Oh my goodness I love receiving requests for bookings that are a break from the norm! Don't get me wrong - I love photographing babies, children and families, but I also love boudoir. Because it doesn't really fit in well on a baby and photography website I made the decision not to promote it with my services but it is definitely something I would do and enjoy doing!
Carly contacted me from a yacht out at sea somewhere, saying she was coming back to Cornwall for her hen do for one weekend, a month before she and her fiancé return to get married. She wondered if I would be able to do some fine art boudoir photos to present to her fiancé as a surprise the night before their wedding. Of course I was only too happy to help. We chatted a bit and it was clear we both had a similar style in mind for the images.
I booked her in for hair and make up and managed to get use of one of the suites at the Hotel Tresanton in St Mawes where we met on a beautiful Friday morning. She brought along the beautiful lingerie she'd bought for her wedding night as well as her veil, which was a fun touch! The suite had two bedrooms so we could have a change of scene. Naturally there were some nerves on both sides when we began, as neither of us are particularly experienced in this kind of thing. But once we got going, she was sizzling and I think we could have carried on all day.
She ordered a mini album to give her fiancé with a selection of the images, and he absolutely loved it!