The Chick Behind the Clique


Yup, that’s me from my boudoir shoot!

Hello, there – I’m Maura Chick and simply put – Being a boudoir photographer is the greatest joy of my life!    Below is a little about me:

In 2001, I found myself in Corporate America in NYC at over 360 pounds (at least that was what I weighed the last time I stepped on a scale – you know, you do that song and dance with the doctor “Don’t say my weight outloud, I’m not looking at the scale”).  I was out of shape, had no faith in myself, never felt beautiful, and never loved what I had in life.  I was always looking for something or someone to MAKE me happy.  I took a chance, a leap of faith, a test in willpower and started my weight loss journey.  It took some time but I ended up losing all that weight, but I still struggled (and still do) with seeing that healthier woman.  As I look back at those times, I wish I could shake myself to realize that my weight didn’t dictate who I was and that I needed to love myself for who I was at that exact moment, not who I wished I could be.

And, that’s who I am now.  A woman who loves WHO she is regardless of what she looks like.  A woman who wants other women to feel the way she does at this moment.  A woman who embraces all she has and accepts herself – flaws and all.  A woman who is trying to be the best version of herself and doesn’t worry about what others think of her.  A woman who has finally realized that the only opinion of herself that matters is hers.

You see, I want women to experience the joy I feel right now.  I want women to have confidence in who they are – breaking down barriers and be uniquely you!  While we all struggle in our daily lives, I want women to seek out some self love, to celebrate who they are and what they have, and relish in the woman they’ve become in life.

My goal with a boudoir session is to 1) make you feel beautiful; 2) show you how amazing and wonderful you are; 3) show you that you are worthy of everything you want in life.  YOU are my motivation, YOU are my inspiration.

Whether you need a boost in confidence, whether you want to experience something that’s completely out of your comfort zone, whether you want to just celebrate who you are with some beautiful and sexy photos, whether this is a gift for someone else, or a gift for you – you’re about to start a journey that will inspire other women, starting with me and you.  We’ll laugh (oh, we’ll laugh), maybe cry, but we’ll have a great (amazing, fun, wonderful) experience during your boudoir session!  Are you ready to realize your own self-worth?  If not, you should be!  I’m looking forward to sharing this experience with you!

Do you want to get the nitty gritty details of Pics By Chicks Photography or even meet Mr. Chick (who does not participate in boudoir)??  You can Meet the Chicks and learn about my photography journey here.

BOUDOIR PHOTO SHOOT INFO (including pricing) can be found here.