THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM – THE COST OF BOUDOIR

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM – THE COST OF BOUDOIR

THE TRUE COST OF BOUDOIR

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM – THE COST OF BOUDOIR

It’s all worth paying for because they are beautiful and actually make me feel so good about myself. Thank you again for making me feel like this.

Kirsty

One of the first questions people ask us when they come to us for a Boudoir Photoshoot is “How much does it cost?”

After all, it’s not something you do every day is it?

Actually, it could be that the real cost of a Madison Bou Experience is NOT treating yourself.

Denying yourself the empowerment and the thrill of a Madison Bou photoshoot is to miss out on one of the experiences of a lifetime.

I can’t even begin to express how good my shoot was… I don’t just mean the quality of the pictures. .. or the careful angles … lighting .. make up… styling and positioning. .. I mean the way they make you feel. .. from the minute you enter… thru to the after care … I massively struggle with body image and I felt beautiful… valued… empowered.. its a cliché I know. .. but I think it has begun to change me… how I see myself. .. and how I value myself.

Ellie

How much do you think the experience Ellie had (above) is worth to her?

But, you already suspect that this experience will be worth a lot to you, that’s why you want to do it in the first place!

At Madison Bou – We genuinely feel that the experience we offer should be available to EVERY woman.

We agonise over every product we sell and do everything we can to offer extraordinary value for everyone of our clients.

We now offer flexible, interest free payment plans that work for your budget.

We also offer £100 discounts if you and a friend book sessions on the same day.

The best bit?

You will enjoy your Madison Bou experience well after your shoot day is over.

Your confidence will soar for years to come as you look back on your beautiful photographs.

How much would an experience like that be worth to you?

Shopping around photographers on the basis of price alone is missing the point.

You first need to decide how much an experience of a lifetime is worth to you. You need to ask yourself, how much would you be prepared to pay for something that will make you feel good about yourself for many years to come.

That amount – The amount that you’d pay for this experience is the amount of worth you actually place on yourself. 

Now that is a real investment and as such, will be worth every penny.

Read what Faye told us (below) and imagine how valuable that experience would be to you

 

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the fabulous job you did making me feel like a true beautiful person that I am. My confidence now, after this experience, is so much more amazing. No more do I walk down the street with my head down low. It’s now held high and I own that pavement! Thank you again. You are fantastic!

Faye

SELF LOVE – LOVE YOURSELF UNCONDITIONALLY

SELF LOVE – LOVE YOURSELF UNCONDITIONALLY

SELF LOVE - UNCONDITIONALLY

SELF LOVE – LOVE YOURSELF UNCONDITIONALLY

I was feeling lost in myself amongst the many roles I play out in life, mum, step mum, wife, daughter, sister… I needed something to kick start my self confidence, to find ‘me’ again, to remind me who I can be. I also wanted something to help create a positive body image in my own mind, something I’ve struggled with my whole life. Prove I can be a ‘lady’ and look a little glamorous.

Lynn

THE ART OF SELF LOVE – EASY FOR US TO SAY

Honestly, it’s a day to day struggle.

Looking at the mirror and seeing something nice is a challenge. Most days I look in the mirror and see someone I don’t recognise at all. (Or rather, I see someone I recognise only too well – My mother )

Aging is a horrid process.

What it does to your body is frankly, criminal.

Even though my work is about finding the beauty in other women, I still struggle to do the same for myself.

Dave tells me I’m beautiful 20 times a day and I just laugh, nervously.

Behind a confident exterior is the same negativity, just like everyone else.

WHY DO WE FIND IT SO HARD TO LOVE OURSELVES?

When our clients come to us we always ask them “what do you love about yourself”?

Almost every woman finds it difficult to answer.

It’s difficult. Most women don’t like blowing their own trumpet.

We laugh nervously when paid a compliment about our looks.

We often say things like “I wish my boobs were fuller,  my bum smaller, my teeth whiter, my nose smaller, my legs skinnier….”

They’ll say “Don’t photograph my bum, my fat knees, my mummy tummy “

They can list all the things they don’t like almost without thinking but ask what they DO like and they struggle to list one thing.

