“I swear it’s like the cloud finally lifted.” RKN shares her story of celebrating herself post-divorce.

RKN is a children’s librarian but when you see her steamy boudoir photos you’ll find it hard to believe she has anything in common with that cranky old lady that used to shush you in grade school! “I was a stay at home mom for about ten years before getting back into the working world. …

“I would do it all over again. And coming from someone as insecure with body image as I am that says a lot.”

I think it’s safe to say that most of us struggle from time to time in seeing ourselves as our partner or our loved ones see us; strong, beautiful, sexy, confident, etc. We are, after all, our biggest critics and that’s what our loved ones are there for! To build us up and remind us …

Shattering The Bullshit: How Samantha Overcame Her Fears and Self-Doubt in her Boudoir Session

Though Samantha knew she was worthy of her own boudoir session, her inner voice and the hurtful words of others over the years reverberated in her head all the way up to the day of her session. In fact, they almost kept her from going through with it.  “I dreaded it. I kept trying to …

“I can’t emphasize enough what a healing experience this has been for me to reclaim my body and to see myself as a sensual and beautiful human.”

Arielle has a full life; she works full time, is a full time student, a full time mom of two boys who are the “best humans I could have ever imagined raising” and a full time wife to a deeply supportive husband.  Despite her extremely limited free time, Arielle made it a priority to come …

We Asked Artificial Intelligence What The Most Asked Questions About Boudoir Were. Here’s What We Have To Say.

1- What is boudoir photography? – Short answer; boudoir is just a french word for a woman’s dressing room. The long answer is that boudoir probably isn’t the best word for what we do. We’ve noticed that word sometimes comes with the false pretense that you need to “look sexy” and appeal to very narrow …

A Fateful Mistletoe Kiss, 9 Years, and Lots of Experiences Later, This Couple Celebrated Their Love and Lust With An Intimate Boudoir Session

Though they only just married last summer, Noel and Dan have known each other for more than 25 years, and been together for 9 of those.  “We were both married when we met, and our kids grew up around each other. As years passed, both our marriages ended, but we remained within the same social …

Post Divorce, Single Mom Channeled Her Inner Goddess With An Allebach Boudoir Session

Melissa scheduled her solo boudoir session to celebrate her 45th birthday.  “I wanted to do the photo shoot to celebrate my 45 years. To remind myself where I have been and where I can still go,” she said.  When Melissa went through a divorce several years ago, her self-care fell by the wayside.  “As I …

She Dulled The Negative Voices With An Empowering Allebach Boudoir Session

Alyssa, now 29 years old, is the oldest of four and feels like of her siblings she was the one her parents were the hardest on growing up.  “My mom shoved her disdain for my body size and shape my whole life. I was told no boy would ever love me because I was fat, …

Powerful Boudoir Session Helps Annie Take Ownership of Double Mastectomy

We are so thankful to Annie for entrusting us with her story. Annie came to us for a solo boudoir session two weeks before her scheduled double mastectomy, an operation she bravely decided to undergo in order to treat her breast cancer.  “In roughly two weeks my life is going to change dramatically. I wanted …

“I’m having the best time of my life and I wanted to keep this moment forever.”

Tania’s journey of self-love and acceptance has been a long time coming. The 43-year-old mom of four came to America on her own when she was only 20. Away from family and of her home country, Tania has spent her time ever since building a life and a family of her own, which has included …

“I Am That Beautiful and I Did Deserve This and I Did A Damn Good Job”

Emily has been a fan of Allebach Photography since seven years ago, when the studio captured her and her college sweetheart’s wedding day. “My mom was a guest at a wedding Mike photographed YEARS ago and she told me he was the only one she would consider for my wedding,” she explained.  Fast-forward to today …

“I did this. I make a difference. I am beautiful. I rock 40!”

When asked what made her decide to take the leap of faith and do a solo boudoir session, Courtney says it was the incredible connection she felt with us over her consultation call.  “It wasn’t a sales pitch, it was listening to the struggles, the insecurities, life’s frustrations that I was dealing with, being able …

On a “mission to help people love themselves and be comfortable in their own skin”

Brianna has been trying to get out of her comfort zone and be more open to experiences she says she would normally think she isn’t ‘good enough’ or ‘right’ for.  “I don’t want any regrets of ‘I should have done it thoughts’ when I get older,” she says  A long time amateur model, Brianna has …

“That’s the year I fell in love with myself.”

Recently, Erika and Mike had the honor of photographing one of Allebach’s own, someone many of you will recognize through her work with us at the studio – the lovely Paige! “It seems as if Allebach Photography has always been a part of my life.  Even before joining the Allebach Photography team a few years …

I Am Who I Am – Love It or Leave It

We’re always honored when our clients tell us how beautiful and confident we’ve made them feel, but it breaks our hearts that so many of them tell us that this is the FIRST time they’ve ever felt this way.  “I’ve been overweight literally since birth. I’ve never been able to keep weight off no matter …

Buddha Don’t Know: Anxiety and Uncertainty

This morning in meditation I got to that point where there are “no thoughts.” As soon as that hits I usually think no thoughts and back to thoughts. Nothing. Then Buddha appears in my mind. Wow, I’m thinking, this is some next-level spiritual meditation shit. This is new for my meditation but okay let’s roll …

Cutting Through Life’s Daily Anxieties and Self-Doubt Using RAIN

My anxiety and panic attacks began when I was in college. I don’t know if it was from the pressure of my schoolwork, of graduating without a job, or what, but I began to find it difficult to drive or leave any type of “safe space” without hyperventilating. I spent years gathering up information, trying …