My goal is for you to feel comfortable and beautiful and have fun throughout the whole process, and to walk away with a collection of photos that makes you feel confident and sexy.
When you arrive at the Studio
When you arrive for your session, your experience will start with a cold glass bottle of Norwegian spring water while you are having your hair and makeup done. My residential studio is comfortable and air conditioned; heated in winter and cool in summer. It’s decked out with beautiful furniture and props to use for your session, music is always playing softly in the background while getting your makeup done and while shooting, and I have samples of albums and wall art on display for you to check out.
Makeup & Hair
Hair and makeup is always included in your boudoir session because my awesome team of makeup artists are professionals with years of experience, and you deserve nothing but the best. Whether you want to keep it natural or go full glam, my makeup artists are here to make it all happen. So you can sit back and get pampered while the experts perform your makeover, and you KNOW you’ll look amazing! Before we start, we discuss what kind of makeup you normally wear and what you are comfortable with, we chat about the look you want to achieve and go through the outfits that you’ve chosen for your session, and then we make it all come together.
Once you are all glammed up we start shooting! Naturally, almost everyone is nervous at first – you are after all getting in your lingerie in front of a complete stranger – I totally get it! But rest assured I have years of experience in posing people of every body shape, size and age in a way that makes them look their best. If you are a bit insecure about how the photos are turning out when we start the shoot, I will happily show you some sneak peeks on the back of the camera just to prove to you that you are indeed looking fabulous!
The whole experience from beginning of makeup to end of shoot takes around 3 hours. By the time you leave the studio you will no doubt be ready for a bite to eat, and just two minutes up the road is the Old Fernvale Bakery famous for their award winning pies and baked goodies!
After your session
Once you get home and are still revelling in your amazing experience, your proofs will be ready to view within 48 hours (usually sooner). I will send you a link to a private password protected viewing gallery where you can go through the images in your own time and select your favourites. If your collection includes an album or wall art, we will discuss which photos you would like to use for your products. It takes 2 weeks (from the time you make your selection) for me to edit your images and send you the USB with the finished digital photos, and it takes 3-5 weeks to receive your physical products such as albums and wall art.
"If you're looking for extra special service with the luxury that most photography businesses lack, WBP is the one! From the first communication, to the comfort of the shoot itself, right down to the final product in the form of the images, I am so happy with the result!"
What to wear
Choosing your outfits can be a bit daunting, but the most important thing to remember is to choose outfits that make you feel sexy, but at the same time are comfortable. I recommend bringing 2-3 different outfits, and if possible all different styles. Some examples of styles: a bra and underwear set, a bodysuit, a corset, a garterbelt or suspenders, and stockings.
If you want to go for more of a glamorous look or aren’t a big fan of the traditional lingerie, a silk robe or an oversized sweater can lend itself to a more conservative style but can also be used for a very sexy look with the right poses. Add in some cute leg warmers or long socks and it can make for a really fun photo!
That gorgeous dress that you’ve been dying to wear can be subtly sexy and create images that you can share with friends and family if you’re the least bit shy about sharing your more personal images. If you are gifting the photos to your partner, borrow one of their sports jerseys or business shirts to add a personal touch to the collection.
For an edgier look, a bra and leggings with killer heels or boots can be a dynamite look if you have an edgy personality and want to showcase that. Accessorise your looks with killer heels, bring one or two pairs that work with all your outfits, and remember you’re not going to be walking in them so they don’t have to be super comfortable!
I want to do a boudoir shoot, but I’m a larger/older girl. Can I still do it?
Absolutely! I love photographing people all ages, sizes and shapes; in fact, I encourage all women to do a boudoir session. My lovely makeup artists and myself will help you with looks and poses that are right for your body type, and most importantly, make sure you are comfortable and have a fun session. All the ladies that come to us walk away feeling empowered, confident and astounded by their own beauty.
How many outfits can I bring?
I recommend 2-3 outfits, but of you are unsure you are welcome to bring along what you have and we can go through it at the studio and make the decisions together. And remember to bring shoes and accessories for your outfits.
Can you recommend stores where I can shop for lingerie?
The most popular stores where people buy their lingerie for boudoir sessions are Honey Birdette and Bras N Things. They both have great quality stuff and a wide variety of bra and underwear sets, bodysuits, stockings, suspenders, robes and lots more.
Should I get a spray tan?
You’re definitely welcome to get a spray tan for your session; a good quality natural tan can give you a nice healthy glow for your photos. Just make sure you get it done 48 hours before the session so the tan has time to settle into your skin to avoid streaks or smudges.
How long does the session take, and when will I get my photos?
The session takes on average 3 hours from start to finish. You will receive the finished images 2-3 weeks after the session.
Where does the session take place?
The session takes place in my residential Studio in Fernvale with lots of natural light and beautiful props.
Do you do payment plans?
I’m happy to set up a custom payment plan to help you pay off your photo collection over time. The best way is to pay it off gradually prior to the session so you can receive your beautiful images as soon as they are ready. Payment must be made in full before the photos are delivered.
"Both girls were fantastic! They made me laugh, I felt like I had relaxed and fit in effortlessly. Make up and photos were amazing, I wouldn't have gone anywhere else. Thank you so much!!"