Miss J - the NEW ME.

My first shoot was decided after seeing a friend's pictures, and I loved them and wanted to have the experience.  My second shoot was decided on because I had just hit 6 months of sobriety, and I was thinking of what I wanted to do for a present for myself.  My body had changed a lot in those 6 months, but more importantly my confidence had changed too and I wanted to do a shoot with the "new me.”

It honestly is a life changing experience. Every woman should consider doing this.  I have always struggled with body image, or never feeling enough in that aspect.  My shoots have changed the way I look at myself.  I feel so damn beautiful walking out of your studio, like a queen.  I feel empowered by being able to love pictures of ME. Self love is so important, and my shoots gave me the power to dive into my self love. I won't ever regret my shoot.  It has been a part of my sobriety journey because it was able to give me strength to see myself as ENOUGH and BEAUTIFUL and CAPABLE.  I'm so grateful that I got to do this for myself, and to have Shalista as part of that journey.

STEAMY IN THE SHOWER MINI-SESSIONS

This could be you.

SIOUX FALLS SHOWER BOUDOIR SESSIONS

We have set up a shower in the studio

JUST FOR YOU and we're ready to break it in. 

No wardrobe to buy, no makeup or hair to fuss.
This is simple and incredibly sexy.

SHOWER SESSIONS - MAY 10 & 11

Here's how this special mini-session opportunity works:

You wear one outfit, and pose in the shower with complete direction from me.

-30 minutes session with 5 retouched digital images (images chosen by me)
-With this option you come with hair undone, and whatever makeup you choose, but none is fine too!

YOU WILL GET WET!!!

Sioux falls best boudoir photographer


Only $250!


-30 minutes session with 5 retouched digital images
(images chosen by me)

Digital images will be delivered private password website.

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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!!

I have been following Shalista's page for quite some time and always wanted to do a shoot (because I knew it was going to be fun!). I finally decided I didn't want to be the girl wishing she could, so I did it. 

After I booked my shoot, I was definitely excited but wasn't sure what I got myself into. I prepared for the session by paying close attention to the details in the emails that Shalista sends you prior to your shoot--those were beyond helpful!

Once I arrived for my shoot, I was a little nervous but knew it was going to be an amazing experience. I started getting my hair and make up done right away by Lacey and that made me really comfortable because the she calmed any nerves I had. She made me look and feel gorgeous and Shalista tells you everything you need to do to look flawless--so there is no way one could not love this experience. 

After my shoot, I was really happy that I made the decision to just do it because I felt beautiful in my skin and was able to have an experience that I have never had before. My images were for myself to boost my confidence and to embrace the beauty of being a woman. I was kind of nervous to see my images because I knew I was put outside of my comfort zone but I was beyond ecstatic to see them. I loved every single one of them! I plan to do another shoot in the future and I highly recommend other women to just do it! The photo shoot was everything I expected it to be and more, Shalista and her team made every effort to make me comfortable in my own skin and feel like a queen. 

Miss Anonymous - I sold my wedding ring for something memorable.

Miss Anonymous - 

I sold my wedding ring after much thought & wanted to use that money for something memorable & something just for me. I thought a long time before I decided to book my session.  Finally I decided what more kick add way to show my independence! And to feel good about myself & to look back on as years go by and get that feeling again.  

I went shopping at Bella Vous and the owner was wonderful & helped me find things that I felt sexy & comfortable in. It was the most fun I've ever had shopping!

 

Boudoir with pearls and white shirt - Shalista Photography

I was so nervous the day of the day of the shoot. I was sure i would be Shalista's first failure.  " I'm so sorry sweety,  there is nothing we can do with you".   The makeup artist made me feel very at ease,  like we were friends hanging out. She made me feel beautiful.  

The shoot started a lil slow for me because I'm awkward, but by the end I was wearing nothing but stands of pearls & laughing & felt great.  When I saw the pictures I was BLOWN AWAY.  I couldn't believe that was me. It looked like me but so much more....rawr! I walked out of the studio that day with a confidence I've never had.  I'm a 49 year old mom, which I love. But after that day... I'm hot, I'm sexy & I'm a fun woman. I loved it!!   

Shalista did a phenomenal job & every woman should go do this.  The sassiness and confidence it gives you is so worth it!!! Can't recommend it enough.  

Sioux Falls Boudoir - Vintage floral stylized session with Rachel - Part 1

As a boudoir photographer, I am always focused on my clients needs and how I can best serve them. My studio is a real life storybook for their stories and experiences. Occasionally I like to write a story from my imagination, and I was thrilled to pull together the most amazing team to create a stunning spring floral shoot with our Brand Ambassador Rachel. 

