Spice Up Valentines Day for Mom with a Boudoir Photography Shoot

Invest in your inner goddess this February with these 6 Pittsburgh Boudoir Photographers

By Emily Papa, Macaroni KID South Hills Publisher February 6, 2024

We know the thoughts about booking a boudoir session can be intimidating and let's face it, as a mom we don't have time to do all the research on things that might indulge us. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, Macaroni KID Pittsburgh has connected with some of the best boudoir photographers in Pittsburgh and asked them to answer why THEY believe every mom should have a boudoir session done to show some love for themselves. Let's see what they say and see why you should book yourself a session with a Pittsburgh boudoir photographer in 2024. 

Questions you might want to ask your boudoir photographer before booking your session:

  • What do the session fees include, and what is the retainer fee?
  • Do you offer a pre-session consultation?
  • Will you be provided with a Boudoir Session Planning Guide?
  • Is Professional Hair Styling and/or Professional Makeup Application available/included?
  • How long is the Photo Shoot?
  • How many outfit changes and will you have access to a client wardrobe and/or styling services?
  • What should you expect with photo editing - professionally retouched, skin softening, eye enhancing, body contouring, etc.?
  • will you have same-day viewing of your collection?
  • what types of collection packages are offered? 
  • what is the average investment outside the shoot? BTW no matter what it is, you are investing in YOU mama!

Meet your Pittsburgh Boudoir Photographers:

1. Pittsburgh Luxury Boudoir Photography

934 Western Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15233

(412) 960-1771

Pittsburgh Luxury Boudoir offers a complete, all-in-one luxury boudoir photography experience. Flourish in a day of pampering that is focused on showcasing you and your unique beauty. Pittsburgh Luxury Boudoir caters to the woman who wants to take back her confidence and see her true self shine. When we asked Emma why she believes every mom should have a boudoir session done, she said, "Becoming a mom was what inspired me to get my first session done. I was 3 months postpartum with my son, and I was looking at myself in the mirror, wondering who the stranger was staring back at me. I hardly recognized myself, and my confidence took a SERIOUS hit. My best friend was the one who recommended I try a boudoir shoot. She said it would be exactly what I needed to get out of my slump. I didn't quite believe her, but I figured it was worth a shot. Well, I still look at my pictures to this day - it gave me a piece of myself back I didn't even realize had been missing, and it was seriously the therapy I needed. I knew I wanted to be able to give that feeling to other people, and that's why I started my studio a couple of years later.

Alyssa D., mother of 2 boudoir photo by Maura Chick of Pics By Chicks Photography

2. Maura Chick of Pics By Chicks Photography

As a boudoir photographer in Pittsburgh, Maura likes to have fun during these sessions – music will be playing, and you’ll be laughing, and getting into crazy poses. Maura believes boudoir isn't just a photoshoot; it's a transformative experience, an awakening that every mother deserves! It's a powerful experience that reconnects moms with an often forgotten or hidden part of themselves. In a boudoir session, you release years of shame, guilt, and self-doubt, and discover a path towards confidence, self-love and acceptance, exactly as you are - no changes ever required! Moms, who often carry the weight of self-criticism, deserve an uplifting, encouraging, and supportive experience. A boudoir session is a well-deserved act of self-celebration, fostering a profound connection with your true, beautiful, and remarkable self. Mothers are in a constant state of taking care of someone else's needs, but when was the last time they asked themselves what they need?  Boudoir photography is handled in her studio, with an add-on option for partial outdoors. 

3. JJ Boudoir

953 North Ben Franklin Road, Indiana, PA 15701

JJ Boudoir believes that boudoir photography is a calling to help women rediscover and embrace their radiance and self-love. This 2000+ square foot boudoir studio is located 1 hour east of Pittsburgh and sessions include professional hair and makeup services (including airbrush makeup and lashes), an extensive client closet (sizes ranging from XS-6X, shoes 6-11) 8 fully furnished boudoir sets, and same-day image reveals. One of the best confidence boosters here is JJ's "Happiness Guarantee," which by the way, she's never had to honor. Her Happiness Guarantee is if you don't love your photos, you don't have to buy any! If you want to give JJ Boudoir a try, mention you saw this in MacKID for a $99 shoot retainer.

4. Chelsea Lynn Photography

Murrysville, PA

When I hear the word, boudoir, a certain image comes to mind - dark, steamy, racy. Chelsea Lynn Photography puts a whole new spin on a boudoir session with her industrial edge studio filled with natural light. While the core value of a boudoir session seems to ring true here, the day is dedicated to pampering and empowering yourself, your session will be in WHATEVER makes you feel great, from being cute and cozy in a sweater drinking coffee to turning up the heat with some sexy lingerie, or anything in between.

5. Boudoir with Constance

Washington, PA 15301

Boudoir by Constance is located inside the historic George Washington Hotel in Washington, PA, and is your one-stop shop for a boudoir shoot. Constance will make your experience simple and empowering from the first consultation call, through your wardrobe recommendations (using her garments or your own), to coaching you through your photo shoot.

6. Boudoir by Angela

It's bad bitch o'clock when you book your boudoir session with Angela Senay to celebrate your beauty and curves!

Have you had boudoir photos done? We'd love to hear about your experience with it! You can email us at or submit your comments here