Boudoir Photography Pittsburgh is offered by Maura Chick of Pics By Chicks Photography. Maura provides women with the ultimate boudoir experience! Read below about my boudoir session offering and follow the links for additional photo shoot information.
Step out of your comfort zone and into your heels for the ultimate boudoir experience.
Let me work with you to create the perfect jaw-dropping experience for yourself!
I love bringing out the best in my clients and my enthusiasm and passion for this job is evident from the moment you first contact me until the final product is delivered. No matter the reason that brought you to me, this experience will elevate a confidence in you that shines through into your photos.
Boudoir Photography Pittsburgh is offered by Maura Chick of Pics by Chicks Photography, whose vision is to make you feel pampered, beautiful, confident, empowered and sexy. My goal is to provide you with an experience that will leave you wondering why you didn’t schedule your session sooner! I want to show you what is within you, remind you of who you are, help you FEEL beautiful, and show you something in yourself that you might have forgotten was there!
Experience a boudoir photoshoot as unique and individual as you are. From start to finish, I focus on making your photos bring out your essence. My boudoir session includes:
• Access to my guide to planning your dream session
• Pre-session consultation
• Professional hair styling
• Professional makeup application
• Access to my 400 piece boudoir wardrobe collection
• 2-hour shoot in my private studio • Unlimited outfits
• Full editing & retouching of your images
• Customized photo reveal to select a collection that suits you
Once your boudoir experience is booked, you will receive a boudoir photo session planning guide that includes:
• Session planning tips
• Information on outfit selection
• Where to shop
• Do’s & don’ts of boudoir photo shoots
• How to prepare
• What to expect
Let me give you the experience of a lifetime! You won’t regret this investment in yourself! One of my favorite quotes is from Eleanor Roosevelt,
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
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Please note: All boudoir images shared on my website are done so with permission from my clients.
Boudoir Photography Pittsburgh
Stephanie P - Where do I even begin?! My experience with Maura was life changing. I have never felt more beautiful or more comfortable in my own skin than during my photoshoot. I was so nervous about what to wear and the angles of the photos, but Maura made me feel so comfortable and relaxed I felt like a professional model. Everyone needs this experience in their life, the photoshoot makes you realize that no matter what your size is or your problem area… you are beautiful. Maura thank you for just being you, your talent and kindness is something that I will never forget!
Kristen H - What can I say about Maura that others already haven’t! I was so nervous before the shoot and after 5 mins of talking and working with her I felt at home and confident. I didn’t want to leave I was having so much fun just sitting and talking with her! She made you feel like you have known each other for forever! She is very creative and forward thinking with her shoot ideas. I recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer. She is extremely professional and responds to any questions you may have quickly and honestly. I just had a feeling about her when I stumbled across her page that she and I would get along well and that my pictures would turn out beautiful.
Emily - Deciding to do a boudoir photo shoot was a big decision for me! Mine was slightly different than the typical boudoir as mine was focused around my pregnancy. I wasn’t sure if this was acceptable or normal to do but I knew I wanted to do something special for my husband involving our first pregnancy. I did a lot of research before deciding to do so. The minute I walked in the door to Maura’s studio, I knew I made the right decision. She made me feel welcome and comfortable even in my most uncomfortable pregnant state. She made me feel like we had been friends for years! It was so awesome to be treated like a queen for a day having my hair and make up done while being catered to with snacks and beverages (unfortunately no champagne for this pregnant lady). Then Maura made me feel like a famous model in front of the camera. We laughed and had a tremendous amount of fun for the entire shoot. She has a magical way of making you feel like the most beautiful woman in the world. I was blown away by the outcome of the photos and how quickly Maura was able to edit them and send them to me. To sum it all up, Maura is nothing short of one of the most amazing people I’ve met. Her work and the entire boudoir experience is something I will cherish forever.
Leah P. - I had always dreamed of doing a professional photo shoot for no other reason/occasion other than to celebrate ME. My body has been through pain, suffering, surgeries, fertility treatment, childbearing and birth. Here I am, in all my glory and I am beautiful. Maura played such a HUGE role in getting me to this point. I haven’t always felt this way. Actually, it wasnt until this boudoir session that I began to feel comfortable and confident in my own skin for the first time in my life! Stepping in front of a camera was difficult. But, I decided to say – “Ready or not, here I COME!”. So there may have been professional makeup, lighting/editing to get me looking my best on the day of my boudoir photo shoot. But the transformation that she did to my heart and mind is something that I will confidently carry with me forever. Maura McCarl Chick is so special, talented, appreciated and loved. And the impact that this boudoir shoot has had on my life is far and wide, and seemingly, yet to be revealed. I highly recommend Pics By Chicks Photography for ANY photography needs. But if you are looking for a life changing experience as a woman, treat yourself to a boudoir session. I am so glad that I left all of my inhibitions at the door and allowed her to guide me through this amazing experience. There were so many personal touches throughout this boudoir session that made me feel SO special. I know she is up late editing photos, making gift bags, preparing snacks and creating the perfect studio. I felt so wonderful deep down in my soul after my session. I hope she can rest her weary head each night KNOWING and believing that she spent the day doing what God intended her to do – using every ounce of her talent and passion to make other people in this world realize their beauty. That is something truly special.
Maura is a remarkable woman and I am privileged and honored to be her newest client.
