What is boudoir?

I love my  boudoir photography  business, and am one of the premier female boudoir photographers in Lincolnshire. Every woman has said how confidence boosting, incredibly special and beautiful they feel – both just after a session, and after seeing their photos.

But what is boudoir?

My boudoir photography is elegant, stylish and tantalising but most of all they are images you are going to be proud of for years to come. Boudoir Photography is becoming a popular style of portraiture for the woman who wants to treat herself – or him! It’s a wonderful way to dress up – or down – feel glamorous and have the opportunity to see just how beautiful and sexy you really are .

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Who doesn’t want to feel fabulous? Don’t we all? Each and every one of us has our own personal body issues and insecurities about ourselves of one form or another. We wouldn’t be human otherwise! Booking a professional makeover and boudoir session although it seems daunting and daring it’s the perfect way to boost anyone’s confidence. By the end of the session you will be feeling super special!!

If you want to feel like a yummy mummy, a glamorous grandma a sizzling siren, a funky chick or just plain beautiful then this is the perfect treat for you. Relax and unwind while we do all the magic stuff. We promise you will leave with a certain spring in your step!

Boudoir photography is as varied as we are. Some women want a hint of sensuality –killer heels, a man’s white shirt, and some want something more with Basques, stockings, baby doll. Whatever you are comfortable with. Obviously I will take the time beforehand to talk to you and find out what you are looking for.

Most of my ladies use the boudoir session to give their partner a unique gift. Imagine his face when he opens up that beautiful album full of stunning images. Or perhaps a framed print that you can put up in your bedroom? The edgy  slideshow usually leaves their jaw dropping!

Bridal boudoir photography is also incredibly popular for brides who wish to leave the groom a “See you at the Altar” present! (Click here for details of the Bridal Boudoir experience)

This is a comment left about our boudoir photography by a client’s husband

“My wife bought me an album of portraits of herself for Christmas. Sharon has done a fantastic set. I’m amazed at how relaxed she looked throughout, an exceptional album of photographs. I would highly recommend Symply Photography to all” Mark – husband of boudoir client

However, while boudoir photographs make amazing gifts, they also make you feel absolutely wonderful about yourself. When you see those final photographs, you will be stunned at just how wonderful you look, and how it makes you feel. If you have ever watched Gok Wan’s “How to look good naked” series (that’s aged me!!) then you will get a feel for how my clients view themselves after one of my sessions.

My typical client wants to feel special, and wants to feel beautiful. Maybe you are nervous about your boudoir experience, but you will soon find out how casual and relaxed our session is. I can guarantee you will LOVE the experience of it all!


You don’t have to know how to pose. Or that you are an expert in front of the camera. Leave all of that to me, and just relax! We’ll have a lot of fun, a lot of laughs, and you will end up with the most beautiful photographs you’ve ever seen of yourself. It’s genuinely all about the posing, the lighting and knowing how to feature you at your best. You don’t even have to wear lingerie if you don’t want to – I think a slouchy sweater or a mans’ white shirt  looks just as alluring!!


You see, being a female boudoir photographer helps – I understand the sensitivity and the natural nerves and will aim to make your session as relaxed and giggly as possible. I provide a lovely dressing gown cover you up between poses , and makeup remover if you need it after the session if you are wishing to keep it a secret from your partner. The session is private and female only – myself and the lovely Katie, my make up artist who has had years of experience in bringing out the inner siren that lies within all of us. (Trust me – it’s there and we WILL find it!!)

All done in my lovely home studio and sumptuous bedrooms.

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I know how nerve-wracking it is anyway to have your photograph taken – but we use all the tools at our disposal to help make you look fabulous. Katie will do the professional makeover and hairstyling, I provide the specialist posing skills, creative lighting and of course airbrushing is standard to put the final glossy polish onto your look.

“You can’t make me look that good” people say to me – oh yes we can ! boudoir photography lincolnshire

“Sharon is amazing! I knew what I wanted. Sharon spent time with me before the shoot so we were both comfortable with what I wanted to achieve. Nothing was too much trouble. As for the results, well all I can say is wow! I never thought I could look so beautiful. A refreshing honest opinion, Sharon really got me! thank you so much!” Vicky – Boudoir customer

A makeover and boudoir shoot lasts three hours and you may choose to have various outfit changes during this time. We will create several different “looks” for you. Boudoir sessions can also be bought as a beautifully presented gift voucher . It’s a great idea for a bride to be or for a special friend’s birthday perhaps?

Still unsure – this is what Fiona had to say after her boudoir shoot-

Photographs courtesy of Lincolnshire BOUDOIR Photographer Sharon Mallinson of Symply Boudoir Photography

I had my Boudoir photos taken on Sunday and was really nervous but Sharon was amazing. She made me feel so relaxed. I have now been and viewed my pictures and I want them all. They are WOW! I can not believe it is me. If there is anyone out there wanting to have some pictures taken please go see Sharon. I can honestly say you will not be disappointed. Thanks Sharon you are amazing xx”.

When we have finished your boudoir shoot I will spend time carefully airbrushing your images. We will then arrange a viewing so that you can choose your images. The images are also uploaded to your very own private password controlled gallery. You can then view them whenever you want. I also offer a wide selection of high quality frames or canvases to display your artwork. Beautiful albums are also available, if you wish.

After selection your images will be available for collection 2 – 4 weeks later depending on which fabulous products you choose.

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