Sunday, February 28, 2010

Boudoir Photography in Brisbane? Yes, we can!

In the past I have photographed a few very brief boudoir sessions with brides on their wedding day. The photos are for, "the groom's eyes only" so it's not really the sort of thing I can blog or show to other clients. This left me in a little quandry; I can shoot boudoir but I don't have the work to show other people so it's a little difficult for people to decide to book me to shoot their boudoir images.

So I made a decision - I was going to find a group of ladies who were all willing to let me shoot them in various styles and allow me to use their images to promote my boudoir work.

When looking for ladies for the shoot, I wanted women who were all different but still 'real'. Not all women are size eight, 6ft tall and blonde so it's not realistic for me to shoot models that look like this. I had six fantastic 'real' models lined up... then disaster struck. Three models called in late to say they couldn't make the shoot. After a last minute facebook campaign I found two stand-ins from my friends (Thanks Justine and Kirsty) and the last stand in had no idea she was going to model until she walked in the door. She was chaperoning another girl and I said to her, "Do you want to get your gear off?" and she answered, "YES!".

One large hotel suite, one hairdresser - the fabulous Lucinda, one make-up artist - my awesome friend Paula from Humankind, one photographer - me, and six lovely ladies.

Boudoir essentially means, "a woman's private room", so 'boudoir photos' can cover any sort of 'intimate' image of a woman. It's a broad genre that if handled poorly can come off looking trashy. I wanted to avoid that at all costs. First and foremost, I wanted the images ALL to be sexy without being tacky or tasteless

We all had a great night with lots of laughs. I got to play around with 'boudoir' in a variety of styles from dark and moody, to classic, to pin-up, to fun and cute (and even a nude photo thrown in).

A huge thanks goes to Katey, Kass, Johanna, Amanda, Justine and Kirsty. You were all amazing and lots of fun to work with.


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16 comments:

  1. You have done a fantastic job, well done. Some beautiful images

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  2. Sexy & sweet. Perfect mix. Those low key shots on the bed & against the wall are sooo very good.

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  3. So glad with how these turned out, and I had such a lovely time shooting as well, such a fun evening.

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  4. Fantastic images, glad you found some back up models. They did an awesome job modelling.

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  5. Great shots Alicia! Very tastefully and beautifully captured. Love the lighting.

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  6. Awesome shots Alicia, might have to hunt you down once I reach my goal weight (might make it one of my goal rewards!)

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  7. I love them! Very Fashiony!

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  8. Beautiful work. The lighting is incredible and the posing is the perfect cross between tasteful and sensual.

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  9. These are great! I'm sure you'll get some work based off this portfolio.

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  10. Beautiful work Alicia, Some of the best boudoir work I have seen to date! Lovely lighting. Kudos to your models for being awesome enough to let you share such private images.

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  11. Wow! These are so stunning and editorial. Absolutely beautiful lighting, styling, models, everything really. Just beautiful.

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  12. These are amazing!! Where did you find all these gorgeous women??

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  13. Awesome images!! great light :)

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  14. Gorgeous work, as always, Savvy! Love the different looks.

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  15. Beautiful. I am clearly on the wrong side of the world.

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  16. This is some amazing work--has a very classic look that is just awesome.

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