I am just sending you this e mail to say a massive thank you for my photos. As you know I survived meningitis and a stroke and when I was younger I walked with a limp which I got teased about so I lost a lot of confidences. Since coming to you and having those photos done I have gained so much confidences from them and everyone I have shown them to are blown away by your talent. Once again a massive thank you and I will see you again soon! Kerry
I'd always wanted to book a boudoir makeover shoot but I've never quite had the nerve to go through with it, until I came across Nicola at My Boudoir that is. 2015 was quite a challenging year for me personally and it's really made me approach life with a "why the hell not?!" attitude - as soon as I saw Nicola's work I knew that she was the person I wanted to take my photos.
I have to admit travelling there I was terrified, but from the moment I stepped foot in the door the nerves were gone and I was so well looked after. Sarah did the most amazing makeover (and listened to me when I said I wanted BIG hair!) and Nicola was fantastic about putting me at my ease. And as for the end result?! AMAZING! My husband was completely overwhelmed, he loves them and all of my girlfriends who have seen them love them too.
If you are even considering booking a shoot at all, do it! I promise you won't regret it!
Nicola puts you instantly at ease, you don't have to know how to do a thing, she guides you through the whole process and the results make you look like a movie star! She has amazing vision, she turns you into a goddess at a click of a button. Her team are fabulous, the whole experience is so much fun, you'll treasure the photos forever! Nicola listens to your needs, she works with you to perfect your ideal vision, such a lovely lady and a photographer who really cares, the end product is breath taking!'
LEXY LU (model)
I have shot with the lovely ladies at My Boudoir a few times now, and every time has been a delight! Sarah is a hair and make-up genius and also makes an excellent cup of tea. Nicola really knows her stuff and captures shots beyond all expectations, the results are just incredible!
Overall it is a really wonderful experience and I highly recommend it to everyone, you will not be disappointed!
This is an amazing experience. I wanted to do something special, memorable and completely different for my 50th birthday. I thought a boudoir shoot would be perfect … and it was! My shoot took place on 10th September 2015. The first thing you need to know is, don’t be afraid or shy. Nicola puts you at ease from the moment she welcomes you into her lovely home. She provides plenty of information about the shoot before you go and spends time when you get there making sure you are both happy with what you’ll be wearing and the poses Nicola will photograph. The magic starts when your hair and make-up are being done and my personal thanks go to Sarah Elliott for making me boudoir-ready. My advice then is to relax and enjoy the experience because the time passes so quickly. I was really into it and could have happily posed for many more photos (I guess I’ll just have to go back again!). The final photos from my shoot are truly stunning. Nicola captured a gorgeous, sensuous lady and I still can’t believe it’s me! If you’ve thought about doing this, don’t hesitate any longer!
From the minute the booking process is started, Nicola offers a personal and tailored service. She provides all the information you could possibly need, and you didn't know you needed! Stay away from that sunbed, girls! The shoot will absolutely change the way you feel about yourself. Just knowing how amazing I can look is making me work harder at being happy with myself. The studio is Nicola's home, so from the start you feel comfortable and safe. The posing is great fun. Even if you worry you won't be confident, there really is nothing to fear! You will use muscles you didn't know you had and you will giggle pretty much the whole time. I really didn't think I would have the confidence to have a shoot, but now I have I cant wait to go again! I really want to say thank you for such professional service from both Nicola and Sarah, who made me look a million dollars! Don't put it off, it will be one of the most empowering things you've ever done for yourself.
