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Bella Boudoir Photography Studio| How to choose the best furniture for Boudoir! | Boudoir Photography for Beginners

30th September 2019

Are you growing your Boudoir Photography studio? Choosing furniture that you can effortlessly pose on is hard! Furniture is expensive!  But having a few key pieces in your Boudoir studio will really help maximize you space without breaking your budget.  I recommend checking out secondhand shops or online classifieds before you go into any furniture […]

Are you growing your Boudoir Photography studio? Choosing furniture that you can effortlessly pose on is hard!

Furniture is expensive!  But having a few key pieces in your Boudoir studio will really help maximize you space without breaking your budget.  I recommend checking out secondhand shops or online classifieds before you go into any furniture stores. (You never know what you might find)!

A bed with a headboard and footboard: This is a must-have item for your Boudoir studio, and I definitely suggest investing in a headboard and footboard with your bed.  The are so much more versatile than just the bed alone.

Boudoir photography studio with a bed with headboard.

A few tips:

  • Having the bed elevated on the footboard allows you to use the footboard in posing.
  • Show off long hair by posing them with their hair over the side of the bed.
  • Having your bed off the ground will save your back!  Bending over people constantly to get the shot is hard on your body.
  • You can use the headboard to help your clients sit up straight, thus ensuring good posture in seated poses.
  • You can also headboard to rest the model’s hands/arms on in posing for bum shots.
  • Feet up on the headboard makes for a classic pose!
Boudoir posing examples on a bed with headboard.

A chair with arms:  So useful for posing clients in reclining positions! 

Different poses in boudoir photography studio on a chair with arms.

A chair without arms:  Can do some dramatic angular posing and fun bum shots!

The best furniture for a Boudoir Photography Studio - chair without arms

A couch with arms is also a great option! Here are a few examples of different poses:

A few tips:

  • Couches are perfect for elegant sitting, reclining, and (my personal favourite) “mermaid” poses!
  • They can also be used for a bum shot that always sells at my studio (see examples above).
  • Keeping your furniture on felt pads or wheels will ensure you get the most out of what you buy because you can move it around to suit the space, and pull some pieces in for some shots and move other pieces out for other shots. 
Boudoir photography studio couch with arms reclining poses.

Happy shopping! xoxo

~ Juliana, Head Photographer & Business Owner at Bella Boudoir

Reclamation Design Portraits| Bella Boudoir Studio | Victoria, BC

2nd December 2019

Reclamation Design Portraits | Bella Boudoir Studio | Victoria, BC Who says you need lingerie in your session? Not us! This styled shoot features gorgeous dresses by founder, business owner, and head designer at Reclamation Design Company – Trista Smith. The best part is that we have not one, but two dresses in our Client […]

Reclamation Design Portraits | Bella Boudoir Studio | Victoria, BC

Who says you need lingerie in your session? Not us! This styled shoot features gorgeous dresses by founder, business owner, and head designer at Reclamation Design Company – Trista Smith. The best part is that we have not one, but two dresses in our Client Closet!

Reclamation Designs is a sustainable Vancouver Island Based company that transforms reclaimed lace and crocheted tablecloths into show stopping gowns. Stars like the likes of Jessica Simpson and Pamela Anderson have rocked this local designer’s dresses and guess what… so can you!

Photographer: Juliana Wigmore for Bella Boudoir

Makeup & Hair Artist: Erin Bradley

Boudoir Studio Victoria, BC | Dark Etherial Styled Shoot

2nd December 2019

Boudoir Studio | Victoria, BC | Dark Etherial Styled Shoot Inspired by Halloween, I decided to go for a darker vibe than normal with last month’s moody styled shoot at the Bella Boudoir Studio in Victoria, BC. Candles, laces masks, and (of course) sparkles all helped to enhance the etherial looks. For the first look, […]

Boudoir portrait in victoria bc studio

Boudoir Studio | Victoria, BC | Dark Etherial Styled Shoot

Inspired by Halloween, I decided to go for a darker vibe than normal with last month’s moody styled shoot at the Bella Boudoir Studio in Victoria, BC.

Candles, laces masks, and (of course) sparkles all helped to enhance the etherial looks.

