I’m Peta! I’m a passionate boudoir and maternity photographer, who believes all women are born bold, brave and beautiful in they just believe and are given the chance to realise they are they can achieve anything they set their heart too. OMG that sounds so cheesy but honestly Im a big girl and it took mum taking me for a makeover photo shoot to realise for the first time in my life I was actually beautiful – pretty….so now here we are!
Photography is Your Legacy
The sole reason I started photography is so I can help people create their own memories and capture reminders of their life’s journey.
Nothing makes me happier than showing my clients their images and watching the myriad of emotions wash over their face. The tears of joy, the laughter and the gratitude are why photography is so important to me.
My Approach to Photography
I love to create sensual, feminine and authentic images that celebrate a woman’s beauty and not necessarily for a mans pleasure but for the woman’s herself.
I see boudoir as capturing the female body as a work of art
I particularly like to photograph ‘real’ women, who may have never posed in front of a camera and who often have insecurities about their bodies and their looks, but who have one thing in common – TO SEE THE BEAUTY THATS THERE
If you’ve never participated in a boudoir session, it might seem like your body takes centre stage – and that can be intimidating. Real boudoir photography, however, is 100% about who you are as a person and puts you and your story in the spotlight. When done correctly, boudoir photography allows you to step out and say, “This is who I am!”
Empowerment is the process of becoming stronger and more confident. Through Boudoir photography, you can see yourself as the rest of the world sees you – strong, beautiful, capable, and downright kick-ass. And, when you look at those photos and realise how flawless you are despite your perceived imperfections, you will have the courage to take on whatever comes your way.
Whether you’re doing a boudoir experience for yourself or someone else, boudoir photography should be fun. When you get in front of the camera, the people behind it should make you excited to be there. Unlike some images portray, boudoir photography isn’t all straight faces and sultry eyes. You should show your smile too! You should be able to let your guard down and enjoy your time.
Allowing a woman to see her true beauty, possibly for the first time in her life, is one of the most amazing feelings you can imagine. Changing her mindset, how she views herself, and how she feels about herself is a process that is incredible.
I truly believe that when a woman feels powerful, purposeful, beautiful, and when she has a presence about her that emits confidence, she is unstoppable. It effects her life, but also all those around her, including myself.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
?We create an experience that allows you to express yourself, have fun, and leaves you feeling empowered by getting behind the camera and being our kind, quirky selves. We look past what you’re wearing and get to know you as a person – your likes and dislikes, what makes you smile, and what gives you confidence. Then, we use that information to help you feel as comfortable as possible in front of the camera.
Still, want to know more? Here is a rundown of what a typical boudoir session with us is like:
– You book a session.
– Via emails or coffee meet-ups, we spend time getting to know you and what you want out of your boudoir experience.
– We find the resources (aka outfits, props, etc.) to make it possible.
– We sit down and chat while we talk about our plan for the day.
– We put on some killer music (your choice – we won’t make you listen to anything too weird.)
– You prep. Hair, make-up, clothes. You choose it all.
– The cameras come out, and we give you direction and suggestions as you need it.
– You have more fun than you ever thought you could in front of a camera.
– A few weeks later, you receive a fantastic photo gallery with handpicked photographs that look too good to be true – but they aren’t! They are 100% you!