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A couple of weeks ago I headed down to Currumbin for the gorgeous maternity session for Christine & Dave. I had been looking forward to doing this shoot for these guys for so long as it has been an incredibly journey for them to get here. Christine wanted to feature her two fur babies in the session as well – Bruno and Xena.. They were such characters throughout the shoot especially Bruno. So after a few photos with the gorgeous puppies, it was down to Currumbin beach for some sunset portraits. And wow, what a sunset we had!!! The colours of the sky were so incredibly gorgeous. Thanks guys for an enjoyable shoot! I can’t wait to meet bub when he or she decides to make an entrance. I know you guys are going to make such incredible parents!! Enjoy your sneaky peek!

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This is one of my absolute favourite photos of Christine. I absolutely love the joy and happiness on her face. As a good friend, it is something that so warms my heart.

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Today I wanted to share a gorgeous photograph of one of Harley and Rachelle’s grandfather. It is a very special thing to have grandparents present on your wedding day. I know when I get married, I won’t have any present, as they are no longer here on earth with us, so I am always looking to see who the grandparents are and how I can capture a photograph of them. I wish I had more photographs of my grandparents, so I want the same for my couples. Another great thing about photographing grandparents is that they are always so full of character and life. It is a special thing for them to see their grandchildren get married! I love how happy (and cheeky) he looks in this photograph. Gorgeous.

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Today I wanted to share a gorgeous little collage of some photos I have taken over the years of my sister’s beauty salon. I guess this is a perfect snapshot of what a Personal Branding Social Media content shoot could include – a headshot of the owner and some beautiful images of the place of business. In this day and age with so much emphasis being on online marketing and social media content, having a collection of beautiful photographs of your business will put you one step ahead of the rest.

I could so lie down and have a massage in that cosy bottom photos… How about you??

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A little while ago, I had the opportunity to photograph the gorgeous Miss Y for her boudoir session. She wanted to do a session to celebrate the end of her studies and to explore a creative side of her. We had so much fun and I absolutely loved creating some beautiful photographs – especially a series of dancing inspired shots. So here is the mysterious Miss Y’s boudoir experience.
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About You
1. Describe yourself in 3 words
Inquisitive, attentive, petite.
2. Describe 3 things people might not know about you
I reorder my bookshelves to procrastinate, love spicy food (even when it makes my eyes water), and dream about being a professional writer or dancer.
3. Describe 3 things you wanted your boudoir session to represent
Self-love, confidence, fun.
4. How do you feel about your body?
Having struggled with body image issues as a teenager, it took a lot of effort to arrive at the level comfort I have with my body today. I am happy to be healthy and able to enjoy all the activities life entails, from dancing to hiking, to eating my favourite food.
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5. What is your go-to item when you want to feel absolutely gorgeous?
Eyeliner. There’s nothing like a perfect winged liner to make me feel perky and confident.
6. What is your best tip for feeling beautiful?
Take time to look after yourself, both physically and psychologically.
7. What does confidence mean to you?
Confidence is the celebration of self, the way of seeing imperfections not as flaws but as variations that make us unique. It is the belief that everyone is a human being worthy of individual regard, including yourself and everyone around you.
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The Experience
1. Why did you book a boudoir session with Nicole Barralet Photography?
I had just finished my thesis and wanted to celebrate! The boudoir session was a great way to let loose and have fun, and to have a set of professional photographs to hold onto and look at later in life.
2. What does the term “boudoir photography” mean to you?
It’s a type of photography mainly in a private setting, which allows us to show a more complex and intimate version of self than the face we usually show the world.
The photo below, Miss Y wanted to create an Andy Warhol inspired art piece for her album of her in the bridge yoga pose. I love the results! It’s so nice when you can get a little creative crazy during a shoot! Thanks Miss Y for letting me experiment!
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3. How did you find the experience of being photographed by Nicole? 
I was immediately put at ease by Nicole’s friendliness and professionalism, and had a lot of fun throughout the shoot. She is very good at directing poses and finding lighting and angles that work. I have never felt more relaxed and attractive in front of a camera.
4. Has the experience of doing a boudoir session helped you feel more confident, more empowered, sexy and comfortable with being a woman?
Definitely!

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A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing the lovely Elise for a Personal Branding Mini Headshot session. Elise is the lovely owner of What’s On 4 and is starting a new blog called Everything Elise. She wanted to update her headshot and create a series of branding images to use throughout her new blog. Here are a a few of the gorgeous photographs we captured. I especially love the little 4 up series! Just gorgeous!!

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