Boudoir Sessions

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Boudoir Sessions

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What an AMAZING experience. I decided to have Shelly take Boudoir photos of me for my fiancé as a Wedding gift. Being a fuller sized woman I was a bit nervous about how my photos would look and about getting in front of some one with hardly anything on. The first thing I have to say is Shelly is extremely professional and immediately made me feel completely comfortable. She had me feeling like a supermodel in no time. When it came time to see the photos and make my choices it was so hard to choose.They were all breathtaking! Just the way she positioned me and certain props, she was able to camouflage all the areas I was so concerned about. When I gave my Husband the photos on our Honeymoon, he was floored. I said "Can you believe she made me look so sexy and beautiful?" He said "Honey that is how you look through my eyes." Thank you so much Shelly for letting me see what my Husband sees in me.
-Tammy Brooks

Never in a million years did I think I would ever have the courage, self-esteem, or confidence to do something like this. Like a lot of people it seems, I was originally interested in getting boudoir photos as a gift for my boyfriend but very quickly I learned that this was a gift for myself. I have NEVER been a fan of being in front of the camera. In fact, I go quite the distance to avoid pictures all together! Shelly was incredibly professional, motivating, and warm throughout this entire experience. I've never felt this feminine or sexy before and I've never had so much fun looking at myself. Shelly has a gift for bringing out and highlighting others' beauty in a respectful, elegant and classy way. What a wonderfully unique way to help empower women and find confidence within oneself. Thank you for this gift Shelly, you have a new fan!

-Janine Marie


I chose Shelly Rose Photography because her experience and expertise. Quality photos are something I've been wanting to invest in, so I can cherish them forever. The studio was amazing, giving lots of options for props and poses. She did an wonderful job. My hair, makeup and even a glass of wine were included. I was walked through the whole thing and felt beautiful and comfortable. My photos are timeless and I'm very happy I chose Shelly Rose.

-Kendra Swails

This was my first ever boudoir session, and I originally was going to do it for someone and then ended up just doing it for myself. I was so nervous the entire drive there, but as soon as I entered Shelly's studio she put me right at ease. It was so uplifting and make me feel beautiful and sexy. When I went and reviewed my pictures, I was in shock, I couldn't believe it was me I was looking at!!! I recommend this for anyone to do! It's not a cheap thing to do, but it's a one time deal and you will have these pictures to look back on for a long time and remind yourself how beautiful you are!

-Amy Williams

I went to Shelly for a boudoir shoot. I was doing it as a birthday gift for my husband, but also, I had recently finished treatment for breast cancer. I wanted to do something to reclaim and embrace my body after 10 months of physically altering treatment, including chemo and a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. Shelly was super sweet and really knows what she's doing. She goes over everything in detail with you to make sure you are getting what you want and her pictures look so amazing and professional. Also, she does a calendar to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, which is pretty awesome!

-Marisa Paraschak

This was my first boudoir shoot and it definitely won't be my last thanks to Shelly and her team! I felt very comfortable and welcomed right from the start. After the hair and makeup was complete, I felt like a model and I was ready to show off my body with my new found confidence! Thank you Shelly! My fiancé will absolutely love the gift! Advice: Ladies, purchase a picture for yourself as well, love yourself! 

-Christina Elizabeth

Shelly and her team are absolutely amazing! I was so nervous and considered backing out at the last second. I'm so glad I didn't. Shelly's staff was so kind from the moment I walked in! I was so afraid of not knowing what to do and that I would look ridiculous in my pictures. Shelly did an amazing job with my hair and make up and coached me through the entire shoot! I felt confident , beautiful, sexy... and had so much fun! What started as a gift for my future husband, turned out to be a gift for me.
Thank you!

-Karen Crowley

My boyfriend is very difficult to buy for or surprise during the holiday season. I saw that one of my friends had her boudoir photos done and it got me thinking. My boyfriend would never be able to guess this gift, so I called and made the appointment immediately! This experience was truly amazing! As a woman who put on a few extra pounds and is extremely self critical, this experience allowed me to be free of all the chatter and negativity in my head. Shelly made me feel so comfortable and BEAUTIFUL! I did the Supermodel Session and totally felt like a supermodel! From the makeup to the hair, to selecting the perfect outfits, shoes and accessories, Shelly knew exactly what would look best in front of the camera, on my body and against my skin tone. She showed me each pose and walked me through everything! It was a blast! I viewed my photos today and was thrilled with the outcome! I am very much looking forward to Christmas morning as my boyfriend opens this special gift! I highly recommend Shelly Rose Photography as it was so invigorating and a great confidence booster! I think everybody should do it once in their lifetime! Thank you Shelly!

