Hello delectable ladies and welcome to Black Velvet Boudoir
We believe every woman is beautiful and we are here to help you gain confidence that at any age or body type you can look and feel confident, strong and glamorous. With beautiful locations, across kent you will soon feel stress free and relaxed, just turn up with your outfits and let our team do the rest. You will LOVE your stunning photos and learn to LOVE you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Boudoir?
Boudoir is photography in lingerie or nightwear, shot on location in a bedroom. We choose boutique hotels for a boutique look to the shoots.
What days of the week are the shoots available?
Our standard shooting days for packages are Monday to Wednesday, there are different prices for Thursday/Friday and Saturday/Sunday. Some venues will charge double the price for rooms Thursday – Saturday and so will the photography and make-up/hair rates be higher.
What happens if I need to change the date?
Due to the popularity of our venues; once agreed dates cannot be changed, our venues have waiting lists and therefore will charge for re-booking. Therefore re-booking fees will be applicable.
Am I suitable for a photoshoot?
All women, of all shapes, sizes and age are welcome on our experience days. If you are unsure take a look at our Before/After galleries for inspiration.
Do you do Groups/Parties?
Our photoshoots are not designed for groups. They are aimed to be more intimate, one to one. Our clients usually book the shoot for themselves or as a gift to surprise their partner. If you and a girlfriend wish to shoot together and share the cost of the room then we will accommodate two of you on one experience. Please email or call us to discuss the options.
Can I have nude or implied nude photos taken?
Yes you can but we must know that you want to do these beforehand. If you have not asked before we will not shoot nude. We do not want you attending thinking you are only shooting lingerie, to then really enjoy the shoot and end up walking away doing nude. We will always shoot nudes at the beginning of the session to get it out the way so that you are not nervously sitting there waiting for it to happen.
What is Pinterest?
Pinterest is an application you can load onto a mobile device or access via a website. We use Pinterest to create “Mood Boards”, this is a private gallery that you and the photographer can add sample imagery to that you like and would like to try out on your shoot. The images may be poses that you like, lighting, colours or types of lingerie.
Do you supply the Lingerie?
In the interest of health we do not supply lingerie. We may carry a few accessories with us to add as props for the shoot. We have several partners we work with who will be able to measure you up to get correctly fitting garments as well as discounts on the garments that you are interested in.
Can I Bring Someone With Me?
We want you to feel relaxed and happy so it is one hundred percent up to you if you would like to bring someone along on the day. We believe that by the time of the shoot you will not feel the need to be accompanied so there is always an option for your guest to enjoy a drink in the bar whilst we are shooting but if you do feel better having a friend or family member around please feel free to bring someone along.
How many images do you take?
We aim to produce up to 25 final images. We will only show you the best images and will not show you images during the shoot on the back of the camera.
What Print Products do you Offer?
We have a variety of popular products available, you can view the pricelist on the products page. We recommend that you purchase one of the little black books as this has all the final images from the shoot in and fits nicely inside a handbag. If you have an idea of which wall art you will go for before your shoot we can make sure that we shoot specific shots for that piece.
Do you do digital products?
No we do not, however if you buy a wall mounted product on request we will supply you with a web ready version of that specific image for your own use.
Will you show my images online?
How can I get my image into the Favourites gallery?
We are really happy that you love your images and want them to be shared with others. We will send you a release form upon request to allow us to use the imagery.
i am under 18 y.o. can I still shoot with you?
Although age of consent legally is 16, child protection laws cover up to the age of 18. Even with parental consent or attendance this is a grey area which we will not partake in. However we can still do a similar type of shoot based around fashion clothing and dresses. If you wish to do lingerie come back to us when you are 18.