In this video, Moving Pictures makeup artist, Becky, shows you how to create darker smokey eyes with a bit more depth and drama, often used to transform from a day look to a night-time look.
If you liked ‘How to create darker smokey eyes’, take a look at our YouTube channel for more handy makeup tutorials.
The deadline for a photoshoot to get your prints back in time for the big day is Sunday 8th December. A boudoir photoshoot is a great gift for Christmas, to a loved-one or to yourself!
Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at what other women have said about their boudoir shoot with Moving Pictures Boudoir.
Get in touch with us to enquire about booking your Christmas photoshoot – 07885 674679 or send us a message.
After shifting some things around we now have an additional weekend slot available for a photo shoot to get prints back in time for Christmas.
If you are available on a weekday, we have limited weekday slots available as well!
Every year lots of women choose a boudoir photo shoot as a Christmas present to a partner… and many as a gift to themselves!
The deadline for a photo shoot to get your prints back in time for the big day is Sunday 8th December.
Get in touch with us to enquire about booking your Christmas photo shoot – 07885 674679 or send us a message.
There’s still time to treat yourself this Christmas… but not much!
We only have 1 more weekend slot and a limited number of weekday slots available for a shoot to get prints back in time for Christmas.
The deadline to get your prints back in time for the big day is Sunday 8th December, but you’ll need to be quick as these are filling up pretty quickly.
Get in touch with us to enquire about booking your shoot – 0844 443 0933 or send us a message.
In this video, Moving Pictures makeup artist, Becky Howie, shows you how to apply foundation.
Here, Becky does a medium coverage on Aby, to cover any redness, blemishes and to create a nice even tone.
Take a look at our YouTube channel for more handy makeup tutorials.
Hi – Aby here, I’m the personal stylist here at Moving Pictures Boudoir.
If you’re like 99% of ladies who have had a photoshoot with us, it’s likely you’re going to feel nervous as the day of your photoshoot approaches.
That’s perfectly normal, and we can help you manage it, so it doesn’t get in the way of enjoying your shoot.
Let’s break this feeling down to what it is. What exactly are the nerves, and why would you feel nervous about this?
Fear of the unknown
You’ve not done this before – if you had, you wouldn’t be feeling nervous now! This is perfectly natural to experience when doing something new for the first time.
It will pass – normally in the first five minutes of the shoot, and it probably isn’t anything like you’re imagining.
Here’s what other clients have said – https://movingpicturesboudoir.co.uk/page/reviews
I don’t like photos of myself / I’ll hate all the photos
Everyone says this to us before their shoot.
We’re all used to being photographed really badly these days, and feeling like we’re not photogenic or whatever. If someone takes a bad photo of you, whose fault is it? It’s the person taking the photo’s fault, not yours.
We have ten years experience photographing thousands of women, 99% of whom feel the same way about their photograph being taken.
We have NEVER had anyone tell us they don’t like their images, and there’s a good reason for that – we show you every image as we take it, and if we don’t see you go “wow”, we shoot it again until you do.
You’ll see all my wobbly bits
OK – firstly, you’re in a robe until you pose for the shot, you’re not walking around in lingerie.
Secondly, yes, we will see some of them, and you know what – we don’t care, and neither should you. We do this, and only this, 24/7 – it’s completely matter-of-fact to us.
We see so many different shapes and sizes, and we’re focused entirely on making you look amazing. There are no judgements here and negativity is left at the door and banned from the studio!
It’s really simple – we show the bits you like, we hide the bits you don’t. Whereas it might sound scary, it’s actually really empowering to do.
I won’t be able to do it / I won’t do it right
There’s nothing to get wrong. We don’t expect you to do anything – we pose you, direct you, tweak everything,
The only thing you have to do is tell us what you like and what you don’t. You can’t get it wrong or not be able to “do it”.
So what should you do if nerves are getting the better of you?
Firstly, just LET YOURSELF BE NERVOUS. It’s going to happen to everyone to some degree, and it will pass. You’re doing something which is probably outside of your comfort zone, and that will always make us nervous, especially as we get older – but we can’t let fear stop us from doing the things we want to do, otherwise it wins. Nerves are ultimately just a form of excitement – raised heart rate, heightened sense of awareness, quickened thoughts. They can’t hurt you, and getting past them to do something you want to do always feels amazing.
The hardest thing is getting in through the studio doors – after you’ve done that, it gets easier and easier.
So just tell yourself – all I’m going to do is summon just enough courage to walk in the door. That’s the ONE BIT we can’t help you with, and once you’ve done that, we’ll look after you from there. We promise you, once you’re here, you’re home and dry. Remember, you’re always in control. You decide what you want to do and what you don’t, and we respect your feelings at every turn.
