HELLO BEAUTIFUL!!! MY NAME IS CANDICE...
…and I am in the industry of beauty. Not your general beauty, you know hair, nails, all that fun stuff. I mean real beauty. The beauty that comes from inside. The beauty that screams CONFIDENCE! The beauty that says I AM A BEAUTIFUL, SELF-LOVING, EMPOWERED WOMAN!!
Boudoir is my FAVOURITE genre of photography. I dabble in other genres. I'll do the odd maternity shoot, newborn shoot, etc. As long as they're natural, and real.
But BOUDOIR!!! It allows me the opportunity to transform women into the beautiful bad-asses they know they can be.
My philosophy, the reason I specialise in Boudoir photography,is to inspire self-love, while empowering and increasing self confidence. That's massive. By changing a person's mindset about themselves, I can change their complete outlook on the whole world, and the things they can achieve for themselves.
I believe that boudoir is for anybody and for every BODY! The sexiest feature on a woman is her smile, a genuine smile, or a belly laugh. I also believe that boudoir is about you, and you alone... To give this as a gift is just a bonus. Once we're done with our shoot, you'll believe this too.
Boudoir photography is for EVERY WOMAN!! I don't care how much you weigh, or how old you are, you could be divorced and looking for that release, you could be a mom of three and looking for affirmation, you could be the typical "girl next door" and looking to rock your sexy, you could even just be doing this for yourself. Whatever the reason, THIS IS FOR YOU!!!
Just to make my point even clearer… I'm talking directly to YOU, BEAUTIFUL LADY. Let's get started… Let's make you feel SEXY!!
ON THE OTHER HAND...
I do dabble in your everyday lifestyle photography. Because I love to make people happy. I love seeing the joy in a dad's eyes while he's holding his newborn baby. I love seeing the LOVE pass between parents-to-be during a maternity shoot. If you'd like a little shoot like this, THEN LET'S MAKE THAT HAPPEN TOO!
THE PERSON BEHIND THE LENS...
I am a thirty-something (let's not give too much away) mom of two beautiful little babies. I say babies, because in my eyes, they will always be my babies. But honestly, they are two little monster toddlers, running around, growing up and needing me less and less everyday. I am married to the most amazing man in the world. I say amazing, because he will drop everything in a second to help me out with life. If I need him to look after the girls for the whole weekend by himself, he will. If he needs to cook, he will go out and buy whatever we want. If I had to say jump, he'd most likely ask how high. Not only that, but he has faith like potatoes. God is ever-present with him, and me, and our whole family.
Strange to think that a Christian girl would be doing something like Boudoir Photography. It is, but I believe in what I do.
I got into Boudoir a little bit by accident. I had decided to do a shoot so that I could have an album made for my husband. We were only engaged then, and I wanted to get him something kind of for the wedding night. I was super nervous because now I was going to be semi-nude in front of a stranger. I was definitely lacking in the confidence department because I was slightly overweight, had stretch marks and cellulite, and I'm short. As in, no legs. But, the photographer was amazing, and she made me feel amazing, and I really enjoyed it. When I received the album and photos, I was amazed at how good I actually looked (she does not do photoshop). And my confidence levels went through the roof. It was so empowering. It felt like I could take on the world.
Because of that, I felt a need to do the same for other women. There is just too much stigmatism attached to us for the way we look. We need to eat certain foods. We need to dress in certain ways. We need to look a certain way. We have to be tall and skinny. We have to have perfectly wavy hair. Media has dictated all of this to us. But very few ordinary women look like that. It's ok if you do, but it's also ok if you don't.
I love what I do. I love making people happy. I love making a woman feel the way I did.
So, what can you expect when booking a shoot with me?
Well, for your day-to-day lifestyle shoot: You contact me. You tell me you want natural looking photos of you and your loved ones. I listen. And then, fun, fun and more fun. I like things to be pretty natural, without much posing. Of course, I'll be there directing you and helping you along the way. But, for the most part, it's going to be a really fun day out.
Boudoir on the other hand… You contact me. You tell me you want to feel sexy and beautiful and confident. You tell me what you envision. I listen. We brainstorm. I send you an AMAZING guide that will help you with your experience. A few days before the shoot, I will touch base with you. Make sure about all the details, and check up on you. On the day of the shoot, you will walk into the BEAUTIFUL room, all set up just for you. You'll be greeted warmly, and the makeup artist will do her thing by enhancing your already beautiful features. We'll chat and get comfortable. You and I will discuss your wardrobe choices. We'll put your first look together. I WILL BE WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. I WILL SHOW YOU EXACTLY WHAT TO DO. THE. WHOLE. TIME.
I direct you every step of the way. We will change your look. We carry on for the rest of the shoot. You're having so much fun. You can't believe how time is flying by. You're pumped, and feeling super confident, and super sexy. You want to do this again. You'll receive a notification from me 2-3 weeks later saying your photos are ready. You're so excited. We either meet up again, for you to have a look at them with me, or I send you a link to your very own private gallery. You'll choose your favourites. You're so proud of your photos. You order an album. You receive your album. You love it so much, you don't want to give it to anybody.
YOU. FEEL. AMAZING!!!