What our clients are saying
All testimonials are posted with permission from the client. I copy them word for word and nothing has been changed.
“Stacey’s photography stands as a gem amongst the others. She has an ease about her that makes feeling comfortable in front of the camera simple. Great work and always a pleasure!”
“I cannot express to women out there how much a boudoir shoot could potentially rock your world! I think that the ability to feel sexy is innate within us all, but sometimes we need an extra confidence booster. For me, that was what my shoot with Stacey provided. I was blown away with by the photos, and literally had to take a minute after I looked at them. I felt beautiful, sensual, and sexy. And, don’t we all deserve to feel that way? A wonderful thing, whether or not they’re for you or someone else special, to feel those things that every woman wants to feel about herself. Stacey’s laid back nature puts you at ease as well, and makes for a fun few hours.”
“15 years ago, my bridal photographer wanted to shoot some boudoir photos of me before my wedding. That shy little 23-year old girl said no thank you. Today, 15 years and two children later, I shot my first boudoir session with Stacey. I was concerned about how to do makeup, so I spent the morning getting made over by Heather. She took so much time and effort to make me, a stay at home mom, look sexy. Stacey and I spent the next couple of hours laughing and posing. My body is not perfect. I had even developed a huge zit that week! But that didn’t matter. We had fun. Stacey photographs you at your comfort level. I wasn’t sure how to pose and she guides you through making recommendations that flatter you and your body. I gave the photos to my husband for our anniversary and he loved them!”
“Beautiful, relaxed, and happy is how Stacey made me feel during my boudoir shoot. With Stacey’s professionalism and easy going personality, she made a very personal shoot feel so comfortable. She has an amazing talent and I can’t wait to have her take pictures again for me!”
“I never properly thanked you for such a fabulous experience with the “Gleesome Threesome” boudoir shoot. Doing the photo session would have been fun all on my own, but being able to have my two best friends doing their shoots at the same time made it one of the BEST afternoons we’ve shared – and in 20+ years of friendship, that includes A LOT of afternoons! Hanging out with you and Lindsay really, truly was like a slumber party/girls day/reunion, and the fact that XXXXXX actually did boudoir shots is a true testament to your skill, grace and ability to put people at ease!
Also, when I originally talked to you in August about scheduling an October shoot, I admit that in the back of my head I had grand ideas of losing weight, hitting the gym and getting toned up – blah, blah, blah. All that crap that makes you realize how much we buy into society’s idiotic view of what a woman should look like. Then two months flew by and I hadn’t done any of that. It briefly crossed my mind to try and reschedule, and then I mentally slapped myself and thought, “No. No, no, no! This is the body you have, and you can do this, and you are GOING to do this.” I was proud of myself for being so adult, but I didn’t realize that what you do would take me from accepting my body to being proud of it. Darling, you made me look GOOD! And more importantly, you helped me feel like I look good. I had fun. I felt sexy. I felt powerful in who I am, as I am – not as I would be if I lost 20 pounds and 15 inches.
So, thank you from the bottom of my stiletto-heeled boots to the tip of my dressy witch’s hat. You are an amazing person who works with amazing people, and you do amazing things for your clients. Anyone who books with you is in for a treat and a totally empowering experience.”
“Stacey is an wonderful photographer and an wonderful person. She made me feel so comfortable and special when she did my pictures…..and the pictures were amazing!!!!! She made me look so beautiful! I can’t wait to do it again!”
“The Whole Person
I first heard of boudoir photography in an advertisement for special Valentine’s Day gifts. The idea stuck with me until May when I started an extreme exercise program and was looking for a “reward” when I finished the program. Others were talking about special purchases but I was looking for an *experience.* And then it hit me – what better way to reward myself (and keep me on track with the program) than by having a boudoir photography session at the end of the 90-day program?!
I could never have dreamed how fantastic my experience would be when I scheduled my session with Stacey! I planned for the shoot. I developed a “theme” for the shoot – I wanted to capture my many facets. I brought photos of make-up and hair that I liked. I shopped for lingerie and other clothes. I scheduled a facial, manicure and pedicure. The planning and pampering for the day was just as much a part of the experience as the shoot itself.
I was pretty comfortable (and very excited) to begin with but Stacey and Lindsey made me feel more than comfortable – they made me feel like a model! I didn’t have to think about how to pose or what to do…Stacey gave me great direction. That not only made me feel like a pro, but it produced great results! These photos make me look incredible!
Perhaps you’re like me. I live a very controlled life. I have expectations to reach, responsibilities to bear and demands to fulfill. But I believe women are more complicated than that. This session was a chance for me to explore all the different sides to who I am. I’m planning to strategically place these photos in my home to remind me of the WHOLE person that I am. I’m professional, I’m vulnerable, I’m sophisticated and I’m sexy. I’m all those things. And I’ll always have the photos to remind me!”
“I cannot thank Stacey enough for how incredible my shoot was! I’m definitely the last type of girl you would expect to do a boudoir shoot—quiet, shy, and self-conscious about my body—but Stacey really has a talent for bringing out your inner rock star! She was great about answering any questions I had before and after the shoot (what to wear, how to display my new photos, etc.), and guided me through every pose on the big day. What stands out to me most about Stacey’s work is that she really tries to make sure that the photos reflect the individual client, and it shows in the final product. I still look like me–curves and all!–just the best version of me. I can honestly say that my photos and shoot did more for my body image and confidence than Cosmo or therapy ever did!
My advice for future clients:
1. R-e-l-a-x! I was happily surprised by how relaxed the shoot was—Stacey, my friend, and Stacey’s amazing MUA Jade were joking and laughing the entire time! You can always start out more covered up and work your way to more revealing poses. Having never done anything remotely like a boudoir shoot before, I was more than a little nervous in the days leading up to the shoot. Looking back, I worried over nothing—my shoot was a blast!
