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!
#2 | To create a constant reminder of what a badass you are.
#3 | To be reminded how powerful you are.
#4 | You deserve to be celebrated and documented!
#5 | When you invest in yourself, you're making a statement that you're worth it.
#6 | To capture your essence; you are fine art!
#7 | Because, it's fun! And, why the hell not?!
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.
“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.”
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Your empowering Boudoir Session Retainer fee is $499. Digital and physical portraits are purchased separately after the shoot.
Each session includes professional hair and makeup, custom art direction, a prep guide, and a same-day ordering session.
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. As well as AfterPay and Klarna.
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?
We want the day to be all about YOU. So we ask friends to come another time, during a day all about them :)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We love answering your questions! You can email us at email@example.com or fill out the form above. We can't wait to hear from you!