The incredible before and after images show how make-up, hairstyling, clever lighting and editing can turn any woman into an alluring temptress.
Chrissy Sparks, 35, from Birmingham, offers her clients the chance to feel glamorous while posing in sexy underwear in a boudoir photoshoot.
Chrissy has photographed thousands of women since opening her company DollHouse Photography five years ago and launching Vamp Boudoir Photography in January 2017.
The award-winning photographer says: “I want everyday women to have access to a full photoshoot experience and magazine cover style images that models usually do.”
Chrissy went on to say: “Through my work, I celebrate women of all shapes, sizes and ages, and believe that with the right posing, lighting and styling, I can bring out the best in a woman’s beauty.”
Chrissy’s clients tend to be aged 20 to late 40s, so she decided to photograph older women to show that age is just a number and everyone can feel beautiful at any time in their life.
She says: “Only around five per cent of our clients are aged 55 and over.
“The reasons they want a shoot are varied – it could be something just to make them feel sexy.
“I have a knack at assessing a client’s face, skin and posture to look past signs of ageing and capture images that bring out the best in a woman.
“Most mature clients want to look well for their age and are not interested in chasing after their youth.
“We have some exquisite diaphanous gowns, which can be draped and moulded around fabulous lingerie to produce beautiful images that are more demure than we usually photograph.
“That's not to say that we cannot do "rock chick" – we actually had a 72-year-old with a great figure who wanted this before she got any older!
“I am guessing that even the most hardened tomboy among us has a Marilyn Monroe facet just itching to dress up in something amazing.”
Chrissy’s studio boasts an impressive wardrobe, with £200,000 worth of lingerie sets, corsets, basques, gowns, dresses, accessories, costumes and furniture.
She says: “The women have a huge collection of garments to choose from in size six to 20 plus.
“Then our make-up and hair stylists give each client an impressive make over, which can take up to two hours.
“During the shoot I work on finding the right angle and lighting – even the most famously beautiful Hollywood film stars have their 'good side' and special lighting requirements.
“I pride myself on being able to identify the best about the client’s face and body and capture that in my work in whatever theme the client chooses.”
Chrissy and her small team of photographers, spend between two and 10 hours on each photoshoot and transform around eight clients a week into flawless beauties.
She says: “Almost all the women that come to us are very nervous at first but my team and I work hard to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for them.
“Many women want a set of beautiful photographs in fabulous surroundings and garments as a keepsake for their own satisfaction and as a confidence booster.”
Chrissy added: “I sometimes have clients that struggle with a disability in their everyday life and want to see themselves in their best light.
“I love what I do and I am so passionate about getting the right results.
“The reactions have been everything from bursting into tears of delight, thank you cards and gifts, and many heart-warming accounts of how the shoot has boosted their self-esteem and confidence."
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