SusanDelene

Susan Delene STUDIOS

Susan Delene STUDIOS

scroll to begin...

Welcome to our Downtown Raleigh studio!
Where fashion,
fine art, and boudoir collide.

We're here to

RALEIGH BOUDOIR photography 

Our Mission

 your Devine Femininity

Light You Up!

EVERY Side of you that you want to explore!

Embrace & Celebrate

AND WALK AWAY LOVING & Accepting your body on a
whole new level.

To be a place where you can

Capture the Power of

gallery

To cement the idea that you fully love and accept your body exactly the way it is.

To say "thank you" to the body that has been there for you through it all. To lovingly celebrate it and commit to being nicer to her.

To tap into or back into sides of yourself you might have neglected or never explored. 

Because, why the hell not!? It's liberating, empowering and SO MUCH FUN!

Why You Should

#2 | To create a constant reminder of what a badass you are. 

Why You Should

#3 | To be reminded how powerful you are.

Why You Should

#4 | You deserve to be celebrated and documented!

Why You Should

#5 | When you invest in yourself, you're making a statement that you're worth it.

Why You Should

#6 | To capture your essence; you are fine art!

Why You Should

#7 | Because, it's fun! And, why the hell not?!

Why You Should

Do This



Welcome

Testimonial

Studio Tour

Throughout history, paintings, sculptures, and all forms of artwork have celebrated the woman’s body and have continually attempted to capture the woman's soul.

It's not hard to see why- women are freaking amazing, mysterious, and beautiful! 



Beauty and Boudoir Prep Guide

Custom mood board and art direction for your dream shoot!

Choose 3 looks (dressed up, everyday outfit, lingerie, sheet, white button-up, or fine art nude)

30-minute wardrobe consult

Professional hair & makeup styling

90-minute fully guided photo session with
published & award-winning photographer, Susan Delene

Same-day ordering session to view 60+ images and order your art


All artwork is purchased separately. Packages start at $1299 for 10 Portraits in an 8X8 Album.
The most popular package is $2999 and includes 30 digital images, a 10x10 leather album, and wall art. Payment plans are available.

What's included

Boudoir Session


$499

Contact me to get started :) Can't wait to meet and celebrate you! 

IS SUSAN DELENE STUDIO

  • Are you you ready to say "F* it, let's do this! I agree with Morien. I should take a thousand naked pictures of myself, NOW!"

  • Are you ready to walk by an Epic image of yourself and be reminded that YOU did that? YOU invested in yourself and had professional editorial and fine art images commissioned of yourself. Because YOU are f*cking Epic.

  • Can you handle the extra boost of confidence you're going to have? You'll be make bolder moves. Saying no more often. Setting firmer boundries. Showing your kids what it's like to love yourself. And damn, that feels good.

  • Are you ready to give yourself a hug and tell yourself "I love you" before we start shooting? Are you willing to celebrate all that you are while dancing, laughing, and maybe crying at the reveal?

  • Are you willing to agree that you are worthy of celebrating and investing in?


If you answered yes to any of these, I would love to be your girl! 


BOOK NOW

For Me?

P.S. You can be as clothed or as naked as you want! TotalLy up to you!

“IT IS FUN BEING PHOTOGRAPHED BY SUSAN! AND THEN TO SEE THE PICTURES IS LIKE, “WHAT? IS THIS REAL LIFE? THESE ARE AMAAAZING!” - M

"Susan was a dream to work with! She made me feel beautiful and calm. I love her work! She has an artistic eye that is hard to find. Highly recommend her!!" -AC

“I'm so glad I stopped waiting! And just did it! I LOVE them! Literally obsessed.”

Susan Delene

Hey girl, hey! Whether you've been considering boudoir for months, years, or you stumbled upon my website through magical forces that are NOW making you think of boudoir, I'm glad you're here. Can't wait to meet you! 

A few things about me: 

  • I started boudoir photography 20 years ago. Before it had a name. We just called it "fine art nudes" or "sexy photos" ;) 
  • My work has been in juried art shows, magazines, and billboards. But my favorite place is on your wall! Where you get to walk by it every day and give yourself a second look. And be like..."DAAAAMN Girl, you are one hot, badass bitch. Get it!"
  • I'm a mom to a cool little dude that loves music, dancing, and taking shit apart and recreating it in his own way. 
  • I am a published and international award-winning portrait photographer. 
  • I've had a camera in my hand since I was 15 and now I'm 40! When the F did that happen!? 
  • I wanted to be a pole dancer at 18 but my religious upbringing scared me away. I now have a dance pole in my studio and it's a blast! 



I love me, my life, and my pole. And it feels SO GOOD not to worry about what anyone thinks about that. I can't wait for you to experience the power of a libering photoshoot! I feel on top of the world everytime I shoot one! 


About the artist

As Seen In:

A baddie walks into the studio… oh, yay! It’s you!! 😍 Time to relax, get pampered and have fun! We’ll hand you a drink, stream your favorite music,  or we’ll play something for you!

Our studio space is private and located on the 5th floor so that you can feel completely comfortable in all areas of the space. Each member of our team are FEMALE SUPPORTERS of YOU.

