Why book a boudoir session? Well there's lots of reasons... It's been around for a while so you probably already know someone who's done one or at least talked about it but I guess everyone has a different motivation. Probably the most usual is a 'bridal boudoir' session, booked by a bride-to-be and the images given on the morning of the wedding to give the groom something to think about on the run up to the
A cheeky fifties inspired boudoir photography session in my studio (in East Grinstead, West Sussex). Actually boudoir photography is probably not really the right label for the entire session as it was only the last little section that we got into the lingerie photos. The rest of the session was fifties cute and girly - sweet and sexy in a gentle flirty way. As the song goes, you don't have to take your clothes off
I don't think you're ever done learning, probably in any job, but definitely in mine. That's part of the reason that I love it so much actually - there's always more to learn, to practice and achieve. Fashions and trends change, folk come up with new ideas and new products and it's up to me to get on board with those or get left behind. So with this spirit in mind,
When you've plucked up the courage and finally booked that boudoir photo shoot that you've been wanting to do for ages, it's quite common for a little hint of butterflies to set in. Here's some tips on how to prepare for your shoot (and none of them involve losing weight. You're perfect as you are). So as obvious as it sounds, it's really important to get a good night's sleep before your shoot and preferably two to ensure you are
Great Christmas gift ideas... Whether you are looking for the perfect gift experience for your wife or girlfriend or images as a Christmas prezzy for your husband or boyfriend, boudoir photography shoots offer a different and unique gift idea. Photography sessions can cover fashion shoots, glamour shoots, "Page3 style" shoots, for your eyes only style, boudoir and burlesque shoots, or a simple make-over with casual Jeans and a T-Shirt shoot. How about that perfect 'air-brushed' cocktail dress portrait? Or
Lauren's mum had bought her a gift voucher for a teen makeover photo session and Lauren came very well prepared with a wide selection of outfits and accessories. We kept her make up quite simple, designed just to enhance her already stunning features (and of course to keep it age appropriate). When that was completed, we then enjoyed a great fun hour in the studio, working with different outfits, props and backdrops to create a series of images
You've heard of 'pester power' - you know what kids do when you are at the checkout in the supermarket and they want they conveniently kid height displayed sweets? Well this session was booked with us because of a variation of this that was a lot less height restricted and probably more powerful. This chap's mum had been saying for ages that all she wanted for Christmas and her birthday were some photographs of her son and daughter in law. So off to the studio they came to get some pictures and claim defeat at the hands of parent-pester-power.
We have quite a lot of props and seats in our studio. I like to think there is something to suit all occasions but one of my favourite is this gorgeous chaise longue - it just has so many uses. It is glamorous and sexy enough for our female makeover / boudoir portraits, it is large enough to accommodate a sizeable family group in relative comfort (well, anyone who I've ever made perch on the back of it might disagree
OK, after yesterday I now officially name this week cheeky smile week in the studio! This little one definitely specialised... His mum had come to see us last year for a makeover session with chaosCONFIDENTIAL, the prints being a gift for her new husband on their wedding day, and 12 months later, we were thrilled to welcome her back with this new arrival.