I’m so excited about this book! I wrote the foreword to STRIP|TEASE and appear with some of the most fabulous burlesque divas on the planet! Thanks to photographer Tigz Rice for this opportunity [to shoot] and be a part of your book. I can’t emphasize enough how amazing it is to see an image of yourself in a daydream and then it becomes “real”. Of course, brilliant direction, lighting and camera skills… you know, it takes a village. Not everyone gets to be the center of a professional editorial style shoot especially not people who fall outside of the typical “beauty industry” standards. I’m grateful for the world of burlesque that highlights so many different ways to be fierce and glamorous.
[Tigz] is the queen of sophisticated, emotive boudoir!
Working with Tigz truly takes all of the hassle out of location shooting. She seems to know all the best locations and will listen carefully about the type of images you want to achieve. Often we find with shoots that we have to manage every aspect from hair to posing, but every collaboration with Tigz and Ella has resulted in beautiful effortless images – with our only ‘job’ being to send the dresses! Tigz and Ella are such a creative yet productive team, they will capture your idea whilst ensuring the garments are crease-less and promoting them to the best of their ability. They will capture every small detail and leave you with campaign shoots you’ll be incredibly proud of. We honestly couldn’t recommend them enough and we will always enjoy their collabs with The Pretty Dress Company.
Outwardly, the woman in my wedding photos isn’t me anymore so I took the chance to book a “do over” shoot with an awesome photographer and hugely talented hair/make up artist. Best decision I ever made. I have no words for how much I love these photos.
Tigz’s confident but calm manner waves over a shoot – be it in a studio, or on location. Rather than excessively change the form in post-production, Tigz knows how to direct to get the best shapes, shadow and forms on the day in-situ, using post-shoot editing then to enhance, not to re-create, and to show a realistic, but still aspirational image. I left our last boudoir shoot feeling like I’d had a glamorous work-out, but the bigger task and hardest task was eliminating images to make the final selection later!
Shooting with [Tigz Rice] was a highlight of 2019… not only was it a wonderful experience, she also captured a transitional moment for me that I will treasure forever.
[Remember] when I went to London to have a photoshoot with Tigz Rice? I was pretty nervous, but I love her style of photography. My friends who have shot with her were all thrilled, and she was always such a lovely person to talk to. When she sat up her makeover shoots with Miss Victory Violet, who I love, I knew I had to do it. So I went for it, and I am so thrilled I did! Tigz and all the lovely ladies at the shoot made me feel so comfortable and good about myself, and it was an amazingly supportive group of people. I can’t wait to shoot with them again, and to see everyone else’s pictures! Thank you Tigz
Tigz is absolutely one of the best I’ve ever been shooting with! It’s totally easy to be on front of her camera and she’s not only pro at shooting but she’s also talented at guiding you to give your best poses. Such a diamond personality too.
It was an extraordinary experience to celebrate the woman I have become.
I’ve worked with Tigz a lot in the past on professional photoshoots for my businesses, but this was my first time for something ‘personal’. She’s absolutely incredible at coaching you through poses and generally giving the shoot an amazing vibe.
LOVED shooting with Tigz. She really put me in my place and I liked it.
I arrived a little early at the hotel, and got to sit and admire the reception bar a while before Tigz came and brought me up to the room. I was severly starstrucked meeting these famous ladies, but they are both so friendly and warm. Both hair/makeup and the shoot were done in the same room [for makeover days], so as I sat down to be glammed up by Ella, another lady was being photographed by Tigz. Being new to boudoir it was helpful to observe how they worked, and listening to Tigz instructions. She has such a great eye for seeing your whole body, while also noticing the smallest details. Nothing is left to chance, and that is why her pics are so fantastic! Then it was time for my shoot. I got very self consious at first, being infront of three gorgeous ladies in my underwear, but Tigz has wizard skills in making you relax and feel good about yourself. We did all kinds of [poses], in both lingerie and the dress and shot for about and hour. It was SO MUCH FUN!
Tigz Rice is a magical photo wizardry witch!
