Part I: Bridal Boudoir

I'd like to start this post by saying that this was *the* shoot that I'd wanted to do since day one of launching my website. I would have a million projects in the pipeline if time and resources were no object but this was one that I really wanted to see through. It may not be anything spectacular to anybody else but when it all came together I remember looking around the room while the shoot was going on and thinking 'This is my job... This is work?!' Please don't anybody pinch me...

Rachel Hayton is a dream. She would say I'm a friend but I'm actually a fan. She's a wistful whimsical dilly dreamer with a hell of a talent for all things creative topped off with a kooky topknot.

 The subject of this particular shoot was probably not something that Rachel necessarily specialises in but I knew she could capture my vision and she has a manner that would put anyone at ease.

Which is handy because the title for this shoot is Boudoir!

I've decided to present this set of images as a two-part series. My model for both parts is the absolutely stunning Naomi. I have to say a huge thank you to her at this point for being exactly what I wanted her to be and for allowing me to share these images with you!

Part One: Bridal Boudoir.


I created a classic Bridal look of natural brown shadows and smudged a thicker chocolate brown liner into a feline flick at the outer corners to give it a more intense feel and blended well to soften the edges. Highlighting on the cheekbones, a light dusting of bronze and a glossy nude pout topped off the look.


This gorgeous bouquet of ranunculus and frothy carnations trimmed with pink gypsophilia and hand-tied with lace was a bespoke creation from Katie at Made In Flowers. She also provided some of the same loose flowers to decorate Naomi's hair and I just pinned them in with a few grips. They were beautiful, tied in the whole look and would be amazing to give to your hairdresser to incorporate into an updo! If you head over to Made In Flowers' website in the coming weeks she will have some images of her own to show off this amazing creation. It smelled divine too!



We took over a hotel suite for the afternoon but this could easily be done in your own home if your wedding morning wouldn't allow time or you would like the shots before the day?

Brides-to-be you should seriously consider this as a gift to your future Husband. I can't think of a man who wouldn't appreciate his own personal album on Wedding Day... Or perhaps as an anniversary gift? I believe a One Year Anniversary gift is traditionally 'paper'??

Do get in touch if you'd like to discuss a shoot of your own. I would love to be part of it!

Also, any photographers or models out there who would like to add this type of shoot to their portfolio and require my services please e-mail for day rates.


For Rachel Hayton go to:-

And for Katie Robinson:-

Thank you also to Faye. My best friend and second pair of eyes : ) x

So that's Bridal Boudoir... I hope you enjoyed it. If you'd like to see more then stay tuned for the second installment...

Coming soon... 'Ooh La La! Boudoir.'

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