Keyworkers get 100% off our booking fee during April, May, and June 2021!
As a way of saying “thanks” for keeping the country running during the three lockdowns, we’re waiving our £199 booking fee for all keyworkers. What’s more, we’re also giving you £199 credit towards buying any of our image packages!
We’re all about body confidence, celebration, and positive change for all women – so even if you think “I could never do something like this”, for whatever reason, we want to prove to you that you can. We’re based in West Sussex, near Horsham and Worthing, and we’re taking bookings from 12th April onwards.
We go the extra mile to make everything easy and enjoyable, and we make sure you get three things from us: -an immediate confidence boost, an unforgettable and unique experience, and of course, an amazing set of photographs that can change how you see yourself.
Our sensuous, feminine photoshoots are planned out in advance with you in the driving seat – you tell us what you want to show off and what you’re comfortable with, and we’ll guide you through everything. One of the things that makes our studio unique is that we show you the images immediately after each one is taken – this really helps make sure you’re completely happy at every stage, and brings your confidence to the fore, allowing you to really enjoy your experience.
Photoshoots must take place at our studio in Washington, near Horsham and Worthing, West Sussex.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, or any other social media platform. You are providing your information to Moving Pictures Boudoir. We do not pass your information to any third parties and only use your information to contact you if you are selected.
Entrants must be aged 21 or over. All entries must be made directly by the person applying for a photoshoot and sessions are not transferrable to another person.
Session fees are waived for key workers on production of valid ID – in this instance, £50 booking deposit is required to secure the stylists and studio for your booking, which is fully refundable in all instances except cancellation at short notice and non-attendance.
Overall, as we get older we gain more confidence. In fact, studies have shown that our experiences make us feel more capable and effective in dealing with life as we get older. So with each year that passes we get better at dealing with the general ups and downs of daily life.
We develop a certain resistance to the many challenges we face.
Until it comes to body confidence!
As we age our bodies change and many find it difficult to welcome these natural changes in our body’s shape and size.
Many of these changes are brought on by natural events such as childbirth, the menopause and plain ageing.
However, we should embrace these changes, even celebrate them!
Here we have 5 tips to improve your body confidence
The easiest and quickest way to boost your self-image and, in turn, your confidence is by simple changes to your wardrobe. Wearing the right style and fit based on your size and shape can make all the difference to how you look and how you feel about yourself.
You are you
Comparing yourself to ‘others’ is a surefire way to feed that self-doubt. You are unique – live the life that you want to live and don’t be influenced by others. Make it your own.
Celebrate what’s right rather than focus on what you don’t like. None of us has the perfect body and we all have negative hangups about some part of our bodies. Celebrate the positives.
Accept where you are and then take action to fix your insecurities. If it means adding more physical activity to your lifestyle, changing your diet or fixing some habits, just do it. One small step at a time will eventually get you there.
Love and care for your body
Your body is the most amazing thing you’ll ever own. Look after it, care for it, love it. Reward yourself, pamper yourself, love yourself.
A boudoir photo shoot can help improve your body confidence. It is an empowering and confidence-building experience and has the 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!
We’re always hugely touched when we hear how much a shoot means to someone…I’d like to share some words with you from a lady who came to the Moving Pictures studio recently. This really touched our hearts, and it speaks volumes about how someone else’s opinions can completely alter your own perception of yourself.
“I had spent years being told I was so ugly that if I had my photo taken I would break the camera! Little by little I hid from cameras – I stopped going out because of CCTV etc! I only went shopping because I had to for my son.
My head was down so no one could see me!
I saw the opportunity (for a boudoir photo shoot) when I had left my ex after a few years, so I decided to see if his words were true.
I was made to feel special, and that the lies that had made me so afraid were not true! I have to say that I was a very public professional with a front when at work but hid away once my uniform was off!
Now I fight back, hold my head high and say “I am me, I have strength and beauty – you will not ever put me down again”.
Without Moving Pictures I would still be hidden!!”
You may be surprised to hear that 85% of the world’s population are affected by low self esteem, according to ‘The Self Esteem’ book, by Dr Joe Rubino.
Ironic really. People with low self-esteem and low confidence feel like they are alone, different, perhaps even odd at feeling the way they do, yet most of us are going through exactly the same things, albeit to varying degrees.
