Boudoir Questionnaire!

Q: What part of your body are you the least happy with and was you happy with it when you saw the images?

A: I get really embarrassed about my tummy and thighs so was worried that the focus wouldn’t be on these areas. However the images come out really well, the poses I was asked to do made sure these areas weren’t emphasized.

Q: Did you enjoy the whole experience and did you get the outcome you wanted?

A: I had a fantastic time from start to finish. Having my hair and make-up done for me was really good fun, which made me feel relaxed and pampered. The actual shoot was really exciting, I was asked to do a large variation of poses which made it diverse and interesting. The images are brilliant, very tasteful but sexy at the same time. They by far exceeded my expectations!! I’m really pleased, my new husband who I gave the images to as a wedding present thinks the images are stunning.

Q: Would you recommend?

A: I would absolutely recommend anyone to have a boudoir shoot done, especially if it’s something you would have never of imagined yourself doing, like I didn’t! It was a fabulous experience with a great outcome.

Fran – Newmarket

What our clients say…

I turned 50 this year and threw a massive party to celebrate. It was ball gowns, tiaras and black tie. It was a fabulous night and I have some lovely photos to remember it by. But I wanted a really good photo of myself in my amazing dress so booked a photo session at Secret Boudoir. I chose Secret Boudoir because I wanted a woman to take the pictures. I knew I’d feel more comfortable and felt a woman would understand my body issues more. We spoke on the phone first, we got on really great so I was very excited about my studio session. The studio was so easy to find and Louise, the photographer and Alison, the make up artist were very easy to get on with. I felt relaxed straight away. I can be a bit of a control freak but I told myself “these guys are professionals, let them do their thing”. And what a fabulous result!

Louise showed me how to pose – successfully addressing my body issues! A week later the results were ready to view. It was difficult to whittle the photos down to my chosen group of four but we got there by process of elimination! Because the images come on disc I can decide how I want to display them. I will choose a canvas for my parents but a more trendy acrylic for myself. I had an amazing time at the Secret Boudoir and now have a fabulous reminder of my 50th year – and that I still look damn hot!!!

View Caroline’s blog post here: 

Caroline – St Ives Nicola – Cambridge

I’d seen an article in the papers about Secret Boudoir and as it was approaching my husband’s 50th, I thought
I’d have the photos taken as a surprise. When the day arrived I was very nervous but when I arrived at the studio and changed into my first outfit Louise calmed me down and my nerves disappeared and the fun began!

View Nicolas full blog post here:

Nicola – Cambridge

A year after having my daughter, this was the perfect experiance for me. Not only because being pampered was a much needed treat, but it also helped me feel like me again!  Rachel – St Ives

A friend gave me the idea of doing a boudoir shoot for my fiancé and when i called up secret boudoir to enquire about it I immediately felt comfortable with Louise . The whole experience was amazing and enjoyable and I loved the makeup . Louise and Alison were so professional and the end results were much better than I could of imagined , it’s the perfect surprise for my future hubby to be . I would definitely recommend it . Thank you so much.

Sarah – Peterborough
I had a brilliant day with Louise at my Boudoir photo shoot. The experience was one I will never forget, and I was made to look and feel fantastic.Louise was extremely professional but also made me feel very comfortable and confident during the shoot. I had so much fun. The photos are more than I could ever had dreamed of and this is due to Louise, who clearly knows her stuff.
I would love to do it all again.
Cathy – Kettering
I had decided to book a bridal boudoir photo shoot to create the perfect wedding present for my husband-to-be. However having never taken part in any type of photo shoot before, and not naturally being a girly girl, I was very nervous beforehand. I really needn’t have been though! Louise and Alison soon put my mind at ease – having emailed Louise before the day, I arrived comfortably on time and soon had a cup of tea whilst we discussed what I hoped to achieve from the photo shoot. My make up and hair styling was perfect and it was thoroughly enjoyable having this done. Once the photo shoot itself started, I had so much fun, following Louise’s expert instructions to achieve some fabulous images. I did not feel self-conscious once and could not believe how many fantastic photos were taken – and I still cannot believe it is me in the photos! My husband loves the images and it was the perfect wedding present! A massive thank you to Louise and Alison for the whole experience – I cannot recommend them highly enough!
Verity – Cambridgeshire

Having decided to surprise my husband to be with a present he would never expect it took me a while to find someone I thought I would feel comfortable with.  Having read the testimonials about Secret Boudoir I decided on them and I wasn’t disappointed.  Louise and her team make you feel totally at ease; they talk you through the whole day and despite me not being someone who likes having my photograph taken they really made it easy to get into the spirit of things, I felt amazing having had my hair and make-up professionally done and I thoroughly enjoyed my photo-shoot.

