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Abby’s Boudoir Photo Shoot in London

Abby’s Boudoir Photo Shoot in London

Today on the blog, a handful of Abby’s favourites from her boudoir shoot:

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For our first outfit, we did a bridal inspired look. Something like this is perfect if you’re surprising your groom with a boudoir album. If you want to up the bridal factor you can add in a veil, wedding shoes, tiara, etc.

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Beautiful makeup from @debbiepmakeup and hair by @gemdtyler. It goes without saying that Abby’s figure is ridiculous.

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Love the tiny polka dots on this lingerie.

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This fire was so toasty – we had to shoot very quickly for fear of Abby roasting.

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A low lit moody feel for these doors. There are some other frames from this set that I really love, I’ll try to share those soon.

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Finally, a duo of this image. I’ve been experimenting with hard, super directional light like this. It’s tricky to get right, but it’s killer when you nail it.

xx

Stormy

Cat’s boudoir shoot in London

Cat’s boudoir shoot in London

Today on the blog : Cat!

Her boudoir shoot took place in that stunning North London venue I was posting about a little while back. It’s such a lovely and unique space – full of gorgeous furniture and lush natural light – so it’s always a treat to work there.

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This blue lingerie set is lovely, it really suits a feminine backdrop like this one and coordinated well with the style of the room. If you’re a fan you can get your own at Boux Avenue. I particularly like these softer colours paired with nude heels. Black always feels too heavy in the end.

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Beautiful hair and makeup courtesy of Gemma and Debbie. We went super smoky which I wouldn’t recommend for everyone, but I think Cat pulls it off:)

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A little edge to this one. Let’s face it, this bed is amazing but a tufted powder pink headboard isn’t for everyone.

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Cat was our last shoot of the day. We lost the sun pretty quickly, so it was the perfect opportunity to create a moody, darker atmosphere using my fancy new lights (ProFoto B1 Location Kit for the photographers out there). Maybe I’m just lazy, but not having to worry about cables and cords has been revolutionary.

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Mixing flash and ambient here, because we all know I love a chandelier;)

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Something a little softer for our last look. I am in loooooooooooooove with this wall beading.

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This red lace lingerie is from Ann Summers. I know they have a dodgy reputation, but you really can find some lovely, affordable pieces in there. Just be careful, it’s hit or miss. The above black and white and feather set is also from Ann Summers.

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How gorg is Cat’s face here? Stunner.

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A moody black and white to finish the day. Thanks for a great shoot ladies:)

xx

Stormy

 

London Boudoir Photography: Miss Krysten’s Boudoir Photo Shoot

London Boudoir Photography: Miss Krysten’s Boudoir Photo Shoot

London Boudoir Photography: Miss Krysten’s Boudoir Photo Shoot

Welcome to my dream shoot, exhibit number three:)

This is Krysten. Photographer of famous musicians worldwide. Producer. Owner of many intricate and painfully acquired tattoos.

Krysten rang me in a panic. She had suddenly found herself in desperate need of a wedding gift for her soon-to-be wife, with no time to spare. It’s not ideal to do something like this super last minute, but I just couldn’t say no, especially to someone about to be hitched! We hastily exchanged details and got to work arranging her first London Boudoir Photography Session with Rebel & Romance.

I always feel a little odd photographing a fellow photographer. It must be similar for chefs who cook for other chefs, or surgeons who find themselves operating on other surgeons…or maybe I’ve just been watching too much Grey’s Anatomy again. Anyway, no matter, because Krysten and I got along swell and managed to create some really beautiful work together. In some ways, it’s actually easier to photograph another photographer – we speak the same neurotic language, so when I make a comment about the colour of light in a room she doesn’t look at me like I’ve lost my mind:)

Krysten has such a strong, unique look, so it was thrilling to photograph her in a decidedly Victorian space. I’m all about mixing it up, and this was the perfect chance to do so on a London Boudoir Photography Session.

Shabam. Krysten is fierce.

Also, oh-so-pretty and soft.

Love love love this sofa. Miss K is perfection in this image, no?

