‘Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.’ Dr. Seuss
This is one of my all time favourite quotes and in many ways perfectly sums up this boudoir experience. We are all unique individuals and the photo experience aims to capture a bit of this, find new perspectives and most importantly provide a place to play and have fun (yep that’s pretty much what photoshoots are!). There’s no right or wrong way to approach a shoot, whether you have some initial ideas or you don’t have any, whether you bring one item or one hundred (well we might not have space for 100 but you get the idea) it doesn’t matter – it’s just a space to explore, create and show your unique beautiful.
In Pip's Own Words
I recently had an opportunity to do a photoshoot with an amazing photographer here in Adelaide. I first saw her work when my friend Jessie shared some photos taken by Gianna. I was struck by how well they captured who Jessie is, not only how beautiful they are.
I was pretty nervous when I first arrived at the studio; never having done a boudoir shoot before. I knew the photos would be great, as I had done a bunch of insta stalking at this point and love all of Gianna’s work – its not your typical boudoir style with women posing in uncomfortable positions on a bed covered in white linen… its strong, striking, beautiful, and intuitively insightful.
…But I was afraid there wasn’t enough about me that was interesting or unique or quirky or fun that would come out. I was thinking “who am I anyway? And what outfits do I have that reflects that person?” And let’s be honest, I also thought “maybe I should wait a month so I can lose those last few stubborn kilos or tone those thighs first…”
Instead I jumped straight in and confirmed the booking for that week. I’m really glad I did. Gianna listened to my stories and shared hers, and made me feel comfortable really quickly. I had an amazing day and have an awesome collection of images that capture many aspects of my personality; which I have to say has actually helped me to see that all of those parts are integral to who I am. I don’t need to be one thing in particular. I am soft, tough, girly, grungy, dorky, sad, playful, thoughtful, silly, shy, brave, quiet, talkative… and so much more.