“I have always lacked confidence and hated having my photograph taken. Since my divorce two years ago I have been trying to improve my confidence and to try to feel good about myself. So I thought a photoshoot would help and I would hopefully be left with a beautiful picture of myself that I could be proud of. Turning 50 seemed like a perfect opportunity so I decided to go ahead.
I was most nervous about smiling, I really struggle to smile & look comfortable. I was extremely nervous at the start as one of my main anxieties were people looking at me, I have always tried to blend into the background and hoped nobody would see me. Ginny made me feel comfortable & when the shoot was over I wanted to do it again! The photos are beautiful and I love looking at them. Everyone that has seen them loves them too. The studio is lovely and the makeup artist made me feel very comfortable. I would really recommend this experience!”
“I coach hundreds of women at all stages of life and I wanted to empower them to know that they can love themselves whatever they look like – age, size, body shape – we are all unique and beautiful. With hindsight, there’s nothing I would have done differently. I loved it. You made it so much fun and like it was a special experience. You covered anything I would have been nervous about and you knew what would make the shot look better so it was easy to trust you! The photos are so empowering which is exactly what I wanted. I love them and so do my audience. I really liked the location as it had all the different rooms and it was secluded. Really nice MUA who worked with the look I had hoped would work! My plan for these photos is to use on Social media to inspire others. May favourite is the one of me laughing in the shirt as it shows a softer side to me than I would usually show. Since having this photoshoot I’ve inspired more people which was what I wanted. I would definitely recommend doing this type of photoshoot to other women. It’s so empowering!”
“My husband and I booked a Headshot shoot with Ginny for our business, Swallow Design and Build Ltd. We are having a new website produced and needed professional shots. Despite the fact that neither of us like having our photo taken, Ginny made it as painless as possible, she really does know what she is doing! I managed to worry about everything before the shoot but I didn’t need to. I’m very grateful Ginny told me exactly how to stand and hold myself, as I had no clue! We are exceptionally pleased with the photographs she took, so much so that we brought the lot! All the photos are really really good, it’s going to be a really hard choice just choosing a couple for the website. THANK YOU SO MUCH. “
Swallow Design and Build Ltd
“Being over 50 can bring its challenges, the symptoms of menopause bring daily challenges, forgetfulness, not being able to finish sentences, tiredness, mood swings, hot flushes and loads of other unmentionable symptoms that people fail to talk about. This coupled with weight gain, left me feeling that the person I now see in the mirror was not me. There are very few photos of me in the family album…. So it was with some reservation that I went for a photo shoot with Gorgeous You Photography by Ginny Marsh. The result, far more than images on paper, was an injection of self confidence. I may have more days behind me than I do before me, but I am still me. Thank you Ginny for working your magic!!”
“Initially, I wanted the photoshoot to make me feel better about myself and to give me more body confidence for my wedding day as I was going to be wearing a dress with no sleeves. I then decided to give the printed images to my partner as a wedding gift. I met Ginny at a local wedding fair and I really liked Ginny’s style of photography.
I was really worried about looking fat in my images but Ginny takes photos of your “good side” and from flattering angles to best showcase you. Before I arrived I was really nervous but that soon passed as Ginny really does put you at ease and the makeover at the start really helps. I love the photos! My husband loves them, he couldn’t believe that I had the confidence to have these photos taken, he was really surprised and he kept saying ‘Wow – you look great!’ at each photo. I have recommended doing it to my mum and colleagues at work, as it helps you to love yourself and it makes you feel more confident!”
“I always liked the idea of a Boudoir Photoshoot as a wedding gift to my fiancé. When I met Ginny at a Wedding Fayre it was meant to be! I was nervous to see how they turned out and if I would feel body confident in time, as I was losing weight etc… but I wanted to show my fiancé I’d got my body confidence back!
I felt extremely comfortable! Ginny advised and instructed me throughout in a very clear way that helped me to get the best out of my photos. The studio is fab and it all went better than expected! I love the photos. I’m proud that I did it and that I have great images to look back on. My hair & makeup artist was so fun and helpful! My hair and makeup artist was so fun and so helpful! She goes above and beyond and doesn’t just stop at hair and makeup! The whole package is great; the experience, the way it makes you feel and the finished product is fantastic. I’d definitely recommend this to other women! I’m raving about it to friends family and colleagues!”
