A Photographer’s Gift

A Photographer’s Gift
It may be hard to believe, but I haven’t always been confident posing before a photographer’s lens; let alone the lens of a glamour photographer.

Glamour Photography London: plus size boudoir and body confidence

In a recent lingerie post of mine, beautiful woman after beautiful woman said the words ‘I wish I had your confidence‘.

You see, on the outside, a glamour photoshoot can be daunting.   The very idea of someone watching as you flounce about in your under things is something that leave’s most women’s blood cold.  Even when that someone is a lover or a spouse.  Add a camera to the equation and many would run shrieking to the hills.

Yet, for me, it was a boudoir glamour photoshoot that really began my journey to self love.   Glamour photography is created to make a woman feel good about herself.

The soft lighting.

The fairy tale fixtures.

The pampering of a professional crafting your hair and make up.

An experienced and conscientous photographer to guide you through the poses; to make you laugh and smile, to make you feel taller, bolder, more confident in your body.

My first shoot was a Groupon experience with a friend.  The company we used has since moved but there are many other glamour photography London options that provide an amazing day out.  We planned our outfits – a  mix of lingerie and classic glamour items; a black blazer, a body-con dress, a white shirt, and a pair of heels … of course.   A glass of champagne helped to settle our nerves as our hair and make up was done and our photographer talked us through the different sets we were able to use and our outfit choices.   What was daunting soon became fun, and by the end of the day my body hang ups had fallen away.

I went home feeling sexy, empowered, at one with my body.   And a little bit caked in make up.  I had seen myself in a different light and my confidence had soared.   After that day it continued to sore, my next shoot was braver, more revealing.   My blog photos also became bolder – I began sitting in photos, no longer hiding my VBO and eventually, I even did an outdoor lingerie shoot.

And this is why a glamour photoshoot makes the perfect gift; whether it be for Valentines day or a birthday. It is the ticket to confidence and empowerment.

Boudoir Perfect Lingerie







This post has been sponsored by White Chocolate Photography.   All thoughts and opinions expressed remain my own and true.

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  1. Hannah Denton
    February 11, 2018 / 8:39 am

    You look amazing! Incredible. You should be so proud! I totally agree with the lighting too, it’s so important!

  2. February 11, 2018 / 3:10 pm

    I love that photo of you, you look really sexy! I can see how having a glamour photoshoot can really boost your confidence

  3. Bryanna Skye
    February 11, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    Thank you for sharing your experience — I love the idea of using this style of photography to encourage self love!

  4. February 11, 2018 / 9:12 pm

    What a lovely photo of you! I must confess I really enjoy being photographed in a photoshoot!

  5. Aimee Bradley
    February 12, 2018 / 3:59 am

    You look beautiful! It’s wmazibg how you feel after a boudoir shoot. I had one as a gift in October and once I got into it. I loved it. Xxx

  6. February 12, 2018 / 9:21 am

    These photos are gorgeous! I’ve done a few shoots like this and the confidence after is huge. Would love to do another soon!

    Hannah x

  7. February 12, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    You look lovely – confident and classy. I need to sort out a photo-shoot soon x

  8. February 12, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    I love the photo of you lying on the bed, not something I could ever do because I cannot stand being in front of the camera x

  9. February 13, 2018 / 5:43 am

    These photos are gorgeous and I really like the underwear you wear in the second pic. I’ve never done a proper photoshoot with a professional. Never really thought about it but I should try some day, it makes great memories.


  10. February 13, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    I love the lighting in the shoot it gives it a softness that makes you look lovely.

  11. Nikki
    February 13, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    You look amazing! I would love to do one if these types of shoots one day! 🙂

  12. February 14, 2018 / 12:51 am

    Oh wow these photos are stunning, I love the lighting and they are very professional. I’m not sure if I am there yet in terms of confidence but maybe one day I will have something similar done as it does look very empowering
    Laura x

  13. February 14, 2018 / 6:18 pm

    You always look fantastic! I love the takeaway from this and the fact that it was taking this step that helped your confidence is just fab! X

  14. February 14, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    Such stunning photo’s and I love the lingerie sets too – I would love a boudoir shoot but I need to find a photographer I trust