We all have varying levels of comfort and confidence and prudishness. Some ladies are happy to go topless on the beach, others will walk around the gym changing rooms naked without a care in the world, some will remain fully covered at all times.
You may look at boudoir images and say "NEVER - not for me" If this is you, please read on....
There are boudoir levels for everyone, there are some that you will feel comfortable with.
The implied nude (strapless bra or towel in place) with your modesty preserved.
You can shoot in your PJ's and it's still a sexy shoot
Or your partners shirt....it can be sexy!
You may be wondering why anyone would want those type of images. My clients have a number of reasons...
A wedding gift for the future husband - why not show off your wedding lingerie?...
a gift on to your husband on your wedding day of what lies beneath.
An anniversary gift.
Celebrating a milestone (weightloss and/or birthday)
I am always grateful when clients allow me to share their images, I want to demonstrate that a boudoir shoot is for every woman, no matter what shape or age. (Images are only ever used with the clients permission)
My boudoir shoots are confidential, personal and tailored to each client.
Some clients find themselves celebrating their new independent status
what better way to rebuild confidence than to realise "you've still got it"?
Remember that feeling when you go out in a new outfit, or a new hair cut? You carry yourself with a bit more confidence, you've got your swagger back; that's the time when you get a bit more attention, friends compliment you on hair, clothes etc.
That feeling of confidence is exactly what a boudoir shoot can do for YOU.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
It should part of the identity that you've created for yourself, your business and your brand.
LinkedIn PhotosAcross Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire
It needs to say all the things you want it to say about you —
friendly, professional, approachable and trustworthy.
HeadshotsSurrey, Hampshire and Berkshire ‘People buy people’ - Fact. We all prefer to deal with people that we can relate to.
It makes sense to have a business portrait that let your personality shine through.
Business Portraits Surrey Business portraits or headshots can be used in numerous ways:
on your business website; Facebook page; LinkedIn..
Twitter; business cards; blogs; annual reports; newsletters.... the list goes on.
A selfie from a night out just doesn't cut it on LinkedIn
Selfie on a night outnot the professional image I want
(yes it's me the camera shy photographer, on a night out)
"Professional selfie shots" are hard too; without the interaction and direction of someone behind the camera
with that said, business portraits don't have to be boring!
Fun Business PortraitsFarnborough, Camberley, Basingstoke and beyond
Here are some tips & ideas on how to get the best head shot for you.
Wear clothes that are comfortable and that make you look and feel great. CEO HeadshotsMedia Portfolio Headshots
Ideally wear something that you would wear when meeting clients
Solicitors business portraits Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire across the Thames Valley
It doesn't have to be a suit and tie, what you wear should reflect you and your business style.
Corporate headshotsReading, Farnborough, Staines, Basingstoke and beyond
You are representing your brand values, you are the face of the business
Choose something that falls well and flatters your neckline.
Professional headshots London, Thames Valley and the Home Counties
If you choose to wear a suit make sure your jacket and shirt fit you well
(too big or too small will show in the photos)
Professional Business Portraits
Clothes should be neatly pressed or even treat yourself to something new!
Long sleeved shirts/blouses are best, even for the head and shoulders shots.
Professional Business Portraits
Solid colours can work really well and most people look good in mid-tones (green, blue and brown)
Note - white can "wash you out" and black can look like a solid mass (rather than slimming you down).
Wear colours than emphasise your eyes! CEO Headshots Surrey
Blue/green/turquoise shirts/blouses or accents can help emphasise blue/green/hazel eyes
If you usually wear glasses, wear them in the shots.
If you switch between contacts and glasses have both styles taken.
Business Portraits Business Portraits
Keeping things simple with a plain background, ensures that the focus is on you. Editorial Headshots
The primary focus for a professional business headshot should be the face;
more specifically the eyes, as they are the windows to your soul.
Tight crops or unusual angle can make your shot stand out from the crowd.
Do you photoshop the images?
Yes, I use photoshop. Digital files on professional cameras have an amazing amount of detail!!
I use editing techniques to even out skin tone, remove spots, brighten eyes and occasionally reduce the appearance of wrinkles and laughter lines, (although these are part of your character, they make you - YOU) so I don't remove them completely.
I now offer two levels of editing standard and editorial - you can decide which style is right for you.
When should I update my photos?
I would recommend an update every couple of years.
I hold regular home studio days, these days are designed to offer a cost effective service for sole traders and entrepreneurs. Please check out my business facebook page for the next event details.
