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feel fabulous. a fanciful boudoir styled shoot in yorkshire

November 24th, 2017 | Alexis Forsyth

Boudoir Wedding Shoot (c) Jane Beadnell Photography (43)

We’re bringing you a dose of sophisticated boudoir chic this morning, with this gorgeous styled shoot that beautifully captures the fun and flirty side of us brides-to-be.

Developed by photographer Jane Beadnell and bringing together a host of talented suppliers, the shoot is a playful take on the boudoir concept, set in the most captivating of woodland settings in Otley, near Leeds – the group’s very own unspoilt, serene Garden of Eden.

With a gorgeous pastel palette and demure peek-a-boo handmade lingerie, this sensual shoot brings together stunning flowers – including a floral garter – with magnificent headpieces, pearl jewellery and multi-coloured smoke bombs. Wandering freely amidst the trees in underwear never looked more alluring!

What we love most about this shoot though, is that it’s all about body confidence and making the bride feel fabulous. This is one shoot that will most definitely sit in complete contrast to your wedding day photography, and hint at the more private, vivacious side hidden beneath all those layers of lace and tulle!

And the lovely Jane joins us now to explain how you can become the star of a shoot just like this…

With images by Jane Beadnell Photography.

Boudoir Wedding Shoot (c) Jane Beadnell Photography (27)

jane says: The shoot was inspired by a new service I am offering to brides, enabling them to have boudoir style pictures taken. I wanted to project imagery that would let brides-to-be understand the type of service and imagery they could expect; crushing stereotypes of boudoir photography being candid and crude, and instead showcasing images that are tasteful, feminine, light and sensual. I also wanted to highlight the female form in all of its loveliness and inspire brides to jump on the trend of boudoir shots for their groom-to-be.

Boudoir Wedding Shoot (c) Jane Beadnell Photography (37)

Whilst I appreciate not everyone would want to wander around the woods in their underwear, I was keen to create something different to show brides what they could create for their boudoir session. I’m getting more and more brides wanting one of these light and lovely boudoir style sessions, and they then give the images to their partners as a gift on the morning of their wedding day. I have created a number of packages, which can include hair and makeup, flowers for the shoot itself and even a glass of prosecco to help the bride really relax into the shoot.

Boudoir shoots are a beautiful celebration of who you are. Taken in a private, calm space by me, a female photographer, you will feel confident and gorgeous.

Boudoir Wedding Shoot (c) Jane Beadnell Photography (53)

The location was a perfect fit for the theme. We chose the woods on The Chevin, Otley. Having it outdoors was so inspiring, liberating and unique.

It was a warm, picturesque day. The atmosphere was fresh and crisp, with the sunlight gently peeking through the trees and creating movement in the shadows. This change in the light really harnessed the power of natural beauty. It was as if our model was the first woman on earth, in her very own Garden of Eden, playing temptress to the man that has her heart.

Boudoir Wedding Shoot (c) Jane Beadnell Photography (38)

The flowers were provided by Leafy Couture and were playful, feminine and lavish – perfectly reflecting the soft and delicate nature of the shoot’s theme. We also used flowers as a garter, as well as in the model’s hair. Additional hair accessories were also provided by Bespoke Vintage Castle. We draped our model in pearls and handmade decadent crystal hairpieces that showed feminine power and authority.

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Girls Allowed: FYEO Portraits Open Evening

May 3rd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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The lovely ladies over at FYEO Portraits Newcastle Upon Tyne sent Brides Up North some great photos from their recent open evening.  By all accounts, the gloriously girly affair was a roaring success.  If you haven’t already booked your boudoir shoot, sign up soon!  A great gift for him or just a huge confidence boost for you – this should be on every Bride to Be’s shopping list.

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Ali spills the beans:  After weeks of painting, and other DIY like jobs, Karen and I rushed back home to get dolled up – the dress code was frocks and heels so we had to look the part!  We had glasses of bubbly waiting for all of our guests (around 60 came), and lovely popcakes supplied by Popcake Kitchen and Cake Poppins. 

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Throughout the evening, one of our make up artists, Amy was in the make-up room doing little mini make-up sessions with guests and answering questions about make-up styles etc.  We did a demonstration shoot in the studio, showing the guests a couple of the amazing poses we use to really flatter our clients’ bodies.  This was really well received as it helped take the "scariness" out of having a shoot.  We also did a little prize draw to win goodies including a bottle of bubbly, and a shoot with us in the studio.

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Ali says: We are planning regular "girls nights in" where groups of friends can book the studio to themselves for the evening, and also "behind the scenes" nights where we can let ladies have a little look at what its all about before they book their shoot.

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Visit FYEO Portraits today to find out more. 

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Have you entered the FYEO Portraits giveaway here on Brides Up North?!  Click here to enter for the chance to win a mini boudoir shoot worth £99

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Right Royal Giveaway Bonanza – FYEO Portraits (CLOSED)

April 14th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Time to turn up the temperature!

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FYEO Portraits is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a mini shoot with FYEO Portraits, Newcastle Upon Tyne!

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Just comment on this post to enter!*

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Competition closes on 14 May 2010.

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Intrigued as to whether a boudoir shoot is for you?  Click here to read an interview with Ali Groves of FYEO Portraits

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Click here for the chance to win your WEDDING DRESS (worth up to £1,200!) with Mia Sposa Bridal and Menswear.

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Click here for the chance to win gorgeous Royal Wedding inspired stationery by Cards By Sophie.

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Click here for the chance to win a bed and breakfast break at Hardwick Hall Hotel, County Durham with a bottle of champagne!

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Click here for the chance to win an  free engagement shoot, a free 14 x11 mounted image for signing and a free storybook album worth £350 with Lee Brown Photography.

