Monday, 2 April 2012

FYEO Portraits

This is one post I won't be showcasing many pictures on (if any!), but I still thought had to be written. From reading wedding magazine after wedding magazine, as well as attending numerous NEC wedding shows, I stumbled across the lovely and very talented all female photographers at FYEO portraits. Doing a 'for your eyes only' bridal boudoir photo shoot for my lovely husband to be seemed like the perfect surprise wedding day gift - the kind of thing he would never think I would actually do and that he would never expect. Perfect for the man who's absolutely impossible to buy anything for!

I bought my package deal on a whim at last years wedding show, but it took me until this month to get up the courage to actually use it. The package included a make-up touch up, an hour long photo shoot with 'body sculpting' (basically very detailed and useful directions from the photographer on how to position yourself for the best possible pictures) and an airbrushed personal gallery afterwards of which I could choose one photo to be professionally printed. 

I was incredibly nervous the day of the shoot which wasn't helped by the fact that I had to try and keep it all a secret from my husband to be. Despite having one of my brilliant bridesmaids with me for moral support, the drive down to their studio was very nerve racking. For anyone who knows me, they'll know that a sexy photo shoot really isn't my thing! Saying that, it turned out that all those nerves were for nothing. The all female staff were warm and welcoming and apparently used to handling nervous and shy brides to be. My photographer made me feel completely at ease (not easy to do when I'm about to be photographed in just my bra and pants) which meant I kind of forgot what I was doing for 90% of the time and just got on with it. After an hour of shooting, I had newly discovered confidence in myself, felt like I'd just done an intense yoga class, and gained a new found respect for models. Apparently getting a flattering picture involves allot more twisting, shoulder movements and balancing then I ever thought possible!

Ever the professionals, FYEO had 26 beautiful pictures selected and airbrushed for me to view in my private gallery within 48 hours. I'd left the studio thinking I might struggle to find one good picture to print off for my husband to be, but ended up liking or loving every single one. The photographers at FYEO are miracle workers. They definitely know how to get the best looks from all shapes and sizes and I've never been so impressed with a photo of myself (more the talented photography then actually myself!). I can not recommend FYEO Portraits enough. They are the best in the business and I wouldn't have done it anywhere else. It's a fantastic confidence booster and a great wedding day gift idea. I won't be sharing any of my pics (sorry!), the best I can do is a very cropped copied photo of just my face to give you an idea of the magic these ladies can work. However, if you want to see what they're all about check out their fantabulous website below:

Thanks for reading,

1 comment:

  1. Chels, me and Phoebe both say Gorgeous x