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Boudoir Stories: The Lone Barn Boudoir Blog

A second boudoir photo shoot

Many people think that having a boudoir photo shoot is just a once in a lifetime experience, but so many of my lovely clients come in for a second boudoir photo shoot. 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 […]
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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. She was keen to share her story in the hope that it will encourage others to brave the boudoir so that […]
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Why I had a Boudoir Photoshoot

What motivated you to book 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!! Tell me a little about yourself: My name is Jane and I’m 59 years old. I work for BP. I enjoy my job and […]
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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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My Boudoir Experience

Tell me a little about yourself I am Maddie and 52 and I have struggled with self-image all my life as I have always been overweight, but since losing 5 stone and dropping 4 dress sizes and treating myself to breast implants, I have gained so much confidence and finally feel happy in my own […]
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Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols

The health and welfare of everyone that visits my studio is of paramount importance to me and I have implemented the following policies to help keep us all safe. Studio Cleaning Policy Before and after every studio session the studio is deep cleaned by using disinfectant / isopropyl alcohol. All surfaces that could be touched […]
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A great way to celebrate turning 40!!

A while ago I met the very lovely Sarah who decided to come in and celebrate turning 40!! Tell me a little about yourself I've just turned 40, wife, and mum of two. I've never been happy with my body and always lacked confidence in how I look. More recently I've started focusing on me […]
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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....... The niggling doubts and reasons not to do a shoot […]
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Boudoir payment plans

I know that the financial investment can be a serious consideration for some, and I want to make this experience accessible to as many women as possible, which is why I created my boudoir payment plans. A luxurious boudoir shoot and beautiful bespoke artwork to remind yourself every day of how incredible you are is […]
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If I had no fear... A Boudoir Photoshoot Experience

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 shoot. Here's her boudoir story with me. What motivated you to book a boudoir session? It was […]
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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 […]
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Georgia's Bridal Boudoir Photoshoot

One of the things I most love about 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 me […]
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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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I want to look and feel glamorous

All of the ladies that I photograph have their own unique reasons for having a boudoir photo shoot wanting to look and feel glamorous is just one reason. I had the pleasure of getting to know and photograph Alex a little while ago and I am so grateful that she has shared her story. Tell […]
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I wanted to boost my self-esteem

Boost my self-esteem and self confidence. 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 appreciate herself. She's done amazingly well to lose all of the weight she gained (nearly 4 stone) during […]
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I knew I needed a boudoir photoshoot!

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. This is Nicola's story. Middle Age I'm a 48-year-old woman. Middle-age spread has definitely found me. I'm very body […]
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"I felt very good about myself!"

Women come to me for a boudoir photoshoot for all sorts of reasons. They range from wanting a confidence-boosting experience for themselves, to wanting to create a fabulous gift for their partner. The impact on how they feel about themselves is often life-changing and it is a privilege to witness their journey. I recently had […]
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Where can I buy lingerie for my boudoir shoot?

One of the most common questions I get asked during my pre shoot chats with my clients! First of all I would definitely recommend that if you are looking for bras that you make sure that you get measured properly, a great fitting bra works wonders for your figure! I see so much gorgeous lingerie […]
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Boudoir Model Free Zone

This is a boudoir model free zone! A Secret Revealed! I'll let you in to 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 […]
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Boudoir Shoot Tips - Stockings or Hold-Ups?

Boudoir Shoot Tips - Stockings or hold-ups? Hints and Tips for wearing Stockings at a Boudoir Photoshoot There are so many styles of stockings out there.  So it's no wonder so many people don’t know the difference between Stockings and Hold-ups! Traditional stockings were designed to be worn with a Suspender belt (Garter belt), as they […]
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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 Poses Beautifully Created

I know that one of the most common concerns by my clients that they don't know how to create beautiful boudoir poses. You absolutely do not have to worry about this!  I don’t expect you to know how to pose, that’s my job to gently guide you throughout your shoot. Boudoir posing is my super […]
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What to get your husband for your first wedding anniversary?

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 their groom’s gift on […]
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Nude Glitter Photoshoot

A couple of weeks ago 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 […]
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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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Fabulous at any age through Boudoir

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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Feeling 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! 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 a couple […]
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An indulgent, decadent and self-affirming experience

This is why I love being a boudoir photographer! I just received this fabulous message from one of my recent clients. Thank you so much for allowing me to share your thoughts and some of your images from your experience with me. xx Client Message Dear Julie, Huge thanks for an absolutely fantastic boudoir photoshoot […]
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Four Stages of a Boudoir Photoshoot

  FOUR 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 pieces with her, which gave us lots to play with in the studio. I am so grateful that she has allowed […]
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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 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. Feeling really […]
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A Very Special 40th Birthday Present

Creating A Very Special 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 studio […]
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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! Read on. Bridal boudoir makeover Beautiful wedding […]
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Fabulous at fifty!

This gorgeous fabulous at fifty lady came in recently for a fabulous pampering makeover boudoir photo shoot. 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. I think all of […]
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Top tips for you to prepare for your boudoir photoshoot

  Top Tips for you to prepare 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.  Planning for the boudoir photoshoot […]
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What to wear for a boudoir shoot?

What to wear for a 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 the 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. You'll look amazing.  A boudoir photoshoot is a pampering transformative treat with professional hair and makeup. Expert posing guidance to create the most beautiful images […]
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“My husband was stunned by his birthday present, he just can't stop looking at them and me. I'd love to see how he is going to top this for my birthday.

Thank you so much I had a great time. I will be back!”
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