FAYE RAVEN (model)
I had been wanting to shoot with My Boudoir for years before it finally happened, I'd always seen her work online and admired her from afar. But in May 2015 we finally sorted a date. Nicola is so lovely and friendly and even before you meet her you'll have good contact with her via email where she'll give you as much information as you need about the shoot - what's expected, what you'll wear, how to prepare etc. Which if you aren't an experienced model, or even a model at all I can imagine is incredibly helpful. The shoot itself was so chilled, everyone friendly and chatty. I had my make up and hair done first by Sarah Elliott, who was lovely and a very talented lady! I have to say I LOVED my hair and makeup for the shoot, it was exactly my kind of thing, really 60's heavy eye and nude lips, with big hair! The shoot itself was so professional and I cant say that enough - Nicola knows her profession very well and knows exactly how to capture a woman's best angles and features and because of this she's quick. Which is great, as you can get through many different looks. I was so happy with the results of my shoot with My boudoir, they were even better than I thought they would be, and she managed to get some quite diverse looks and poses out of me. Very happy, highly recommended. I travelled about 8 hours in total for the shoot, and she was definitely worth the drive! And Id do it again :)
I wanted fabulous photos for a Christmas present for my partner. I'd had a very difficult year or more, with a traumatic break-up, health problems, and more, and while I'd never lacked self-confidence, I did rather feel that I'd never seen a picture of myself that I really liked either. What persuaded me to choose Nicola was the 'before' and 'after' shots - -who all looked like ''real girls'' who'd been transformed but also still retained their personality - and that's just how it is. Nicola brings out the best in you, as does Sarah (make-up and hair) and she's genius at listening to you and also at communicating. I felt absolutely totally at ease and in fact had a great time, not a moment of nerves. When I looked in the mirror after my makeover, I did wonder if I'd ever recognise myself again -- but the high-intensity lights do work like stage lights, they wash you out a lot so this type of makeup is really unlike anything you'd do yourself at home. Once I saw the pics I was thrilled == they *are* the 'me' I always thought I was or could be! Nicola gives great direction and quite frankly I'd say you reveal more on the beach or at the swimming pool than in these shots (unless you so choose of course)! Not only was it not nerve-wracking, it felt relaxing, life-affirming, fun... and now I (and my partner) have the pics to appreciate. I'm very glad I'll be able to look at these decades from now and say ''that was ME!'' all the best from Brussels, Stephanie
I never really new what I would get out of booking a shoot with myboudoir, but since I discovered it, I knew it was something I had to do!!
on arrival I was nervous,however Nicola (along with the dogs) made me feel welcome from the moment I got their.my make up and hair was done to a level I have never seen before, it was amazing! I was so worried I wouldn't even look like me by the end of the shoot but I was so surprised what Nicola did. My photos are amazing. I spend half my time feeling so down on myself but I walked away from this experience feeling 10 foot tall! This shoot gave me so much more than photos for my man and I can't wait to come back. To anyone who is contemplating going stop thinking and do it!! You will never regret what this experience gives you x
PATRICIA FIERCE (model)
I visited Nicola in July and my experience was so amazing I came back in November. Both shoots were beyond incredible. Nicola is so friendly
and calming, you forget that you're about to be naked in front of someone you barely know. It's like being in the room with an old friend. The attention to detail was impeccable and we never had an awkward moment. I had the pleasure of having Sarah do my hair and makeup both times, and she is so talented and just as friendly Nic. Both women are a pleasure to work with and have had a huge impact on my modeling career. Thanks to My Boudoir I now have an amazing portfolio, thousands of followers, more opportunities and a great deal of confidence. I bet my life that I will be returning very soon.
I booked Nicola so I had some great pictures of me in my wedding dress and for a boudoir shoot for a gift for my future husband, and wasn't disappointed in any of the images. Nicola made me feel very relaxed and was sensitive to the fact I was a little nervous, as I'm no model! She gave great advice on what shots would suit the style I wanted and my body type, so the images were flattering but glamorous. I was so pleased with the result as they looked like me, just with great hair, make-up and lighting, and that was so important to me. Although they were a gift to my husband, and he loved them, I now have them displayed in our bedroom and on my less confident days they make me smile and boost my self esteem. I am already thinking about a shoot for my 30th birthday. Thank you Nicola.
I went for my first shoot with Nicola on 15.10.2013 and was told I was possibly the most nervous person that had been for a shoot. Being an older lady (64) I just had such an image problem most of my life I was basically facing my demons head on! Within ten minutes Nicola and Michelle has put me at my ease and I began to relax. It was so much fun and Nicola is such a lovely lady that anybody would instantly feel at home. I was so delighted with my photos! I could not believe that it was me!!!! I certainly had such a confidence boost which was what I was hoping I would achieve. The experience stayed with me for the next 18 months and I just had to book another shoot. It certainly becomes addictive! I booked this for 13.10.2015 - exactly two years after the first one. This time I wanted to not be as scared as I was the first time. I was relaxed from the word go! I was going to savour every minute. Sarah was the MUA this time and I had a totally different look. I was 66 and Nicola made me feel like a proper model! If anyone has any doubts about age, size or looks please do not worry - these things are not important as you can enjoy the shoot and be made to feel very special. I know I did! Thanks you Nicola, Michelle and Sarah for two amazing experiences which will stay with me forever.
