Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rock 'n'roll bride!

A recent hen shoot in the Pillo hotel  Galway turned out to be a rockin experience. Our bride to be Elaine was surprised with the 'cosmo makeover session' by her friends. They even went to the trouble of making the ultimate soundtrack for her and bringing it down so we could have a bit of craic during the shoot. As Alice cooper and Metallica were blaring the ladies all had their makeup applied by Theresa Danaher and there was plenty of banter between them in the hotel room! (yes we did a group in the hotel bedroom believe it or not!)
Seeing as this was planned to be done in the  room we opted for the pyjama party look and the girls all had a lovely set each for the photo shoot. Firstly  we did the glam one to one shots for a different look followed by some shots of the bridal party and different scenarios of family etc.
On went the Pj's and all hell broke loose - pillows flying and plenty of belly laughs! We did some tongue in cheek shots in the bed also just for fun. Here are some snippets!
I have visions of them all at Elaine's Halloween wedding moshing up a storm!!

Thoughts of the morning after creeping in!

                                                                       The Gang! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Autumn Baby bump shoot

The lovely Ms D approached me for a Baby bump shoot recently as she felt it was time to document this special time in her life. Unlike myself she was brave enough to find out what sex the baby will be - we hinted at this in one image..! She was positively blooming and it showed through in her images.  We also took the time to do an original Autumn theme shot of the bump which is one of my personal favourites...afterall we end up calling our little ones 'pumpkin' often enough!!
 I have to thank her for allowing me to show some snippets from her shoot as this really is such a personal experience. x

Monday, October 17, 2011

Eileens Hen!

When Eileen decided to have a hen party she wanted the theme to be 'Fab shoes'. I have to say I gasped when I saw her shoes as I had admired them once online and they looked so amazing on!  Tattoo style shoes!! The rest of the gang surprised her with this shoot and we played a little with the burlesque style before taking the group shots outside of their fab shoes and killer black dresses!
Makeup was done by the amazing Sandra Gillen on the day and the girls were delighted to be all glam for their impending night on the town of Galway.
A big thanks to the B+B Teach na Coiribe on the Tuam road who could not have been more accommodating to the hens and to us throughout the shoot. A highly recommended hen location.....

some of the amazing shoes on display!

The stunning bride to be! 

The organiser!! Ms A!

Low res. images of the burlesque shoot  - makeup looks by Sandra Gillen.  Corsets and props Boudoir Girls.

Confetti Competition winner Photoshoot!

We are delighted to announce our 'Confetti' competition winner was Grainne Kennedy. Here you will see some snippets of her shoot including a 'before makeover' shot which gives a good indication of the different types of looks that can be achieved through makeup. Our amazing Makeup artist on the day was Theresa Danaher who gave our Grainne a soft look for her boudoir photos and a more vampy look for the hollywood glamour and halloween style photos. 
We started the morning with a cup of tea and consultation about which looks we would achieve though we had some idea prior to meeting so I could set up a 'scene' with props etc before she arrived. 
As it is near Halloween we decided to do some fun 'Pin-up style Witch' shots with a tongue- in- cheek feel.
Boudoir Girls are the first to bring this vintage pin-up style of photography to you and we offer a mobile service for groups who wish to pull off this look complete with candy coloured backdrops. Any theme can be achieved which is part of the fun and it is a more flirty alternative for ladies who do not have the confidence to do a lingerie Boudoir Shoot. It is very popular style with our Hen parties at the moment. 
 Despite Grainne never having met us before she was fantastic throughout the whole process even bringing with her some lingerie items and a shirt to complete the boudoir look. She was open to all ideas but 
being a mom herself she wanted to keep it tasteful but fun and that's just what we did. 
Many giggles, poses and outfit changes later we had plenty of amazing photographs. She did  not even have one 'blinking' one which was a feat in itself for someone who has never modeled before!
All in all a great day was had and I know she enjoyed herself which is the whole objective on these shoots - She now also has some beautiful photos to take home to her very happy husband! 
  Thanks to Confetti Magazine,  Theresa Danaher Makeup artist the lovely Grainne and also all who entered the competition. We will definitely run one again in the future!
For now we are taking bookings for that special Christmas gift - The boudoir book! We have 'Budget Books',  Delux versions and of course the cute little 'Brag books' are also available to show off your favourite killer images to your friends. Any of these books can also be done in Pin-up style instead of lingerie.  ;)

Getting ready for her makeup application

soft look makeup for her Boudoir shoot

 The Hollywood glamour look

The fun Halloween Pin-up shots:

Sexy witch!

