fierce photos for bold women.

Sexy. Confident. A little bit dangerous.  A lot of bit gorgeous. It’s you like you’ve never seen you before. Because that woman you’ve always fantasized about becoming? She’s already inside you and she’s ready to come out and kick some ass. All you need to do to is strip down, glam up, then strike a pose and let Stephanie Michelle Boudoir x Beauty capture your fierceness. 

Get Ready. Get set. Seduce yourself.

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“You have taught me to embrace all my curves and to love myself for being me. Your pictures have showed me what I look like through someone else's eyes... and I am BEAUTIFUL!"

- Miss T

I’ve taken care to make our private studio in Historic Olde Town Portsmouth, Virginia a relaxing, judgement-free space where you’ll feel right at home and uninhibited, I promise.
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location, location...

No matter your size, taste, or preferences, the client wardrobe has you covered. (Well, slightly covered.) Half of the fun of the shoot will be finding your favorite pretty little nothings to wear.
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sexy lingerie?
Yes, please!

My team of professional hair and makeup stylists knows exactly how to make you look and feel amazing for your shoot. Big hair, smoky eye, pouty lip—whatever you desire, they’ll make it happen. Pro tip: plan a night out after your session because you’re going to be a total smokeshow.

glam squad

During your shoot, I’m going to pose you down to your fingertips. Those sultry looks and curvy bodies you see in my portfolio? All helped by the magic of posing that I’ll direct you on 100%. It’s about as far away from a bathroom selfie as it gets.

strike a pose

After your session, you'll be able to choose from any of the beautiful, high-end print options ranging from canvases, and acrylic prints, to the gorgeous albums. Trust me, once you see the results, you’re going to want it all.
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the art

Together we'll plan the session of your dreams. I'll send you all the insider tips to prepare. Plus, if you're not already in the VIP group, you're missing out!
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Prep, Plan, Prepare.

The Process

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 "I did this as a gift for myself, second for my husband and I don't regret one second of it. Do it! Celebrate you!!!!"

- Miss H

Your new best friend

What I do

What I do at Stephanie Michelle Boudoir is help you see your beauty. Not question it. Because you are beautiful. My job as a photographer/cheerleader/big sister is to amplify what’s already inside you and encourage you to put yourself first. I know we all struggle to find time for self-care when there’s work and kids and stress stealing our time. But what if you could forget all of that negativity for a few hours and simply live? Simply smolder. What if you could flourish in a space where there’s no judgment, no fear, and no comparing yourself to others? You owe it to yourself to try. And after you do, I promise that you’ll walk away feeling better about yourself than you ever have before.

I’m a wife, a mother and a best friend. I’m a girly girl who loves a spa day and also loves blasting through mud on a four-wheeler. I’m someone who knows what it’s like to sometimes not feel good about yourself, but also someone who knows what to do to feel confident. My goal is to empower women like me, and like you, through my photography.

Who I am

I walked in feeling so self conscious and left feeling like a super model!!

- Miss H

“So I got to preview all of my pictures today!!!! I walked in feeling so self conscious and left feeling like a super model!! Stephanie, the pictures you took were amazing! I can't wait to see my album. I can not thank you enough.”

Miss H

Client Testimonials

Miss K

“For my whole life, I have dreaded taking pictures...a part of me was terrified for these to come back, but I LOVE the way I look in them and even more so the things that I usually think of as flaws...I see as SO beautiful in these pictures!” 

Miss T

“You have taught me to embrace all my curves and to love myself for being me. Your pictures have showed me what I look like through someone else's eyes... and I am BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for that!!! It means the world to me!”

Miss S

"I decided to do a boudoir photoshoot because I really needed a confidence boost. From the moment she responded to my email to the day I received my book, Stephanie put 110% of her effort into making sure I had a great experience! Like everyone who does this for the first time, I was incredibly nervous, but Stephanie is such an amazing coach and I felt so comfortable following her directions."

"I walked in feeling so self conscious and left feeling like a super model!!"

“...even more so the things that I usually think of as flaws...I see as SO beautiful in these pictures!” 

“You have taught me to embrace all my curves and to love myself for being me."

"I was incredibly nervous, but Stephanie is such an amazing coach and I felt so comfortable following her directions."

Miss K

“My Boudoir experience surpassed my expectations. Stephanie was so laid-back and easy-going, I felt completely comfortable and never felt weird or awkward about the experience. The final product, pictures and presentation, were beyond beautiful, sexy, and empowering, AND something I'm very proud that I did. I'm even considering doing it again!”

"I was nervous to do a boudoir shoot because I thought it might be awkward and that I wouldn't know what to do. Stephanie made it so natural. She guided me with confidence and I never felt like I didn't know what I was doing. All I really had to do was show up. And I felt really pretty. I really enjoyed working with her and would recommend doing a shoot with her!"