I had the most wonderful time at My Boudoir, Nicola was warm friendly and put me at ease as I was a bag of nerves.
Her make up artist was fantastic and we had a great gab about makeup and tips and things. When I received the photos I have to say I was shocked they were beautiful this lady is really talented and professional at what she does.
If your looking for a non intimidating experience with super friendly professional ladies who go the extra mile to make you look your best, with amazing photos and the patience of saints. Then its MyBoudoir!
Thanks for Everything Nicola and her team xxxx
I found Nicola via a recommendation from someone on Facebook and it was the best thing I could have done!!
From the initial contact with Nicola I felt comfortable and at ease. Straight away you could tell she knew what she was doing and she was friendly whilst maintaining professionalism.
I wanted to do a boudoir shoot as a wedding gift for my husband to be and as soon as I looked at the my boudoir website I knew there was no comparison to other sites and photographers I had seen.
When the day finally arrived I was made to feel very welcome by Nicola and her lovely colleague (forgotten her name sorry!!) my makeup artist. We started off by looking through images and choosing what style I was looking for and then decided on outfits!!
The make over commenced and I was soo impressed with the end result! I have a short graduated bob which I thought nothing could be done with but it was transformed to an amazing curly bouncy full head of hair which looked amazing on the photos!! The makeup was also flawless!
Photo shoot time and considering I was not wearing very much at all Nicola made me feel so at ease and I wasnt nervous or embarrassed at all!! The end shot was even a full nudity shot and I didn't even bat an eyelid - Nicola is a true professional and maintains your dignity at all times!!
And finally the end result...the photo album!! Just WOW!!! I never thought i could look so amazing if i do say so myself....and naked too!!! The quality of the album is just amazing and I showed the pics to my best friend and my mother (even though the shots were a tad risque I just had to share them!) and they thought they were outstanding!! I missed my husbands reaction on receiving the album as it was delivered to him on the morning of the wedding but it brought him to tears (in a good way!! and this man isn't a crier - well until the wedding day haha) and he absolutely loves it!!
It will be something amazing to look back on in years to come and I would not hesitate in recommending Nicola and My Boudoir to anyone! Its worth every penny and I would defintely do it again!!
Thank you Nicola for everything you did!!
Well what can I say - im 33 with 3 children and I'm a bride to be, I wanted a special gift for my husband to be on our wedding morning and thought why not some gorgeous photos. So after looking around online I came across MyBoudoir and knew instantly the photo style and quality was what I wanted and importantly a female photographer. From the moment I arrived Nicola was amazing and I felt comfortable instantly, from make up and hair to posing everything was amazing. The pictures really do speak for themselves - Thank you so very much ♡
I simply can’t thank you enough!! The make over and photo shoot was totally amazing, from the moment I made contact with My Boudoir the experience was liberating. I had been following My Boudoir for several months and then when I saw the Sin City shoot, I thought I’ve got to do this!! Once I was booked in, I read all of the details on the web site which prepared me fully for the experience ahead. Nicola and Sarah made me feel so welcome, comfortable and confident. When the pictures arrived in my inbox it really didn’t register that it was me! Fantastic experience! Really does mark a moment of time in my life and I’m sure I’ll be back for more…………….
My husband was totally gob smacked when he saw the Sin City picture. At first he thought why has she given me a poster of a hot babe for Christmas and then he realised it was me! His face was a picture!!
I just wanted to email to say how thrilled I was with my boudoir photobook. It arrived in perfect time for it to be given to y husband on the morning of our wedding, and he was absolutely blown away by them!! He says it's the best present he has ever been given and he's so proud of them (although amazed that by the end of the shoot I was confident enough to be totally naked lol) Thank you so much for rushing them through for me. I know we were pushing our luck with the dates but you pulled it off and I am so grateful to you. I now have the photobook for ever and in 20 years time it will be so lovely to look back and see how I used to look! Thanks so much for everything, I truly enjoyed my shoot with you!
