London Boudoir &
Body Confidence Photography
You at Yours Photography provides women with an experience that helps them witness and celebrate the true beauty and strength that they carry, without the need for Photoshop and filters, all through the art of photography.
Seeing yourself as a piece of art is the perfect method to learning to love your body, just as you are.
It is the experience itself which will provide you with a reminder that you are courageous and strong. For most people, having their photo taken half-naked is most certainly overcoming a huge fear! Doing this successfully PLUS walking away with some beautiful art under your arm, with you as the subject, is where the magic happens!
This is an experience; it’s not just about the photos - although they do tend to turn out pretty amazing…
My name’s Mervyn and my goal is to get as many women as possible to celebrate and love themselves a little more. I know, I’m crazy!
This passion started out off the back of many women around me being really hard on themselves (and each other):
“I’m too fat/skinny”
“I wish I had her ________(fill in the blank)”
“Look at my pasty skin. Look at my milk bottle legs”
“What do YOU have to complain about? At least you don’t have _____(fill in the blank)”
Our brains are fuelled with expectations of what we should look like, so much so that we often time resent ourselves for not fitting into this mould and forget to appreciate what we do have.
So I decided to switch my photography skills from weddings towards the concept of better body confidence for all.
See what goes on behind the scenes…
Every studio session includes the following:
Full hair & makeup • Posing & direction guidance • 3-4 outfits • Prosecco • Same-day photo reveal
Privacy is everything
Your images shouldn’t be seen by anyone else unless you specifically want them to be. We discuss at the photo reveal which photos (if any) you’re okay with being seen by the public (via social media or on this very website).
I often create great images and want to show the world but your permission is required first.
"I just want to show the photos to everybody...I'm super proud! They're 100% me!!"
- Ms. T
"I've never felt so comfortable with someone I barely know"
- Ms. B
"I was so nervous to start with but it was way easier than I thought it was gonna be"
- Ms. R
"I don't even know where to start...thanks for being so patient with me."
- Ms. E
"All my doubts and worries immediately disappeared. I loved every bit of the experience and would do it again!"
- Ms. G
"I can't thank Merv enough for an amazing experience"
- Ms. S
"I was so nervous...thank you for being so amazingly patient with me"
- Ms. M
When photos just aren’t enough…
…you do not need to be a model!
The truth is that NOBODY knows how to pose, yet EVERYBODY expects they should know how to!
It’s my job to guide to you through the entire process so you’re looking your best! A body confidence shoot is all about acceptance, love and celebration of your body, whatever your shape and size.
However, it’s important for you to keep in mind that this kind of shoot may not be for you if you’re expecting lots of Photoshop to adapt how you look. Whilst I will make minor changes (such as spots and bruises), I don’t use Photoshop, as using it would conflict with my goal of getting you to accept, love and celebrate your true self - not an altered version.
You are perfect as you are - you just haven’t seen it yet!
Digital files are great but think for a moment: where will your USB be in 3 years? Keeping your photos on your phone will no doubt result in them getting lost amongst a sea of selfies, puppies and pictures of donuts…or is that just me?! 🍩
Invest in yourself with something tangible like one of my luxury albums. Physically being able to see, feel and own the day that you overcame your fears and looked your best will be a constant reminder of the beauty and power you possess.