The Perfect Gift for You and Your Partner

Secret Boudoir, the only exclusive Boudoir Photography Studio, is under new management and Andrea Hayes spoke with the new owner, photographer Waneska Valois.

Waneska Valois is a Brazilian photographer who has been living in Ireland for the last 10 years. Waneska has over eight years’ experience in photography and four of them have been as a full-time Boudoir Photographer.


What made you decide to acquire the Secret Boudoir Photography brand?

I had always followed Secret Boudoir from a distance and always admired Edel’s (previous owner) work empowering over 3000 women all over Ireland and the UK and also her professionalism towards the business. When I found out that Secret Boudoir was closing down. I felt women in Ireland didn’t deserve to lose such an incredible service which is so important for women’s self-esteem, and, on the plus side, it was a great investment. I am loving every minute of it and all the feedback I am getting from the Secret Boudoir clientele has shown me that I made the right decision.


Why did you decide to become a Boudoir Photographer?

As a teenager who suffered from anorexia, I know first-hand how women can be hard on themselves. When I found Boudoir Photography, I realised the power the photo experience has over women. It gives women a chance to take a fresh and empowering look at themselves and realise we are all different and we are all beautiful in our own little ways.


Have you ever done a Boudoir Shoot?

Yes! I wanted to live the experience, so I hired another photographer and I thoroughly enjoyed it. My photos are beautiful. I always saw myself as a silly girl not a woman, but in my photos, I saw that my big easy smile is my way of being a sexy woman.


Do you photograph many brides?

I can say that almost 50% of my business comes from brides. I love registering this amazing moment in women’s lives. Usually the brides are a bit nervous, the pressure of organising the wedding and everything else adds a bit of nervousness to it. All of them tell me that the experience actually gave them a bit of time to relax and have a day just for them and about them which makes the experience even more special and enjoyable.

Boudoir Photography Studio – Temple Bar – 086 1083668



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