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Im so excited to have time to get back into shooting my Women of Perth portrait sessions!!!

If you have ever wanted a truly beautiful photograph of yourself now is the time!!

The couture collection will be photographed in June & July and will feature woman photographed individually in my signature style in our North Fremantle studio.

Plus a gift from me to you for taking part in this project!

Im looking to get shooting these straight away over the coming weeks and are looking for women of all shape and sizes and ages

Apply by contacting the studio at http://beautifulyoubystefking.com.au/about/contact/. t&c apply

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before you walk down the aisle..

Below are a few images from Gia-Dene’s  Pre wedding shoot.  What a beautiful gift to give to a loved one but also something to do for yourself x  big love always – Beautiful You xx

Interview with life coach Elise Carr

Last month model and life coach Elise Carr visited our studio.  After her session we sat down and chatted about herself, her role as a life coach,  her insight into the world of Tantra and I have to ask her for her yummy recipe for her Naked Model Shoot Bomb Raw treats!!

Enjoy ladies till next time

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Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I’m a holistic life empowerment coach with a focus on the Divine Feminine and Yoni Power as well as sacred sexuality and spirituality. I work predominantly with women who are ready to step into and live a holistic empowered life from the inside out through bespoke one-on-one coaching, in workshops, talks and through my speaking and writing in Australia and around the world. I’m also a Reiki master, Tantra practitioner, artist and model, currently writing my second book on the power of the yoni!

How did you begin? My work must have started in the womb as I have always felt a calling to learn, gather and apply as much knowledge and wisdom as possible to assist and guide others to shine their light brightest for the greater good.

What is StellaMuse? StellaMuse is a platform to bring together all of what I do to share with an international tribe of StellaSouls so they may insight action in their own lives! On stellamuse.com I aim to inspire and ignite a flame of inner knowing, a belief in self, to fuel an unwavering commitment to a holistic life – be it by finding life purpose and changing your career, awakening your sacred sexuality personally and in your relationships, healing traumas, clearing stagnation and further expanding your consciousness to connect deeper with yourself, your beloved and unity with all.

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What events do you having coming up? My next event is the Stella Shakti Temple at Yoga Alchemy in Northbridge on Sunday August 30th. This is a sacred, safe space offering potent, juicy, wisdom to enrich, awaken and empower your life in a practical way while connecting your physical, mental, energetic and emotional selves. Part of what the women attending will learn includes how to awaken their Divine Feminine Shakti and how to apply Divine Shakti Energy in the every day. The ladies will learn about the Yoni and apply its power to change their life from the inside out. There will also be a raw vegan high tea dessert, guided mediation and workbook. Ladies can CLICK HERE for details and tickets

Any advice to woman about how to rekindle, rediscover their sexuality? Start with yourself, by yourself. As women we are programmed to give and put others first, thus wanting to please our partner before ourselves. But to truly connect with another on an intimate, heart connected, soul entwined level, you must first commit to exploring, owning and honouring your Divine self and all of who you are.

The Stella Sensual Rekindling is something I suggest to clients and which I enjoy practicing myself:

  • Start with creating a time and space just for you (on your bed, on a cushion in front of a mirror, on a towel in the backyard!)
  • Slow down and connect with your body temple
  • Breathe. Complete deep breathing has the power to transform your life!
  • Relax into the physical connection by being alert to your emotions. How do you feel? What feels nice? What makes you feel sexy? Awakened? Light? Safe? Protected? Nurtured?
  • Notice the energy shifting in your body. What are the subtle effects inside of you that you can begin to notice and become aware of?
  • Enjoy this, sit with this, breathe this in, allow it to move through you
  • When you feel ready say thank you to your perfect, Divine body temple and all that you are
  • Know you can come back here, create this space and reconnect with yourself whenever you choose

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Can you share your yummy raw chocolate recipe of those amazing treats you brought to the shoot?

Sure, my Model Shoot Bombs are a fav raw organic treat of mine to whip up for the team, to enjoy after a shoot or as an after dinner delight!

* All ingredients are organic, pure and sourced locally when possible

Naked Model Shoot Bombs:

3 cups of cashew/hazelnut mylk pulp (after you make some Amazing nut Mylk use the pulp that is left over to up-cycle as the base of your Bombs!)

3 heaped tbs of organic almond butter (I’m a fan of Artisan)

6 pitted and soaked medjool dates

½ tsp of Himalayan salt

½ tsp of pure vanilla bean powder

¼ tsp of cinnamon

2-3 tbsp of maple syrup

3 tbsp of cacao nibs

2-3 heaped tbsp of cacao powder

1-2 heaped tbsp of carob powder

3 tbsp of coconut oil (I love Wild Harvest)

3 tbsp of macadamia oil

 

  • Combine in a food processor or mix by hand for a chunkier consistency.
  • Shape into marble size or golf ball size balls and place in the freezer to set.