Even Witches have to do Laundry!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Motorcycle theme pin-up session

I got a call from  Ms 'A' recently who was looking to do something original and relevant for her 'biker' husband to be. She did not want the usual lingerie shots for her other half - no, it had to entail leather jackets and helmets to suit both their style and also give him  a giggle out of the whole thing!  Having some experience in this field I was super excited to set up a scene - I did think about dragging in the old chopper from the shed but decided it would be easier to photoshop a bike in instead. The garage pump is real however and so is the ratchet!! Ms 'A's friend who was treating her came along for the shoot and we managed to throw her in for a shot for good measure!
Makeup was done by the brilliant and talented Theresa Danaher.
Have to say I really enjoyed this fun session - I welcome any unusual ideas brides may have for their husbands to be. I am certain we can pull off any theme here!
Here are some snippets of the shoot:  Well done Ms 'A'!!!
Get yer motor runnin!

Don't tell my hubby just yet!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dishy housewives in Cork!

Lisa had a shoot organized with the help of her trusty bridesmaid Susan in Cork! With lovely weather we were lucky to be able to shoot outdoors (lights and all) for the individuals and get some group shots in Susans lovely black and white kitchen - The girls were great craic and well up for some 'dishy housewives' frolics 'Boudoir Girls' style! Makeup was by the fab Ms Elaine O Callaghan who is based in Cork. x

All the tongue in cheek humor of desperate housewives!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Vintage Sailor girls in college road!

I recently had a shoot with a lovely bunch of ladies who wanted to try the vintage pin-up style shoot. Emma organized the whole event with accommodation and all at the 'Amber lodge B+B' in college road. Jenny who is managing it was such a great help to me on the day I have to thank her for set up assistance! The chalets on basement level are surrounding a bubbling hot tub on a lovely timber deck. Ideal for sipping champagne and kicking back after a hard days shopping ladies! This was part of our setting for the outdoor shoot.(well priced accommodation for those on a budget and yes it's walking distance to town!)
 Here is a peek at some shots of the fab girls.
Ships ahoy! (note the class hot tub behind them!)

The lovely bride to be!

Emma - chief organizer! 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Donna's Hen

Donna got the surprise of her life recently when Amanda her trusty bridesmaid literally sprung a sunday morning shoot at their accommodation in Sligo! As I was informed that Donna always looks her best the girls said she would be well up for it. As you can see she certainly got into character and everyone was looking so glam (yes we are talking about the morning after the wild night before so well done on that one ladies! I was warned to airbrush out any eyebags but in all honesty they looked great to begin with!
                                                    The lovely Clarion Hotel in Sligo!

                                                            Donna as a perfect pin-up girl!


Taken in the hotel bar! 

Mel and the gang!

Mel booked a hen party photo shoot with me recently in Galway at the Imperial Hotel. These girls were well up for the craic and had a selection of devil accessories with them all prepared! We tried out a few
looks and fun scenarios including the popular Boudoir Girls ' Dishy Housewives' theme! Well done girls on surprising the lovely bride to be and on the posing!
Cheeky devils!

Havin a laugh!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Danny does come dine with me!!

I'm sure anyone who is anyone will be tuning in for our fix of 'come dine with me' tonight. Our friend and neighbor Danny will be featuring on this Galway episode so excitement is high!  It was so great to see the exposure Danny is getting in all the papers especially my mad hatter shot of him in today's daily Mirror (not boasting ahem but it was great to see it nonetheless even though the buggers didn't credit me!)
He is also in the TV section in that paper!
Danny has been on the comedy circuit for some time now so it will be great to see what humor he will bring to the show. The mojito's will be out all week how will we cope.... ;)
Check out Danny's cool new website

you can check out my other promo shots on

Taken in 'Born' Galway - our favorite shop EVER! Decor clothes and yummy things under one roof!

This is the original prize winning shot I did in Born with Danny as he really is a mad hatter!