Get it While It’s HOT; Cheap Boudoir Sessions in Sioux Falls!

Imagine if you were looking through a Sioux Falls Facebook page and someone had posted this:

“Any recommendations for a cheap gynecologist? Need an annual exam done but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg!”

I don’t know about you, but I rarely feel as vulnerable as when I am sitting in a paper gown on a table with stirrups on it and a plastic speculum waiting. When I’m there, I want to know that despite the fact this isn’t in my comfort zone, I’m going to have the best Dr. I can find and one who will treat me with respect. I want someone who, after all, is said and done, will make me feel like I did the right thing for my body.

Month after month I see these posts from women looking for the “cheapest” boudoir photographer.  I’m always left wondering who these bold women are who are so comfortable getting nearly naked in front of the cheapest photographer they can find. I know they’re not my clients because my clients tell me all the time how one of the things that were holding them back from booking a session was the fear of how the sessions will go.

They wonder:

Will I feel vulnerable?

Will you make me do weird sexy faces?

Will I have to get naked?

What if I hate the photos?

I’ve been doing boudoir since 2006, and I’m not the cheapest because I am really damn good at what I do, and more importantly, I’m really damn good at how I make you FEEL.

“If you have any hesitations about doing a session, put them to rest because she is the best!!! She made me feel like I was the sexiest thing alive and made me feel so beautiful!” ~ Sarah Jane

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Boudoir photography is so much more than putting on some lingerie, arching your back and making pouty faces.

Look, you’re a woman. You get that someone making you feeling sexy is just as much in your MIND as it is with your body. It’s why we can be so totally HOT for the geeky guy who other people wouldn’t look at twice. If that man gets into your mind, he’s got you, body and soul.

Then there’s the other part. I can count on one hand the number of women who were completely comfortable and unabashed in my boudoir sessions, and they were professional models.  Every SINGLE woman who comes in here has hang-ups. About their body, their hair, whatever. Part of my job is to show you that none of that matters, and how the right posing and lighting can make a world of difference.

Shalista did an amazing job and coached me through every little thing! I was in awe at my viewing and couldn't believe how well the shots turned out! If you have been considering a boudoir session, do it! You will feel so empowered and sexy as hell.”~Chelsea Rae

You might feel vulnerable at first. All good things start with getting outside our comfort zones.

No weird faces, I promise.

You won’t have to get naked (unless you want to!)

I’ve never had someone hate their photos, but you can bet if I were the cheapest I wouldn’t care if you hated them as long as I got paid. If you don’t like the results, I’ll make it right because that’s what professionals do.

Are you ready?

*** Not my photo, but you get the point?

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We’d love to talk to you about an amazing boudoir experience!




BIG NEWS!! Now offering Mini-Sessions all year round.

BIG NEWS: MINI SESSIONS YEAR-ROUND!!

For years, I’ve only offering boudoir mini sessions at Christmas, and then occasionally for Valentine’s Day. Those are the big boudoir gift-giving holidays. I occasionally offered a mini session to a bride who didn’t have a big budget. Mini sessions are smaller and more affordable, making it ideal for repeat sessions or someone wanting to dip their toes into the experience. Last November and December, we tested out offering White Sheet Sessions and found those to be very popular! 

So, starting NOW, we are offering mini-sessions every week!! 

Not only are we offering mini sessions, we are offering THREE KINDS! I am so serious and excited about this!  And, I heard you when you wanted a more affordable option. I still want to give my clients the love, time and experience, but give more women a chance to have a session of her very own, or come back to do it all again!

You will have a choice of White Sheets, Lingerie (The Angel) and Nudes

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Each style has its own unique type of lighting, emotion and connection with the camera.

The Angel session has always been an offer, but now it has a new low price! This will be a lingerie only session! You will pick one amazing piece of lingerie and we will shoot you on the bed and one other set. You can expect to have around 40 images from this session to choose from!

The Fine Art Nudes session is all about the body. The focus in these images will be on creating landscapes and artwork. These are great images for desks and wall art. These are not seductive or sexual in any way, but focus on the light and lines created by the body!

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And, of course, the super popular White Sheets is now an option anytime!  These sessions allow you to control how much of your body is seen and are shot entirely on the white sheets. They are simple, seductive and incredibly sexy! We have a lot of clients return to do these White Sheets sessions!

With all of these sessions, hair and makeup is additional, and optional (although recommended). Scheduling is limited to 60 days or less.

I hope you find this a great change and opportunity for more people to come into the studio for sessions! I hope to meet and reach as many women as possible. 

Are you interested in booking a mini session? Check our our MINI SESSION PAGE dedicated to our mini sessions and it will send you over to the online booking.

Hope to see you soon!

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Miss J - I can't wait to do it AGAIN!!!

Note from Shalista - I love and adore all my clients, but it's clients like Miss J that make this job 100% the best thing ever. This is what I live for. So much love to you Miss J!

From Miss J - Shared with permission.

I wanted to send a quick email to let you know that I received my book in the mail yesterday and I cannot begin to tell you how much I love it.  If it was socially acceptable to show it to everyone I know, everyone I meet, every random person.... I think I would!

I also want to thank you for picking me for the in-home session and coming all the way to XXXXX IA for it!  It was an incredible experience, one where my nerves were fried and my anxiety was at an all time high before, but even as my hair and make-up were being done and we were chatting about acting, tattoos, vacations, work, kids... all that normal day to day stuff, those feelings of insecurity were quickly fading. 

I wanted a boudoir session with for so many reasons and every time I thought about scheduling one, every excuse popped up... I want to save a little more money, I want to lose a little more weight, I want my hair a little longer, I wish I'd gotten that Botox... you name it. So when you asked for in-home options, I knew it was time to do it.  And I am so glad I did!  And I can't wait to do it AGAIN!!!  Who knew that pointing your toes, arching your back and trying to act sexy would be such a wonderfully fun challenge where I would end up laughing my way through and wanting to do it more!

Some women do this for their husbands, some for a special occasion, some to remember a moment in time.  I wanted to do it for ME. All I do is put myself down, find things wrong with my body and I know that is not setting a good example for the 13 year old daughter in my life. I want her to see me happy so she knows that no matter what, be confident and strong and love yourself.  Empower yourself and you will always win in life. I wanted to see myself in a different way and not pick out every bump, wrinkle or scar.  My body is decorated with scars of various kinds from years of injury and illness and you know what, they make me beautiful and these pictures showed me that. Finally I see them as decorations.

The best moment in this experience didn't have anything to do with taking the pictures or even picking them out for my album... it was the email you sent after, asking if I wanted to leave the scars or have your editor remove them in my pics. After seeing myself through your lens, it was an immediate, easy answer.  Leave them, they are part of my story.

Thank you again, Shalista.
Just... thank you.

Miss S - It was really good for our marriage.

This was a truly empowering experience for me. I went into it for my husband, knowing he was always asking me for pictures of myself. I wanted some really gorgeous pictures for him that showed him a side of myself he has always said I have, but I never really believed in. After the photo shoot, I was a believer. I can't thank Shalista enough. I feel so much more confident about my body. I still am way too hard on myself, but I take one look at my husband looking at me in a picture, and I really know for certain that is what he has always seen when he looks at me. It was really good for our marriage.

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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 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!