Tips for Choosing a Boudoir Photographer in Perth
Deciding to get a boudoir photo session for yourself is not an easy feat. You will have to dress up and pose seductively and this is not easy even for people who have experience being photographed for, and so much more for those with less to zero experience being in front of a camera. But you’re already there, you’ve made up your mind, and you have decided that this is the perfect time for you to do this. One very important question remains - who are you going to do it with?
Choosing your boudoir photographer is almost as important as deciding that you want a boudoir session. As you’re bringing 50% of the session’s success by being your breathtaking self, you have to be sure that the other 50% behind the camera can match the level of amazing you’re bringing to the table. With the level of experience and passion that I have, I assure you, my boudoir photography services can.
I recognise that all women are beautiful, amazing and sensual in their own unique ways. My clients are women from all walks of life - career women, mothers, wives, yogis and more! These women are not professional models but because they built their confidence and decided to embrace their beauty, it all translated into amazing photographs.
Do you need help in choosing your boudoir photographer? Here are some tips you can keep in mind:
Look into their boudoir portfolio
A photographer’s boudoir portfolio speaks volumes. It speaks about the level of experience that they have, the amount of time they invested into studying certain photography techniques, the quality of the light and photography equipment they use and lastly, how comfortable their subjects are when they’re being photographed.
An inexperienced photographer would only be able to show “lucky shots” but a good boudoir photographer knows how to tell a story through amazing photographs. Make sure to look into these and see if the photos speak to you and if they make you feel that you can do it too. Because if they do, then you most definitely have found the “one”.
Check-out their location
Boudoir photography is intimidating for some because it involves a level of undress, thus, would require you to be in the most comfortable location. How can you be expected to project into the camera if you feel uncomfortable? Your boudoir photographer should be able to establish a level of trust when it comes to the location of the shoot. Check out the place and trust your instincts.
Research if the price is right
A good boudoir package comes with the right price. Check if the packages seem reasonable and within your budget. Don’t get intimidated if you see a hefty price tag and don’t get too interested immediately in very affordable ones; remember that you get what you pay for. Check what the inclusions are, what services are already paid for and what add-ons you can remove should you want a more basic package.
Go over the reviews from their previous clients
Word of mouth marketing has so far been one of the most effective and affordable (if not totally free) ways to spread the word about a brand or a service. If you want to know more about your chosen boudoir photographer, see how their previous clients review them and their experiences working with them. These women will keep you first-hand information on how a specific boudoir photographer works - how they guide the women that they shoot, how they make their subject feel, how professional the setup is and how the entire experience is worth every dollar you pay.
Ask yourself - how do they make you feel?
Every boudoir photographer will tell you they seek to empower you and make you feel confident, the difference lies in who actually does.
Your session should not just be about the printed photos you get to see and keep, it’s also about the experience that you get to remember having done the session. From the hair and make-up glam session to the preps, all the way to the guided shoot, your boudoir experience should be memorable. Speak to your photographer and ask yourself if they do make you feel confident and empowered. Ask the right questions during your meeting and trust your gut.
Having a boudoir session is meant to free you from your inhibitions, to discover your inner goddess and make her shine. Through your session, you’re meant to discover strengths and passions that you didn’t even realize you had in the first place. If you’ve been neglecting yourself and putting the needs of others before yours all the time, give yourself the grace to feel beautiful again. Give yourself that confidence to step out and show everyone the beauty that’s always been there.
Thanks to Michael Janz for his insights when considering a marriage celebrant. If you are reading this blog and looking for a boudoir photographer in Perth, please contact me.
You can apply these concepts that Michael has provided when considering most wedding services, whether it be your photographer, celebrant, band/dj or anything else that you may be looking to hire when having a wedding.
There are many things to consider to find the best marriage celebrant and wedding services. Some people go on first impressions or “gut feelings”. Others choose on price – the least or most expensive.
You only want to get married once… ensure it’s what you want! Remember your celebration can’t be repeated! Apart from 5 sentences that must be stated to cover legal obligations, the rest is what you want.
