This is where the magic happens! Our Behind the Scenes Timelapse Video gives you a real insight into what happens in the Mighty Aphrodite studio here in Reading, Berkshire. In this video we work through all 11 of our studio sets so you get to see how each one looks in real life as well as how we magically transform our studio from one set to the next!
Our model for the day was our Image Retoucher Sam. She has been a big part of the Mighty Aphrodite team over the last ten years, often acting as test model for our new studio sets (you will see lots of pictures of Sam in our Galleries). At the age of 37, we think Sam still looks amazing just like she did when we first shot her!
We shot Sam for about 20 minutes in each studio set, so it is about half the time we shoot clients during one of our normal boudoir shoots. We still managed to fit in a variety of different poses in all 11 sets (and you can see some of the finished images here and also in the video too). It was a long day! Including time for Sam's make up, we were in the studio for about 9 hours.
We think our studio is pretty unique! When we decided we needed our own studio in 2001 we made the decision to build one from scratch so that we would have exactly what we needed. Our house is detached and had plenty of space for a large 2-storey extension, so planning permission was applied for and granted and on January 2nd 2002 building work began. It took the best part of 12 months to finish as we did the majority of building work ourselves, but it was so worth it. Having our business totally self-contained but adjoining our home is perfect for us. We have our office space downstairs and then our studio with adjoining toilet & shower room is up the spiral staircase...