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Remember our Boudoir Photography Competition?

Remember our Boudoir Photography Competition?

The one where one lucky reader got professional makeup application, an hour-long studio shoot with two outfit and set changes, an online gallery and a 10×8 print as a memento?

Well our lucky winner Sarah got in touch to say she’d had an absolute ball with Clare at Core Photography on her shoot, and she would love to share some of her photos with fellow readers. AND there’s special offer for Bride & Joy readers at the end of the post.

So without further ado, here’s the gorgeous Sarah

“After unexpectedly winning the grand prize of a Boudoir Shoot with Core Photography I was super excited when Clare emailed to let me know that my shoot would be on the 11th Feb. The night before I hightailed down to Galway to stay with my good friend Ciara (thanks Ciara!!) for the night.

“On the Friday morning I was really excited and well, I must say, a little nervous about having someone photograph me in my finest underwear, Ciara made me brekki and did my hair for me which was great and then I set off to find the studio which amazingly I did without having to call Clare once (quite proud of that as it’s in a really remote area).

Clare talked with me about what we were going to be doing, poses etc and we looked at the clothes I would be wearing, we decided on the order of the outfits and then Malvina the makeup artist arrived. We all went through what we thought would be the best and then Malvina painted me from tired girl into screen goddess haha!!

“The first shots were taken with me in just frilly shorts and high heels so I was a bit nervous but the girls did everything they could to put me at ease including giving me a warmed robe to wear in-between shots. Clare was great, she gave great direction and I totally forgot that I was just in my underwear, they were both really encouraging with lots of “that’s great” and “fabulous” thrown in as the photos were being taken.

“I really enjoyed the whole experience and would highly recommend having a boudoir session to anyone even if you are not going to show the photos to anyone but yourself – I have to say it was a great self esteem booster and that was before I even saw the finished results.

“I got a text from Clare last week to tell me my photos were ready and when I logged in I have to say I was amazed at the results. My favorite shots are the “pin up” style ones with the top hat and sparkly shorts as I think they show me in my true colours which would be a cheeky chopped messier.

“I am still trying to decide on the shots I want to have printed which was also part of my prize as honestly I can’t decide on which ones are my favorites. Thank you to Clare and Malvina for a brilliant day and to Lisa of Bride & Joy for the opportunity to WIN the prize!”

About Corephotography: Clare is an American photographer based in Galway and has been shooting weddings makeovers for years. She is very experienced in posing, directing and highlighting your best assets. And most importantly making your shoot fun and memorable!

She is currently offering readers of this very blog a 10% discount off all her boudoir photography packages. So if Sarah’s photos have inspired you, contact Clare at info[at] or 087 7824197 and don’t forget to mention Bride & Joy.

But wait! There’s more!

I mentioned Clare is also a wedding photographer with an eye for detail as you may remember from our recent Burren Wedding post. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer with a fresh and elegant style for your big day, with 10% discount off all wedding packages and a 16×24 inch canvas wall hanging, you know what to do!

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  1. kat

    Nice one Sarah, the shots look really well. And well done Lisa and Clare for setting up such a great competition.

  2. Sarah

    Thank you thank you, I really loved it and love the results too!!

  3. ams

    wow the figure on her!!

  4. Sarah you look stunning! I love the first two pics, glitzy shorts and top hat, brilliant.

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