Following the shoot Louise was extremely prompt at getting the images back to me before I had to choose which of them to put in the album.  I had several editing requests for Louise and she had no problem fulfilling what I asked for. As for the finished product it is amazing and I was so so pleased with it…………..as was my husband, who was more than delighted to open this up on our wedding day.Thank you so much for providing the perfect wedding present!

Gemma – Cambridgeshire

My experience at the Secret Boudoir was absolutely fantastic! As soon as I arrived they put my nerves at ease, helped me sort through my props, made me a delicious coffee and sat me in the chair to get my makeup done. The makeup artist did a fabulous job and really made me feel beautiful. Once we started shooting, everything i was self conscious about didn’t matter, it was so much fun! I felt sexy, pretty, and like a pro ( even though I was no where near! haha ) The studio has lots of options for photos and also lots of props. The photographer ( Louise ) really helped me pose and bring out my best features. I absolutely adore the end photos and I HIGHLY recommend the Secret Boudoir to anyone. This experience had made me feel beautiful, sexy and confident. 

Alexa – St Neots

Louise and her team was a such a delight. Louise communicated with me prior to my shoot so I felt very comfortable and at ease the day of. It was relaxing and enjoyable to have my makeup done creating a fun and natural look. Louise is able to make you feel so comfortable and yet remains professional during the entire shoot always offering great ideas with posing and looks, She does a really great job bringing out something special! Thank you for such a great experience and memorable images!

Natasha – Mildenhall

Having been very nervous before the shoot, Louise quickly put me at ease, and made me feel relaxed! Once my hair and make up were ready it was time to pose and have my photos taken. I did feel a bit conscious at first but Louise was very helpful and reassuring and the end results speak for themselves! I had them taken as a surprise for my husband’s 50th and he was very very pleased with them! I am so glad I went ahead and booked the photo shoot, I would recommend Secret Boudoir , it was a good experience and Louise is very friendly and professional. So thanks again.

Nicola – Cambridgeshire

Louise was absolutely amazing in every way. Ever the utmost professional, she not only made me look gorgeous, but created a fun atmosphere which really put me at ease. Louis’s ideas for posing and costumes were essential in making my photo shoot one of the best experiences I have ever had. I had so much trouble choosing which photo I wanted as they were all unbelievable! Ladies, if you are looking for the PERFECT gift for your significant other or just for yourself, look no further. If you are looking for an extra special experience, Louise will let your significant her attend the photo shoot! My fiancé had as much fun watching me pose as he had receiving the finished product! Louise will help you be your best self and encourage your confidence (and sexiness!) to shine through every photograph! I have told all of my friends!

Layne – Burry St Edmunds

After booking my shoot I organised a day with Louise, she was so welcoming and made me feel instantly comfortable! Her makeup artist worked her magic and I was so happy with the style she went for as I let her do what she felt would look best. During the day I had loads of photos taken with lots of different back drops and positions, let me feel more settled with my body and have more fun! I’m so happy with all the photos and think Louise used all my good points about my body to help me get confident with my bad points. Had a lovely day and was astonished with the outcome. Thank you so much for the opportunity x

Charli – Cambridge

I was so excited to have been given the opportunity to have my pictures taken by Louise as I had seen her other work and loved all of it! I was very nervous about the day as strangers seeing you in your underwear is not something many women would feel comfortable with. When I got there I was asked what outfits I had bought with me and Louise decided which set would go best with each outfit, I thought it best to let her decide as she is the professional. After this I was sat down with Alison to have my make up done, she gave me a mini facial which helped to make me fell fresh ready for the make up. Now I am very fussy with my make up and wear a lot of it on a daily basis so when I asked if it would be ok if I did my lashes and my own eyebrows Alison worked around this, she picked stunning make up to go with each outfit, I was so pleased with how she made me look. Louise took tons of pictures and worked around parts of my body I was not happy with and made the best of my good points. If I’m honest I was still not sure if I would like the pictures as I’m sure many  of us always think we are going to look bad in photos. Louise emailed me the pictures she liked the most very quickly so I didn’t have to wait too long to see them, I was amazed at how beautiful some of them were, I couldn’t believe I could look that glamorous and sexy! It was such a confidence boost to see myself that way. My partner loved them as well which of course makes you feel even better about yourself! I would recommend everyone to have this done, you may be nervous and not sure but believe me Louise and Alison will bring out all of you best points and you will love the pictures!

