Will you still shoot with me after this? | Raleigh, North Carolina | Boudoir Photographer


To be honest, I was struggling with what to write for this post. I had reached out to a long term friend for suggestions to help with my bout of writers block. I told her what I had for ideas and gave her an idea as to the images by sending her a link to a photographer whom I loosely used as a bit of inspiration for this shoot. Her response was something along the lines of, “A loose guide is probably a good thing” and that it would probably turn women away from wanting to have a Boudoir Experience with you.

I was caught off guard a bit by her statement and it brings me to this question: “Why is it still considered taboo for a woman to express herself sexually?” It’s time for that narrative to change. It’s time for the shaming to end. For the looks of disapproval to disappear. It’s time for you to be unapologetically you!

This shoot is filled with soft and sensual imagery combined with an edgy and erotic twist. If this style isn’t for you that’s perfectly ok. But I feel that I’d be doing a disservice to those who want to work with me by not letting them know that something like or similar to this is available.


Here’s what Miss B had to say about her Boudoir Experience


Why did you choose Beyond Boudoir for your boudoir experience?: I found Dave on Instagram and reached out to him through there. He answered any questions I had and gave me all the information I needed. Dave made me feel absolutely comfortable and I will ALWAYS suggest him to people and I'm pretty confident to say he will be my only erotic photographer!

What were you most nervous about before or during your session?: The way my body looks especially my chest.

Did you feel comfortable throughout your session?: Yes extremely!

How did you feel when you first saw your images?: Astounded. Amazed. Proud. I can keep going

Would you do a session again?: In a heartbeat! I wouldn’t mind being a permanent model for him!

What would you say to someone on the fence about doing a session?: Dave is HILARIOUS and makes you feel like being naked is normal and an everyday thing! I walked into this session with ZERO confidence or self esteem. Once I saw the pictures and was done looking through them, I could say my self esteem and confidence boosted by a million. I can say I felt beautiful and sexy for once!


If you have any interest in having your very own Boudoir Experience, feel free to enter your email address below or fill out my Booking Inquiry form. As always, write me a comment and let me know your thoughts about this collection. I would love to hear from you!

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