One local photographer is encouraging women to step outside of their comfort zones, strip down and take part in intimate boudoir photography sessions to celebrate self love and empowerment.
A first for Griffith, boudoir photography is is blend between fashion and glamour photography with an overall aim of making participants look and feel like their best self.
"There is a stigma associated with what boudoir photography actually entails but it's really no different to wearing a bikini," The Look of Love Photography's Emily Hale-Hoke said.
"It is not overtly sexual, not scary, and very empowering for participants because they are exposing themselves and any physically insecurities they may have by putting it all out there."
However, these sessions don't mean that you have to strip down, with participants wearing as much or as little clothing as they feel comfortable.
"Just recently, I photographed a beautiful girl who wore her partners jumper because that is what was most comfortable to her, and what made her feel sexy," Mrs Hale-Hoke said.
"You could pose in your pyjamas and still have fun!"
Mrs Hale-Hoke said that she really valued the importance of creating a safe and warm environment for the sessions, playing light music, offering a range of baked goods and beverages and going through a portfolio with participants to spark some inspiration for their session.
"A lot of girls come in really nervous but once I show them a few photos and see that yes, they do actually look that beautiful, they walk away feeling very powerful and fierce."
According to Mrs-Hale Hoke, she currently books out a studio and does a full day of one hour boudoir sessions once a month, but is planning on expanding her offerings, including outside boudoir sessions once demand picks up.
She also encouraged any women who want to feel inspired and empowered by their body, post body transformation, post children or just wanting to feel good to have a go.
"Our bodies change throughout our lives, but that doesn't mean our attitude and self love should change too," she said.
"I just really hope I can help break the stigma that surrounds boudoir photography, it is by no means just naked, tasteless photos."
"Boudoir photography is flattering for everyone no matter aged, size or shape."