I'd had some other boudoir style photos done a few years ago with a different photographer and I was always a bit disappointed with them. The problem was I didn't look particularly pretty or glamorous in them and there were hardly any where you could see my face. The make up took about 15 mins to apply and to be honest I could have done it better myself. And it wasn't cheap either. So this time round as a 40th birthday present to myself I came to see Nicola. I'm so glad I did. I came with some specific ideas about what I wanted, particularly as I didn't just want a repeat of the same shots and poses as before. Nicola wasn't phased by this at all and was delighted to have some new ideas to try out but had plenty of her own too. She's such a warm and fun person, it really was enjoyable and we had a real giggle. She was encouraging but not at all pushy and I never did anything I wasn't comfortable with. But for me, the real highlight of the day was Michelle the make up artist and her huge box of tricks. She is an absolute genius and I have never looked or felt better in my life. I drove home from the shoot still with my big hair and full make up on and I honestly felt a million dollars. I'd look like that everyday if I could. I adore my finished photos and everyone agrees they are so much sexier and beautiful than my previous ones. I am totally delighted and would encourage all women of any size or shape or age to come and experience being a super model with the very talented Nicola for the day. It's without question the best money I've ever spent.
(from Karen's husband) Can I say a huge thank you to you & Sarah. Karen is the most self critical person I have ever met. She lacks confidence about herself and really does not see the beauty that I do. I booked this to give her a boost and to get her to see how beautiful she is, and guess what, it worked. She hasn't stopped smiling since she left your house and seeing these images has topped off the whole experience for her.
We have nothing but the highest praise for you!
I turned up at Nicola's with the biggest suitcase, full of sari's, shoes, accessories, hair extensions and ideas of voluptuous nakedness!
I loved Nicola straight away, it's like you're immediately long lost friends and that's saying something considering the first thing we did was lug my supersize suitcase, guitar and cupcakes up a rather steep hill, but the adrenaline was already pumping. Nicola welcomed me in at which point I met the other two most important people of the day, Sarah for MUAH and Normie the French Bulldog for general cuteness and moral support!
Over a cup of coffee we just chatted, about me, the things i like, expectations of the day. I was asked at one point, what parts I liked least.. I said I had bra scars and rather dry elbows! For me, this was my chance to mark a milestone in my life, like my tattoos, everytime I view these pics they would take me back to this day, a couple of weeks before my wedding to the most awesome man, (sorry other men!) a time in my life when I am extremely happy being who I am, in a place surrounded by my friends and family who also accept me for me. This was my chance to have a true professionals do their thing and all I had to do was what they told me to. :-)
I did specifically ask Nicola to get my love bumps into shot, for me, I love my body and its wibbly wobbliness, me love bumps have always been a part of me, have never hindered me and I did not want to hide them away.
As the day went on, and I went from one outfit to another to none, it literally got better and better, it was hard for me to pose as I had to have a neutral face but inside I was bursting with happiness and all I wanted to do was smile. My favourite shot of the day is one which actually I will not be sharing online, it's my nuddy shot, it's me with my curves, and lumps and bumps and it's me.. i feel it captures my soul and everything about me and it's mine. On a bad day I look at it and go "Woah" and even better so does my man! lol!
Thanks Nicola and Sarah for making this happen. It's extraordinary gift you've given to a fellow woman and I wish at some point if not every day of their lives, all women: skinny, fat, curvy, slender, round, pear, athletic whoever they are and wherever they be also feel this way, confident in themselves and empowering and supporting each other.
OH MY GOD...They are Fabulous, I am absolutely stunned. When I saw them the first time I actually cried! How sad am I!!!
You are amazing people as I never thought for one moment I would feel as comfortable as I did. My self belief has shot through the roof since the shoot and I think it may just have gone to space!!!!
You are fabulous at this... Every lady should have this done for themselves!
Dearest Nicola and Sarah, All I can say is a great, big thank-you - I will cherish these photos.I am proud to share them with my friends and family and after recently losing 5 stone and going from a size 16 to an 8/10 these have become the shots I have wanted to use to mark that progress and show I am finally re-claiming my body. Ive never publicly acknowledged that transition- not one to body shame- every woman deserves to be happy in her own skin and with the body that makes her feel beautiful. Unfortunately I had serious ill-health that made me put on a lot of weight for me and for a time I felt I had lost myself.....My progress on my crutches is going really well- I am rarely using the frame and continue to get stronger outside, using the wheelchair gets me out and means I am not house-bound- but soon I really believe that I can be walking strong on my own- if even for a small time, and when that happens- im calling you back up and having that other shoot we talked about! Thankyou
KIM (actress & model)
I’ve always been attracted to anything vintage, I love the old pin-up movie stars like Marilyn Monroe so I started looking into Pin-Up Modelling. I am also a trained actress I and therefore I am by nature a very confident person, I’m used to being in front of cameras, playing different characters, I love being centre of attention, so pin-up modelling seemed like it would be another string to my bow.