Remember it’s your ceremony not your celebrant’s or your wedding suppliers.
Meet The Supplier, Company or Individual
The best way to book a wedding supplier is to meet them.
Some suppliers will offer a no obligation first meeting. It’s important the wedding supplier understands your needs and asks you the right questions.
Is the supplier keen to ensure they understand what you expect from them? It’s also important to understand what is required of you when you find the supplier. It shouldn’t take long when you meet them to determine that you have found the best suitable company or individual for you!
Check Their Availability
A couple of key questions to ask include … Is the company/individual available on the date and time you have in mind? Does the celebrant conduct multiple ceremony a day? Some celebrants conduct multiple weddings a day and it’s important understand any risks of your celebrant being delayed at their previous ceremony.
Someone With The Right Attitude
Does the company show they’ll deliver an evening that meets you needs? It is important to understand how they are going to help to determine what you need. You are wise to consider when you chat, if the supplier listens to your needs, ideas and concerns or tells you what they will do without a level of understanding.
Does the potential hire have a proven reputation? Take the time to read their reviews/testimonials. Check their website and sites that you can be confident of the validity of the reviews. Sometimes social media may not be truly reflective of quality.
Does the supplier have a personality or a service that you find attractive? Above all, only you will know when you meet them or see the service in real life. Alternatively, a phone discussion is a pretty good start in helping to you choose the right fit.
Is the supplier within reasonable travelling distance to the venue? Do they charge for travel? Choosing a compny who lives around the corner isn’t the best indicator. Some companies and individuals will travel anywhere in Australia others operate in a small region.
There are several indicators of a companies demonstrating professionalism.
Check for a professional looking website.
They should respond to calls, messages and emails in a timely manner. It worth getting an understanding that they have appropriate professional equipment.
You will be able to get a good sense based on reviews, websites, videos and your friends feedback if this particular supplier is a full-timer or just trying to make a quick buck on weekends!
If you are looking for a wedding planner & stylist check out CD Weddings in Perth. Here is a short article from Cathrin about wedding themes complimented by a photo taken by myself, Pierre.
Hurrah! You are engaged and after you finished creating your budget, you are looking
for a venue to suit hosting your celebration and that will match your budget.
Where do you start - rustic, nautical, white wedding – which one?
A wedding theme should be about more than mere looks or trends and should be able to pull every wedding element, from the venue to the little details, together in harmony.
The venue will take most of your budget, so take a look at what it has to offer. Pay
attention to its features and ambiance and choose a suitable theme to go with your
surroundings. For example, a grand wedding hall is suitable for glamorous celebrations.
How do you envision your wedding to be ... a ballroom – a garden wedding – vineyard
wedding – beach weddings or a marquee wedding. It all depends in what fits best into
your lifestyle and reflects who you are as a couple. Incorporating your personalities and
stories are what really makes a wedding timeless and unique.
Pinterest is a great help when trying to visualize a theme and helps to convoy your
vision to all your vendors, family and friends to visualise in what you are planning to do.
Always be mindful of your budget. An indoor garden-themed wedding might not be the
best choice if you are on a budget, as filling a ballroom with flowers will be very costly.
Rather opt for an actual garden wedding that doesn't need too many extra decorations.
Don't forget about the seasons, especially if you're planning an outdoor wedding.
Different seasons offer different atmospheres and natural colours. For example, if you've
decided to have a fall wedding, autumnal colours such as orange or red will be especially
Be true to yourself, there is no better wedding than one that reflects the couple's
Lingerie and Sleepwear Stores in Perth
Boudoir photography is becoming popular nowadays. The word boudoir is a French word for a woman's private dressing room, a place that belongs only to herself. That is why it is no secret that boudoir photography is a form of portraiture wherein a woman, alone, is in her most sensual, intimate, and sometimes erotic self. However, some may feel intimidated by its sophisticated and provocative nature, mainly because subjects usually wear lingerie and pose seductively. The question is why do women do it?