Sioux Falls Sylized Boudoir Photoshoot

It's a creative outlet to put together my own ideas and visions to create something exceptionally beautiful. I enjoyed the freedom of imaging the session, finding vendors and sharing these ideas with the team. How could I create my vision without feeling like it was cheesy or over-done? I found the best partners and we worked together to make something truly special.

Rachel's day began with Lacey Mae Makeup at her salon near Lake Lorraine. Lacey is one of the best make-up artists in the region. Her meticulous attention to detail and skills allow me to put complete faith in her. Rachel looked beyond stunning and Lacey perfectly brought my vision to life.

Vintage floral bathtub boudoir

I had a very specific idea for floral, and Alyssa Walker with Walker Down the Aisle put together the most amazing pieces. She worked hand and hand and asked a lot of questions to ensure I got what I needed. Didn't she do amazing? YES!! Adore, adore, adore!

Vintage tub and candles boudoir

Our original location didn't work out last minute, but I have my studio and it worked out perfect. I had just found this awesome vintage clawfoot tub online and it worked great!  Its a permanent fixture in the studio, so any client can have these type of tub images!

Floral vintage boudoir session

We were also able to use the studio backdrops to create a fashion look.

Sioux Falls Boudoir Photography

We had originally planned to do a milk bath at our original location, but we were able to find a solution and packed up our equipment and made magic happen! Check back for part 2 of our session and the milk bath images!

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 M - Feeling like a badass.

This is something I had always wanted to do for my husband. I've heard about it over and over again and thought how awesome it would be to do! So, when I was stumped on what to get my husband for our anniversary, someone mentioned a boudoir shoot. Immediately, I knew that's what I was going to do! I had debated on waiting to go back to my hometown in Kentucky to have them done, but once I googled "boudoir shoot Sioux falls", I knew I found the lady. The pictures were amazing and all the reviews spoke for themselves. I booked and instantly I was so excited, I couldn't hardly stand it. 

Day of, I was even more excited! I had talked to a few friends who had done this before and their sole piece of advice: relax!! And they couldn't be more spot on! They said your pictures will show tension and you will hate yourself for not relaxing. So, that's what I did. Sidenote: I work in healthcare. Therefore, my modesty is at a 1 on a scale of 0-10. No problems there! The minute I walked in, I felt relaxed and comfortable. Between Shalista and Beka, I had no worries that this was going to be amazing!!! And it was. The whole shoot was just spectacular! It's crazy how some sexy outfits and pictures can make you feel so confident and beautiful and sexy as hell!!! I felt like I could take on the world after that shoot!!! I have never....and I mean never....thought of myself as sexy. My self esteem isn't terrible, but it's probably not the best, either. However, ever since that shoot, I've just seen myself in a different light. I'm more confident!! Shalista does an amazing job at making you feel confident and beautiful....and I feel that's important to women. As a woman, we should always feel that way and if it takes a photo session of half nakedness to make that happen, then so be it!

Shalista, keep rocking this photography thing you got going!!! And keep making us women feel badass:)

  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 had always wanted to do this for my husband. It is something I've seen friends do and had heard about, and then I saw someone post about their experience on Facebook and I knew I wanted to do this for our anniversary.

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

    I googled! What did we ever do before Google! I am from Kentucky and had debated on waiting til I go back home for a visit because I know a girl who does them. But when I looked up reviews for Shalista, they spoke for themselves! Nothing but rave after rave about how amazing the pictures were and how professional and amazing Shalista is. And the pictures....wowza!!!!! I was sold

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

    I was really excited! I work in healthcare, so my modesty is at a 1 on a scale of 0-10. I couldn't wait to get these pictures taken! I had asked for some advice from others who had done it before, and everyone said relax! Pictures will show tension and the more you relax, the better. So...that is what I did.

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

    A-FREAKING-MAZING!!!!!!!!! I cannot even begin to describe how fun, liberating, exciting and self-esteem boosting the whole experience was! You walk out of there feeling so sexy and so self confident...like you could take on the world. It's crazy how a few sexy outfits and some pictures will change your views about yourself. I never looked at myself as sexy...like, ever! But now, even a few weeks after my shoot, I see myself totally different.

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

    Shalista, you rock this whole photography thing!! You made me feel so comfortable and relaxed the whole time. The only thing that would make it perfect is if the pictures were free ;)

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

    What woman doesn't love having her hair and make up done????

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

    Keep it up, lady! Keep making women feel they are badass!!!

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.