all bodies are boudoir bodies
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my boudoir page. I am so excited to finally offer this incredible style of photography into my little business.
so what is 'boudoir'?
I'm frequently asked this question as many people aren't familiar with this style of photography. I was typing the same question into the Google search engine only a few years ago! Boudoir photography is about revealing your sensual & playful side. Boudoir is intimate portraiture, sexy glamour photos, tasteful & romantic imagery... it's a session designed to empower you.
Before you read on it's important to understand that you DO NOT need to be a size 10 model to sit a boudoir session. I encourage ALL women regardless of their size to consider a boudoir shoot at least once in their life. It's the perfect opportunity to pamper yourself, give you a confidence boost & you will have beautiful photos to reflect back on later in life. Why wouldn't you want to consider this?!
It's completely normal to feel anxious leading up to the shoot, especially if it's your first time doing something like this. Getting down to your underwear in front of a stranger to take pictures sounds a bit weird & I completely understand that. The worst part of the experience is the lead up to the shoot. Once your session has finished, you will leave feeling like a rockstar & this is exactly why I love shooting boudoir. It's so much more than taking beautiful pictures, I want to hear your story & your reasons behind doing the shoot. It's so important to me that I can make you feel comfortable throughout your session I want to joke around, get silly & share some laughs with you. I genuinely want to get to know you!
I have always looked at Boudoir shoots as something empowering, but when it came to doing my own I was skeptical because I was worried at how I would look and how people would react. I since decided to take the plunge and I honestly am glad I did. I was nervous to start, but Jacqui made me feel at ease, she made me feel comfortable and was very flexible when it came to ideas. I walked away feeling better about myself. I 100% recommended this to anybody, for yourself, your partner, couples!
I was nervous before my shoot, being plus sized I was worried about how the photos would turn out. But after meeting with Jacqui and getting to the room I felt completely comfortable. Jacqui set my nerves at ease by telling me what we were doing. Once I was on the bed time flew by as we tried different outfits & poses. I felt so beautiful & Jacqui helped me with guidance and reassurance. The whole process was so quick and natural I had an amazing time. These photos & experience is something I will cherish forever!
Absolutely beautiful images. I had a lot of fun; bit of a work out! Jacqui made me very comfortable throughout the whole session.
My experience with my boudoir session was so rewarding, fun & comfortable! I am in love with the images. I would do it a million times over.
An absolutely incredible experience, to say the least. I was so nervous going into the photo shoot lacking in confidence. By the time we finished, I was feeling on top of the world. She definitely knows what she's doing, all the tips and tricks! She made me feel better in front of the camera. Thank you, Jacqui for an awesome experience & some incredible photos!
I absolutely adore the photos from my shoot! Jacqui, as always, is amazing to work with. I felt so comfortable and trusted her vision completely. Loved the experience!
To quote the amazing Moria from the Netflix series 'schitt's creek':
"take a thousand naked pictures of yourself now. you may currently think 'oh, I'm too spooky, or nobody wants to see these tiny boobies,' but believe me, one day you will look at those photos with much kinder eyes and say 'dear god I was a beautiful thing! oh, and make sure you submit those photos to the internet."
Well, you don't have to upload them to the internet but it's always nice to have sexy photos to look back on ;)
Frequently Asked Questions
I don't know how to pose.
I get told this ALL THE TIME! I don't expect you to know how to pose. I will be guiding you into poses throughout the shoot, this is part of my job!
Do I need to bring my own outfits?
Due to hygiene reasons, I do ask that you bring your own outfits to your session.
What outfits can I bring? Does it have to be lingerie?
Boudoir photography isn't just about lingerie & lace, I encourage you to get creative & customise your shoot to reflect your personal style.
Bring along to your session anything you feel confident & sexy in. Whether that is an over-sized knit or jumper, costume, a dressing gown, your partner's work shirt, favourite band or sports tee,... Hell, even a pair of your favourite jeans!
Once you've arrived to your session, we'll lay your clothes on the bed & I'll help style each outfit.
Don't forget to bring accessories! Shoes, stay-ups, thigh-high socks, jewellery, etc.
Can I bring props?
Hell yes! I love playing around & getting creative so if you want to bring some props, go for it!
Who will be at my session?
It will just be myself in the room! I do ask that you come alone to your shoot as having a friend or family member watching can be distracting. You can bring your partner to your session if they want to be in some of the photos! I do offer couple boudoir sessions too! Just let me know in advance if you would like to bring your partner.
How do I prepare for my shoot?
I will explain everything you need to know once we have worked out the logistics of your session. I can share some of my top tips with you include hair removal, nails, tanning, what to wear, etc.
Do you offer hair & makeup?
Hair & makeup isn't inclusive in the package cost as most ladies rather book their own hair & makeup or do it themselves. I do encourage looking into a hair & makeup artist if you're not confident doing it yourself. I can recommend some incredible freelance professional hair & makeup artists. Otherwise, makeup counters like Mac, Mecca or Inglot offer makeovers in which the cost can be redeemed on their products.
Will my images be posted online?
I WILL NOT share your images online unless I have your written permission to do so. Due to the nature of the shoot, it is not uncommon for women to ask that their images are kept private. I completely respect this decision. Will we be going through this upon booking.
If you are happy for me to share some of your final images on my photography social media or website, your name does not need to be mentioned.
Can you Photoshop my images?
Every single image you'll receive is carefully retouched & edited. The post-production process includes the adjustment of exposure & tones, cropping, removal of background distractions (marks on wall, powerpoints, etc) & natural retouching. If you would like any specific editing done, please let me know in advance.
Do you have a studio?
No. All my boudoir sessions take place in a private hotel room within the Adelaide CBD. I have very carefully complied a list of COVID-free hotel rooms that offer plenty of natural light & adequate space around the bed.
It's important to keep in mind that I cannot guarantee a specific hotel as this is dependent on room availability on your session date. The overall 'look' of the shoot will vary slightly depending on the room booked for your session. The bedroom set-up, wall colour, bed frame, curtains, etc will differ each shoot.
What happens after the shoot?
To give you a brief run-down: you will have the option of selecting your favourite images from the shoot via a password-protected online gallery. Once the payment has been finalised & I have your final selection, the post-production process will begin.
Your final boudoir images will be ready roughly 2-4 weeks after your session. Exceptions can be made for smaller sessions if you require your digital images sooner. Please let me know when you will need your final images upon booking.
How do I book you? What happens from here?
It’s very simple! Get in touch using the contact form below & let me know of any questions or concerns.
I will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Please keep in mind, I shoot weddings so weekend dates are limited during peak season.
Are you on Social Media?
Of course! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook!
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I would love to hear from you! If you have absolutely questions, please don't hesitate to ask! Many people haven't heard of boudoir so there is no such thing as dumb questions here!
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