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, you are in the right place...


Most Asked Questions

November 24, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Most Asked Questions What are the most asked questions I get from clients considering booking a photoshoot? Take a look! I do not look like the women in your portfolio. Is a shoot for me? Yes! The women you see on my website are a mix of models and real clients. My photo shoots are for every woman, every shape, size and age. Let me show you h...
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What to expect during your photoshoot

October 10, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
What to Expect during your Photoshoot My goal is not only to make you look incredible but to make you feel completely at ease during your photoshoot. Before the photoshoot itself, on booking, you will receive my Guide on what to bring and how to prepare and we'll discuss how you want to be photographed. On arrival at the studio, we'll have a...
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Ethical Ethos

September 21, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Ethical Ethos Belle Privé continuously look for ways to minimise our impact on the environment, committed to green sustainability, offering the best in customer service whilst ensuring we stay true to our ethical values. Paperless Studio We are a completely paperless studio - all contracts, brochures, mailers, pre shoot questionnaires and mode...
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On the Road

August 27, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
On the Road Photographers! I'll be on the road this Autumn/Winter in Oxford, Scotland, Manchester & London... I’m excited to be on the road this September with Photography Session Days and The Guild Of Photographers in Oxford and in Peebles, Scotland. Come and meet the team behind Session Days and find out more about our events. Plus, you c...
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Behind the Lens

June 24, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Behind the Lens at Belle Privé If you have ever wanted to know more about the photographer behind the Belle Privé brand, then meet Emma Finch. Watch this award winning female photographer's in depth interview for Photography Session Days where she talks about how she developed her photographic career, where she finds her inspiration and what her...
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Burlesque Month

March 02, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Burlesque Promo Month Showcase your latest costume. Refresh your portfolio. Stand out from the rest. Having worked with a number of performers over the years, in particular, the Burlesque community and we understand what attracts bookings. Whether your style is demure and classic, or you need all out colour and flamboyance, let's make it happen!...
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Guild of Photographers Awards Evening

February 07, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
What a whirlwind of a weekend! This weekend, I attended the glitzy Guild of Photographers Awards Evening at the Hilton DoubleTree in Stoke-on-Trent. Not only is it the perfect opportunity to get glammed up but it is always such an inspiring evening attended by some of the best photographers in the country. I was very honoured to be nominated in a...
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Valentine's Minishoot

January 03, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Valentine's Mini-Shoot This Valentine's... Treat yourself, treat someone else Your Valentine's mini shoot is half the price of our Mademoiselle package but 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 studio. Choose your style, choose y...
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A Year in Review 2022

December 19, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
A Year in Review 2022 2022... it has been a rollercoaster! This year has been nothing if not full on. A year full of gorgeous makeovers, beautiful clients, fabulous models, events, training, publications and awards.... I am always honoured to receive recognition for my work and it has been an incredible year for awards, having received 31 nati...
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Classical Portrait Image of the Year 2022

December 18, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Classical Portraiture Image of the Year 2022 Emma Finch, a photographer based in Manchester has reached the Final of the fiercely contested Guild of Photographers Image of the Year Competition. The Guild is a highly respected UK based association for photographers, which has members from overseas as well. Each year it runs an online monthly pho...
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Press Release: Founder's Cup 2022

November 10, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Press Release - Founder's Cup I am absolutely delighted to announce that I have made the finals of the Founder's Cup for the second year running. Below is the press release. The Guild of Photographers is an Association with several thousand members that promotes learning and high standards for photographers everywhere. It runs “The Founders Cup”...
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Speaking Engagements

October 12, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Speaking Engagements Did you know I give Photography Talks and Webinars to photographers all over the country? It truly is wonderful to be able to connect with so many photographers, from Ireland to Scotland via Wales and England and to share my tips and tricks. My diary is getting booked well into 2023... A little about me... I have been a Prof...
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12 Tips for an Unforgettable PhotoShoot

September 05, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
12 Tips for an Unforgettable PhotoShoot If you are investing time and money into a Photoshoot, you want to do this right! Preparation is key to a successful shoot. Here are my top tips on how to prepare for an unforgettable photoshoot. 1. Choose your photographer carefully... are you drawn to their work? Can the photographer direct poses to flatt...
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Studio Open Day

June 06, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Studio Open Day On 9th July, I will be throwing open the doors to my studio along with all the other creatives at the mill where I work. If you would like to see where the magic happens, have a nosey or a chat with me then do come along... There’ll be an exhibition of new and retrospective work, plus snacks! When: Saturday 9th July 2022 13pm-19...
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Awards, Awards, Awards...

May 25, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Awards, Awards, Awards... It has been a very, very busy year so far. I pride myself on creating the best possible work in terms of styling, posing, lighting and post processing. Here is a selection of my awards from 2022, from The Guild of Photographers and The Societies of Photographer. Get in touch!
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