Before they book their boudoir photo shoot women often say to me “are the ladies on your website models?” I promise you they are not models – they are just lovely regular ladies like you and I! I am aware that some photographers show only photos of models  – not real clients – on their websites which seems a bit unfair as models will already know how to pose.  So I wanted to prove my ladies are real clients by creating a before-and-after gallery to give you added reassurance that I will bring out your natural beauty!

The ladies below kindly emailed to me snaps of themselves that were taken at home, out and about, at the pub, standing under a funny yellow light…. wearing santa hats… you know… the usual stuff we do(!)

So you can see how they look every day… compared with how they look when they have been given the Strictly Boudoir treatment! I have also included some of their feedback that they left on my boudoir client reviews page.


Teddy (above) took the time to write about why she decided to have a boudoir photo shoot and how it made her feel. She has very kindly allowed me to share her story and boudoir photos with you on my blog

“Having booked my Boudoir shoot with Mikaela I was very nervous. I am a size 14, mother and have a body to prove it. Mikaela was fantastic, really professional but a great laugh. I was very relaxed within the first few photos being taken and Mikaela was excellent. I had such a great day and was surprised at how sad I was when we came to the end of our shoot. The images are jaw dropping. I had no idea I could look like that, very pleased. My confidence has rocketed and I cant wait to give my husband to be his album the night before our wedding.

Could not recommend this experience more, superb!!!”

“I was welcomed into the studio with a big smile… I had all kind of thoughts going through my head…  ‘how on earth are a few pics going to make me look sexy?’ I had my hair and makeup done which was fabulous, then came the chat about different shots and different outfits. I was pretty much giggling all the way through but Mikaela kept me at ease with her kindness and expertise. Once I received the photos I couldn’t believe for one minute it was me, I looked ‘gorgeous’ (if I do say so myself!!!) I felt very proud of myself and have now got a new found self confidence which I believe I never had. All of this was down to Mikaela and making me feel special. Would recommend it to anyone. Go for it, you’ll have a ball  x”

“I’d been thinking of doing a boudoir shoot for several years, but had never found the right combination of location, make-over and of course, style of photos. I eventually chose Strictly Boudoir pretty much because I adored the photos on the site. Everything about my photo-shoot was enjoyable, from having my hair and make-up done, to the actual photography. Mikaela took time to talk me though what we were going to do and make suggestions after reviewing the bits and pieces I had bought with me.

When I saw the pictures, I was completely stunned. I couldn’t believe I could look so glamourous. Mikaela definitely works miracles. I’ve already recommended her to a good friend.”

Boudoir Before and After Photos
Boudoir Before and After
“Mikaela you made me look and feel amazing, gorgeous and sexy. I may not have the magazine “perfect” body, but my goodness I felt every inch the 1950′s glamour-puss that is desperate to break out of me! Your make-up artist (and you!) made me feel at ease and created the look we were going for in what felt like an instant – you were wonderfully professional without losing the friendly touch which us women need when baring more than our souls!

I could not have wished for a better day or more jaw-dropping photo’s, from the very core of my new found body confidence- THANK YOU xx”
Before and After Boudoir Makeover Photo Shoot
“Took me the whole year to pick up my courage to do something like this to surprise my husband on our 10th year wedding anniversary. When I arrived at the studio was impressed with the comfortable environment, there was a make up lady who made me feel like a film star, very feminine, the make up & hair was amazing… The whole photo shoot was wonderful, I was very nervous but ended up having fun, felt really beautiful, Mikaela was so funny and made me feel “at home”. A week later I viewed the photos, I loved them all! It was very difficult to pick up my favourite ones! Serious self -booster, I think every woman should experience something like this!”
Boudoir Photography Before & After


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PLEASE NOTE: I sold my studio in January 2024 and I am now relocated in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Website will be updated with new photoshoot location details soon!