I spent ages looking for the right kind of pin-up photographer (even to the point where my boyfriend got a little worried as I was always looking at photo’s of women) and every image which stood out to me which I then clicked on always led me to the same website . I always remember first coming across ‘Pin-Up’ modelling and how the pictures were always classy and never trashy and the fact that Nicola is a woman I think that she totally ‘gets’ that.
As a model starting out you have to get good photo’s and I’ve never told Nicola this but yes I even considered the groupon offers (shock horror!!), but I honestly believe the saying is true ‘YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR’. If you get a cheap offer then unfortunately you’re going to end up looking like a cheap offer. Don’t get me wrong I do think that there are people out there who charge the earth and they definitely aren’t worth it, so you do have to be careful, but My Boudoir is NOT one of those companies!
I bit the bullet and sent the e-mail enquiring about the Le Boudoir 2 package, I got an e-mail back almost straight away from Nicola (she was on holiday). In the end I had to tell her to stop responding to my e-mails and enjoy her holiday!
I cannot begin to explain to you how passionate this woman is about Boudoir & Pinup Photography, it’s in her blood (she even looks like a pinup…yes you do Nicola!) She isn’t one of these photographers who is looking to make a quick buck doing this…she lives and breathes it (and sleeps it…you’ll get this joke once you book your shoot!)
Ok so the date was booked I was a little nervous as this was my first venture into pin-up modelling but as in the majority of my acting auditions I had to style it out and act super confident (I’m sure everyone who walks up the cobbles feels the same).
I climbed up the cobbled street, walked to the end of the row of houses and stepped through the door and was greeted by Nicola. In an instant of seeing Nicola’s smiling face, seeing Sarah or Michelle’s make-up kit (which is every girls dream…..it is the size of a suitcase), and hearing Norm the dog snoring, all my fears just disappeared, I promise I’m not just saying that! Honestly, all you have to do is build up the courage to get you there and the rest is easy!
I knew exactly the type of pictures I wanted and had taken a Dita Von Teese book with me to show Nicola which she welcomed. I had an idea of what I wanted but if you haven’t got a clue Nicola will do EVERYTHING so you don’t even have to worry about that! She has a chat with you when you arrive and discusses exactly what you want, which is brill!
My hair & make-up was complete, the make-up artists are AMAZING!! As an actress I have experienced make-up artists who are not so good, and believe you me badly applied make-up can make even the prettiest of people look dreadful, but this is definitely not something you have to worry about at “My Boudoir”,this is down to Nicola’s attention to detail and lust for quality!
Unfortunately having amazing make-up artists, using the best products in the industry does add to the cost, but remember YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! They definitely know their stuff & you are in safe hands!
Time for the shoot…
I got half ready and then needed Nicola to finish me off, just pulling my corset in a bit tighter and clipping my suspenders at the back, this is a more comedic experience than anything else!
As a beginner starting out you’re not always sure what kind of poses are going to work but Nicola guides you superbly, adjusting you were necessary and you will soon begin to pick up the positions you should be putting your body in.
Nicola’s encouragement throughout the shoot is second to none, your ears will be ringing with Nicola’s dulcet tone “Love it, Love it, Love it”. This is all made so easy by Nicola putting you at ease every step of the way, and smiling at herself when she checks the photo’s, quietly confident to herself that you are going to look AMAZING!
Nicola’s passion & enthusiasm for her work is second to none, her personality and her knack of putting you at ease, is also second to none, and most of all when you receive your pictures they are AMAZING which in a competitive industry such as this will set you apart from the rest!
I’ve now done a number of shoots with Nicola and for a model starting out she is perfect! She offers guidance on posing and always gets the best out of you. I am now through to the final of an alternative model competition and I really think that this is down to Nicola’s support! If you are interested in pin-up modelling I think that she is one of the best in the industry!
I just wanted to say a huge thank you once again. I had a fantastic time on Monday and I LOVE my photos.
