Boudoir For Single Ladies?

A boudoir session is FOR YOU!  While most of the time my clients come to me for what starts as a gift for someone else, I adore those women who want to celebrate themselves!

Follow the links below for all the details on boudoir shoots:

~BOOK YOUR BOUDOIR! Complete a short questionnaire to start the booking process

~BOUDOIR PRICING DETAILS!  Pittsburgh Boudoir Photo Shoot Information

~ Need Assistance with Your Shoot? Check out these boudoir tips!

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In my early 20s, I spent too much energy trying to be something I wasn’t.  I felt like I was unworthy of love and I constantly tried to change myself into something or someone I thought people could love.  When I’d meet someone new, if they liked coffee, I suddenly liked coffee (though I’m a tea and caramel frap girl).  If they liked skiing, I’d *try* to ski (I hate skiing and have NEVER been successful at it).  If they liked brussel sprouts,  I did too (ugh – worst food ever).  If they weren’t creeped out by the word “moist,” neither was I (gosh, that’s the worst word in the English language).

You see.  I didn’t think that who I was was enough for someone.  That I was always trying to find someone or something to make me happy – never realizing that I could be happy just being me.  Think of all those wasted years and tears I could have saved had I just learned this from the beginning.  When you’re content with who you are, you won’t allow yourself to get into situations where you find yourself with people who don’t value you.

This is why I love when single ladies decide to do a boudoir shoot.  I want to help them see their worth, boost their confidence, and show them that they don’t need anyone else to be amazing.  Don’t waste time on people that don’t matter.  Value yourself!

At the end of the day….

I’m Maura.

I’m raw, I’m real, and I’m unapologetically myself.

I like lighthouses, I like the ocean but hate sand, I love waterfalls, I like to hike, I love laughing, I love the smell of campfires.  I love bringing joy to the lives of women, I don’t care what pants size I am, I don’t want to hide myself from those around me.  We all deserve to be ourselves.  Learning to love ourselves is a brave thing to do but we are each so unique and so wonderful.  You don’t have to apologize for being you!!!  Just be you!  The world will accept you when they see you embracing your unique self!

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{Inspiration Session} Warehouse Dream Shoot

 

I have this friend.  She had a shoot with me last year.  I immediately loved her.  We both mentioned that we’d be best friends if she lived closer.  She came from 2 hours away for her session with me.  I was honored.  We laughed, we cried, and we had a blast.  I loved her first session.

As I was watching from the sidelines, I noticed that she cut her hair … SHORT!  Like, super short!  And, instantly I was inspired!  Knowing that she let me share her photos the last time, I thought she’d be interested in doing an inspiration shoot with me!  I knew immediately that I wanted to show off that SHORT IS SEXY!

We see long hair and beautiful curls in most of the boudoir phots that are shown.  I wanted to give a shout out to the ladies with short hair to show them that they are pretty fantastic!  I’m inclusive of all looks and I loved getting to showcase this beauty.

I knew how I wanted to style her and where I wanted to do this shoot.  There is an abandoned warehouse that I love to use for these shoots.  We did some stuff inside the studio, then went out to have some fun!  It was absolutely perfect and everything I had envisioned.

Check her out….and check out what she had to say at the end of this post!


After I took the above photo, I stopped immediately.  I had to tell her something.  You see, this woman has been through a lot of struggles — things that most of us don’t imagine happening to us.  In this moment, I saw her OWNING her sexuality.  It was hers to give, hers to share, hers to celebrate!  I love seeing that in her!  She is deserving of so much.  At the end of this post, I’ll share with you what she said after this inspirational shoot!

I love looking at these photos!  I messaged her as I was writing this blog post telling her that I was crying.  And, I wasn’t sure why.  I just LOVED seeing this amazingly confident woman!  Her strength that is portrayed in these photos is something that I am so very proud to share on my blog.  I’m so honored to be a part of her journey and share these experiences with her.  THIS is what my job is about….changing women for the better!

Lastly, I leave you with what she said:

“It was a year ago today I met Maura and had my shoot. I had booked it as a gift for my husband’s 30th birthday, but I never imagined how much that shoot would end up affecting me.

I was sexually and physically abused from a very young age, and never had a very high level of self-esteem. My husband has always been super patient with me and my recovery and constantly goes out of his way to make me feel loved and important, so I thought “What better gift to give him than for me to maybe step into these shoes and finally see what he sees?”

From the moment I walked in the door, Maura made me feel like a VIP. I can only imagine that this is what Ashley Graham feels like when she walks onto a set. I was on cloud 9 all day, even after the shoot was over, and when I finally got to see those pictures, my jaw hit the floor. “Wait…THAT’S ME?!!”

Maura has FOREVER changed how I feel about myself. I no longer step on the scale every day and stress over a fraction of a pound. I no longer wear baggy clothes to hide my ridiculous insecurities. I didn’t immediately take all my shoot lingerie to Goodwill…I bust it out randomly and wear it PROUDLY (and with the lights on!!) 😉

I am good enough. I am sexy. I am worth loving. WE ALL ARE. 

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Hair and makeup by Pittsburgh Makeup Artist, Kristen Tatko.

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Amaze-balls

Amaze-balls???  Yup, that’s how she described her session!  I love that my clients feel so happy and overjoyed after their shoot!

Follow the links below for all the details on boudoir shoots:

~TIME TO SCHEDULE! Complete a short questionnaire to start the booking process

~BOUDOIR PRICING DETAILS!  Pittsburgh Boudoir Photo Shoot Information

~ Need Assistance with Your Shoot? Check out these boudoir tips!

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This blog post in her words!