 

Model Shoot Bomb choc coating:

1 cup raw cacao powder

½ cup of Jarrah honey – as it’s medicinal! (For a pure vegan option you can use maple syrup, Agave syrup or brown rice syrup – please note Agave is very sweet while the brown rice syrup is not as potent, so play with your measurements for your ideal sweetness!)

½ cup of coconut oil

½ tsp of sea or Himalayan salt

(You may enjoy adding a couple of drops of essential peppermint oil if you desire an extra choc minty taste to bite into!)

3 tbs of cacao butter (melted using the double boiler technique)

 

  • Once you melt the cacao butter add your coconut oil to blend in with and combine.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until an even consistency is made.
  • Prepare a flat dish, tray or plate suitable for the freezer and line it with bake paper to ensure your Bombs don’t stick.
  • Removed the naked Model Shoot Bombs from the freezer and place them one at a time on a large fork – individually dip and roll them around in the raw chocolate.
  • Place them one at a time back on the lined dish of choice with a small gap between each.
  • Once you have coated each of them once pop the Bombs back in the freezer and allow them to set for 2-3 minuets before removing them and repeating the dipping process another 1-2 times. (Triple coated is heavenly!)
  • Once double or triple dipped return the Bombs back into the freezer and allow them to set for at least an hour.
  • Serve your Model Shoot Bombs on their own as a dessert or enjoy with a warm mug of chai or herbal tea. They are perfect after your shoot or at the end of the day!

 

If you love those you’ll also love Super Stella Bliss Bombs

 

With Love, Elise. XOX

 

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how did you find the experience of getting your photo taken

One of the most fascinating parts of the Beautiful You Studio is that everyday we are blown away by the incredible woman who walk through our door! Meet Louise she’s awesome! Louise visited the studio for new corporate shots to use across her social media and work platforms :)  I sat down with Louise after her session and asked her a few questions :)

Q – who are you and what is your profession?
​My name is Louise Archer and  I work for Toshiba Medical Systems as Global Marketing Manager for Ultrasound, based in Nasushiobara in Japan​. I’ve spent most of my life working in clinically in Diagnostic Imaging and the last 15 years in the corporate environment with Toshiba.  I love the company I work for, amazing people, doing amazing things on a daily basis..
Living in Japan is a wonderful

​cultural experience which I am really embracing.
Q – what brought you to the studio to get new corporate images?
​A couple of reasons, firstly because of my job, people need a good photo for various events and I only had an old iPhone picture that I used, it didn’t look very professional and so I thought an update was in order.
Secondly, part of the getting “into” the culture has got me writing a blog called “Just Life (in Japan)” and also writing for the tourist website “Japan Travel” amongst other things.  ​
​I worked out I have about 10 different online photos​ representing the sites and social networks I used, so I was keen to get one great photo and use it everywhere..
Q – how did you find the experience of getting your photo taken
​I loved it, it was very casual and relaxed, having hair and makeup done all in one place made it easy.   I really loved that we used natural light for the photos…  Plus they turned out great, so I couldn’t be happier.  I’ve spent the morning changing my “profile pic” on 14 different sites :-)
The makeup was also great, I left the studio and went and got my passport photo done – first decent passport photo I have ever had !
To see some of the amazing pics an stories from louise’s adventures in Japan her blog can be found here http://louozinjapan.blogspot.com.au  Also see if you can find her new updated Beautiful You headshot! looks great!

 

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what brought you to the studio to get new corporate images?

continuing our Woman of Perth project today we are featuring Sam Burling from Seuss&Co  on the blog who recently came into the studio for some new work shots we sat down with Sam after her shoot and asked her a few quick questions

Q – who are you and what is your profession? 
I am Sam Burling from Seuss & Co. I work as a freelancer and consultant managing event sponsorship and corporate partnership solutions, marketing and brand development, and events. I also spend a big chunk of my week working with the Royal Flying Doctor Service managing their corporate partnership program and events.
Q – Do you work with a lot of woman in your field?
Yes! I love to find role models within the industry or simply women who speak my language and provide feedback on their own entrepreneurial journeys – everyone has a story and I love to hear them. 
Q – what brought you to the studio to get new corporate images?
I think it’s important to have your own personal brand, especially when you have your own company and you are your very own ambassador. 
Q – how did you find the experience of getting your photo taken
To be honest, I hate having my photo taken, in fact I cringe at the thought, but Stef and her team were so lovely and relaxed it made it less of a chore and something I would recommend to others in my position.

to get in touch with Sam –  www.seussco.com.au

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Woman of Perth project – the amazing woman behind the images

 

 

 

 

 

todays blog post is today of amazing lady Clare Ryan who was in need of new head shots for work. Such an inspirational hard working woman! Ive never laughed so much during a photo shoot.. I’m actually surprised these are in focus!!! only kidding :) read her interview below to get a little insight into the day to day life behind the glossy pages of Scoop magazine xxxx

