Ms D wanted to do a different kind of maternity shoot, she wanted to do a maternity boudoir shoot...which obviously we were, so on board with. A glowing preggie mom and beautiful lingerie - we love!
Ms D is one of those ladies that is just such a ray of sunshine, she glowed through her whole shoot, and has the most gorgeous smile. As you can see, we couldn’t get enough of it!
Ms D wasn't as nervous as she thought she would be. She said to be honest, more than anything she was generally uncomfortable, as she was ready for her little boy to be born now. Her gorgeous makeup & hair was done by our super talented makeup artist Monique.
When she was in studio with us, she was pregnant with her second son and was literally about to pop. Her gorgeous baby boy, Ryder, was born just over a week after our shoot…so it was definitely well timed 🙂 As I’m sure you can see from the photo’s below, we had a fantastic time capturing her gorgeous and precious belly! Wishing Ms D and her family all the happiness in the world!
Below, is a sneak peek at her beautiful maternity boudoir photos:
We just love how expecting mom's glow, and there is no better way to celebrate your pregnancy than a stunning maternity boudoir shoot. Why not join us for your maternity shoot?
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We get asked so many different questions when it comes to boudoir photography. The most commonly asked question, after what is boudoir photography, is: what is the difference between a fantastic boudoir photographer and a good photographer in the industry? There are many great boudoir photographers in South Africa, so making the choice of who is your photographer, becomes very difficult. Below are some tips to hopefully make the choice a little easier
Being a boudoir photographer should be all about the passion... It should come through in their website, portfolio and in the way they talk. It is not simply about money and taking sexy photos, it's about creating an experience for ladies that is a journey of self discovery and empowerment. Your photographer should want to help you celebrate your femininity, your curves, and beauty.
Always be sure to ask the photographer, where the shoot will take place. It's important to know that your shoot will be in a private and safe location. Most boudoir photographers have a studio that you can use, but also offer the option of using a hotel or even your own home.
The editing or post-production process of a photographer is a big part of their style. Some photographers prefer to do a lot of editing, whereas others prefer to only do a little light editing. Light editing normally includes softening of the skin and removing blemishes, without changing who you are. Make sure you ask about the photographers editing style, and if you are not sure, get them to show you a before and after edited photo. The femme fatale team believe boudoir photography is about celebrating who you are... we love natural images and do not want you to look drastically different from who you really are.
Most photographers include the full experience in their packages, and this normally includes hairstyling and make-up. Ensure the package you choose suits your needs for the shoot, and if the photographer is willing to be flexible with including different options. Talk to your photographer about the best way of displaying your images... be it a little black book, a canvas wall print or a folio box. Your photographer is in the best position to advise you on what will look the best
We hope this helps you choose the right boudoir photographer for you and that your journey of empowerment and self love is as beautiful as you are.
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Michelle decided to book her mom a glamour shoot, while she was visiting from Ireland. Because of this, Michelle asked if it would be possible to have a few photo's of them together, as her mom doesn't come out as often as she would like. We obviously thought this was an awesome idea! We love doing mom & daughter shoots...they are always so special!
But, what we didn't know at the time was, this was going to be a super special photo shoot...and Michelle didn't know what was going to happen. So, while Shandre was doing Michelle's makeup and hair, and we were doing Maura's shoot. She let us in on the little secret!
Michelle's fiancé had convinced her that it would be a great idea to do the shoot that morning, as they were supposedly going to a Black & White charity event that evening. And, he thought it would be really special for both ladies to have had their hair & makeup done for the event...it was kind of like kill 2 birds with 1 stone.
However, his was not really the case...Michelle's fiancé had actually planned the perfect secret wedding for the two of them, that evening. And, it was Maura's job to keep Michelle away from all the preparations!
As you can imagine, this caused loads of bouncing, giggling and happy smiles in the studio, as Maura was so excited to see Michelle's reaction that evening!
Below, is a sneak peek of their special photo shoot, that they will both remember forever!
P.S Michelle was blown away by her secret wedding & loved every minute of it!
We really loved this shoot with these beautiful ladies, and know that the special bond between Mom and daughter should be cherished! Mothers Day is around the corner ... this could be the perfect gift for your mom!
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Femme Fatale is an all-female team of specialists, dedicated to unleashing the sexy and sensual side of ladies. With two outstandingly talented photographers and three brilliant Make-up Artists and Hairstylists. You just know you are in the best hands!