Your level of self-confidence can show in many ways: in your behavior, your body language, how you speak and what you say. Low self-confidence can be self-destructive, and it often manifests itself as negativity.
The root of your self-confidence issues may stretch back to a childhood experience or a significant low point in your life. On the other hand, it may have just been gradually eroded though a series of events in your life or the wrong relationships.
The danger is that once you lose confidence in one area of your life, it can spread and effect other areas too.
The good news is that building up your self-confidence and self-esteem is achievable, but there’s no quick fix, or five-minute solution.
Some believe that through positive thinking and positive self-affirmations one can help build their self-confidence. The trouble with this is it lacks a sense of vision and reward.
The true path to building your self-confidence is by setting and achieving your goals. This gives you a clear vision of the journey you need to take and offers a sense of reward and achievement once each goal has been reached.
So, unlike just trying to have a positive outlook on life and instilling positive thoughts, in the hope that it will lead to being more confident, by achieving a goal you have a tangible measure of your progress.
Building your Self-Confidence
Step 1: Preparation
Before you can embark on your confidence-building journey you need to have the focus and determination to carry things through.
No-one and nothing can hold you back if you truly embrace the belief that you can do it, period.
In this journey, you are ultimately your own worst enemy – despite what other influences try and throw you off course, if you hold your belief you can overcome any obstacles and keep going, you will succeed.
Nothing worth working towards is ever easy, there will be tough times but if you hold onto your belief then nothing can hold you back.
The first step is to take stock of where you are and where you want to go/what you want to achieve.
Think about the best things you have achieved in life so far, consider your strengths and draw inspiration from these things. They are proof that you can do it.
Also, consider your threats and weaknesses – the things that could threaten your progress towards working towards and achieving your goals.
Recognise them, understand them and consider how you will deal with them.
Taking Control of your Mind
Your biggest enemy…you own mind.
Losing your self-belief and negative self-talk can really hinder your progress, or halt it completely.
You shouldn’t be naïve enough to think it won’t creep in from time to time, but you can learn to deal with it.
Keeping a strong mental image of how you will feel once each of your goals is achieved will help you on your way.
Step 2: Setting your Goals
To truly develop your self-confidence you will need to set and achieve some goals. With each success your confidence will grow and you can move on to a bigger, more challenging goal.
Your goals are unique to you and the path that will lead you to improved self-esteem may be very different to someone else s.
But, by doing the right things and starting with small, easy wins, you’ll put yourself on the path to success – and start building the self-confidence that comes with this.
For many of the women we meet, a boudoir photo shoot is something that they lack the confidence to try and they feel the need to build up their confidence first.
In these cases, actually having a photo shoot is the last goal in their journey to being a more confident person. If this is you, then setting and achieving some smaller goals will eventually give you the confidence to give it go…and you won’t be disappointed.
For others, enjoying a boudoir shoot is just one of the smaller goals leading them to achieving something far greater.
Step 3: Staying on Course
Once you start achieving the goals you set yourself, no matter how small they are to begin with, you should be able to draw the confidence and strength to tackle the next one.
As you progress, make the goals a bit bigger and the challenges a bit tougher.
Keep the Mind Strong
Whatever happens on your journey to reaching your goals, stay positive. You will encounter setbacks and you will experience the ‘tough’ times when working towards your goals requires you to dig deep.
Stay positive – remind yourself daily why you are doing it and visualise the positive end result that is your driving force.
When was the last time you felt like you? Do you feel a bit lost, or like you’ve lost ‘it’?
We’d all like to feel a little more confident in our day to day lives and on different levels, from feeling confident enough to leave the house, to giving a speech in front of a large crowd.
Confidence is something that can’t be taught, but it can be encouraged.
Here at Moving Pictures, confidence and empowerment are at the centre of everything we do. We believe that everyone (yes, even you) deserves to feel great and allow themselves to indulge in some time that is all about you. Sometimes, confidence gets in the way, so I have compiled 10 steps that I believe can help build confidence. Some of these steps I have seen work first hand, and others I have discovered, don’t work for everybody.
Treat it as a pick ‘ n’ mix but at least try all of them!