“I wanted to have a photoshoot with Ginny as I had come out of a weird period of change in my life, happy and finally starting to feel confident again, and I wanted to celebrate my upcoming 30th birthday! Before the photoshoot, I tended to just freeze in front of a camera, get really awkward and have no idea what to do. I needn’t have worried at all as Ginny was an absolute dream and guided me every step of the way! I wouldn’t change a thing about the shoot, it went wonderfully and I relaxed into it! The studio is wonderful and bright, easy to get to and I was very pleased with the hair and makeup, I was really sad to take it off at the end of the day! I had the best day and ended up really enjoying it! I felt so comfortable and BEAUTIFUL and I was guided on how to pose and what to do. It was such a special day!
The photos completely and utterly exceeded my expectations I am so chuffed with them!! I love every single one!! They mark such an important period in my life and I shall cherish them forever… I look gorgeous!! I have told every woman in my life this is something they must do! It is so empowering and makes you feel beautiful and strong, ESPECIALLY if this is outside of your comfort zone.”
“I had never done a Photoshoot before and I felt that I should challenge myself, get out of my comfort zone and experience it with Ginny. I hoped to have at least one photo of myself that would make me smile when I look at it, that I could use for my website and social media to promote my business. I was so nervous. I always am in front of the camera. I concentrated on Ginny and her kind smile, it helped me and I even had a bit of fun! I am forever grateful to Ginny. She is beautiful inside out. Thanks to her I relaxed, she captured these moments beautifully. I was hoping for one usable photo and now I have 4 that make me smile and I am proud to use them for my business because I feel that this is me. Who would have thought that this was even possible?”
“This is my second time doing a shoot with Ginny. My first shoot was to give me a confidence boost after coming out of a long term relationship. I wanted to feel confident and ready to go into the daunting world of dating. For this year’s shoot, I had just turned 40 and I felt womanhood had only just hit me! The difference in the photos from 2015 to 2019 is amazing, I went from a girl to a woman. It’s like having a friend do your photoshoot, rather than a formal awkward shoot, where you just don’t know where to put yourself, it’s relaxed and most of all fun! It’s a fantastic studio and the makeup artist was great.
I came to Ginny because I wanted to look Fabulous at 40 and I wasn’t disappointed. They are tasteful, beautiful and capture the fun-loving side of me just as I hoped they would! Whenever I feel like I need a bit of a boost of confidence all I have to do is take a look at my fabulous photos and see the happy go lucky body confident woman that the photos portray! I am so lucky that I found Ginny! Now I have my own pictures as a legacy, I can show them off in my ripe old age and people will look at them and say… wow you didn’t look bad when you were 40! I was so surprised that I could have pictures that look so good.”
“My body confidence has always been fairly low and I knew I needed a boost so thought this would be a perfect opportunity before my wedding. I gave the photos to my husband as a surprise wedding gift. The experience was totally amazing, and I would do it all again in a heartbeat. Ginny made me feel so at ease. Ginny’s directions were very friendly yet professional at the same time. Must admit the music playing and the prosecco flowing helped too…lol.
I love my photos and can’t stop looking at them. The photos look so seductive and totally blew me away when I first saw them. My confidence can be fairly low at times but looking back at the pics always makes me feel 1000% more confident. They remind me that I can be that sexy vixen again and spur me on to do whatever I want to do. When my husband saw the pictures, he loved them! He was so impressed by how amazing they were. I would 1 million % recommend doing a boudoir photoshoot with Ginny. She is amazing and her eye for detail is just fantastic. I would say don’t think…just email or pick up the phone and book the boudoir shoot, you won’t regret it!”
“I wanted to do this photoshoot because I would love to be more body confident. I know I shouldn’t be so down about myself, I should learn to love myself. I wanted to be proud of myself for stepping outside of my comfort zone and proving that I can do it. The whole experience was amazing! The studio is fantastic. When I looked in the mirror after I had my hair & makeup done, I was like, Oh my god! Wow. Is that what everybody sees? It’s beyond anything I could imagine, I felt so happy with myself!
