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Latifat’s Journey

Latifat was very kind to share how her experience with us made her feel and how it has changed her body confidence for good. 


Despite that I arrived quite early, I was immediately attended to and the entire team made me feel at ease, I was quite nervous and was not entirely sure I was going to carry on with the session even when I got to the studio on the day.  

I don't like being touched and have only just started being comfortable getting hugs, so it was especially comfortable for me and I liked the way I was asked when required to be touched to adjust me for a pose and at other times, I liked that I was asked if I was happy with being exposed and was comfortable during poses. Having a female assistant on hand better eased my anxiety during the session.

I had thought through on a number of emotions including being aloof and indifferent about seeing the pictures, never ever crying as part of it.

Thank you so much for having a tissue at hand, 

thank you for the healing hug,

and thank you for holding my hands whilst viewing my photos.

All of this is more than just having pictures taken, you are helping to heal a soul.


I am on that pathway and do not regret clicking that button. Despite the fact that there are millions of books on developing and instilling confidence in a person, or more so listening to several motivational speakers around, I never imagined that having pictures of me taken will better help me on my journey of gaining confidence.
Now it is easier for me to accept and carry myself and live with the image of me that has been produced and truly believe in myself.

Latifat's hair and make-up was by Holly Andersen for her boudoir portrait session.

If you would like to go on a journey of improving your body image, just get in touch below.

Much love,
Anna xx

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Gemma’s Journey

We put a shout out asking for people to share their portrait experience and were amazed when Ms. Wiltshire Curve herself got in touch. We though she should be brimming with confidence, and if she wasn't, well we definitely wanted to help.

Here's Gemma's body confidence journey with us.


I've been lacking in body confidence for as long as I could remember. Always losing weight, then putting on double the amount I had lost and always wishing I looked like someone else. I was never happy with the way I looked.

But this year has been my journey year.  I decided at the beginning of the year that I had to deal with my long-term illnesses and my life in a much more positive way. Starting with - trying things that were outside of my comfort zone.

I was very taken back to hear from Anna. I told her straight away that I was a plus size lady with body hang ups and she wasn’t in the slightest bit worried. She still wanted me to model and have my pictures taken. At first I was very excited about the booking, but then my nerves started to set in. I was worried about looking absolutely horrific in the pictures and was even more worried about wearing lingerie. My nerves intensified and I found that I wasn’t sleeping so good as I worried so much. I worried so much that I cancelled the first appointment!

A few days later I rang Anna and explained how nervous I had been feeling. She was fantastic with me! Spoke to me for a while and really calmed me down. She really put me at ease and even invited me down for a coffee just to see what it was all about! I decided to book another session and go for it!

I was a little nervous on the day of the session but after speaking to Anna I felt much more positive and ready for the day! I absolutely loved every minute! Everybody was amazing and friendly and really knew how to put you at your ease. I had a lovely glass of champagne to start with and really enjoyed my pampering.  I was elated that I had actually gone through with it, and I was pleased that I had enjoyed it so much.

I was nervous about viewing the pictures but I also had faith in Anna and robin when they promised to produce lovely pictures.  

Wow! Just Wow!

The pictures were amazing! Anna put on a slideshow for me and sat me down with a coffee to watch. It was all about me!

My confidence has definitely improved. I have learnt that just because I am plus sized I can still wear pretty clothing and look gorgeous! I never believed I could look so good and I will always be very thankful to Anna & Robin in believing in me when I didn’t.

I think this experience was absolutely fabulous and having the pleasure of working with you guys was great. I would definitely do it again and I know I will be working with Anna and Robin in the future. 

Gemma's hair and make-up was by Holly Andersen for these makeover photos with her Ms. Wiltshire Curve sash. 

Gemma's make-up and hair stylist for her budoir portrait session was Katrina Tuktareva.

If you would like to go on a journey of improving your body image, just get in touch below.

Much love,
Anna xx

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Be Sophisticated in Beautiful Black & White Portraits

This May we're all about creating art.

We're looking for women of any age, size, shape to work with us, highlighting the beauty of classic black & white portraits.

We have spaces available at our Witney studio throughout May 2018.