If you would like to find out more about the corporate headshot service, give me a call on 07970 818931
Glastonbury and the Festival of Speed have come and gone and summer has shown it's face a couple of times here is a glimpse of what I've been shooting recently
Experiential marketing events
This year I had the pleasure of shooting two MINI Brand Ambassadors: Charlie Butler-Henderson - The 2015 Mini Challenge Champion.
And Harry Hunt - Dakar Rally DriverHarry Hunt
Including Charlie's 1.16 mile hillclimb in the 2016 John Cooper Works
John Cooper Works MINI
and of course Harry in the Dakar MINI ALL4 Racing - Like a Countryman but built to 11/10ths scale 3-Litre turbocharged 6 cylinder diesel
Harry's Dakar Rally MINI Countryman
It was a great weekend with a few laughs along the way.
Brand Ambassadors In addition to the modern & heritage cars on the hill there was the opportunity to see cars before their UK launch and supercars up close; The 2016 Arrinera Hussarya GT - 6.2 Litre V8
And the Roll-Royce Wraith
Rolls-Royce Wraith #BlackBadge
From four wheels to two...(or perhaps that should be one). James Hillier Kawasaki ZX-10R
If you haven't been to the Festival of Speed I urge you to put it in your diary for next year!
Troy Corser1996 & 2005 World Super Bike Champion
Or you may miss this...
Red Arrows Display Event photography
Away from the track I have had the variety of shoots that I love; from PR Events
PR & Social Event Photography
to Sports - Cricket at the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy in Moulsford Oxfordshire (as my alter ego PhotosAtWork)
Sports & event photography
and Business Portraits or Head Shots
Portraits for Professionals across the Thames Valley
I hold regular head shots days at my home studio, these are perfect for the sole trader and entrepreneurs out there.
Business Portraits - Surrey
The next business portrait day is Saturday 20th August, details can be found on my Facebook Business Page Lee Tuckett Photography.
A professional portrait is especially important for those using LinkedIn, Facebook and twitter for networking and marketing.
Business headshots or business portraits give potential customers their first impression of you and your business; your personality and your attitude to work for prospective clients and employers.
Create the right first impression Research shows that just having a picture makes your profile 14 times more likely to be viewed by others.
Have you never looked at someone's profile picture and jumped to a conclusion?... because it was taken on a night out, it's holiday snap, or dodgy selfie?
A selfie on the night out is not ideal
And while we’ve all been warned to “never judge a book by its cover,” some research supports the notion that our flash judgments are often correct.
Even if you haven't judged the non professional business portrait I bet you've looked at some profile photos and thought wow, he looks professional, trustworthy, friendly etc
Whether you go for the more traditional/formal studio shot or something a bit different is up to you.
I'm happy to meet up and discuss what you want to achieve for yourself and your business.
CEO Portfolio Headshots
I'm often asked about what to wear and whether the shots should be with or without glasses, that is why you get a professional in to do the job. I'm here to help you get the best results for you. Glasses or without?...what is right for you? Together we'll tell your clients (and potential employers) your story. We can achieve various looks, for the multifaceted you.
Have options to meet your business needs I always recommend wearing what makes you feel great. Remember the old chestnut: "dress for the job you want, not the one you have" - it is good advice!
Your business your reputation The right shirt and tie combo can make your eyes twinkle.... If you are still unsure what to wear bring options and we can decide together.
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If you've been thinking about it..stop thinking!
Get in contact and lets get the date booked. I look forward to meeting you.
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Last month I had the pleasure of shooting Anne -
It was a boudoir shoot for her husband of 35 years and anniversary gift.
The images below are not Anne - all my shoots are strictly confidential.
Have you thought about having a boudoir shoot? If you have read on.....
These shoots aren't just for the under 30's or those blessed with a size 10 figure
Do you find yourself putting things off? ....Stop!! And don't save your favourite things for "best"
Don't save things for best
Be happy; put yourself further up your list of priorities;
Live, Love and Laugh - live life to the full, love yourself and laugh in the face of fear.
Laugh in the face of fear
Push your boundaries, do something that scares you..... Take a deep breath, put your swagger on and just do it.
Put your swagger on
If a photo shoot like this scares the hell out of you....
If you want to feel like a million dollars - don't wait, don't postpone until you've lost 5lb.
You are beautiful.
Call me. email me. Just do it :)
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If you have been to any of the Rugby matches earlier this year you may have seen the BMW X5 Sweet Chariot on display.
BMW Proud Partners of England's Rugby At the Six Nations matches earlier there were sound booths where fans were encouraged to sing "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" in support of the England team
Swing Low Sweet Chariot........ Occasionally the fans were joined by players
Comin' for to carry me home..... After singing their hearts out and having a bit of a laugh, the fans received a souvenir photo and their recording was entered into the BMW Chariots competition.