According to many women, having a boudoir photo shoot is a way to celebrate themselves. As they pose exposed in front of the lens, they discover a side of themselves they never knew existed. As they see themselves in a new light, they realise how unnoticeable their imperfections are and how insignificant their insecurities are. With these, they get a sense of confidence in themselves as they recognise how valuable they are. Consequently, they accept and embrace themselves as well as their bodies and sexuality. After all, the main aim of boudoir photography is to make every woman feel and look free, independent, and empowered even in her barest form, which I am an expert at! At Woman by Pierre, every frame produced is a marvellous realisation of our collaborative vision, showing the most real you!
Whether the photographs are for personal keepsake or a special gift to a romantic partner, you will not regret having a boudoir session! Not only you will get to see the most beautiful version of yourself, but as soon as you walk out of the studio, you will realise that there is a fiercer you!
Whether you are planning on being in a one-piece bodysuit or two-piece lingerie, make sure to wear an outfit that speaks to you. We made a list of the 10 best lingerie and sleepwear shops in Perth to get you started
Mary’s Secret Boutique
Mary's Secret Boutique is an online luxury shop offering a wide range of swimwear and lingerie from renowned designers around the world. All products are genuine and can be purchased for an affordable price. Plus, their excellent customer service and prompt shipping will make tomorrow’s spontaneous photoshoot possible!
Noir Handmade Australia
Love black? If you want to achieve a rebellious, dominating, or decadent look, Noir Handmade Australia's pieces are definitely made for you. This German brand has brought its bold classics for those who want to look like a fierce Catwoman during a session!
Bras N Things
A global community that advocates for female confidence and ethical fashion, Bras N Things offers a wide variety of lingerie made with materials that range from chic lace to classic microfibre. These come in different colours--from ravishing red to daring black. Every piece is designed in Australia and aimed to fit you perfectly.
Cotton on Body
Cotton on Body’s smooth and comfortable bras and underwear can hug the figure of those who want to go for a simple look. Their bras range from bralette, underwire, wire-free, push-up, crop, and bandeau while their underwears come in g-string, boyleg, Brasiliano, and bikini that are either plain, printed, or laced.
If you prefer to look unapologetically flirty and playful, scroll down on Honey Birdette's list of provocative lingerie. In different colours, their selection varies from lustrous to lacy. Achromatic and neon are available, too. Wear their pieces and portray sensuality!
Wild Secrets lingeries are excellent for those who aim for a Burlesque-y sexy and seductive style. You can choose among a corset, bustier, babydoll dress, romper, or a bra (with garter, belt and thong) that will surely flatter your form. Their materials extend from lace, mesh, nylon, and elastane. You might not have second thoughts once you hear about their discreet shipping services!
Burlesque Baby’s fine pieces are brought together for inner divas and retro beauties alike. Camisoles, corsets, and tutu skirts are available, too all for a playful dame like you! Their panties are either ruffled or laced. Plus, any suspender and pair of hosiery in their collection will complete every outfit!
Two words: accommodating and long-lasting. Four Seasons produces lingerie pieces for women of all sizes. Choose among their bras, shapewear, and bodysuit. Making sure your purchase fits you superbly, they provide personal service for customers and ensure that you are a happy and satisfied customer before you leave the shop. Every piece feels like it is made only for you!
A Cup Above
A Cup Above produces fashionable and supportive bras specifically for those who require at least a D. From t-shirt, wire-free, strapless, plunge, to balconette, every bra style makes your desired look achievable! Moreover, their Brazilian, shorts and briefs embrace curves perfectly.
Silk Elegance Lingerie
Silk Elegance Lingerie puts together a collection of bras for women of all sizes and age as well as briefs known for their comfort. They also produce corsets, shapewear, and bodysuits. Do not forget their silk nightlies and camisoles for women who want to emphasise a bedroom look.
Now that you have found a lingerie store, the next thing on the list is to book a professional boudoir photographer. I specialise in boudoir with the mission to help women express and appreciate their authentic beauty. I evoke confidence and power from every subject in front of the lens. Located in Margaret River, my studio offers a serene and comfortable atmosphere where you can enjoy a relaxed yet dynamic boudoir photoshoot with me.