Eventually, when pressed, they’ll answer with a small list of nonphysical attributes they don’t mind about themselves… Sense of humour, being a Mum, hard-working etc …

WHY CAN’T WE SIMPLY SAY – “I AM PERFECT, JUST THE WAY I AM” (No ifs, no buts)

THE MADISON BOU STUDIO IS A PLACE TOTALLY FREE OF JUDGEMENT

Say goodbye to your inner critic. That wicked Gremlin on your shoulder whispering negative thoughts in your ear.

Instead, we encourage you to learn to be kinder to yourself and others.

The next time you look into the mirror try and be kind to yourself.

See yourself without judgment.

A beautiful woman who is uniquely you.

This is how your friends and family see you.

This is how we see you.

Being kind though is a daily work in progress. Some days you really don’t feel that good about yourself and that’s just life. I know how that feels.

Self Love is hard.

Every day, though, try and be a little more positive and you may find the difference in your life is astonishing.

This is why we do what we do.

EXCUSES NOT TO DO A BOUDOIR PHOTOSHOOT – I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOOK SEXY

EXCUSES NOT TO DO A BOUDOIR PHOTOSHOOT – I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOOK SEXY

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO LOOK SEXY!

LAME EXCUSE TO NOT HAVE A BOUDOIR SHOOT

EXCUSES NOT TO DO A BOUDOIR PHOTOSHOOT – I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOOK SEXY

“I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOOK SEXY”

No one comes to our studio and knows how to look sexy straight away. It takes models years of training to pull off a ‘sexy look’ the moment they step in front of a camera. Don’t even get us started with the Instagram selfie ‘Duck Face’ pout! Ridiculous and most definitely NOT SEXY! 

Our job is to coach you every step of the way.

From, the look in your eyes

All the way to your fingertips

How you point your toes

How you arch your back

All of that we take care of.

Another excuse people give us to not do a boudoir shoot is

“AFTER I LOSE 10LBS”

Well, you may lose that 10lbs or you may not lose that 10lbs but one thing we do know is this…

You come wanting to be a little skinnier but you will leave thinking

“Wow! I cannot believe how amazing I look”

You will love the way you look in your photos but you will certainly regret using this as an excuse to not have this experience.

 

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Another lame excuse…

“I’M NOT PHOTOGENIC”

OK, while it’s true some people are easier to photograph and take a little longer than others, everyone can be photographed to look beautiful.

What photogenic really means is how comfortable you feel in front of the camera. It doesn’t mean pretty, it just means that some people are more comfortable in front of the camera than others.

That’s why we’re here. To help you to become comfortable in front of the camera.

“BUT I’M NOT SEXY”

Please stop!

How to look sexy is a state of mind.

You’re a Mum, you’re a teacher, a Doctor, whatever you do helps to define you but it doesn’t tell the whole picture. You are more than those things and one of those things IS sexy.

We have the experience to bring out your inner sexy.

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WEDDING BOUDOIR -IDEAS FOR A GREAT BRIDAL BOUDOIR PHOTOSHOOT

WEDDING BOUDOIR -IDEAS FOR A GREAT BRIDAL BOUDOIR PHOTOSHOOT

WEDDING BOUDOIR

IDEAS FOR A GREAT BRIDAL BOUDOIR PHOTOSHOOT

WEDDING BOUDOIR -IDEAS FOR A GREAT BRIDAL BOUDOIR PHOTOSHOOT

If you’re thinking of doing this, then JUST DO IT!

You’ll probably feel excited, then nervous and then , after a few minutes into the shoot you’ll feel like you could do this all day.

Doing this as a wedding gift is so much better than a watch.
 
There is nothing else that’s this personal and special and different and UNEXPECTED.
 
He would never guess that I would do this.
 
So…. If you’re going to WOW your person, then this is the way to do it.
 
It’s almost selfish because you’ll love the photos too. It’s a win-win!
 
This will be the best day ever.
 
Until the wedding day, then it will be the second best day ever! 
Sarah

WEDDING BOUDOIR IDEAS

So, the wedding is set and now you’ve booked a wedding boudoir photoshoot to create the perfect gift for the perfect groom. This is THE ultimate way to make your soulmate lust after you for a lifetime.

There’s nothing better than watching those eyes light up when they see your steamy pictures.

Fabulous!

Even better though is that along with a totally unique and intimate gift for you to share as a couple – A Bridal boudoir photoshoot is a gift to yourself.

Once considered too risqué or taboo, boudoir art has become one of the hottest trends in wedding gifts. A must-have item.