Think about this, too. The very worst thing that could happen is we take a photograph you don’t like – and all we do then is change the pose, lighting and/or expression until you do.
Once you compare this to the genuinely difficult things we all encounter in life, you’ll see that not only was it a walk in the park by comparison, but you’ve enjoyed it much more than you were expecting and got a lasting benefit from doing it.
So. if nerves really are getting the better of you, CALL ME and let’s talk it through. That’s what I’m here for, and exactly what we as a studio are set up to do.
Personal stylist, Moving Pictures Boudoir
To give you the best experience possible and to ensure you leave feeling happy, empowered and radiating confidence, it’s important that we’ve really understood what you want from your photo shoot.
We’ve photographed over a thousand women over the past 10 years, each different and with their own unique story.
This means that no two photo shoots are the same. Each one is tailored to the individual.
For us to get this bit right, we have our very own personal stylist Aby. Aby is one-half of Moving Pictures, but more on that in another blog post!
Actually, the title personal stylist doesn’t do Aby justice. Helping to style you is just a small part of Aby’s role, so we thought we’d shine a spotlight on her and give you a bit of insight into what she does here at Moving pictures to ensure you get the best experience possible.
Once your photo shoot is booked it’s natural to feel nervous, even anxious about what you’ve got yourself into. Almost everyone that comes through our door feels like this at some point during their journey with us.
The pre-shoot consultation is the time for Aby to talk to you and settle those nerves.
Aby always offers a face-to-face consultation meeting. It’s hugely beneficial to come along to the studio beforehand and feel familiar with us and the surroundings before the day of your shoot. Of course, we understand that this may not always be practical, so she can chat over the phone if you’re not able to visit us.
Your consultation is the time for Aby to answer all your questions, to give you a complete overview of the process and to help you with every part of preparing for your shoot.
One of the most important ingredients for a great photo shoot is first understanding who you are.
Aby will chat with you to understand the reasons you’ve decided to have a photo shoot with us and also what this experience means to you, so we can tailor the style and feel of your images.
Outfits, hair and makeup
Some of our clients come through the doors knowing exactly what they want to wear. Many, however, need a little guidance.
Aby is on hand throughout your journey to offer advice on outfit choices (including the best places to go shopping if you want to buy something new!), hair styling and makeup.
Or, if there’s anything specific you have in mind, Aby can chat this through with you.
Unless you’ve had some modelling experience, it’s very unlikely you’ll know how best to pose to bring out the best of you in the finished photos.
Not only is Aby here to suggest a range of poses, but she will also demonstrate each pose in detail before we even turn the camera on. She is also on hand to style every single shot, checking every last detail is perfect on camera.
Put you at ease
Many of our clients feel nervous on the day of their shoot, which is completely natural – after all, this isn’t something you do every day!
As soon as you walk through our door, Aby is there to calm your nerves and put you at ease.
You only need to read through our testimonials to see that these nerves or feelings of anxiety soon dissipate and turn into a feeling of pride, satisfaction and joy.
After your shoot, we’ll need to prepare your final images ready for you to view. Aby is available during this time to keep you posted on when they’ll be ready and to answer any questions you may have since your shoot.
Your right-hand woman
Aby is there to support you in whatever way suits you both prior to, during and after your shoot.
You can contact her for advice, answers or just for some reassurance at any time. She’s helped thousands of ladies to overcome nerves, to enjoy preparing for the shoot and to grow in confidence throughout every stage of this experience.
Aby is there for you every step of the way!
The experience that you go through and the positive impact this can have on your life goes far beyond the actual photo shoot. For us, this is the most important thing.
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In this blog post we discuss 6 reasons women don’t book a boudoir photo shoot.
When we’re not in the studio we’re often out and about in our local community.
When we meet new people, the conversation will inevitably turn to what we do in our working lives and when we tell people we shoot boudoir, the general reaction is one of interest and intrigue.
Inevitably, after they’ve told us how unique and interesting it must be, we’ll ask them if they’ve ever considered having a boudoir photo shoot themselves.
“What me… heavens no” or our favourite, “It looks amazing… but I could never do that.”
Here are some of the most common reasons why women believe they can’t or shouldn’t have a boudoir photo shoot themselves.
6 reasons women don’t book a boudoir photo shoot
1) Too many lumps, bumps and blemishes
So what… who doesn’t? And to be fair, very few of us are body-confident, so don’t worry, you’re in good company! Seriously though, a boudoir shoot is about capturing the essence of you – your inner beauty and personality are what will shine through.
2) I’m too old
Too old to look beautiful, to radiate confidence… to show the women inside? Really? In our experience, it’s the older age groups that have a story to tell. The experiences that shaped them, the challenges they’ve overcome, the life events that have left their mark.
3) I don’t feel comfortable being half-naked in front of a camera
As mentioned above, you don’t have to be half-naked to look amazing! During the consultation we discuss, in-depth, the type of person you are and the type of images you’d like to see.
4) I’m not sexy
The thing is, you don’t need to be confident before you do a Boudoir shoot with us. It’s the other way around! This experience is designed to give you confidence – that’s what we’re all about.
We know our clients are most likely going to be nervous – naturally, as this is outside of most people’s comfort zone – and that’s why we go the extra mile to make sure you’re fully prepared before the session, that you feel comfortable and safe and that you actively enjoy it!
People who’ve not done this before
5) I don’t want my picture posted online
None of our photo shoot images is shared online without the explicit permission of the client. Many choose to keep them private and to only share them with people they choose so rest assured, you have complete control as to what happens with the images.
6) I won’t know what to do, how to pose, what to wear
This certainly isn’t a ‘sink or swim’ experience! Our personal stylist will talk you through outfit choice, hair and makeup and demonstrate all the poses on the day before we even turn the camera on for each image. We’ve photographed over a thousand women in the past ten years, so we have plenty of experience in bringing out the best in you, making you feel comfortable and revealing the inner you in each photo shoot.
A boudoir photo shoot is an empowering and confidence-building experience and has the power to transform how women feel about themselves and their bodies.
There are many other reasons women don’t book boudoir a photo shoot – we want to prove to you that you can!
Over the past ten years, we have probably photographed over a thousand women and one thing that has surprised us are the reasons women book a boudoir photo shoot.
Before we started, we had a vision that we would provide an intimate, personal experience and it would be something memorable. After all, spending the day in front of the camera and being the centre of attention would surely make anyone feel special?
What we quickly realised, was that our perception of the reasons the shoot is ‘special’ was vastly different from the ladies perceptions.
Sure, the shoot itself is fun and it’s a unique experience. Spending time with a personal make-up artist and hairdresser beforehand, selecting your own outfits and acting out a few poses in front of the camera is a first-time experience for 99% of the ladies we meet.
However, on talking to our clients we quickly found out that the experience on the day itself is only a small part of their motivation to have a shoot.
You see, before each shoot, we have an in-depth talk with each client. What we found very early on, was that each client had their own unique story to tell and reason for booking a shoot.
And the reasons were as wide and they were varied.
Suddenly, we realised that we had a huge responsibility to these ladies. A responsibility to make sure that we made each and every booking special with their reasons in mind,
So, we’ve compiled a list:
‘Ten Most Popular Reasons Women Book a Boudoir Photo Shoot’
In no particular order;
Reaching a weight milestone
After, often years, of battling with their weight, some women choose to mark the occasion with a photo shoot. For some, it’s the crowning moment of their weight-loss journey and the thing that inspires them to keep going.
Before and after having children
Our bodies change after childbirth. Some choose to have a shoot beforehand as a way of remembering how they once were. For others, it’s to celebrate their bodies after childbirth – to still feel proud and beautiful, despite the changes to their bodies.
Wedding, anniversary or birthday present
Probably the most common reason people book a photo shoot. A set of boudoir photographs is a very unique and special present for a partner… and often completely unexpected.
Simply because it would be a fun experience
These are the people who have a bucket list! The ones who want to live life to the full and try things they’ve never done before. These shoots are normally all about having fun with the shoot, playing to the camera and making it a day to remember.
A present for a partner working away
Our careers and jobs can sometimes take us away from our loved ones, or our loved ones away from us. Quite often we photograph ladies who want to send something special and intimate to their partner working away or serving away in the armed forces.
Having a photo shoot after getting a divorce is more common than you may think. The shoot is to remind them that they are beautiful and valuable. For some it’s to celebrate the occasion, for others it’s a way of taking back control of their life.
Over-coming a health issue/scare
We all, probably, know someone suffering from a major health issue. Some are lucky to win their battle and a boudoir photo shoot is their way of celebrating who they are and what they’ve come through.
One of the most common pieces of feedback we receive from our clients is how the photo-shoot gave them a new sense of confidence. Some describe the experience as life-changing, giving them the confidence to do things they would never have been able to do before.
With confidence comes empowerment. A boudoir shoot can remind you of who you really are, the strong and confident women that lives inside you – the one that you need to find and radiate.
To remember I am beautiful, whatever my size, shape or weight
Beauty isn’t measured in inches, it’s measured in the nontangible qualities we demonstrate. Our clients are blown away by their photos, with many still not actually believing that it’s them in the photos. “I never knew I could look that beautiful” is often something we hear.
Boudoir photography has an amazing power to transform how women feel about themselves and their bodies.
Many women think they could never do a photoshoot like this – we want to prove to you that you can!
There are many reasons that women book a boudoir photo shoot, what will your be?