Your Power Within

“When I first arrived for my session with Boutique Boudoir Studios, I was IMMEDIATELY welcomed in the door with excitement and hugs. It felt like I was seeing friends I hadn’t seen in ages! I was immediately blown away.”

Karmen booked a session at our Boutique Boudoir studio so she could give a beautiful timeless boudoir album to her fiance as a gift on their wedding day… Little did she know, she would leave the studio after her special boudoir day with SO MUCH MORE than a gorgeous wedding album. Keep reading to hear all about Karmen’s bridal boudoir session–and find out why you stand out from the rest!

“I have never had my hair or make-up done for a photoshoot before, and I’m not usually one to do my hair or make-up other than for special occasions. It was surprisingly very relaxing.”

Our talented hair & makeup team will professionally style your hair for you and apply your makeup (complete with false eyelashes, if you wish!) so you will be looking FIERCE and CONFIDENT! Whether you prefer a bold smokey eye, a colorful cut crease, or a natural glow, our artists will give you the BEST makeover of your life by enhancing your already-beautiful natural features! So just kick back and relax while we pamper you!

“I really appreciated that we sat down prior to shooting and did some practicing of breathing and looking. I felt more comfortable when we were actually shooting doing the poses. My photographer was also awesome at demonstrating poses! She walked me through everything, and cheered me on throughout my shoot! Everyone had such great ideas! I was very comfortable throughout my shoot and never once felt any ounce of doubt in myself.”

Boutique Boudoir Studios is 100% staffed by women! That means, you’re GUARANTEED to be photographed by incredible ladies who want to show off your BEST angles while making sure you’re comfortable and relaxed! Our amazing photographers coach you and pose you through EVERY shot! We’ll even try the poses before you do! You don’t have to worry about a hair in your face or your necklace clasp showing… You don’t have to think at all! (That’s the best part LOL!) Just follow her instructions (remember to breathe!) and you’ll be a professional supermodel by the end of your photo shoot!

“I was WOW’ed by the environment that was present in the room. It was so positive and uplifting. I immediately felt that energy walking through the door! I love that they have a no negativity policy and if you do say something negative (I never did!! I couldn’t find anything!!!), you have to say 10 things you love about yourself! I think that’s so powerful and says a lot about their mission at BB Studios!”

Yep, you read that correctly! Our rule is… if you say something negative about yourself, we stop everything and acknowledge you for TEN amazing things that you LOVE about yourself! (And YOU have to tell us what those 10 things are!!!) By practicing healthy self-talk, you’re allowing yourself room for positivity and appreciation for yourself! Acknowledging yourself is HUGE and it factors into every facet of your life. When you love yourself, you’re investing in yourself–you’re saying, “I deserve the love I (so willingly) give to others!” It plays into your self-confidence, self-esteem, and especially your self-worth. That confidence and positivity will seep into your relationships with others, your work environment, and even your home! We suggest trying it RIGHT NOW–what are 10 things that you LOVE about yourself?!

“My favorite part about working with the Boutique Boudoir team was that they were so welcoming, encouraging, and positive! They bring such a light and warm energy to the experience and never once made me feel bad about myself, made me question, or second-guess anything. They were absolutely wonderful! They made me feel like a million bucks! I wish I had known that I have my own power to see myself as others do and to embrace that! Why did it take such awesome women and a photoshoot in my lingerie to determine that? I don’t know, but I am SO grateful that it did!! ♥️ I feel SO confident!”

From the moment you walk into the studio to the moment you leave, our team is completely focused on creating an unforgettable experience for YOU! Be prepared to feel totally pampered! We will spoil you with a makeover, indulge in all of your amazing ideas, and we’ll even help you lace up that corset and walk across the studio in our LouBoutin heels! Not only will you FINALLY see the beauty that everyone else (your friends, family, etc.) sees when they look at you, you’ll OWN it like a total model version of yourself! Hollywood superstar, who?! YOU, that’s who!

