It’s hard for me to put into words what it’s like doing a shoot with me.  If you read thru my blog, you will see posts that have direct feedback from my clients with insight into their shoot.  Over the past year, I’ve done about 5 live shoots in my private Facebook group.  I plan to do 3-4 each year – it’s so much fun and it’s great for people to get a glimpse into someone’s photo shoot.  My private group is open to all women – I’ll post a button link below so that you can join.

Here’s the thing – I’m NOT a stuffy photographer.  I like to smile, I like to have fun, I love to laugh, and I love to make my clients feel good!  This is probably evident in the crazy tank tops I’ve started to wear during the shoots!  Yup, we get sexy photos in between all the light hearted moments.  Photo shoots should be fun — it should be an experience you’ll never forget!  I don’t just say in a bland voice, “put your hand there, stand there.”  Nope, I’ll jump in and show you the pose, I’ll crack a joke — usually at my expense — but we’ll have a great time CELEBRATING YOU!!!!!

I’ll let the videos speak for themselves…these were some of the live videos posted in my group from my live shoot 3 months ago.  I’m sharing some of the finished photos as well so you can see what those look like.

Don’t wait – take the leap – it will be a fun experience….I PROMISE!!

Video 1:  Black Bodysuit!

 

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It’s an amazing thing to witness the transformations in my clients.  Today’s blog post is highlighting a client who said you should do your shoot for you!

Would you like to get more info on my boudoir offerings, get some tips for your personal boudoir session or start the booking process?

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

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

~INVESTMENT DETAILS!  Pittsburgh Boudoir Photo Shoot Information

~ Want Assistance? Check out these boudoir shoot planning tips!

~Check out photos from Other Boudoir Shoots

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I’ll leave this blog post to my client … here’s what she had to say about her shoot!

1) Why did you decide to invest in a boudoir photo shoot?  I originally booked my boudoir shoot as a birthday present for my husband, but it turned into so much more than that. I am not exaggerating when I say that this experience changed my life. What was supposed to be a fun gift for him, turned into the gift of a lifetime, FOR ME.

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2) How did you feel about yourself before your photo shoot?  I booked this shoot in December 2016, before I was even close to feeling comfortable enough to do it. I had never even wore lingerie before! I was feeling awful about myself, physically and mentally. I made up my mind not to overthink it and just booked the appointment. It was THE BEST motivation! Not only did I lose 28 pounds since that day (in an extremely healthy way), I also started to focus on living my life outside of my comfort zone. My shoot with Maura was step one and I wanted to make sure I did my best and gave it my all. I was excited for the challenge, but extremely nervous.

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3) How did you feel about yourself after your photo shoot?  How can I even put it into words? I felt like a supermodel. I felt like a rockstar. I felt like I could conquer the world! I don’t think anyone could ever make me feel as comfortable and sexy as Maura did on that day! I joked with her that I wanted to pay her to follow me around, for the rest of my life, and give me compliments! Maura is doing exactly what she was put on this Earth to do; to empower women and show them their beauty & worth, especially when they can’t see it on their own. I’m so happy that my Google search led to her! It truly makes my heart sad to think that I was one mouse click away from never meeting this phenomenal woman!

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4) Describe your session in 3 words?  Empowering. Fun! Can I say life-altering without sounding too dramatic?

5) What was your favorite part of the boudoir photo shoot?  I’m gonna go with the consensus and say.. Maura! Seriously ladies, I cannot speak highly enough about Maura and the way she performs her job. We had some pretty serious chemistry happening! I’d pay the session fee again just to hang out with her for a few hours!

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6) What would you say to other women who are considering a boudoir photo shoot?  Don’t over analyze it. Just book it and don’t look back! Do it for you, even if it’s a gift for someone else, do the shoot and experience it FOR YOU. Take it all in, brag about yourself, show it all off! I may just hang up my pictures in my dining room! I don’t ever want to forget how amazing and beautiful Maura made me feel. I thought this was going to be a “one and done” type of thing, another check off the bucket list.. I was VERY wrong. I will be booking again!

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What do you do when you don’t love how you look before a boudoir session?

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Would you like to get more info on my boudoir offerings, get some tips for your personal boudoir session or start the booking process?

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

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

~INVESTMENT INFO!  Pittsburgh Boudoir Photo Shoot Details (including pricing)

~ Want Assistance? Check out these boudoir shoot planning tips!

~Check out photos from Other Boudoir Shoots

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I know how scary it can be to do a boudoir when you aren’t completely comfortable with how you look!  How do I know this? Because when I did my boudoir in December, I wasn’t happy with how I looked. I did it anyway.  I knew I needed to do it for me.