I had to also include a gutsy black and white version. If you don’t like this image, I don’t like you. Kidding. Well, sort of kidding.

Dreamy feline eyes.

I know a lot of you are hesitant about creating nude images during your London Boudoir Photography Sessions, but if you’re flirting with the idea there are lots of easy ways to give the impression of nudity without requiring anything even close. In these images, I had Krysten cozy up to the drapes and slip off a single bra strap. So easy and beautiful, but still completely covered up.

Love this image, Miss K looks so dreamy and relaxed.

Another London Boudoir Photography staple: the classic black heel. Don’t leave home without it. Or if you have to (explanation coming) borrow one of mine.

My pasty, boring skin and I felt very plain after photographing Miss K.

This image on the right is my very favourite from Krysten’s set. She’s just so effortlessly cool in a sort of non-retro Amy Winehouse sort of way.

A few detail images of tattoos significant to her wifey:)

Who has time to part your hair properly when you’re this rebel-may-care? Not us.

Second favourite.

This image idea was all Krysten’s, tweaked a bit by me. Team work makes the dream work.

So funny story: Miss K had a few things picked out to bring along to her shoot, but then got ambushed at the last hurdle by her soon-to-be-Mrs. She was too busy dodging rapid-fire questions like “What do you need high heels at work for?” to come up with a decent excuse, so she frantically stashed her bag of lingerie in a cupboard and rushed out the door. Krysten arrived on set with no more lingerie than what she happened to have on under her clothes that day. While a good black set can take you a long way, I had my chunky All Saints knit with me, and I decided to recruit it in for a few images.

I love how these turned out. So cozy and soft. All Miss K needs now is a cup of tea and a good book by the fire.

Krysten, it was so great to photograph you and get to know you! Thanks so much for all your help on the day as well, hope they go down a treat with your Mrs.

xx

Stormy

Ready to start planning your very own London Boudoir Photography Session with me?

I’d love to chat with you about all the details of how a London Boudoir Photography session with me works, including what to expect, how to prepare, and what sort of fabulousness we can create for you. I do this job because I love it, and we always have a great time. Please feel free to get in touch, you can reach me (Stormy) at 07799 390468, or just drop me an email here. Spring sessions are filling up, but it’s still not too late if we get started on your London Boudoir Photography session soon:)

London Boudoir Photography: Miss Jane’s Boudoir Photo Shoot

London Boudoir Photography: Miss Jane’s Boudoir Photo Shoot

London Boudoir Photography: Miss Jane’s Boudoir Photo Shoot

More Dream Shoot loveliness on the blog today:)

Jane and I had a super short London Boudoir Photography Session, as we spent most of our time together playing dress up in her sister’s Bridal gown. I know, such a hard life. More on that later.

For now, an abbreviated London Boudoir Photography Session with Miss J, who has the longest, prettiest mermaid hair you ever did see. She’s such a sweetheart too, it’s impossible not to instantly like her. We only had time for one look, but managed to get a few different sets in quickly.

 This is how you know you’re working with a professional: the first frame is the image on the left. The first frame!

We hustled upstairs to make use of this 70’s/retro inspired decor. I’m not really a 70’s sort of girl, but I love how these turned out just the same.

This wall. Oh this wall. I’m told it was custom designed and made by hand. Totally worth it – it looks amazing!

So, something about this wall reminds me of the Flintstones, and something about this chair reminds me of the Jetsons. I don’t really think Jane fits into either show, but she’s looking fab just the same. Also, these high waisted bottoms are a great option if you’re a bit self-conscious about your mid-section. They’ll do a bit of camouflage work for you without giving anything away:)

One last pose of Jane and her pretty pointed toes.

My favourite two images of Miss J’s London Boudoir Photography Session, without a doubt.

Jane, you make it look so easy! Thanks for a fab shoot:)

xx

Stormy

Ready to start planning your very own London Boudoir Photography Session with me?

