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When should I schedule my boudoir photoshoot?

When's the best time to book a boudoir photoshoot?
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Sharon's pre-mastectomy boudoir shoot

Most ladies come to me wanting to improve their body confidence and to learn to appreciate their bodies. Sharon came in for a pre-mastectomy shoot, so she could document and appreciate her body before her surgery. I have to be honest I thought it may be quite a sad and emotional shoot for us all, […]
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Plus Size Boudoir Photography: Boosting Your Confidence

Yeuch, I do hate that term - plus size boudoir photography. Did you know that the modelling industry considers someone who is a size 12-14 to be plus-sized - what utter rot! The average size in the UK is 16 and many consider that to be a plus size. I welcome clients of all sizes, […]
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Boudoir Photo Shoot Preparation Timeline

I thought that you would find this Boudoir Photo Shoot Preparation Timeline useful to help you prepare yourself for your shoot. Of course, I'm always here to help answer any questions you may have. I also recommend joining my ladies only VIP group, it's full of women who have already had a shoot and like […]
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Anabel's Boudoir Shoot

I love it when my previous clients recommend their friends to me, and this is exactly what happened with Anabel, her very good friend Lauren recommended me to her. Anabel joined my VIP Facebook group and decided to book a shoot with me. She was so much fun to work with and has been so […]
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Something to look forward to

So many ladies book their photoshoots months ahead so that they have something to look forward to and a goal to work towards. Planning your photoshoot can be so much fun. Rachel came into the studio a while ago for her boudoir shoot and she has very kindly allowed me to share her story in […]
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Feeling empowered and confident

Feeling empowered and confident through a boudoir photoshoot
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How to easily prepare for a boudoir photoshoot

Worried about knowing to to prepare for a boudoir shoot, read on for lots of tips and hints
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Clare's boudoir shoot reminded her that she is beautiful and sexy

Clare's lovely friend Steph had a shoot with me and she very kindly recommended me, so she already knew what to expect from her boudoir shoot and I know Steph passed on some tips on how to prepare for a boudoir shoot. Her boudoir photography shoot was a complete blast, she brought so much lovely […]
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What is boudoir?

What is boudoir? Who is it for?
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A real confidence boost

I am so happy that Erin allowed me to share her feelings about her boudoir photoshoot experience with me, I really do appreciate it and I know that sharing your experience helps to give other women the confidence boost to brave the boudoir too. Why did you book a boudoir shoot? I wanted to do […]
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Sandie's second boudoir photoshoot

Many people think that having a boudoir photoshoot is just a once in a lifetime experience, but so many of my lovely clients come in for a second boudoir photoshoot. It's always wonderful to welcome back previous clients. It's a big step to book a boudoir shoot, and having clients return for a second or […]
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A very special gift for my partner

Thank you so much to the very gorgeous Miss L's for allowing me to share her boudoir story in her own words. I booked the boudoir shoot to create a very special gift for my partner, I thought it would be something different - a unique present that would last forever. My partner saw an […]
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A celebration of life

I am so privileged to meet and photograph so many fabulous women of all ages. Annette is such an interesting lady and had so many fascinating stories to tell me during her boudoir shoot. I booked a boudoir photoshoot because I thought it would be a lovely way to capture how I look at 65 […]
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Why I had a Boudoir Photoshoot

Jane entered one of my competitions to win a boudoir photoshoot. Here's Jane's story and some of my favourite images from her boudoir experience. Why I had a boudoir photoshoot? I went into a competition to win a boudoir shoot and was totally amazed that I won! My Son said do it Mum!! (I often […]
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An Empowering Boudoir Photoshoot

I love it when previous clients had such a good experience with me that they tell their friends about it and their friends then decide to come in to have an empowering boudoir photoshoot with me. This is exactly what happened with Tina and here's her story in her own words. Tell me a little […]
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The best body confidence experience

Like so many of my clients, Maddie has been on a journey of self-discovery and is learning to love and appreciate herself. That journey has not only helped her lose weight but led to a new career for her, she is now a weight loss consultant herself, she now helps others to lose weight. She […]
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I wondered if I was good enough!