2. Bring a friend! I brought my bridesmaid with me, and it made a big difference. Having a friend come along really relaxed me, and it was great to have a second opinion on what looked good and what looked maybe not-so-good. After seeing my shoot, she’s having her own done!
3. Do something that makes you feel sexy and great about your body before the shoot. (For me, that was searching for all my outfits!) Your confidence will show through in the photos, and it will help you to remember why you’re celebrating your body in the first place!”
“I have to say that out of the past almost 30 years, my photo shoot with Stacey has been one of the most empowering, fun and memorable experience of my life. I cant stop talking about simply boudoir and sharing the website (and my pictures!!) with almost every woman I run into. I got a beautiful book printed to give my fiance on out wedding day, but part of me is tempted to keep it for myself!! (or I guess a better option would be to buy another one….)
Everyone I share this information with has something to say like “I don’t have anyone to do them for” or “someday, when I am 20 pounds lighter”…I laugh and say in return, “I have always said the same things!!” I only used my fiance as an excuse to do these for myself- and after the experience, I will have no hesitation doing them for MYSELF again in the near future!! Stacy also made all my “flaws” disappear. I hate those extra few pounds on my stomach, seriously hate them. When I look at my pictures, its not there! She is such a talented photographer and is able to pose you in such a way that only the things you love about yourself show though! I had so much fun just hanging out with Stacey and her assistant that I was sad then she told me that she had everything she needed. I can not recommend enough doing a shoot like this for other women. Don’t hesitate. Just do it!!!!!!!
If I could tell clients one thing…- Don’t worry. Its ok to be nervous. But enjoy the nerves, because they don’t last long! I had a difficult time changing into my first outfit…but after that, I had no issues at all. Stacey and her assistant made it so comfortable and we had so much fun. I felt like we were just 3 girlfriends laughing and hanging out.
Also, bring a few things that don’t normally sit in your dresser drawers. I brought mostly all stuff that I had, but bought one super fabulous outfit to wear and when I put it on, I felt like a model!! Stretch yourself outside of your box and you wont regret it!”
“In December of last year, I began researching photographers online for a family photo shoot. I literally looked at hundreds of photographers and their blogs and came across Stacey’s photography blog. Her photography was STUNNING and was head and shoulders above the rest I had seen. At this time I also noticed a link to her boudoir photography site. Intrigued, I clicked and was amazed! Here were REAL women like me, all stunningly beautiful in their own way and all looking like they belonged in the pages of a high fashion magazine! They looked confident, secure, sexy, demure. And completely empowered and strong! I knew I HAD to experience this for myself. My heart was pounding as I emailed Stacey and booked the shoot. I was in the middle of a very long and difficult weight loss journey, and wanted to add some spice to my 15 year marriage. When I arrived at the shoot, Stacey and Jade both ran over to give me warm hugs and lots of fun girl talk. I was extremely nervous for exactly 5 minutes, then I was completely won over by Stacey and Jade’s warmth and enthusiasm. After being pampered with champagne and having my makeup applied, I looked in the mirror and was stunned at the woman I saw! Could that really be me? A housewife? A mom? The transformation was amazing! At 5’9″ and 188 lbs at the time, I wasn’t exactly supermodel material. But as I posed and changed outfits and laughed and drank champagne, that is exactly what I felt like. I cannot describe the powerful and transformative experience I had that day except to say it literally changed my life. And the look of love on my husband’s face when he opened the album on Valentine’s Day was one I’ll always remember. Stacey is not only a naturally talented, inspiring, motivating, and caring person, she is now a treasured friend.
This experience opened a door for me, and I was almost too afraid to walk through to what awaited me on the other side because I felt as if I didn’t deserve it. If I could tell future clients one thing, it would be that you DO deserve it. You deserve all the confidence and beauty and empowerment that comes with being a woman. Regardless of your body type, weight, physical and/or emotional scars, you deserve this experience. It will put a little extra sass in your step and a smile on your face to see for yourself what everyone else sees: That YOU are beautiful just as you are!”
“Overall, this was an incredible experience! It started out as a gift for my boyfriend, but it turned out to be amazing for me as well. Every woman should do this, not only for her partner – but also for herself! It makes you feel sexy, beautiful and empowered. Stacey, I have so much admiration for you. You are an extremely talented and hard-working woman! Thank you for reminding me what all women should know about themselves – we are all beautiful! You have a wonderful ability to capture individual style and radiance, and you capture our story and our photos come out just as unique as we are. But in all seriousness, I am so thrilled with my photos, and the whole experience itself. It was all so much fun, and the results are priceless. My advice to future clients would be to HAVE FUN and relax… be a supermodel for the day! Just throw those inhibitions and insecurities you might have out the door! You will be amazed at how comfortable and sexy you will be feeling in no time. Don’t be nervous about your posing, or your body. Stacey has a special gift for capturing your body in the best light and at the best angles. She does not push you to do anything you are not comfortable with, and has great ideas that expand upon what you want. Between her and my awesome MUA Jade, there was lots of conversation and awesome senses of humor that kept the session fun and friendly. Thanks again girls I know I will be doing these again in the future!”
“My photo shoot with Stacey was an unforgettable experience. It allowed me to be sexy in my own skin and show my future husband how much I love him! I would do it all over again! Stacey makes you feel so relaxed during the shoot to where you loosen up and just have fun! If I could tell future clients one thing, it would be to go buy a complete new wardrobe from the very best Victoria Secret’s because not only will it come in handy during the shoot, but also after the wedding!”