BODY IMAGE BOUDOIR
find your power.
You deserve this.
I understand that being vulnerable in front of someone else sounds similar to skydiving from 13,000 ft, especially when those portrayed as sexy, beautiful and desirable in the media aren’t bodies like ours.
When I was first asked to do a boudoir photo shoot in 2017, I had no idea of the power this genre of photography held. My client, who had very little confidence in herself, saw her power for the first time right in front of me. It did not only transform her and the way she viewed herself, it transformed me and my business. This is what Body Image Boudoir was founded upon, providing an experience that empowers, surprises, and increases confidence, an experience that is fully inclusive of all bodies. Knowing you even consider trusting me with your fears, reservations and vulnerability is something I hold dear. I promise to provide a safe space that allows you to explore who you are and what power you hold.
Change the way you think & feel about your body
Hair and makeup are included with all of our sessions*, because you need it? No… because there is no better way to relax and prepare for your photo shoot than to be pampered. However, if you are not a makeup kind of person, go ahead and decline! The goal is to make you feel photo ready in whatever ways we can! We will talk over looks and colours before getting started and you’ll be provided with beverages, as well as a playlist of your favourite music.
The last thing I want is for you to be worrying about your boudoir session, so once you’ve booked I will send you my What To Wear Guide which talks you through your options and is likely to spark your imagination! I also have a fabulous client wardrobe with sizes 8 to 24 that you’re welcome to choose from. It’s important to wear what YOU love, not what you think others will love, I will go through your outfits beforehand and determine which will work best for your shoot.
But, how do I pose?
I get it, you’re not a professional model… Luckily I am a professional photographer and after countless hours of training and lots of wonderful clients, I can guide you from head to toe throughout the entire photo shoot (including what to do with your face, because I know you’re worrying!)
Let me show you what you’re capable of and feel like a model for the day!
For your experience, we have the immense pleasure of selecting an Airbnb that you loveeee and that speaks to you as a person. Why don’t I have a studio? Because being able to provide an experience completely catered to who you are is incredibly important, why limit ourselves with a studio when we can choose from 100’s of unique locations?!
When it comes to finishing your artwork, yes, I will use photoshop, however there’s a rule you should know about; If it will still be on your body in 2 weeks time, it’s going nowhere. Stretchmarks, cellulite, acne scars etc. are all a part of who you are, the goal is to help you see the best version of yourself, not a skewed version of yourself.
I do appreciate that people have their own comfort levels when it comes to retouching, which is why you will choose from basic retouching (colour corrections) to full retouching (colour corrections and skin retouching), however I refuse to do anything in photoshop that makes you appear to be smaller or otherwise changes the shape of your body.
On the day
One of my favourite things is being able to offer you a fully customisatable experience, which is why we will meet prior to your photo shoot. It is a great chance for you to express any concerns you may have and for us to pick your dream photo shoot location! You will also receive a number of “preparation” emails in the lead up to your session date to make sure everything is covered!
On the day of your photo shoot you will arrive at the Airbnb and be greeted by yours truly with your very own empowerment card, this is designed just for you and helps ensure negativity is left at the door and you’re ready for what comes next!
To ensure you are photo ready, we will go through your outfits and select any pieces from the client wardrobe, before discussing your hair & makeup look! We’re going to make you look and feel your best. Yes, it’s going to feel like a cake face full of makeup, this is only because it’s made for camera and not “everyday” makeup. I promise, you’re going to love it!
Nerves before your photo shoot are oh, so normal. Someone once said to me “think of your nerves as excitement and everything changes”, so I’m passing that nugget on to you.
Once we start shooting, I’m in control. I will fully guide you and give continuous support because that is what I have trained to do, I’ll even get into all the poses and show you! My job is to bring out your inner confidence and sensuality.
At the end of your photo shoot, we will schedule your reveal & ordering appointment, which is when you come back and see your beautiful gallery (around 10 days after).
Seeing your images
The reveal & ordering appointment is my favourite part of the whole experience. We will sit down and view your images set to music and admire all that you are, before you make selections for your luxury prints & products.
If you are from outside of Ryedale, we will set up a ZOOM reveal. I can share my screen with you!
I promise that you will walk away from this experience in LOVE with the images on the screen. I know that sounds unlikely, because it’s not often we love images of ourself, right? You’re not going to have this problem at your reveal.
You can choose from Stunning Albums, Glorious Wall art, digital collections or all 3! Whatever you choose, I want it to be the best!
The reveal & ordering appointment is where you will pay for your art. I take cash, PayPal, Card payment and have payment plans available to make paying for your desired products a little easier. I recommend prepayment plans that are set up 6 to 9 months before your shoot, these come with awesome discounts and freebies! Ask me about this during your consultation.
Once your order is paid in full, you will receive your products in 5-6 weeks. Please allow plenty of time if you’re planning your shoot for a special occasion.
It's time to book your no obligation, free consultation
The session fee for your boudoir expeirence is £400 and includes;
A design session
The What to Wear Guide and Prep emails
Hair & makeup
A fully guided photo shoot
The in person reveal & ordering appointment
Prints, products & digital images are not included and can be purchased separately