The prize...to sing the England team onto the pitch during the world cup warm up game with Ireland.
Ben - judging the vocal talent Ben Kay the former England second row player was involved in the selection of the lucky winners.
Hosting the winners at Pennyhill Park
Ben also hosted the winners on the 16th august when they were invited to Pennyhill Park; the home and training ground for the England Team during the World Cup
The winners enjoyed a tour of the state of art training facilities, lunch and a Q&A session with England Captain - Chris Robshaw, Centre - Bradley Barritt and Prop - Joe Marler.
The BMW Chariots Before they had their first full rehearsal of "Swing Low Sweet Chariot"
First rehearsal Saturday the 5th September was the day that these rugby fans had been waiting for; from the early morning sound checks
Testing testing 1,2,3 To the first performance - The guard of honour, welcoming Skip and his team to Twickenham, the home of England's rugby
Skip and his team Here are the Chariots on the hallowed turf welcoming the England players onto the pitch, as the last of the crowds took their seats
Supporting our boys There was a full house and there were fireworks.....
Chariots and Fire
The Chariots remained on the pitch, standing tall behind the team whilst they sang the national anthem
England Rugby TeamGod save the Queen Having seen England romp to victory 21-13 (including with the try that never was).....
The Chariots then joined Ben Kay, Jack Knowle and Owen Farrell in the BMW suite for the post match Q&A session
Owen & Jack
and their last chance to grab some photos from their amazing opportunity
I'm sending my best wishes to "the pregnant chariot" for the safe delivery of that rugby ball that she clearly tucked up her lovely vintage rugby top!
Rugby baby! It's been my pleasure to be involved in the recording of the chariots journey, I think its safe to say they've had a blast!
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With the fast approaching Rugby World cup I was thrilled to be involved in the recent shoot at Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa, the official hotel for the England team.
Ben Kay at Pennyhill Park Capturing candid shots of retired England player and rugby commentator Ben Kay MBE. Brad and Chris - England Rugby Team England captain Chris Robshaw and South African-born Bradley Barritt as they spend time with some very lucky competition winners. Is there a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Bradley Barritt I also attended the recent England v France World Cup warm up match in Twickenham, where once again Ben Kay was in attendance.
Ben facing those difficult questions
Ben was hosting the post match Q&A session with Danny Care
Danny Care - scrum half Danny was happy to share a hug with a fan or two.
Hugs are better than questions
Selfie's - part of everyday life Amongst the candid captures were a couple of staged head shots for "Skip"
England Skipper - Chris Robshaw
keeping things serious
One of the many things I love about my work is the variety that I encounter on a monthly basis.
From PR shoots; business portraits; conferences and team building events - the list of corporate photography work goes on.
This weekend I covered the third of these experiential track events for MINI, this weekend it was at Silverstone
corporate client event photography corporate client event photography This wasn't a sneak peek, or an unveiling of the latest JCW ......
Customer ExperiencesCustomer Experiences The brilliant Niki Faulkner was imparting pearls of wisdom relating to breaking; the camber and racing line in his pre track briefing
Experiential marketing event photography Experiential marketing photography It was very serious stuff....for a very serious bit of kit
Product Launch PhotosProduct Launch Photos
We had use of the Stowe circuit (rather than the full track), from my perspective it was perfect with easy access to the track and briefing room.
Corporate event photosCorporate event photos The weather conditions were perfect, slightly overcast, dry and with the breeze that is always present at Silverstone.
Corporate event photographer Corporate event photographer
The customers were treated to refreshments, then kitted out in their racing suits.
photos for business events photos for business events Following the safety and FUN enhancement briefing the customers had a introductory lap with their instructors
photos for business events photos for business events Then they took to the track themselves
Event photographer SurreyEvent photographer Surrey Just enough cars on the track to make it interesting
Event photographer LondonEvent photographer London Pushing into the corners
Corporate Event photographer Corporate Event photographer But not getting held up by a "weekend" driver.
work photos work photos I was challenged by the scale of the event, the steady flow of close to 100 customers through the briefing and out on the track. Keeping track of the changing conditions and adjusting accordingly, I admit I was please to put my feet up at the end of the day.
This week I will be shooting PR events and business portraits, who knows what else is around the corner....Please get in touch if you would like me to cover your corporate event, want to update your online image or would like more information about my boudoir photography. Don't forget to like my Facebook page, share the blog and leave me a comment