Update! My Boudoir and Beauty Portrait Portfolio now Viewable Online!

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Hello Beautiful Ones,

Just an update to let you all know that my Boudoir and Beauty Portrait Portfolio is now viewable on my website! Go check it out and if you love what you see, then make your way to the Contact Me page to begin planning your session! I am based in Adelaide, but happy to travel (extra travel fees may apply)!

Want to know more before you begin planning your session? I am more than happy to answer any questions you have about my packages, the planning process and the day of your session! I can be contacted via email at colettedugganphotographer@gmail.com, via the contact form on the Contact Me page or on my Facebook page Colette Duggan – Photographer.

Want to hear what other’s have to say about doing a session with myself and my team? Check out these testimonials from some of my previous clients here!

And don’t forget, I am currently running a Christmas Special (see it here) which ends on the 24th of December. Be quick though, I only have 50 of these available at 50% off the regular price!

Stay Beautiful,

Colette Duggan.

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Give the Gift of Beauty for Christmas this Year!

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Hello Beautiful Ones,

With Christmas coming up soon, I am excited to release my Christmas Package Special, giving you all 50% off the Package on offer! These sessions are the perfect Christmas Gift for yourself or for your Friends and Family!

I only have 50 of these Special Offers available, so contact me soon to secure your session! This offer expires on the 24th of December*. 

Not sure whether to book a session? Here’s what one of my past clients have to say about working with myself and my team (more testimonials are available here):

“My images were amazing! They were awesome and captured the best side of me! I really enjoyed getting to be spontaneous with the poses for each photo. I would definitely do another session with Colette!”
– Hannah Brown, Adelaide, South Australia.

Stay Beautiful Everyone!
Colette Duggan.

*Sessions must be booked by February 28th 2015.

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Redefining Beauty – One Woman at a Time!

Inspiration

Hello Beautiful Ones,

I posted this in a private group on facebook about what I want to create in the world and I want to share it with you all.

This is why I do what I do. It’s not just to have a career doing something I love (although that’s definitely a reason), but I want to do something that will reveal the beauty and light in the lives of others:

“I want to help show women that they are beautiful no matter what they look like, whether they match the image of ‘ideal beauty’ or not (because let’s not forget that some women do match or almost match that ideal and they are beautiful too), whether they wear makeup or not.

I’m not against self-improvement or the use of cosmetics for fun or to express yourself (or on stage under stage lights since it helps the audience see more than a featureless blob). However, it upsets me that women (in fact, people in general) feel that they have to do certain things, apply certain things, wear certain things in order to feel beautiful, to think that they are good enough, because they don’t automatically match that ‘ideal’.

I want to help people to see that they are beautiful, that they are good enough and give them a lasting memory of that for them to look at both on good days when they are at the top of their game and on the days where they think they look like a cat dragged through a bush backwards (I credit my mother for that saying) and feel that they aren’t good enough and shouldn’t even try, to give them a pick-me-up to remind them that none of that is true.

I want women to walk into their bathrooms (or whatever room they frequent most in the morning) in the morning and see a stunning piece of wall art hanging above their mirror (or other often viewed spot) and say “wow, I am freaking beautiful”. I want them to see their beauty every time the press a button on their phone to unlock it, as their background image on their phone or computer, on their social media accounts and feel like doing a happy dance. I want them to walk into their bedroom at night and see more examples of their beauty, whether hanging above their bed, framed on their chest of drawers or bedside table or by looking through an album, that will cause them to fall asleep smiling and happy.

I don’t want to fill the world with beauty, it’s already full of beauty. I want to fill the world with people who are aware that they are beautiful and are able to see the beauty in themselves, others and the world around them. I want people to stop comparing themselves to others and nitpicking other women’s appearances and clothing choices and begin complimenting and supporting them instead.

Just writing that has me excited by the possibilities. I think this might be my longest post yet #sorrynotsorry #adelaide #beautiful”

Stay Beautiful,

Colette Duggan.

P.S.  I’ll have a gallery of my work up here very soon, but until then, jump onto facebook and check out what I do there. Also keep an eye out for my Christmas Special for some big holiday savings on session packages! It’s the perfect gift for yourself or for your friends and family! But once I release them, you’ll have to be quick: there will only be a limited amount available!

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Smile

Inspiration

Hello Beautiful Ones,

I’ve been rather quiet over the past 2-3 weeks, but I am still here, just dealing with a busy schedule and some medical problems.

Today’s post is just a short one, but it’s always nice to share some of what I’ve been working on 🙂
Here are a couple of favourite images that Hannah chose from her session a couple of weeks ago 🙂 I love seeing the reactions when clients view their images and they love them 🙂 Makes what I do so worth it 🙂

I’ve also managed to make someone smile who was experiencing uncertainty in whether she was following the right path with her goals, which is lovely 🙂

Remember everyone, SMILE! You’re beautiful! 🙂

Stay Beautiful,

Colette Duggan.

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Gipsy Dharma is having a giveaway! These boots are amazing! I want a pair!

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Hi Beautiful Ones,

I don’t usually post these things, but these boots are amazing, I want a pair (they’d look amazing with my collection of thigh highs) and I think that you all would love them too (perhaps sometime in the future I may see some of these popping up in Boudoir or Glamour Portrait sessions)!

Gipsy Dharma are giving away an item of clothing or a pair of boots, I’m after a dark turquoise pair. Or maybe the aqua. Still deciding which I like best. You can find details of the giveaway here!

Have a look through the site and tell me which colour you love best! 🙂

Stay Beautiful,

Colette Duggan.

Introducing New Glamour Portrait Sessions! All sessions 50% off until Nov 1st!

