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.
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.
Here is a selection of some of my favourite men’s headshots. Most people think that we only photograph women, but we love photographing men also, and of course couples. Whilst we like to soften women off and keep it all very feminine, we do have a habit of ‘grunging’ up our guys and using a harder light.
If you would like pricing and further information on a portrait or headshot session with us please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or you can find information on headshots on this link.
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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.
Rachael and her mum drove to us from Bundaberg this weekend, to our studio in Bulimba, for Rachael’s teen model folio. Rachael is dancer and her goal is to teach dance & drama in high school and possibly get a bit of modelling work in between. At 5’10” tall Rachael looked so elegant in her point shoes for her ballet images.
We offer teen model folios for girls and boys and parents are welcome to accompany their child and sit in on the session. Our images will always be age appropriate for the child and your child will be safe and comfortable. We offer posing advice and guidance throughout the session for the very best results.
If you would like further information on a teen model folio for your child please call Karen on 0402 230 669 or you can find more information on this link.