Time and time again it gets said - boudoir photography is so much more than just capturing intimate images. It’s about celebrating who you are and the skin you are in while giving you a confidence boost that will linger long after the camera is put away.
In Indianapolis, things are no different, with all of the city’s boudoir photographers committed to creating empowering experiences. In this article, we’ll highlight 9 of the best and the images that set them apart.
Rachel Moore is the woman behind the camera at Bare Artwork, one of Indianapolis’s leading boudoir photography businesses. She holds a BS in Studio Art with a focus on digital photography from the University of Indianapolis and has had her work published in “Embrace Beauty” magazine and on the People blog. We love the diversity in Rachel’s work, from angel-inspired settings to shoots with a retro pin-up feel, all of which are infused with sultriness.
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Cindy Johnson Boudoir Photography
Cindy Johnson is on a mission to “show every single human that they are beautiful, just as they are.” Rather than focusing her camera on the bodies that are in front of her, she says that what she is really doing is taking photos of their souls. Her studio is based in a historic building in downtown Indianapolis, with big windows that let the natural light stream in. Not only that, she is highly adept in her use of studio lighting if you’re after more of a dramatic aesthetic.
Nine 23 Boudoir
Nine 23 Boudoir is based out of an industrial-chic studio in downtown Indianapolis that is designed to make you feel incredible from start to finish. Ashley Cox is the girl at the helm and has an eye for detail when it comes to her gorgeous sets. When you browse her portfolio, you can’t help but notice the exposed brick walls and vintage furnishings, which give her boudoir shoots an edge. Rachel is assisted by studio manager Ashley, photographer Monette, and stylist Marissa.
For Your Eyes Boudoir Photography
For Your Eyes Boudoir Photography was established by Ben Murray after his wife’s own boudoir experience. Upon discovering how much the shoot and the images meant to her, he decided that he wanted to recreate the experience for others. Over the years, Ben has captured some incredible boudoir shots, although (as the name of his business suggests) many are for his client's eyes only. We love his themed series, particularly the “Stand Tall” series featuring women with amputations.
Jo Thomas is the owner and woman behind the camera at JoJo Photography. She established her business back in 2012 (after taking a minor in photography during her undergraduate degree) and eventually decided to focus her work on photographing and empowering women.
Jo also holds a degree in psychology and spent several years doing social work in foster care. When she’s not shooting in the studio, she is busy working as a beauty consultant and “giving women the confidence to be their authentic self.”
BB Quinn Photography
BB Quinn Photography is Indianapolis’s leading boudoir studio dedicated entirely to black and white portraiture. Owner Bethany Quinn holds a Bachelor of Science from The Art Institute of Indianapolis and is a licensed cosmetologist with The Salon Professional Academy. Her images have a really natural feel to them, with magical light and plenty of dynamic range. She offers dry hair styling and posing advice during her shoots, as well as same-day viewing of your images so you don’t have to wait to see them.
The Delicate Studio
The Delicate Studio is operated by Maggie Zemanek, who previously worked as a fashion blogger before turning her attention to boudoir photography. As a result, her images have that magazine aesthetic so you can feel like you’re a model in a double-page spread. Clients rave about how much confidence they had when they left The Delicate Studio, not to mention gorgeous images that provide a constant reminder of that feeling.
Less is More Boudoir
Based in Bloomington, Indiana, Less is More Boudoir is a light-filled loft studio operated by Livia Villanueva. She says that her shoots are not only about capturing intimate portraits but celebrating you, your life’s journey, and what has brought you there. It’s an opportunity to make a statement about who you are and fully express yourself, with plenty of natural light and themed settings to choose from. We particularly love how creative she gets with mirrors!
Le Secret d’Allure Boudoir
Tiffany is the woman in charge at Le Secret d’Allure Boudoir, an Indianapolis-based studio that believes every woman is unique. She and her team customize all of their shoots to your desires, style preferences, and needs during complimentary consultations. It’s a great opportunity to express any concerns you have about the session, with Tiffany walking you through the process step by step. Her boudoir shoots include complimentary hair and makeup, as well as tips on the most flattering poses.