What is boudoir?
Boudoir is a genre of photography designed to capture sensual raw beauty images of women
(and now men and couples too)
The word boudoir is actually french - as original meaning was - a private room for women to sulk - but then later - a place for scandalous frolics Read More
Having a mommy - as positive - happy - bubbly - just BRILLIANT - as mine...
is such an inspiration.
She's an absolute delight to be around.
Whatever she is faced with ( in life ) - she tackles it head on
with a smile!
Mommy is one of the little pieces of the puzzle that made me WHO I am!
She is an inspiration.
She inspires me to dream - and catch those dreams.
She inspires me to be happy through the toughest times. Read More
As soon as it was confirmed that I had been accepted on to the Dreams Take Flight team - as one of their Photographers for Disneyland - I hunted high and low for my Donald Duck.
Donald Duck has always been my favourite - and I think it’s because I could mimic his voice (or at least I thought I could) - but I tried before I arrived at Disney and I can no longer do it . . . I just sound like a dying duck instead!
It was at exactly the same time that we had moved - so I was going through every box anyway - but I could not find my Donald Duck!
I did however find a letter from my little friend - thanking us for her treasure chest and Donald Duck - so clearly I thought she needed it more than me! Read More
Today we get our KEYS! Woohoo!
In three days - we get to move into our forever home!
New [outdoor] studio.
No more dull beige walls to stare at when I’m in thinking (ok - distracted) mode - I don’t even have a pot plant to look at!
But it’s ok - because in just a few days - not only will I potentially have a beautiful floral arrangement sat pretty on my shelves - but I will have a whole forest of trees to gaze into - as I ‘work’!
And I’m sure my work motivation will kick in once the novelty of new has gone - and it has sunk in that this is it - our dream has come true! Read More
Let’s do the ‘try before you buy’ thing!
It’s been a pretty wet summer - so far - but we’ve still had quite a few stinking HOT days!
Days I’d like to call ‘ice-cream' days - where salads and exercise go out of the window (well - sometimes, I WALK to get the ice cream) - and we indulge in a sweet, refreshing treat instead.
And the best thing about going for ice cream cones - is the sampling of every.single.flavour - just to make sure we pick the perfect one (or two) - before committing to an entire scoop!
You may not be able to make up your mind - but as soon as you taste THE one - you just KNOW!
Try before you buy! Read More
Wedding Party gifts to say THANK YOU!
You’ve said your ‘I LOVE YOUs’ with a gift to each other.
Now it’s time to say your ‘Thank Yous’ - to your Bridesmaids and Groomsmen - with wedding party gifts.
The wedding party gifts can be a small gesture of appreciation - or a HUGE thank you - whatever your budget. Read More
At 33 years young (and six days - already!!!), I was expecting to go out for a few drinks with my friends - shopping with hubby - and a ‘family’ dinner with our Canadian family.
I wasn’t expecting prezzies!
Well, maybe from my hubby, hehe!
But not from my friends - my ‘family’ - or even my mommy (because I have told her several times that she really doesn’t have to - but she wants to - and I can’t say no to that).
I have received such beautiful gifts this year - my antique tea set is now complete - I have brand new (bright white) converse - and plenty of nail polish colours to get me through the seasons!
Thank you so much - I LOVE them all! Read More
Why are Engagement Pictures such a good idea?
Most of my lovelies are camera-shy - avoid being the centre of attention - and therefore have probably never had a professional shoot done before.
So - with that in mind - do you really want your wedding day to be the first time that you experience a ‘paparazzi’ ? - that you experience a professional photo shoot.
Especially when you will already have a million and one things to think about Read More
Thinking out loud!
This morning - I woke suddenly from my sleep.
My dream was basically an episode of the Walking Dead - abandoned buildings and deserted towns that I would move on from - leaving those that I just met, behind. - leaving in my Mini Cooper that climbed stairs and packed up into my pocket when I had no need to drive.
I ended up stood with my mom and dad - in an office full of women who gathered and listened intently to my daddy as he raved about my achievements - and the model wine bar I’d made at school.
But there was another man in the room too - and he was stood inappropriately close to me. I didn’t know this man, but yet he had his arm weighing down across my shoulders. I felt uncomfortable. Read More
Face YOUR Fears - like I did!
Twenty-one years ago - I was abandoned up the Eiffel Tower!
And 38 years prior to that - Audrey Hepburn apparently got ‘lost’ up the tower too!
I was shopping for souvenirs - and when I came out of the store with keychain in hand - my school class had gone.
They can’t have gone far - surely?!
But they had.
I searched for them - and found no-one - they had left me.
At twelve years old - I was stood alone - in a foreign country - up the Eiffel Tower! Read More