Photography by Amanda Afton
From the Photographer:
I've been wanting to get into boudoir photography for a long time, and a couple months ago finally realized that I had to set up a shoot for myself instead of wait for just the right client to come along. I live in Perth and, for reasons unknown, almost everyone I shared my ideas with either didn't know what boudoir was, or pictured the high-fashion, strappy, black, high-heels style of boudoir, and I had a hard time putting into words the softness I was going for. I believe there's a market for boudoir that's more applicable to us women, one that grasps the essence of our beauty, and that can be sexy in a way that unveils her spirit.
This shoot, for me, was a chance to stick my toe in the vast pool of boudoir photography, and start to curate a style that expresses my vision. Zarra was such a beautiful and confident model to work with and she radiates a certain amount of strength and poise that really blew me away as I was going through the images. We as women get so wrapped up in little things that don't matter - our bodies' unique marks and personalities, the arbitrary shapes they resemble or don't resemble, and the way our hair falls or misbehaves - and forget our ability to actually BLOW SOMEONE AWAY with something that's deeper than all of that. If I could remind every woman of that with boudoir photography, I'd feel I had succeeded.
Photographer: Amanda Afton Photography // Model: Zarra Simmons // Intimates: Madeleine Ruth Bridal // Hair: The One Hair and Body // Makeup: Hollie Shara Makeup Artistry // Jewelery: Blake & Bell // Furniture: Her Handpicked Harvest