1) Why did you decide to invest in a boudoir photo shoot?  I had been working and still working very hard with my body. I wanted to feel amazing for myself inside as well for my husband. I did this for our Anniversary that is coming up and as a reminder for him once we grow older together.

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2) How did you feel about yourself before your photo shoot?  Well terrible, I’m my worse critic. I have a hard time with self love. Some thing I’ll probably struggle with for a while until I can let go of my struggles.

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3) How did you feel about yourself after your photo shoot?  During my session I saw me finally standing in that mirror. It was easy for me to be in front of that camera. Now after today, hot damn I feel so much better about myself. And now all I want to do is just keep making myself better.

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4) Describe your session in 3 words?  Fun, amaze-balls, and incredible.

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5) What was your favorite part of the boudoir photo shoot?  Maura’s energy and the laughs and talks we shared that allowed me to be more at ease with myself.

6) What would you say to other women who are considering a boudoir photo shoot?  To absolutely do it and with my chick, Maura!!!

Here’s what she said once she gave the gift to her husband:

I was just more excited to give him this gift. And boy was he shocked. And loved it! Truthfully, he’s still in shock. But the biggest gift came back to me after he looked through the book several times, he said he was so proud of me! Proud, because he knows my battles inside and out. He knows how I feel about myself deep down and scars that limit me. But he saw something different in me these past few months that he knows I’m making some changes slowly but surely. I know I can’t forget and forgive everything right away but I’m a work in progress and I’m okay with that because today I feel beautiful, I feel sexy and proud to be me. And my husband knows how hard it was for me to be in front of that camera but absolutely in love with the work, that I think he wants me to do it again! 

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Whole New Appreciation

Do you think it’s possible for you to have a whole new appreciation for yourself after a boudoir session?  I’m confident it is but read this blog post from my client to hear why YOU should do a boudoir!

Follow the links below for all the details on boudoir shoots:

~SCHEDULE YOUR BOUDOIR! Complete a short questionnaire to start the booking process

~PRICING DETAILS!  Pittsburgh Boudoir Photo Shoot Information

~ Need Assistance with Your Shoot? Check out these boudoir tips!

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Here’s what this beauty had to say about her boudoir session!  This all comes from a fellow photographer!

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1) Why did you decide to invest in a boudoir photo shoot?  I wanted to provide my husband a special birthday present as well as invest in something that would make me feel good about myself.

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2) How did you feel about yourself before your photo shoot?  I was happy with myself but as a mom to four young children, I kind of lost that sexy side in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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3) How did you feel about yourself after your photo shoot?  AMAZING!! It was such a confidence booster! I realized that I still had that sexy, playful side in me.

4) Describe your session in 3 words?  Amazing, fun and sexy!

5) What was your favorite part of the boudoir photo shoot?  Maura of course!! Any anxiety walking in is completely gone after meeting Maura. Her passion and energy for what she does is contagious. I immediately felt comfortable when the session started and I knew just how incredibly talented she is so it was easy to give her full artistic control.

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6) What would you say to other women who are considering a boudoir photo shoot?  You MUST do it! Do it for your spouse, do it for you, just do it! You will have a whole new appreciation for yourself as a whole afterwards as well as confidence in who your are- inside and out.

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Welcomed & At Home

Follow the links below for all the details on boudoir shoots:

~BOOK YOUR SESSION! Complete a short questionnaire to start the booking process

~BOUDOIR INVESTMENT INFO!  Pittsburgh Boudoir Photo Shoot Information

~ Need Assistance with Your Shoot? Check out these boudoir tips!

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1) Why did you decide to invest in a boudoir photo shoot?  I guess you could say I’ve decided to double down on my current relationship. I’m with someone I’m deeply in love with. There’s certain things you know in a relationship. And they may change from time to time. But then there are things that you KNOW (feel). After a conversation we had one night, it hit me. I knew I wanted to be the only one they would ever need again. I wanted to be everything they could ever need or want. It was never anything they asked for, I know there’s nothing about me, good or bad, that they would ever want to change. But it was something I wanted to do, an action I wanted to take, a display of myself in the perfect way they always see me.

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2) How did you feel about yourself before your photo shoot?  I remember looking at my butt and realizing there was cellulite back there and wondering wtf did that happened?!?! No big deal, I was more than a month out and could pull together a workout plan and tighten up my eating habits. I also remember freaking out about 2wks before because it seemed nothing I was doing was working. I was working out twice a day 4-5 days a week. I knew the targeting exercises were dead on because it hurt in all the places I wanted it to. And my stomach was growing?!?! For no reason!!! I was so scared it was going to show in my pictures. I was really discouraged.

3) How did you feel about yourself after your photo shoot?  I have no idea what I was worried about. I still can’t believe thats me.

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4) Describe your session in 3 words?  Relaxing, sexy, singular

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5) What was your favorite part of the boudoir photo shoot?  I guess my favorite part of my shoot was how comfortable I felt with Maura. As you might imagine, there’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding a boudoir shoot if you’ve never done one before. On top of that, you’ll be mostly naked. To summarize: You don’t know what’s gonna happen AND you don’t have a lot of clothes. But Maura made me feel so welcomed and at home. She explained every goal and every pose. Once again, I don’t know what I was worried about.

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6) What would you say to other women who are considering a boudoir photo shoot?  Just meet Maura. I had a lot of questions. The best thing I did was made the call and set up a consultation. There was no obligation. Just an easy-to- talk- to, funny as shit, super intelligent, gorgeous artist. She’s already heard every question. She knows your reservations and insecurities. And improving womens’ self image is at the core of what she is. Just meet her!

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