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Q –   what do you do for a job?  I have many hats at Scoop Publishing so it’s really hard to explain. I’m a fashion editor, editor and stylist. I look after our health and beauty pages as well as mens and womens fashion. I’m responsible for our main cover shoot, homes and interior shoots, as well as being editor of an additional five magazines from our homes and design series.

so whats its like being a fashion editor? It’s fun, I love it. I get to discover what’s going on with our local designers, boutique owners, and amazing talented creatives – photographers, makeup artists, models etc. I love that our publication focuses on the talent in our state. I get to be creative and I really try and push Scoop’s boundaries as well as my own.

is it as glamour as everything things?  Not at all. I’m still writing and organising things that I did when I first started. For our fashion shoot/cover I have to organise everything from the model and style/direction to the taping of the shoes and the food that we all eat on the day. It’s hectic, but I love it. I love the rush of an amazing shoot and holding the magazine in my hand once it’s printed.

whats the best and worst ( hardest ) thing about your job – The best part is seeing all of your hard work come together to produce a lovely publication. The worst? HA! Um, besides constant deadlines I think the hardest part is trying to come up with something original/new for the reader to see. Just when I have an idea for a shoot or an article, someone else prints it a day or so later, so I’m constantly having to rejig ideas and angles. I want to offer something fresh and original. Not copied.

how long has it been since you updates your corporate head shot? 10 years. My last headshot was taken on a friends camera before we were heading out to a lunch haha, I don’t think I even did my hair properly. We just took it in my backyard in five seconds.

how did you find having your hair and makeup done by a professional makeup artist? So much fun. It’s interesting how you look after having professional hair and makeup, it’s worth it.

how did you feel getting your portrait taken? It felt so odd having Stef take my picture because normally I’m with her watching the model get photographed. It was fun, I felt more comfortable outside the studio though and Stef was laughing just as much as I was. I just can’t be serious, as much as I try.

Where are you going to use your new images? I needed a few different options for work. Different magazines I work on have different markets, as well as freelance work that I do. I love the outside images because they really reflect who I am, but I love that we also took studio images because sometimes I have to give black and white headshots.

Clare Ryan | Editor  Scoop Publishing

www.scoop.com.au  to follow clare –  @ryanclareyeah  & www.clareryan.com

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bring sexy back..

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the biggest trends right now in photography is Boudoir.. yep people its making a come back.. while some argue it never left we are finding more and more woman are requesting a sexy style of shoot.  Weather it be a shoot for yourself to celebrate how god dame fabulous you are or a milestone or having worked your butt off at the gym why shouldn’t woman celebrate the amazingness of who we are and what we look like!  If you were to do a boudoir shoot what would you’re requests be?  make me look subtle but sexy?  drop dead gorgeous?  bombshell babe? would you be game to shoot semi tasteful topless nudes? or keep it sexy but covered? to celebrate the month of March and the end of summer  I’m going to be posting some thoughts throughout the month about Boudoir shoots and some different ideas to explore for when you come in for your session…  for now here is a taste  of some beautiful images we are working on right now and more to come throughout the month <3amanda3low

 

 

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Time for an updated profile shot!

I have not had a professional head shot done in over 5 yrs!  I know right..  we all know the saying a plumbers roof leaks all of that..  We finally had a free day on friday and I managed to convince my photographer friend Janet Craig to take some pictures of me in the studio.  its interesting being on the other side of the camera I felt completely not in control ( something I hate I’m such a control freak! ) but at the same time I realised I had to trust My photographer and makeup artist to do there thing.  Im very happy! thankyou team!!! so now you know this is me!!  xxx  Stef

 

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Love is in the Air… only 4 days till Valentines Day eek!

One of our favourite times of the year is Valentines Day!!  But choosing what to buy someone you love can be tough! So this year we have three Gift voucher packages to help you decide how to spoil your loved one.  what an amazing surprise to wake up to!!  All our Valentines Day packages come with hair and makeup your photo session and a voucher to put towards your photo products. Plus a complimentary bottle of champagne!!!  to get in touch email info@stefking.comau or contact Beautiful You through our contact us page xPackagesBYOU

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mums are the best..

One of our favourite shoots to do is our Mother/Daughter sessions.   When Kristale came in for her session with her two beautiful daughters I knew there was some very special shots to be made x  After Kristale’s shoot I asked her a few questions and here is what she had to say about her session..
How did your beautiful you shoot come about ?
My very thoughtful husband got me a voucher for my 30th birthday. He wanted me to feel special and have a memento of how great I looked at 30 to look back on.
Where you nervous before your shoot?
Yes very! I actually told Stef I couldn’t think of anything worse then having photos of myself done.
What was your favourite shot of the day?
The ones of  my girls  and I dressed up in pink fairy dresses it was so fun to do that with them and dance around.
What would you say to woman wanting to do a photo shoot for themselves if you could give one piece of advice?
Just relax and don’t stress about it. The girls will make you feel so comfortable and you will look amazing. I am so so happy with the way my photos turned out and really glad I did it.
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