Carly – Cambridge

Just wanted to let you know that I received the prints today so thank you so much once again… my husband is very impressed and I’m really pleased so happy customers all round! All The best x

Katherine – Cambridge

I’ve already been recommending you to everyone I can think of and will continue to do so…I was a little nervous but had planned some ideas before the shoot and shared the shoot with a friend, so we ended up encouraging each other and having a real laugh. The studio had a great atmosphere and it was really fun to use the props and have a good chat to Louise to clarify our ideas beforehand. I was made to feel comfortable and the makeup was great too, it was lovely to feel pampered and have time to ourselves. Sometimes I still cant believe the images are of me! I’m glad I have some great photos of myself at a time when I was having a lot of changes in my life. It was a very positive experience and somewhat addictive! I would definitely recommend Secret Boudoir, for ease of set up, friendly staff and atmosphere. Louise is great at setting up poses and working with ideas that make you feel at your best. There is something for everyone, so you should try it even if you find the idea a bit daunting!

Nikki – Cambridge

Absolutely fabulous experience with a very pleasing end product that I hope my hubby to be will be amazed by. I was very nervous before the photo shoot but the girls made me feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend having a unique Secret Boudoir photo shoot to any bride to be or lady who is wanting to boost their confidence. I can’t thank Louise and Alison enough.

Laura – Manchester

I love having my photo taken, but I was nervous to start off with because of fact you are in your underwear. I got my fiancé to come along with me for moral support, but Louise was great. She made both of us feel comfortable. I had spent a few days trying to work out what outfits to wear, but when I took a suitcase full of clothes to the shoot, with Louise’s knowledge she helped me pick out a few great outfits straight away. It took the stress out of what would normally be a very long process for me. Alison did a fantastic job on my makeup. I don’t wear makeup a lot and I was worried it would look too over done, but she just seemed to know straight away what would look good on me. The photo shoot itself was great, and even though you are walking around a room in your undies I was made to feel so comfortable and confident. It definitely shows in my photos. I love them!!! I had such a lovely experience and definitely would do it again. Louise and Alison are such great people I would definitely recommend to any of my family or friends to have a photo shoot done with them. Thank you girls for such a lovely shoot xx

Amy – Newmarket

Louise instantly made me feel at ease in a situation that could have been very uncomfortable. Her friendly and relaxed manner made the whole experience very enjoyable. Who wouldn’t love to have a glam makeover (without looking overdone!) and then act like a film star. I found the overall experience quite empowering and the pictures are better than I would have ever hoped for. I would certainly recommend it to others.

Laura – Cambridge

I was a little nervous yes but once I was in the studio and had met you both I realised I didn’t need to be and that everything was pretty much taken care of for me. I was worried that it might have been made up too much and feel not very ‘me’ but it wasn’t too much, I looked the dressed up side of natural, which I was really happy with. I’m really happy with the outcome and I loved my final pictures. At one point during the shoot Louise showed me how the images were looking and I was amazed! When you’re sitting there posing with all your might you can’t really grasp how it looks but she really did do a fantastic job :) I would definitely recommend Secret Boudoir, I think all the sets are great and Louise’s direction really helps with anyone that has never done anything like this before. She definitely brings out the best from you.

Sarah – Cambridge

I especially liked the communication in preparation for the shoot. There were suggestions of what to wear and it gave me an idea of what to expect. I loved the make-up and the feeling of being transformed, it was a really fun experience! Great to have a little pampering!

Laura – Cambridge

OMG!!!!! I just got my pictures Louise and there AMAZING!! I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE them! You truly have a gift I have to tell everyone about you if you don’t mined I would like to write a recommendation on Lakenheath site. Thank you so much for giving me the pleasure of having my pictures done by you. Thank You!

Rachel – Bury St. Edmunds

I had a fantastic day, so impressed with the make up and the photos are amazing, never knew I could look so good. I would recommend to everyone, its a great confidence boost!

Elizabeth – Cambridge

Having spoken to Louise before the shoot I already felt I knew her and felt very at ease. She makes you feel like a friend the minute you walk through the door. Really enjoyed having the make up done and choosing what to wear. I never felt uncomfortable it was such fun that when it was finished I could almost have booked another shoot and done the whole thing again. The photos are everything I was hoping for. I did this as a treat for myself and I am happy, happy, happy!!!