There’s not one picture I don’t like, they’re amazing! It’s literally changed how I feel about myself a lot. Now I believe that I should start believing in myself more. My pictures show my cheeky side and have really brought out my true personality. I really enjoyed it and would definitely do it again. To anyone else in my situation – do it. Absolutely do it. You’ll just feel amazing. I walked out of the door and I was like a different person. There’s nothing that’s going to stop me now! If I can do it, you can! Now I smile a lot more. I don’t hide because there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Now I’m a new woman and I’m a lot more confident.”
“As soon as I arrived Ginny and her team made me feel relaxed and welcome – and that made a huge difference. It was way better than I expected. I think the whole package is really quite amazing. I was nervous, but the hair and makeup lady calmed me down and she was lovely to be with.
My photos are really nice. So nice that I now realise that the compliments that have been made about me are true! I used to hide away if I had to have a picture, or just turn it into black and white, but now, I like coloured pictures, and I loved the fact that I wore a full-length dress. Honestly, the photoshoot has really boosted my confidence and I would definitely tell anyone else in my situation to just go for it. It has really helped with my self-confidence. It can be a challenge and even a brave thing to do – but it has had so much impact on me that it has inspired me to do other things. I’ve now committed myself to join a mindfulness group, which will help me develop more – it’s now time for me. Thank you, Ginny!”
“I wanted a professional photograph for my website and social media, I was impressed with other profile headshots that Ginny had taken. Usually, I don’t like having my photo taken and felt a bit squeamish about it. I was worried that this would show in the photographs, I was also concerned about appearing vane on social media! I really enjoyed it, I enjoyed being made up and having my hair done and that made me feel more confident.
The studio has a lovely relaxed feel about it, it’s clean, bright and airy and the professional surroundings made me feel more confident. They’re great. I still don’t love looking at pics of myself, but these make me really look my best – younger (always a bonus!), professional and approachable. I’ve had lots of compliments! The location was very convenient for me. Loved the style and decor of the studio. Really impressed with my hair and makeup.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, I felt really pampered from a glass of bubbly, to having my hair and makeup done and feeling like a princess! Ginny made me feel totally relaxed and helped me pose in different ways to get the images I was after. I had no concerns before the shoot because Ginny explained exactly what to expect and how to get the most out of it.
Ginny’s studio was lovely. Very cosy without feeling cramped. Well lit and beautifully decorated with great backdrops and props for the photos. The hair and makeup artist was spot on. She did my hair exactly how I wanted and the makeup exceeded my expectations….absolutely fantastic!
When I saw my images, I was gobsmacked at how amazing I looked! I was really thrilled with the results and had lots of favourites but one of the images really stood out for me because it captured a look that I really wanted.
Ginny’s attention to detail is incredible and she really goes out of her way to create images that the individual client really wants. I would highly recommend Ginny for a photoshoot.”
“I booked a shoot because I needed a new professional social media headshot and also another photo for an interview for one of my suppliers for a testimonial. Prior to the shoot, I was just generally nervous having my photo taken and have no confidence in it either, but the experience was absolutely brilliant. I was put totally at ease by Ginny. It was all very natural and flowed.
It was a perfect location and mainly due to the off-road parking. The makeup artist very much put me at ease too. I’m very pleased with my images. I didn’t know my eyes were that colour! Ginny has a completely professional and personal approach.”
“The images were for a 25th-anniversary gift and business, so I think the balance was just right. Ginny gave me the confidence to choose more glamorous outfits than I had originally selected and it certainly made me think about the image I wanted to portray.
Thank you both so much for a lovely afternoon. I felt relaxed, empowered and importantly cared for! Your working partnership means that everything was seamless. I don’t think I would change anything about the shoot.
I felt very comfortable during the shoot. I was a little reticent and self-conscious beforehand, but the afternoon was lovely. The photos are beautifully crafted and I was surprised how relaxed I looked. I certainly have what I expected. I could have bought more.”
“Having lost 11 stone with Slimming World and about to reach a milestone age this year, I thought it would be nice to have some professional photographs of myself and my twin sister. I have always felt I look bad when having my photo taken. Either looking goofy or standing badly and never really knowing how to pose.
