Empowerment is often the word used to describe a boudoir experience, but it didn't resonate with me. Reclamation Boudoir is a luxury boudoir photography experience that provides the opportunity to reclaim power and remember or see for the first time how beautiful, sexy, and magnificent we are.
A boudoir experience isn't for somebody else.
A boudoir experience is for you.
Reclaimation Boudoir Gallery
Boudoir is for Every Body
The women in these photos are undeniably beautiful, both in these photos, and before they walk through the studio door.
And they are women like me and you - moms, nurses, data analysts, doctors, architects, teachers - real women with real lives.
These are women who decided to invest, treat, and gift themselves in a way that lasts forever.
Celebrating and caring for our spectacular selves and the magnificent bodies we live in, even when, for whatever reason, there is a little voice that says we shouldn't- to me, that is the essence of reclaiming.
There are SO many messages about how we should look and behave as women! Giving yourself a boudoir experience is an opportunity to take control of how you see yourself and your body and frankly to say FUCK THE MESSAGING!
Booking a Reclaimation Boudoir Photoshoot is a step towards:
-Adoring and admiring your body in a totally new way
-Undoing the negative messaging about women that lives in our thoughts and replacing them with authentic and powerful stories that lift us up from the inside out
- Living in a new, wide open space where you sincerely accept, love, and enjoy your body
-Choosing to celebrate an expansion in your life, be it the completion of an education, working towards a special intention, turning 40, 50, 60 and beyond
-Feeling neutral towards or even appreciating aspects of your body you once felt uncomfortable with
The most rewarding part of being a boudoir photographer is seeing women go through the process of preparing for the shoot, going through with it, and seeing their images.
The joy and emotion that they evoke turns the images into priceless keepsakes they have for themselves, and more importantly, the feelings they get from the photos live inside them and become a part of who they are.
"I feel like a part of myself that was asleep is awake now, and it feels so good"
Before I say anything else, I have to say I will treasure the photos Allison took of me forever. I'm a mom, and for years I've been in a rut of mom life and really lost the sexy side of me through the years.
Doing the photoshoot with Allison brought me back to where I felt beautiful AND sexy. Especially because of this I really thought I would feel nervous with someone taking these kinds of pictures of me, but Allison made me feel so comfortable. I loved looking at all of my pictures at the reveal, I didn't think that I could look like that anymore. I feel like a part of myself that was asleep is awake now, and it feels so good. Thank you Allison!
Doing this shoot reminded me that I am powerful.
Doing this shoot reminded me that I am powerful. Amid the madness of the world and significant life-changing events this year, I am grateful to have the experience to reconnect with my body and spirit.
My favorite part of the session was the time Allison takes to get to know who you are and what you want. I loved the trust and comfort we built before the session. It really helped me express myself in a more personal and vulnerable way (just as I hoped!)
FAQ'S & Info
"I'm so awkward in front of the camera! How will I know what to do?"
I have a fabulous posing system and will walk you through literally every pose, how to move and where to look. Your job is to show up, be pampered, and have fun!
"Do I have to do my own hair and makeup?"
Nope! I have a fabulous hair and makeup artist who will do yours at the studio directly before the shoot, unless it is more convenient that you work with your personal HMUA before.
"What about Retouching?"
Some photographers do a ton of retouching to the point that the client is unrecognizable, and some have a particular degree to which they will retouch, or certain elements they will or will not alter. Retouching for me is personal. Some days I wear makeup, and sometimes I don't, and whether or not I am wearing it has nothing to do with how I feel about myself, and it's really not anyone's business what I do with my makeup! I feel the same when it comes to photography. These photos are for you, and you deserve to have your photos done in the aesthetic you like. While I will not alter beyond recognition, I am totally open to discussing what you have in mind. Whether you're looking for a totally raw image, or completely professionally retouched, that is your decision and we will figure out together what works best for you.
"I'd really like to tone up and be working out before booking my session"
I can totally appreciate this! Being in a consistent workout routine feels amazing! I can also say with certainty that lighting and posing like I do for my boudoir shoots will change your photos more than working out for 3 months will do. I definitely encourage the workouts because they are just good for the body overall, don't get me wrong! But don't let it hold you back from doing a shoot that you want to do. Furthermore, I have seen again and again women who did't wait to spend that time at the gym, and they were so incredibly happy they didn't.