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Have you ever wanted to know what it feels like to be photographed during a boudoir session?

Well a couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of working with the lovely Rebecca and GD (videographer) for a play boudoir session in the studio. What is a play boudoir session you might ask? It is a boudoir shoot purely for the fun of it where I get the chance to try out some different ideas, play around with camera settings and different lighting ideas and give different directions or actions.

This time I also had the pleasure of GD accompany me to shoot some video. It was so awesome seeing how a boudoir session translates into a moving image and to see how giving different directions and actions to Bec showed up on film. It was the first time that GD has done something like this so it was great for him to play as well. If you want to see more of his work, head over to his website

So here is the little video he put together from our shoot with Rebecca. Enjoy!

A beautiful boudoir session with Rebecca from GD Smith on Vimeo.


Have you been thinking about booking a boudoir session but are still a little unsure? Well here are my top three reasons for why you should book your session today:

  1. You are PERFECT right now in this moment. Don’t worry about trying to loose weight or worry that you won’t be photogenic.  It’s my job to guide you through the session, pose you, coach you and capture the most beautiful images that celebrate you. So go on, step through your comfort zone and book a session!
  2. You will feel more CONFIDENT and EMPOWERED after the session. There is something liberating about getting down to your undies and being photographed. You will look and feel amazing and walk away with a spring in your step itching to see the photographs!
  3. It’s FUN! When was the last time you spent a couple of hours just doing something for yourself? Getting your hair and makeup, chatting with the girls and just having some good laughs? A boudoir session is all this and so much more! We want you to enjoy the experience and of course will have lots of laughs along the way!

So go on! Pick up the phone or click on boudoir enquiry and book your session today! I will guide you throughout the entire process to make it as fun and as exciting as it can be for you! You deserve to have beautiful photographs of yourself right now in this moment.

Last year I had the pleasure of photographing the gorgeous Miss E for a beautiful bridal boudoir session. Miss E wanted a really gorgeous flirty, light, airy and fun session that captured her playful cheeky side. I absolutely loved the results and we had so much fun! Miss E wants to keep her photographs private, but she wanted to share her experience with you. So here is her story:

About You
1. Describe yourself in 3 words
Passionate, loyal and determined.

2. Describe 3 things people might not know about you
1. I think one thing would be that I did this session, it isn’t what people would expect but it was great to step out of my comfort zone.
2. I am an introvert and I get really nervous when in new situations and around new people which seems to surprise people when I tell them.
3. I am a bookworm.

3. Describe 3 things you wanted your boudoir session to represent
1. I wanted it to represent my fun and spontaneous side.
2. I wanted to give my husband a wedding present that was fun and that he wouldn’t expect, I wanted it represent my love for him.
3. I wanted to gain some of my confidence back and feel beautiful in my own skin!

4. How do you feel about your body?
Like most people there are parts of my body that I am more self-conscious about, I have a bit of scaring from a few different injuries that resulted in surgeries. This session helped me realise how small and irrelevant these scares were and helped me gain back some confidence!

5. What is your go-to item when you want to feel absolutely gorgeous?
My go to item would have to be mascara, I always feel flat without it.

6. What is your best tip for feeling beautiful?
Try and focus on the positives and not the negatives.

7. What does confidence mean to you?
Being comfortable in your own skin and abilities, being able to believe you can do anything you set your mind to.

The Experience
1. Why did you book a boudoir session with Nicole Barralet Photography?
I wanted to create something special and personal to give to my now husband as a wedding present. I chose Nicole because I loved her photos, the photos she produces are fun and feminine without going too far. After talking to Nicole a few times I knew for sure that she was the right person, she was so relaxed and approachable.

2. What does the term “boudoir photography” mean to you?
Being able to show your femininity and celebrate your individuality.

3. How did you find the experience of being photographed by Nicole?
I was originally apprehensive and very nervous but Nicole made me feel extremely comfortable. I think because Nicole was so relaxed and easy to talk to that I forgot how nervous I was and I ended up having a lot of fun.

4. If you did the shoot as a gift, how did your husband react to the gift?
My husband was very surprised. I had my maid of honour take it to him the morning of the wedding. Because this isn’t something I would normally do I think he appreciated that I stepped out of my comfort zone to give him something that I knew he would really love.

The best thing is that it was sort of a present for myself too, I have always wanted to do something like this and the wedding present gave me the perfect excuse to do so.

5. Has the experience of doing a boudoir session helped you feel more confident, more empowered, sexy and comfortable with being a woman?
It has made me feel more comfortable in my own skin and has given me more confidence. I think that sometimes it’s easy to put yourself down and not realise how beautiful you can are until someone shows you.


“Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect and mirror what you admire.” – Anon

The one thing that I absolutely love about creating beautiful boudoir portraits, is for my clients to practice a little bit of self love. It is amazing how as women we always put ourselves last behind everyone else. I know myself I am learning to take care of myself first, so that I can give and be the best version of myself to everyone around me. I love it when my clients see their boudoir portraits and realise – yes I am beautiful, yes I am worthy, yes I am valuable. Boudoir is so much more than a photograph, its a life changing experience.


Ever wanted to know what it is like being a wedding photographer? It is one of the amazing, exciting, challenging, rewarding jobs! There are so many amazing moments witness, experiences achieved and of course the people not only in the photos but behind the scenes. Today I wanted to share a collection of fun behind the scenes photographs that my second shooters from 2015 have captured throughout the year. A big shout out to Mel (who features in lots of these shots), Katrina and Rick for coming out and shooting with me. We always have lots of fun behind the scenes so I hope some of these photos give you a little giggle or two!