MELBOURNE, VIC BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER CELEBRATING THE AWAKENED WOMAN WITH A FIRST-CLASS PHOTO SHOOT EXPERIENCE.
HELLO GORGEOUS! I'M YOUR BOUDIE QUEEN MAE NORTH...
...AND I'M A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE EMPOWERED WOMAN.
The empowered woman wants to see her TRUE self. She wants to exist in exquisite photographs and have imagery to properly represent her legacy for the rest of time. She wants to see her confidence and knows that does not have to mean a full makeover transformation and elaborate wardrobe.
She doesn’t compete with other women, she supports them. She knows she is destined for great things and likely already doing them. She’s a WARRIOR.
The empowered woman wants to be photographed for HERSELF. She may have a partner….but the experience isn’t for them. Though ultimately, it will certainly have a ripple effect.
Whether she’s seeking this experience because she wants to find herself or because she already knows exactly who she is and that she is someone worth celebrating….the empowered woman is the exact type of woman who seeks me out and invests in herself through my work.
I’m in the business of celebrating women and inspiring fearlessness. -Mae North
The women you see on this website are every day (but extraordinary) women. They are not professional models.
They are career women, mums, grandmothers, wives, yogis, police women, judges and lawyers.
They are who you might bump into at the supermarket or school pick-up queue.
The BPM experience is not about a makeover transformation. It’s about looking like yourself, like FEELING like a model in all the best ways, while still being gently guided through your time spent in front of the camera. It’s about the internal transformation through building confidence. It’s about embracing your authentic beauty, and, let’s be honest, feeling super empowered and looking really sexy doing it.
I believe that the female form is art- regardless of the shape it takes. I believe that it is my mission to empower women and break the cycle of pain and fear at a subconscious level. I believe that you are ENOUGH and you are AMAZING exactly as you are right now…not when you lose 10 kgs and not 15 years ago!
I believe your true MAGIC is within. I believe wholeheartedly that I was put on this planet to create confident and beautiful imagery FOR women, not OF women for others…and I believe you found me for a reason.
You’ll notice that all of my images are black & white…which is my specialty. I have a passion for monochrome that is a theme in both my business and personal life
Get Personal with Mae North, the Boudie Queen...
I’m based in Melbourne, Victoria. I’m a survivor and thriver of narcissistic abuse, a mum, photographer/business manager/bookkeeper/marketing executive/social media manager/customer service representative, an insurance broker and avid aviation lover. I have worked as a Flight Attendant for 3 airlines.
SO, as you can imagine, my day-to-day life today isn't exactly GLAM as it used to be.
After photographing babies and children, weddings, real estate and just about anything that moved or didn't...the moment I had my first boudoir shoot in my tiny bedroom in Melbourne's Eastern suburbs (with a friend-slash-client who reluctantly paid me $500 for "sexy photos" for her husband), over 2 years ago, I knew that making women feel confident was what I wanted to do forever. I know how powerful an AMAZING photo of yourself is, and I also know how damaging an awful photo of yourself can be. So I have spent the past 6 years fine tuning my craft, my business, and photographing women of all different shapes, sizes, and walks of life.
When I'm in a shoot, I am truly having so much fun. I use whatever means necessary to elicit true laughter from my clients. I honest-to-goodness can tell you that I LOVE my job. I adore it. I hope that shines through my images.
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR A CAUSE...
You should know that having been a victim of narcissistic abuse, my boudoir philosophy revolves around this crazy idea that women owe it to themselves to heal the trauma and violence at an intergenerational level to leave a legacy of healing and wellbeing for our children and future generations.
Emotional and psychological abuse wounds are difficult to spot, and I've felt such a strong calling to help victims of narcissistic abuse, to be a voice for them, and to support them financially as much as I can.
That said, I am proud to announce that I will personally donate a portion of all boudoir photography profits to Narcissistic Abuse Awareness.
World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day is on June 1 2020 and every year.