Planet Earth is an absolutely incredible place.
As an eco-conscious, plant-powered human who cares about their environmental responsibility, it is important to me that my business does what it can to reflect the same sustainability standards that I strive for in my personal life. With that in mind, here’s a non-exhaustive list of some of the changes we’ve implemented in the Studio and the Art Deco Boudoir since 2009 to move towards that goal…
CRUELTY FREE & VEGAN
They say like-minded people attract, so it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that all of my resident hair and make up artists pride themselves on their cruelty free styling kits! Opting for fully vegan products wherever possible too, our aim is to pamper you to perfection during your boudoir shoot without ethical compromise.
PAPERLESS BOOKING SYSTEM
2017 saw the launch of a brand new paperless booking system for the studio, with all contracts, invoices and image now provided digitally to our clients via secure online services. In 2020, one of our main goals is to digitise the last remaining paper-based process of makeover days and boudoir shoots – the model release. Watch this space!
PLASTIC FREE PACKAGING
All of our packaging comes from Lil Packaging [AL], a fantastic UK based company who are as committed to sustainability as we are. All STRIP|TEASE books are posted in protective book wraps, which are 100% recyclable & FSC certified. All prints are posted in 100% post-consumer waste paperboard, which are 100% recyclable as well as 100% biodegradable.
PHOTOGRAPHY THAT MAKES YOU
RE-USE & RECYCLE
As a predominantly digital company, we create minimal physical waste, however more can always be done to minimise environmental impact. All portable studio equipment now runs on rechargeable Li-ion batteries. Additionally, to reduce single use plastics, from 2020 all clients will be asked to bring their own mascara to eliminate the use of disposable wands.
The Studio & Art Deco Boudoir run on a green energy tariff, which matches all electricity used with 100% renewable energy sources and offsets the carbon footprint of the gas used to heat the building. Energy saving lighting is also installed throughout every room – with exception of our vintage lamps, where this is not possible (but we save them for special occasions only!)
Travel is a necessary part of being a boudoir photographer and is a large element of our carbon footprint. In 2020 we signed up to Offset.earth, a UK company that invests money into projects that remove more greenhouse gasses than your own carbon footprint puts in. In 2020, we will plant 888 trees. Want to help grow our forest? Make a one time donation here.
Can you think of anything else we could do to improve our environmental responsibility and reduce our carbon footprint further? We are always open to suggestions and ideas – please feel free to drop us an email via the contact page with your suggestions!
In the meantime, why not have a peek at our boudoir photography packages or editorial photography services below…