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Here you’ll find posts filled with practical tips for your boudoir session, inspiration from real ladies who rocked their photos, a look behind the scenes, and loads of encouragement from me–your soon-to-be favorite photographer.

You’ve only got one life to live, so why would you spend it dulling your sparkle? It’s my mission to make you see yourself in a whole new light–vibrant, thriving, self-confident, and drop-dead gorgeous.

Throughout our time together, I promise to be your fiercest supporter, your shoulder to lean on, and your biggest fan. Your experience is my top priority, and I know you’re going to love it.

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12 Essential Tips for Preparing for Your Boudoir Photography Session

April 3, 2024

Boudoir photography is a beautiful way to capture your confidence, sensuality, and femininity. Whether it’s for yourself or a special someone, preparing for a boudoir shoot can make all the difference in the outcome. From selecting outfits to mental preparation, here are 12 tips to ensure your boudoir photography session goes as smoothly as possible. […]

Crimson and Ivy Studio, York PA, Central PA boudoir photographer

April 3, 2024

In the heart of York, Pennsylvania, nestled amidst the quaint streets and historic charm, lies a sanctuary dedicated to the celebration of femininity and empowerment. Welcome to Crimson and Ivy Studio, where every woman is invited to embrace her natural beauty, bask in her confidence, and capture her essence in timeless imagery. As the founder […]

January 19, 2024

A Journey into Sensuality Welcome to Crimson and Ivy Studio, where every photograph is a celebration of sensuality, confidence, and the unique beauty that resides within each individual. Nestled in the vibrant city of York, PA, our boudoir photography studio is not just a space; it’s an immersive experience. Join us on a journey where […]

December 9, 2023

What do you think of when you hear the words boudoir photography? Maybe you think of sexy women in lingerie, strutting their stuff for the camera. Or maybe you think of models with the “perfect” figure, makeup, and hair. Maybe you think I could never do that or I wish that were me. But boudoir […]

Red satin sheet boudoir, sexy photos, the creative shutter photographer

October 17, 2023

What do you think of when you hear the words boudoir photography? Maybe you think of sexy women in lingerie, strutting their stuff for the camera. Or maybe you think of models with the “perfect” figure, makeup, and hair. Maybe you think I could never do that or I wish that were me. But boudoir […]

The Creative Shutter York PA

October 11, 2023

When I client books me for their session I do a little dance. But when a client books me for not just one, two, but THREE sessions I do back flips! Boudoir Photography is empowering, positive, motivating, and all around FUN way of expressing yourself. So when Ms. C booked me for her third session […]

York PA Boudoir Photographer

October 6, 2023

It’s been a full month in the new house. Not a new state, but new area for sure! Last weekend I moved out of my NJ studio and dissolved my NJ business. If that didn’t hit my gut super hard I don’t know what did. After building my NJ brand for more than FOUR years […]

Boudoir photography, Philadelphia PA, York PA boudoir, busting excuses

July 28, 2023

Why you deserve a boudoir experience As women when we are nervous or scared, we make excuses. Excuses not to love ourselves, and even to not take care of ourselves. Sometimes for us it can be more important to spend time with our loved ones. We also like to use excuses such as “I want […]

Mirror boudoir, The Creative SHutter boudoir, Central PA boudoir, York PA

July 18, 2023

Boudoir photography is about you. It’s about loving yourself and feeling empowered in your beauty and femininity. No matter what you may think when you look in the mirror, you are strong, sexy, and unique, and your beauty deserves to be celebrated. Still nervous about getting in front of the camera? Here’s why you should […]

Body suit Boudoir, York PA boudoir, Crimson and Ivy Studio

July 12, 2023

When it comes to boudoir photography, wardrobe is everything. What you wear allows you to show your own personal style and accentuate your favorite parts of your body, but choosing your outfits can be a little overwhelming. Fortunately, we’ve compiled some suggestions for possible outfits to bring to your session to help you feel sexy […]

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