The best weekend of the year, at least for photographers that is, is almost upon us! Many photographers and enthusiasts, including myself, block this weekend off to attend the fabulous Photo & Film expo at the dome.
Running from the 30th of October, to the 2nd of November, this is an event not to be missed. From new products and great specials, to workshops that cover almost every genre of photography there is something for everyone.
This year though, it is even more exciting for me .... I was asked to present a talk and live demo on boudoir photography for femme fatale boudoir. I will be discussing basic posing and using continous lighting to create soft sensual and elegant boudoir images. So should you want to learn a bit about boudoir photography, pick up some tips or just see what its all about, come and visit me on the Fotacs stage.
I will be talking once every day, each with a slightly different theme and look. Here is the dates and times I will be doing the demos, so put them in your diary!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Many people have asked what is happening, why all the secrecy about the future ... well we have been working hard at creating something so fabulous, we just had to keep it a secret!
Chantal (Beautiful Boudoir & Shelley (Pretty Boudoir) have finally joined forces and also brought on board the super talented MUA's & Hair Stylists Monique & Shandré! Together they are invincible and glamorously gorgeous!
Our new boudoir website (www.femmefataleboudoir.co.za) and blog has arrived! Hello SA and welcome to the world of sexiness! We are here and more stylish than before! Have a peak at the new website and blog ... We will update the blog as much as we possibly can...we want all of you gorgeous ladies to be part of it. So comment, ask questions, if you have a shoot then give tips to newbie clients, let's get some chatter and a vibe going on here!
Looking forward to working with all of you sexy ladies!
The Femme Fatale Girls
Shelley, Monique, Shandré & Chantal
Vanita Italian Bridal Lingerie
We all know that if you wear sexy lingerie, you immediately feel sexy the whole day, and there is no better time than your Wedding Day to feel sexy and glamorous!
We are bombarded with ideas from the Movies, and we all have the romantic notion of the groom taking our Wedding Dress off and there is a sexy something underneath. The problem is, not all of these sexy little things are practical, so I chatted to the lovely ladies from Vanita Italian Bridal Lingerie and Hosiery and asked them to give a few tips on choosing the right lingerie for your Wedding day.
Bridal lingerie is sometimes overlooked with all the focus on the wedding dress, but for many years to come, your lingerie will still remind you of this special time together. It is very important to have the correct support and be comfortable under the beautiful Wedding Dress you spent so much money on.
A few more tips from Monique:
A few more tips from Shandre:
Getting married is such an exciting event in every couples lives, but with the planning and preparation it can be a little stressful! So why not do something fun with your bridesmaids or with your friends and get some awesome sensual and sexy photos for you husband to be?
We are launching a Bridal Boudoir party, where you have your make-up professionally done by Shandre before having a photoshoot with several changes of outfits. Why are we doing parties? Well this is because doing a Boudoir shoot is a little daunting for some ladies, and it is easier to have your friends with you. Also, who can resist a day of glamour and fun?
At the Avianto Expo on the 22nd of April we will be giving a Bridal Boudoir Party away, this will be for 3 ladies, so dont forget to visit us at the expo!
The thing I love most about photography is my clients, and this extends from both the wedding photography to the boudoir photography. Sometimes people think it is strange that we specialise in a specific area, but it takes a lot of time and patience to develop the skills to do the photography.
I am specialising in two area's that are very close to my heart .... Wedding photography, as I just love the romance and detail of a wedding day. It is one of the most challenging forms of photography as we need to deal with what you have on the day. This could be bad weather to changing light conditions or even strange events happening during the day. Boudoir photography is my other love, as I believe all women are beautiful and can boost their self image but seeing themselves looking sensual, glamourous and beautiful.
The reason I am mentioning this in this post, is, when Robyn came to our boudoir marathon, I immediately thought that this is a different and exciting lady to work with. Not many people are comfortable to sit in their lingerie outside, but Robyn was! There was an awesome hole in the wall outside which I was dying to photograph, with lots of help from our MUA Shandre (who held the reflector) and Shelley (who was shooting with me) we got amazing photographs. The way we had to photograph this was definitely not traditional boudoir, and it was dealing with the same conditions for a wedding. Great thinking out of the box ladies, and dealing with the different situation!
Not satisfied there, Robyn was ready to give us sultry attitude and even was prepared to do implied nude photography. What a stunning lady to work with, I hope to work with you again!
I met Portia at the boudoir party with Shelley Burt and Shandre Araujo, and I have to say she is such a lovely lady! Not only is she stunning with a beautiful body and sultry eyes, but such a lady as well.
Even if you are shy and scared to dress in lingerie, the boudoir shoot is rather liberating. As a photographer, it really makes it worth my while when a lady can tell me that this shoot has boosted her self image and confidence! If this is to spice up your relationship or just as a fun thing to do for yourself, it is something I would highly recommend!
Due to our success and popular demand we are definitely going to do another boudoir party soon!
A few more images from our boudoir shoot on Saturday. Should anyone want details of Shandre, our make-up artist please let me know. The work she did with Sam is breath-taking!
Sam walked into our shoot, the most relaxed I have ever seen some one before a shoot where you "get your kit off". Her relaxed but sultry attitude and wonderful fun personality made photographing her an absolute pleasure. Have a look at some of her photos!
Last Saturday, I had the most amazing day with a very talented boudoir photographer, my friend Shelley Burt - Pretty Boudoir, and the best make-up artist I have worked with, Shandre - Make-up by Shandre. We embarked on a Boudoir marathon which meant we had 6 models to photograph in 6 hours.
We chose a stunning location, The Wesley in Bryanston as it is both beautiful and romantic - perfect for boudoir! It was a challenging but fun day, and I got to meet so many beautiful young ladies. Here is a sneak peak of the first model we worked with on the day .... The lovely Erica.
Thank you all for making this a very special event!
Quirky and often described as rather eccentric, I am a lover of all things beautiful. Capturing special moments and making my clients look and feel beautiful is what makes me happy!