Steph's Boudoir Photo Shoot | Mildura Intimate Photography
Steph is an amazing personality - this girl can light up the room! I was thrilled to be able to photograph Steph, and achieve her vision for her Boudoir Shoot, and was also honoured to help her celebrate her Birthday in such a positive, empowering, fun and unique way! Steph definitely lit up the room, and completely lit up every one of her images!
Did you have any obstacles or fears about doing this session?
That I won’t know what to do properly.
What made you take the leap of faith to do a boudoir session?
The information night I went to, and wanting to celebrate my 25th birthday with something special and to empower myself.
Did I provide enough pre-session info?
Yes - loads!
How did you feel BEFORE your session?
I felt nervous, but thrumming with excitement!
How did you like working with my team? Did you love your hair & makeup?
I absolutely adored your prep team! They did a wonderful job on my hair and makeup, and helped relax and pump me up for my session.
How would you describe the session? (poses, direction, comfort level, thoughts, FEELINGS)
The Directions given by you were awesome! They helped me to know what I needed to do, and to feel comfortable and bold enough to pose as I felt was going to be best. I was extremely comfortable having you capture these moments and your encouragement was wonderful..
Was the session different than you expected? If so, how?
It was a lot more in-depth with direction on how to pose, and a lot more of my own free choice to do what I wanted. This was a good thing, and I didn’t expect you to be commanding but you gave enough direction to help me know exactly how I wanted to pose.
How did you feel AFTER your session?
I felt amazing and so much more confident, like I can face anything!
What was your favorite part?
It was the laughs we had, and that you were so invested in the time we had. I could see it was the main focus at the time. I also love that you went over and above with providing a birthday cake ?❤️
What was your least favorite part?
Deciding which photos I had to cull because I loved so many!!!
Would you ever do another session?
Yes I strongly want to!!! I’ll wait a few years, but I’m excited to get back into the studio.
How did you feel when you saw your images?
I felt dumbfounded that they were me, like I knew they were, but I couldn’t believe that I am that beautiful! I could see my personality shine through in many photos, and see myself in a different light.
Did anything change about the way you see yourself after the session?
I have a lot more respect for myself, and that I shouldn’t just let people take my energy and time away from me. I’ve always been a giver to the point of being drained and still giving, but now I respect myself too much to let people do that anymore. I know I am worthy of my own love.
Do you have any advice for women considering doing a boudoir session?
Do it. Don’t think about what other people say. Do it for you for the power you get from it. Don’t be afraid to say it’s what you want and don’t be afraid of Lauren or the Prep team. Tell them exactly what you’re imaging and how you want it to go. If you don’t know what you want don’t hesitate to research and discuss it to make your dream a reality. You walk out feeling lighter and happier after your shoot.
Any final thoughts on your session, or anything you'd like other woman to know?
Just a Massive Thank You for letting me into the Studio, and embracing me during this shoot. It is a Birthday I’ll never forget and an experience I’d do again in a heart beat!
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Mildura resident and Photographer, Lauren Southwell launched Pure Beauty in late June, 2018 & is committed to helping woman feel beautiful, sexy and empowered through the art of Boudoir Photography.