Why I love what Gok Wan did for women

I remember watching fashion guru Gok Wan’s programme ‘How to Look Good Naked’ for the first time and thinking how brave the ladies taking part were. Especially when they were reclining in a shop window wearing nothing but a fabulous smile; “No way Jose!” thought I, though I later met him in Jarrold’s book department a few years ago and he was charming.

It was a tremendously successful process for the ladies involved, even though it made us consider the fact that every other woman is beautiful, but not ourselves. Self confidence and body image have a wide scale of measurement, from those who adore their body beautiful to those who hide all of it under a baggy sweater, with even their partners/husbands never having seen them naked.

We felt their ‘feel good’ factor when they saw themselves, and their images. So why aren’t we all doing it? Fear of exposing our less than perfect body to a photographer, hating having our picture taken anyway and worrying that we will be disappointed we don’t look as good as they promise we will.  Hating the way we think our bottom, thighs, flat chest or double chin look does nothing for our personal confidence. On the upside we all have our best bits too – lovely hair, good skin or beautiful eyes. Good boudoir photography balances focus on our best elements whilst sensitively portraying the bits we are not so keen on, so that it produces an overall glimpse into the beautiful sexy woman inside. A tease. I wanted to give my ladies the absolute best experience that I could. The whole nine yards. I have just received a feedback form from my latest Boudoir client. In answer to my question of what she liked about the shoot her answer was

“The chance to be the main event! The make up, hair, bubbles and the professional shoot”

Boudoir photography can be whatever you want it to be and just for you or for your partner. As a client you are always in control of what you wear and take on or off.

Each client is an individual and so my shoots are tailored to suit them specifically. I have had a Boudoir shoot myself and can vouch for the way it makes you feel fabulous about yourself, both during the shoot, and when you receive your images.

Whilst I cannot show many of the images from my clients’ Boudoir experiences below are a few of those that I can show. Thank you to my ladies for allowing me to show these. Age, body size and shape, and disabilities and disfigurements are no barrier to a fabulous Boudoir experience. We have the bodies we were given and they are all beautiful; they are what makes us us, and we should celebrate our femininity. Do it – you won’t regret the experience.

The lady that completed the feedback form added these words about her experience with me in the studio – “The whole process of the Boudoir shoot was, quite simply, amazing. Although it was done as a gift for my husband I also gained from it. My body confidence has sky rocketed, and Lisa got some brilliant pictures. The experience is one I would recommend to everyone; something I will never regret, or forget. Thank you so much” Mrs L.R.