to book my session yet, but I know I will be in the future. How do I keep up to date?
I highly recommend subscribing to my newsletterhere if you are interested in my work. I send out any deals and specials I have going on, tips for photographing your own life, and my newsletter crew gets first dibs on any mini sessions or discounts I have.