Christine – Cambridge

Although I’m normally quite self-conscious in front of a camera, the team were friendly and immediately made me feel at ease.  I’m so pleased with the images!

Clare – Cambridge

I did my photo shoot about a month ago and it was AMAZING!!! She was very professional and the shoot was personal. The make-up artist that was working with her did a great job as well. She did my make-up perfect to go with the lighting and my clothes. I love all the options I got when ordering my photos. I picked the pictures that I wanted to order and now I am waiting anxiously for them but I know that for a quality product it may take a little time. I would definitely recommend Secret Boudoir to any one who is thinking about taking photos like this. Truly above the rest.

Rachel – Bury St Edmumds

For anyone debating whether to do this or not, stop worrying & get yourself booked in! For someone who doesn’t consider themselves photogenic, it was a brave (& somewhat scary) step, to decide to have pictures taken as a Xmas pressie for my fella. I really needn’t have worried…from the moment I arrived, I was made to feel very welcome & relaxed, more like being on a “girly day out” & certainly no need to be on edge.

Louise, Alison & I went through the outfits I’d brought along. Louise’s creativity was immediately evident, she asked what look I’d like to achieve & discussed setting a mood to match each of the outfits…I’m seriously impressed with the results, as from one shoot I’ve ended up with no less than three styles : Girly, Romantic, Sexy!! I really feel she took the time to find out what I wanted & it certainly wasn’t just a ‘point & click’ photography experience.

Alison was also on hand, making sure my make-up emphasised the different styles as the shoot progressed. I was made to feel like a proper diva for the day. Being the mum of a baby daughter, it was such a pick me up & confidence boost, all rolled into one. The pictures may be for my fella, but having them done was definitely ‘me time’ well spent. I’ve highly recommended them to anyone who’ll listen!! :-D Thanks again.

Sian – Peterborough

I was slightly nervous when I started ..not about getting “dressed up” more about trying to pull the right faces/smiles!! Louise and Alison made me feel very comfortable and the setting is just perfect…nice and cosy but very beautiful :) Louise’s style expertise were helpful when it came to putting my outfits together…and Alison’s make up…wow…I felt so glamorous I didn’t want to take it off. I loved the end results …was amazed at how great they looked and it was extremely hard to chose my final pictures. I would 110% recommend Secret boudoir ….even if you just need that little confidence boost in life….it’s perfect :)

Amy – Cambridge

I had a fantastic day, so impressed with the make up and the photos are amazing, never knew I could look so good. I would recommend to everyone, its a great confidence boost.

Liz – Cambridge

Arriving excited and nervous Louise very quickly put me at ease with a cup of tea and a chat about what I particularly wanted to achieve from my session. My makeup was expertly applied and my concerns regarding particular colours were taken on board. The final look was very natural.

The studio is compact but Louise has made ingenious use of the space available. There are a variety of backdrops and scenarios and Louise expertly matched these to my clothing, also lending me accessories to enhance the image. She guided me into poses that were tasteful and comfortable, always ensuring I was totally happy with what we were doing.

The entire session was great fun (with lots of giggles) and was very liberating. The final results were amazing. Whoever would have thought I could look that good naked!!

Jo – Cambridge

On the lead up to arriving at Louises studio I was quite nervous about posing for the pictures, but whilst having my hair and make-up done Louise and her make up artist made me feel very relaxed and at home. It felt just like being at home with girlfriends. When it came to the point of actually posing for the photos I quickly felt at ease and didn’t have the need to feel self-conscious of pulling silly poses, as Louise gave very clear direction on where to put my body, how to move my face and even the direction of my eyes. Though she was also very open to any suggestions that I may have,I can very confidently say that this was a very fun and fulfilling experience that has resulted into some amazing photos for me and now husband to share. Thank you so much Louise. 

Sarah – Cambridge

My boyfriend had booked me into Secret Boudoir for some sexy but tasteful pictures and the booking process was very straightforward and all instructions were emailed to me and also to my boyfriend as he was paying! I live a fair distance away in the East Midlands, but Louise was very helpful, especially when the sat nav sent me the wrong way and I was hopelessly lost and running very late.

