Poppy | Boudoir | Annerley Portrait Studio | 14th June 2014
A few weeks back I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing the lovely Poppy. She wanted to do a shoot to celebrate a new chapter in her life. Here is her boudoir experience.
Describe yourself in 3 words:
Poppy: Bold, Real, Alluring
Describe 3 things people might not know about you?
Poppy: I surf, my wit, my private nature.
Describe 3 things you wanted your boudoir session to represent?
Poppy: My strength, my beauty, my inner peace.
How do you feel about your body?
Poppy: Confident, but an awareness for respect.
What is your go-to item when you want to feel absolutely gorgeous?
Poppy: Heels and a little red dress.
What is your best tip for feeling beautiful?
Poppy: Clean eating, inner health, happiness.
What does confidence mean to you?
Poppy: An acceptance of oneself. An ability to feel and portray inner strength, confidence and peace.
Poppy: I booked a Boudoir session because I have reached a stage in my life where I feel ready and passionate about meeting a new partner. I feel good about how I look in my life at this age and wanted to capture my acceptance of myself to be able to share this with a potential new partner.
What does the term “boudoir photography” mean to you?
Poppy: Boudoir means to me a method of photography which is alluring, captivating, sexily secretive, but beautiful. It captures the essence of one’s inner beauty.
How did you find the experience of being photographed by Nicole?
Poppy: I was initially incredibly self conscious, nervous, uncertain. Nicole has an energy, an essence which almost commands reciprocated enjoyment. She is so undeniably enthusiastic, involved, interested, hands on, and real that I became almost envious of her comfortable, energetic energy. I felt I needed to relax, participate, share in the enjoyment. And I did!
Has the experience of doing a boudoir session helped you feel more confident, more empowered, sexy and comfortable with being a woman?
Poppy: This goes without saying. I find myself ‘enjoying’ looking at my photo’s. Feeling very proud of the outcomes.