About the Experience

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Our Makeover Portrait and Boudoir Photo Shoots have been designed to suit all ladies, of any age, shape or size. Our aim is to give any woman the chance to feel glamorous and beautiful and each shoot will be adapted to each individual’s needs. 

We will create the best photographs you will ever see of yourself.

A Photo Shoot with Red Bow will change the way you see yourself forever, as we will produce gorgeous photos that will capture the goddess within you. Our aim is for you to leave us feeling the confident and beautiful woman you are.

Many ladies would love to have glamorous photographs taken but are just too nervous, but as a lady photographer I understand how you feel and I promise to make you feel comfortable so that you have fun and get the photographs you want. By the end of the shoot you will have forgotten your fears and inhibitions and emerge a new woman. And as I say to all of my ladies even top models don’t fall out of bed looking fabulous they have an entourage of make up and hair stylists on hand to make them beautiful and photographers working their magic so why shouldn’t that happen to you.

Before the Shoot

Once you have decided to have a fabulous shoot with us and you have booked your shoot we will send a welcome letter with all the details and advice on what to bring with you, time frames and preparation ideas.

A £100 deposit is required at the time of booking to secure the shoot.

If you have any concerns or questions then please contact Alison who will be happy to discuss your needs.

The Make up & Hair Styling

This is an exciting part of the whole boudoir experience and our make up artists will ensure that you are pampered and feel relaxed and beautiful before the shoot starts.

They will advise you on the best colours that suit you and the look that you want to achieve. You can have your hair up, down, straight, curly our experienced stylists will be happy to create the look you want. Nothing is too much trouble!

The transformation into a goddess begins!!

The makeover is a fantastic way to relax and we aim to make you feel special being pampered all the way. We serve you refreshments during the makeover and we have music playing in the background to help create the right mood.

The whole boudoir shoot experience is such a great gift for that someone special in your life or for yourself a real treat from working hard all week.

The makeover itself, that’s the hair and the make up, usually takes about an hour but it depends on whether you have long or short hair so it may vary. But we only book one lady in a day to ensure that you are relaxed and we can take our time to get the best from your boudoir shoot experience.

What happens after the Makeover?

After your makeover its time to get into your outfits. We have a private changing room for you to change in so that you can feel comfortable and private changing into your lingerie.

We recommend that you bring a dressing gown with you so that you are comfortable between sets.

We provide an array of different props and accessories, including voiles, organza, jewellery, long leather gloves, fans, feather boas and lots more !! We will ask you at the time of your booking your lingerie and shoe sizes so that we can have ready our bits and pieces ready for you for when you arrive. For that added personal touch we recommend bringing your own lingerie.

The Shoot

It is natural to feel a bit apprehensive so when you arrive on the day of your shoot you will be met by Alison and in no time at all you will start to relax and enjoy your boudoir shoot experience.

You will then be invited to sit down for a cup of tea or coffee to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. We will look through the lingerie you have brought along and show you what lingerie we have in your size and plan your shoot so that you get the best out of your time with us.

You will be introduced to your hair and makeup artist for the shoot to discuss the type of look you would like to achieve. Depending on the type of boudoir shoot you have booked your Hair & Makeup will take approximately one hour to one and half hours.

Then the bubbly and nibbles will be served.

Once your makeover is done you will be shown into the private changing room so you can change into your sexy outfits and once you are completely comfortable the shoot will begin. Your Hair and make-up artist will be present throughout the shoot to maintain your hair and makeup.

Alison will guide you throughout the shoot and at all times will ensure that you are relaxed and comfortable before taking any photographs. Our main aim is to ensure that you have an amazing experience and that you really enjoy the shoot.

Many of our ladies are over the moon after the shoot as they had so much fun and can’t wait to see the results.

After the Shoot

After the shoot you we will edit your photos straight away ready for you to view approximately one hour after your shoot has finished. We will offer you a light lunch while you wait . Your gorgeous images will be presented on a large screen to music when they will come to life and you will see the amazing results. The WOW factor is what we are looking for.