After you’re dolled up, we'll guide you from head to toe with posing, angles, and lighting. You don't worry about a thing! We are professionals at capturing flattering, stunning shots that you'll have a blast taking!

What to expect

You’ll take a break from the studio. (We can direct you to one of the many cool places downtown to hang out!) Two hours later, we'll review your beautiful images, create your order, select art for an album, and choose which wall art makes you feel the most elated.

You’ll walk away feeling EMPOWERED, GORGEOUS, and BADASS. Captured timelessly through these photographs, these effects will be long-lasting as you look back on the incredible piece of art that you are. 

Artwork is delivered 4 weeks after your collection in paid in full. Payment plans are available. 



So you’re ready to create your dream shoot! Fill out a fun get-to-know-you questionnaire and then dive into our client-only Prep Guide. The guide is meant to encourage and inspire and it should answer many of your questions.

We’ll send you our inspirational Pinterest Boards to view and then you’ll create your own to visualize the mood you'd like for your shoot!

Based on your mood board, I'll let you know what to bring and what I'll provide so that we have everything we need for your epic shoot!

BEFORE THE SHOOT

DURING THE SHOOT

AFTER THE SHOOT

I know You've thought about this for a while, now.
It seems Intimidating. but, I promise you... I got you. - Susan Delene

FAQ

We got you, love! We want to make sure you feel 100% confident moving forward. If your question isn't answered here, send us a message and we'll get back to you within 24 hours, Monday - Friday.

Where are you based? And do you travel?

Our studio is in the heart of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. For out-of-towners, I give suggestions on local places to stay and what to do while you're here. Raleigh is a great destination spot. Grab a friend or make an empowering solo trip out of it!
We do offer destination experiences a couple times a year and are first announced on our social accounts, so make sure to follow!

What Days DO YOU shoot?

The shoots are M-F, 9am-5pm.
Most people take a vacation day for their celebratory shoot. (Playing hooky adds to the fun!!)
 We also offer a limited number of evening shoots in the winter as an upgrade.
On average, we only shoot 2 sessions per week. Each session is custom and we put a lot of time, energy and effort into each one!

What are your rates?

What Should I Wear?

It depends on what mood or style you are you going for. We’ll share our Inspirational Pinterest Boards with you and you’ll even make your own. Based on that, we’ll let you know what to bring and what we’ll provide so that we have everything we need for your epic shoot!
Some classic easy options:
Black bra & panty set
White tank top
Favorite pair of jeans
An oversized sweater or t-shirt
And one lingerie body suit or multi-piece set with garter & thigh-highs
We offer oversized white button-ups, sheer skirts and have a few robe options. It's typically a collaboration. 
Oh, and you can't forget nudes! 
If you want to do a personal branding or glamour look, we can talk that over and come up with the perfect thing! 

YES!! That's one of my main jobs. I'm here to make your life easy! I am your hype girl and your biggest fan in the boudoir studio!! I'll help you feel confident and guide you each step of the way. I’ll guide you head to toe with posing, angles and lighting for flattering, beautiful shots that you will have a blast taking! I'm also going to capture some beautiful moments in-between where you're more natural. It'll be a beaufiful mix. I’ve got you, friend!!

Will you help me with posing?

Can I bring a friend to the shoot?

We want the day to be all about YOU. So we ask friends to come another time, during a day all about them :) 

How much editing will you do?

I want YOU to look like YOU! I do general color correction, and I remove anything that is not permanent, like bruises and blemishes. I don't change the shape of your body. I use a very forgiving film-style grain edit and I know how to pose you and where to put the light for the most flattering image. As well as add a light skin softing effect.

I also love to use a painterly Fine Art edit for a few of your photos. It's a fun and beautiful look to employ for epic wall art.

Will my images be shared online?

I would love to share your images, you sexy thing!!! I will, of course, only share what you are comfortable with. We have a written release for such images, if you should choose to share. It’s completely up to you! 

Do you Give or Sell Raw Files?

No. This is my passion and my art form. To make sure all images are my work from start to finish, no Raw images are released. No editing of digital is permitted.

Do you Sell Digital Files?

Albums, Prints, and Wall Art are ordered with me to ensure professional printing and color correction.

High-resolution digital files with print release up to a 5x7 are available for purchase if that's what you prefer. We also have collections that include products and digital files.

How soon will I get my pictures back?

You'll see your images SAME DAY! Get excited. You don't have to go home with the anticipation of not knowing what you'll see! Two hours after your shoot, you'll get to view your images and purchase your package. Artwork is delivered 3-4 weeks after collection is paid in full. 

When do I pay?

The non-refundable retainer fee is required to book/confirm your shoot date. Most clients book 2-4 months ahead of time.
You'll purchase your package/products on the day of your shoot. We accept check, Venmo, or credit card. In house, interest-free payment plans are also available. Products are ordered once payment has been received in full.

Do you photograph men?

Yes. I offer couple’s editorial and boudoir photography that include both women and men. I specialize in humans that identify as women, but I do offer solo boudoir and portrait sessions for men as well. 

Wait... I have more questions!!!

We love answering your questions! You can email us at hello@susandelene.com or fill out the form above. We can't wait to hear from you!