Elise, Author at Smart Photography

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Boudoir Before and After Images – February 2019

Here's a few of  the Before and After images for February 2019

These are our February before & afters, we helped so many women fall in love with themselves this Valentine's day!

​These are only clients who have said they are happy for us to use their images - there is always an opt out if they're for your eyes only!

It was something I’d always presumed that I wouldn’t be any good at, but that I’d always wanted to try, I’d only heard good things so I figured this was the best place to be brave and give it a go.

When I spoke to Anna on the phone she was honestly so helpful at calming my nerves, before that I was tempted to just cancel or not go through with it, but actually talking to someone and hearing more information rather than reading it made it feel a lot more personal and less scary. 

On the day of my session everyone was so helpful and kind, and really patient with me when I didn’t understand quite what I was supposed to do, which helped me massively with the nerves. I honestly can’t recommend this enough, everyone was so kind and lovely and I have absolutely nothing negative to say about any of it, because I really enjoyed my time, even if I was terrified before going in.

Amy

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If you don't love your images, we will refund your deposit, in full.

We're confident you will love your images, in which case simply deduct your deposit from whatever you choose to order.

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Boudoir Before and After Images – January 2019

Here's a few of  the Before and After images for January 2019

These are our January before & afters, new year and the same amazing you!

​These are only clients who have said they are happy for us to use their images - there is always an opt out if they're for your eyes only!

On the day of my session I was apprehensive but excited too. I slowly got into the swing of things and began to enjoy it. Rachel and Holly made me feel confident and relaxed.

Everyone needs to do this! Not only did I come away feeling so confident, but I felt like a movie star too. The whole experience was so professional you could easily of thought that it was a portrait session for a top magazine. The smart crew are warm, friendly and understanding.

Tania

My portrait session was the most amazing way to spend the day. Anna and the team are amazing. They take the normal everyday person and transform them in to the amazing person that's there but perhaps not seen.

Thank you for an amazing experience, I hope this encourages others who are body conscious that it's the beauty within that counts and Anna, Robin and the team practically bring that out . Also Rachel was amazing with regards to attention to detail and looking after ones modesty. Her approach and professionalism meant I have a couple of photos believed I'd never have taken in a million years. Thank God she did. They're an amazing team, thank you all!

Lizzie

I had a fantastic time on the day of my session. I was nervous on arrival but was soon made to feel comfortable and I loved every minute of my time spent there. Thank you all for making me feel amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you and I’m so pleased I did it. The photos of me are so different but in a great way and I can’t stop looking at them as I look so good. 

Lisa

It was the most amazing experience from start to finish, Anna and team were fabulous. Making you feel really at ease. Even now I’m looking at the images thinking "that’s not me"! It was a fantastic birthday present for my husband and so empowering for me, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Amy

Think you might be ready to fall in love with you?

Come along for a complimentary boudoir portrait session and enjoy our 'Fall in Love With You' Guarantee.
If you don't love your images, we will refund your deposit, in full.

We're confident you will love your images, in which case simply deduct your deposit from whatever you choose to order.

Click the link to fill in a short form and take the first step to falling in love with you.

Accepting Weight Loss

Imagine achieving something amazing... and treating yourself as though you haven't.

Sounds unlikely, doesn't it?

Now imagine losing a lot of weight, but when you look in the mirror, you still see the old, bigger you.
You carry on wearing the same clothes you used to wear.
And you haven't changed how you feel about yourself. At all.

There's an expectation that if you achieve a weight loss goal you'll feel differently about yourself, but often it will take our brains a while to 'catch-up' - leaving us feeling deflated instead of elated!

In some ways, we trap ourselves by constantly referring back to pictures of how we used to look - we show them to other people and expect their reaction, their shock, their amazement, how impressed they are. But we don't feel it ourselves. 

One of the most common side effects of being unhappy with our weight is not wanting to see how we look. We get used to avoiding both cameras and mirrors. But the numbers on the scales can only tell you what you've achieved - they won't show you. 

And every time we show someone a photo of the old 'us', the bigger 'us' - if that's the only time we see ourselves, we reinforce to ourselves that that's who we still are.

Every time we wear the clothes that are too big, and just make do, we diminish our achievement.

To make our brains catch up with our bodies, we should celebrate - not just the numbers on the scale, but the physical reality of what we've achieved.

Buying new lingerie and clothes is a genuine act of love towards ourselves. We're telling ourselves we're worth it. We did it. That it's ok to like ourselves.

And when we allow ourselves to look in the mirror, and even be in new photos, we'll gradually replace our old notion of who we are,  and be properly able to celebrate who we are now.

Body As Art Collection: November & December

A Selection Of Our Favourite ‘Body As Art’ Portraits From November & December 2018

These are some of our Body As Art images from November & December!

​These are only clients who have said they are happy for us to use their images - there is always an opt out if they're for your eyes only!

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If you don't love your images, we will refund your session fee, in full.

We're confident you will love your images, in which case simply deduct your deposit from whatever you choose to order.

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Boudoir Before and After Images – December 2018

Here's a few of  the Before and After images for December 2018

These are our December before & afters, with some of our Christmas pin-up style boudoir clients!

​These are only clients who have said they are happy for us to use their images - there is always an opt out if they're for your eyes only!

This was my second time coming to Smart Photography, so I wasn't nervous, I already knew how comfortable I would be made to feel. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and were able to answer any questions I might have had. 

Anna went through everything with me, even though I had already been before, she covered everything in case I forgot anything. I loved the variety of poses and that I could request and any that I might have liked. 

My make-up artist Katrina was amazing, very friendly and very easy to talk to so I felt like I was in very good hands.

I knew my pictures would be amazing, but they still surprised me at how amazing they were. It was very difficult to try and choose a small amount as I would have had them all. 

It was amazing from start to finish... again. I've already recommended them to a number of people.

Sian

I have lost over 8 stone prior to my session and I was worried that my wobbly bits would look awful in the photos, so I was nervous before I arrived at the studio but soon felt relaxed by the team, everyone was amazing and made me feel at home. 

I don't normally wear make-up so I looked amazing to the point my friends didn't recognise me.

I would recommend anyone having a portrait session as the whole experience was amazing, especially if you have very low self confidence. I wished I had done this a long time ago, I will definitely do it again in future. 

Stephanie

Think you might be ready to fall in love with you?

Come along for a complimentary boudoir portrait session and enjoy our 'Fall in Love With You' Guarantee.
If you don't love your images, we will refund your deposit, in full.

We're confident you will love your images, in which case simply deduct your deposit from whatever you choose to order.

Click the link to fill in a short form and take the first step to falling in love with you.

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