But, AMAZING things happen when you learn to EMBRACE all you have and let it shine!  I love capturing the essence of my clients … and helping them see themselves thru my lens.  My eye isn’t as harsh as your eye.  While you may obsess about things you don’t like about your body, I don’t see that.  I see amazing women that have the courage to take the step even though they don’t feel comfortable.  But they will, oh they will!

I assure you that almost every single person that steps in front of my camera has something they don’t like.  It’s my job to make them shine regardless of their perceived flaws!  This gorgeous woman I’m featuring tonight wanted to postpone her session and I told her NO (this is her third boudoir with me)!  I assured her that she didn’t need to lose more weight, that she was fine as she is and the shoot was just want she needed!

Maybe times like these are when you need a boudoir session the most! What happens when you say “I’m enough!” or “I’m worth it!” or “I’m perfect just as I am!” – I’ll tell you what happens — a journey begins.  A journey that I get to witness firsthand!  The impact this job has on me and my clients is something that’s so difficult to put into words.  I love making women feel good – give them a boost in confidence – THAT’S what this is about for me!

Here are just a few photos from her shoot where she wanted to postpone, didn’t feel comfortable…but DAMN does she look smokin’ hot in her photos!

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All it takes is a little inspiration!

Would you like to get more info on my boudoir offerings, get some tips for your personal boudoir session or start the booking process?

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

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

~INVESTMENT DETAILS!  Pittsburgh Boudoir Photo Shoot Information

~ Want Assistance? Check out these boudoir shoot planning tips!

~Check out photos from Other Boudoir Shoots

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Sometimes inspiration comes from all places.  People ask all the time where I get inspiration for my boudoir shoots.  The most obvious answer is that inspiration is found in each of my clients.  I had a client ask me recently if I ever get bored – I said HECK NO!!!  Each client is different, outfits are different, and – most importantly – my connection with each client is unique – I could never get bored!  But, I do look for inspiration in all places…art museums, TV shows, architecture.  I tend to see things differently.

When I get inspired for a shoot, I typically ask one of my past clients to be a muse for something I’m envisioning.  Any client that has let me share their photos on my blog is on a short list of who I approach when I need to test something out.  This beautiful woman was one of those individuals.  I adore her lips, her eyes and her glorious curves!

I had the idea to do some different types of posing and lighting for my shoots.  And, at the end of her shoot from testing those changes (more coming on the blog soon about that) I decided to do something I hadn’t done in a few years – use some tulle!  The tulle setup is something that’s so classic and pure, and I find that it really lets my clients shine in their boudoir photos.  No fancy props, no outrageous outfits – just a gorgeous woman wrapped in some tulle!  It really brought me back and I enjoyed it so much.  A lot has changed in my work since I last used tulle in my shoots – and more importantly, the emotion in my images has changed.  So, I loved seeing the “New Maura” with an old setup!

I’m completely convinced that every woman should do a tulle session!  Since posting some of these photos in my private boudoir group on Facebook, clients have been asking to incorporate tulle into their shoots — oh yes!!!

Here are just a few photos:

 

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I love it when clients come in to reward themselves!

Would you like to get more info on my boudoir offerings, get some tips for your personal boudoir session or start the booking process?  Follow the links below for all the details:

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

~Pittsburgh Boudoir Photo Shoot Package (Including Pricing)

~ Need Help? Check out these boudoir shoot planning tips!

~See More from Other Boudoir Shoots

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I’m going to leave the blog today to this 50 year old beauty who came in for a session to reward herself!  She’s been thru so much and takes care of so many others that I was so honored to get to spend some time just celebrating her!  She’s absolutely amazing and KILLED IT during her boudoir!  Remember, it’s not just for young women – I have women of all ages invest in a boudoir photo shoot with me! 🙂

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1) Why did you decide to invest in a boudoir photo shoot?  Initially was for a gift. As I looked through some of the pictures taken of other customers, I soon realized it would be fun and rewarding for myself.

2) How did you feel about yourself before your photo shoot?  Tired. Unappreciated. Not confident in myself

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3) How did you feel about yourself after your photo shoot?  Revitalized. Empowered. Beautiful

4) Describe your session in 3 words?  Totally blown away

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5) What was your favorite part of the boudoir photo shoot?  The interaction with Maura; how excited she was to capture a great pic and how complimentary she was.

6) What would you say to other women who are considering a boudoir photo shoot?  Do it, if for no other reason…for yourself. YOU ARE WORTH IT!

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