What is a Boudoir Shoot

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Looking for a boudoir photographer Cape Town then you have come to the right place! Welcome to Boudoir By Kelly.  We are a two-woman team who focus on bringing out your inner self confidence and empowering women through beautiful boudoir photography.

What is the point of boudoir photography?

Boudoir photography, also known as intimate portraiture is a genre that focuses on bringing about a change in the way you see yourself by having photos taken of yourself in lingerie. Sounds daunting, I know, but once you're here, it is an exhilarating experience! We want every woman, no matter what body type to feel comfortable, sexy and confident in their own skin.

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Reasons to do a boudoir shoot?

Each woman has their own reason as to why they want a lingerie shoot. It could be to boost the way you see yourself or to celebrate a milestone such as losing or gaining weight. It could be that you want something extra special and unique to gift to your partner or just because you want to! 

Shani, our pro hair & makeup artist will take care of your hair and makeup and I will help you to choose the best pieces from your wardrobe. We insist on having a pro do your makeup. Why? Because not only does it help you to relax and get to know us a little better, it also makes the world of difference to the way your photos turn out. Skin tone matching and knowing when there is just enough makeup to make you shine is what Shani does best!

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Overall a boudoir shoot is a photographic style that features more intimate, sensual aspects of a woman.
A boudoir shoot is an experience that takes you through a journey to let go of your insecurities and doubt. In turn to celebrate the parts of you that you are confident about.
Boudoir photos help to show your authentic, beautiful self.  Take a look at our portfolio to view our client's sessions.
A boudoir experience is more than just when you "reveal more". Furthermore It is when you embrace you for everything you are. In turn  when you love yourself in your own skin and celebrate it with confidence.

How much does a boudoir shoot cost?

We have a variety of packages to suit your budget. This is a bucket list experience that we want every woman to have. Our packages include 1 to 2 hours of shoot time, unique to you professional hair & makeup that will highlight your natural beauty, a beverage of your choice and professional posing guidance and direction from me, your photographer. Feel free to view our packages here.

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What happens next?

You are welcome to have a 1-on-1 consultation with me over a cup of coffee or online to discuss your session. Once you have booked your boudoir shoot date, you will receive a guideline on what outfits to bring and a short, fun online questionnaire that helps me get to know you a little better. When you arrive for your shoot, we take a look at your outfit selection and then decide in which direction your make up look will go to compliment your lingerie.

Once you are pampered, we begin your shoot with some easy poses to get you used to the camera and, voilah! 


I then select the very best from your session and edit them to perfection with a variety of colour and black and white images. 

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Spoil yourself or a special someone with a beautiful printed album of your boudoir session. I offer albums as an add-on. These albums are 20x30 layflat wibalin albums that are black. The cover can have a custom message. They come packaged in a discreet black box for privacy. They have 20 pages (10 back and front).


I assist in the design, approval and communication with the printers so that you can sit back and relax.

I also collect your album personally due to the nature of the contents.