FROM SASSY TO ELEGANT

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When a friend who is a profoundly excellent yoga teacher asked us to do some promotional shots for her we jumped at the chance…

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Starting with a nice look for a typical day out with the girls we encouraged her to find her sassy style. She has a great love for Rock music and following the local music scene so we knew she had it within her to take a simple dress to a new level.

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Of course it alway helps if one is fit and flexible to strike a number of poses easily, with a natural flow and elegance.

Through our pre shoot discussion we had found that she is an aspiring author an decided to flip her look to reflect how a successful woman might dress for a cocktail reception for her newest book deal.

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She is such a vivacious person and it is so easy to make her chuckle, so we had to pause frequently to regain composure.

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Without a doubt, she has all the right attributes to kill it everytime, her warmth and personality shining through.

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In each set she is wearing simple barely black pantyhose to complement her outfits that give a nice elegant line. We provided the cocktail dress and accessories for the evening wear shoot and the first green two piece was the models own.

We revel in helping people achieve a look that reflects their personality and makes their image ‘pop’. Its so important these days in the realms of intense social media to have a look for the moment or a look for an emotion to keep your offerings fresh and engaging. Drop us a line if you would like to work with us on your own image and branding.

SAWADEE KA OR ‘THAI FOR TWO’

Its not everyday we are delighted by the presence of two ladies from our local Thai community to come and shoot some fashion styles with us…

We started with some traditional Thai garb, and then moved on to something a little more risqué…

It was great to see them enjoying themselves as they confessed to usually being very camera shy and body conscious

We think our relaxed style helped them get into the mood off being more playful and at ease and they just kept on smiling throughout.

It was great to see just how well shiny nylon was complemented by their skin colour really bringing out a great contrast and shine.

They did comment that often back home in Thailand the weather is too warm where they live to wear nylon so it is not that common, unless going out to a special function in the evening when it gets a little chilly.

They concluded that they felt very feminine throughout the shoot and we believe we have some new converts to nylon. All that remains to be said, Job well done! And it is worthy of note that this images are straight out of the camera without even a first pass edit in Lightroom, so you can see the level we achieve from the outset.

Do drop us a line if you would like something shoot for posterity? Or know a friend or family member who could benefit from our services?

CHAPERONES

Ask any photographer their opinion on chaperones and you will get a very mixed response.

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If  a new model is just breaking into the profession she, or indeed he, may ask if they can bring a chaperone along to provide some level of safety or boost their confidence.

We say safety because they do not know the credibility or attitude of the photographer. There are plenty of ‘Geek with Camera – GWC’ types who are more than happy to part with a wedge of cash to see a model disrobe to partial or complete nudity. Their ability as a photographer may be good or questionable, and it is a risk for anyone to compromise themselves when they do not know the person they are working with.

To act professionally we always discuss a models ‘levels of work’ prior to a shoot. We pitch for shoots by placing castings on professional modelling websites. These sites facilitate a model looking at references and testimonials written and placed on the site. Thus lending some credibility to the attitude and action of the photographer. Models are also left feedback to attest to their performance and abilities to turn up and work professionally.

We are lucky! As a male with female partner and assistant, the workload is delineated into girls working with the models on dressing, styling and make up and me looking after technical aspects of the set, the lighting and the shoot itself. It negates the need for a model to feel concerned as we have impeccable standards to ensure they feel comfortable at all times.

You can see from the fun attitude and engagement in this shoot, just how much the model has settled into her comfort zone. We get to know people so we can engage with them in a friendly and fun way which gets them relaxed and able to laugh and enjoy the time with us. The results speak for themselves.

Also we let a model set the level she is comfortable with and do not push her boundaries. There is enough gratuitous content out there to go to the Sun and back a million times. We prefer provocative tease where often less is more and the model remains clothed and lets her personality and swagger do the talking. If people have a desire to shoot nude, we can do this, we are after all not prudish and see nudity as a beautiful thing if expressed artistically. But we generally reserve working to this level with people we know and have shoot with several times, or where they have commissioned us to do a shoot for themselves or a loved one.

So coming full circle to give our opinion on chaperones. We welcome people who come with a good attitude and willingness to participate. So no jealous partners, and no people who just sit there and get in the way of any progress.

You can see in this instance the model brought her Mum along. We got along fabulously well and they got a couple of cool shots together that were not part of the planned shoot, but taken as a Thank You for the Mum’s fun attitude and input.

BRITISH SUMMER TIME

Is it time for an Ice cream yet?

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Well if you are in Eastbourne and the Sun is out it would be rude not to pop down to our favourite purveyor of finest gelato, ‘Fusciardi’s’.

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And order something as delightful as a ‘KnickerBocker Glory’, a tasty and refreshing treat that simply has to be quaffed down and shared.

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It provided a refreshing break between takes on our photo shoot at the seaside, and also goes on to prove that you can have some indulgence in your life and still maintain a good figure. Just make sure you savour and enjoy every mouthful!

THE SALE MUST GO ON…

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We’ve had some terrific bargains in the Stockings HQ Mega sale and they have just reduced lines even further. Th Adrian  Jackie & Stones Jewel Tights must be the bargain of the century for something so cool and unique. Reduced from £19.95 to £4.95, these are just one of the bargains not to be missed.

Simply click on this link and you will be buying in the b link of an eye

SHQ MEGA SALE

DECADENT SEDUCTION

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Born out of the demand for make over and boudoir style shoots we created a FaceBook page and soon will be developing a new website…

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This will provide an opportunity for all women to partake of this service for their own pleasure and self esteem, or to provide a little spice as a gift for their loved one.

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So let us guide you on this journey of self discovery, or indeed let the exhibitionist in you run free.

Prior to the shoot, we always sit down and get to know you over a Tea or Coffee and understand your goals and objectives for the shoot.

All shoots are conducted with the utmost level of professionalism with a female make up artist, stylist and wardrobe to help you find the right look and then help with poses that flatter your style, body shape and level of flexibility. By the time you step into the lights you will already feel pampered and like a star. Chatting and adding plenty of laughs into the mix helps bring out your personality and get the best shots with a cheeky smile. The real you shines through, without the worries of the Bills or picking up the kids or any other distractions.

We welcome women of all ages, sizes and especially welcome Big Beautiful Women as we feel everybody should have the right to express their femininity and experience a feel good factor.

In the first instance come over and like our page DECADENT SEDUCTION.

And do drop us a line if you would like to know more. We have flexible packages to suit most budgets…And you deserve to take some time out for yourself and tap into your inner Minx!