For the first look, Nicole Murray and myself styled Bella E in a silky black slip and gemstone crown. The makeup look consisted of a dark smokey eye and dark lip. Wanting to still focus on the boudoir style of the shoot, we took a traditional vampire look and made it much more glam!

To switch things up even more we styled the Bella Boudoir bed with luxurious black sheets. These sheets are on hand in the studio, so if you are looking to break away from the usual white I am more than happy to oblige! For this setting, we styled Bella E in some simple and sexy black lingerie while keeping the same smokey makeup look.

The next look was definitely one of my favourites! Bella E was styled in the most gorgeous black body suite and butterfly mask. It was pure magic and mystery! Also, black body suites never fail to be so flattering on absolutely everyone.

Last, (but certainly not least!) Bella E transformed in the most glamorous…fairy, ice queen, good witch? We can’t decide! Bella E wore one of the dresses that we currently have in our client wardrobe. Covered in rhinestones and glitter, it makes everyone look like a princess! This dress photographs so well and catches the light absolutely perfectly. For this makeup look, Nicole got creative and created the most mesmerizing silver eye look with a pink neutral lip. We couldn’t get over how perfectly the silver turned out!

I absolutely love shoots like this as they give me a chance to get creative and try something new! If you like any of the looks of elements in this shoot, don’t be afraid to ask if you would like to incorporate them into your shoot! I am always excited to try something different.

Photography: Juliana Wigmore for Bella Boudoir

Hair & Makeup Styling: Nicole Murray

Feel Good Campaign | Jaimey Hamilton | Victoria BC Photographer

25th November 2019

Our Portrait Session with Jaimey Hamilton This Feel Good Campaign portrait session from earlier this year left me feeling SO inspired! (I still tear up a little just thinking about it…) Jaimey is a local musician who is also a cancer survivor. The Feel Good Campaign (organized by Melanie Baird and Danielle Bennett) partnered with Bella […]

Jaimey playing guitar.

Our Portrait Session with Jaimey Hamilton

This Feel Good Campaign portrait session from earlier this year left me feeling SO inspired! (I still tear up a little just thinking about it…)

Girl plays guitar in yellow shirt.
Portrait of girl playing guitar.

Jaimey is a local musician who is also a cancer survivor.

The Feel Good Campaign (organized by Melanie Baird and Danielle Bennett) partnered with Bella Boudoir to make this incredible shoot happen. 

Both professionals in the beauty industry, Melanie and Danielle teamed up to provide cancer survivors with the opportunity to get glammed up, pampered, and celebrate themselves, their beauty, and their strength!

When asked to be a part of this beautiful day – our answer was of course, “Yes!!”.

All of us had a blast together! Jaimey is such a sweetheart and a fantastic musician!  We couldn’t be more proud of this warrior!

Feel Good Campaign portrait of Jaimey
Feel Good Campaign portrait of Jaimey playing guitar.

A little bit about Jaimey…

Jaimey is among the new generation of exciting, up and coming Canadian country/pop artists. Born in a sea side town located on Canada’s pacific west coast, Jaimey has used the inspiration of calming ocean waves and misty mountains, to create her own brand of modern country/pop.

Music and song craft fuel Jaimey’s passion in life, and have also been a major source of healing for her. By the age of twelve, Jaimey had been diagnosed with Leukemia three times, surviving a bone marrow transplant. Writing songs has helped Jaimey through her tough times and called to focus her natural ability to turn a phrase into great melodies.

In March 2017, Jaimey had an amazing opportunity to have a wish granted by the Children’s Wish Foundation. Her wish naturally, was to travel to the big city and record the song “Survive”, with producer Adam Alexander (composer of ‘Shattered’ by Jillea). Her wish was granted, and soon she was on a plane to Toronto to embark on her dream. A total of eight songs were produced at Diamond Factory Studio, including her current single Parachute, as well as Candy Cigarette.

Check out her music here: https://www.jaimeyhamilton.com

Feel Good Campaign portrait sitting
Jaimey Hamilton portrait
Jaimey Hamilton
Jaimey Hamilton posing for Feel Good Campaign shoot.
Jaimey Hamilton sitting posing for Feel Good Campaign

Photography by Juliana for Bella Boudoir

Makeup Artistry by Melanie Baird

Hair Styling by Danielle Bennett