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Click here for the chance to win one of 10 personalised magazine covers from Blue Friesian.

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Click here for the chance to win a Royal Wedding Party Pack from And All Things Nice, including  plates, cups, napkins, cupcake cases, canape flags, confetti & a British trivia game!

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Click here for the chance to win a portrait session and free 10×8 print from Karen McGowran Photography worth up to £150.

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Click here for the chance to win a bespoke hair accessory from Tiararama worth up to £250.

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Click here for the chance to win a bed and breakfast break at Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham with a bottle of champagne!

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Click here for the chance to win a vintage style couples shoot plus a 24 x 32 canvas of your favourite shot, worth £470, with Mandy Charlton Photography!

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Click here for the chance to win a “Finesse” Pearl and Crystal Bracelet from Purple Princess Designs.

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Click here for the chance to win 50% off your wedding cake (or cupcake tower) with Cakes By Beth. 

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*Winner will be drawn at random.  Entrants will be automatically be subscribed to the Brides Up North monthly newsletter. Mini shoot will take place at the FYEO Portraits studio in Newcastle Upon Tyne.  Mid week shoots only.  No cash alternative.  Entrants email addresses will be provided to FYEO Portraits Newcastle Upon Tyne so that FYEO Portraits may inform entrants of future offers and discounts.

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Oh La La! FYEO Portraits

March 22nd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Ali Groves from FYEO Portraits talks Brides Up North into a beautiful boudoir shoot – the new groom’s gift and confidence boosting trend sweeping the nation and the North.

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Bridal boudoir sessions are more popular than ever!  Why do you think that is?
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Brides are looking for a more unique gifts and men are sometimes quite hard to buy for. What better than super sexy image of yourself with a little note saying ‘meet me at the altar….’ Its also a gift that you benefit from too, as you get to be pampered and have the experience of the shoot, which is very liberating a huge confidence boost!  We are also a lot of fun for hen parties!
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What sets FYEO Portraits apart from other studios?
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We are an all female team with a dedicated studio and we understand what matters to women. There is immaculate attention to detail giving very flattering results and its a huge confidence         boost too!  We only shoot boudoir images at the studio, so we are totally focussed on providing you with an amazing, enjoyable experience.  We have studios around the country, so there will always be one close to you.
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What can I expect when I come for a FYEO Portraits session?
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You will be welcomed into the studio and we will pop the kettle on and have a chat about why you are doing the shoot, and any worries you may have.    Then we will take you through to the make up room, and do your make up for you.  This may be a bit heavier than you would normally wear, but we know what looks great under the studio lights.  Once that’s done, we will take you through to the studio and have a look at what things you have brought with you so that the photographer can start to style the shoot for you.  Then the shoot starts and we ease you into it with careful directions about how to stand / where to look etc.

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One of our female photographers will be doing your shoot – in Newcastle, probably either myself or Karen.  We have both been shooting boudoir for some time now, and are very experienced at showing women in their best light and putting you at ease – we both have our own body hang ups – so we know what you are going through!

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I’m not a perfect 10, does it matter?

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No of course it doesn’t matter!!  Who is a perfect size 10 anyway!!  We have already had a lady come for a shoot 6 weeks after giving birth!  She looked amazing!  Its all about flattering poses and finding that inner confidence, which we help you with.

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Bridal Boudoir…

February 14th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Since everyone is already in the mood for romance, Kim and Jeanette at Cocoon Photography lift the lid on boudoir photography, which is rapidly increasing in popularity amongst brides to be!  A great wedding (or belated Valentine’s) gift for your new husband, or just for yourself, body beauty is no longer taboo.

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Go for it girls!

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Over to Cocoon Photography: What is boudoir photography? Well, that depends on who you talk to. Wikipediaʼs description is “A boudoir is a lady’s private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room. The term derives from the French verb bouder, meaning "to pout". However, the reality is that boudoir photography is sophisticated, beautiful and chic.

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A Cocoon Photography Boudoir shoot can take place at your home, a hotel or our studio. You donʼt need to live in a mansion or stately home, or book a room in a boutique hotel. Ideally, all we need is lots of natural light and space, but we do have lighting if needed.

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Your day starts with a glass of champagne whilst you have your fabulous make-over by the talented Katy Messer of Make Up By Katy. There is no doubt that after having your make up professionally applied and chatting with Katy, your confidence will soar, and coupled with the beautiful lingerie you have treated yourself to, there will be no stopping you.

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There is no denying it, the thought of standing in front of complete strangers in your underwear is nerve-wracking. Believe me, I have done it – see our blog post!
 

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Even though Kim isnʼt a stranger, it was still very daunting. However, it is also very liberating. I am a size
14/16 (more of a 16 at the moment) and yet looking back at the photos, you couldnʼt tell that. This is down to the way that you are posed. Being a size 14/16, I cannot pose the same way as someone who is a size 6 as obviously our body shapes are different, and what works for my shape, doesnʼt necessary work for someone who is very petite.

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All the photos that you view after your shoot will be beauty edited. You can then select your favourites for your very own Little Black Book.

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A boudoir shoot is all about you. Whether its for a loved one, a milestone in your life, to celebrate a weight loss, or just because you can. For a groom, a partner, or just for you.

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Every woman should have a boudoir shoot done. Get practicing your ʻpoutsʼ and book a shoot – go on, you know you want to.

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Cocoon Photography also do portraits and wedding photography.  They are based in Hertfordshire, but are very willing and able to travel up North!

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As a special offer, Cocoon Photography will offer an album upgrade to anyone who mentions Brides up North when they book.

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Cocoon Photography

9 Lords Meadow
Redbourn
Hertfordshire
AL3 7BX

Tel: 01582 793862

Email: info@cocoonphotography.co.uk

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