Fifty Shades of Boudoir

Posted by on 2012/09/25 in 50 Shades of Boudoir | 12 comments

One of my biggest dreams is to do a whole shoot in just Black & White and understanding that I can’t do one of my normal family shoots or weddings in only Black & White, if not requested to do so, I have decided to create a project where I am allowed to deliver only Black & White images.  On Friday evening, while socialising with some of my previous Boudoir clients and talking about the recent hype of the Fifty Shades of Grey book and trilogy set, I have decided to use the concept of the different shades of grey (the colour “grey” and not the Christian Grey character Grey) for my project.

As all know that if you mix black and white you get the colour grey.  Adding more black the grey is a darker shade, and adding more white the grey is a lighter shade.   In photography, you get different Black and White post productions too, creating different shades of grey. 

Since I did the boudoir workshop earlier in the year, I have fallen in love with boudoir more and more due to making women realise how beautiful they are by the time they leave a shoot.  Therefore, I thought about doing a project which only portrays the beauty of women in black and white images.  There is a saying that goes like this: “when you photograph in black and white, you capture the colour of the soul” and that is one of my ultimate goals.

 I am totally out-of-my-skin happy about this and after thinking and brainstorming about what I would love to achieve with this project, I am excited to launch the Fifty Shades of Boudoir project today.  It will consist of a mini-boudoir shoot. The client will receive 10 high res edited images on disc as well as one signed A5 print of the image which will form part of the Fifty Shades of Boudoir project.   I will love to publish these in a Designer Album, which will also be available for purchase, as well as have an exhibition at a gallery – all this to celebrate women!

I am ending with this quote of Ted Grant which just says it all:

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes.  But when you photograph people in Black and White, you photograph their souls!”

 DeAnna_Fifty_Shades_of_Boudoir 2014

Terms and conditions apply!

PS:  The client will sign a consent form giving DeAnna Photography permission to use the image chosen for the project for publicity purposes without damaging the client’s image or reputation.  The image chosen will be discussed with the client prior to publication, therefore getting the client’s permission to publish the image.

All images will be in good taste and of high standard portraying the beauty of a woman.

xxx

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Mader en Pauli 2 | Getroud | Buitengeluk

Posted by on 2012/09/21 in Weddings | 0 comments

 

Hierdie is die tweede deel van Mader en Pauli se stunning troue by Buitengeluk , Broadacres Leefstylsentrum.  Dit sluit in die familiefoto’s, foto’s saam met die gevolg, die dekor, en ja ek kon sommer al die foto’s (daar is baie) van die dekor wat ek afgeneem gepost het so mal was ek daaroor, die diens en die onthaal.  Geniet elke oomblik van die laaste deel van die troue!

A Vintage Affair het hulle dekor gedoen en ek sal hulle vir enigiemand aanbeveel.

My wonderlike tweede fotograaf was Soria van So Photo Studio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Hulle was ook aangeval met konfetti…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Canon 100mm Macro lens

Posted by on 2012/09/12 in Weddings | 2 comments

 

When I went to Zimbabwe to assist Jeanette Verster with a wedding at Bushman Rock beginning of September, she gave me the opportunity to use her Canon 100 mm Macro lens to do the rings shots with it.  When we got together for the ceremony she wanted to know if I used it and on confirmation wanted to know what I thought about the lens.  My first reaction was: “I think I am in love with it!”  I so want one too now!  So I thought about doing a post just about the images I got with it.  What helps is that the bride and groom had gorgeous rings!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mader en Pauli | Getroud | Buitengeluk

Posted by on 2012/09/11 in Weddings | 2 comments

Mader en Pauli bly in Brittanje en ek het haar die Woensdag voor die troue vir die eerste keer ontmoet.  Dit was so snaaks, want ek het haar gevra om my by Mugg & Bean in Clearwater Mall te kry en terwyl ek vir haar sit en wag, het regtig gedink sy is laat vir die afspraak, sit sy self en wag vir my, want nie een van ons twee kon onthou hoe die ander lyk nie.  

Hulle troue was by Buitengeluk , Broadacres Leefstylsentrum, en ek was baie verras oor die pragtige plek.   Die tema was “high tea” en was so mooi!  A Vintage Affair het hulle dekor gedoen en ek sal hulle vir enigiemand aanbeveel.

Mader en Pauli was so maklik om af te neem want jy kon die liefde tussen hulle ‘n myl ver voel.  Hulle kon nie hulle oë van mekaar afhaal nie en dit het in hulle foto’s gewys.  Dit was ‘n groot plus punt, want die dag van die troue, dis die dag na my hartsvriendin se begrafnis, was ek baie emosioneel en het gewonder of ek ooit enige “goeie” foto’s geneem gaan kry, want my kop en hart was op ‘n “ander” plek, maar ek weet ek moet nog professioneel bly en ‘n diens lewer.  Dis soos om foto’s te neem en te dink alles gaan lelik uitkom, want die seer in jou hart gaan op die foto’s wys.  Ek was so dankbaar vir Mader-hulle wat verstaan het asook my wonderlike tweede fotograaf Soria van So Photo Studio, want ek het geweet ek kan op haar staatmaak om my deur die dag te kry as my foto’s dan werklik so was.  Soos ek die foto’s ge-edit het, het ek besef dat ek stunning foto’s geneem het, maar dat dit “anders” is as wat ek normaal neem.  Daar is baie meer hart hierin as seer en ek dink dit het my gehelp om die foto’s te kry wat ek geneem het – dit en Mader en Pauli se liefdevolle persoonlikhede.

Hierdie troue was ook andersom as normale troues, want ons het eers hulle couple shoot gedoen, toe die dekor gaan afneem, die diens bygewoon en daarna die onthaal gehad.  Ek gaan die troue in twee dele publiseer, want daar is net te veel mooi foto’s om alles in een post te sit.

Geniet hierdie pragtige mensies soos ons geniet het om hulle af te neem!

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 Kyk uit vir die laaste deel van die troue wat binnekort sal volg…

xxx

 

 

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My own Moo Minicards

Posted by on 2012/09/11 in Marketing and packaging | 2 comments

 

One thing I love about Facebook is that it is almost like Google.  If you are looking for something you’ll find it there.  I recently saw a post on another photographer’s wall stating that you can get Moo Minicards for free if you are willing to add the Etsy site’s badge on your cards.  Etsy being the most amazing site where you can buy or sell handmade and vintage items, art and supplies.  So if Moo, who creates and customises premium business cards, minicards and postcards, is giving away free Minicards it is an opportunity you don’t let go by.  So I designed my card on their site, paid the postage fees and two weeks later I got my cards.  And I am so in love with these Minicards.

If I can say it myself…They are SO cute!! 

 

 

Yes, they are all Mine!! 

 

 The link to get yours from Moo is here!

 

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