A couple of weeks ago I photographed the super sexy, fiery hot Mrs L. Her husband bought her the shoot for her birthday…what an awesome gift from your hubby!
She booked an exquisite room at Le Chatelat (which I must confess is one of my favourite boutique hotels, as it is gorgeous and the furniture is to die for). Her stunning make-up was done by the talented Shandre from Makeup by Shandre. Shandre’s work is always beautiful and made Mrs L feel so glamorous. Thanks Shandre for the fabulous job, you do every time
When we got started with the shoot, Mrs L was a little nervous and kept insisting that she is very difficult to photograph as she isn’t photogenic. Well I must disagree – look at the images below and judge for yourself. In some of the photos Mrs L looks just like Angelina Jolie. She just oozes sexiness – her hubby is one luckily man!
Not only is she smoking hot, with the most incredible red hair but she is one of the most interesting, kind and friendly people I have ever met! She is just lovely and can you believe this sexy mamma has two children! Me either!
As always below is a selection of my favourite images…I must just add again they are sizzling hot! Totally love them!
Miss A decided to do a shoot for no other reason than for herself. I just love that – she is such a beautiful woman…both inside and out. We had such fun together…and managed to get her to laugh in quite a few pics…which I love
We both just adored the gorgeous green eyes that Jana from Jana Kriel Make-up did – they were so sexy and striking! Love, love, love!
Here is a selection of some of my favourite images of this beautiful lady and a big thank you to Miss A for allowing me to share her stunning images.
I recently photographed Miss N…who not only has the most amazing tattoo’s but also beauty and a gorgeous personality.
I loved the fact that she brought white, it is not a colour that many ladies bring and I think it photographs so well…especially if you have a little bit of a tan So ladies think about bringing white next time…its very feminine, soft and innocent.
We really had such fun and it was a real pleasure photographing Miss N…she has such natural beauty…and wow her body is amazing…it bends in ways you can’t imagine!
I recently did a shoot with the beautiful and sexy Miss B…she is a model that is just starting out in the industry and wanted to include some boudoir to her portfolio. I of course, jumped at the chance as she is so stunning and has the most incredible curves in just the right places
Candice assisted with the shoot… I am hoping to teach her and have her assist me a lot more in the future. However, this was her first boudoir shoot being the photographer and not the client. She did a fantastic job and took some fab images.
We had such fun…and got some awesome sensual and sexy shots
Below is a selection of my favourite images from the shoot :
A very close friend of mine, Chantal who is also a fantastic photographer asked me to help her out and take a nice profile pic of her, that she can use on her website. As you can imagine, as a photographer you are normally behind the camera and not in front of it. In addition, ordinarily you are not used to or do not like to have photos taken of you. So this was a challenge but like I promised her, we would find a fantastic angle that would work even though she wasn’t convinced… photographers…we can be so difficult…lol!
I only took a few shots, and this is the one that we just loved and decided to use. Now, doesn’t she just look stunning. Not only is she going to use it for her website but is also going to print and frame it for her significant other
I have always been fascinated with and loved fairy tales and the characters in them. Using this as my inspiration, I decided to start my fairy tale series with little red riding hood…I embarked on an alternative version of this tale rather than the traditional, so I bought a little bit of boudoir to it
I knew a beautiful lady who would be perfect for the role of little red hiding hood (Rozi)… managed to find a super cute outfit and discovered a hidden treasure location in Bryanston…so we were A for Away.
We set off to the forest on Sunday afternoon to shoot…it was great fun, and challenging all at the same time. We had a few people come and see what we were doing but all in all it was quiet and we managed to get some fantastic and magical shots.
Here are a few of my favourite shots from the shoot.
I often get asked by ladies, who would like to book a shoot, if I will assist them with posing during their shoots as they are self-conscious or not sure what they are doing. My answer is always the same: ‘do not worry I will be there with you, every step of the way and help you with all the different poses’.
This, therefore, inspired me to write a blog post about the classic poses in boudoir for those ladies that would like to be ‘prepared’ when they arrive at their shoot.
The purpose of posing is to make you look fabulous by accentuating your assets. Some of the poses below, will highlight your legs or bust, while some hide a tummy, etc. Not every pose works for everyone, as we all have different body types and personalities. I take all of that into consideration and guide you as to which poses will best suit you.
Below is a list of common/classic boudoir poses. I have included images to give you a better idea of what the pose can look like.
Pose 1 – Lying on your tummy
This pose is done by lying down on your tummy, bending and bringing your knees up and finally crossing your ankles. This is the basic pose, however, there are obviously variations of this, such as where you put your hands, the angle of your face, etc. When I photograph this pose, I will take a few different angles, crops, etc. This pose can accentuate your bum (depending on how it is shot), legs and hide a tummy – it will all depend on what we want to highlight and how I photograph the final image.
Pose 2 – Lying on your side
This pose is comfortable and can be flattering, as it elongates your body. All you have to do is lie on your side with your face facing towards the camera, use one arm to stabilise yourself and the other can be placed on your hip, your legs should not be straight but rather bend, lift and bring your top knee over your other leg…this will give your body a great sensual shape. As mentioned previously, this is the basic pose, however there are variations.
Pose 3 – Lying on your back
This pose is done with you lying on your back, your head facing towards the camera and your legs are either against a wall, bent or flat…depending on the location. The shot will mainly focus on your face but can show the rest of your body, however, it will be slightly out of focus. This pose can lengthen your legs and or hide a tummy, again depending on how it is photographed.
Pose 4 – Close-ups
I guess this is less of a ‘pose’ in the traditional sense and more of a photography technique. I have included it, as it is the kind of shot that you will definitely get if you book a shoot with me as it is part of my style. I have a great fascination and love for people’s eyes – they are the window to our souls after all – and like to get a few shots where they are the focus of the image. This kind of shot will accentuating your eyes, upper body and face.
Pose 5 – Sitting/kneeling
The kneeling part of this pose is pretty self explanatory and involves kneeling on a bed, couch, floor, etc. However, the sitting part is two fold, it is either sitting on a surface or on the edge of one of the surfaces mentioned above. It works both facing towards and away from the camera and creates a very sexy pic by showing off your entire body.
Pose 6 – Full length/standing/leaning
These poses are often done using a wall to lean against, a door or window frame to stand in, etc. As you want to create curves and shapes, it is best to turn your body away from the camera slightly and bend, lift and turn one knee slightly toward the other. This will accentuate your shape and create some very sexy curves. Lastly wear some sexy heels to elongate your legs and lift your bum – creating a curvy and sexy shape.
Lastly, please do not think you cannot smile, your smile is beautiful so show it to me
A very close friend of mine asked if I would do a couples shoot for herself and her husband (pics will be in another post – they are so stunning…just love them). I obviously agreed but said why don’t we do a pre-shoot the day before…as I am always with her anyway That way she can also get some stunning pics of herself in a different outfit and what woman wouldn’t want that
So we decided to take them in her garden on the farm, as she has a beautiful eco-friendly patch of long grass…I have always wanted to do a shoot in the grass and knew I would eventually get someone into there…hehe
Here are a few pics from our session :
Even Cally, wanted to join in on the shoot and fun…isn’t she beautiful