Own Your Curves – Part 2

So it’s been a busy few weeks here at BCAD headquarters, and I’ve been itching to get back to you lovely readers with a follow up to my last blog which can be read here: https://blackcatsangel.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/ownyourcurves/

I’m a big believer in the saying that size doesn’t matter, regardless of your clothing size, you are still 100% gorgeous. You just need to own your curves, instead of letting them dictate to you!

Miss K recently flew down to visit me in Melbourne and whilst she was here, she booked her first ever boudoir session with me. We talked about how we would make her curves look good, and ensure a great session. I found out that her eyes were her fave feature, and there were a few areas of her body she wasn’t comfortable having photographed. We then went and picked out from my own private studio collection, some outfits for her to wear and started the shoot.

K was quite nervous, which strangely, most women are – but I told her a quote I heard a few years back which is so true.

And boy did magic happen. I was completely blown away.

Gone was the pretty girl next door, and here was the sultry siren, gorgeous glamazon, and mysterious minx whose eyes lit up full of mischief and a little hint of shyness.

It’s amazing what a bit of trust, a little laughter, some well applied makeup and a damn good corset can do for ones self confidence.

Miss K – you’re a stunner. I hope these photo’s help you see what your friends and loved ones do.

You inspire me. You OWN those curves.

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Miss K, thank you for entrusting me with capturing your true self. I know it was a big deal for you and I’m honoured that you had that kind of trust in me.

You’re an amazing lady, and I can’t wait to have you and your hubby in front of my lens again soon!

Ladies (and Gents!), if you’d like to see yourself the way that others see you, then get in touch with me via the contact form or via melani@blackcatsangel.com to book your own boudoir shoot.

I guarantee you – you’re going to be amazed at what you see.


Melani x

Own Your Curves…

As I write this, there is a beautiful, curvy, gorgeous, voluptuous woman sitting on a plane, on her way to Melbourne. A town that holds memories of both joy and sadness.

She has an intricate story and has weathered more storms than most people her age. But she’s on a mission. A mission to get her life back, to find her true strength and accept her beauty – as it is right now, and in the future.Miss K as I call her – married the love of her life in October 2011. Finally someone who would love her – unconditionally.

Isn’t it sad that we should have to put the word unconditionally into the same sentence as the word love? What has society turned us into?

Today I am on a mission too. I am on a mission to help Miss K accept her curves. I want to show her what her husband sees when he looks at his wife, and what I see when I look at my friend – someone I look up to as a sister, someone who is beautiful on the inside, the outside and everything in between.

Curves no matter how many you have – are gorgeous. Take ownership of them – OWN YOUR CURVES.

But most of all, remember that beauty is only skin deep. It’s what’s on the inside that counts the most.

I can’t wait to capture your beauty K. You’re gorgeous.
Love Mel x



D is for Divine…..

As a photographer, I am entrusted with many a wonderful thing. From making someone feel a million dollars, to capturing their wedding day, and even keeping secrets. I take my role very seriously, and discussions that take place during a shoot are never shared. I would never like to abuse this trust.

A lot of what I do is all about trust. At times I see people at their most vulnerable. They might be about to embark on their wedding day and get a dose of cold feet, or they may be pregnant and wanting to flaunt their whole body in all it’s beauty – I love capturing the beauty of the pregnant woman… It always astounds me that there’s a living, breathing human being in there… Amazing!

Other times, I am invited to capture a woman’s beauty as a gift for their husband because they are separated by distance due to work as was the case with the beautiful woman I captured a few weeks ago. A friend that I have come to see in a new light – she’s not just a wife or mother, she is a beautiful, fun, intelligent, quirky and fabulous woman who loves her family immensely.

D’s hubby works on the other side of Australia, and she contacted me regarding a boudoir shoot and I knew I had to make this something special for her – she’s not what I would call conservative, but she was also concerned about sharing ‘too much’ if you get the drift!

D is a strikingly beautiful woman – there’s nothing plain about her. She has these gorgeous soulful eyes that just – well, I can see why her husband fell for her – he’s still swimming in their beauty. She’s what I would say quietly stunning – you’ll see what I mean when you see her before shot!

Gorgeous right?! I told you!

Then the fun began! D has this awesome wall – it’s exposed brick that has been painted this amazing red and I am jealous of it! She gussied herself up in a dress that her hubby bought for her last Christmas that she’s not been able to wear as it’s a little… well… a lot booby and she’s only worn it once even though she loves it!

Being that this shoot was her hubby’s Christmas gift, we went a little Christmassy with the first few photos…

We start tame... don't want the man of the house too excited just yet!

We start tame... don't want the man of the house too excited just yet!

I wonder what you were thinking here D… Hmmm 😉

At this point we were interrupted by Master H who inherited his Mumma’s eyes….

Master H wanted some attention for himself too and with that kinda cuteness factor who am I to resist!?

Once Master H was satisfied, we got back to the task at hand… I’ll let the photo’s speak for themselves, but Miss D, you are all kinds of gorgeous! I can’t wait to get you back in front of my lens sometime in the near future! I’m glad your hubby loved your gift to him and I hope you enjoyed your day of doing something a little bit out of the ordinary. Let’s catch up for another Lemon Zing soon!

Isn't she lovely?

One of my faves - look at her eyes!

Beautiful rings...

*sigh* those eyes!

Who me?

Yes, you!

And those legs! Wow! They are never ending!

Strut your stuff!

If you would like your own day where the ordinary becomes extraordinary, then get in touch via the contact form or by emailing me at melani@blackcatsangel.com. If you make a booking through the month of January, you will receive an 8×10 framed image from your shoot free!

Love and light,

Melani x

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