“I felt SO confident about myself and hadn’t even seen my pictures yet! When I returned…HOT DANG! When I saw those pictures of myself, I couldn’t even form words! I had never seen myself that way before! I felt like I could breathe looking at my pictures. I didn’t sit and try to pick apart everything I didn’t like. I had to try and soak in everything I LOVED about them! I was hoping to gain confidence, self-love….something that one day I can share with any future daughter(s) and help them learn to love themselves no matter what they look like. It’s about the power within, and as the saying goes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder..” It’s not about what’s outside, but what’s on the inside, and I really felt like I found that in myself and the photos really reflected my inner beauty!”

After your photoshoot, you’ll take a little break while we process your images, so take a deep breath and GET EXCITED because the way you see yourself is about to change! With same-day viewing sessions, you’re able to choose the photos that you LOVE and want to keep forever without waiting and wondering whether or not they turned out! (Spoiler Alert: They turn out beautifully and you’re going to want them all!) When you sit down and see your photos for the first time, you’ll finally see that sexy, sweet, fun, and spontaneous, multi-faceted personality of the queen inside of you–and you’ll never forget it! It’s going to be AMAZING!

“I honestly thought the whole experience was the best part…I can’t pick a favorite moment and having such a great team encouraging me, cheering me on, and complimenting me, hair, make-up, pictures, lingerie, positivity, the people… Just wow….”

There’s no time for self-doubt because we’ll build you up and encourage you every step of the way! (Even before your shoot!) If you’re feeling nervous or unsure, shoot us a text so we can calm your nerves and get you excited all over again! You’re going to ROCK your Boutique Boudoir session and feel a total shift in your confidence! 

“After seeing my final images, the way I saw myself changed! Like a lightbulb went off in my head of constantly criticizing and nitpicking my flaws, and instead made me try to find and embrace everything I love about myself and obsess over those! It has positively changed my life. I haven’t been stepping on a scale every day, I haven’t been obsessive of my weight or my looks…I try to allow myself self-care daily and really paying attention to my body’s needs, embracing my confidence, and allowing myself to feel good, rather than hide from the world and not give attention to myself or my body.”

You deserve to feel beautiful in your own skin! We will highlight your perfect curves and unique features beautifully so that you can truly see yourself in a new light and embrace everything you love about yourself! (Remember those 10 amazing things you acknowledged yourself for earlier?! It’s time to showcase those incredible parts of yourself!!)

“Don’t wait for the “perfect” time. It doesn’t exist and you will keep finding an excuse for why it isn’t perfect. Photograph where you are in your journey of life! When you reflect back on those photos, it could be the turning point to one of the greatest moments in your life…”

If you’re ready to see yourself in a new light and feel more confident than ever before, you came to the right place! <3 If you’re not quite ready, that’s totally fine–this space is still for you, too! Give us a call and we will go through everything step-by-step to make sure you have all of the information you need so you can book your session when you’re truly ready to experience this life-changing experience (plus, that will give you time to start a prepayment plan for your session so you can have it all paid off BEFORE you come in, which, in turn, will get your stunning album in your hands sooner!)

Are you ready to change the way you see yourself and boost your self-confidence!?

Click here to schedule a time to chat with us about your dream boudoir session or you can learn more about a boudoir experience with Boutique Boudoir Studios here!

11 Reasons to Book Your Boudoir Session

Have you always wondered what it would be like to have a boudoir session, but convinced yourself that it was something for “other women,” not something for women like you? Have you ever wanted to see yourself the way others do, ever wanted to prove to yourself that you can be sensual, intelligent, AND independent — a complete and utter force to be reckoned with?

Reignite the beauty — the spark within you and see yourself in a whole new light! Do you think you might be ready to take the plunge? Whether you’re in a committed relationship or you’re still single, you’ve hit your fitness goals or just got the job promotion you’ve been waiting for,  or simply need a day full of TLC and boudoir. There are plenty of great reasons to book a boudoir shoot, so here’s 11 just to get you started…


1. You’re Celebrating a Special Occasion.

Perhaps you’ve recently gotten engaged. Maybe you’ve just hit a milestone anniversary. Or you just secured the promotion you’ve been slaving away for at work, or finally reached your weight loss goal. Whatever special occasion you’ve just reached, a boudoir shoot is the perfect way to celebrate! 

