Nikki's Portrait Photography | THE BOUDOIR EXPERIENCE



"Boudoir" is the French word for a woman's private bedroom.  Boudoir photos are intimate photos, usually taken for your significant other as a gift.  The style can be sweet and coy, bold and brassy, dramatic, casual, etc... The possibilities are endless - it all depends on you!


Although most husbands/boyfriends would absolutely love a gift of sultry photos of his lady, many of us are too shy or intimidated to even consider it.  Maybe you're nervous about being semi-nude in front of the photographer, worried you won't know how to pose, or just plain hate your body and don't think the pictures will turn out well at all!  Hopefully reading this will help to ease your fears. 

Let me start off by saying that you don't have to be a size zero model to get great boudoir photos!  There is a multitude of poses that can camouflage trouble areas.  Remember that your partner loves you just the way you are.  Feeling self-conscious at first is completely normal, but after a little while you'll be more at ease.  The atmosphere in my studio is very laid-back, and I love to laugh and joke.  After we get a few good shots that I can show you on the camera, you will probably begin to get excited about them.  Before long, you'll be strutting your stuff with confidence!  Many women say that this experience leaves them feeling beautiful and sexy.  Think of this as a treat to yourself.  Buy some new sexy underwear, get your hair and makeup done, and just pamper yourself!  Then come to the studio for some breathtaking photographs.  I encourage you to bring a friend along if it will make you more comfortable.  It's always nice to have another person there to help pay attention to details and make suggestions, and it keeps the mood light.

Are you concerned about your pictures being used in advertising or on Facebook?  Well, let me assure you that I would never, ever use your photos without your permission.  I post sneak peeks of other types of sessions on Facebook all the time if clients request them (and even then, I'd take them down if anybody asked me to), but boudoir pictures are completely different.  I respect your privacy, and you are under no obligation to share these with anybody.  If, on the other hand, you want to share, I will gladly post them! 

Once the session is over and the photos are edited, you will be able to view them via a password-protected online gallery, and a disk of images is also included in the price of the sitting fee.  That's it.  You can order prints and products through me, or you can use your disk anywhere.  I can recommend a good online printer, too.

If you're thinking this type of photo session might be for you, give me a call or email!



  • To any ladies who would like to know a little about the Boudoir photo shoot, let me tell you it was a blast!  The environment is cozy and will make you feel relaxed.  Bring some music and enjoy a glass of wine if it helps you relax.  Nikki has a variety of poses that will cater to your taste as well as make you look and feel fabulous.  I am goofy and do not consider myself to be sexy as much as I do cute, but let me tell you I was blown away by many of my photos!  I did a variety of photos and looks and incorporated what my husband likes as well as what I liked into my photos.  I even did some silly photos out in the snow!  My advice is to just enjoy the photo shoot and not worry about what you won’t like about yourself and focus on what you know you will like about yourself.
  • I can't stop looking at the pictures! I can't believe how awesome they are turning out- I am super glad I did it! Everything was so relaxing- it's crazy how nervous I was. I don't go around half naked otherwise but I thought for sure it would be harder than it was.
  • I just wanted to say how much fun I had with my boudoir shoot Saturday. It was nerve wracking at first, but once you start getting situated it gets exciting. It also helps with how well Nikki is to work with. She makes it fun and comfortable. It's definitely something worth trying. It really gives you a boost of self esteem, makes you feel sexy and good about yourself. I recommend it to all ladies.  Everyone should be able to feel sexy in their own skin, and this is the way to do it. ~ Christine


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