Before & After with Felicity
Before & After with Lesley
Before & After with Rebecca
This shoot was for the love of my life and business partner, Karen who has been styling, set designing and helping to pose, the women, men and couples at our studio since 2008. At 53 (in 2012) and after a year out with breast cancer, Karen has decided it is her turn to get in front of the camera and have some beautiful photos for her and the family. This goes to show that natural beauty and grace can be found in every woman, no matter her age. She has found the process and the finished shots to be a great confidence boost and a very liberating experience.
If you wish to book a session with us please call Karen on: 0402 230669 or email here.
We also filmed some of the day and made a short film which is below.
Yesterday we had a fantastic boudoir photography session with Chlo who was incredibly easy to photograph. Chlo was fun and a natural in front of the camera which made our job so easy.
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.
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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.
Danielle’s parents wanted something different to buy her for her 21st birthday and so they purchased her a glamour/portrait photography session with us. We had just moved from our old studio in Tanah Merah to our new location in Bulimba and Danielle was the third person to be photographed in our new studio which was very exciting for us.
Danielle decided to do a few portraits, a few fantasy style images in the theme of her favourite movies and a little bit of boudoir. She received a beautiful makeover with her session and will also receive a printed photo book with her favourite images.
If you would like information on a photography session you are welcome to contact us on this link or you can call Karen on 0402 230 669.
This week we photographed one of our wonderful makeup artists, Monique Torres from Zalique Makeup. We had been wanting to get Monique in front of the camera for the past 18 months but she was a bit too nervous. We managed to convince her to come in for a few portraits and we had an amazing session with her. Even though she actively avoided being on the other side of the camera, she was a natural. She has a grace and poise which made our job so easy and the results, amazing.
Now Monique knows first hand what a session is like as she is often asked by our clients. She had such a great time that she is planning a trip back with her husband for a romantic couples session.
If you are searching for the right Brisbane photographer to capture your personality and spirit then please get in touch. We would love to have the opportunity to give you amazing photographs that you never thought were possible. Monique may even end up being your makeup artist for your session.
Please call Karen on 0402 230 669 if you would like to discuss your own personally designed photography session.
Nisha’s partner purchased a glamour photography session for her birthday in March and last week Nisha made it into the studio to have her session. She also bought in a traditional Indian sari which looked amazing on our antique chair in front of our hand painted canvas background.
If you would like a glamour photography session please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or email on this link.
Jade’s father purchased her a portrait photography session as a Christmas Gift and this week Jade came in and we had a fantastic session with her. She wanted some tasteful portraits that she could show the family plus a few special images just for her. Jade had been wanting to do a portrait photography session for quite a while but had not had the courage to go ahead until her dad purchased her session. We had a lot of fun photographing her and we achieved some awesome results for her which she loves.
Jade will be receiving one of our beautiful 10 image folio boxes with her finished images printed as 8 x 12″ prints and mounted onto 11 x 14″ mounts ready to frame, or they can be kept in the sturdy black folio box.
This week we photographed the lovely 39 year old, mother of 3, Lesley who had always wanted to do a glamour boudoir session but had never had the courage or confidence.
This is what Lesley had to say about the session with us.
“I had the most amazing experience last Friday and was treated so beautifully by the amazing Dean and Karen Agar… I’ve always wanted to have photos like these taken but for what ever reason, to scared, not pretty enough, not brave enough I’ve never done it… An opportunity to give it a go came by and wow, what an incredibly empowering experience. From the time I entered their work space I was at ease, I was made up to look stunning by an amazing makeup artist, it was truly one of the best things I’ve ever done and I’m so thrilled with the results… so proud.“
If you would like information on a session with us please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or email on this link and I will be back to you within 24hrs with pricing.
Push yourself out of your comfort zone and rediscover that sexy confident woman again.
See the video of Lesley’s session below.
All of the images in the gallery above are of women over the age of 40yrs and many are of women in their 50’s.
We have all been there. Life is busy, it’s all about the kids, no time for us and most certainly no time to find that sexy, self assured woman within who was around before children and life got in the way. Not that we would ever trade that in. Never, it’s a vital part of us, but, we can find that woman again, bring her back to life and celebrate with images that will make you feel incredibly sexy, confident and wonderful for the rest of your life.
Being over 40 or over 50 years of age does not stop you from finding yourself again. In fact, it is an absolute benefit. Most women by this time are starting to have more time to themselves, kids may have left or or be more independent. There may be a little more income available for you to spend on yourself for a change and you may have a bit more free time to take a day to yourself. By this age many women have gotten over the hangups of youth. They have had children, they carry the scars of life and they are OK with that but, they would still like to feel sexy & beautiful again. They would like to see themselves in the best way possible. Not in a false way, but in the best way that this time in their life will allow.
