I'm Kathy, a
Liverpool-based photographer and mum to two little rascals (one of whom took
this photo of me!). Since I began my career in
photography in 2001, I've been taking photos of all sorts of people, all ages,
shapes and sizes, from all walks of life, from the new baby through to the
Quality and service have always been of
paramount importance to me, as long as I can remember. So when I do any sort of
shoot, I'm aiming to get the very best pictures possible, every time. No
I love my work - it's my passion.
And I'm passionate about making everyone look and feel good, regardless of any
issues they may have about themselves. Although I've lost weight in recent
years, I used to be a size 18 so I know how it feels to be a big girl, and I'm
in my forties so now I have the lines and sags that come with the experience and
wisdom! Like many people I generally don't like photographs of myself, but
when it was my turn to venture into the unknown and have some pictures taken for
this website I had a really good time and I'm thrilled with the results. Plus
after having my shoot I know how it feels to be in the client's shoes, which is a big help
when it comes to putting people at ease.
How it all started . . .
The Boudoir Book after
some requests from Ikonography's brides to create a tasteful, sexy portfolio as
gift for their groom. Since then the team and I have developed a series of
packages, so you can choose from a desktop framed picture to
a complete Boudoir Book packed full of gorgeous images. And it's not just for
brides - we now have clients ranging in age from 18 to 60. We can even supply a professional portfolio if you are
seeking a career in modelling or the media.
The Boudoir Book's photographic "house style"
Although we are really consistent
when it comes to quality and service, the one area where we don't want to be
restricted is with our creativity. So we don't have a specific "house style" at
The Boudoir Book. We avoid working to formulas and are always open to new ideas
and flashes of creative inspiration! We are expert in many different lighting
techniques and combined with whatever attitude you choose to portray, you're
going to get a unique set of shots, rather than have a "style" imposed on you.
My personal influences include the great Hollywood photographers and the stars of
yesteryear, like Marlene Deitrich, Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren and Greta Garbo.
The photographers back then really knew how to make a woman look incredible,
and with today's digital imaging techniques we can now do the same for any
woman. Good photography, combined with careful lighting and posing (and perhaps
a little airbrushing!) will bring out the best in anyone, regardless of age,
shape or size. All of the women featured on this website are real women
(all of whom have given their permission to appear on the site), not
professional models. Their ages range from early twenties to late forties and
none of them have any previous modelling experience.
what is The Boudoir Book?
According to Wikipedia, the font of all internet wisdom ...
is a lady's private
bedroom, sitting room or dressing room. The term derives from the French verb bouder,
meaning 'to pout'.
Historically the boudoir formed part of the private suite of rooms for a
lady, for bathing and dressing, adjacent to her bedchamber, ... in later
periods, the boudoir was used as a private drawing room and was used for other
activities, such as embroidery, or entertaining intimate acquaintances"
So, the Boudoir Book is a collection of portrait photographs showing the
model as she would be in a bedroom or intimate/personal setting. It should
not be confused with Glamour photography, which is sexual and provocative in
a very obvious way. The Boudoir Book aims to provide a more sensitive and
flattering portrait of the model which is sensual in an artistic way.