You’re already feeling great, so why not take advantage of this amazing opportunity? Celebrate that birthday like it’s your last, put on something flirty and inviting, take pride in the hard work you’ve been enduring for years and honor your body in a beautiful portrait session where all of your insecurities melt away as you unveil your inner goddess.

2. This is for Me, 100% for Me!

Sometimes, you want to use your boudoir shoot as an opportunity to celebrate something. Other times, the boudoir shoot becomes its own opportunity to love and appreciate everything you’ve been through. 

You’ll feel amazing, build your confidence, and get to embrace a side of yourself that doesn’t often see the light of day.

It’s all about empowerment baby, this is your year and time to shine. Boudoir is the outlet you need but you are the star at the end of the day. 

3. For Their Eyes Only — Jaw dropping gift they will never EVER forget!

The best gifts in life, aren’t store bought. After giving your significant other the usual things like wallets, cologne, nice dinners or even a little getaway… a boudoir shoot is the one-of-a-kind gift they didn’t see coming!

Just wait until you S/O gets their hands on an entire album of tantalizing poses of their favorite gal, YOU! 

Bring along some of their favorite items or button downs and don’t be afraid to entice your lover with a gorgeous discreet photos of you for their eyes only. A  boudoir shoot is the perfect way to add some fresh fire to your relationship.

4. Distance Means So Little When Someone Means So Much. 

Do you have the long distance relationship blues? If you want to feel connected and keep the fire going even when you’re far away from one another, consider putting together an album full of photos from your boudoir shoot.

Your beloved will enjoy paging through them while you’re apart—and they could just spark some fun when you get back together.

gorgeous women in heels and white lingerie

5. 2 for 1: A Gift for Them and You!

Do you want to give a gift to your partner that will show off your sexy side? I like to think the best gifts in life can’t be store bought. So what better way to celebrate an anniversary or birthday (whether it’s theirs or yours!) then with an alluring boudoir portraiture!

You want to give an unforgettable gift that your partner will love and appreciate forever.  A boudoir shoot opens the door to some incredible gifts, whether you choose to put those pictures in an album or put together a canvas to display on the wall… he/she won’t be able to take their eyes off of you!

6. A Wonder Woman Type of Empowerment

When you walk out of your boudoir shoot, you will feel empowered in a way that you never have before. During your boudoir shoot, you will unlock your inner confidence and sensuality. It’s a great way to set yourself up for an exciting new change in your life. 

If it’s time for you to see yourself in a whole new light, to reignite the passion within you, then you are 100% ready for a boudoir session! You’ll leave our studio with a killer inner and outer confidence, one that does not fade the next day, month, or even years down the line!

7. You’ve hit a Milestone.

Engagements and anniversaries aren’t the only perfect excuse for a boudoir shoot. Your boudoir shoot can also be the perfect opportunity to celebrate your 30s, 40s, 50s, even 60s Birthdays! What better way to show yourself you didn’t peak in your 20s?  

You’ll amaze yourself in the end, we’ve even had a few tears when our beautiful clients finally see their boudoir portraits for the first time. You don’t need to stress about getting older or feeling younger. Who cares about the number on your license or the number on the scale? Beauty has no age limit. And it’s time to prove yourself and everyone else wrong!

beautiful tattoed women posing with head down

8. You’re Single.

Many people assume that boudoir shoots are for people who have special partners in their lives. The truth, however, is that you don’t have to have someone special in your life to enjoy the benefits of a boudoir shoot.

If you’ve been single for a while, a boudoir shoot can be a great way to unlock your confidence in yourself and prepare you to launch back into the dating field—or just to make you feel amazing about your own sexuality. A lady boss doesn’t need a plus one! 


9. Going through some Body Changes.

As you age, your body looks different—especially if you’ve recently had a baby. Many women find themselves uncomfortable with the changes their bodies have undergone with age or pregnancy, whether it’s added softness in unfamiliar places or stretch marks you didn’t have before.

Through your boudoir shoot, however, you’ll be able to see that beauty again, see that those imperfections don’t matter because you are still a goddess inside and out!

Through the eyes of your photographer, you’ll be able to develop a new appreciation for your body—even with new marks or changes. We have a seamless posing system that works regardless of shape, size, and body-type!

Turn those negatives into positives, learn to love the body you were given and you don’t have to be so hard on yourself!

