Cumbrian couple set up boudoir photography service
Last updated at 17:50, Friday, 21 January 2011
A Cumbrian couple have launched a ‘boudoir’ photography service to cater for the Gok Wan-inspired craze for photo shoots.
Louise and Pete Crouch, of Pink Tulip Photography, have teamed up with Carlisle bar The Andalusian, whose upstairs bar offers a unique backdrop for the sessions.
The couple, from Milton, near Brampton, launched Pink Tulip in 2006 as a family portrait and wedding photography business.
“I always had an interest in drawing and painting at school and my love of photography grew out of that,” said Louise, 40.
“When our daughter reached school age, Pete and I were looking for a business to launch together and we both share a passion for photography so it seemed the logical choice.
“We started doing family portraits in the studio but we soon grew out of that and realised you get much better, more relaxed pictures out in the environment.
“We started taking families out to do something they enjoy, like a picnic, and taking pictures as they interacted naturally with each other.
“Boudoir has really taken off with the whole Gok Wan thing.
“On his TV show [How To Look Good Naked] women get a makeover and it ends with a shoot where they wear next to nothing but you don’t really see anything. It’s about real women wanting to look great. It is a really empowering thing, I find.
“Most women want to have nice pictures of themselves but they think their bum looks too big or whatever. My job is to put them at ease and allow them to build the confidence that makes great pictures.
“The end results are stunning and can make a fantastic surprise present for a partner.”
For more information visit www.pinktulip.co.uk.
First published at 14:19, Friday, 21 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk
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