I know so many of the ladies I am honoured to photograph feel this way. We are all worried about how we will look in photos, will I be able to pose, will I look silly, I don't think that this will work for me, I'm not good enough. The niggling doubts and reasons not […]
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Boudoir payment plans

I know that the financial investment can be a serious consideration for many women, and I want to make this experience accessible to as many of you as possible, which is why I created my boudoir payment plans. A luxurious boudoir shoot and beautiful bespoke artwork is a big investment, but I promise you, it […]
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If I had no fear... A Boudoir Photo shoot

A while ago I had the great pleasure of photographing Karis. As with all my lovely clients, there was a certain amount of trepidation at first, but she very quickly relaxed. and we had a blast during her boudoir photo shoot. Here's her boudoir photo shoot story with me. What motivated you to book a […]
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Age is just a number

Caryn came in for her boudoir shoot with very little confidence and I am so happy that we could give her a big confidence boost and prove to her that age is just a number. Tell me a little about yourself: I am a 56 yr old divorcee who had very little self-confidence What motivated […]
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Georgia's Bridal Boudoir Photoshoot

One of the things I most love about bridal boudoir photography is seeing women transform in from of my eyes, from being super nervous to super confident. Georgia, like many of my ladies was nervous at first, but she very quickly relaxed and rocked her bridal boudoir shoot. Here's her bridal boudoir experience story. Tell […]
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A magical transformational experience

I'm so lucky to meet so many wonderful ladies and to help them on their boudoir journey of discovery, I truly believe that opening our own eyes to really see ourselves is a magical transformational experience that can have such a positive effect that goes far beyond simply creating beautiful images. This is Tania's story, […]
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A glamorous photoshoot

All of the ladies that I photograph have their own unique reasons for having a boudoir photoshoot wanting to look and feel fabulous is just one reason. I know that a pampering glamorous photoshoot is a sure fired way of bringing out the inner diva in a woman. I had the pleasure of getting to […]
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Self-esteem boost

One of the best reasons to have a boudoir photoshoot is the need to have a self-esteem boost! A self-esteem boost and empowering photoshoot. A while ago I had the pleasure of welcoming Natalie who came to my studio. Natalie is a mother to three little children, so she definitely deserved some time out to […]
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I knew I needed a boudoir photoshoot!

Why I needed a boudoir photoshoot - Nicola's Story I love sharing with you why my gorgeous clients come to me for a boudoir photoshoot. I'm always so grateful to them for sharing their stories, so that other ladies gain confidence in braving the boudoir. Middle Age I'm a 48-year-old woman. Middle-age spread has definitely […]
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Where to buy boudoir lingerie for your boudoir shoot?

One of the most common questions I get asked during my pre-shoot chats with my clients is where to buy boudoir lingerie from! There are so many places to choose from. Where the heck do you start? I'd recommend thinking about the look you are going for, soft and romantic, film noir all dark and […]
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Boudoir Model Free Zone

This is a boudoir model free zone! A Secret Revealed! I'll let you into a little secret - this website is definitely a boudoir model-free zone, the images you see are of my fabulous clients who have kindly allowed me to share their images. I often hear this from when I'm contacted - "I'd love […]
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Which are best? Hold-Ups or Stockings

Boudoir Shoot Tips - Stockings or hold-ups which are best? Hints and Tips for wearing Stockings at a Boudoir Photoshoot There are so many styles of hold-ups or stockings out there.   Many people don’t know the difference between hold-ups or stockings. Stockings Traditional stockings were designed to be worn with a Suspender belt or Garter […]
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Sexy Anniversary Gift Boudoir Photoshoot

Are you trying to think of a sexy anniversary gift to give to your partner? Or maybe you are looking to purchase a session for your lover to show them how much you appreciate them. You are in the right place! Boudoir images are such a wonderful personal present to keep the excitement in your […]
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Boudoir Posing

I know that one of the most common concerns by my clients is that they don't know how to create beautiful boudoir poses, unless you have already had a boudoir photoshoot why would you know anything about boudoir posing You absolutely do not have to worry about this!  I don’t expect you to know how […]
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Wedding anniversary present?

First wedding anniversary present You have probably already discovered that paper is the traditional gift for your first wedding anniversary.  Mmmmm,  what can I think of that is made of paper?  How about photos? Not just photos but beautiful sensual images of you, his gorgeous wife. Some ladies plan ahead and give boudoir photos as […]
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Joyous Nude Glitter Photoshoot

I was very honoured to be asked by my lovely friends at Viva Voluptuous to be their photographer for a very special nude glitter photoshoot.  (Note they have now moved to America) Viva Voluptuous offer plus size lingerie and swim wear, Liz the owner, started the company when she couldn't find beautiful affordable lingerie for […]
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The Top 5 favourite boudoir poses

The Top 5 Boudoir Poses The Top 5 Boudoir Poses. How do I know what boudoir poses will work for you? One of the most important elements of a boudoir photoshoot for me is to find out more about you, especially how you feel about your body. What do you love about yourself? What bits […]
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Boudoir fabulous at any age 30's, 40s,50s, 60s and beyond

You can feel fabulous at any age As a boudoir photographer, the human form continues to amaze me in all the beautiful ladies I now work with, who are fabulous at any age. In fact ever since I was little, I was fascinated by the human form, the grace of dancers, the power of athletes, […]
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Sexy at 60!

