It’s something Brides asked me about when I used to do a lot of Wedding Photography. You see many women spend a decent amount on their wedding lingerie and like the idea of creating images to give to their fiance on the day of their wedding as a personal gift.
Since then I have women of all ages, all shapes and sizes come to my studio or I have visited them in a hotel room to take pics. Why does that sound seedy? I don’t want people to think it is seedy, I want people to understand Boudoirvous is not about sensationalising or exploiting women it’s about liberation, expression and freedom. A lot of my clients say they feel feel a new sense of confidence when they leave the shoot excited to see the final images.
I am female, and I am middle aged with all the lumps and bumps of life, I get it! I get that most of us want images that show us at our best, none of us want our squidgy bits exposed we appreciate careful lighting and some advice with what to wear and how to pose.
Some women like the idea of buying a new outfit having their hair and make-up professionally styled and then having a photo shoot others like to dress in lingerie or some go the ‘full monty’ as they want to create beautiful fine art style images in black and white.
That’s one of the things I love the most about Boudoirvous that is it so personal and unique there is no right or wrong way, everyone brings their own ideas along to the shoot.
Please visit my Boudoirvous site if you would like to find out more.
Gift vouchers are available.
One of my websites is called Boudoirvous it’s a site dedicated to taking pictures of women. The shoots are all different depending on my client, recently I have been playing around with different textures to overlay onto the image to give a softer more painterly feel to them here is an example taken from one of my most recent shoots.
I got together with my brilliant make-up artist and hair stylist to do a fun shoot Halloween styley.
Boudoir vous is the name of my website and company name for my Boudoir photography, which in the main is treating women of all shapes and sizes, ages and backgrounds to a fantastic make-over and photography session. Shelly is the hair stylist (picture below) and Chantelle the make-up artist (the girl with the cut throat) they make each client feel like a million dollars by glamming them up or giving them a beautiful soft feminine look. Then the client decide what kinds of images they want and off we go, the service is completely bespoke and unique to each person. At Boudoir Vous we pride ourselves in what we do and every client to date has left the studio smiling and pleased with the results.
To take look at my Boudoirvous website click on any of the images below…
Because I do so many different types of photography, I have different websites for each.Click on the images below to go to each site…
My Family Photography website: http://thefamilyphotographer.co.uk/
Here’s my Wedding Photography website: http://loveinthelens.co.uk/
My Boudoir photography site: http://boudoirvous.co.uk/
My Business and commercial website: http://lindsaywakelinphotography.com/
To find out more about my latest offers on Boudoir photography please go to my site at Boudoir Vous
How to prepare for your Boudoir shoot at BoudoirVous
What to wear on arrival: Remember that some clothing will dig into your skin and cause lines, the worst culprits are socks which cause lines around the ankles, bra’s which leave lines on the shoulder and across the back and under your bust and knickers which leave lines around your bottom or across the tops of your thighs. Although it is possible to photo-shop these lines out it can sometimes be very tricky so please try and wear loose fitting underwear which is not tight on the day.
Remember the details: Most women will want to wax or shave but do remember to moisturise, the lights and heat in the room will dry your skin out so moisturising your after your shower or bath is a good idea. Think about every detail of your body, your eyebrows, your nails on your hands and feet, are you going to wear earring’s if so will they match with your chosen outfit?
Make-up: Most clients turn up with no make up or wearing very little, don’t worry if you do not feel comfortable going out without make-up on as the make-up artist always removes any make-up and cleanses your skin before she starts applying make-up for your shoot.
Hair: Most hair dressers will tell you that if you are going to style your hair it will behave better if it hasn’t been freshly washed, so try not to arrive on the day with washed hair. Especially if you are thinking about having your hair curled or crimped, it takes better and stays in longer on hair which hasn’t just been washed.
What to bring: Once you have decided what style of shoot you are going for please bring a long any extra props you might want to use. I often share my Pinterest boards with my clients to give them ideas and inspiration on hair, make-up and outfits. The number of changes will be determined by which package you have chosen but remember you can accessorize. Props you might want to bring with you-
His watch, motorcycle helmet, or favourite something
A hand made sign or message which you may want to hold e.g. Happy Birthday
Lastly try not to feel too nervous, your Boudoir shoot is about making you look and feel fabulous. It is completely private and confidential and images are only shared if you give me written permission to do so.