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Couples Boudoir ~ Brisbane Boudoir Photography

I’ve been asked about Couples Boudoir Photography a lot. Is it awkward? What ACTUALLY happens during a shoot? Well I thought I could best answer some of these questions by walking the walk, doing our own self-portrait couples boudoir shoot, and taking you through the ins and outs.

What I can tell you straight up, is that the majority of the shoot actual goes something along the lines of this… You will relax very quickly and have a whole lot of fun and laughs with each other. THAT, I can promise you!

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SO WHY DO A COUPLES BOUDOIR SHOOT?

For some couples, the idea of getting undressed down to your underwear (or less) in front of a stranger can be completely daunting.  I get it, and nerves are 100% normal and expected.  But trust me when I say, that I have been doing this a LONG time, I’m incredibly professional, and my focus the entire shoot will be on capturing the most intimate and seductive moments between you and your partner. 

A couple’s boudoir shoot allows you to do something fun together, reignite the passion in your relationship, and capture some of those special moments that make your relationship extraordinary.  Whether it’s a hot new relationship, or you’re celebrating your relationship after many years of marriage and children… be empowered and own your sexuality TOGETHER!  Take a day where you focus on just the two of you again without any other distractions.  You’ll fall in love all over again, not only with each other, but with yourself as well. You’ll see yourself through your partner's eyes, and that is a gift that is unimaginable.  You don’t need to know how to pose in any of the photos, that’s my job, and I will guide you throughout the whole shoot. 

WHAT SORT OF IMAGES WILL YOU SHOOT?

You can choose to have more soft, tender and conservative images, or you can have more suggestive, passionate and risqué images… or a mixture of everything.  Again, this will be at your discretion and based on the types of images you want to capture from your shoot.  I will discuss all of this at length with you leading up to your session so we are all on the same page. 

IS IT ALL IMPLIED?

The answer is 100% YES. Every single image is implied. There is never any funny business going on. There are strategically placed limbs, hands, props or clothing to help hide what we want to hide. I will help guide you into poses that will look most flattering for you as the couple, but making sure they still look like very real and candid moments. The majority of images will show the connection between you as the couple, and very rarely have you looking at the camera at all.


WHAT DO WE WEAR?

In terms of how much or how little you wear during a couples shoot, that’s entirely up to you.  If you feel the most sexy in jeans and a t-shirt, wear that.  If you both wanna rock some Calvins, bring them along.  If you’re happy to strip down completely by the end of your shoot, that’s also great. 

WHO CAN DO A COUPLES BOUDOIR SHOOT?

Couples boudoir shoots are for ANY couple.  Young, old, skinny, curvy, tattooed, pierced… it doesn't matter. If the two of you want to celebrate your relationship and get in front of a camera, I know you'll love the experience and walk away with some incredible images and memories to cherish.

We often find ourselves too busy to just slow down, and romantically enjoy and appreciate each other. Think about how beautiful some intimate couple’s images would look as artwork on the walls of your bedroom, or on display as a gorgeous album.  Tell your own story and be the art in your own home!  Bring your own music along too if you’d really like to set the mood for your shoot. 

Every couple who I have photographed have basically said “This was way more fun and less scary than we expected.  Let’s do this again!”

So what are you waiting for….you have nothing to lose and everything to gain! 

Are you ready to change your life?

It’s 2019 and feminine power is on the rise!  Women are becoming more liberated and empowered than ever before. So why not celebrate your womanhood and book a boudoir shoot… it may just change your life!

I’ve heard all the excuses women make as for why they can’t do a boudoir shoot. I bet if I asked a lot of women they would say saying something like… “I need to lose weight first”, “I’m not sexy enough”, “I don’t have any lingerie”, “I’m not young enough to do that”, or “I’m not <insert insecurity here> enough.”  Whatever it may be, I can tell you now that all of those excuses are bullshit!

Women have a great habit of mentally beating themselves up, and using negative words to describe themselves.  I know I’m guilty of this at times too.  But trust me when I say, this boudoir shoot experience has the ability to change how you see yourself and how you carry yourself every day.  I’ve seen the changes in women first hand.  Booking a boudoir shoot an investment in you… over and above the images!

 I understand that having a professional photograph taken can be a little nerve wracking, especially boudoir photos. But take a deep breath and relax… because you will be well looked after. I’ve been creating beautiful boudoir imagery for hundreds of women for over 8 years, so your investment in my services extends way beyond the click of a button. From start to finish you’ll receive a professional, seamless experience that’s easy and enjoyable.  So rest assured that you’re in excellent hands!

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COMBAT THE NERVES & THE SELF DOUBT TO BOOK

I know women well enough though to be realistic. I understand many of you struggle with self-love, no matter how much anyone insists on your beauty. You’re still going to want to lose a few more kilos before the session right? For THOSE women, I can assure you, this isn’t my first rodeo! The majority of women who come in to see me are working on loving themselves, but struggle. There’s usually something the wish they could change... the size of their thighs, their tummy, their stretch marks, etc... I take women’s feelings very seriously and specialise in making everyone feel MORE than comfortable.

It’s remarkable the number of women I hear say “I can’t be sexy”. The truth is they couldn’t be more wrong. Women are naturally sexy, full stop – and I can prove it. You don’t need to know how to pose, or be a model to do a boudoir shoot. I will coach and guide you into poses that highlight your natural beauty, and show off your best assets. Take this moment to step into your femininity!   I’ve spent the last 8 years photographing all kinds of women, all remarkable in their own way. I’ve mastered my craft to ensure that I am highlighting the attributes that women love most about themselves, whilst downplaying any areas of concern.