When I arrived I felt really emotional so I'm glad I managed to get it together enough so I didn't cry and ruin Sarah's work! My abiding memory of high school was of girls sniggering behind my back in the changing rooms because of the size of my chest. I felt embarrassed and ashamed.
I've spent years hating how I looked. So the shoot was my Gok Wan moment... and I feel fantastic! Thank you!
My shoot was a Christmas present from my husband, I hate having photos taken so I wasn't looking forward to it, but as soon as I arrived I felt totally at ease! I absolutely loved it, the results were fantastic! My Husband loved the photos and proudly shows them off!
I felt so much more confident after the photo shoot that I've told my friends to have their photos taken. I'm a 61yr old lady who felt 30yrs younger afterwards. Nicola and Sarah are both brilliant, talented young ladies.
GEORGINA HORNE - FULLERFIGUREFULLERBUST.COM (plus-size fashion blogger & model)
I live in London, and Nicola’s shoots take place in her house in Ramsbottom, Manchester, a speedy bullet train journey away. She was very understanding about the times I would arrive and leave, and arranged for me to be picked up and dropped off at the station by the lovely Gary, who waited patiently for me at the station with my name on a sign, carried my bags to the car and dropped me off at Nicola’s house. I was greeted by two excited French bulldogs and a smiling huggy Nicola, who checked that I was ok with the dogs being there. She then ushered me into the lounge where I was introduced to Sarah, the hair and make up artist. I was asked about the kind of make up and hair I wanted, and Sarah was very thorough with the exact looks I wanted for my hair, eyes, eyebrows and so on. She was great fun to talk with, and it felt like no time at all before I was ready to take a look into the mirror. I could not have been more pleased at what I saw! She had really captured the look I so often try to emulate, and I couldn’t get over the way I looked!
I felt ready to take on the camera, and I followed Nicola upstairs to start my shoot.Nicola had selected the outfits from my suitcase that she thought would work best, and left me to change.
The room where the shoots takes place is actually Nicola’s bedroom! It, along with her whole house and the lady herself, have a wonderful vintage feel too it. The room was nice and warm, some great upbeat girly songs were playing and I felt very at ease. I changed into outfit number one and then Nicola came back to just help make last minute adjustments to my corset.
The first pose that she wanted me in really helped break the ice! I had to lie on the floor by her wardrobe with my legs up against the wardrobe, my body in an ‘L’ shape. Let me tell you that doing that in 6 inch heels, a tightly laced corset and knickers that tie up and the side was no mean feat, and poor Nicola must have got many an eyeful as I navigated myself into the pose! But luckily she was very patient, and once I was in position she gave me direction on the placement of my legs, handed me a gorgeous vintage telephone and then started snapping. It was quite hot under the lights, and some positions that I had to hold made me feel like I was getting a work out, but thanks to Nicola’s wonderful direction and editing, I think I look rather good!
By this point I felt very at ease with Nicola. I was used to the bright lights, the positions that look so natural in the photos, but can take a bit of concentration and effort to hold and maintain, and her frequent directions and praise – something that really makes me relax with a photographer.
Nicola took a few face shots and made me look utterly classically beautiful, I gasped when I saw the photos! Luckily for impatient me, Nicola had the photos edited and sent to me within a week and like I said above I was in AWE of how I looked in them! She had taken into account my hatred of my arms and legs, and managed to get the absolute best out of me in the images. Yes, her style is to enchance with photoshop, and yes I don’t look natural in some of the shots, but I adore every images she sent me and I feel very privileged to have had such a wonderful experience. It’s something I would definitely look into doing again, and I’m even considering buying a package for my best friend who deserves a dolled up experience.
As I have proven, ‘boudoir’ shoots are all about posing in outfits that you feel happy in. Whether that’s your birthday suit or a full suit, I’m sure that Nicola and Sarah could work their magic on you and make you feel like a goddess. And the great thing is, if you’re not overly keen of a photo or part of a photo, Nicola will change it for you until you are satisfied. She has never produced anything less than mind blowing images, and I want to thank her and Sarah for my wonderful experience!
I loved my photos with Nicola! Immediately upon arrival she makes you feel warm and welcome and completely puts any fears about your body at ease. Both her and her MUA are so professional, yet funny at the same time. I've never looked so beautiful nor did I even know I COULD look so beautiful in my entire life.
