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. “