Jude Boudoir Photographer

Why I Shoot Boudoir

Jude Boudoir Photographer

Although I love shooting many genres, it is working with women, and specifically boudoir photography that I am completely in love with.

Sometimes I find it hard to put into words why I love boudoir photography. To me, it is so much more than gorgeous photos of women. It’s about self-acceptance, body positivity, and art. It is about getting glammed up and laughing your butt off. It’s about the transformation that takes place between the time you walk into my studio and walk back out that door. It is about feeling beautiful, about loving yourself the way you are, and that is something I believe every person deserves.

I started shooting boudoir photography because 99% of my female clients (all genres) tell me, is that they never had a photo of themselves that they liked. That they aren’t photogenic. That they need to lose weight first. And the list goes on and on. But I saw the beauty in everyone that came in our door. I believed I could show any person see what I see through my camera.

Women tell me they feel they can’t look “that beautiful” because they feel too tall, weigh too much, or have too many stretch marks. I loved showing them the images from their shoot and showing that they CAN, in fact, feel beautiful. Seeing their reactions to their pictures changed me. From that moment on, I knew I had found my passion.

It is now my job to be a mirror for my clients. Not the mirror that the world shows you that shames you, but the one who sees past all of the lumps, bruises, and imperfections. The one that shows you your sparkle.

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The transformation

When my clients arrive in the studio for the first time, they are usually nervous, and excited all at the same time. Once they sit in the chair for hair and makeup, the transformation begins! At this point, our clients usually begin to feel a little more at ease, and begin to relax. The client slowly starts to shed those signs and feelings of nervousness and anxiousness.

Next, I take my client through the studio, we’ll go through her wardrobe and show her what pieces I think will photograph the best! Then we start to shoot. I always start the first series of photos on the bed, that way you can get comfortable, breathe, and relax! I like to show a few photos in the beginning, that way you can see, YES you look totally amazing.

At that point, I can typically see my client breathe a sigh of relief. We go into each set, then the next and work our way through the studio and the outfits. By this time, we’re usually cracking up, and having a great time. Those nerves you had before your shoot? Gone! This is also when my clients really nail down their sexy eyes and you can really see that something “clicks” with them.

After we finish our shoot, and start the reveal, they will have an experience they will remember forever! I love showing my clients their images for the first time. It’s THE BEST part.

After the shoot, the client goes for lunch, and in that time I sort out the best portraits and create a special presentation for the big screen. When they see themselves, unretouched that is, on the big screen, their jaw drops. They finally see it. A piece of themselves they never saw before. This is how I see them, how their spouse and friends see them.

When they walk out of my door, they are a different person. They have grown. Their head is held a little higher. They feel confident. They love themselves a little more.

Confidence… It is everything. In your relationships, work life, family life, confidence is SO important.

Jude Boudoir Photographer

A bit about me…

I am a Dutchy, moved to Australia 9 years ago, which was the best decision ever and am now a very proud and happy Australian citizen.

I am a (single) mom of 2 amazing teenage boys, I am a fur mum of our 2 gorgeous cats and a business owner. I am a free spirit, LOVE everything beach and ocean, love travelling and camping off the grid, and once my boys are older I aspire to become a gypsy. Traveling Australia and the world, helping women boost their confidence and healing animals.  I ADORE the sun, I think because back home we didn’t have much of it. I love spending time in nature. It recharges me, makes my busy mind quiet. I am vegan, and because I love animals so much and want to help them, I am learning to communicate with them. I’ll keep you posted of that journey in another post! I love spending time with my friends. Having deep conversations, or a dance in a club. I love making art, although I’ve got a lot of learning to do! I am a true Aries, passionate, motivated, driven and impulsive. I always try to find the positive side of things. I am a direct Dutchy, can’t help that but I am always honest 😏

I am many things, but confident about my body after having my babies was not one of them before having my own shoot! It honestly has made a huge difference for me. It changed me. It gave and still gives me my daily dose of confidence when I look at them.

New insecurities have popped up, mainly about my wrinkles and older looking skin, so recently I did my own branding session to conquer this. Luckily the photographer totally understood where I was coming from and helped me push past my comfort zones (in a positive way) and, I must say, the results are astounding. I love every single one of them.

Going through the whole process reminded me how my clients feel. Nervous, looking at all their flaws and doubtful that they are gorgeous.
I still don’t like my wrinkles but I am trying to come to peace with them. I look at my portraits and try to see what others see. I am becoming more gentle towards myself, and proud where I am at in my life.

My passion is to help all women realise how incredible, beautiful, and strong they are. I love inspiring women to feel empowered and confident. I show them how beautiful they are from the inside out with the most gorgeous photos they have ever seen of themselves. This is what makes my heart sing.

For me, boudoir photography is about the acceptance of who you truly are, and your body. I am incredibly proud to be able to help women celebrate where they are in their journey of self-love. I want women from all ages, with all body types, from all cultures to love themselves. Imagine a world where all women love themselves.

Let me help you on your journey, and show you what a badass you are too!

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“Yep! That’s me at my boudoir shoot!

Like most women, I was a little nervous, but knew these photos were going to help me heal and would invigorate to start loving my body. I did this 5 years ago, and it is still displayed proudly on my walls. I often look at them and think, wow is that really me? I’ve come a long way and still have self-love issues, but I am trying to work on them one by one. So that each day I get closer to fully loving my face and body how it is. A gift, a miracle. Is it hard work? Hell, yes it is! Is it worth it? Absolutely!

For me, boudoir photography is a celebration of your body and who you truly are. I love helping women to celebrate their bodies, their battles and their victories. Let me show you your sparkle. Let me remind you how to love and be proud of yourself.

A boudoir photo shoot is a perfect way to practice self-love and spoil yourself (you deserve it). If you want to boost your confidence, a boudoir or glamour shoot is definitely for you!

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