There are many reasons why you might choose to do a boudoir portrait session. Though there absolutely doesn't need to be a reason, it often coincides with milestones such as a significant birthday, upcoming wedding with some beautiful bridal boudoir photography, a new partner (or indeed celebrating being newly single), a body transformation or simply a need to rediscover yourself after overcoming one of life's hurdles. It is a chance to see yourself in a totally different light and something I believe every woman should experience for the boost to your self-esteem - an opportunity to show you how naturally and uniquely beautiful you are. You can read more about how I approach boudoir photography in the my philosophy page.
Boudoir photography means different things to different people and it can often be misinterpreted as glamour photography. Whilst it is glamorous, my style is much more intimate and stylish, celebrating every woman’s innate beauty from the inside out at whatever stage in her life, with all the dents and imperfections that life has thrown at her without the need to change who she is. I focus on beautiful yet sensual portraits of you that we have carefully styled together with gorgeous outfits and lingerie, all photographed in elegant surroundings with flattering natural lighting.
As a female photographer and having had several boudoir shoots myself, I understand the importance of feeling reassured, relaxed and involved and it is very important to me that we work together to tailor how you would love to be photographed. Together with my talented and lovely makeup artist you will be looking and feeling incredible ready for your shoot.
Most of my boudoir sessions take place at my home in Salisbury, Wiltshire where I have rooms beautifully furnished to create a series of stylish environments to photograph in. If you have somewhere else in mind such as a bridal suite or boutique hotel I'm very happy to travel. Please do get in touch to chat about your ideas.
I never would have expected that after three children, it would be possible to get pictures like that of myself, that I actually love. You did such an amazing job all day, taking the time to make me feel really comfortable, encouraging me and helping me feel confident in front of the camera and I had such fun at the same time!
I was nervous about coming to see the photos, dreading that I would be disappointed (not worried about your skill as a photographer, but about how my half naked body would look on paper). I did not need to be anxious at all. That morning was such an uplifting moment for me, I did not ever think that I could look that good in a photograph and I swear I smiled all day after seeing them. The poses you got me to do looked amazing and were so tastefully done. I have only showed a couple of friends and they were very impressed – I was overwhelmed by their reactions and very, very happy. So thank you.
How will your session work?
Drop me a line and let me know what ideas you have for a boudoir session and we'll look for a suitable date in the diary. I only have a limited number of Saturday sessions and these get booked up often months in advance, so best to bear this in mind when looking at your calendar. Please note I don't work on Sundays.
We'll touch base via email/Zoom a couple of weeks before the shoot to plan the finer details and answer any queries you may have. This is an ideal opportunity to discuss styling ideas and clothing based on where we will do the shoot and I can let you know what to expect and bring on the day.
Day of the shoot
Finally say hello in person and catch up over coffee & biscuits or even a glass of fizz. While you have your makeup done we will look through some of my boudoir imagery and look at your outfits to make a loose plan for the shoot. You can also see examples of the beautiful handmade linen-bound albums and bespoke frames you would like to present your images in. We'll spend three or so unhurried hours photographing and I will guide you into the most flattering angles and light to show you at your best. It's only natural to feel a little daunted but I'll do my best to make you feel relaxed and we'll have lots of fun along the way.
After the shoot
I will prepare the images from our shoot with care, selecting the best images to process ready for you to choose from, which takes around 2 weeks. Usually these will be posted to an online gallery for you to see but if you're local you're very welcome to come and see them in person. There will usually be around 40-50 images from a boudoir session to choose from but this of course depends on what we captured on the day. You then select which images you would like to have presented in an album or print folio box.
Once I have your final choices I will get everything underway with the industry-leading labs and album makers I use. It can take up to 4-6 weeks from placing your order and I will happily hand deliver your products to local addresses or arrange a courier service if you are further afield for an additional charge.