From the heyday of Hollywood to subtle silhouettes, these sessions are the perfect way to start to see yourself differently.

Chat with us, and together we'll create images that perfectly showcase a side of you that you maybe didn't know existed.

Choose between:

Black & White Boudoir

Your black & white boudoir portrait session includes:

  • Champagne on arrival for your session
  • Hair and make up by one of our pro stylists
  • Your fully directed portrait session - you don't need to know how to pose, that's our job!
  • Your private image viewing - This is your 'wow' moment. Bring your partner! Bring your mum! Bring a friend! And get ready to be wowed by you!
  • 20% off anything on our pricelist, if you choose to purchase from your session (there is no obligation to do so).

As with all of our boudoir portrait sessions, we will ask for a fully refundable booking deposit of £50 and you must be over 18 to take part.

Black & White Art Nude

Your black & white art nude portrait session includes:

  • Champagne on arrival for your session
  • A consultation on the image style
  • Your fully directed portrait session - you don't need to know how to pose, that's our job!
  • Your private image viewing - This is your 'wow' moment. Bring your partner! Bring your mum! Bring a friend! And get ready to be wowed by you!
  • 20% off anything on our pricelist, if you choose to purchase from your session (there is no obligation to do so).

As with all of our boudoir portrait sessions, we will ask for a fully refundable booking deposit of £50 and you must be over 18 to take part.

Can't decide? You can also choose 'a mix of both' and we'll figure it out together.

To take part, simply fill in the form below, and I'll call you with all the info. Don't forget to choose between boudoir or art nude!
Much love,
Anna
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Emma’s Boudoir Journey

If you think:
- you can't do it
- you don't have the confidence 
- you don't have the right body
- you have too many health issues

then this is for you. Fill out the form at the bottom if you're ready to take that leap to body confidence.

One of our lovely clients got in touch, to let us know how her portrait session had made real change in her life.

I know that you know how life changing your photo shoots are and mine gave me such a boost but I wanted to tell you how much I’ve been helped. I have the first print that you gave me up above my mirror at home, I’ve moved it about in times of stress to remind me how strong I am because the woman in the picture shows strength. The pictures show sides to me I had forgotten, the shoot reminded me how brave I can be and that my anxiety isn’t out of control.
I’ve now had my surgery and I don’t think I would’ve made it through the five hour wait and the long walk alone from the waiting room to theatre, without your help. When they called my name for surgery and as I visited the ladies one last time and felt my legs buckle and fear take hold, I stopped and focused on that photo, that image you captured of me, strong, fearless and independent.

I took some deep breaths and said she can do it! And I did.

You made it so much easier for me, I have no doubt in my mind that your photo shoot has changed me forever and given me back some of the fight I’d lost. I’m starting to rebuild my life, I’ve turned my business around, I’ve come through my operation and recovered so well (I’ve amazed myself and the team). I’m putting myself first and you gave me the starting blocks to do this. I can’t wait to book another shoot when I’m well again and hopefully sporting a new tattoo of a rising Phoenix.

I know I have a way to go but thank you all for showing me who I am and who I can still be.

I am so proud of what I’ve achieved.  

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Boudoir Before and After Images – February 2018

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

These are our February before and afters, helping clients celebrate loving 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!

All of this is more than just having pictures taken, you are helping to heal a soul.

Latifa

I was apprehensive and nervous, I thought I was going to back out so many times but in the end I'm so so glad that I took the plunge.

I loved my session Katrina was fantastic at hair and make up and made me feel so comfortable. My photos were amazing!

Thank you so much for the experience and giving me the confidence boost I needed.

Amie

My confidence has truly been boosted by this experience. I did not expect to enjoy the session as much as I did, but I am so glad I plucked up the courage because looking at these pictures really has made me see that no matter what I've thought before, I can be beautiful and I can be sexy.This has been the long overdue confidence boost I've been craving, so thank you so much everyone at Smart Photography!

Hannah

I did feel nervous but Anna calmed me down and when I opened my eyes to view the photos, I was truly amazed.

Liz

I really enjoyed my time, I could not believe it was me in the pictures. I loved them.

Jacqueline

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.