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

Special Offers and Sponsorship

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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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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What Are You Really Buying?

Inspiration

Hello Beautiful Ones,

Today I’d like to go into more detail as to what you are really buying when you book a Boudoir or Glamour Portrait Session with me, since I haven’t really explained it properly. For that, I apologise.

After all, some of you may wonder whether it is worth paying lots of money just to get some portraits of yourself, when there are photographers out there charging cheaper prices, or when you could just take a selfie and post it straight to facebook. Why you would spend heaps of money buying prints and albums from the photographer that took your photographs, when you could just go down to your nearest BigW, get prints cheaper and buy a cheap $20 slip in album or frame to put them in?

And yes, when you look at it that way, when you only see the physical products as the purchase, buying prints and albums from the photographer seems kind of pointless and a waste of money.

But, the thing is, when you buy prints and albums from your photographer, you’re not actually buying the prints and albums (hang on, what was that Colette?) Well, you are, but stick with me and I’ll explain.

When you book and pay for a session with me, you aren’t just buying a session, you are buying an opportunity to rediscover your beautiful, confident, sensual goddess within and let her shine, which in turn, will give you a boost and fill you with a joy you won’t get from selfies.

You aren’t just buying canvas and framed prints and albums from me, you are buying a high quality, long-lasting and absolutely gorgeous reminder of how beautiful you are, which you will get to see every day.

You are buying a breath-taking reminder of that golden opportunity, which you can look back on, 10, 20, 30+ years from now.

You are buying a personalised gift that your partner will absolutely adore. Something that only you can give, which is the best gift of all.

You are showing your support for the rediscovery of beauty in every woman, no matter what stage she is at in her life.

You are showing support and encouragement for those in the world whose mental illness keeps them from being able to do things like and-in some cases-be treated the same way as everyone else and as a result, may not be able to see their beauty.

You are helping to make the world a more beautiful place. One woman at a time.

I don’t know about you, but to me, that is worth every cent.

To finish off, I found this image on facebook the other day, which addresses this (not for photography, but lingerie is also relevant).

Stay Beautiful,

Colette Duggan.

Image Credit: Image is from the Bras N Things facebook page. If you click on the picture, it should take you there 🙂

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