I highly recommend seeing Nicola for yourself. Any fears about your body image will be shattered. YOU WILL LOOK BEAUTIFUL! I can't say enough great things about my experiences and I recommend her to everyone I see that's thinking of doing boudoir, and I proudly show off my photos to everyone, even strangers! Can't wait to do it again!
I admired Nicola's beautiful images for several months on Facebook before finally getting opportunity to experience it for myself. Despite being excited I was also really nervous, about the process, chatting to a makeup artist I didn't know for two hours, whether I'd look like a rabbit in the headlights when photographed but most of all whether I would be the only woman that would remain fat and ugly in the after images!
I had nothing to be worried about. By the time I had drunk my first cup of tea I felt relaxed and happy. Michelle managed to transform me and I barely recognised myself when I looked in the mirror ( but in a really good way!). After that I was raring to go. I didn't need to take any lingerie as Nicola had loads of choices in my size and I felt amazingly sexy. I was guided through the posing as I am a complete novice and by the time I got naked I was completely relaxed with that too. I didn't want the session to end. I loved shooting with Nicola and she gave wonderful gentle direction. And the images were nothing short of spectacular. I shall cherish them, and my memories of the day, forever. The only problem is that I'm hooked and can't wait to go back!!
I booked a boudoir shoot with Nicola to try and boost my self-esteem and confidence about my body after being diagnosed with a rare neurological condition called Cauda Equina Syndrome, which causes (among other things) severe bowel, bladder and sexual dysfunction.
As a 33 year old woman (still relatively young!), I think the worst thing about having CES is the worry about how much this illness will affect my personal life in the future. Having bowel and bladder issues is hardly very attractive, so I find myself worrying about how I’m ever going to meet a man who can see past my illness. The sexual dysfunction has caused even further issues with body image, because I feel like I have been stripped of my ‘womanhood’. It’s hard to feel sexy with CES!!
Having a photoshoot with Nicola at My Boudoir has been the best thing I could ever have done to boost my self-confidence and make me feel sexy again. I have never felt so beautiful or so glamourous as I did being made over and pampered and then letting Nicola work her magic on me to create an amazing set of images.
Nicola has a wonderful team – the very talented Sarah who did my hair and makeup, and not forgetting Norman and Stan the french bulldogs who were on hand to give calming cuddles. From the second I arrived, they worked together to put me at my ease and make me feel amazing. They started with a chat over a coffee to find out what kind of images I liked and what kind of look I wanted for my hair and makeup. I said I wanted my hair like Roxie Hart in Chicago, and they instantly knew exactly what I meant and had suggestions for 20s style makeup to complement – Nicola and Sarah work incredibly well together and seem to be able to read eachother’s minds with regard to ideas for styling.
Strangely I wasn’t too nervous at the thought of stripping off and lounging around in my undies – probably because when so many doctors and nurses have seen all your bits and pieces, you don’t really have many inhibitions left! – but I can understand why other ladies may feel terrified at the thought. But really, it is a fantastic, fun experience and Nicola is so friendly that she makes you feel like you’ve known her for years! My only real worry was about posing and facial expression, because I always, always smile in all photos and I didn’t think I could pull off the sultry look. But I didn’t have to do anything or ‘try’ to pose at all – Nicola is so experienced in what she does that she directs every little thing. You don’t have to strike a pose and ‘work it’ for the camera – Nicola will position you and ensure that every little part of your body is posed in the most flattering way, and I didn’t have a chance to even worry about what my face was doing, because she was taking photos before I even realised haha!
I was thrilled to bits with the finished photos. I never knew I could look that beautiful, elegant or sexy. When I first looked at my gallery, I actually thought for a second she had sent me the wrong link as I didn’t think that blonde bombshell in the first photo was actually me – then I recognised the lingerie and realised it was me!! If you are at all in doubt about whether to book Nicola for your boudoir photoshoot, don’t be! Nicola’s photos are head and shoulders above other photographers’. She has a unique style all of her own. If you want to look elegant and classy like a Hollywood goddess of the silver screen era, book Nicola at My Boudoir!!
I would thoroughly recommend My Boudoir to any woman, and especially to those who need a bit of a confidence boost like I did. Nicola and her team have restored a part of me I thought was lost and made me feel like a real woman again!! They have enabled me to say “F**k you Cauda Equina Syndrome – I can still be sexy!! Emma xx