Miss M

“Stephanie was so laid-back and easy-going, I felt completely comfortable and never felt weird or awkward about the experience."

"She guided me with confidence and I never felt like I didn't know what I was doing."

Miss B

Miss S

Miss M

Miss K

Miss C

Video Testimonials

UNLEASH YOUR RAW BEAUTY

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TRUST ME...YOU WON'T REGrET IT

“You have taught me to embrace all my curves and to love myself for being me. Your pictures have showed me what I look like through someone else's eyes... and I am BEAUTIFUL!"

- Miss T

Makeovers

What happens when real women decide to unleash their inner goddess? Take a look. The transformations as incredible as a butterfly spreading her wings. Of course I don’t believe a boudoir make-over turns you into someone else. Not at all. Rather, the boudoir experience simply helps you show off the person you’ve always known you are: a show-stopper.

The Babe Haven

Behind every strong woman is a group of other strong women telling her how incredible she is. That’s why you're invited to join our private women-only VIP group. There you’ll find like-minded women who are bold, passionate and living their truth. Even when their truth isn’t always camera-ready. Our community shares advice, support and laughter, and some members even ask for advice about their sessions. And when your sneak peek photos go up, the group is there to tell you how gorgeous you know you look.

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You just gained access to THE EXPERIENCE GUIDE! You'll get an in-depth look at having a session with Stephanie Michelle is in this guide! Check it out and be sure to join the VIP group where you can chat with past clients to get the scoop. And keep an eye out on your emails! You'll receive a response within 24-48 hours!

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Get Ready. Get Set. Seduce Yourself.

Ready to book? Need more info? Just want to say hello? Fill out the form below and I'll be in touch within 24-48 hours! You can also email me directly at hello@stephanie-michelle.com 

"Doing a boudoir photoshoot is about respecting your body; having Stephanie take your photos is about feeling natural and sexy.”

- Miss S

Q: I'M SO NERVOUS! I DON'T KNOW HOW TO POSE! HELP?!
A: Don't worry about a thing! I DON'T photograph professional models, every image you've seen are of real women like you and me...women that were also nervous they "can't pull off" a shoot like this...yet there they are, total freakin bombshells in their photos. I'll coach you through every pose, facial expression, everything....so there will be no guess work on your part! 

Q:
I DON'T REALLY WEAR LINGERIE—CAN I STILL DO BOUDOIR?
A: Of course! Lingerie definitely isn't the only way to look and feel sexy. I think the most natural looks can be the sexiest, because it's real. You can wear a dress, tank top and your favorite underwear, a robe, etc. Plus, when you book your session, you'll have access to The Client Wardrobe! The wardrobe is full of lingerie ranging from sizes XS-4X and always growing to keep up with the latest styles and varying sizes!

Q: WHERE WILL MY SESSION TAKE PLACE?
A: My studio, The Babe Haven, is located in Historic Olde Town Portsmouth, VA. We have numerous sets and a client wardrobe to choose from. Everything from hair and makeup through your photo reveal will happen here.

Q: WHAT IF I WANT TO LOSE A FEW POUNDS OR HAVE BODY ISSUES?
A: The studio is a safe-space, free of judgement….giving you the space to just be confident in your skin, just as you are. I believe that finding real, lasting confidence means being confident in every stage, every size—it’s totally unfair to ourselves to choose to only love ourselves under certain conditions. Before your session, we’ll discuss your fears and goals for doing this session, so I can tailor it for you. But the day of your session, I encourage you to focus on the things that you love about yourself today—let that confidence shine so THAT’S what you can remember from this experience.

Q: HOW MANY OUTFITS SHOULD I BRING?
A: I always tell my clients to bring it all! Better to have more options, than wish you brought something else along. We’ll have time for 3-4 outfits during your photoshoot, and you’re welcome to use anything from the client wardrobe as well.

Q: DO YOUR CLIENTS DO THEIR OWN HAIR AND MAKEUP?
A: No way! This is a total VIP experience! The day of your session will be totally stress-free! All you have to do is arrive with a dry, clean fair and hair—leave the rest up to the glam team! They’ll get you photoshoot ready with professional hair and makeup styling.

Q: DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH CURVY GIRLS LIKE ME?
A: Yes. Yes. YES! I want you to know that your body is beautiful, and you are a babe just as you are. 

Q: DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH WOMEN MY AGE?
A: Seriously, this experience is for every woman! I’ve photographed women of all ages from 22 through 65. We deserve to celebrate ourselves at every stage of life. 

Q: WILL MY SESSION BE PRIVATE? 
A: Yes! The studio is a women-only, private studio. The glam team and I will be the only ones in the studio and during your photoshoot, it’s just me (and sometimes an assistant, with your permission only!)

Q: WILL MY PHOTOS BE USED?
A: Only if that’s what you choose! You’ll have full control of what photos [if any] are shared. 