I was apprehensive at first, especially as I had never had someone do my hair and makeup just before having my picture taken. The hair and makeup artist was lovely and helped us to relax. She checked we were happy with what she had done, and if not, she tweaked it until we were satisfied. I soon relaxed and began to enjoy the whole experience. I’m really pleased with the images and feel they really reflect the real me and without the awkward posture and poses!”
“I couldn’t be more happy with my images. I knew they’d be good, but they are far beyond my expectations. Every time I look at them I feel more gorgeous!!!!
I pretend I have incredible confidence, but I don’t. Actually, I am pretty self-damning and don’t feel remotely feminine or sexy. I never thought I would ever do this type of shoot as I couldn’t imagine wanting to look at images of myself up on a wall. Now I want to put them everywhere!!!!!
I was most nervous about getting into revealing clothes and underwear and trying to pose making myself look natural and not too staged. Ginny knows the best way to pose me to get the best out of my body for the camera and I’m amazed at the results!!! I actually AM sexy and gorgeous.
Would I recommend the shoot to others? Totally. Do it!!! Whatever your age, shape or size, you’re gorgeous. You can be understated, wearing jim jams, sexy underwear, whatever you feel comfortable in and you will treasure these images forever.”
“I followed all the advice and went to bed early having washed and blow dried my hair which was a great experience in itself as I felt great in the morning (unusual for me on a Saturday).
I LOVED the hair and makeup and champagne and although I was nervous and a bit self-conscious at the start of the shoot it soon wore off and we had great fun.
I didn’t want it to be over! And the results and the slideshow a week later were amazing – which for some reason I was convinced they wouldn’t be, which is crazy as I’ve seen lots of Ginny’s work and it’s all amazing.
But I think we all feel very self-conscious and kid ourselves that we aren’t at all photogenic when in fact we just need a talented photographer! I especially liked that my personality came out so it wasn’t just pictures that didn’t really look anything like me, there were plenty of character shots too.”
“Ginny Marsh is a fantastic photographer, her work is fresh and natural and yet she seems to effortlessly bring the best out of everyone she photographs. I work with her regularly as a makeup and hair artist and she puts everyone at ease, the most nervous subjects soon relax and enjoy the shoot with her. The results are always amazing.”
Ema the Hair & Beauty Artist
I strongly see Ginny as a big part of my business success. Photos tell stories; before working with her I had professional headshots but they didn’t reflect my personality and business. As a web designer, I can create magic with code and content, but the right branding photos add the cherry on top. Clients come to me because I’m all about showing personality in my clients’ websites. When I showed my personality I attracted the right people! And my leads went up by 25% –> Not even kidding!!
Thank you Ginny for such a wonderful time and such amazing photos ❤️
“I needed some professional images for my website and social media to make my business and brand stand out. However, I wasn’t really sure what that looked like or what images I really needed. Branding shots are so much more than taking a great headshot and Ginny totally understood what I needed for multiple platforms. She took a variety of shots that contained different styles and characters with different crops for various uses so that I have a portfolio of images to draw upon for marketing. Ema did my hair and make-up and we had loads of fun in the studio; I am so pleased with the result. I would highly recommend Ginny to anybody else that needs to boost their personal brand and be more visible online.”
Karen Chapman (Renaissance Interiors)
“Ginny explained how the shoot would run, the kind of outfits I might wear, the things that I would like to get out of the shoot and essentially how I wanted to look…..how to show the real me. I suppose I was nervous about being in the ‘limelight’ – not something that I have experienced before in this sort of context – but in the event, I needn’t have worried at all. Ema did my hair and makeup prior to the shoot which in itself was a lovely experience and she really listened to what I wanted as well as giving me some great new ideas. Didn’t think I could look so glamorous when she’d eventually finished! The shoot itself was a relaxed, fun affair. I just loved it. Ginny was totally professional and at ease and helped me to be the best I could be. Lots of different poses, help with the outfits and jewellery. Ginny and Ema couldn’t have been more helpful and interested in me……and the photographs were awesome.
It was a great experience and something special to look back on.”
“You made me look and feel beautiful!
