Monday, 2 January 2012

For Your Eyes Only

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to win a fantastic prize from the great site that is Weddings In Surrey that is run by the lovely Pamela. I won a shoot with FYEO Portraits, and I can't tell you how excited I was to have won, but I was also extremely nervous! Being a woman with a lot more curves than usual made me worry about getting into some underwear infront of others and having photos taken. I put it off for as long as I could and came close to not going but I pushed myself to go and experience my prize.

The FYEO Portraits website gives you a members area as soon as you are booked in and their is a helpful area of 'what to bring'. I picked a few different sets of underwear, a long silk robe, a black feather fan and one of Rob's shirts. So off I went on a October Thursday morning to their High Wycombe studio, which is gorgeous in itself! I was greeted with a coffee whilst I waited for my shoot, and also tried to calm myself down! I opted for a couple of extras that were available to me so that I made the most of the shoot. I was whisked down to make up for a camera worthy look and then shown into the room where I was having my shoot.

The room is dark, maybe not as dark as I thought, but comfortable enough. My lovely photographer, Gemma, came and greeted me and suggested what outfit to get started with. So once I was all sorted we began!

Gemma warned me that the poses feel quite odd, and I can honestly say it's quite a workout! Every shot was in a different pose or position and because I was concentrating on them, my nerves just vanished. Also, Gemma was one of the loveliest people I've ever met. Her constant encouragement and great sense of humour is just what a woman like me needed to relax and enjoy.

When the shoot was over I was buzzing (and aching) and I just couldn't wait to see my pictures. I did get nervous that I would be disappointed, however at 5.15pm the next day I missed a call from Gemma and recieved an email to say that my pictures were ready!

I am very happy with my pictures, and as Rob recieved an album of the images for his Christmas present, I think he is pretty happy with them too! I've lost over 4 stone since my photos were taken but I can still look at them and be proud of my body.

Heres a little peek....


  1. Wow - I would love one of day as a treat to myself maybe.

    Even your little sneak peek looks amazing - your future husband is a lucky man!

  2. Wowee - you go girl! I could honestly never do it.

    My mum had a FYEO shoot for her 50th Birthday (as a present from my dad - gross!!) Funny how I find it more acceptable for 20 somethings to be doing it, haha, but then, it is my mum we're talking about!!

    One day, I'll get one, maybe...!

  3. Thanks ladies! Amy you should defintely give it a go! I was petrified but I loved it!

  4. Ooh you husband to be is in for a lovely treat x

  5. Oooooooh la la! Do we get anymore shots, or are they too saucy hehe xx