All retouching and post production is done as part of the package prices but if there is an extra bit of retouching you would like done then Alison will be more than happy to do this for you.

Ultimately, we want you to have really enjoyed the experience and be delighted with the final product.

Please note that no photographs are used for our website or advertising before first seeking your approval.

FAQ

It is understandable that you may have lots of questions that you want answered before you book a shoot with us, so we have put together as many questions and concerns as we could think of and ones that our lovely ladies have asked us in the passed.

It is totally understandable to be nervous about a boudoir shoot after all you are coming to a studio where you don’t know anyone and expected to take your clothes off. From the minute you arrive to the minute you leave we make every effort to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed. You will not be expected to do anything you don’t want to do and Alison will guide you throughout and make the shoot fun and exciting.

Alison is the only photographer at Red Bow Boudoir, she has been working as a professional photographer for 10 years and has worked as a wedding photographer, portrait and commercial photographer. Alison was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and after successfully fighting the disease and going through her own image issues due to the severity of chemo and radiotherapy she wanted to offer a service to all women what ever age, shape or size a chance to have an amazing makeover experience to give ladies a huge confidence boost. Alison loves what she does and has a tireless energy to improve her service and work.

We have two amazing makeup artists and hair stylists, both Juliette and Gemma are fully qualified professional MUA’s and love what they do. You will be amazed at how they will transform you into a beautiful goddess.

Bring whatever you feel comfortable and sexy in. See our makeover page for some ideas. We also have a variety of different lingerie, accessory and prop options that you can use during your shoot.

As a female team we totally understand how you feel we all feel like that too. My bums too big, I have a spot today, I have cellulite etc etc well Alison will guide you using various props and poses that compliment your shape and size, we guarantee you will look fantastic!

Alison will post produce all of your photographs carefully and artistically to enhance and create beautiful images. We take a great deal of pride in the finished article and want you to be wowed!

Yes, absolutely, please let us know of anything you want removed.

Don’t worry we DO NOT use any photographs on our website, Facebook page or for advertising purposes unless we get your permission first, we totally respect your privacy. Your photographs are held in our archives for one month after your viewing appointment after which they are then deleted.

It depends on the shoot you choose, but generally the makeover takes between one and one and half hours and then the shoot can take from on to three hours. See our price pages to see the package options.

You can either email us, telephone us or pay via the website prices pages. We require a £50 deposit to secure the booking. Once we have received you deposit we will send you details of the shoot you have chosen and some extra info.

As part of your package, we offer a SAME DAY VIEWING service!! Which means you get to view and order your images the very same day of your shoot, which is awesome!

Yes, absolutely!!!! We aim to be as accommodating as possible.

Yes, but we require the price of your shoot to be paid in full by the day of your shoot. You can pay the final payment on the day of your shoot.

Yes we accept all major credit and debit cards.

“Highly highly recommend the Red Bow Boudoir Experience 🙂 The Red Bow Team are so friendly! My friend Justine and I felt instantly relaxed in their company… Within five mins we were all sipping on champagne, and giggling like school girls! (Justine practically did make her self at home … Shoes were off… Laying on sofa!!!) We had the lovely Juliette pampering us… Hair and makeup was done perfectly… Giving us a real boost in prep for the shoot… Great to pick her brains on hair and makeup tips! Alison is an amazing host and extremely talented photographer… She spends time getting to know what you want out of the photo shoot, makes you feel so at ease and confident in not only posing and getting into character in the photos but also in her ability to capture what you want. Also got to meet the gorgeous Steph (Alison’s daughter) Brad who both popped in and out for a good ol chin wag, both very welcoming 🙂 xx We are both extremely happy with the photographs, got a tad emotional when I first saw them! The Team and the photographs helped me find my confidence and inner minx again… Thank you so much from both of us xxxx Can’t wait to see the other photographs again! Xxx Will definitely be coming back 🙂 xxx”

– Lianne