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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 […]

Crimson and Ivy Studio, York PA, full service photography studio, Boho Chic Mother's Day Photo Shoots

March 11, 2024

Boho Chic Mother’s Day Photo Shoots

January 14, 2024

In the heart of Central Pennsylvania, a unique and empowering experience is taking shape – male boudoir photography. Breaking away from traditional norms, this form of photography is gaining popularity as men embrace the opportunity to celebrate their confidence and redefine societal expectations. In this blog post, we’ll explore the evolving world of male boudoir […]

Birthday photoshoot, Unveiling Confidence - York PA Boudoir Photography

January 13, 2024

Why Every Woman Should Experience a Boudoir Session in York, PA In the heart of Pennsylvania lies a charming city with a unique blend of history and modernity – York. Beyond its picturesque landscapes and historic charm, York is gaining popularity for a special experience that empowers women and celebrates their beauty – the boudoir […]

Black and white images, York PA photographer

November 28, 2023

Too often, people say the last time they had their portraits taken was for their senior photos in high school. Most people have changed a lot since they were 17 or 18, but there are years and decades that remain uncaptured, lost to time. Why are so many of us so reluctant to step in […]

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 […]

York PA boudoir, luxury photo sessions, sexy photos

October 16, 2023

I love what I do, and I love that my clients do too! One thing I love is when my clients talk about their sessions with me. Karen, who has had not one, two, but THREE boudoir sessions with me talks about her experience. It truly makes my little photographer heart skip a beat when […]

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 […]

wax poetic clothing Lancaster Boudoir

July 10, 2023

One of my favorite things about boudoir photography is the way it allows women to truly love their own bodies, often for the first time. We spent most of our lives hearing how we need to lose weight, hide blemishes, avoid wrinkles, and on and on until we feel like we’ll never look how we […]

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