FEME | by Anina Harmse

BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY


Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.
~ COCO CHANEL

I want to photograph women just like you! Everyday woman. No posing experience needed. I will guide you all the way. This experience is for all woman of any age.

My vision is for women to embrace their femininity and feel inspired and uplifted during and after their boudoir session.

It’s exhilarating to see my client’s face when they first see an image of themselves at the back of my camera. It’s one reason why I love to photographing woman.

About me
I’m Anina, the photographer behind FEME.  If I’m not behind the camera, you will find me with my two boys at home or outside soaking up the sun.


FÉME PORTFOLIO


Below are some of my previous boudoir sessions.  Please note that these are posted with client permission.

I can’t think of any better representation of BEAUTY than someone who is unafraid to be herself
~ EMMA STONE

Boudoir Photography

FAQ

Q: What is boudoir photography?

A: Boudoir photography is portraits of a female celebrating femininity in a sensual way. The portraits will normally be taken in a room/bedroom clothed in lingerie, semi-nude, nude or fully covered.

Q: What sets you apart from other photographers?

A: With years of experience I know how to make my client feel comfortable and how to pose them to look their best.

Q: I’ve never done a boudoir session before. Is it normal to be nervous?

A: Absolutely! My job is to calm your nerves and guide you through every aspect of your session – you don’t need to worry about a thing!

Q: Where will my session take place?

A: Most sessions take place in my lifestyle studio, which is located in Mossel Bay, Garden Route. I’m always open to shooting in specific locations you have in mind.

Q: How will I receive my images?

A: You will receive your images on a private online gallery which is password protected.
The Elite collection includes a crystal USB.

Q: Will my photos be posted publicly on your website or social media?

A: I respect your privacy and allow each client to decide whether or not they want their photos displayed publicly. All the images I post on social media and my website you see, I’ve got permission from the client to use and share.
I’d love to show off you & your images too!

Q: I have no idea how to pose, how will I know what to do?

A: You do not have to worry about that! I will guide you all the way and pose you in the best way so your features will be brought out.

Q: Are hair and makeup styling included in the collections?

A: Makeup and hairstyling is only included in the Elite collection, but it can be added as an extra. I highly recommend getting your hair and makeup professionally done. You will feel more pampered and your natural features will be beautifully enhanced.

Q: What should I wear to my boudoir experience?

A: Anything you love and feel beautiful in. You do not have to wear lingerie if you choose not to. Think your favourite cocktail dress, cardigans, button down shirt, t-shirts, jeans, the list goes on!
You are more than welcome to browse through my wardrobe collection, but it’s always a good idea to bring your own items as well to ensure proper fitting.

Q: Do you take implied nude photos?

A: Yes! It is completely up to you whether or not you feel comfortable posing nude.

Q: Are the people featured on your site models?

A: For the most part, no. While I am lucky enough to work with gorgeous clients, the majority of the images shown on my site and blog are of regular, paying clients.

Q: Will you Photoshop my images to hide any unwanted spots, wrinkles, etc?

A: I do not want my clients to look fake and plastic in the final images. Minor edits will be made to all of your images, but I believe our imperfections are what make us beautiful & unique. If there are specific edits you want, these will be charged accordingly, depending on the type of corrections.

Q: Do you only photograph women?

A: I focus on photographing women of all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately no couple or male boudoir.

Q: How long will my images take before I get to see them?

A: After two weeks I will arrange for you to come back to my studio for the portrait reveal where you can choose your images or we will do an online viewing if you are not able to come back to the studio.

Q: How many images will I see from my shoot?

A: Expect to see around 60-80 images from your shoot. I carefully go through all of you images and choose only the best ones to show you.

Q: How will I see my images and place my order?

A: I will make an appointment with you two weeks after your shoot for your portrait reveal. We will meet at my studio and I will show you all your final 60-80 images. We will go through them all and you can choose your favourite images.
If you ordered products or decide to order some products on the day of the reveal we will finalize the design details. Ordering will only take place on this date.

Q: What days of the week do you schedule sessions?

A: I schedule my session from Monday through to Thursday. Here and there I will have a weekend available. My clients make a day of it and will most likely take the day off from work.

Q: What is the booking process?

A: You can contact me via my contact form on my website or call me at +27 82 45 4287.
We will discuss a suitable date. To finalize the booking, a non-refundable booking fee is due and an electronically signed contract.
We will create a secret Pinterest board so I can get a better idea of your aesthetic preference and the overall look you want to create.
I am just a phone call and email away, so I will be there with you every step planning your session.


Anina Harmse
info@feme.co.za
+27 82 458 4287

 

  • "Before my session I feared that I would feel uncomfortable.  Fortunately Anina made me laugh so much in-between, that there was no time to feel uncomfortable. I was amazed and felt beautiful when I saw my images for the first time. Couldn't believe it was me!
    As a woman you need to embrace your beauty. Anina has amazing ideas and will make you feel comfortable. And if you have parts of your body you’re uncomfortable with she will do her best to bring out the beauty in that exact parts. I will definitely do a photo shoot with her again."
    Mrs M
  • "A boudoir session gives a woman so much confidence and we need to celebrate our uniqueness. We all look beautiful in our own special way.  My favorite thing about my session was trying new poses. I had so much fun! You will not be disappointed if you make use of Anina"
    Mrs M
  • "I felt at ease during the whole process and loved feeling beautiful and sexy with my makeup.
    I could not believe it was me when I saw my images. They were stunning! My husband also loved it!  A boudoir session is a must. With the right photographer it is such a wonderful experience."
    Mrs H