I have been there myself. I am 56 years of age. I have had 2 children, breast cancer and have skin damage from years spent on the beach at Byron Bay as a teen. I met Dean when I was approaching my 50’s and before then had never thought of a photography session. I was way too busy with children and running a busy business. I came last. So, I was in my early 50’s when Dean and I put the time aside for a session for me, and whilst I wished I had done it years ago, I found it amazing. We had planned a session for me early in 2011 but within a week of putting a date aside I was diagnosed with breast cancer & had 2 surgeries and 6 months of chemo and radiation. It wasn’t until early 2013 that my hair was grown back enough for me to feel that I could go ahead and plan my session again. I love my images and they most certainly helped me to accept myself and be a lot more confident with who I am and how I look (especially after the toll of breast cancer & treatment). Because of this, I am very passionate about passing this experience onto other women.
We produced a video from my session which is below if you would like to have a look.
We are all different. Some of us have kept our bodies in shape and others struggle. Some were blessed with great genes and missed out on stretch marks and saggy belly, others were not so lucky. Some, like myself, have had cancer or other health issues and have scars or other problems to deal with. We can work around most of your problems and concerns, giving you images that work for you and your body. There are ways around most problems with posing, lighting, photoshop, using fabrics in a creative way and with the right outfit. You simply need a photographer with the experience to know how to work with your concerns and you will have images that you will love. They won’t be over photoshopped illustrations. They will be you, but they will be the very best version of you possible.
A photography session like this is very often a ‘once in a lifetime’ event for a woman and you must choose the right photographer for the very best results or it will end up causing you more harm than good, not to mention becoming a great waste of money. Dean and I have been photographing women for the past 8 years now and we know how to work around your problems and issues. We are in your age bracket, we know what scares you and we know what you need. A session with us may help you turn that corner and bring back that version of you that has been locked away for many years.
You simply need to take a deep breath, take a leap of faith and trust in us. We have done this for hundreds of other women and we can do it for you too. You will be nervous, of course, but that won’t last long. It might be a little uncomfortable at times, holding a pose or laying on the hard floor, but the results will be totally worth it. It will be an experience that you will always remember and will definitely be different to what you have in your head right now. We guide you 100% to make sure that every images is exactly how we want it to be. Just put yourself in our hands, trust that we know what we are doing, and go with it. You will be very happy you did.
You will absolutely NOT BE JUDGED. We have seen all body types and to us, the body is beautiful, no matter what age or shape, it is to be celebrated. It is your body, the only one you have. Learn to love it and be at peace with yourself. This experience will be an empowering one for you.
If you want to feel sexy again, find that confidence that you had many years ago, celebrate a new start in your life or a major body or life change, if you want to feel beautiful and have images for yourself most importantly, but also to give a partner/husband, then contact me today and let’s start to plan your special session with us. I am happy to discuss any of your concerns and questions. We can do this!
All of our sessions include a relaxing professional makeover (hair and makeup). After your session you will view your images and choose the ones that you wish to purchase and have edited and processed. You do not need to make time to return to the studio for a viewing.
You may choose any of our styles, or mix of styles during your session including portraiture, glamour, boudoir, nude, vintage and you are welcome to include your husband/partner if you choose for some romantic or sexy images together.
Your selected images will be expertly edited and sent to you as an online gallery within a week of your session. If you have ordered prints, wall art or a book, they will be another 1 – 2 weeks and will be posted. Our studio is very private and is situated in Bulimba (8km south of Brisbane CBD & conveniently close to the Gateway motorway). We take bookings Wednesdays to Sundays and our studio is heated/cooled for your comfort.
Contact us now for a full price list so that you can start to plan your ideal photography session and have images that will make you smile for years to come.
We are well known for our tasteful and elegant boudoir, nude, vintage and glamour photography. We are situated in beautiful Bulimba (8km from Brisbane CBD) and have a lovely private home based studio. We will style and pose you specifically for your body type. We realise that you will be extremely nervous but that usually lasts for only the first 10 minutes or so. You will very quickly gain confidence with us and you will relax and feel comfortable, even during an artistic nude session. Once you see your images you will feel very proud of your achievements and many women tell us that they feel very ’empowered’ after their session.
Because we photograph all styles of photography for women, it means that you can combine several styles in your session according to your comfort level and what you wish to achieve for your session. You may combine boudoir, nude, vintage, portraiture and glamour and you are welcome to include your partner/husband in your session for some romantic images together if you wish.
Our sessions all begin with a beautiful relaxing makeover which will make you feel amazing so consider booking a night out afterwards to take advantage of your awesome hair and makeup.
Be sure to book a session with us if you want the very best glamour, boudoir, nude or vintage photography Brisbane. Please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or email on this link.