After the ordeal of driving to the location I arrived pretty flustered and nervous and also without much in the way of ‘dressing up’ attire. Louise and her make-up artist were very understanding and made me a drink and helped me get my clothes hung up, whilst I calmed down and discussed how I wanted my hair, make-up etc. I pretty much left everything up to them and trusted their expertise and quite honestly, I have to say, they made me look and feel beautiful. The make-up lady did my hair as well as my face and also applied false eyelashes, which I was allowed to keep. Although I am more mature and not really comfortable with walking about wearing very little I felt really comfortable with Louise and she is an excellent photographer.

After the shoot was finished I set off home, still looking very glam in my false eyelashes and couldn’t wait to see the finished results. After several days Louise emailed me with the picture gallery and I have to say, I wanted them all!! My boyfriend, who is an American businessman was thrilled with the results and couldn’t believe how good the photographs turned out.

I would recommend Secret Boudoir to anyone thinking of having these kind of photographs done, either for themselves or for a husband/partner as they are excellent and I now have a lasting memento of how beautiful I looked and felt in my ‘secret boudoir’.

Lisa – Nottingham

I enjoyed the photo shoot and I didn’t feel nervous at all, I loved the make-up because I still looked like me and was very pleased with the pictures have shown them to a few friends and they all loved them! I would not hesitate in recommending Secret Boudoir to anyone, I would say if you are thinking about it just go you will regret it if you don’t!

Nicola – Royston

On arrival I was quite nervous, was not sure how much I’d be able to detail the look which I was looking to achieve, but Louise was great and quickly on my wavelength, as to the overall image I was trying to achieve. We shared lots of laughs throughout the session which really helped produce a relaxed atmosphere and lots of good photos. People are really impressed and astounded with the results and I’ve startled a few people too! Would definitely recommend Secret Boudoir! Thanks for the liberation!

Hollie – Cambridge

I saw a Secret Boudoir advert in Agenda and it took several weeks for me to pluck up the courage to contact them…

I was drawn to the image in the magazine as it looked sophisticated and professional and intrigued by the bold nature of the photography. Having lost a fair bit of weight a few years ago, having photos done with a difference was about recognising this and feeling good about myself. The minute I contacted Louise I knew I was in safe hands. She listened to what I wanted, understood where I was coming from and gave me time to think about it all before I embarked, On the day itself, I arrived a touch nervous, but excited, Louise made me feel relaxed and we talked through styles and what I wanted. I was treated to a lovely facial and makeup session by Alison that transformed me into the look I was after and to compliment the the outfits I had brought with me, Louise kindly brought out her props which gave me some lovely accessories to add to my outfit. Louise made me feel relaxed, guided me and gave me some great posture tips that made all the difference to the photos. I never once felt uncomfortable and both Louise and Alison were encouraging and clearly knew what they were doing. It is rare to in life to feel so pampered, but I did and I had a lot of fun. 

Sam – Cambridge

 was looking for an anniversary present.,.when a friend of mine recommended a photo shoot with Secret Boudoir. I was really nervous before the shoot as I didn’t have any idea what to do on set but Alison and Louise were great and full of ideas and advice. It was a great fun to do it and the pictures looked amazing even before airbrushing! I have even showed the online gallery to my sister without telling her what it is and she didn’t recognize me. So thank you very much Louise for making me look like a professional model and Alison for making me look stunning. I will definitely recommend Secret Boudoir to others and will do it myself again!

Klara – Cambridge

Secret Boudoir is one of the best kept secrets in Cambridge!..I wanted to do something fun for my husband as a part of my wedding gift and a friend suggested doing a boudoir session. Of course I was skeptical at first because who really enjoys having those kinds of pictures taken? Just for kicks and grins I did a Google search for Cambridge area photographers and found these ladies. I was hooked instantly, I absolutely loved the gallery! I was still nervous when the day came but I was instantly put at ease. Both Louise and Alison were so friendly and incredibly professional, I almost forgot what I was there for! I would recommend Secret Boudoir to any lady looking for a fun gift for their significant other! Outstanding professionals and incredibly classy photos!

Rebecca – Cambridge/USA

Louise I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help your a star, my husband loved the album for his birthday. x

Tracey – Cambridge

May I also say what a great time I had with the assistance provided by both of you at the session. I thoroughly enjoyed myself – and I’ve passed your details onto all my friends (at least one of them has said he is very much wanting to do a Boudoir photo shoot) Thank you so much for a great day.

Sam – Peterborough

It was a great day, thank you so much the pictures are brilliant, really pleased. Thank you for getting rid of the tan lines so well!!

Gina – Newmarket