Today’s photo of the day is the gorgeous Pru and her beautiful sister Courtney. I just love this little moment between sisters that we captured as we were photographing Pru’s bridal preparations. I think it sums up their relationship perfectly.
Miss K | Boudoir | Brisbane | 17th September 2014
A couple of months back I had the pleasure of photographing the Miss K in the studio to create a beautiful boudoir gift for her husband to be. Now Miss K wants to remain completely anonymous, but here is her boudoir story.
Describe yourself in 3 words:
Miss K: Loyal, Reserved, Perfectionist!
Describe 3 things people might not know about you:
Miss K: I love to sing (especially jazz and big band), I’m usually super organised, but my craft room looks like a bomb site. It’s my “creative space”, I love both Disney and super hero movies.
Describe 3 things you wanted your boudoir session to represent:
Miss K: Embracing my womanly-ness, I wanted to bring out my beauty, as a reminder for times I’m tempted to critique myself and I want to be comfortable and happy in my own skin.
What is your go-to item when you want to feel absolutely gorgeous?
Miss K: For me, it’s all in the face. I can be wearing jeans and a shirt, but put on some mascara and lip gloss and I feel like a million bucks!
What is your best tip for feeling beautiful?
Miss K: Stop comparing yourself to other bodies and people. Just stop. Every time you think, “Oh, I wish I was/had”… stop, and replace it with, “I have a nice smile.” or, “My butt looks awesome in these pants!”
What does confidence mean to you?
Miss K: It means being comfortable and proud of the way I look. Not hiding my body under loose clothes, but giving flattering attention to it. It means walking through a shopping centre knowing that it’s ok I can’t walk into the “skinny clothes” store, because I look great without it.
Why did you book a boudoir session with Nicole Barralet Photography?
Miss K: I specifically wanted to do a shoot as a gift to my fiance the night before our wedding. I shopped around on the internet and Nicole had the best photos of “real” women, and they all looked relxed, glamorous, and confident. That’s what I wanted. I felt I could trust Nicole to bring out the best in my body.
What does the term “boudoir photography” mean to you?
Miss K: It means feminine, classy, empowering, and sexy photos. It’s a special kind of womanly dignity!
How did you find the experience of being photographed by Nicole?
Miss K: I really enjoyed it! Nicole was great at giving direction and keeping the mood light and relaxed. She has some fantastic, fun, creative ideas and also accomodated what I wanted. I left the studio feeling damn sexy and confident in my appearance. Months later, I still have that feeling.
If you did the shoot as a gift, how did you boyfriend/partner/fiancé/husband react to the gift?
Miss K: He hasn’t seen them yet, but knows I’ve done the shoot (I couldn’t resist telling him afterwards!) He’s really looking forward to seeing them – but more importantly he’s happy to see the confidence boost it’s already given me. He’s always trying to convince me I’m more beautiful than I think I am… after this session I think the messahe got through!
Has the experience of doing a boudoir session helped you feel more confident, more empowered, sexy and comfortable with being a woman?
Miss K: Heck yes! I’d highly recommend it to anyone.
Robbie & Holly | Couple | Brisbane | 15th September 2014
Yesterday Deb and I headed out on our photo walk in and around her office space in Brisbane. It was so lovely to go and check out Deb’s office and wander around the streets for some informal portraits of one of her gorgeous wedding couples – Robbie and Holly. I just love heading out on these photo walks, you never know what you might come back with and yesterday I was really loving playing around with harsh sunlight, interesting angles and different poses. Its not very often I get to observe and have minimal interaction with a couple so it was cool to be able to play for a little while yesterday. Thank you Deb for organising this!! I love your office and can’t wait for our next photo walk. Hopefully I won’t be so much of a zombie!
Hannah & Todd | E-Shoot | Brisbane | 14th September 2014
On Sunday afternoon I headed out to a beautiful farm just south of Laidley for some location scouting, a wedding rehearsal and the engagement shoot for Hannah and Todd. It was such a lovely afternoon and I must admit I am super excited for their wedding day. The farm is absolutely gorgeous and there are so many beautiful spots for photos! Hannah and Todd were such an easy couple to photograph. They are so in love and just love making each other laugh. Their laughter was so contagious that even I was in fits of giggles (and yes, Todd red is so your colour lol). So here is just a little sneak peek of some of the beautiful locations we will be photographing in a couple of weeks!