Miss B - The Ultimate Groom's Gift

Looking for a great wedding idea? Miss B gave a gift he’ll never forget! Remember to book 6-8 weeks before your wedding to make sure you have the great wedding gift ever in your hands on the wedding day!

Brides… when it comes to wedding planning, booking a wedding photographer might be important, but don’t forget that a boudoir shoot will be fun and just for the two of you.

Miss M - Ultimate Groom's Gift

From Miss M ❤️

I had been trying to come up with a unique grooms gift for my fiancé...and this couldn’t have been more perfect! Shalista is so sweet and down to earth! When I arrived she showed me around the studio and introduced me to the ladies that were doing my hair and makeup. They were so sweet as well! They all put you at ease as soon as you arrive. Shalista directs you and coaches you through all of the poses. The main thing I was worried/nervous about was walking around in lingerie and being nude in front of a complete stranger and it was like I was hanging out with a friend I’ve known for 5 years. Shalista makes you feel so amazing and it’s not awkward one bit! She also has a large (and fun!) selection of outfit choices, shoes, and samples of work so you can be sure you'll get exactly what you envisioned! When the shoot was over I was a little sad as I was having so much fun and didn’t want it to come to an end! I went in to the studio to pick out my proofs and had such a hard time narrowing it down! I couldn’t believe that it was ME up there on the screen!

My book came in and it’s been so hard to keep it a secret from him! I absolutely love everything about it! I can't WAIT to give him his gift on the morning of our wedding! He's going to flip! And, I can honestly say if the photos make it up on the wall in the man cave, I would not be embarrassed! This experience started out as a gift for him but what I got was so much more! If you were considering photos at all, you NEED to do it -- and you NEED to go to Shalista! You won't be sorry! XO

Miss T - The hardest secret to keep!

I decided to do a shoot after a friend suggested it. She had done one for her husband's wedding present and I thought it would be a great gift for my future husband :) I was very nervous the last couple days leading up to my shoot. I was worried that I wouldn't like the way I looked in the pictures but I knew Shalista did a great job by looking at her gallery beforehand. When I arrived at the studio Shalista greeted me and showed me around. It was helpful to hear the process of how the shoot would go and what to expect. Once I sat in the chair to get my hair and make up done my nerves were instantly gone! Lacey made me feel very comfortable and excited for my shoot!! 

I showed Shalista the items that I had and asked her opinion on what to wear. She was very helpful with ideas on what would work best and how to still be versatile. Normally I wouldn't feel comfortable walking around in front of someone I just met in any of the outfits that I brought (honestly I don't even like wearing swimming suits ha!), but she makes you feel so comfortable and confident in yourself during the shoot. During the shoot I felt very calm and honestly it was all because of Shalista! She was great with coaching me through the poses which is what I was most nervous about! 

When I went to go see my images and pick out the ones I wanted in my book I was shocked! I didn't expect to see myself and be as happy as I was with the final images. It was so difficult narrowing down the images I wanted for the final book! This experience was so empowering and gave me confidence in myself. It's easy to pick yourself apart and not be happy with certain parts of yourself but this experience can help change that! 

I can honestly say this was the HARDEST secret to keep from my husband!! There were multiple times I almost broke down and gave him his gift early, but I am so happy I waited! I gave him the book the night before the wedding before we said goodnight and his reaction was the absolute best! I would recommend this experience to any of my friends!! I can't wait to do another shoot :) 

Thank you Shalista!!

Miss K - I have never felt or looked sexier! Every woman needs to do a boudoir shoot!

Every woman needs to do a boudoir shoot! I did this as a gift for the man in my life, and it ended up being a gift for myself as well. Boudoir gives a serious boost of confidence and makes you feel empowered. Sure, it’s nerve wracking having to get semi nude in front of a complete stranger and try to pull of suggestive poses. But, Shalista has a way of making you feel comfortable, sexy, and natural.

I was super nervous going to my viewing appointment thinking I would look stupid. I couldn’t not believe it was me when I saw the photos! I have never felt or looked sexier. Now, when I’m having a day where I don’t feel the best about itself, I look at one of my photos and I get a boost of confindence. I’ve been telling all of my friends to go so this for themselves! You won’t regret it! :) 

Miss A - A sexy little secret

I actually chose to do a boudoir shoot after talking to my sister about getting my fiancé a wedding gift and she said she knows people who have done a boudoir, but I shouldn't consider it because I'm a college student that's about to get married and need to save my money. After checking it out I came across Shalista's website and I fell in love! Not just of other women's images, but all the nice reviews customers gave her. They talked about being confident, feeling the sexiest they've ever felt, and overall having an amazing experience and that's what really got me. I'm young, and I very much look it, so feeling sexy isn't something I feel a whole lot of. I sat on it for a long time and wondered if I could swing the money, and finally I knew I had to go through with it because I'd regret it if I didn't. 

I am a very anxious person and I definitely over think EVERYTHING. I was very nervous to do my shoot. It helped that Shalista let me come see the studio ahead of time so I wasn't blindly walking into it. I practiced my faces and poses for several months leading up to the shoot. When my day came I was nervous but not scared. Once I got there I immediately started getting my hair and makeup done. The stylist was very friendly and talkative so that helped me relax a lot. Once she was done and I saw myself in the mirror I felt like a fierce goddess! I was prepared to take my photos. Shalista had me put my first outfit on and then gave me a couple guidelines of things she'd ask me to do during posing. She was very professional and specific when it came to what she wanted me to do so I was very confident that I didn't look weird. The shoot went very smoothly and Shalista gave me very encouraging words throughout the entire session so I knew I wasn't making funny faces (my biggest fear!)

It was an amazing experience. I would recommend it to anyone that is even considering it. I felt so empowered and confident in my skin. Plus having a sexy secret is the best ;). Since the shoot I have viewed my photos and I could not look any better! Shalista did an amazing job. Now I'm just excited for the night of the wedding when I get to see my husband's face once he opens the book! :)

  1. What made you decide to do a boudoir session? Please describe how you came to the decision and what finally made you take the leap!

    I was actually talking to my sister about getting my fiancé a wedding gift and she said she knows people who have done boudoir shoots, but I shouldn't consider it because I'm a college student that's about to get married and need to save my money. Of course, now the idea peaked my interested and I was just going to take a peak at photographers near me. When I saw your page I fell in love with the idea. Not just the images, but all the nice reviews you customers gave you. They talked about being confident, feeling the sexiest they've ever felt, and overall having an amazing experience and that's what really got me. I'm young, and I very much look it, so feeling sexy isn't something I feel a whole lot of. I sat on it for a long time and wondered if I could swing the money, and finally I knew I had to go through with it because I'd regret it if I didn't.

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

    I decided to go with you for a couple reasons. Your professionalism was a big one. Your website, photos, and reviews from customers let me know that you were professional and classy. But mostly, I was pushed towards you because of all the nice reviews. I definitely base a lot of decision making off what other customers say (in regards to anything), and customers did not say one bad thing about you.

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

    I am a very anxious person and I definitely over think EVERYTHING. I was very nervous to do my shoot. It helped that you let me come see the studio ahead of time so I wasn't blindly walking into it. I practiced my faces and posing for several months leading up to the shoot. I was just hoping you'd be very specific and let me know exactly what to do.

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

    It was amazing! So fun. I loved all the specific directions and encouragement I got. So glad I went through with it.

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

    n/a

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

    I don't usually let people do my hair or makeup so it was a different experience. I wasn't too nervous though just because I was able to see the other women who have gotten their hair and makeup done and they looked lovely.

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.