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I just love doing boudoir shoots!! They’re so incredible to do, and although the build up in the weeks until the boudoir shoot is quite unnerving for most women, the feeling while you’re being photographed is just the most amazing thing to experience. I love seeing how women see themselves in a different light as soon as they see what I’m seeing through my lens.
Ms B had booked a trash-the-dress shoot after her wedding, but decided that she’d like to do a boudoir shoot instead… which I, of course, said HELL YEAH to 🙂
We met at a hotel in Pretoria for her shoot, and she did her make-up herself… isn’t it just perfect?! I love her dramatic eyes… she knew exactly what she wanted and how her make-up must be applied… and she has the experience to do it from all her dance make-up that she does!
Anyway, enough rambling… onto the photos of this beautifully sensual woman…
Ms F’s boudoir shoot happened in January, and I designed a leather bound photobook with the images for her boyfriend as a Valentines Day present. I’m completely thrilled that he loves the book :). Doing a boudoir shoot is such an experience for any woman… and there’s such an enormous build up to the day and so much anticipation and anxiety around the shoot and what the photos are going to turn out like. And it’s also the most empowering and ego-boosting thing that you can do for yourself too (I should know, I had one done last year). So, to get amazing feedback from a client about how she feels about the photos, and that her boyfriend loves them is just SUCH an ego boost for me …. I LOVE that it was so well received.
When Ms F chatted to me about her boudoir shoot and we started planning it last year, I just knew that an ordinary hotel would not do for her. We chose the 12 Decades Hotel in downtown Johannesburg, and after chatting to the hotel, I chose the “Catwalk Customs” room designed by Black Coffee because it was the lightest and largest of the rooms on offer. It was PERFECT!! The light was incredible, and the room had more than enough spaces in it to create such awesome variety in the shoot. Well, ok almost perfect, because I didn’t actually realise how many people came traipsing through the hotel just looking around at the rooms… and that was a little disturbing. But anyway, Ms F was amazing…
Make-up by Maureen
Oh and you know how I love sheet shoots… I actually want to do an entire mini boudoir shoot day just using white sheets!!
I didn’t manage to take proper photos of the book because of the rush to deliver it, but did get a few with my iPhone…
You may remember that I had a boudoir shoot done for my bucket list last year, by Yvette from Innovate Photo. Well, a few weeks later, she advertised her workshop and I signed up for it. I haven’t done a workshop for 2 years, and this year I feel that I need to up my skills and learn more… it’s always nice to learn from other photographers. I’m also doing more and more boudoir shoots, and I like knowing that I’m prepared for shoots… so a boudoir workshop was in order 🙂
It was awesome!! We spent the day today at the most gorgeous Fairlawns Boutique Hotel in Morningside. There were 2 models and a make-up artist and Yvette presented her workshop to a small group of 5 photographers.
I took far too many images like usual… and the models, Mine and Amorie, were just so gorgeous so it’s just so tricky to choose my favourites tonight!
And OMG I love white sheets!! Every time I do a boudoir shoot with them, I swear that I’m going to book just sheet sessions! Love using them 🙂
It was a huge amount of fun… and just in time to give me loads of inspiration for tomorrow’s boudoir shoot 😉
If you want to see more, there’s a few more in an album on Facebook