Boudoir Shoot | LAUNCH SPECIAL

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Wedding photographer, Carissa, from Elk & Fir was drawn to photograph women in such a way that is intimate, romantic, and sometimes even erotic. boudoir shoots are not only an incredibly empowering experience for the subject, but the finished product makes a divine gift for your bride or groom to be! 

What is a Boudoir Shoot? 

You’ll be invited to a comfortable, private setting in a hotel, where you’ll be pampered with a hair and makeup session before your shoot. Carissa’s style is fresh and elegant, true to the boudoir style, which aims to be suggestive, rather than explicit. 

Sunshine Coast Only Launch Special 

Carissa has been photographing boudoir shoots for quite some time now, but as this will be her first on the Sunshine Coast, she has extended a special offer for the first shoot date, August 31. Your boudoir photo session will be at a special rate of $175* (normally $250). 
Scroll for more information on the launch offer, and a first hand account from one of Elk & Fir’s boudoir shoot clients. 

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Bride, Kirra (pictured), wanted to give her new hubby a unique and thrilling gift for their wedding. Here she shares her experience having a Bridal Boudoir photo shoot with photographer, Carissa Cross, from Elk & Fir.

Have you ever done anything like this before? 

No I’ve never done anything like this before and I had no idea what the experience was going to be like. But I had the idea of what sort of gift I wanted to give my fiancé, and I wanted it to be unique and lasting. 

Tell us about how you prepared yourself to take part in the shoot.

Carissa was the best part of the experience. In our pre meeting, she was able to show me props, robes and clothing ideas, and options that suited what I wanted.  I left the face-to-face meeting with a feeling of confidence in what the experience was going to be like, and I knew exactly what I needed to do to prepare. She gave me an abundance of boudoir guidance, including her Elk and Fir Boudoir Prep Guide (magazine) with all the ‘need to know’. 

What was the experience like on the day? 

I remember feeling nervous as the day approached, but as soon as I was in the room, it was quite comfortable. From the hair and make up to the actual photo shoot, everything felt relaxed and, best of all, I really felt so beautiful! At no stage was I uncomfortable or rushed. I still can’t pick my favourite photos. 

What was your husband’s reaction? Was it a surprise?

It was a huge surprise! He had been trying to guess what his gift was for months before I got the photos and the book back, and his reaction was priceless. He had not ever received a gift like it before and he was speechless! I am really glad that it’ll be something that he will be able to enjoy over and over again for years to come. 

What would you say to other brides considering doing a boudoir shoot?

I would say that I highly recommend doing it. I think that it is a unique gift that captures you in that part of your life and it can be enjoyed for years to come. It’s something that you can share between the two of you that is special and intimate. 

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Meet Your Boudoir Photographer

Photographer, Carissa, from Elk & Fir says of her boudoir shoots, “With my background in stage and dance, weddings and glamour, photographing intimate portraits of women really is the perfect fit for me! With my posing guidance, you will feel comfortable in front of the camera.

“And with moi behind the lens, you won’t have to worry about a thing, my style is elegant, modern and fresh! I want your images to look fierce, feminine and effortless.”

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Next Boudoir Session – Friday, August 21!

OPENING SPECIAL – $175* (normally $250) 

Package includes… 

  • Includes 1.5 hours of pampering!
  • Professional hair and makeup BY Beauty at Jessica’s
  • 40min  photoshoot with Carissa
  • Private Hotel Suite
  • Private Online Gallery – password protected
*conditions apply.


Why not hold a boudoir marathon for you and your bridesmaids?  A day of pampering, champers, laughter and beautiful imagery capturing all your beauty in stills to cherish for ever!
Then head out for a night on the town – why not! Hair and makeup already complete!

Want the experience to last?  

Choose a longer package (if you know what I mean *wink*) for up to 4-hours of pampering that includes a Fine Art Luxe album with a matching Folio Box. 

Hi, I’m Sally, Founder and Editor of The Bride’s Tree. Over the past 13 years I’ve written thousands of articles about all things wedding from tips and trends to etiquette and ideas. On this blog I bring you the best of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane weddings.