Meet the Team at Carmen’s Boudoir
Hi! I’m Carmen and I’d love to be your photographer. I am doing what I love and it cannot get any better than that.
I am a Photographer by trade and went through 3 years of German education working for the best in Munich back in 1998 when I got my trade certificate. Trained by commercial master Photographers, understanding the perfect studio light is the best basic knowledge. I just love working with people more than with products. I am also a specialist in photo retouching and have been working as a Digital Artist in Germany and Australia for advertising agencies over the past 10 years.
In 1993 I sold all my photography stock in Munich, used that money to go to Australia for one year to learn English and see the Continent. Little did I know that I’ll meet my now husband in the first week of my holiday. Well, I didn’t end up travelling that much after all. And lucky me, he is a photographer as well! .
My Style. I have so many inspirations that come from so many different places – usually I like more classic simply styles than extreme directions. I am not a big fan showing too much “naughty bits”. I think images should allow the viewer to imagine things as well and not be to rude. I give loads of direction to finesse your ‘chocolate’ side. I will demonstrate the poses and you can mirror me, so you will get relaxed and have some fun putting your own character in place. Some poses might feel awkward but I will know what looks best in camera. I work quickly to create a variety of images that are fun, sexy, and classy. I am all for a stress free fun experience and I think I do have a very open bubbly character which will help you to trust me quickly and put away any doubts.
Chief maker of Beautiful WomenRosie is a professional hair and makeup artist with more than 6 years experience. Highly trained and super talented – I swear you will look flaweless. Her qualifications include a Diploma of makeup artistry obtained at Napoleon Perdis makeup academy, a certificate 3 in hairdressing and various beauty certificates such as eyelash extensions and spray tanning.
Only the best possible cosmetic products available on the market today, made for use on Hollywood movie sets and used by top makeup artists around the world- thanks to her online store www.rspcosmetics.com
Rosie has been qualified and working in the hair and makeup industry for more than 6 years, beginning in retail and salons. The past three years she has been working predominately behind the scenes for various photoshoots.
Hair & Makeup Artist
With over 10 years experience, Jessica Whitelock is an emerging force in the Fashion industry. She has worked at some of the most renowned fashion events including LA, London, Paris and New Zealand Fashion weeks, putting her at the forefront with the latest product knowledge and seasonal trends.
Jessica’s client list consists of Illamasqua, Selfridges, Topman, Topshop, Sass & Bide, Zimmerman, Grazia, Oyster, Jesinta Campbell, Jessica Hart, Miranda Kerr, Samara Weaving and more.
As a dedicated artist, Jessica’s craft is her passion. She believes in the importance of developing her skills and knowledge through the arts and fashion industry. Known for her refined approach, Jessica has a strong intuitive understanding of visual aesthetics, which is practiced with each application.
“I find inspiration in everyday life. My approach to each of my clients is to enhance beauty, rather than masking it with product. Everyone has a unique and individual beauty, as an artist – it’s my job to illuminate just that.”
Hair & Makeup ArtistClare’s eclectic engagement within the beauty, photography and performance facets Australia wide have seen her works grace many a stage and various publications. This involvement has been complemented with her own concurrent Pin-Up modeling exposure.
A career for hair and makeup for Clare was inevitable; her progression from a young age began with self-taught skills which naturally extended to the above experiences and aided her in finding further tangible expression for her passion and love of all things design, fashion, art and beauty.
Formally trained under Belinda Markam – founder of Melbourne’s Makeup Artists and Co., Clare has gone on to work shoulder-to-shoulder with some of Melbourne’s most currently renowned and up-and-coming vintage, artistic, high fashion and beauty photographers.
Clare’s involvement in make-up began as a young girl, and naturally progressed into skilled stage and performance make-up by 2000. But it was in 2006 when her discovery of all things Burlesque led her to begin her stage career as a Burlesque performer.
In the surrounds of true vintage glamour, Clare found herself immersed by curves, curls and costumes laden with jewels! Extreme glamour exploded from the earlier half of the 20th century, and caught her completely by storm in all things vintage.
With such experience under hand from what the Burlesque scene had to offer, Clare’s skills have become rounded out to create any look your imagination can conjure: from pin-up to current on-trend full glam, bridal and special occasion, and everything in between to suit photography styling.
Clare’s skills of both hair and make-up, accompanied by contouring and strategic hair placement to compliment, and enhance every womanly size and shape, means you are great hands!
Hair & Makeup ArtistLaura is our amazing all rounder. She whips up any style you want! A senior hair stylist. She is a hair dresser by trade and has been in the industry for 10 years. She did her Certificate in Make up 2013 and has worked for Film, Magazine, Weddings and Beauty in Australia as well as Canada. Proud to have her join the team in 2015.