Miss R - Sioux Falls Bridal Boudoir

I did this boudoir shoot for a wedding gift for my husband-to-be! Excited and nervous are the two words I would use to describe how I was feeling before this shoot. I think those words are pretty accurate feelings for a lot of the girls out there before a photoshoot. But during the session, Shalista changed my emotions to feeling sexy, confident and super comfortable! I cannot tell all you girls enough how amazing this experience was. Shalista tells you exactly what to do and how to do it. She helps you with every arm, hand, hip, butt and foot placement along with exactly how to look and where. 

If you ever had even a slight thought about doing a boudoir shoot, stop thinking and book a session with Shalista now! I am so glad I decided to do it and I haven't stopped telling my girlfriends about it. I am so excited to see my pictures and I am even more excited to show my fiancé on our wedding day. I know he is going to absolutely love them!

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Miss A in Las Vegas - Las Vegas Boudoir - Do something scary!

The last 12 months have been pretty incredible for me professionally. I have been a photographer for 14 years, but feel that in the past year I have grown more as an artist and person than ever before. Boudoir has become a sensation for me, and has changed my outlook on life, my own personal confidence and the way I view other women. I took a trip to New Orleans last year and I was so nervous. I didn't know anyone and I was staying in a house with 9 women I had never met. I almost backed out. Even up to the day I left I thought maybe I shouldn't go. But I went. What does New Orleans have to do with Las Vegas? Well, New Orleans changed me and gave me courage to go to Vegas. I've been to Vegas before, but not like this!

There's a huge wedding and portrait photography convention in Las Vegas every year and in 14 years I have never went. I decided that this was my year to go. A couple people were looking for roommates and one of my new friends from New Orleans invited me to share their room. I registered, bought a plane ticket and went to Las Vegas. Alone!

Over the course of the next five days I met some of the most incredible women. We were strangers who felt like we'd know each other our whole lives. There was just a great connection with us. Maybe this tired mom and wife just really needed a "girls night out" but whatever it was, my soul and heart felt renewed and refreshed.

One of the people I met was Miss A. She's an incredibly kind and beautiful soul and I asked if she would let me photograph her. She'd never had a boudoir session of her own before, and so we made it happen. The camera loves her. It might be the kind, gracious woman inside, but her fiery red hair and funny personality are the entire package. I just love her! We had a great time doing her photos and we have already begun to plan our trip for next year.
 


If you are feeling like you are in a rut, or you need a change, or a friend or just... something, I can't encourage you enough to do something scary. In the last year I had a boudoir shoot of my own (SCARY!), took a plane to New Orleans alone where I didn't know anyone (SCARY!) and then took another plane to Vegas alone (Also Scary!). As scared as I was to step outside these comfort zones, I know now that I needed it. I needed to live a little louder and crazier and find myself a bit. I am incredibly grateful to Aroha and the others I met (You will meet them too!) for an incredible week of photography, friendship and inspiration.

Miss B - Unforgettable holiday gifts.

Like a long tall glass of cool water, Miss B is all legs. Legs for days! We had such a great time in our shoot. She come to me with some pretty edgy ideas and we were able to make those a reality (not shown here, sorry!)

This was an incredible gift for her man and I am positive he was blown away!

Miss E - V is for Vixen

Oh Miss E. 

So kind, sweet, energetic and a great attitude ready to rock this shoot! She's stunning, and how about these images? Rrawrrrr!

MIss Anonymous - Light and Dark Unique Grooms Gift

There is truly nothing more special or intimate than a Bridal Boudoir session.  If you are looking for a gift for your groom that is unique and sure to please, beautiful photos of yourself are just the thing. What partner wouldn't love to receive that from his sexy new bride?

This is a fit that can be enjoyed over and over during your years of marriage. What a treasure for you both to look back on?

This sweet gal brought beautiful outfits and brought her A-game to her photoshoot.

Miss S - Stunning Bridal Boudoir

Miss S put a lot of thought into her session! She picked outfits she knew her fiance would love and we went about a session that was going to be radiant and sexy.

I love that she picked outfits that were sweet and flirty, but ultra sexy. It was very cool to watch her pull the wardrobe and know everything was perfect for her personality and the look she wanted.  I can only imagine her man was through the roof when he saw these!

Check out her gorgeous photos and her review in her words!!


I've always wanted to do a Boudoir photo shoot and I knew the perfect time would be as a wedding gift to my fiance. I was very nervous and self conscious about doing this until I met with Shalista for the first time. She has an amazing attitude & gives you all the confidence you need and more! I couldn't believe how sexy & beautiful I felt during the photoshoot. Shalista makes you feel so comfortable and natural. I was so excited afterward to have this unique gift to give to my husband & let me tell you.. his jaw dropped!!! He was in complete awe and I'm so glad I have my photo book to look back on when I'm not feeling my "sexiest self." I would highly recommend doing this & I would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you so much Shalista!<3

Shalista has an amazing attitude & gives you all the confidence you need and more! I couldn't believe how sexy & beautiful I felt during the photoshoot. Shalista makes you feel so comfortable and natural. I was so excited afterward to have this unique gift to give to my husband & let me tell you.. his jaw dropped!!! He was in complete awe and I'm so glad I have my photo book to look back on when I'm not feeling my "sexiest self." I would highly recommend doing this & I would do it again in a heartbeat.

  1. What made you decide to do a boudoir session?

    I wanted to give something to my fiancé that he would least expect from me for his wedding gift!

