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, shapes and ages. Every single woman I have photographed is uniquely beautiful. Beauty is not defined by a number! Have a look at the beautiful women in my boudoir galleries who have kindly allowed me to share some of their gorgeous images. They range from a size 6 to 26+, and no, I don't have a separate plus size boudoir gallery.
Ladies, it's time to have a heart-to-heart. Over the years, society has slowly begun to embrace body diversity. With icons like Ashley Graham, Tess Holliday, and Lizzo owning the spotlight, they've paved the way for the rest of us to strut our stuff with confidence. Yet, I've noticed something in my studio: many of my curvy clients hesitate, questioning if they truly "fit" into the world of boudoir. I'm here to tell you with absolute certainty: you do.
I get enquiries every week from women who are concerned about their size, worried that they need to lose weight or tone up before they brave the boudoir with me. The truth is you don't need to do either! I'm an expert at posing and lighting to create super-flattering images, no matter what your size or shape.
I use the magical power of light and shade to enhance the aspects of your body that you love and shadows to lessen those areas that you are less fond of (yup, we all have aspects of our bodies that we don't appreciate, but I promise you I will change your opinions about your own body!).
Posing is a vital element too, but don't worry, I've got you covered. I'll demonstrate the poses for you and gently guide you into the positions, some may feel weird, but I promise you you will look amazing. I have so many plus-size boudoir photography poses that will flatter your body to create the most stunning images you have ever seen of yourself.
This is one of my client's favourite boudoir poses that flatters every body. It emphasizes your legs and bust and, of course, hides your tum, which is an area that many of us aren't too fond of! I have so many other boudoir poses that hide your stomach, so you really don't have to worry. Check out my gallery for some more ideas.
I'm a strong believer in getting it right in camera. I'll show you some of the images on the back of my camera so that you can see how incredible you look. I love to see the reactions to these sneak peeks, I can see that confidence blossoming right in front of me. From that point on your photoshoot becomes a celebration of your body.
I think about retouching as a final polishing of your images. I generally remove anything of a temporary nature, such as bruises, spots, and a little skin-smothing. Of course, if you would prefer a little more retouching, that's fine too. We'll have a chat after your boudoir session about all of this.
Let's celebrate those gorgeous curves rather than try to hide them. I know big and baggy clothes can feel like a security blanket, but trust me, they can hide your real shape and aren't super flattering. That's not to say don't bring anything big and baggy, an oversized man's shirt can look super sexy and a baggy jumper can give a lovely Sunday morning in-bed vibe.
A boudoir shoot is a brilliant excuse to treat yourself to some pretty lingerie, and believe me, there is plenty to choose from. No matter what your size, well-fitting lingerie is a must to hug and flatter your shape.
Size truly is just a number. It's about how you feel in what you're wearing. My advice? Step into your favourite lingerie store and get a professional fitting. You might be surprised to find that you've been wearing the wrong size all along! And trust me, when your lingerie fits perfectly, it becomes an extension of you. strongly recommend treating yourself to a proper bra fitting to make sure you are wearing the right size.
I recently did exactly this and discovered that I wasn't a 34D I was a 32F - what a difference I also rediscovered my waist!
An underwired bodysuit is always a great choice, it hugs your figure, supports your bust and flatters your tum (this seems to be the least popular part of a woman's body!). When you are buying lingerie, always think about what it looks like from the back, yes I will be photographing your butt!
Choosing your plus size photoshoot outfits will be great fun and are some of my favourite places to buy lingerie from:
The best time is now! I know the thought of picking up the phone and chatting with a stranger can be daunting, but I promise I don't bite. I have lots of plus-size photoshoot ideas I can share with you.
When it comes to boudoir photography, my goal is to make every woman who walks into my studio feel powerful, confident, and beautiful. And trust me, the experience is transformative. By the end, you’ll view yourself in a completely new light.
To all the curvaceous goddesses out there: Your beauty deserves to be celebrated. It's time to shed those doubts, embrace your magnificence, and step into the limelight. A plus-size boudoir session is more than just a photoshoot; it’s a journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and unapologetic self-love.
So, why wait? The studio is ready, the lights are set, and your throne awaits. Dive into the magical world of plus-size boudoir with me. Let's create a story that is uniquely yours. And always remember: in my studio, every body is a boudoir body!
But if it's too early to chat with me, then do join my ladies-only boudoir group on Facebook. It's always lovely to chat with someone who has already had a boudoir photoshoot. Hundreds of women in the group will be delighted to share their experiences with you and offer friendly body-positive advice. I know many of my curvy girls will love telling you about their experiences and the fears that had before their shoots.