This experience is a way to celebrate the remarkable woman you are. You’ve worked hard to become her, to embrace her and you deserve this amazing experience. After all – You are the irresistible reason your partner put a ring on it in the first place!

Congratulate yourself with this Madison Bou wedding boudoir session.

Yet booking the date is one thing. – Now, though, the panic sets in…

What to wear?

Well, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. When you book a Madison Bou Experience we’ll send you a 27 page style guide packed with plenty of ideas for your photoshoot day. We’ll also talk with you in person or on the phone so we get an idea of exactly what you’ll love to get out of your experience. Every bride is different and every bridal boudoir photo shoot is different.

Here are a few ideas for your big bridal boudoir day.

 

Your fierce and irresistible essence is the reason your partner put a ring on it in the first place!

 

THE VEIL

If you have one, this is one of the absolute essentials for a bridal boudoir style photoshoot. The longer, the better.

WEDDING LINGERIE

Pictures featuring your wedding day lingerie will have so much significance once you look back on all your pictures after the wedding.

THE GROOMS WHITE SHIRT

Imagine how shocked your groom will be when you show all the pictures in that white shirt. Plus, there’s the fun of choosing something special from his wardrobe. (Include sports tops, ties, stretchy jumpers if you wish )

ANYTHING SEE THROUGH OR LACEY

This is super sexy of course so this is the perfect look for bridal boudoir

WHITE PJs OR A ROBE

If you’re not feeling too daring then PJs or a robe can look amazing while still being super flattering and sexy.

WHITE BRA AND UNDERWEAR

Obviously white is the most common bridal boudoir look but keep in mind this is a fully tailored, unique photoshoot, styled around you. If white isn’t your thing, go with what feels right for you.

ADD IN YOUR WEDDING COLOURS

Anything that fits around your wedding colours is a good idea. Many of our clients choose a bridal boudoir book that matches the wedding colours and matches the wedding album itself. All it takes is a little forethought to create the perfect package.

BRIDAL SHOES AND ACCESSORIES

The more you incorporate from your wedding day, the more unique and personal your wedding boudoir pictures will be.

DARE TO BARE

Our photoshoot experiences are all about working to your personal comfort level. This may be the most empowering thing you’ll ever do and it’s sure to build your confidence like nothing else. If it’s something you and your groom would want, then these images will be yours to enjoy for many years. We always recommend our clients start off with the maximum coverage until they get used to the camera and then slowly decide how far they want to go. This is why we don’t set time limits to our bridal boudoir sessions and only schedule one shoot per day. We can then focus entirely on you and help you to relax and get as comfortable as possible in a completely safe environment.

A WHITE TEDDY OR BODY

Often, a Teddy or body is more flattering than a bra and underwear. It’s more flattering around the tummy area and will help make you feel less exposed, yet still look sexy.

THE GARTER

Another detail that should never be forgotten if you plan on wearing one.

PIN UP / VINTAGE STYLE

Bring along some old magazine, vinyl records or other accessories such as leather suitcases to create a theme if that’s your style.

ROSE PETALS

For an ultra-feminine look. Maybe use the same type/colour flowers you plan on using for your bouquet. 

READ MORE ABOUT OUR BRIDAL BOUDOIR EXPERIENCES HERE

YORKSHIRE BOUDOIR – BECAUSE YOU ARE WORTH IT!

YORKSHIRE BOUDOIR – BECAUSE YOU ARE WORTH IT!

YORKSHIRE BOUDOIR – BECAUSE YOU ARE WORTH IT!

YORKSHIRE BOUDOIR – PHOTOGRAPHY FOR WOMEN – BECAUSE YOU’RE WORTH IT!

What is the lamest excuse we hear from clients before they book a photoshoot with us?

“I need to lose 10lbs before I do a boudoir photoshoot”

Honestly, if we’ve heard that once, we’ve heard it a million times, and guess what?

It’s a poor excuse.

Honestly, a Boudoir Photo shoot experience is something you should embrace at whatever stage you feel your body is at. It really is the most wonderful, confidence-building experience for any women, regardless of how they think they look.

We spend a lot of time helping women to become accepting of their own bodies. This feeling of newfound self-confidence can be totally life-changing.

You’ve heard the saying, ‘beauty comes from within’?

Well it’s true and we can prove it.

