Intimates 2016 - F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions


An Intimate Session is a completely different experience than regular family portraits and it’s certainly not something we do everyday. For some of us, it’s a once in a lifetime experience and, as such, many questions may come to mind. The following information has been designed to answer some of the frequently asked questions that I am asked - from wardrobe selection to picking up your final products. If you have any questions that are not answered below, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to speak with you on an individual basis.


What is Intimate Photography?


Intimate portraiture has been gaining immense popularity in recent years. As women, we spend endless amounts of time and money pampering ourselves with beauty products and services, clothing, accessories, fitness and even plastic surgery to make us feel beautiful. By investing in portraiture of ourselves, we can capture and document our beauty to treasure for a lifetime.

Regardless of age or body type, we specialize in offering all women an incredible opportunity to commission their own personal collection of stunning, modern boudoir portraits. Flattering your best features, Nigel Pullen Photography provides you with something truly unique to show how beautiful you are. While our sessions are designed to create a personal, romantic gift for your significant other to cherish for a lifetime, they are truly designed for you.

What Products do you offer and how much is an Intimate Session?


Please view our Products gallery on our website to see what we offer. To view our current Investment Guide which outlines all of our products and pricing, please use the contact us section.

We spend a great deal of time after your session in our digital darkroom, perfecting your. We ask that you respect what we do for a living, and the laws set in place to protect them. Our pricing has been carefully structured to be able to maintain our business. If we allowed theft of our images, we would not be able to offer this unique and beautiful service to you.


My session is booked – how do I prepare?


In preparation for your shoot, please think of the following things:
Hair touch-ups, waxing, eyebrow shaping, manicure, pedicure, tanning and moisturizing. Once your session is booked, we will send you our Client Guide which goes into further detail regarding preparation.


Do you provide hair and makeup services?


Yes we do. You can choose to purchase both hair and makeup services. We strongly encourage having both done by professionals - it really makes a difference in the final images.


What should I bring to my shoot? Do you supply wardrobe?


No we don’t supply wardrobe but have some great suggestions on what to purchase and bring with you. Please bring a variety of lingerie, shoes and jewelry. We will work with you to create the look you want. When you are choosing lingerie, consider choosing more than one set to get a variety of looks.

Lingerie can include bra and panty sets, a corset, teddy, chemise, camisole, garters, thigh high stockings and robes. While black is the standard in sexy, all colors are great and give a nice variety of looks to your final images.

For brides, consider bringing your favorite white lingerie.

Other items to bring include a variety of high heels, high boots, jewelry, scarves, hats, ties. Feel free to bring anything with you to accessorize your shoot and make it a more personalized experience. A piece of your mate’s favorite apparel – shirt and tie perhaps or a sports jersey – he’ll love it!


I’m a little uncomfortable about nudity


Nudity is certainly not necessary and we will not push you to go further than you feel comfortable with. Sexy isn’t always about how much you show, it’s all about how you show it! Most men feel that leaving something to the imagination is much sexier than baring it all.


Sounds great … but I’m feeling nervous about my shoot!


Feeling nervous or self conscious about having an intimate session? There’s no need worry, it’s natural to feel this way. We guide you through each pose and know exactly which angles to capture for all body types to make you look like the beautiful woman you are. You don't need to know how to pose; you won’t have to do any performing and won't be put on the spot. We’ll show you how to get those sexy poses and sultry looks. Our sessions are designed to allow plenty of time to relax and feel comfortable which really shows in the final images. So leave everything up to us … just relax and enjoy yourself!


I have a little problem area that I don’t like about by body – is there anything you can do?


Regardless of age or body type, we specialize in offering all women an incredible opportunity to commission their own personal collection of stunning, modern boudoir portraits. Flattering your best features, Nigel Pullen Photography provides you with something truly unique to show how beautiful you are. Every woman is very different and has something incredible to capture.

Our retouching may include skin perfecting, body contouring and feature enhancement. Every detail is covered from wrinkles to acne, scars, cellulite and stretch marks. You don’t have to worry about these little imperfections. We have everything covered.

If you have a particular problem area that you're not happy with, let us know. Our advanced posing techniques are designed to emphasize the positives and disguise problem areas. In addition we can perform a little “digital liposuction” in the retouching stage. We will not however completely change the shape of your body – after all that just wouldn’t be you !


I’ve had my session – WOW! When do I get to see my images?


Within 20 days of your session, your proofs will become available for you to view on a private password protected gallery. Please remember that it is illegal to download, copy, save or print the images within the gallery. You will be given 14 days to choose your favorite images for your final products.


How many images will I have to choose from?


Many images are captured during your session. Afterwards, each image is put through a careful selection process. You will see only the images that meet the standards of Nigel Pullen Photography Images that do not meet these standards are removed permanently during the selection process.


Will my images be shown on your website or in your studio?


The images shown on our website, blog and in-studio displays are only shown with the client’s permission. 


I’d love to give a session as a gift. Can I do that?


Certainly! Gift Certificates are available for session fees and/or products.


I have a question that isn’t listed above


If your questions haven't been answered here, please feel free to use the contact us form within this web site. We are more than happy to speak with you on an individual basis.

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Nigel Pullen Photography specialises in wedding and location portrait photography in Swansea, Llanelli, Bridgend, Cardiff, Newport and throughout South and Mid Wales.