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Hello Beautiful Ones,

I am excited to let you all know that I am officially expanding to include New Glamour Portrait Sessions, since I understand that not everyone will be comfortable with Boudoir. So until the 1st of November, all New Glamour Portrait and Boudoir Sessions will be 50% off!

These sessions will take place in my city studio and include professionally done hair and makeup, a DVD of 10-20 images for personal digital use and $100 Credit towards any prints or albums you may desire. Each session is $250 for a 30 minute session, and $325 for an hour session.

With Mental Health Week coming up, I have decided that I wish to use what I do to help fund the programs and services that help Australians suffering from a range of mental illnesses and save lives.

So from now on, I will be donating 30% of the total amount spent after each session towards a mental health care provider of your choice. Now you can indulge in a New Glamour Portrait or Boudoir Session, make a difference and feel great, all at the same time!

Send me an email at colettedugganphotographer@gmail.com with your name, type of session and which month you would like to do your session in to book a Boudoir or New Glamour Portrait Session! I can’t wait to help you plan your dream portrait session!

Stay Beautiful,

Colette Duggan.

 

Boudoir Up North

My Boudoir Travels

Hi Beautiful Ones!

Yesterday was a rare occurrence. For the first time in a while, both my husband and I managed to get a whole day to ourselves where he didn’t have to work and I didn’t have any fashion or Boudoir sessions happening.

So naturally, we celebrated by taking the motorbike out for a ride to some places I’d never been to and he’d never been to with me and we spent the day riding around enjoying the scenery.

We travelled about 370km between about 10:30am and 4:30pm and spent a couple of hours walking around a couple of the towns we stopped at too. Our planned destination was Wallaroo, but we stopped in Kadina for about an hour, wandering around looking through shops and stopping for lunch (the café/bakery we stopped at had the coolest little vinegar bottles which meant that we could have our chips the way we liked them, a little bit of chip with our salt and vinegar), and also stopped at Moonta as well for a while, looking through the antiques shop full of pretty furniture with high price tags and of course the hardware shop for my husband who likes to spend lots of his minimal spare time in the shed armouring and blacksmithing (and the rest at the SCA and with me of course 😉 ).

Here’s a map to give you an idea of how far we went (from near the South Rd overpass to Wallaroo-that’s the one in red-and back again via Moonta and another few small towns a bit further south of Moonta).

The landscape was gorgeous (though some of the roads reminded me of the road to Silverton from Broken Hill. If you’ve never been there, it’s dip city. I spent the entire 90km/h ride there and back clinging on for dear life, feeling as though I would be thrown off the bike at any moment) and a thought that stayed with me for a lot of the journey was that if I could learn to teleport, I would be happy to live out there (but mainly about Broken Hill, although the houses are quite expensive there).

However, it got me thinking about how many photographers are actually out there, especially for Boudoir and Beauty Portrait Photography. My guess would be not many, if any at all (but if you are a Boudoir/Beauty Portrait photographer out that way, comment and say hi! 🙂 ), so I was wondering whether anyone up that way would be keen to have me come out that way for a session, or perhaps even a Boudoir or Beauty Portrait weekend.

I know that living out that way creates a great deal of distance and separation from everything happening in the city centre and surrounding areas that I experience everyday and take for granted, so I’d like to take the opportunity to extend the invitation to those of you living in that area (or other regional areas in SA) to express interest in having a Boudoir or Beauty Portrait session or weekend in your area.

I love to travel (living in one area with limited travel opportunities for the best part of 19 years, with fantastic experiences when I did get to travel will do that to a person 🙂 ), so I would love to see more of South Australia and meet those of you in more remote areas! 🙂

Alternatively, if you live further South (all the way to Mount Gambier) let me know 🙂

And if you live out at Broken Hill and would love a session, let me know too (you may be in NSW, but you run on SA time which is close enough), any excuse to go back will do 🙂

Stay Beautiful!

Colette Duggan.

P.s. If you have any friends living in these areas that you think would be interested, be sure to let them know! 🙂

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Let’s make #likeagirl something to be proud of!

Inspiration

Be confident in who you are. Be proud of who you are.

Let’s stop #likeagirl from being an insult. Being a girl isn’t something to be ashamed of. It’s something to be proud of! 🙂

Stay beautiful! 🙂

The referenced video can be found here!

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See the world from a new Perspective and join a good cause! All while having heaps of fun and looking absolutely stunning!

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Hello beautiful ones!

Welcome to my blog! The first post of many and I can’t wait to get to know you all and let you all get to know me! 🙂

Today’s post may seem a little unrelated to what I do. After all, what does a student photography exhibition have to do with boudoir photography?

However, this group of amazing graduating advanced diploma photography students that I have gotten to know over the last (almost) two years have so much to offer in their respective fields, but they need sponsorship, both financially and in the form of prizes for their fundraising events.

So, until the end of November, I will be donating $50 of my session fee for each half hour session booked and $100 for each hour long session. That’s a third of what I earn from each session which goes towards helping you plan your session, the session itself, preparing your images for the viewing after your session and the viewing session itself, the rest of course going towards the cost of locations, professional hair and makeup and all the other expenses involved in organising each session. This offer is also valid for my Boudoir Weekends!

I will also donate two gift bags for every 50 comments this post gets as prizes for their quiz night fundraiser!

So get on board and support the second year Photo Imaging students’ exhibition ‘Perspective’ with me and get some stunning images and have heaps of fun at the same time! The second year students are truly talented and believe me, it will be money well spent towards a great cause! 🙂

Stay beautiful everyone! 🙂

Colette Duggan.