How I Got Into the Boudoir Photography Business and Why I Love It​

Hello!  I am Yvonne, and I look forward to meeting you!  I am the owner and photographer of Boudoir Photos by Yvonne.  I am located in gorgeous Southeast Michigan, and my goal is to help women love themselves and celebrate their unique femininity through stunning photos. 


This is my story of how I became a Boudoir photographer, and why I love what I do!!

I have been a professional photographer since 2008.  My journey with photography began with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Akron.  I majored in Graphic Design, Photography and Illustration.  From there, I pursued graphic design in print for 15 years.   My mission is built on the principle of taking high quality photographs while providing a fun, comfortable and luxurious experience for each and every woman that I photograph.


After many years of photographing families, weddings and seniors, I saw a need for a boudoir photographer in the Ohio and Michigan area, and my company, Boudoir Photos By Yvonne, was born. 

I was hooked after my first shoot.  The ability to give women confidence in and show them a side of themselves that they don’t usually see is very rewarding.  

I recently renovated my full basement into a beautiful photo studio, complete with a clawfoot tub and many other fun and beautiful areas for you to use.  I hope you love my Michigan Boudoir photo studio as much as I do.  I really love shooting there, and am honored by the women who trust me to capture their unique beauty.  

I offer a totally luxurious boudoir experience, and it begins the moment you walk through my door.  It starts in hair and makeup, and continues throughout your wardrobe consultation and personalized boudoir photoshoot.  You will feel like a model for the day and I hope you leave with a spring of confidence in your step.  


If you’re still with me, here is a more in depth version of my story.    

When my beautiful son was born, I did what all new parents do.  I took a million photos of him!  I was absolutely fascinated with documenting every little phase on camera.  He was, and still is, my muse and my absolute favorite subject to photograph.  I realized photography is a magical art, and it will capture a moment in time, and bring those memories back each time you view a certain photo.  


Over the years, I have taken many classes to learn new techniques.  I practice all the time and am able to create luxury photos that match the vision I have in my head.  I am still learning every single day, and love to use what I have learned to show you that Boudoir Photography is for everyBODY, regardless of age, shape or size.  I love to create lasting memories for you through my photos.


Being in Southeast Michigan, we get snow.  A lot sometimes.  Which makes it hard to do outdoor photos when the long winter sets in.  No one wants to take pictures in 10 degree weather!  This also motivated me to build my Southeast Michigan photo studio, where I can shoot your photos regardless of weather,  and where you will be very comfortable.  


If you are wondering what boudoir (pronounced bood-wahr) is, I’ll explain. The word is French and it means a woman’s bedroom.  Boudoir photography is sometimes described as a Victoria’s Secret  type shoot for the everyday woman.  Whether you are looking for flirty, sexy or daring, I will work with you to bring your vision to life.  


A boudoir photoshoot with me will always be private and customized personally to you.  I only shoot 15-20 clients a month.  This gives me the ability to offer every woman a personalized luxury experience, tailored to her.  Every shoot at my Michigan boudoir studio begins with pampering in hair and makeup and a wardrobe consultation.  


My style of photographs are fun, sexy, and sultry.  Some people believe that boudoir photos are pornographic and taboo.  I see it as an opportunity for all women to be comfortable and confident in their own skin and to celebrate their beauty.  My lighting and poses are designed to make you look beautiful!


I will also take before and after photos of you, showing your natural beautiful self and the knockout you are after hair, makeup and lashes.  It is so fun for me to see both sides of you.  I also love to show you the different products, such as albums, prints and wall art that can be given as gifts to display your gorgeous boudoir photos.  


My very favorite aspect of my job as a boudoir photographer is hearing how excited you are when you see your photos.  I am happy every day to help empower women through stunning portraits.  I love my job and will always believe that photography is a piece of magic we can hold in our hands.  


I have been in the beautiful Southeast Michigan area for many years, and I love it here.  I have photographed women from all over the Michigan and Ohio area, and all the cities in between. My gorgeous boudoir studio is located just over the line in Lambertville, Michigan and it is easy to get to from Ohio. Whether you are from Detroit or Toledo, Farmington Hills or Perrsyburg, I would love to give you a personal and customized experience in my boudoir photo studio.  

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