When we had time for me to change outfits, I literally prefaced my vision for this outfit as “you know those vintage pictures where the beautiful woman is ‘lounging’ in her silk pyjamas even though it’s totally posed? Yeah, like that!” After I choose this picture in the line up that I wanted to keep, Tigz replied with something along the lines of, “Thank god you chose it! That was my favourite!”, so I felt very special.
Bottom line, please book yourself in for a boudoir shoot with Tigz! She isn’t asking me to say any of this, I genuinely just believe she’s that fabulous!
I’m grateful to the wonderful Tigz Rice for making me feel strong when I shoot with her.
Shooting with Tigz Rice is straight up magic and definitely on my list again for 2018 because nothing is as good as having someone that makes you feel like a GOD DAMN QUEEN.
It was an honour to work with Tigz, having been a fan of her work, it was great to be behind her camera! She has an incredible way of easing you into the shoot and a great eye to direct you to get the best body shape, and to make your costumes look their best. It is also fantastic for a woman to be shooting you, especially for any newcomers to this industry. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Congruent with scheduling my surgery last year was scheduling a photo shoot with the incredible Tigz Rice. It seems odd..to do a boudoir-style photo shoot when your body is in the worst shape it’s ever been, but for me that felt like the best motivator. I’ve always admired how Tigz balances poses and light to make every woman in front of her camera look amazing and cover-worthy. I wanted that treatment! Now I will always have these images to look back on, and even though my body was far from “fit”, it reminds me that I still look incredible despite being a work in progress. We all need a little help sometimes and I would encourage everyone to not hesitate shelving your opinions about your body and jump in front of a professional’s camera!
Tigz Rice is an actual f*cking legend when it comes to turning around photos from shoots! It’s really nice to invest in having proper photos every now and again, especially when it comes to shooting lingerie content which can be hard to do at home. She always makes me feel comfortable in my skin, helps me with poses, and just has great ideas! Fellow bloggers looking for someone to shoot you in your undercrackers – Tigz Rice is the one!
If you ever get the chance to let [Tigz and Miss Victory Violet] both work their magic on you…DO IT. It was an amazing experience which has allowed me to feel more and more comfortable in front of a camera. Seeing my 56 year old self portrayed like this reminds me that it’s important to see images of older women. Ageing is a privilege which not everyone gets to experience, but it can be a challenge…the ‘women police’ are out in force and like to tell you what is and isn’t ‘appropriate’, and you can feel disempowered, de-sexualised, invisible or judged – Burlesque, modelling and proudly wearing my grey hair have all help me to feel that there is no ‘right’ way to get older. I have learnt that for me, that this means you never stop learning, experiencing and pushing yourself to do new things.
An amazing day and photoshoot with the #dreamteam that is Tigz, Miss Honey Bare and Miss Victory Violet. Totally in love with my hair and makeup, this shoot made me feel sexy and sassy which I really needed today. So excited for the photos!
Continuing on my journey of filth, lust and power with this amazing image by Tigz Rice.
I had the pleasure of finally working with this legend of photography genius earlier last year for her book – STRIP/TEASE. Go check out this artist and her incredible book, there are images of so many talented humans from the world of burlesque, people that have inspired me through my career and I can’t believe I’m nuzzled between those pages alongside them… I can honestly say I’m proud and feeling powerful.
I look at this picture and am blown away that that’s me! Tigz is such a wonderful photographer and makes me feel so comfortable, so I took this opportunity to push myself and face my insecurities. I’ve always been self-conscious of my arms, so I deliberately chose outfits in which I’d have to show them. And I knew it would be safe because Ella and Tigz make me look amazing no matter what.
There are those magical moments when creatives connect. Tigz really captured a more intimate and personal side in this series.
One of my favorite moment of 2019 was this photoshoot with Tigz Rice. Getting my hair and makeup done by Miss Victory Violet… it helps me become the best version of myself. Tigz’ boudoir shoots are what dreams are made of. [Thank you] for making me feel like a goddess.