Kate C. - My decision to do a boudoir shoot was not an easy one. I’ve deal with years of insecurity and poor self-image. In the months leading up to my wedding, I put a lot of time and effort into becoming healthier and feeling better. And I did. With this little boost of confidence, I thought to myself “why not?” So I did. I was referred to Maura by a friend who did a boudoir shoot prior to her wedding. Saying that I was nervous before the shoot is an understatement. It was borderline panic attack. However, moments after entering Maura’s home, it was clear that this was going to be okay. She immediately makes you feel like this is exactly what you were supposed to be doing at that moment in time. As if you were going into work. It was not uncomfortable, not forced, not pushy. It was a celebration of all the good things women strive so hard to achieve – confidence, self-worth, power. I worked very hard to get to a good place in my life, and Maura helped me celebrate and share that through her photography. It felt like Maura and I had known each other for a lifetime. Her positivity and encouragement is contagious. For anyone who has something positive in their life to celebrate; or for those who need a catalyst for that positivity, I would recommend spending some time with Maura. It was worth every minute!
Tara S - I wanted to do a boudoir session for my husband for our 5th anniversary, but of course, I was 7 months pregnant. Thinking this isn’t possible, I still googled “maternity boudoir” anyway. I found a few people in the area and after viewing some of the sites, I narrowed it down to 2. My sister in law is a local newborn photographer so I sent her both links for her to scoop out for me. She immediately responded back with: “Pics by Chicks”!!!! and that she could tell she was mentored by Heather (Heather mentored my sister in law too). So I contacted Maura and from the second our email exchanged started, I was so excited! The entire process, from buying my outfits, to getting my pictures, was seamless!! I was so nervous on that 30 min drive to her house but the second I stepped into that house and she started shooting, I was so calm and relaxed. I felt AMAZING (even at 7 months pregnant!!) It’s so weird to read everyone else’s review saying how they were so nervous at first too. But the experience was truly life changing and that is all thanks to Maura’s amazing attitude and professionalism. I honestly left there never having felt so amazing, beautiful and confident in my life. It was a total transform and to be treated like a queen for the day – nothing compares! I love Maura for treating me to that experience and can’t wait to do it again sometime!
lori harvey - What an awesome experience, not only did you make me feel so comfortable, you made me feel beautiful! You are a true talent.. I love all my photos and I wish more women my age would do this, such a confidence booster! The BIG 40 can be tough. for those few hours I felt so young and carefree.. I will do this again!Thank you from the bottom of my heart! My boyfriend thanks you too~~lol Just let this girl do what she does!!!You wont be disappointed!
DJ - “Inside of all of us there is the need and the desire to be heard, to have our innermost thoughts, feelings and desires expressed for others to hear, to see and to understand.”
This quote is a great translation as to what my boudoir session meant to me. It is my feeling everyone comes to Maura for different reasons but all with one common purpose; self-expression. For some this could be an expression of confidence, sexuality, art, courage, or love. For me it was all four. I am a young, conservative workaholic who is in love with her long-time boyfriend, but at the same time not the perfect communicator or expresser. My boudoir shoot was an important outlet but also challenge for a girl who does not always make time for herself. My shoot with Maura was professional, glamorous, fun, and exhilarating! I can say it is one of the things I am most proud of in my recent years. I think I told Maura at least 20 times “I so needed this.” I did this for my other half, but it ended up being more for me by the end. And the photos themselves, words cannot describe the perfection. I looked nothing short of ELEGANT and STUNNING! It is my feeling that everyone should have this experience. It is a beautiful avenue of promoting self love, confidence, and understanding. The take-away is inevitably greater than what you pay and it is something I will probably do again. This review may seem over the top for ‘just getting some photos taken’. But until you have a session with Maura you most certainly cannot judge..
“If you want to soar in life, you must first learn to F.L.Y. (First Love Yourself) – Mark Sterling
Heather M - I am not a model. I have never had my photograph featured in magazines or been professionally photographed outside of this experience and my wedding. I am a size 12 on a good day, size 14 most day, wine and food loving, sometimes active, sometimes not, 30 something year old with body issues. I have hips and curves. I am you.
I’ve had two boudoir shoots with Maura. My first one was as a wedding gift to my husband. I was super nervous and some of the people I told about the shoot were less than supportive, making me question the decision even more. Let me just tell you that every doubt I ever had was gone the second I met Maura. It was like being reunited with on old friend. She makes you super comfortable. My favorite thing about working with Maura is her enthusiasm. She gets super excited about the pictures she is taking and makes you feel as if you are the most beautiful person ever. The photos were beyond what I could have ever imagined. The whole experience was super empowering. I have never felt more beautiful, especially in such small amounts of clothes. Because of that, I hold my head higher now, am more proud of my body and all its flaws, and stopped focusing on all my imperfections. (And my husband loved the gift, if you were wondering.)
I would highly recommend boudoir photography to every woman. It is one of the best things I have ever done for myself. And trust me when I say, Maura is the person to shoot you. She is simply THE BEST Pittsburgh has. Her pictures are sexy, sultry, beautiful, glamorous, and just perfection. Her eye for detail is amazing and she will do anything for her clients. I can not sing her praise enough. I would recommend her a thousand times over.
Tracy - I am not a very sexy like type… I do not really get sexy my lingerie is usually a big t-shirt… But I thought since my husband is deployed for a year that I would do a boudoir pictures for him… I was very hesitant but Maura made it one of the best experience of my life, we had so much fun and she made me feel so sexy and comfortable!!!! I would highly recommend experiencing a boudoir session with Maura it was very eventful and fun…. And by the way my hubby was floored when he saw the results❤️❤️ Thanks Maura
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