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6 Reasons Women Don’t Book a Boudoir Photo Shoot

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.

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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 expect that the nerves won’t go away, that they won’t like any of their photographs, and/or they won’t have the courage to experience it for themselves. However, if you read on our website what previous customers said about their time with us, you’ll see that’s not the case

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!

Have a look through our work, read our reviews, and contact us if you have any questions, or click here to book a photo shoot.

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“The experience of my boudoir photo shoot took me well and truly out of my comfort zone!

I consider myself to be a fairly confident person, but I don’t have great confidence in my body.

Even on the day of the shoot itself, I toyed with the idea of cancelling.

I arrived in the studio after a sleepless night, not feeling and definitely not looking my best, worried that all the outfits I chose were going to be wrong, and yet I showed up!

And as I walked through the door, I was instantly put at ease!”

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Don’t just take our word for it

“I was honestly ready to pick up the phone and cancel my shoot. I didn’t want my lumps and bumps forever immortalised on camera. I didn’t want to look at my pictures and wish I have lost a few pounds or see them as a constant reminder of the bits of me I don’t like.”

Most of the ladies who come through our door feel the same way that you’re probably feeling… unsure, worried about wobbly bits and lacking the confidence to stand in front of the camera.

They all leave empowered and feeling more confident.

Don’t just take our word for it, have a look at some of the reviews to see what Emma and other ladies have said about their experience with us.

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We’re always bowled over by the amazing reviews and comments we receive.

But, we always have an extra smile when we hear from a client’s partner…

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It should scare you a little, but excite you a lot!

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A boudoir photo shoot can be a life-changing experience, and yes, a daunting one if it’s your first time.

There’s a saying that says if it scares you a little but excites you a lot… do it.

99% Of the ladies we photograph have never done anything like this before, and just like you, they feel anxious and a little scared. But they all leave feeling more confident and sometimes exhilarated, and pleased they did it… for themselves.

If you’re looking for your next ‘challenge’ or life-changing experience, forget running a marathon, for now, you’ll have plenty of time to punish your body (and soul) another time!

Come and slip on some sexy clothes instead and we’ll show you how beautiful you are right now.

Apply now for your chance to be selected for a complimentary session (worth £199) and £75 credit towards your images, at our studio in West Sussex.

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At Moving Pictures, we’re all about building confidence in women through an inspirational makeover and Boudoir photo shoot.

Everyone deserves their time in the spotlight, so do it for yourself this summer.

Perhaps you’re celebrating a milestone event in your life, like a birthday, anniversary, marriage… or divorce!

Perhaps you want to find the “old you” again, remind your partner you’re not “just mum”, or find more confidence.

Right now, we’re offering a complimentary makeover and Boudoir photo shoot worth £199!

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Don’t worry if you’ve not done anything like this before, or if the idea makes you feel nervous – we’ve photographed hundreds of women of all ages, shapes and sizes and 99% of our customers never had a Boudoir photo shoot like this before either.

It’s so much easier than you might think. Our personal stylist Aby is on hand to help you all the way through your shoot, guiding you, demonstrating poses and making sure you look amazing (it’s one of the things that make us very different from other studios).

Get in touch with us today – we’ll alleviate any concerns and talk you through the process.

Or, take a look at some of our reviews and read what others have said about their experience with us.



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