1: Do something every day that scares you
I don’t mean, do a bungee jump or going on a theme park ride, think smaller. Do you have trouble talking to new people? Next time you’re waiting for a train or on a bus, say hi to the person next to you. When you’re next in a shop, make small talk with a cashier as they are scanning your items or ask someone for the time, apply this is you are also uncomfortable talking on the telephone. Don’t send a text, ring. Afraid of spiders? You trap that thing!! Show it who’s boss.
If you start by overcoming small fears, getting over bigger ones will be a breeze.
“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.” – We Bought A Zoo
2: Wear make up / change your hair
There is a common misconception that women (or men) wear make up to impress others – make up changes how YOU feel about YOU.
A lot of my “behind the scenes” work is from home and on the phone, but when I am dressed and with my make up done, even though no one will see me, I feel more ready and confident to talk.
If you feel you look good, that confidence will come across to others. I’m not talking full get up every day but, even a bit of tinted moisturiser and mascara can change your day! If you are not sure about make up – ask at a counter in a shop or do some research on YouTube.
Also, try something new… have you been wearing the same colour eyeshadow since 1991? Change your habit – this is a bonus tip for confidence building! Ask in a store (yes, talk to a stranger) what colours would suit you – not what’s on trend but what works for you. This is what I like to call a two in one, approaching a stranger and changing your look! Talking about having the same eyeshadow for 25 years, when was the last time you spruced up your hairstyle?
It’s so easy to stick with what you know – go for a new look, it’s a guarantee for a few compliments being thrown your way “ooh I love your new hair!” and who doesn’t want that when they are trying to be more confident!?
3: Get clothes that fit!
One of the worst things about being a woman is that clothing manufacturers rarely get it right. However, clothing sizes have no real reflection on your actual size! It all depends on different materials and cuts. Make sure you wear what fits, it’s far more flattering than going with “your size” and again, if you feel good, it will help your confidence bloom.
(if it helps, cut sizes out once you have bought an item)
4: Take some time out for you.
Easier said than done I know. But if you can find time, even if its once a month. Have that long bath, go for a coffee, take a walk by yourself or read a book! Breathe, re coup and enjoy silence. Meditation, although not for everybody can really help relax and think through problems, take big breaths breathing in through your nose out through your mouth with your eyes closed several times works wonders, it’s only a small amount of time, but trust me…. It counts!
5: Surround yourself with positive people
Are your friends always moaning? Yet not doing anything to change what they are moaning about?
The 5 people you spend the most time with are the most influential to your mood and your decisions. Break the mould, be around people who are positive and have fun – warning this may include talking to new people – go on, you can do it!
Join clubs/classes of things that interest you and find people who enjoy the same things as you!
I’m not saying ditch your besties but try and find a balance of ensuring you are getting a positive experience from friendships.
10 steps to a more confident you!
6: Make lists – what makes you happy/sad and start to eliminate the sad
Exactly what is says on the tin. Iron out where you might be being dragged down or not feeling great.
Hate your job? I guarantee that’s affecting your confidence. Get your CV together and make a change.
I was an unhappy corporate professional for several years, I finally took the plunge to change and find something I love doing, and it has really paid off, Monday blues are non existent!!
7: Say yes more often
This closely relates to doing something that scares you every day – say yes to something you wouldn’t normally say yes to and follow it through – don’t take the easy route and cancel through a text message!
Have you heard of Yes Man? Originally a book by Danny Wallace but also now a film with Jim Carrey in – read it or watch it!
8: But, don’t be afraid to say no!
On the flip side, also say no if you don’t want to do something or just simply don’t have time. Don’t overdo it.
The point is, decide what you want to do and say yes or no accordingly, don’t think about what other people want!
9: Keep organised
By being organised, always knowing where your keys are, remembering everything you need to take with you for a day, preparing routes and travel times, knowing when bills are coming out.
I bet you, you will find the “me” time you’ve been looking for, you will be less stressed and more calm – tidiness = calmness.
I live by making lists and reminders on my phone this helps me clearly see what I need to achieve without stressing – crossing things off lists is very therapeutic!
10: Don’t compare yourself to anyone else
You are you, no one else can be you, and you can’t be anyone else. We have a very unfortunate media that paints pictures of what is desirable but, progress is being made, if Barbie can come in different sizes now, so can we!
Embrace who you are, it won’t happen overnight but, you deserve to be happy and confident, don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise!