I recently ran a boudoir marathon in conjunction with my dear friend Chantal Drummond of Beautiful Boudoir, held at my studio in Joburg. These events are normally extremely busy, filled with lots of laughter, fun, beautiful lingerie and stunning photos – and this marathon was just that.
The first sexy lady that we photographed was Miss J…she is not only a talented make-up artist and beautician but also a mummy of 2 – can you believe this stunning lady has had children…certainly doesn’t look like it! Miss J was also such fun and we laughed so much…was a fab shoot!
The very talented Make-up By Shandre did her beautiful and sultry make-up. A big thank you to Shandre for joining us for this marathon…we couldn’t have done it without you and I know you enjoyed it as much as we did.
Another thanks has to go to Miss J for allowing us to use her stunning images!
Leigh Wells, a beautiful model, approached me to take some beauty shots for her portfolio. She loved and wanted to use the concept of peacock feathers, as inspiration for the shoot.
So, I contacted Jana Kriel of Jana Kriel Make-up straight away as her work is breath-taking and stunning. Jana is just great to work with and so professional, she provided us with a face chart, so we had an idea of what the make-up would look like and could have some input. However, that was not necessary as her plan was awesome and we totally loved it (it looked even better in real life).
After we had the make-up face chart and a concept in mind, we all went off and looked for some peacock feathers and earrings to include in the shoot. Luckily, we managed to find and they really added to the shoot. I must just put it out there that peacock feathers really are beautiful.
On the day of the shoot (last week Saturday), it was freezing, as the cold front had blown in. Leigh somehow braved the cold, stripped down to her thin little tee and we got started. I was totally mesmerised by Leigh’s eyes, as they are such an incredible and extraordinary reddish brown colour.
Unfortunately, we did not have very long for the shoot. However, I think we got some really awesome shots and hope Leigh and Jana are as pleased with them, as I am.
Last week-end I did a shoot with the gorgeous Miss Michelle. She seemed so quiet and reserved when she arrived but as we started the shoot I saw her cute and cheeky little smile – which was just a must to capture!
Had a fantastic shoot, despite the extremely cold weather – thank goodness for gas heaters, kept me and Michelle warm
Her make-up was done by the fabulous Jana Kriel of Jana Kriel Makeup. I was so impressed with Jana’s work. It was beautiful. Any ladies looking for a MUA for a shoot or their wedding – get hold of Jana!
I met Miss P about a year or so ago and have always wanted to do a boudoir shoot with her (as I just love her tats) so when she agreed, I was over the moon! And if I do say so myself, the pics are smoking hot! She looks amazing!
Miss P was such fun to work with and shoot. She is so easy going and filled with great ideas and concepts. The first two images below are of her braving the outside garden area in her very sexy lingerie. Even though the sun was a little harsh, we got some wonderful pics.
Her stunning make-up was done by Shandre - so a big thank you as it looked awesome!
Just a selection of images of the sassy and sexy Miss C…she is stunning, isn’t she!
She was such a pleasure to work with and lots of fun to photograph. She was up for anything and has such an easy-going and fun-loving personality. This lady really has a beautiful and expressive face…Wow and the smouldering hot looks she gives…can just imagine what they must do to her fiancé (Congrads to Miss C on her recent engagement…wishing you all the best…think u may need a bridal shoot ;)) Thanks Miss C, you are fab and hope we can work together again soon!
Another big thank you to Candida from Decadently U Lingerie for the sponsorship of this beautiful and sexy lingerie. If you are looking for any lingerie or just something sexy, give me a shout for Candida’s details (her website is still under construction).
A final thank you to Shandre for her fab make-up…Miss C’s eye were stunning! If anyone is looking for a talented MUA…get hold of Shandre!
If you want to see some more images of Miss C, visit my colleague and friend Chantal Drummond‘s blog.
There is nothing worse than being let down by a supplier when you have planned your photo shoot. It is so important to build good relationships with your suppliers. I have been lucky and about 99% of the people I have worked with have been fantastic…not only in the quality of their work and products but also their level professionalism.
I did a shoot last week-end and decided to work with a new MUA, as I just knew I wouldn’t manage make-up and shooting. I am always nervous when working with someone new but what a fantastic experience…I worked with Shandre from Make-Up by Shandre. She was easy going, friendly, professional and the quality of her work was WOW! Make’s me realise that my make-up is just average.
So if you are looking for a fab MUA – contact Shandre!
Here are some pics of her work…sadly there are none of her as she didn’t want to pose for us…hehe
I decided that it was time to put my boudoir skills to the test and see if I was able to photograph a number of ladies in a day. I contacted a very good friend of mine Chantal from Chantal Drummond Photography and ran idea by her, she loved it and wanted in on the action.
So, we set out and found a beautiful location : The Wesley boutique hotel in Bryanston, a talented make-up artist : Shandre and some gorgeous ladies. We also organised to have some of the lingerie sponsored by Dedicatedly You, which added some variety to the outfits.
Thanks to all those involved for making it such a successful, fun and fantastic day!
Here is a sneak peak of the photo’s from the day :