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Embrace Your Body Project – Laura

When Laura first got in contact with us she said "I am a plus size, short, tattooed, short haired woman, and I don't generally see many people who look like me confident in their own skin. I'd like to help prove you can love your body even if it doesn't conform to commercial standards." It was clear Laura saw the problem with not loving your body, and wanted push back against the ridiculous beauty standards we're expect to conform to (with most of them being entirely out of our control) but she​ still needed a little help to see just how beautiful she is.

The Embrace Your Body Project is all about empowering women to love themselves and their bodies, as they are, right now.

It's about embracing our bodies, whatever flaws we may think we have, and accepting ourselves.

It's about showing that nobody is perfect, but that we are all beautiful in our imperfections.

And it's about sharing that experience with other women, to help them on their journey to body confidence.

Embrace Your Body Project – Maxine

When Maxine first got in contact with us she said "I'm coming up to 58, I just got engaged and would love to feel amazing and sexy for my man." We always say, there is no age limit on boudoir (aside from being over 18), and it is never too late to learn to love your body, and to feel sexy & beautiful.

The Embrace Your Body Project is all about empowering women to love themselves and their bodies, as they are, right now.

It's about embracing our bodies, whatever flaws we may think we have, and accepting ourselves.

It's about showing that nobody is perfect, but that we are all beautiful in our imperfections.

And it's about sharing that experience with other women, to help them on their journey to body confidence.

Embrace Your Body Project – Laura

The whole pressure on women for their bodies to 'bounce back' to 'normal' after childbirth is absurd. You just created life, your body has gone through an intense 9 months, and getting back to the body you had before can't be your first priority. Not to mention that, no matter how hard you try, your body will have changed. There will with be stretch marks that weren't there before, c-section scars, saggy bits, and lumps & bumps. That is normal & natural, and that body still deserves your love. If anything it deserves it even more now.

Laura knows this all too well, because 9 months before coming in, she brought not one, but two babies into the world, and has had a disconnect with her body since then. Thankfully she realised she needed to see how beautiful she is right now, not be longing for the body she had before.

 "After giving birth to my twin boys almost 9 months ago, I no longer recognise myself in the mirror. Going from a size 14, to 18 with a C Section scar and overhang, I no longer feel confident or attractive. I hide myself away in baggy clothes and don't feel attractive, I think I need something to remind me how beautiful I am."

The Embrace Your Body Project is all about empowering women to love themselves and their bodies, as they are, right now.

It's about embracing our bodies, whatever flaws we may think we have, and accepting ourselves.

It's about showing that nobody is perfect, but that we are all beautiful in our imperfections.

And it's about sharing that experience with other women, to help them on their journey to body confidence.

Who’s a boudoir portrait session for?

How do you know if a boudoir portrait session is right for you?
I've created a simple test!

Just answer these questions:
Would you love more confidence?
Do you look at all those Before and Afters on our Facebook page and think "...but mine won't look like that"?
Do you think you're too old?
Do you think that you're the wrong body shape?
Have you lost your body confidence after having kids?
Do you wish you'd had some body confidence in the first place?

If you've answered yes to any of these, then yes, it's for you!
I'd love to help you regain, or even gain for the first time, more body confidence. Because the truth is, boudoir is for any woman who wants help to step outside of her comfort zone, and feel good about herself.

There's no upper age limit, and no 'right' body shape. See your body? That's the right shape to be able to do this, exactly as it is.

You don't have to change to be able to do this - you don't even need to change your own perception of yourself, because we're going to help with that.
You just need to take that one small step and get in touch.

Everything starts with a chat - that's all. No pressure to book, just an initial conversation, from which you can decide whether now is the right time for you. But if not now, when?

Much love
Anna
 xx

The Ultimate Feel-Good Photography Experience For Women

We would love to welcome you to our brand new Garden Studio, in Bampton, West Oxfordshire, for the ultimate feel-good photography experience for women.

Whilst we were closed during lockdown, we had plenty of time to take our feedback from clients over the last 15 years, and create something special.

A special portrait session, requires a special prop, so we commissioned a burlesque supplier to custom make these beautiful feather fans - just like burlesque performers use in their shows!

perfect boudoir shoot 1

(By the way, this image also won us the Boudoir Photographer of the Year title during lockdown, so we're pretty pleased with it!)

Over the years, we have learned our clients fears well (not least because I share many of them!)Here's what this shoot addresses:

  • Hate looking at the camera? Me too. There are so many options for looking away with these!
  • No need to love your face/hair/anything else. There are many options for anonymous shots that will be gorgeous, and 'hiding' shots, where you're just peeking out.
  • No need to feel self conscious at the shoot because - see above. You won't feel like anything's on show.
  • No pressure to be 'sexy'. 
  • This is the big one - No body confidence required - you can completely hide behind them if you want to!
  • You get these gorgeous feathers to use in addition to being able to look through, and choose what you love, from our huge range of boudoir poses 

Your ultimate feel-good shoot includes:

  • A pre-session image consultation, where we'll discover the poses you love.
  • Hair and make up by one of our pro stylists.
  • Posing guidance - we don't leave anything to chance!
  • 3 hours of time, all focused on you feeling fabulous. (How often does that happen?)
  • Your image viewing - hankies are provided, these get emotional! 

Ready to take some time to feel good about yourself in 2021?

Your ultimate feel-good portrait session awaits, and right now, the session fee is just £99 (instead of our usual £199).

To find out more, just fill in the form below (you're not committing to anything) and I'll be in touch.

Anna
xx

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