10. You Want to Do Something Different.

When you look at your bucket list, what does it include? Do you want to do something exciting? Something that will make you feel incredible, empowered, or ready to take on the world? If a boudoir shoot doesn’t appear on your bucket list, consider all the incredible advantages. 


Not only will you enjoy it in the moment, you’ll find that you create a lasting memory that will stick with you for a long time to come. Check out what our previous clients are saying about their experience! 

11.You Need to Shift your Focus.

When you’ve had a run of bad luck or things aren’t going the way you want them to, sometimes, you just need a little extra help shifting your focus: a chance to concentrate on some of the best things about you, instead of the worst. 

A boudoir shoot is an excellent opportunity to do exactly that: highlighting your best features, focusing on you, and bringing out your inner goddess.

Feeling ready?

Are you ready to schedule a boudoir shoot? Want to learn more? Fill out my contact form so that I can get in touch with you about scheduling the photo shoot of a lifetime.

Wild & Free – Why You Need an Outdoor Boudoir Photoshoot ASAP.

Why You Need to Schedule an Outdoor Boudoir Photoshoot NOW

When most people schedule a boudoir photo experience, they think about typical romantic or sultry locations: the bedroom, a favorite velvet armchair, the kitchen table at sunset . . . all of these are great, and classics for a reason!  But today, I want to talk about one of the most romantic, often overlooked, freely available locations: the outdoors! 

Outdoor photoshoots have a lot of unbeatable things going for them. First, it’s a completely immersive location, like having your own set designer. Second, there are almost limitless backdrops to choose from (don’t like that tree? Go find another!) Third, the natural lighting is incomparable. 

But the fourth, more ethereal reason is simply this: all female-identifying persons are at their most evocative in nature. Nature is utterly beautiful, life-giving, abundant, generous, and protective; she is wholly gracious and wholly formidable, like woman herself. You may enjoy what she has to offer but never, ever cross her. (There’s a reason we say Mother Nature, after all.) So it makes perfect sense that goddesses truly shine in their natural environment. 

You can stage all kinds of photo sessions outside, in any season—and not just boudoir! Let’s dive in.

Let Me Slip Into Something More . . . Natural

I love the feel of sessions like these, as though someone just wandered into the woods while taking their clothes off, and you’re simply catching them in various stages of increasing comfortableness. How far will you follow?

Confident Blonde Woman In an Outdoor Boudoir Session

Dominion Over the Earth

“Doing what comes naturally” doesn’t look the same for everyone—sometimes not even for the same person from one minute to the next! Go green to explore the stricter side of nature in your one-of-a-kind Outdoor Boudoir experience.

Badass Boudoir Photography

Searching for Fairyland

There’s a reason that the great fairy tales and even just stories involving fairies (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, anyone?) are set in the woods. You can’t help but feel that just around the next tree or clump of flowers there lies another world. Will you stumble across a fairy in her garden when you’re searching for fairyland?

Fairy Outdoor Boudoir Session
Women Outside Sitting for a Boudoir Shoot

The Snow Queen Decides

We stan strong women who make an environment their own—and what could be fiercer than a monarch sweeping out of her bedchamber to take care of royal business, weather be damned? One word and your heart is hers—one way or another.

Outdoor Boudoir Bemidji


A Few of My Favorite Things

Sometimes, we just can’t help but mix our passions. Pulling favorite hobbies or motifs into your photo session in an outdoor setting can really make them come alive in a way that interior shots never quite do. With Outdoor Boudoir you can take your fantasy game to the next level!

Fantasy Boudoir Photos

Listen to Your Mother

There’s nothing like literally forming a new life from scratch to make you feel like the goddess of creation, so nothing is more natural than a pregnant woman out in the midst of creation itself.  Her belly like the Earth’s sphere, she cradles it, for she contains worlds. You just can’t get shots like this inside a studio.

Beautiful Outdoor Maternity Boudoir Photos

An Angelic Visitation

When angels come to visit, they seldom pop into studio apartments or corner cafes—not with their wings out, anyway!  To see an angel in the wild, one has only to call, and she will descend like a vision. For comfort or for a warning, who can tell? What mission will she give you?