The majority of the women that I shoot come in quite nervous and have never been in front of a camera before. That’s completely normal!  What I promise is that we will make sure you have a great day, relax quickly, and most of all have fun. You will leave feeling gorgeous and fantastic - that’s a promise. So I’d encourage you to plan a special afternoon or night afterwards to go celebrate your new found confidence!

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GET COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN

Do you have to get nude during the shoot?  The answer of course is no.  But I will strongly encourage it at the end of your shoot.  Why?  Because it is completely invigorating, empowering and totally fine to love your naked body!  You will be so comfortable by this stage of the shoot; you will forget you are naked in front of a stranger. Or better yet… you won’t care!  We’re all women, and my focus will be on posing you, working with the light, and capturing your body in the most flattering ways possible (don’t worry, all your lady bits will be strategically hidden).  Fine art-nude shots are so effortlessly beautiful and timeless and quite often, the favourite images from a client’s shoot. These types of shots are amazing for women of any shape or size, and the finished images are so classy you will want to have them on display on your walls!

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IT’S ACTUALLY A LOT OF FUN! 

How often do we, as women and mums, take time to pamper ourselves?  If you’re anything like me, very rarely.  Use this experience as an opportunity to not only be pampered by a professional hair and makeup artist on the day of your shoot, but also to practice some more self love exercises… have your nails done, get a facial, get a fake tan, go shopping and buy some new lingerie.  You deserve it!

 
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DO THIS FOR YOU

Sorry to burst the bubble, but doing a boudoir shoot is NOT about a man!  Of course, there’s nothing wrong with doing a boudoir shoot for your partner, but how liberating and beautiful would it be if you did it for YOURSELF only?

We spend so much time focused on our careers, our families, our Facebook status... we don't take the time to actually take care of ourselves. Take a day to get pampered by a professional stylist… have an empowering photo shoot… then enjoy a stunning a collection of photos, that you can look at as often as you want! Reminding yourself just how AMAZING you are … might just be what you need right now. And remember - It's not selfish to treat yourself once in a while. It's necessary.

Reinvigorate yourself as a woman.  See yourself through someone else’s eyes. Ooze confidence, strength, and passion. You can do this… just like some of these beautiful women before you…

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MUM BOD 

After having kids, your body is never quite the same as it was when you were 20 years old. The shape of your body has changed and shifted, and as women we often get critical of ourselves. But why shouldn’t we love and appreciate our bodies for what they are now and what they have accomplished?!  Now you have more curves… and you know what? That’s actually sexy and feminine as hell!  The longer you have lived, the more you have to celebrate – your body, your achievements, your perfect imperfections, and motherhood!

I can empathise with how all the mum’s feel about their bodies, after watching my own go through many ups and downs over the last decade - two pregnancies and two kids later. I see women walk into my studio every week, each with their own different body challenges.  And the absolute truth is… each and every one of them has overcome their insecurities, trusted me to capture their beauty, and walked away with an incredible self-esteem boost and beautiful images to match!

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YOU WILL BE INSPIRATION

A lot of women book boudoir shoots with me based on referrals from their friends and family. If you choose to share images from your boudoir experience with other women, you may just be THE inspiration they need to book a shoot. Anxiety and doubt keep so many of us from doing something we always wanted to do.  The more we see women empowering themselves, the more the circle of liberation will continue!


Whether you’re a mum or not, whether you think you need to lose weight, whether you think you’re too old for this, or that your body isn’t as perfect as it once was… YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. A boudoir shoot experience will bring out a side in you that was there all along. It’s the first step towards regaining your confidence… 

 

What can I promise and deliver to you from years of experience as a professional boudoir photographer?

 

VIP SERVICE & PROFESSIONAL HIGH END EDITING

I include beautiful high-end retouching on all my digital images and do not outsource any of my editing work.  You can rest assured that each and every one of your images will be individually hand crafted by me! I strongly believe in quality over quantity, so will ensure every one of your images is exquisitely edited and worthy of display. Some of my images don’t exist straight out of camera, and my attention to detail is what sets me apart from other photographers.  This is your opportunity to have a little bit of magic created just for you!

I always consider what’s important to you and deliver a quality service with the attention to detail you deserve.  As a valued client, you will be invited to join my VIP referral and loyalty program.  You will also receive 24/7 Client Portal Access, a private online gallery, fast email support, and access to the highest quality products from professional print labs around the world!

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A PERSONALISED EXPERIENCE

Boudoir photography has a way of putting you in touch with your personal power. There is something deeply empowering about working with an artist who has been liberating women, in a safe, welcoming, and judgement free environment for almost a decade.  THS IS WHAT I LOVE DOING… and I am confident and excited to capture and showcase your beauty!

One of the things you will notice straight away when you arrive for your shoot is how relaxed, warm and inviting my team and I are.  My professional team of hair & makeup artists and I are here to give YOU the best experience possible.  This is YOUR DAY and we want the focus to be on pampering you - allowing you to live out your photo shoot dreams! My custom designed studio is luxuriously furnished and has a wide variety of options to suit your tastes.

Yes… this shoot is about YOU and how YOU want to be captured.  I will plan and tailor each shoot to align with your vision, ensuring you’re getting the most out of your time and shoot. 

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So what are you waiting for… take the leap… you have nothing to lose and everything to gain! 

Let’s get you started on this self-love journey and boudoir shoot experience!

Brisbane Boudoir Photography ~ Miss E

“After being in the works since May - I have today FINALLY been able to give my partner the photos!!! He is SO happy with them. And! He is even keen to get a couples shoot😍. Thank you so much Steph!!!”

What an absolute knockout! Thank you to all of my incredible clients who trust me to capture and showcase their beauty during their boudoir shoot. For anyone looking to empower themselves and take that next step in their self-love journey, please get in touch!

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