Alison {Love Yourself} | Boudoir Photography Melbourne

Alison {Love Yourself} | Boudoir Photography Melbourne

“I think the key is to be happy with yourself.”

Adele

 

Well, this girl, by far, had the best attitude! Entering into the next stage of her life, getting ready to share her life with her love forever and ever, she was adamant to celebrate herself! And I can only applaud her for this and be grateful she trusted me to capture her essence!

Below are some of my favourite images from the session

Emma {Love Yourself} | Boudoir Photography Melbourne

Emma {Love Yourself} | Boudoir Photography Melbourne

There is quite a misconception about what boudoir photography is. For the longest time I tried to find another word to describe the kind of work I’d be doing, but nothing seems fitting enough. So I will simply call this sessions “Love Yourself” because no matter how many times you are told that it is selfish, nobody can make you happy until you are happy with yourself first. I love these sessions because for once women get a chance to dress up, or down, and enjoy being themselves and not being ashamed of putting themselves first.

So this look for Emma, to those who know her a little closer, is perfectly descriptive of who she is. It’s even more meaningful because it was taken in her house.

 

 

Sunday Morning | Boudoir Photography Melbourne

Sunday Morning | Boudoir Photography Melbourne

She is fierce, she is passionate. She is extremely talented and carelessly giving. She embodies empathy and raw pureness. She is like many of us and like none of us at the same time. I am so lucky because I get to explore those other dimensions of the beautiful personalities I get to meet through my job.

This above all:

to thine own self be true.

W. Shakespeare

Sarah Expecting | Maternity Photography Melbourne

Sarah Expecting | Maternity Photography Melbourne

Just before moving to sunny Queensland, I got a chance to photograph gorgeous Sarah who is expecting a baby girl. To celebrate such exciting news, what could have been better than organising a session to capture her journey into the motherhood.

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.”

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Quite often we get so excited about meeting the baby that we forget to pause, be present in the moment and assess the all encompassing changes that happen when you are growing another human inside. I invite my clients to take this opportunity to look inwards and allow me to capture the beauty, sensuality and intimacy of pregnancy.

If you’d like to book your maternity session or have questions, please feel free to get in touch at hello@yanaklein.com or message me through the website.