-Theresa Bouchard

I’ve worked with Shelly for years and am always so happy with what she does. She has done boudoir/fitness photos for me multiple times and also has done my daughters photos as she’s grown. The photos are always amazing and the atmosphere at her studio is great! She makes you so comfortable and makes the whole experience fun. I would highly recommend Shelly Rose Photography to anybody looking for a great experience and amazing quality photos!

-Morgan Royle

Couldn't have asked for a more positive experience! The shoot was a blast and Shelly makes you feel so comfortable. I was so nervous to see my photos but the hardest part was choosing my favorites, I loved them all!!! Would recommend this to anyone, married, engaged or single. We all deserve to feel glamorous from time to time.

-Jessica Swindlehurst

 ABOUT ME

Meet Shelly

      For the past 29 years Shelly Rose has been thriving in the fabulous boudoir business. Shelly's powers make woman feel like a supermodel and they gain confidence though out their fun boudoir experience. Beautiful, sexy and classy boudoir photos of you all dolled up and looking hot is the most unique and out of the box gift that you can give your loved one and even yourself!

fun facts >

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I LOVE MY FIRST CUP OF GREEN TEA
I LOVE WALKING ON THE BEACH
I LOVE TO SHOP
I LOVE HIGH HEELS
I LOVE FALSE EYELASHES
I LOVE TO DRESS UP
I LOVE TO TRAVEL
I LOVE DINNERS WITH MY BFF'S
I LOVE RED WINE
I LOVE MY SIAMESE CAT CHANEL
I LOVE ALL THINGS BLING
I LOVE BURLESQUE
I LOVE MARILYN MONROE, AUDREY HEPBURN & DITA VON TEESE
I LOVE ALL BEAUTY PRODUCTS
I LOVE TO TRY ANYTHING ONCE

MOST OF ALL, I LOVE TO MAKE PEOPLE FEEL SPECIAL AND BEAUTIFUL.

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A FEW FUN THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SHELLY.

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Portfolio

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boudoir gallery

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A girl should be two things
Classy & Fabulous
-Coco Chanel

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bridal boudoir

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A girl should be two things
Classy & Fabulous
-Coco Chanel

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between the sheets boudoir

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A girl should be two things
Classy & Fabulous
-Coco Chanel

A girl should be two things
Classy & Fabulous
-Coco Chanel

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bubble bath boudoir

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A girl should be two things
Classy & Fabulous
-Coco Chanel

A girl should be two things
Classy & Fabulous
-Coco Chanel

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couples boudoir

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Can I borrow a kiss?
I promise I'll give it back.

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pin up

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A girl should be two things
Classy & Fabulous
-Coco Chanel

A girl should be two things
Classy & Fabulous
-Coco Chanel

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Bringing curvy back!

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A girl should be two things
Classy & Fabulous
-Coco Chanel

A girl should be two things
Classy & Fabulous
-Coco Chanel

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Pregnancy Boudoir

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A girl should be two things
Classy & Fabulous
-Coco Chanel

A girl should be two things
Classy & Fabulous
-Coco Chanel

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Fine Art Nude Boudoir

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A girl should be two things
Classy & Fabulous
-Coco Chanel

A girl should be two things
Classy & Fabulous
-Coco Chanel

Sessions

For quotes on album and folio pricing, please call us at the studio.
207-885-5990.

Prices subject to change at anytime

Boudoir Session Pricing

•2 HOUR session

•1 OUTFIT CHANGE each

•PROFESSIONAL HAIR & MAKE UP for her

•$50 PRODUCT CREDIT

Couples

$350

•1.5 HOUR session

•1 OUTFIT CHANGE

•PROFESSIONAL HAIR & MAKE UP

•$50 PRODUCT CREDIT

Between
the Sheets

$250

Our most popular session!

•2 HOUR Session

•1 OUTFIT CHANGE

•PROFESSIONAL HAIR & MAKE UP

•$50 PRODUCT CREDIT

Bubble Bath

$350

•1.5 hour Session

•2 OUTFIT CHANGES

•Professional Hair & Make Up

•$50 Product credit

Supermodel

$250

•2 HOUR session

•3 OUTFIT CHANGES

•PROFESSIONAL HAIR & MAKE UP

•$100 PRODUCT CREDIT

Supermodel Deluxe

$500

Price Includes:

Price Includes:

Price Includes:

Price Includes:

Price Includes:

•1 HOUR session

•1 OUTFIT CHANGE

•PROFESSIONAL MAKE UP
(no hair)

Basic

$160

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Q&A

Q: What is Boudoir Photography?
A: Boudoir photography allows you to live out your dreams; it's a chance to become that pin-up-girl! Boudoir means bedroom in French. It's intimate, flirty, sensual and romantic portraiture. The photos are tasteful images that hint at sexiness. Every person has their own idea of what sexy is as well as what they are comfortable with. These sessions are cute, fun, sexy, flirty and even a bit sensual all the while maintaining your comfort level. They are often done as gifts for a groom before or after the wedding, or as an anniversary, Christmas, Valentines day or birthday present for the one you love.

