We have relocated to Lampeter Mid West Wales in March 2020. We have no further availability for our Reading Studio.
See more details about our move to Wales and new studio and holiday cottages HERE.
Choose from the options below to see the Packages and Prices for our Solo and Couples Boudoir Shoots, Pregnancy Portraits, Photographer Experience Days and Workshops. We have lots of options to choose from but if you don't see something that suits you do get in touch and we can propose a custom package for you. If you want to create a unique intimate experience, we also have stylish holiday cottages available to book so you can combine a shoot with a romantic getaway!
So you have decided that Mighty Aphrodite are the Boudoir Photographers for you - what happens next? We just need a £100 deposit to book a date in the diary. It is easy to book online here and we can do everything by email. If you prefer to book by telephone - you can contact us on 01570 421057 and pay your deposit using your credit or debit card. We can then also have a chat and answer any questions you may have and offer advice on choosing the sets for your shoot. You can also pay by Bank Transfer - just drop us an email and we will send you the details you need to make the payment.
Once you have booked an appointment, we will email you lots of advice and hints and tips to help you prepare for your shoot. This will also have advice to help you to choose which studio sets you want to use for your shoot. You need to let us know your choice of the sets you want to be photographed in before the day of your shoot so that we can have the studio prepared before you arrive.
On the day of your shoot, when you arrive at our studio near Lampeter on the Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire border, we will have a cup of tea and a chat about what we will be shooting and go through the lingerie you have brought to decide what you will be wearing (if anything!) in each set. We will discuss with you at this point what level of nudity you think you would like to work to so we have an idea of the style of images you are looking for. Most people at this stage are unsure whether they are confident enough to go nude in the studio, so we always say start off in some lingerie and see how you feel once the shoot is underway.
Next (if it is included with your package) you will have your hair & make up done, which gives you a chance to relax and be pampered. Packages One, Two and Three have the option of full professional hair styling and make up (including lashes if required). Our make up artist will chat with you about the style you want - you can be natural or glamorous - it is your choice.
When hair & make up is finished, you get changed into your first set of lingerie (we have a changing room attached to the studio, so you have complete privacy to get ready). We always start off with the easiest set first to give you time to settle in. We direct you all the way through the shoot – you do not have to come up with any poses yourself – we find the best angles and poses to suit your body shape and will tell you exactly what to do with your arms, legs and even facial expressions. It really is very easy and fun, although there is lots of stretching and holding poses, so you will feel like you have had a mini-workout by the end of the shoot. We always work at your pace and will give you the opportunity to take things off and put things back on at various points during the shoot and we will check with you all the way through that you are comfortable with what we are doing.
As we are shooting, the images are transferred wirelessly to a computer in the studio, so we can see the images immediately. This also means that you can see the images periodically as we go and this helps to build your confidence – if you didn't get to see the pictures during the shoot you may be worried about how you are looking. By letting you see the pictures straight away you get so much more out of the shoot and you will relax much more quickly because you know you are happy with what we are shooting. It also helps us to know that we are giving you images you are happy with and allows you to give us feedback about your likes and dislikes as we progress through the shoot. The images you see in the studio are the same files that you will take away with you on the day - they are the unedited files and you get to say how much or how little retouching is performed on your photographs - we don't feel that it is right for the photographer to decide that for you.
At the end of your shoot we will pick out one of your images and show you the retouching techniques we use to "finish" your pictures. The amount of retouching we perform on your pictures is up to you – we show you what can be done and we work with you to determine the extent of the editing you want us to perform. Everyone's take on the editing process is different, but most people want the images to be natural with just a bit of "polishing" to get them looking perfect. Spots, stretch marks and cellulite will all disappear and we always take care of any lumps and bumps caused by lingerie. We can do body-reshaping, but this is your choice - we won't do it without you asking us to - that would be rude!
We then put all the images from your shoot onto a USB (memory stick) for you to take away with you. You will have around 70 – 80 images from each studio set. These are proof images with a light watermark so you can view them on your computer at home to make your choice of the images you want to order from your shoot.
You can then go through the images in your own time at home and send us your list of the pictures you want to order. It's best to send us your list by email with any editing instructions. We then retouch those images to your specifications and email you edited proof files so you can see them and approve them before we produce any prints, albums or books for you. We let you see three versions of each of your chosen pictures – we do a colour, a black and white and a sepia version of each of them, and you choose which you like best if you are having a printed version of your pictures. If you are just having digital files, you get all 3 versions. If you are having prints, an album or book, when it is ready, you can arrange a time to come and pick it up, or we can ship it out to you by courier for next day delivery (postage is charged at cost price).
Many of our clients travel from afar (and even overseas) for their shoot. So we relocated to a stunning part of Wales and bought a property with two characterful holiday cottages on site. So clients can stay over combining their shoot with a romantic break. Our romantic cottages are perfect for couples looking for a peaceful location but with lots of things to do in the surrounding area. Find out more about our Cosy Cottages for Couples in Wales.
We recommend having your shoot at least four weeks before the date you require pictures to be ready (ideally 6 weeks if having an ArtBook or an ImageBook) although we can sometimes turn things around faster when required. As we are frequently fully booked several weeks in advance, don't delay in contacting us to be sure of securing an appointment to avoid disappointment!
Contact us by calling 01570 421057 or email Zena.