Welcome to my blog where I will be posting articles, advice and behind the scenes on my photoshoots.

If you love timeless beauty and glamour with a vintage edge, you are in the right place...

Burlesque Promo Week

March 16, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Burlesque Promo Week Showcase your latest costume. Refresh your promo portfolio. Stand out from the rest. These (less than) half price shoot weeks are the perfect way to boost your portfolio. You still get the Belle Privé quality in terms of professional, award winning lighting, posing guidance and high end retouch, with a full hour in the stud...
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Women in Photography

March 08, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Women in Photography Since it’s invention in the 1800s, photography has historically been the domain of men. Adverts targeted male photographers assuming they had more technical knowledge and a greater ability. However in 1893, Kodak began using ‘Kodak Girl’ to market to women. Whilst the intention was there, the sentiment needed work with phras...
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Corset Photography

February 26, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Corset Photography Are you an established designer who needs a portfolio update? Are you just starting up as a corset designer? Are you a design student who needs their work professionally documented? Having worked extensively with corsets throughout my career, it is one of my favourite genres of lingerie to photograph. I understand just how...
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The White Sheet Shoot

January 25, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
White Sheet Shoot Timeless, classic and sexy. Far and away, my most requested style of boudoir photoshoot, is the white sheet shoot. Wear your lingerie underneath if you like but with a white sheet draped as suggestively as you dare. Let the imagination run riot... sometimes it's what you don't see that makes an image more suggestive. Remember t...
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Secrets to Looking Good on a Video Call

January 07, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Secrets to Looking Good on a Video Call Since sitting in front of a webcam is the new norm, I'm going to let you in on the secrets to looking your best on a video call, even if you are still in your PJs! It really can detract from what you are saying if viewers are more focussed on looking at the state of your living room behind... Yet it doesn't...
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A Year in Review 2020

December 21, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
A Year in Review 2020 Well, 2020, what can I say.... you didn't quite turn out as planned! This year was supposed to be my best yet. At the beginning of the year, all my ducks were in a row. Fast forward a few months and I didn't even know where my ducks were. It's been tough, I won't lie. This year has been all kinds of wrong. Difficult times...
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Image of the Year 2020

December 17, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Press Release: Image of the Year 2020 After a rather difficult 2020, I was stunned to be announced as one of the finalists in the Image of the Year competition with this provocative image of model Blossom & Buttercups. The image was taken against the brick wall of the studio car park, using a Pixapro Pika200 light in a 47" octobox feathered to h...
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The Perfect Gift

November 01, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
The Perfect Gift Nothing says You are Beautiful like the Gift of a Photoshoot. If you are looking to give someone an experience they will never forget, not to mention a confidence boost, then have you thought about a Photoshoot Gift Voucher? A gift card for a Belle Privé photoshoot can be for any woman in your life, or maybe just for yourself! N...
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Eek, do I have to get naked?

October 22, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Eek, do I have to get naked? Booking a Boudoir Photoshoot can be terrifying. I know, I've been there... on the wrong side of the camera! You are caught up in wanting some beautiful images but then worrying what you'll look like, whether people will notice your less than perfect ----- (insert body part). Let me explain two things: Firstly, most...
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Lingerie Care

September 14, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Lingerie Care If like me, you love your lingerie, how do you care for it? Whilst your day to day cotton basics can be thrown in the washing machine, how do you really look after your more delicate pieces? Beautiful lingerie can be an investment of hundreds of pounds so we want it to last as long as possible... There's a lot to consider with today...
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How to choose a Boudoir Photographer

July 31, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
How to choose a Boudoir Photographer It's not an everyday occurrence that you will be posing in your lingerie in front of a complete stranger... it can be both thrilling and scary, and so it's important to do your research. You need to make sure that you are working with professionals who know exactly what they are doing. Here are my top tips fo...
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Studio Tour

June 30, 2020  •  1 Comment
Studio Tour Welcome to Belle Privé Studio... Belle Privé is located in Hope Mill, a beautiful Grade II listed old Cotton Mill near central Manchester. Full of character and surrounded by fellow arty studios, its a great place to be! The studio has been designed to be as flexible as possible as not only do I shoot from here with both private...
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More Success

June 09, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
More Success I am so excited to have won a further 5 national awards for my work. The Guild of Photographers is a highly regarded national photographic body and its members are dedicated to enhancing their skills in the art, craft and profession of photography. Delighted that Emma has achieved this Award. The Guild has very demanding standards w...
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Privacy Matters

June 05, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Privacy Matters Are you interested in booking a Boudoir Photoshoot but concerned about your privacy? I understand many women have careers or community commitments that prevent them from even discussing their boudoir shoot publicly so read on for Belle Privé's privacy policies. Privé Studio I am a female photographer, and my stylist is also a...
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Do you Pinterest?

May 21, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Do you Pinterest? Hi, my name is Emma and I have a serious Pinterest obsession! I create mood boards for almost all my shoots and I encourage you to do the same.... So what is a mood board? A mood board is a collection of images, collated together, to set the tone of a shoot, to be used as inspiration. It doesn't mean that you are going t...
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