Internationally published and acclaimed VAMP Boudoir Photography by the award-winning and world renown DOLLHOUSE Photography.
DOLLHOUSE has a global reputation for excellence in Pin Up and Boudoir Photography, and VAMP is her little sister!
Based in central Birmingham, England, at the ever popular DOLLHOUSE Studio, VAMP offers glamorous and luxurious Modern Boudoir Makeover Photoshoots that really do stand out from the crowd. We are an all-female team of friendly ladies who are accustomed to making our lovely clients feel at ease during their photoshoots, and together we create images showing you at your most beautiful...
Our photoshoots include a professional hair and make up makeover including lashes to keep and optional clip-in hair extensions, use of our 'Wardrobe of Dreams' which features a vast lingerie, costumes and props collection worth around £200,000 in sizes UK 6 - 26. Also included is full guidance on how to pose (and facial expressions!) from our friendly photographer, and each package comes with beautifully retouched images so there is nothing you need to pay for afterwards, it's all included in the price of the shoot for you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I book a shoot?
It's so simple - All shoots including Gift Vouchers can be booked online - just choose your package then follow the instructions on how to book. It takes 2-3 minutes and all payments are taken securely - SSL secured.
We do not share your details with third parties or bombard you with messages either.
How far in advance do I need to book?
Usually a month or so, but we sometimes have availability the same month.
Occasionally we have clients move their shoots making last minute bookings available from time to time!
Where is VAMP based?
We are in central Birmingham, England - our address is below.
199 Warstone Lane
Birmingham B18 6JR
Our lovely studio is located in the beautiful Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham City Centre.
LOCATION INFO : :
We are a mile or so from Birmingham New Street Station, Birmingham Moor Street Station and Birmingham Snow Hill Station, and around 10 miles from Birmingham Airport and Birmingham International train stations. Find great travel rates at The Trainline site.
TAXI FROM NEW STREET STATION : :
It costs around £6 in a taxi (£3.50 in Uber) to travel to us from Birmingham New Street train station. It takes around 5 minutes (non rush hour time) and around 15 minutes in rush hour.
PARKING : :
Jewellery Quarter Multi-Storey Car Park (103-104 Vyse Street, B18 6LP) is our nearest car park which is a 1-2 minute walk from our studio.
It costs £2.20 for 3 hours, 4 hours is £2.70, 6 hours is £4.
WALKING FROM NEW STREET STATION : :
It's just a 1-mile walk, here are directions - WALKING ROUTE
You may prefer to take a £6 taxi ride to avoid getting a bit sweaty before your shoot!
AIRPORT : :
International clients - the nearest airport to our studio is Birmingham International Airport. It is a £25 taxi ride away from us which takes between 30-60 minutes. There is also a direct train from Birmingham International Train Station to Birmingham New Street train station (Grand Central) which takes around 10 minutes. Hotels near our studio we recommend are The Raddison (4*) or the Holliday Inn (2/3*) .
Does it matter if I have never had a shoot before?
Absolutely not! Most of the ladies who come to our photo shoots have never had a professional photoshoot before and are a bit camera shy. Our female photographers, Monica and Jenny, give you guidance from start to finish to help you pose like a magazine girl! We know you will be a bit nervous and are accustomed to putting our clients at ease to make it a fun experience! You'll be walking on air after the shoot!
What outfit sizes do you have?
Our 'Wardrobe of Dreams' worth around £200,000 boasts a marvelous range of beautiful lingerie attire - most of our garments are a UK size 8-26. We stock beautiful bras from a 32A up to a 44G and have hundreds of shoes in all sizes as well as beautiful accessories, gloves, jewelry, ornate furniture, and boudoir props!
Can I bring someone with me to the shoot?
Yes, you are very welcome to bring a friend or partner along to your shoot but please ask them to bring something to read or do quietly. Guests are welcome to relax with a drink in our lounge or main studio area during your styling time and photoshoot.
Can I change my options after I book?