(Mr. S.) felt that yesterday was an experience rather than just a meeting. He wasn’t expecting the experience part of it, so he was really surprised and pleased. He keeps saying that the more he looks at the photos the more he loves them. I had a little spring in my step this morning after seeing the photos, you made me look and feel beautiful.
I didn’t see any of my flaws in the photos we picked, which I normally do, I just saw the good things. I don’t think I’ve ever had that with any photo of myself and now I have 12 photos that I love.???? Thank you so much again.”
I saw Ginny’s post for headshots recently and had been meaning to do this for a while, but had been putting it off due to feeling awkward in front of the camera. I needn’t have worried! Ginny was great at explaining what would happen and putting me at ease. It took a few minutes but I started to relax and I am very happy with my headshot. A very professional service and a lovely end result. Thank you, Ginny, I would definitely recommend you to anyone needing a photographer.
Nicola (Jasmine Flowers)
“This was both as a self-confidence boost and a way of celebrating my body, given all of the exercise I’m doing at the moment! Ginny is a great photographer and put me at ease, so it was a completely obvious choice to book with her again.”
Ginny did a wonderful personal branding shoot for me. Well prepared and scheduled with fantastic fun and relaxed atmosphere with gorgeous photos to use on my website and social media. Can’t recommend her highly enough!!
Ginny was absolutely amazing! She listened to me thoroughly, took the time to understand me and catered to my incredibly fussy needs. She has a wonderful team of professional people around her, whom she can call upon to suit her client’s needs. Her studio is fabulous and remarkably versatile. We created so many different looks with various props, lighting and even a change of wallpaper! Needless to say, my husband’s reaction to his birthday present was more than I could’ve hoped for. I would feel happy, proud and confident to recommend Ginny to a best friend.
Today I got to experience something incredibly rare for me… I sat and looked through 30 photographs of myself without feeling like poop. In fact, I felt amazing, sexy, and GORGEOUS, which is the point of Ginny’s ‘Gorgeous You’ photoshoots.
I am completely blown away by the images and am looking forward to all the upcoming modelling contracts.
On a serious note, I’ve had a weird few years of having my face dismantled and put back together and to come through the other side and be able to see myself looking confident and beautiful is incredible.
Thank you so much, Ginny. You’re a very talented and special person. I love the gift you give to women and will always treasure these images.
I was lucky enough to have Ginny produce for me some fabulous headshots in her new studio. I am the person that cannot smile properly, and only ever pulls a silly face in front of a camera, but Ginny managed to some how put me at ease. She was so helpful with where to stand, how to angle every part of my body so that she can get the right shot – it was just great not to have to think about how I look, but just follow her instructions. I’m so pleased with the result and highly recommend her to anyone. Thanks Ginny x
I’m so pleased to have met Ginny! The power of social media works. I was looking for something to help boost my insecurities about the way I look and saw her post about self confidence photo shoots. I was so nervous about it, but Ginny is so fun to work with and the ladies that do your hair and makeup are great. I loved and have seen the photos today, I’m so pleased. It’s given me a huge boost! Thank you ladies
Thanks so much Ginny for an amazing shoot! You were so helpful and understanding from day 1! Paying from so far away was a worry of mine and you made it so easy and were so understanding! The shoot was amazing I felt like a completely different person! I loved my pictures and so did my boyfriend !! can’t wait to come back! I’d recommend Ginny to anyone in and around London it’s worth every penny! Thanks again and lots of love all the way from Africa xx
I can’t thank Ginny enough! I had an awesome day and experience I felt a million dollars. I decided to have a boudoir shoot done because my partner told me I was too old. I was annoyed by his remark so I wanted to prove a point and boy I certainly did, with Ginny’s expertise I nailed it. My partner won’t tell me that again….!!
I contacted Ginny in need of some professional photography for a new project we’ve taken on. She organised the most amazing team; make-up/hair/stylist and model who were all excellent. The shoot went like clockwork and the pictures delivered quickly and on budget. Beautifully touched and watermarked. I hope business continues to grow and we will be using Ginny again, there’s so much to worry about in business and now I know great images and shoot organisation will not be one of them.
