Why I Shoot Boudoir Photography

Brisbane Boudoir Photographer

Why I Shoot Boudoir Photography

Why I Shoot Boudoir Photography…

Why did I choose the genre that gets a bum deal from all social media & that is a little taboo?

Because there is nothing wrong with feeling sensual, feminine & desired.

All women deserve to feel empowered, celebrated & cherished. I can show women through my lens with love & sincerity how to start feeling more confident and in love with yourself.

So that is why I do what I do.   



Although I have loved shooting many genres, it is Boudoir photography that I am completely in love with & with every woman I photograph I become more & more passionate about how Boudoir can empower & allow women to change the direction of their lives for the better.

Jodie Lea Boudoir Photographer owner of Studio Sensuelle

I shoot Boudoir because I love celebrating diversity and empowering women. I love inspiring women to feel more confident in themselves for who they are right now. It has transformed my life to be more fulfilled & I feel like I have found my true calling.  Being a Boudoir Photographer has got me out of my comfort zone as well & connected me with a greater sense of purpose. I couldn’t be more grateful for finding my passion, I love being a Boudoir Photographer & I take what I do very seriously & understand the magnitude of how delicate this type of photography is. 

So hey Beautiful, my name is Jodie and I am your Brisbane Boudoir Photographer and Makeup Artist. I have been a photographer for over 19 years & doing makeup for over 30.

As a Boudoir Photographer in Brisbane, I see an array of different women come out of their shells. Women of all different shapes, sizes, backgrounds, sexualities, styles, levels of naughtiness & personalities approach me wanting a breakthrough in confidence and owning who they are. Photographing so many different women has given me a greater appreciation of the female form; we’re all goddesses really we are! It has given me faith in humanity. No matter what our differences, we all have the same longing to belong, be loved, and feel happy. I have learned so much from my ladies over the years, including Laser!! Omg! lol

A Boudoir shoot is all about owning who you are and celebrating what makes you, you. If I had a dollar for every time a client said that the photoshoot boosted their confidence, and they loved way more photos than they thought they would, I’d be in Bora Bora! But this is seriously the reason why I am A Boudoir Photographer. 

Boudoir photography will change the way you see yourself. You will finally see yourself as other people see you. You’ll be pleasantly surprised and see yourself in a new light. Stepping out of your comfort zone into sexy lingerie, Angel Wings, or cuffs and collars will transform you with bold energy. Plus, a boudoir photo shoot is a perfect way to practice self-love and spoil yourself (you deserve it). If you want to boost your confidence, a boudoir or glamour shoot is definitely for you!   Check out the gallery here to see some of the Queens who have had their experience with Studio Sensuelle.

My passion is to help all women realise how amazing, beautiful, and valued they are. I love inspiring women to feel empowered and confident. I show them how beautiful they are from the inside out with the most gorgeous photos they have ever seen of themselves. It’s what I live for; Empowered women, empower women. I believe that a photoshoot will enable you to believe in yourself, so this is what I strive for. You will find a new level of confidence that will change your energy and your vibe, which in turn will change the way you live your life. Wouldn’t it be great to live a life you have always dreamed of and you are not held back simply because you didn’t think you were worthy enough or deserved it?

So if you want to

  1. Stop comparing yourself to others,
  2. stop feeling you aren’t good enough,
  3. stop feeling you are not lovable
  4. stop feeling you aren’t sexy
  5. stop feeling you won’t look as good as the other ladies I have photographed.

& If you want to feel the best you have felt about yourself for the first time in a long time if you want to be that girl who goes for it & says-“Wow I never thought I could look that sexy!” Then a Boudoir experience is exactly what you need.

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Get to know Jodie Lea, Brisbane Boudoir Photographer

I love travel I have been to over being social, love a good laugh, love a glass or two of champagne  I’m a dog person, I camp, I stand up paddleboard, I should do more yoga and I love my family. I’m a Leo, which in the star sign world means that I am fiercely loyal, passionate, positive, happy, and a bit of a romantic (those who know me will agree with these attributes). I believe in the law of attraction and that vibes mean everything. I believe you can feel a person’s vibe/energy before they even start talking to you, like when someone enters the room. I believe that happy vibes attract more happy vibes and that you can be happy at any size, or age if you allow yourself to be.

It’s not what you look like it’s how you feel about how you look.

Some of my ladies have said that people at work who don’t even know they have had a shoot say to them: So why are you so happy today?” “There is something different about you today…” If that isn’t a change in their vibe I don’t know what is. I absolutely love hearing these stories. I love hearing the stories of women who feel like they have gained the confidence to find love, to feel better about themselves, and to accept themselves and their bodies. We are not just bodies, we are the souls inside. Which is what I want to capture, I want to capture your soul coming through your eyes, a smile, a real smile none of his fake shit. I can tell and I will call you out! Lol  I won’t get the real you unless you are comfortable either which I also feel is really important to do when you are in a vulnerable shoot. I want you to see a sexy side, a sensual side, a feminine side you may not have seen for a long time. Let me show you babe. 

