Boudoir Photoshoot Survey Results

Lincolnshire BOUDOIR Photographer Sharon Mallinson of Symply PhotographyWow.  What a fascinating exercise that was! Back in the summer I put a shoutout on Facebook asking women for fill out a survey about why they might want a boudoir photoshoot.  No one really likes filling out surveys without an incentive and so I offered the prize of a FREE boudoir photoshoot.

Well the winner has been chosen (and I have picked a couple of runners up aswell because I’m soft like that 😉 ) The runners up should have received an email by now – I hope they are just as thrilled as my winner Kim

Anyway.  Back to the survey!  It gave me such a valuable insight but I thought it would also be interesting to you to know what other women had to say.  We all have such hangups.  We all think no one else in the world could possibly be as body conscious as me   Boudoir is such a fantasy and anyway I couldn’t possibly have a good picture taken of me.  Could I?

So lets have a look at what you said!

“It’s something I have always wanted to do.  I think every woman should have one.  It’s about taking a step out of normal life for a brief moment and becoming something completely different”  Sam

results of boudoir survey

You can see that 60% of women surveyed want to have a boudoir photoshoot primarily to boost their confidence.  I have to say if you look at the reviews sent in by our previous clients that’s the word that is used over and over again.  Everyone says it changes they way they view themselves forever.  That makes me feel very humble and very proud.

Abigail wrote  ” I’m a mum of four without much time for myself.  I’d love to show my husband that I’m still sexy”

Just look at this – shy people WANT a boudoir sitting!  A third  of you class yourself as shy and yet you are wanting to push yourselves by having a shoot.  Only 7% of you class yourselves as confident!  Again we see it all the time – so many of our clients sit on my sofa in the studio  nervous, shy (terrified) but at the end they are like different people.  It really is an incredible thing to witness

worst feature

Nearly 60 % of you think your tummy is your worst feature!  That is a significant number of us (yes it’s mine too !!)  But some of us carried babies didn’t we?  (That’s my excuse!)  But even if we didn’t – 60 % for some reason don’t like their tummy!  Legs, arms, boobs –  less than 10%.  So – if you are putting off having a photoshoot because  you think your tummy is too big ? Well – we can help with that,  Clever posing (lots of my shots are of ladies laying on the bed or sofa ON THEIR TUMMY)  There’s a reason for that!!  So seriously – YOU ARE NOT ON YOUR OWN!  What a fascinating fact.  I was blown away by the results of this one!


Best featureI was really surprised by this answer! 45% of women class their eyes as their best feature!  I was saddened by the fact that nearly 10% didn’t think they had a best feature at all though.  I’m sure we’d find it though!! How much nudityMost of my shoots are “implied” – I don’t “do” full on nudity – its classy sensual elegant photography.  One lady actually put in her answer “before I saw your work – I thought boudoir was all about sex – now I know it is classy”

Finally – Katie would be thrilled to hear this – 98% of you think makeover and hair is part of the experience – so she get’s to keep her job ! 🙂

What do you think ladies?  Thoughts? Comments?  I’d love to hear them.  In the meantime to all those brave ladies who opened their hearts to me – thank you.  You are AMAZING.  Just as you are

Been inspired? Ready to take the plunge and change the way you see yourself forever?  The only limit is you – let’s have a chat x



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