Yes - Please see our Terms and Conditions.
Will my photos go on your Facebook/Website?
Only if you want them to! Most of the girls from our shoot request some of their images to go on Facebook to share them with friends right from our fan page - but some clients have shoots done for their partner's eyes only - or privately for them and do not wish for their images to go into our portfolios. Just let us know your preference and we will respect and follow it.
Can I order prints/calendars etc?
Yes, you can order photo prints, canvas prints, posters, printed glass, mugs, calendars, t-shirts you name it! Or you can arrange this yourself using the files we give you of your images.
Do you do gift vouchers?
Yes, we do! Contact You can purchase a gift certificate for any of our photoshoot packages by clicking the link on the bottom of our Price's page.
How long after the shoot do I receive my images?
Approximately 10 working days - this is an estimate and it can sometimes be a little sooner or a little longer.
What can I do with my edited images?
Many ladies have their photos taken simply as a gift for their partner or as a confidence booster for themselves - some have them taken for business purposes (singers, performers, models etc). You may print them any size, any time, and the number of times you wish; you can share them with your loved ones by email, or share them online or as prints; you can post them on social media or upload them to your website; you can even use them as profile pictures on business cards or marketing materials.
We permit models and performers to sell A5 or A4 prints to individuals and we do not take any of the profit from this. However, we do not permit our images to be sold to commercial companies who will then sell them as artwork, posters, post cards or any other commercial use without our prior agreement in writing.
If you have plans for your images that you are not sure we allow, please discuss this with us prior to booking your photoshoot and we will be happy to clarify.
How long does a shoot last?
The Mini Boudoir Shoot lasts around 2 hours from start to finish, the Classic Boudoir Shoot lasts up to 4 hours and the Deluxe shoot is around 6 hours. The Special Offer shoots have timing details on their individual pages on this website so please check those for time estimates.
Who is the photographer?
Our photographers are 2 lovely ladies called CJ and Jen - who have all received intensive training from Chrissy Sparks - an internationally published, award-winning female photographer who founded both VAMP and our sister company, DOLLHOUSE.
All image editing is carried out by Chrissy Sparks.
What happens on the day?
We will welcome you to our famous studio where you can enjoy a drink while we carry out a mini consultation about what you would like to do at your photoshoot in terms of themes, outfits and hair & make up styling!
After this is the relaxing and slow-paced part... the professional makeover in our styling parlour! We will spend 1-2 hours dolling you up with one of our celebrated professional stylists, before our lovely studio assistants present some beautiful garments to you from our 'Wardrobe of dreams'.
After trying on fabulous outfits in our dressing room to get the perfect one for your shoot, you will be welcomed to the set where we will photograph you with full guidance on exactly how to pose, and what facial expressions work best.
The part where we are taking the photos is high energy and fast-paced, which is a successful style we have developed to make sure clients do not get too fatigued (as the posing can be tiring at times!). Do not expect to be on set too long before we whisk you away to enjoy a drink - we will only keep you on set longer if you need extra time to get the posing right, or if we are shooting several poses in the same costume. If you have any mobility issues or disabilities we will tailor and adapt the poses to what is comfortable for you.
If like most of our clients, you have booked a photoshoot with more than 1 costume and/or hair and make up changes, these will be carried out throughout your photoshoot and you will have time to enjoy drinks and little rest periods throughout the session.
During your time in our styling parlour and studio, you will be the only client present so you have complete privacy. The only other people there will be our friendly female team members who consist of photographers, stylists and studio assistants who are there to make your shoot exceptional. You might bump into other lovely clients in our lounge or communal areas, but never during your make over, or in the dressing room or studio.
After your shoot has finished we will welcome you to relax in our lounge if you would like to, or assist you with transport to wherever you need to go.
Your beautifully finished images will be sent to you by hi-res digital download around 10 working days after your shoot, and we always LOVE to hear back from you when you have seen them!
If you have any other questions, just let us know!