My name is Renee Lee and I'm the owner/photographer of Be.Boudoir.
I help women of all ages and body types to see, feel and believe in their beauty through the art of photography.
I know how nerve-wracking it is of the thought of being photographed in your underwear by a complete stranger, (I've done two boudoir shoots myself!) so here are 10 facts about me so you feel like you know me a little more before you hop in front of my camera in your skimpies!
I've been with my husband for 15 years now, married for 8. He is my best friend and number one supporter of all of my crazy ideas and dreams, which change on the daily! (And he happily goes along with my newest ideas and ventures!)
I have an 18 year old daughter (yes I really do!) who is currently serving in the Australian Army. (super proud mum moment!) I'm new to becoming an empty nester and I'm now exploring this new chapter of my life, rediscovering who I am after being a mum for the past 18 years.
I'm a roller derby girl! I may be a gentle person, but on the derby track, I can be quite competitive and love a good smashy smash – playing within the rules of course! (if you want to know what my derby name is, feel free to ask!)
On the opposite end of the spectrum to derby, I love practicing yoga. I love relaxing and winding down with some yoga after a busy day or week and look forward to my yoga sessions.
The biggest loves in life after my family, have to be dogs! I love love love them and can chat all throughout your boudoir session about dogs if you let me! We're currently looking at adding a new furbaby to our family in 2019, and you might even get to meet the little munchkin in the studio during your shoots!
I'm a huge F.R.I.E.N.D.S fan, (I've seen the entire series more times than I can count!) and you might find me referencing F.R.I.E.N.D.S quotes during your shoot if the moment arises. Some people don't know what the heck I'm talking about, but those who are also fans, certainly do!
I love to travel and still have many places to visit on my bucket list. I can't say no to a good ol' road trip – they are the best things in life! My favourite destination though, has to be Hawaii – I've already visited there twice, and will certainly be back again in the near future!
I'm a super organised person and nothing gives me more satisfaction than crossing things off of my to-do list!
I have an interest in self improvement and am always making new goals to reach. I strive to be a better person and live my best life. If I've got my nose in a book, good chances are that it's a self-improvement book!
I see myself as a very positive person, and have a way of finding the positive in even the worst situation.
"I love working with Be.Boudoir clients to help them accentuate their best features and compliment their outfits for their shoot. My favourite boudoir look is soft sexy curls, nothing too structured, with a sultry eye and soft lip colour. I love using lashes as they really make the eye pop in the finished images."
"I love working in boudoir as it gives me great pleasure seeing clients feel so good about themselves after they have been in my chair, giving them the confidence to absolutely rock their shoot. My favourite look is a sexy wave in the hair, soft smokey eye and a soft pink lip. A definite must is lashes but not too big."
"My signature boudoir look is a sensually smoked out-matte eye, with flirty lashes, paired with a silky foundation base and soft 'just bitten' lip. This look is complimented by a just-out-of-bed hair style, that screams seduction. I love boudoir and the clientele that I have met through the years. It is more than just outer beauty, more than confidence, it's a metamorphosis."
"I love to pamper people, and give them an extra boost of confidence and self-love by enhancing their outer beauty, which in turn makes their inner beauty shine even more! My favourite boudoir look is classic vintage waves, a bronze smokey eye and red lip."