I'm the founder & photographer behind this woman loving, fear crushing, body-positive boudoir career otherwise known as Inspirited Boudoir Studios. I'm a mom.. which means I have stretch marks, have weight to lose and the list goes on and on about what I could change with myself, but I've learned to love my self through the art of photography.
Stop making excuses and putting it off! I help women break down their walls and learn that there is no definition of beauty. I have been so fortunate enough to show women of all shapes and sizes, that their flaws make them beautiful! That imperfection is beauty. I believe that everyone deserves to feel beautiful, sexy, and empowered! Sometimes the first step in your self-love journey is trusting me to show you what I see in you.
You, my dear are BEAUTIFUL. I've heard "I could never do that, this is way out of my comfort zone, " or "I'm just not happy with the way that I look at the moment." GIRL...stop it. Toss that crap out the damn window or leave it at the door. Those are all fears. That's why I am here to help you tackle all of that!
Boudoir is one of my favorite things shoot(next to capturing the love of a couple on their wedding day), because I get to witness when my clients find their confidence and truly feel beautiful, empowered, and sexy! That's one of the many secrets behind great boudoir photos.
Boudoir is for EVERYONE! - Beauty does not have restrictions or guidelines. If you are dreaming of "one day", PLEASE just say "screw-it! Today IS that day." Do this for yourself NOW! I often say multiple times "later" becomes "never". Then once you do it, I promise you, you'll be feeling like "damn, I should have already been done did that." Beauty exists in every woman, and that's what I'm here to capture.
Join the Facebook VIP group to read about other's experiences and to get inspiration for your shoot.
Begin exploring Pinterest boards and thinking about how you want your experience to go.
Buy your session, pick your date and time, and start to plan your session. We recommend you book your session two months out from when you need your album or other products in hand.
Plan your 3-4 outfits plus accessories. Get your nails done, explore hair and makeup options. Pamper yourself.
The big day is an exciting day! Hopefully you've planned to pamper and celebrate yourself before your shoot. We often schedule back to back appointments so be sure and arrive on time with your outfits chosen and organized. Your female photographer will meet you and guide you through posing. Together, you'll capture your best angles.
The big day!
Your edited photos will be ready to view in the same day! During your reveal and purchasing session, you will be able to view all of your images and choose how you want to remember them.
Because boudoir is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, we have flexible payment plans to make it easy to say yes to the products you really want.
WHAT TO WEAR:
The day of your shoot, you're going to want to dress in the loosest clothing possible. Bras, tight pants, socks, etc. all leave those pesky little indentations in your skin- and those take a while to leave, so it's best to skip them.
-Loose dress or loose pants with a loose top and no bra
-Soft, comfy shoes that won't leave marks on your feet or ankles (think UGGs, slippers or flip flops)
If you're feeling nervous, don't worry. Anxiety is totally normal. Take a deep breath (or ten) and remind yourself that this is going to be an amazing experience. Give yourself permission to enjoy this experience, rather than live in the fear of it.
It is undeniably scary to do something new, to put yourself out there and be vulnerable. The thing is, the absolute BEST things in life happen outside of our comfort zones.
The most important thing for you to keep in mind is to stay true to yourself when you're picking your wardrobe options. We want this shoot to be a celebration of who YOU are, whatever that looks like!
Are you fancy or more casual? Frilly and feminine or raw and edgy? There is no right or wrong here and we want you to see yourself in your stunning final images. If you need suggestions, we've created an outfit planner to help you visualize the perfect outfits for you!
We're obsessed with one piece, lace bodysuits with plunging necklines. They flatter all body types.
Luxury Client Closet
Are you worried about not having the right clothing pieces and accessories for your shoot? No problem! We have a closet full of fun jewelry, shoes, stockings, and intimate apparel that’s sure to make you feel confident and sexy! Don’t worry if you’re missing something from your wardrobe because we can help with that!
While most poses are gentle (and we have modifications available for injuries), you will use muscles that you normally don't. This can cause some soreness. Be sure to hydrate well and stretch your back
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Inspirited Boudoir Studios is located off Main Street in Festus, MO. We are open by appointment only bases. After you pay your session fee, a prep email will be sent to you that will contain the full address to the studio.
WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE?
We recommend scheduling your photoshoot at least 2 months before the date you'll need your album or other gifts in hand.
WILL THE BOUDOIR SHOOT BE PRIVATE?
Yes, your boudoir photoshoot is completely private – your comfort is our priority. Feel free to bring along a girl friend if you wish!
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH COUPLES?
Of course! We photograph couples, maternity, and man boudoir!
HOW LONG WILL THE PHOTOSHOOT LAST?
Each boudoir shoot lasts 2-3 HOURS – this is time that is dedicated to you including professional hair & makeup, wardrobe changes, posing, and position changes. Our shoots can sometimes be booked back to back so don't be late!
WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE OR CANCEL?
Rescheduling or cancellations with less than 5 days notice will result in the loss of your voucher and deposit and a rescheduling fee unless you are moving to a different available time in the same weekend. We allow one free reschedule, but if you need to reschedule more than once a $25 reschedule fee applies.
WHEN CAN I VIEW MY IMAGES?
Your images will be edited and ready to view at your reveal and purchasing session the same day right after your shoot!
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE?
Unfortunately, because of the nature of what we do it is illegal to photograph anyone under 18 years old. In some states you must be 18 years old. We also can not have anyone underage attend the photo shoot.
WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?
All our items are final sale unless you receive a defective or damaged item, in this case please contact us at email@example.com within 30 days of receiving the product with photographs of the damaged item. We will be more than happy to assist.
MAY I BRING A WEAPON TO MY BOUDOIR SHOOT?
No, we can not allow weapons of any kind at the shoot. This is for the safety and comfort of everyone involved.
WHAT IS YOUR COST TO SHIP?
We charge $20-35 for shipping. We pay for shipping from our album or print maker, then a representative packages the order and re-ships it to you. If we need to ship from multiple suppliers, the charge may be a bit higher.
Your photos will be edited prior to your photo reveal and purchasing session. Your photographer will is more than happy to assist you in choosing the best images from your session (80-100+) or you have the option to have the photographer choose your photos for you!