Boudoir Photography A fabulous new venue The Gin Lounge in Ilkley

May 23, 2018

If you like Gin and you are anywhere near to Ilkley, this is the place to be of a Saturday night! It's a very special venue; beautifully decorated and filled with the most wonderful selection of gins. Above the super-quirky bar are two fabulous bedrooms. Both individually decorated with the same flair and style. Each bedroom has its own gorgeous bathroom.

This is where I will be holding my Bespoke Boudoir Photography sessions. There will be various packages available for the discerning ladies of Ilkley and the surrounding areas which will include hair, make up and of course ....gin (or Prosecco)! The Gin Lounge will be exclusive for the Boudoir days (so no customers or guests will be present). My style is very relaxed, I use natural light and like to capture movement and personality. My editing style is moody and film-like. I do simple skin smoothing in Photoshop but I will never make a woman look like she is made of plastic; we have imperfections, pores on our skin and laughter lines on our faces; these are what make us unique and I want to see!

I was there yesterday to capture the very lovely, Rachel Peru. Rachel lives in Ilkley and we have worked together several times over the last year. Rachel is a signed model with Bridge in London and has recently worked with Ashley Graham and Davina McCall! Our Make Up Artist on the day was Emma Denton, who is super-talented. She created perfectly that Holy Grail of make up looks; dewy and youthful! All the team involved in these boudoir sessions will be pro body confidence, this is something that is very important to us. Feeling confident and beautiful for our ladies is a must!

I've included some behind the scenes shots to show the process. It's all very relaxed and fun.

Now whilst I appreciate that Boudoir Photography is not for everyone,

for those of you who enjoy a little classy, sassy, sexiness you are in the right place ...

Organiser: Gavin Smith


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