ALL ABOUT THE TEAM, THE EXPERIENCE AND PROCESS!
A boudoir session is a photo shoot with a woman in her favourite lingerie in a bedroom setting, in sexy poses that make her feel beautiful
and sensual. Whether it’s a wedding or special occasion gift for your partner, or a special reward for yourself,
I can guarantee that you will feel empowered and more confident in your skin after a boudoir session!
About Your Photographer
Hi, I'm Malin!
I am the founder of Willow Branch Photography and full time boudoir photographer. I specialise in classy boudoir photography for women who want tasteful images and a confidence boosting experience to help them feel empowered, or to use as a unique gift for their partner. I have over 10 years of experience in boudoir photography and a degree in photography from Griffith University, and I’m an AIPP accredited professional photographer.
Boudoir photography is my absolute passion and I find it incredibly rewarding! Working with women from all walks of life is so interesting and I love making people feel beautiful. When you meet me you’ll probably wonder where my accent is from; I’m originally from Norway and have lived 13 years in Australia. I’m a natural redhead and that translucently pale person that blends in with the sand at the beach (hello SPF 50+). I have a beautiful little boy (and another on the way!) and a super supportive husband, as well as a fluffy white dog and a tripod cat that make the household interesting!
The Makeup Artists
Elsa is a professional makeup artist who keeps up with all the latest trends, does makeup video tutorials and is an all-around amazing gal! With years of experience and a warm and relaxed nature, you will feel super comfortable in her chair while getting pampered by Elsa! Her business name is 'It's Natural by Elsa', and she specialises in photographic, special occasion and wedding makeup.
Melody is a fresh breath of millennial air and will make you go "Wow!" when you see your transformation! With years of training and experience, and an entertaining and upbeat personality, Melody will take you from "I literally woke up like this, ugh" to "I look frickin' incredible!" She trades under 'Melody Caitlin Makeup Artistry' and loves the bold and the little bit extra! Melody is ambitious and hard working and is studying nursing when she's not making people look gorgeous.
Fee has been a makeup artist for years and has her own salon in Springfield. With her fun and bubbly nature, Fee will make you laugh while sharing great makeup tips while you get your makeover. Fee's business name is 'Makeup by Fee Alo', and she specialises in makeup and hair, and little girls' pamper parties at her salon (aww, cute!)!
Sammy is a real entrepreneur and runs her makeup business 'Alexis Harlow Makeup Artistry' with a team of hair and makeup artists that she sends to weddings and special occasion clients. When she comes in to work for Willow Branch, it's always a good time! Sammy is a perfectionist in everything she does, and she won't let you out of her chair until you look flawless!
How it Works
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 Product Viewing
Directly after your session I will go through the image collections with you and show you all the products that are available in the collections! You will probably have an idea of what you want before the day, but there is nothing better than to see, hold and touch the actual products before you finalise you decisions!
After your session
Once you get home and are still revelling in your amazing experience, your proofs will be ready to view within 24 hours. 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 2-6 weeks to receive your physical products such as albums and wall art.
My residential studio is located in Fernvale just outside Brisbane and is an airy space elegantly styled to create classy timeless photos. Over the years I have designed my studio to become my dream photography space, and I am lucky enough to have lots of natural light for shoots which gives my images a natural and sophisticated look that has become my signature style. It allows me to play around with natural light and also capture some beautiful shadows and contrast for the more edgy shots, and as a result create natural and luxurious images for my clients. It’s comfortably heated in winter and cooled in summer, and your favourite music is constantly playing in the background!
This is where the magic happens, and I can’t wait to invite you into my studio to capture something amazing!