Tanya is the second amazing person in our 2018 ‘Inspiration’ series of photographs and she wants to say a big “F**K YOU” to Breast Cancer. We chose Tanya for one of our free sessions to tell her story, which we believed would inspire and give hope to other women going through treatment, so we gifted Tanya a glamour, boudoir and portrait photography session.
Tanya was diagnosed with cancer of the left breast on July 5th last year, finding also that it had spread to her lymph nodes. She had lumpectomy with axillary lymph node clearance surgery, followed by 4 out of 6 very harsh chemotherapy (CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE + DOCETAXOL) treatments which were cut short due to severe reactions which almost killed her.
Tanya then had 30 sessions of radiation to her left breast which finished 16th February this year. She lost all of her hair, lashes and eyebrows (photo below during treatment) which are starting to grow back now and she has just started her 10 years of hormone therapy (Tamoxifen) and will continue to have follow up bone, organ and breast scans to check for metastasis.
Tanya wanted to have a session with us so that she could feel beautiful again and push away the stigma of “that lady with cancer” that everyone stares at. She wanted a strong photo shoot to say a big ‘F*** YOU!’ to cancer, and reclaim her life back. We had a wonderful session with Tanya today and we enjoyed chatting to her about her experience and life in general. We feel that we have helped her to see what a beautiful woman she is and we also got some sexy images that we know her husband will love.
If you would like information on a boudoir session with us please call Karen on 0402 230 669 or you can download our free e-book on planning your perfect boudoir photography session below.
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Jacqui is the first amazing woman in our Inspiration series for 2018. Each month we are selecting and photographing one person at no charge, who has faced and conquered a battle, and who we believe would be an inspiration to others who are setting out on the same journey.
Jacqui has battled with her weight for most of her life and after suffering a back injury, was told by her doctor that she needs to either lose weight or purchase a wheel chair. This was a massive wake up call to Jacqui who weighed 150 kg and had 2 beautiful young girls to think about, so, she embarked upon a massive journey to shed as much as possible. Unfortunately her journey was especially difficult as she suffered a massive B12 loss which went undiagnosed and lost most of her vision and the ability to walk, but she fought and fought through and today she walks and her vision has returned. She has lost 100kg and she looks amazing.
This glamour photography session was a celebration of that achievement. Jacqui loves to sing and play guitar so we had to add some guitar images to her session. We also added some boudoir and nude. Jacqui was a total inspiration and a testament to what can be achieved when a person wants something badly enough. We felt very honoured to have been selected as her photographer.
If you would like more information on a photography session with us please contact us on 0402 230 669 or you can download one of our free information booklets from this link. Our booklets will give you all of the information you need to plan your session with help on what to wear, tips, prices and do’s & don’ts.
In the past months we have photographed some cute kids for child model folios for Lees Models, represented in Brisbane and Sydney. It can often be a real challenge to photograph younger children but these little ones were great and we had fun photographing them.
If you would like pricing and information for a child model folio for your little one 3 – 8 years of age please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or email on email@example.com
This artistic nude photography session was for Jamie-Lee from the Gold Coast. Jamie was a great model for us and we thoroughly enjoyed our session with her.
If you prefer to chat please call Karen on 0402 230 669
Here are 12 awesome boudoir ideas to hide a “mummy tummy” and give you photos that are hot, hot, hot. Most of us mums have been there. After having a few children we have been left with a tummy that is not exactly the way it was “back in the day” so to speak. We end up carrying the wear and tear that motherhood brings and really – who want’s to even think about surgery to fix that problem? There are far more important things to worry about and find money for in life. But never fear, we can still give you awesome photographs that will make you forget what time and children have done to you, and, we can help you get that long forgotten confidence back. But, most importantly, we can make you smile and love yourself again.
Clearly, wearing a baby doll or corset would solve the problem but some women would like to try some nude or implied nude in their session and would also like to use a nice two piece lingerie set, so we have developed some great poses to suit. We can remove some damage in post production but most of it we will pose and light for the best results.
Our missing in life is to make as many women smile when they see their photographs as we possibly can and we hope that we can do that for you too. Below we have put together a list of boudoir and nudoir poses and outfits that are sexy but still elegant and will hide that ‘mummy tummy’, giving you photographs that you will absolutely love and, so will your husband/partner.
- The white sheet is fantastic for hiding problem areas whilst still looking sultry and alluring. We can cover as little or as much as we need and use light to blow out other detail if we choose to. If there are a few stray stretch marks still showing they can be removed in photoshop.
2. Using the men’s white business shirt which can be opened or closed as much as is needed to hide marks if wanted. It is always a sexy option.
Alyssa came to us this week for her first teen model portfolio. Her long blond hair and her blue eyes were striking and we think we achieved some beautiful images for her.
If you would like more information on a teen model portfolio you can find help on this link. Or you can email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call Karen on 040 230 669
Ashley came in to see us this week for an artistic nude photography session. It was her first ever photography session and she did an amazing job during the session. She had a few nerves but otherwise she was very focused & we are very happy with the results we achieved for her.
If you would like any information on an artistic nude or any other session please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or on this link.
16yr old Ambra came to us for her model folio and some fitness photographs, and we loved her look. Even though this was her first time before a camera, she was a natural. So easy to photograph and she looks fantastic.
You can find more information on a model folio session on this link. Or you can call Karen on 0402 230 669 or email on email@example.com
Last year Jenny came to us for a nude/boudoir photography session. Jenny is a ballet teacher and we achieved some beautiful images with her showing some stunning poses on pointe.
This time Jenny came to us for a “City lights” glamour photography session. After having her hair and makeup done by one of our fantastic makeup artists, we did a few studio images and then jumped into the car for the short ride from our new studio in Bulimba, to the River Walk at New Farm for some glamour photographs. Jenny had found a wonderful dress especially for the session and it looked sensational against a backdrop of the city and the Story Bridge.
If you would like more information on a photography session with us including a ‘City Lights’ session please contact me on karen@ deanagar.com.au or on 0402 230 669. You can also use this link.
We are very proud to announce that we are official sponsors for 16yr old Nikola Stachova in the Miss Teen Galaxy Australia Pageant. Niki seemed to be a natural in front of the camera during her model folio session so we are sure that she will do well in the pageant.
Niki is searching for more sponsorship so if you think you can help you can contact her through us.
Let’s talk about couples photography sessions. They are a very different dynamic to a normal glamour, portrait or boudoir session.
Usually with a couples photography session, there is a hand imprint in the back of one of the couple. Sometimes they will be here because both of them really want a session but more often it is because one person wants the session and has had to convince the other to come along. That is equally divided between men and women too by the way. It is not always the woman who wants the session. Equally, the male half will want to do the session and will push his other half to come along. In the end they will always end up on the same page though, glad they came to us for a session and loving their photographs.
It is interesting to see how different men and women are with their ideas on photographs. When I ask the woman to show me images that she likes as reference for herself, they will mostly be discrete and with a soft feel. When I ask the man for his ideas, they will almost always be sexier and a less subtle. During the session we will usually cover both styles so that both achieve what they want from the session.
A typical couples photography session will run for around 2 hours. We will start photographing the woman first on her own to allow her to relax into the session. We will then photograph the man for a few special images which will usually be a cool headshot and any sexy images that his wife/girlfriend may have requested. Once both are relaxed and settled we will start on the couples images.