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!
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
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
On Saturday, I had the pleasure of photographing a smoking hot lady – Bella Rozi. The first thing I noticed about her, was her stunning and striking eyes as well as her long silky black hair! Just love the combo – so sultry.
She brought along a red lace umbrella – such an awesome prop. We really played around with it and think we got some great and fun shots with it.
I just love all her tattoo’s and believe that they too can look sexy – alternative is beautiful – definitely think we achieved that in the pics We had a fantastic and fun shoot…we both enjoyed ourselves so much that we ran over time…by over an hour…however, totally in love with the pics!
There will be more on Bella Rozi soon as I am still in the process of editing her second outfit – blue bombshell, but just could not wait to share these with you as she looks so beautiful, hot and sexy in these.
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.
I was recently contacted by a lovely lady, Wasfiyya, for a photo shoot. She had recently immigrated to the USA but was back in SA for a wedding, so we set-up the shoot for while she is here.
She brought along the cutest white dress, which she obviously bought overseas The first thing that came to mind when I saw it was romantic vintage…so I kept everything soft and feminine…which really suited her look. I edited with a slight vintage flare which I think added to the images.
I totally love the outcome…just shows…you don’t need to be in lingerie to get beautiful boudoir inspired images.
It is that time of year – we want to stay huddled up at home by the heater. So why not do it with ur laptop or in front of your pc, where you can be on Facebook. Then you can enter the Pretty Boudoir competition, which could win you a photo shoot worth R2 500!
How it works : Round up all your friends, get them to like my page and write the following on my timeline : ‘(Your Name) referred me’ and you could win. If of course you have the highest number of referred friends
However, there is one catch : you have to be based in Joburg or able to get here on your own. As the photo shoot will be in Joburg and unfortunately Pretty Boudoir will not be supplying transport or accommodation to get to the shoot, that is for your own account.
Entries close on the 31st August at 12h00 – so get liking and writing to win!
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!