Q: What if I'm very shy or worried about my body shape?
A: People come in all different shapes and sizes; tall, short, large and small. No one can say that one is better than the other. Shelly has been shooting boudoir for over 28 years so you can relax knowing that you are in the best of hands! To help set aside any worries, you can properly plan the right outfits for your body type. The proper lingerie can help hide areas that might have you feeling insecure. Also, a lot of your concerning areas will be eliminated with the proper posing, which Shelly will guide you through every step of the way. Having confidence and believing in yourself is what makes fantastic pictures. At our studio, you are ALWAYS a perfect 10! The boudoir sessions are all about having fun, getting glammed up, dressed up and letting your hair down and forgetting about little insecurities. Treat yourself to new lingerie and beauty treatments before the session. It is a definite excitement and confidence booster in and of itself. We want to celebrate who you are right now!

Q: What should I expect for my session?
A: Expect to have fun! You'll have a bit of time to get comfortable, have a glass of wine, get some idea of what you are looking for with your photos, look at your wardrobe, and get a general plan for your shoot. We don't expect ladies to immediately jump into a outfit when they walk in the door. Shelly is a fun and fabulous female photographer who seriously loves what she does and it shows in her attitude working with clients! We are dedicated to making every client look her best in a safe, comfortable, and fun atmosphere! Most of our clients are nervous when first thinking about boudoir photography, but as you get to the studio for your session you'll relax, have fun, and really create beautiful images.

Q: What type of clothes should I bring?
A: For your Boudoir session, you’ll need to bring your own personal lingerie and any props to personalize your session. Bra & panty sets and corsets are the items we suggest, along with sexy heels to match your outfits. You can bring in a silk robe, a fur coat, or a cardigan to shoot with. You want each outfit to fit you comfortably, too tight of an outfit creates unwanted bulges and too big of an outfit leaves sags/gaps between you and your outfit.  We suggest checking out Victoria's Secret in the Maine Mall, along with Torrid and Forever 21 for lingerie sets. Also, we've recently partnered with two new lingerie shops in the Old Port; Aristelle and Midnight Boutique. If you live in the Augusta area, check out Lace & Leather in Chelsea. If you are planning on ordering an outfit online, please be sure to do so several weeks ahead of time to plan for shipping times. We suggest Fredericks.com, AgentProvocateur.com and HipsandCurves.com. For props, you can bring in items that are personal to you and your significant other, such as sports jerseys for their favorite team, a personal work uniform for their profession, or any items related to hobbies they may have. The props will help to personalize the session for you and your significant other. Check out our Pinterest link for great ideas on outfit styles and additional props! Make sure to remove all stickers from your shoes and remove all tags from your outfits.

Q: How should I wear my hair and makeup to the session?
A: If you are having the basic boudoir session, come with your hair all done at your favorite salon (we recommend Coco Cheveux in South Portland 207-899-4520) and a clean face so your makeup can be applied. All other sessions, come in with day old hair (aka don't wash it the day of your session, this allows your hair to not be frizzy and overly dry). Also, make sure you hair is not wet at all and has no product in it and there are no ponytail marks. We will use hot rollers to loosely curl your hair (do NOT use a flat iron on your hair before you come to the studio unless you want straight hair for your session). Your makeup will then be applied to your clean face.

Q: What NOT to do before your session
A: Do NOT spray tan before your session, it looks fake and orange in photos. Absolutely no chipped nail polish, you will see them in your images and this will be a distraction from your beautiful self! Treat yourself to a mani/pedi in french tip, neutral tones or a color to match your outfit.

Q: What if I don't want everyone seeing these photos? Will they be posted online?
A: Absolutely not. Boudoir photo sessions are only proofed by projection here in the studio and are never posted online for proofing. Also, images will never be used for our portfolio (web or print) unless your specific permission is given. All clients featured in the web gallery have given written permission that their images can be posted.

Beauty without expression is boring.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before & After

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Thank you so much for your interest in booking a session with Shelly Rose Photography! Please fill out the contact form below and we will be in touch with you shortly. Give us a call and we would love to talk with you about your shoot and help you figure out which package will be best for you!

GIVE US A CALL.
207.885.5990