Q: THIS IS FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION. HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK?
A: We typically book a few months in advance, so I recommend booking as soon as possible! When selecting your date, allow at least 6 weeks between your session date and the date you’ll need your albums and wall art by. Rush options are available.


Q: HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I PLAN FOR THE DAY OF MY SESSION?
A: I recommend planning on being at the studio for about 3.5 hours. 90 min in hair and makeup, 30 min lingerie try-on, 60-90min photoshoot.

Q: WHAT DAYS OF THE WEEK AND TIMES TO YOU OFFER BOUDOIR SESSIONS?
A: To take advantage of the best light in the studio, we always shoot early in the day. Sessions typically take place during the week starting at 9:00am and 11:00am.

Q: DO YOU SHOOT ON THE WEEKEND? 
A: Yes! I have limited weekend availability. [I try to only book one Sunday a month.]

Q: I'M SO NERVOUS! I DON'T KNOW HOW TO POSE! HELP?!
A: Don't worry about a thing! I DON'T photograph professional models, every image you've seen are of real women like you and me...women that were also nervous they "can't pull off" a shoot like this...yet there they are, total freakin bombshells in their photos. I'll coach you through every pose, facial expression, everything....so there will be no guess work on your part! 

Q: I DON'T REALLY WEAR LINGERIE—CAN I STILL DO BOUDOIR?
A: Of course! Lingerie definitely isn't the only way to look and feel sexy. I think the most natural looks can be the sexiest, because it's real. You can wear a dress, tank top and your favorite underwear, a robe, etc. Plus, when you book your session, you'll have access to The Client Wardrobe! The wardrobe is full of lingerie ranging from sizes XS-4X and always growing to keep up with the latest styles and varying sizes!

Q: WHERE WILL MY SESSION TAKE PLACE?
A: My studio, The Babe Haven, is located in Historic Olde Town Portsmouth, VA. We have numerous sets and a client wardrobe to choose from. Everything from hair and makeup through your photo reveal will happen here.

Q: WHAT IF I WANT TO LOSE A FEW POUNDS OR HAVE BODY ISSUES?
A: The studio is a safe-space, free of judgement….giving you the space to just be confident in your skin, just as you are. I believe that finding real, lasting confidence means being confident in every stage, every size—it’s totally unfair to ourselves to choose to only love ourselves under certain conditions. Before your session, we’ll discuss your fears and goals for doing this session, so I can tailor it for you. But the day of your session, I encourage you to focus on the things that you love about yourself today—let that confidence shine so THAT’S what you can remember from this experience.

Q: HOW MANY OUTFITS SHOULD I BRING?
A: I always tell my clients to bring it all! Better to have more options, than wish you brought something else along. We’ll have time for 3-4 outfits during your photoshoot, and you’re welcome to use anything from the client wardrobe as well.

Q: DO YOUR CLIENTS DO THEIR OWN HAIR AND MAKEUP?
A: No way! This is a total VIP experience! The day of your session will be totally stress-free! All you have to do is arrive with a dry, clean fair and hair—leave the rest up to the glam team! They’ll get you photoshoot ready with professional hair and makeup styling.


Q: DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH CURVY GIRLS LIKE ME?
A: Yes. Yes. YES! I want you to know that your body is beautiful, and you are a babe just as you are. 

Q: DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH WOMEN MY AGE?
A: Seriously, this experience is for every woman! I’ve photographed women of all ages from 22 through 65. We deserve to celebrate ourselves at every stage of life. 

Q: WILL MY SESSION BE PRIVATE? 
A: Yes! The studio is a women-only, private studio. The glam team and I will be the only ones in the studio and during your photoshoot, it’s just me (and sometimes an assistant, with your permission only!)

Q: WILL MY PHOTOS BE USED?
A: Only if that’s what you choose! You’ll have full control of what photos [if any] are shared. 


Q: THIS IS FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION. HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK?
A: We typically book a few months in advance, so I recommend booking as soon as possible! When selecting your date, allow at least 6 weeks between your session date and the date you’ll need your albums and wall art by. Rush options are available.


Q: HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I PLAN FOR THE DAY OF MY SESSION?
A: I recommend planning on being at the studio for about 3.5 hours. 90 min in hair and makeup, 30 min lingerie try-on, 60-90min photoshoot.

Q: WHAT DAYS OF THE WEEK AND TIMES TO YOU OFFER BOUDOIR SESSIONS?
A: To take advantage of the best light in the studio, we always shoot early in the day. Sessions typically take place during the week starting at 9:00am and 11:00am.

Q: DO YOU SHOOT ON THE WEEKEND? 
A: Yes! I have limited weekend availability. [I try to only book one Sunday a month.]

faq's

The Questions

Sexy. Confident. A little bit dangerous. A lot of bit gorgeous.