Brisbane Boudoir Photographer


My photography Story

I practised photography from an early age and was obsessed with black and white photography in high school. I shoot all my Boudoir Shoots in black and white today, don’t worry they turn back to colour once I start editing. I am very “easily distracted” so colours & shiny objects take my brain on another tangent lol. I didn’t shoot professionally until about 2005 (wow, I can’t believe that was nearly 20 years ago) when digital cameras finally arrived and I found it financially easier for me to start shooting again. I received my first digital camera and I was in action straight away. I took photos of my baby girls & of agaves and rocks and framed them in my bathroom. I was told they were beautiful and I should start selling them. So I believed them and I started selling the photographs I was taking in my garden!


Before I jumped into being a Brisbane Boudoir Photographer, I started as a photographer/buyer/designer of homewares for my own unique party plan business. Jodie-lea Creations traded successfully from 2005-2008. I developed my own homewares party plan business where I sold my wall art and homewares including candle holders, lamps, bowls and photos of frangipanis, agaves, rocks, and natives. I shot, printed, produced, painted, and designed these myself. 


After having this business for three years and loading and unloading the car so many times, I felt like I needed a change & wanted to embark on more photographing people & learning as much as I could about the industry. I attended Photographer lunches & met amazing photographers in Brisbane. I started working full-time at a Prolab when the girls were in middle school. I then started shooting weddings for well-known Brisbane wedding photographers on the weekend while I worked full-time. I loved shooting weddings as it suited my ‘fly by the seat of my pants’ shooting style. I met some of the most wonderful people while part of the photography and Prolab community and most are all still my beautiful friends. 


After working my way up to being their product photographer, marketing and The Pro liaison Rep & working there for over 7 years, I was feeling like I wanted to do more photography  I decided to start to take some lighting and photography workshops to improve my skills. It was at the first lighting workshop that had nothing to do with boudoir photography, that I had my “lightbulb moment”. It just hit me like a lightning bolt, boudoir photography was what I wanted to do with my life. “That’s it!”, I thought. I was going to be a Boudoir Photographer! I had never felt so sure of anything in my life! If you know me, I can’t even choose what to wear most days, so this was an epic moment to say the least.


I went home and ran inside and said to my family “I know what I want to do!”. So we changed our house around (which, may I add, ended up being even more livable and made our lounge room into the studio. The Boudoir Studio is all at the front of the house along with my gorgeous powder room & consultation room. I feel like the studio is in the perfect spot and according to Feng Shui beliefs, it is in the relationship corner of our house, honestly, everything that fell into place.


I spent the first year deciding on the perfect name, setting up a beautiful space, building and writing my website myself, perfecting the experience, finding the perfect products, and practising my posing. I have had the studio for over 9 years now. These first six years were some of my most rewarding working years and some of the hardest. The old saying kept entering my head “If it was easy everyone would be doing it, right?” I have now been a Boudoir Photographer for over 9 years & I am in a brand new studio now which is super exciting! See more of the new studio coming up in the private group on Facebook & on Instagram. 




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Photographing and allowing women to be vulnerable in a safe space and to be able to reconnect with their true selves, their femininity, and their sensuality is paramount to giving a uniquely nurturing experience.

I want to teach women they are worthy of a luxury experience for themselves. I didn’t just want to be like every other photographer doing everything from newborn babies to weddings to Boudoir. Specialising in the Boudoir genre allows me to give women the attention and the luxury experience they deserve. Concentrating on just one genre allows me to be a specialist in my field & I know I will give my ladies the most professional, profound & personalised Boudoir Experience they deserve.

The VIP Ladies Only Private Facebook Group- For Your Eyes Only

As well as being the owner of a successful Boudoir Photography business, I also enjoy running the VIP Ladies Only Facebook Group “For Your Eyes Only” This group has just grown beautifully & organically over the last 3 years & I have to pinch myself sometimes because it is full of supportive, wonderful, strong, inspiring women that I know have my back & I have theirs. Who would have thought a Facebook Group would become such an important part of so many women’s lives? We have had in-person Events & have gone on Excursions together. Each time we meet more of our members & more become close friends outside of the group. It is just so heartwarming, It is also a place where the ladies see the real me, the raw unapologetic me, sweary & all. lol, You will also see more of my recent work & secret mini Slideshows of our group members who have had a shoot. I just love the connections I have made & there are so many beautiful women in the group I now call my friends. Below are just a few photos from our last excursion to a Burlesque Show, it was such a great night!!! I cannot wait to do it all again! So not only was this a fun night it also was a learning night & was a game-changer for many women who attended. The Vanguard Burlesque Show has a diverse range of gorgeous performers & it proved to the ladies that you don’t have to be a skinny mini to get up on the stage & have confidence. It is a mindset & belief in yourself & no one else. It was indeed an incredible night for light bulb moments as well. 

If you haven’t joined our fabulous group of women yet, click the photo below to join.


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I hope after reading about why I shoot Boudoir that you can tell that I am very passionate & dedicated to giving my ladies the very best photographic experience I can. I have said it before & I will say it again. This is NOT a normal photoshoot, which is why I don’t treat it as one, & neither should you. This is an investment in yourself & living your best life. I know you are worth investing in which is why you will feel loved & looked after every step of the way.

I cannot wait for you to come in & do this!!

Love & hugs,

Jodie xx

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