LIFESTYLE: My Raremoments Boudoir Shoot Experience

I recently won a facebook competition for a boudoir shoot at a local photo studio called Rare Moments Photography and thought I would share my experience with you. 

I’ve never done anything like it before and thought hey, you only live once right. After a pretty shit start to the year, I felt like my luck was starting to change and maybe things were on the up so why not try something a little out of my comfort zone. After feeling pretty down about myself and feeling let down by my body, I wanted to gain my old confidence back, and prove to myself I’m still the woman I was last year,  if not better!

Arriving into the very scenic Petersfield I found the studio pretty quickly. I was instantly welcomed in and seated and having a chat with one of the girls on reception. Shortly after commenced hair and make up.

Not going to lie I felt glammed up after Casey was finished with me. If only I could look that sophisticated everyday.

Then onto the shoot. My photographer was amazing.  Put me totally at ease, completely comfortable and made the entire experience relaxed and most importantly…. fun. I couldn’t hold all the poses (credit to models everywhere) and I was sweating like mad as it was a hot Saturday and even the HUGE fan was giving up on itself! The whole photo experience was fab. I would definitely do it again!

They have a slightly different set up compared to most studios. Viewings are done on a different day to the shoot. I think its quite good personally.  It keeps the anticipation going longer, and you’re more likely to stay with in budget as you’re not still riding your glam high from being a model for an hour.

On arrival to our ordering appointment we were met by the lovely staff and shown to a private room with a sofa (and sweets) to be shown my images. First was a slideshow set to music of all my photos. I was pretty impressed not going to lie, especially with the lovely and confidence boosting comments. 

Then we went through the images one by one using a traffic light system, green yes, amber maybe and red no. This eventually whittled us down to 13 images. We then got down to 8 final images in digital files. As with all photo studios the images are not cheap, but I was given a price list on leaving from my shoot so I was prepared. 

It was not the easiest decision getting the numbers down.

“Rare Moments did an amazing job. I’m so happy with the photos, and I really hadn’t anticipated loving them as much as I do.
The entire experience was amazing. I felt empowered, beautiful, comfortable, confident and proud of myself. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to treat themselves and boost their self-love and body confidence. “

You can find Rare Moments Boudoir Photography on Facebook or see their website.
*copyright is owned by Rare Moments Boudoir and images cannot be replicated without prior permission



  1. Simone
    July 26, 2014 / 12:08 am

    Wow, you look a million dollars! I love these photos! Did you have to go with a range of things to wear?

    • Rachel Bradford
      July 27, 2014 / 6:57 pm

      Ah thank you. I certainly felt amazing! I took two outfits with shoes, but I did borrow the amazing black lace shoes in the photos because I just couldn't resist. Xxx

  2. B
    August 27, 2014 / 5:03 pm

    You look stunning! They did a really fantastic job!

    • Rachel Bradford
      August 30, 2014 / 4:52 pm

      Thank you – I get the rest of the images this week – can't wait to see them in large files! xx

  3. Sarah Dickinson
    January 18, 2016 / 10:35 am

    You look amazing in these pictures!!!! I am loving your tattooes as well how beautiful do they look??? You smexy lady you!! xoxoxoxxo

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