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...

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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What happens on a Boudoir Photoshoot?

May 05, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
What happens on a Boudoir PhotoShoot? What happens on a shoot, doesn't stay on the shoot as I'm about to tell you exactly what to expect on the day. My goal is not only to make you look incredible but to make you feel completely at ease during your photoshoot. Preparation is the key, as well as knowing what to expect. Before the photoshoot i...
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Manchester Travel Guide

April 17, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Manchester: Stay, Eat,Visit With so many of my clients travelling to shoot with me, I am constantly asked for hotel and restaurant recommendations. Why not make a night of it? A previous industrial city which thrived on the cotton industry (Belle Privé Studio is based at a Grade II listed former Cotton Mill) Manchester is now a world player in ter...
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Smart Phone Photography Tips

April 06, 2020  •  1 Comment
Smart Phone Photography Tips In these modern times, with phone technology improving all the time, you don't have to be a pro to get some very good results with just your phone. Here are my top tips on getting the most from your camera phone: Clean your lens Your phone is usually always with you, in your pocket or your bag. All the while, the c...
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Better Blog Photos

March 30, 2020  •  1 Comment
Better Blog Photos So most of the world is on lockdown so what do you do if you still need social media and website content....? We live in a visual world and we need quality images to make our brand stand out. Of course, hiring a pro photographer is the best option but what if you can't? The better your images, the more professional you will loo...
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Boudoir Photography & Feminism

March 05, 2020  •  1 Comment
Boudoir Photography & Feminism A Feminist Boudoir Photographer, is that a contradiction in terms? Since it is International Women's Day on 8th March, I thought I might discuss this contentious subject. Some see boudoir photography as the epitome of female liberation whilst others see it as demeaning. So which is correct? The early beginnings o...
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Retouch Confessions

February 23, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Retouch Confessions Thinner, Smoother, Prettier? We've all seen images of the impossibly beautiful model. But what if that image is... literally... impossible? We've all seen/used the quick fix beauty apps on our phones. These days, you don't have to be on the front cover of Vogue to look perfect, you can do it from the comfort of your own livin...
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Image of the Year Finalist

February 07, 2020  •  1 Comment
Image of the Year Finalist I was beyond honoured recently to be a Finalist in the Image of the Year with the Guild of Photographers which is a fiercely contested competition with some of the best photographers in the country competing. Guild standards are VERY high! I was in the final 10 nationally in my category of Contemporary Portraiture. It...
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What to Wear for your Boudoir Photoshoot if you are Plus Size

January 21, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
What to wear on your Boudoir Photoshoot if you are Plus size? I often get asked what clients should wear on a Boudoir Photoshoot if they are plus size? My answer is... whatever makes you happy! Go large, go skimpy, go naked, do whatever makes you feel good. You can find more lingerie advice here.
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A Year in Review 2019

December 20, 2019  •  1 Comment
A Year in Review What a year! 2019... You've been fabulous! Here are some of my highlights: Winning 2 Silver Awards with the Guild of Photographers - a highly prestigious national competition with incredibly high standards. Being a finalist in the Image of the Year competition with my image of the Joker as portrayed by G Brodie Model.
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The Gift of Boudoir

December 15, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
The Gift of Boudoir 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 Boudoir Gift Voucher? A gift voucher for a Belle Privé photoshoot can be for any woman in your life, or maybe just for yourself! Not only will it be an unforgettable experience but the...
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Behind the Scenes on a Belle Prive Photoshoot

November 07, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Behind the Scenes Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes on a Belle Privé photoshoot? Here's a sneak peek behind the glamour to show you how we create images.... The story begins on a misty September morning... Beautiful pro model Ruby Lorcan had travelled up from London for our shoot. An early call time began with hair and make up cour...
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Oxford Conference of Corsetry

November 01, 2019  •  1 Comment
The Oxford Conference of Corsetry I was delighted to be asked to be one of the official photographers at this year's Oxford Conference of Corsetry. The Oxford Conference of Corsetry is the world's only conference for Corset Makers by Corset Maskers, all held in the stunning grounds of Jesus College, Oxford. Designers fly in from literally all o...
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Press Release: Award Winning Photographer

October 24, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Press Release: Award Winning Photography National Recognition for Manchester Photographer Emma Finch of Belle Privé Photography. Manchester Photographer Emma Finch has achieved the distinction of winning 2 Silver Awards (plus a Bronze) in the Guild of Professional Photographers competition, which typically attracts over 2000 entries each month....
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Lingerie Guide

October 06, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Lingerie Guide Confidence is the ultimate accessory for a successful boudoir photo shoot. One of the keys to success is a wardrobe that not only makes you feel amazing but that flatters your body. Correct lingerie will go a long way in helping you to feel sexy and confident on the day. Here is my guide on what to bring to your Boudoir Photoshoot:...
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