I’d love to chat with you about all the details of how a London Boudoir Photography session with me works, including what to expect, how to prepare, and what sort of fabulousness we can create for you. I do this job because I love it, and we always have a great time. Please feel free to get in touch, you can reach me (Stormy) at 07799 390468, or just drop me an email here. Spring sessions are filling up, but it’s still not too late if we get started on your London Boudoir Photography session soon:)

Plus Size Boudoir Photography: Jada’s Boudoir Photo Shoot

Plus Size Boudoir Photography: Jada’s Boudoir Photo Shoot

Plus Size Boudoir Photography: Jada’s Boudoir Photo Shoot

My dream shoot, at a beautiful beyond belief Victorian mansion the first week of this month, was ahhhhmazing. You all ought to know that by now though, because I’ve been blabbering on about if for long enough. However, I packed the day way too full, which means that I’ve spent the last two weeks absolutely glued to my Mac. There were so images to wade through and picking favourites was a horrible, miserable, heart-wrenching process. My hand to turned into a Photoshop claw relatively quickly too, which is just about as sexy as it sounds.

I’d like to start with a quick disclaimer. Please know that my use of the term “plus size” throughout this post is simply a result of my desire to get this work in front of the people it might speak to. I don’t think “plus size” is a great thing to call curvy women, but it just happens to be what most curvy women type into google when looking for a boudoir photographer. Please don’t be offended if you hate the term – I’m not keen on it either!

All that aside, it’s time. You’ve waited long enough. Allow me to introduce my first victim….the lovely Miss J!

Miss Jada is represented by Hughes Models, and as far as I can tell she’s about to take over the entire plus size modeling world, one dangerous curve at a time. I loved working with Jada, first because she’s just so gorgeous, and second because it’s great to show you, my darling potential clients, a body shape that might be a little more relatable to your own. Beauty is beauty, nobody around here is afraid of a few curves, so I hope you won’t be either:)

In preparing for her Plus Size Boudoir Photography Session, I had suggested to Jada that she bring some shape wear as one of her outfits. I’m pretty sure she had zero faith in that idea, but she gave it a go anyway. As you can see, it really, really works. Shape wear is my new BFF – I don’t really understand either, but no matter how granny it looks on the hanger, it always seems to look amazing on camera!

Jada’s outfit is so simple  – nude shapewear, nude platform heels, and a little bit of bling. It’s a monochromatic palette that never fails when paired with a soft, feminine location. Who doesn’t love a little bit of distressed glamour anyway?

Perfection.

Perfection, pulled back and in colour.

Loved this mirror! I shot it all day long, but this turned out to be my favourite image using it.

Look number two for Jada’s Plus Size Boudoir Photography session was a basic black lingerie set and strappy black heels. Props to Lauren and Anita for a fantastic job on hair and makeup.

Lovely lovely.

So then I found this sofa and fell madly in love. It’s obviously fallen straight from photographer heaven.

Oh Miss J, this pose kills me.

Also, these antique doors were amazing. This series was so fun to shoot, and I think it’s a great example of how a plus size boudoir photography session is hardly any different than a regular one – curvy girls move better if you ask me!

Moving like a boss. NBD.

We thought we’d give the neighbors a treat as well. As you do.

There’s something so authentic and beautiful about shooting outside. I never get tired of it, even though it tends to throw up all sorts of practicality obstacles like cold, and rain, and bugs, and a lot of security guards asking a lot of questions:) We took full advantage of having a privately owned outdoor space for a change.

Had to get at least one giant smile in.

Jada, you’re so gorg!

Miss J, it was lovely lovely lovely working with you. Thanks for a great shoot!

xx

Stormy

Ready to start planning your very own London Boudoir Photography Session or Plus Size Boudoir Photography Shoot with me?

I’d love to chat with you about all the details of how a London Boudoir Photography session with me works, including what to expect, how to prepare, and what sort of fabulousness we can create for you. I do this job because I love it, and we always have a great time. Please feel free to get in touch, you can reach me (Stormy) at 07799 390468, or just drop me an email here. Plus size boudoir photography clients and curvy girls are more than welcome:)

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