Phil Carr – Carr & Burhill
Ginny makes even the most nervous of person feel relaxed, Ginny is extremely professional and I would recommend her to anyone looking for professional, fun or wedding photographs. The photographs of my team are fantastic!
Fun, entertaining and incredibly talented! I’ve taken a huge bag of stuff with me to change into but I needed only a fraction – I’ve used ginny to help me with my personal branding for my website and I’m so glad it was her! She knows how to make you look your best, without plastic surgery and lots of photoshop – and that, ladies and gents, means A HELL OF A LOT!
In the words of a famous Austrian (now Californian) governor – “I’ll BE BACK!
OMG where do I begin?! Had SUCH an amazing time! I felt comfortable from the word go and ginny is such a lovely lady, couldn’t have wished for anything better!
Ginny has recently completed a photoshoot with me working with clients for my website. Ginny’s friendly and professional approach puts you at your ease immediately and this is reflected in the final photo’s. I am absolutely delighted with the results and highly recommend Ginny as a photographer for your business.
Had a boudoir photo shoot with Ginny. Had the most amazing time. Ginny makes you feel very comfortable and listens to what your looking for out of the shoot. The photos are fantastic. Communication is top notch to. Would highly recommend Ginny! Thank you for making my other halfs Valentine’s Day!
Ginny’s technical skills coupled with her calm and gentle guidance on posture and pose brings out the best in people and it shows in the photo she took of me.
I have received a lot of compliments on my headshot which is very gratifying and gives me confidence when making new contacts.
We absolutely LOVE our wedding photos… Oh my goodness I don’t think I can find the words for quite how much!!! I literally can’t stop looking at them. You captured our day perfectly thank you soo much. Also very impressed that I didn’t realise you were there in a lot of the natural ones hehe!
I know I won’t need to convince you by saying I would recommend you in a heart beat, as both my sister and one of my best buddy’s have now booked you lol! You are so talented and such a lovely, relaxed person, can’t wait for the album now eeeeep gonna be hard to choose.
Lucy and Paul
Ginny was amazing! So lovely and friendly, made us feel at ease as we are normally camera shy. Love the photos so far! Would highly recommend, as Ginny is professional and down to earth. Herself, Nicci and Kimberly helped us keep our cool throughout as well which definitely helped with the nerves on the day! So glad we found her and so looking forward to seeing all the photos, thank you so much
Beth and Laura
Ginny was amazing leading up to the wedding and on the day. Lots of our guests commented on how lovely she was and how at ease she made them feel. My husband and I aren’t the best at posing for photographs but she managed to catch some lively moments. The video she produced for us was amazing and really captured the essence of the day. We’re so happy with our photographs and would highly recommend Ginny for any wedding.
Anna and Floyd
When we met with Ginny to discuss our wedding and our vision for the day I felt confident that Ginny understood what we wanted. Ginny is extremely personable so you feel comfortable in her company. A lot of our guests thought she was a family friend so I think that testifies to how well she fitted in. She was also a huge help on the day making sure we were on time, helping to carry our things to the venue, reapplying my lipstick etc. She made sure we didn’t miss any opportunities for great photos either and as a result we have a stunning sunset picture of us together on the beach. Her photos are natural and captured the essence of our day and each precious moment. I am so thankful we choose Ginny.
Lucy and James
Wow! Words cannot describe how happy we are! We cannot tell you how incredibly delighted we were to view our wedding pics, you have captured our moments and true love just perfectly and are so so thrilled…
You really captured our beautiful day in the way I had always dreamed of and I am even more thrilled I actually come out ok in pictures for once after years and years of being shy and scared of getting my picture taken, that and I am the most un-photogenic awkward person!
You were such an integral and supportive caring character to be around and we are beaming with joy we choose you, can’t wait for the next round!!
Amy and Darren
Ginny and her colleague, Charlie, photographed our wedding in October. We are delighted with the images they produced and the video fusion that Ginny put together is wonderful. It really captures the fun and happiness of the day in a few minutes – great memories. I would certainly recommend Ginny. She captured some lovely candid shots during the day and many things that I would have missed if it wasn’t for her lovely pictures. She’s lsuper to work with too and blended in with the guests on the day so her work was unobtrusive allowing everyone to get on with enjoying themselves. Massive thanks