The journey towards accepting your beauty from within is essential to accepting your beauty on the outside. After a Madison Bou Boudoir Experience, your new-found confidence and body image will enhance your life in so many ways. It will make you feel better at work, amongst friends and family, around your partner… Really, it can be this powerful.

 

Over the years we have seen countless women with supermodel bodies be the most self-critical of their looks.

They often think they’re ‘fat’ and ‘unattractive’ because they have no love for themselves and you know what? There is nothing less attractive than someone who doesn’t love themselves.

Yet, invest the time to learn to love and accept yourself and watch that confidence become a magnet for others.

Self-confidence is a super aphrodisiac.

The best way to gain confidence is by learning to accept yourself as you are now. (Gok Wan made a career out of this idea )

Look in the mirror every day and say something kind.

 

Look at the picture above.

Do you think the person in the unretouched photo isn’t worthy of feeling good about herself?

Is she less worthy of feeling empowered in her body and her sexuality because she has no make-up on?

Of course not.

So why should you feel like YOU aren’t worthy?

When we photograph any woman for a Madison Bou Photoshoot we make sure we give you an amazing hair and make-up experience and then we carefully consider lighting and posing. We make sure you’re relaxed in front of the camera so you feel fabulous and that will help you to look fabulous.

After the shoot, we use retouching techniques to smooth out body lines and enhance highlights and shadows to put the focus on your gorgeous features.

We don’t change you. We don’t airbrush skin, we simply remove little imperfections. We don’t over enhance, we simply make you look your very best, on your best day.

Stop telling yourself that you need to ‘lose weight’ or that you ‘don’t take a good picture’ and enjoy an experience like this which will allow you to see your true beauty, femininity and sensuality.

You deserve this experience, just as you are, right now. All you have to do is have the courage to try a Yorkshire Boudoir Photoshoot Experience.

 

FIND OUT JUST HOW GOOD THIS WILL MAKE YOU FEEL

SEXY BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY – DOES MY BUM LOOK BIG IN THIS?

SEXY BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY – DOES MY BUM LOOK BIG IN THIS?

DOES MY BUM LOOK BIG IN THIS?

SEXY BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY – DOES MY BUM LOOK BIG IN THIS?

Thanks again for tonight. It was amazing for me to see myself through someone else’s perspective like that. A real eye opener. Can’t wait for Luke to see them, very excited as you made me look and feel a million dollars so I can’t thank you enough! xx

Claire

DOES MY BUM LOOK BIG IN THIS? (The secrets to sexy boudoir photography )

Cue the laughter!

Yet it’s not funny is it?

We really are concerned about our derrieres. This is one of THE most concerning parts of our bodies. (Well, bums and tums, and thighs, and chins and bingo wings and eye bags and fat ankles and…. well, anyway, back to bums )

Every bum looks good in a sexy boudoir photography shoot with Madison Bou. That’s our guarantee!

That’s right.

Every bum

One of our must-have shots is an epic bum shot. It’s what every woman wants from their Yorkshire boudoir photoshoot.

To make sure we get an epic bum shot, a couple of things need to happen.

A good pose and most importantly, flattering underwear.

Flattering underwear is all about the fit. It’s often better to have underwear that is a little too big because with the right posing, no one will notice and, every bum looks a little better with a little ‘wedgie’. Don’t laugh, it’s true. A little ‘wedgie’ lets the cheeks out a little for perfect curves.

Here’s another thing that surprises a lot of people. When shopping for the right underwear try to avoid thin straps. Thongs, and g-strings are not the best options for most shots unless you have the perfect body. For most women,.. the best options for sexy boudoir photography offer full or almost full coverage of the derriere.

Underwear with full bum coverage is the most flattering on all body types and make your bum look amazing. Leaving a little to the imagination can be incredibly sexy and underwear like the ones in the pictures above show this.

Now you have a much better idea of what’s going to make your bum look fantastic.

Worried about your tan lines?

No problem. After lighting and posing, retouching is used for the perfect finish. We use subtle photoshop to correct skin texture and uneven skin color.

Posing is key to a great Booty

It’s all about creating an “S-curve”. This is the undulating curve that defines the female form… or to enhance what’s already there.

When getting into certain poses and guiding the subject, the aim is to make you look as curvy and sinewy as possible.

Sometimes it’s not just about making the booty look bigger, but rather making it appear more defined. In other words, moving the body such that it gives it more shape and contour.

The key to sexy boudoir photography is a bootylicious bum!

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