Women with Pink Wings Running Outside Outdoor Boudoir Bemidji Minnesota

Can’t wait to schedule your Outdoor Boudoir shoot? Me either! Call or Email for a FREE consult.

Welcome to Boutique {Boudoir} Studios!

….where your Privacy, Confidentiality, and Safety are of the utmost priority!!!!

Hi!  I’m not sure if we’ve met so I wanted to introduce myself!  I’m Valerie, owner, photographer, and visionary of Boutique {Boudoir} Studios!  Over the past year and a half of being open in this amazing little town in Northern Minnesota, I’ve had the privilege of meeting many amazing and beautiful women!!!!  You’ve not only showed me how brave and resilient you are, but taught me that I can be and do so much more than I thought I ever could for you ladies!  I am grateful and humbled by your beautiful stories of courage, forgiveness, and perseverance!  You also taught me what is important to communicate to others in the business of boudoir!  For all I’ve learned from your open and honest communication, I am eternally grateful!Valerie Boutique Boudoir BemidjiFor those that are considering having a boudoir experience at our studios and haven’t talked with us yet, we wanted to give you all the pertinent details of what you can expect when it comes to the privacy of your experience and the images we create!  It is a common concern wondering if the very personal and intimate photographs of yourself will be shared publicly, or maybe you don’t want your friends to know you had a session?  You are definitely not the only one wondering about this, we promise!  

The Elephant in the Room Exposed: Many women had ONE main question when contacting our studio…  Are my photographs and experience here private?  The short answer is : YES!!!!! Read on…

We are proud to inform you that Boutique Boudoir Studios does not share any images unless you give us your permission through a model release agreement that BOTH parties sign (you the client and we the business)! Boudoir is for everyone, but sharing your most intimate images on the internet is not! Boutique Boudoir will not share any images on the Internet without your written consent. After your session, you will get to view your images and you can then decide whether or not you would like to share your images or keep them completely private!  By law, we CANNOT and WILL NOT share any images unless you allow us to in writing!  

Whether you have a high profile career, or you would like to keep your images private, we commit to keeping your personal information and images private! The model release agreement gives you full control over your images! If you would like to share your images you can, and if you don’t want to share them, that’s okay too! We will not publish your images without your consent. So, we hope that makes it
crystal clear that your privacy and confidentiality is safe with us!  

About social media sharing:  Again, we would NEVER post an image without written consent!  You’ll be surprised that most women do NOT want to be featured on our website and social media platforms, as many have commitments or careers that cannot allow these images online. As we do appreciate the women who allow us to share these beautiful images to the world, we understand and respect those who choose not to share! Your decision not to share is respected and you will never be pressured to give your consent. It is ALWAYS the client’s decision!

About your privacy:
How private is the ordering process of an album? Do you print in town?  I don’t want people knowing my business…I don’t want the mailman to know I experienced a boudoir session or my friend who works at a print lab in town – I don’t want them to see my images!
At Boutique Studios, we understand the challenges of small towns and privacy, and while we would love to source ALL products locally, one we do NOT source locally is the professional printing.  Our albums and images of you are printed through an amazing company that hand makes all the albums and is located at least 1500 miles away! We do not print locally to ensure your images and information are ensured private. Your album is discreetly mailed in a plain box to our studio to ensure privacy, or to your home if you choose that option.

About Confidentiality: Your privacy & confidentiality in the studio, is also ensured! The client’s information and experience will always be kept private and will not be shared with other clients.  We will not mention your name or details from your session to anyone else!

Feelings of Personal Safety: We have an all female staff including myself as the photographer, a makeup artist, a studio manager, and a photography assistant! We like to keep the session very comfortable and allow for a trusting environment so we can capture incredible images of you!

FREE in person consultations:  Now that you KNOW, you can relax and trust that your privacy, confidentiality, and safety is ensured!  And it’s the perfect time to begin planning a boudoir experience with us! We absolutely LOVE to offer free in person consultation appointments so you can meet with us beforehand and go over the experience, plan outfits, and choose your ideal date based on when you need your gorgeous album!  Every woman deserves a beautiful portrait of herself! Are you ready? What are you waiting for?!

Valerie & Team


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