This lovely lady is a very young 68, she is beautiful, she is strong, she is sassy,  vivacious and she is sexy at 60! I am very lucky to meet so many wonderful women who are a constant source of inspiration for me. Lizzie is definitely one of these ladies, I photographed her gorgeous daughter […]
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An indulgent and decadent experience

This is why I love being a boudoir photographer! I just received this fabulous message from one of my recent clients after her fabulous indulgent photo shoot with me.. Thank you so much for allowing me to share your thoughts and some of your images from your experience with me. I know sharing your experience […]
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The 4 Fun Stages of a Boudoir Photoshoot

4 FUN STAGES OF A BOUDOIR PHOTOSHOOT I talk to lots of people who are thinking about having a photoshoot, but not sure how it all works.  I think the easiest way to explain a photoshoot is to break it down into four stages of a boudoir photoshoot:- The Pre–Consultation, The Makeover and your Shoot, The […]
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A very special birthday present

Birthday Present This lovely lady wanted to create a very special birthday present for her husband and she decided to brave the boudoir and book a photoshoot with me. She brought lots of beautiful lingerie pieces with her, which gave us lots to play with in the studio. I am so grateful that she has […]
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5 top excuses for not doing a Boudoir Shoot

5 Top Excuses for not doing a Boudoir shoot  I have been a boudoir photographer for many years now and believe me I have heard so many reasons why now is not the right time for a woman to do a boudoir shoot. To be honest they are all BS! They are all a smokescreen […]
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A Celebration Boudoir Photoshoot

I am so lucky to meet so many wonderful and inspiring women and Christine is certainly amongst them. Here's what she was looking to achieve from her celebration boudoir photoshoot in her own words - "A celebration of my Slimming World journey, in the last 19 months and going on - I've lost 7st 5.5lbs. […]
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A Very Special 40th Birthday Present

Creating A Very Special 40th Birthday Present The lovely Mrs W decided that she was going to give her hubby a very special 40th birthday present, some beautiful sensual boudoir images of her. I was very honoured that she chose to come to Lone Barn Boudoir and one of the reasons that she chose my […]
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Fabulous at 55 - A Memorable Birthday

Special Lady I love a lady who knows how to take time out for herself every now and then. We all deserve to have some precious me time. Caroline is a very special lady and always takes time out on her birthday to do something memorable for herself. This year she is celebrating her 55th […]
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Beautiful Bridal Boudoir Photoshoots

Bridal Boudoir Photoshoots Are you getting married or know someone who is about to be a Bride? Are you looking to create an amazing unique wedding gift for your partner? If you are - then one of my bridal boudoir photoshoots may be just the right thing for you! A bridal boudoir photoshoot is all about […]
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Fabulous at fifty!

How do you feel fabulous at fifty? Well, this gorgeous lady came in recently for a fabulous pampering makeover boudoir photoshoot. She confessed that at 52 she didn’t think she would look as stunning as some of the images on my website, but I knew that she would really shine in front of my camera. […]
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Top tips for your boudoir photoshoot

  Top Tips  for your boudoir photoshoot I've already passed some of my tips on for what sort of outfits to bring for your boudoir photoshoot in an earlier boudoir blog post. In this blog post, we'll talk about getting YOU ready for your boudoir experience snd what my top tips for your boudoir photoshoot […]
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What to wear for your boudoir photoshoot?

What to wear for your boudoir photoshoot is the most common question that I get asked. As a boudoir photographer with over 16 years of experience working with incredible women just like you, I've learned a thing or two about what looks amazing for all body types, curvy, skinny, tall, short - you get the […]
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10 great reasons to have a boudoir photoshoot

I'd like to share 10 great reasons to have a boudoir photoshoot, as lots of ladies that I meet ask me why my beautiful clients have a boudoir photoshoot. Why every woman needs a boudoir session:- You'll look amazing.  A boudoir photoshoot is a pampering transformative treat with professional hair and makeup. Expert posing guidance […]
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Thank you so much I had a great time. I will be back!”
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