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...


The Art of Boudoir Workshop

March 16, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
The Art of Boudoir Workshop Adding boudoir to your portfolio can not only be profitable to your business but a thoroughly rewarding genre. Learn more about why women choose this type of photography and what you need to successfully add it to your portfolio. Plus, gain first hand experience and boost your portfolio with a practical shoot with a pro...
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Photographers' Discounts

February 05, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
Exclusive Discount Codes for Photographers Photographers! Here are my recommendations (with promo codes) for kit to buy for your studio... Lighting My studio lighting of choice is Pixapro - easy to use, reliable, great battery life and superb customer service. I use Pika200s and their Octoboxes, Stripboxes and Snoots. For a 10% discount, use...
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The Photography Show 2024

January 26, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
The Photography Show 2024 I'm excited to be speaking at The Photography Show this year at the NEC in Birmingham… 17th March | Photographing the Female Form Shoot to Inspire stage 13.00 Great boudoir shoots should create images FOR women, rather than OF women, and here I will discuss how this kind of portraiture can be psychologically benefi...
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Posing Women

January 15, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
Posing Women Photographers! If you would like to learn more about posing women, lighting, composition and how to take flattering images of women, then do take a look at the full video on our Youtube channel. Watch the full video here! If you would prefer to book a private 1-2-1 training session with me, you can find more information here....
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How to look good in a passport photo

January 01, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
How to look good in your passport photo How do you look good in a passport photo? Is it even possible? Does your passport image look like something from Crimewatch? Or maybe you don't relish the idea of a new one having aged 10 years since last time! If the thought of a new passport image fills you with dread, read on for how to nail a flattering...
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Year in Review 2023

December 16, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Year in Review 2023 A year full of beautiful clients, fabulous models, sold out events, speaking engagements, training and awards.... I am always honoured to receive recognition for my work and it has been an incredible year for awards, having received 30 national awards in total including my first Gold with The Societies of Photographers...
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Societies Convention 2024

December 06, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
The Societies Convention 2024 Photographers! I am absolutely delighted to be speaking at the Societies Convention in London in January 2024. I will be giving two masterclasses: 17th January 2024 9.30 am Photographing Women Learn the Art of Photographing Women... This talk covers the skills required to get the absolute best from your female s...
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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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