  2. What made you decide to hire me as your photographer?

    I have followed your photography pages for awhile and couldn't stop looking at the boudoir shoots. I knew I wanted to be the one in those pictures! And the reviews on your page proved how great of work you do.

  3. How were you feeling before your shoot? Any thoughts going through your head?

    I was very nervous as I knew I was out of my comfort zone but as soon as I got my hair and makeup done and my first outfit on I started to feel more confident and sexy and knew it was going to be a great experience!

  4. How did you feel about having your hair and makeup done?

    I felt like a celebrity. It just added to the great experience in making me feel sexy and confident.

  5. Any other thoughts or suggestions you'd like to tell me about?

    I had a great experience and would easily do it again! It went so well and the results were amazing. I have gotten so many compliments and I will continue to suggest this to my girl friends to do.

Miss D - Gift for her boyfriend and herself

Our shoot with Miss D was nothing short of "Holy SH*T!"

I can direct poses, facial expressing and encourage you the entire time of your shoot, but some people just walk in and the camera makes love to them. Miss D is that girl.  Incredibly sweet and soft spoken, I really didn't know what to expect with her. The moment she stepped in front of the camera, she was smiling, flirting and just *knew* exactly what to do. Makes my job super easy! 

I am grateful for clients like Miss D that some into the studio and completely let it go. It was an incredible shoot and I am sure you will agree! 

Miss R

I loved the atmosphere and the "me time" I received. Getting my hair and makeup done before the shoot made me feel so pampered and the pictures made me feel absolutely beautiful. I haven't received that sort of feeling for a long time, especially with something that I can hold on to for a long time! Shalista made the experience genuine and not awkward or unprofessional. Would do it again in a heartbeat!

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Valentine's Day 2017

Valentine's Day 2017 is almost here. If you are lost on what to get your love this year, how about a gift that is for both of you? The fun thing about a boudoir session is that you both benefit from the experience! My clients consistently tell me that they feel so good after their session. And, the receiver? They are always thrilled!

It's more than just looking beautiful, but seeing your beauty. It's a gift to boost your attitude, self esteem and confidence!

Book your session by January 20th to guarantee Valentine's Delivery! We do have a few dates left, so snag a spot ASAP! 

Miss K - Anniversary Gift

I was a little nervous on my drive to take my photo shoot. Once I got there and got my hair and makeup done. We started to talk and I started to relax more. I thought I looked great When she was all done with my hair and makeup. Starting out in my first outfit I felt a little uncomfortable because I'm not the smallest person but once we got started I started to feel more confident. I loved doing all the pictures and would do it again in a heart beat. I loved all my pictures and it was hard to select which ones to keep.

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Miss Anonymous - 20 year wedding gift to amaze him.

I had contemplated doing a boudoir shoot for a while and finally decided to just DO it! I found a perfect date to do my shoot, my birthday! This was something I wanted to do for myself and of course my hubby. 

I felt very comfortable with Shalista, after reading her reviews and watching her short video clip on Facebook, I knew she was going to be great with me. 

She was not only great with me during the shoot, but the photos were breathtaking and they captured my sexy side very well!

I highly recommend her to anyone considering doing a boudoir shoot. You owe it to yourself to capture a side of you that is so amazing and intimate

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Miss J - An anniversary gift for him and her!

She just wanted to give pretty images to her husband for their anniversary. She ended up with the most stunning collection of images for him, but also for her!

Miss J was stunning and confident and so easy to photograph. Everything about her screamed elegance, strength and beauty. I am sure that the wedding anniversary celebration was unforgettable after she presented this album to her husband.

What an incredible gift to give yourself anytime!
 

Definately do a session for your husbands, but also do it for yourself. You'll do a happy dance and high five yourself afterwards for how awesome you will feel. You are perfectly beautiful RIGHT NOW and today is the perfect time to book your shoot.

Miss Anonymous - She's still got it anniversary gift.

I was a little nervous on my drive to take my photo shoot. Once I got there and got my hair and makeup done. We started to talk and I started to relax more. I thought I looked great When she was all done with my hair and makeup. Starting out in my first outfit I felt a little uncomfortable because I'm not the smallest person but once we got started I started to feel more confident. I loved doing all the pictures and would do it again in a heart beat. I loved all my pictures and it was hard to select which ones to keep.

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Miss A - Sioux Falls Boudoir

She has a fierce and wild spirit that is incredible. Sometimes when a person enters your life, you know they are special. That is Miss A. Everything about her is so kind, energetic and passionate. She was a person I wanted to know!

Miss A wanted to be super sexy for her upcoming wedding... MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

From wardrobe, to attitude, Miss A has it all. I could photograph her for days. Truly a beautiful soul inside and out.

 

Miss Annonymous

  1. What made you decide to do a boudoir session?

    Gift for my husband

  2. What made you decide to hire me as your photographer?

    I loved the images on your site

  3. How were you feeling before your shoot? Any thoughts going through your head?

    Just excited and hoping I could remember everything!

  4. Now that you've had your own photo shoot, how was it?

    Fantastic! Comfortable, fun, relaxing day!

  5. Is there anything I could do that would make this experience completely perfect?

    It was amazing

  6. How did you feel about having your hair and makeup done?

    Great! Loved it. Loved especially how careful she was around my eyes.

My boudoir session was totally comfortable and a ton of fun. It was so nice to have a relaxing day with the focus on me and creating gorgeous photos for my husband! Thanks so much for a wonderful experience!