The Experience

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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.

A Full Blown Luxurious Experience

The Experience will be held at one of our venues across Kent where you will be transformed by our talented make-up and hair stylists, whilst relaxing in one of our comfy robes and enjoying  a glass of Presecco… or two!

Once the transformation is complete our our award-winning photographer will carry out a bespoke photoshoot of you, based on ideas we have shared on a private Pinterest board. After the shoot you may wish to extend your stay by enjoying the local spa facilities, bistro and enjoy an overnight stay.

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Our packages include the use of a standard room in a luxury hotel based in stunning settings or in a studio environment. Relax, make yourself comfortable, feel the stress leaving your body whilst you enjoy the make-over transformation. If you  fancy a little treat for yourself you can upgrade to a larger room, larger rooms give us more space and more options for creating a variety of imagery. Upgraded rooms have additional features such as roll top baths, larger beds and seating areas. Extend your stay by choosing an over-night option.


As part of your pamper package hair and make-up is already included, Whilst preparing for your experience day why not arrange  a test session where you can see your make-up before the day itself. Some of our hairstylist offer cut and dry, hair extensions and other beauty services such as eyelashes, eyebrows and waxing. Be fully groomed and feel great about yourself!


We don’t settle on just any nail technicians, they have to be the best and their facilities have to be as boutique and beautiful as our venues. With your welcome pack we will send you suggestions on where we think the best local salons are to your venue. We recommend having a French Manicure with tips, these work beautifully on our shoots however if you decide to go for a full set of gels or acrylics the salon will be more than happy to help you choose. Just make sure the colour you go with will match all of your outfits!


Dependent on the venue there may be spa facilities on site, which range from massages to salt tubs. This is the perfect way to end the day, after you have worked hard at your photoshoot reward yourself with a nice relaxing spa session. A list of local services will be sent to you with your welcome pack.


We understand the importance of having lingerie that is comfortable and fits properly, therefore we have partnered up with several local lingerie boutiques to offer you free bra fitting to find your correct size, some boutiques may even offer you a special photoshoot discount.

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  1. Send through your booking request by selecting your package online: Choose Package
  2. Our photographer will call you to introduce himself, talk through your options and what to expect.
  3. Choose 3 possible dates so that the photographer can arrange the venue, make-up and hair artist and any additional services for you.
  4. You will receive a call from the MUA/Hair Stylist to discuss the look we are after, generally we stay with very natural tones so that it will suit a variety of imagery. She will give you the opportunity to attend a test day and ask if you would like to add anything else such as hair extensions and eye lashes.
  5. Get yourself down to the lingerie store for your bra fitting, if it is a store that we have secured a discount for make sure you use it!
  6. Get yourself booked in for a manicure and let us know if you would like any help setting up a spa package.
  7. Shoot Day – First thing before meeting us at the venue is to get your nails done. Upon arrival at the venue you will be greeted by a member of staff and offered a glass of prosecco. The MUA/Hairstylist will show you to your room and ask you to slip into a robe whilst your hair and makeup is applied. Whilst this is happening you will see the photographer setting up for the photoshoot, he will go through your Pinterest board with you again and make sure that everything goes to plan. During the photoshoot the photographer will get you to practice your chosen poses before picking up a camera. Once the shoot is complete you will then be able to enjoy the additional facilities you have chosen for your day.
  8. After the shoot you will arrange with the photographer a viewing and sales date, this is usually 1 week after the photoshoot. At the viewing the photographer will show you a slideshow of your images and go through with you the various print options.

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?

We do not share clients images at all unless we have written consent. The Before/After images of clients on this website were created through a Special Offer.

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.

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