Suzy Collins Photography Boudoir
Boudoir has become one of my favorite things to photograph over the years since starting my business. Why? I love working together to create something beautiful & intimate & personal for the person you love. I love helping you see yourself in a new light - helping you let go of culture’s expectations of how you should look. I think the vulnerability & trust that we exchange is humbling and awesome. And I just really have a thing for the 1-on-1 portrait experience. My goal in all my photography is to help you feel confident, beautiful, & free. And boudoir definitely opens the door for me to do that with you in a special way.
While I will definitely take the lead as it comes to posing and directing you throughout the shoot, you get to set the tone for the types of images you want from our session. Each session is catered to what you feel most comfortable with and my goal is to help you feel comfortable and capture your true beauty that shines from the inside out as we create something meaningful together. I think, like many other women I have had the chance to work with, you will feel surprised at how much FUN these sessions are! Your photos will be beautiful & intimate, but our time together will be very lighthearted and easy going as we laugh through our session. Feel free to bring your best friend, your sister, or your mama! It can be fun to have a hype person with you to enjoy the experience with us or it can be 1-on-1. Either way, we are going to have a great time!
Your 90 minute session will take place at my in-home boudoir studio unless decided upon otherwise. When you arrive, you can expect to hear music playing and have a glass of champagne (or whatever your favorite drink is!) awaiting you. The studio space is clean & minimal because you, my friend, are the focus! You also have the option to utilize a clawfoot tub for dreamy bubble bath or milk bath photos - but it is totally up to you and your preference for the session! After our session, you can expect a password-protected online gallery with all of your edited images within 2 weeks, including download access and print release. If you would like to order an album for your man, you have the option of ordering a small black leather album after your session that I can design for you with your favorite images.
As I’m sure you’ve already realized, there aren’t many boudoir photos available on my website. Though I believe my boudoir photography is some of my best & most beautiful work - most of it will never be shared publicly because it was usually created for one person’s eyes only as a special gift for them. However, if you would like to see my private gallery of images to get a feel for my photographic style and see what a session with me is like, feel free to shoot me an email or fill out my contact form. I would be happy to share my password protected gallery of images with you of women who have agreed to share photos from their sessions with other inquiring clients to allow them to see what the experience is like!
frequently asked questions
It is totally normal to have questions, uncertainties, & even insecurities about boudoir photography. I have received lots of questions over the years and I address some of those here on my FAQ page. If you have a question that isn’t answered, shoot me an email & I would be happy to answer it for you and get it added to this page!
"I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH KIND WORDS ABOUT SUZY AND HER ABILITY TO MAKE ONE FEEL WELCOME AND BEAUTIFUL! I WENT FOR BOUDOIR PHOTOS NOT REALLY KNOWING WHAT TO EXPECT, BUT COULD NOT HAVE HAD A BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER TO WORK WITH. FROM THE VERY START, SHE MADE ME FEEL COMFORTABLE, WELCOME AND AT EASE! SHE OFFERED CHAMPAGNE, HAD MUSIC, FIXED STRAPS, MADE SURE EVERYTHING WAS IN PLACE AND HELPED WITH POSES. AND THE FINISHED PRODUCT WAS STUNNING! I NEVER EXPECTED TO LOVE MY PICTURES AS MUCH AS I DID AND I WILL DEFINITELY BE USING HER AGAIN! IF YOU HAVE EVER THOUGHT ABOUT DOING A BOUDOIR SHOOT, I WOULD SAY GO FOR IT AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND SUZY FOR THE JOB! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!"
“PUTTING MY CONFIDENCE, MY IMAGE, AND MY VULNERABILITY INTO SUZY'S HANDS WAS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I'VE EVER GOTTEN TO DO. I FELT COMFORTABLE, BEAUTIFUL, AND ECSTATIC DURING MY WHOLE BOUDIR SESSION! THE RESULTS WERE MORE THAN I COULD HAVE HOPED FOR AND I WILL TREASURE THEM FOREVER!! THANK YOU SUZY, YOU HAVE SUCH A GIFT!”
"I WENT IN THINKING WHAT THE HECK AM I DOING? I AM IN NO WAY READY FOR THIS BUT I IMMEDIATELY FELT COMFORTABLE THE MINUTE I MET SUZY! I COULDN'T BELIEVE HOW RELAXED I WAS DURING THE SHOOT! HER PICTURES ARE AMAZING AND I LOVE HOW SHE PUTS A CLASSIC SPIN TO BOUDOIR. SHE MAKES THE PHOTOS LOOK TIMELESS AND BEAUTIFUL! "