We absolutely adore this modest and alluring bridal boudoir photo shoot inspired by the juxtaposition of a modern Paris apartment and vintage Hollywood glam. Amélie Boudoir in Chicago captures this beautiful bride letting out her inner French-girl. We love when brides can celebrate their beauty in a safe and supportive environment.
“Many Chicago brides-to-be want to do a boudoir shoot but are nervous about feeling or looking “exposed”. They don’t care for the more overt boudoir styling of years ago. This French-inspired shoot in my home studio in Bloomingdale marries a sensual but modest approach to boudoir with a sophisticated Parisian touch. I turned my small loft studio into a Parisian apartment and romantic vibes ensued.”
— Maritza Buelvas, Amélie Boudoir
What is Modest Boudoir?
“These women feel an instant connection to my sensually modest boudoir approach. They see themselves in my imagery and feel an immediate sense of comfort in being a little more covered up while also looking sultry. It’s the quintessential Parisienne vibe.
I believe my boudoir approach is very therapeutic. Often women seek out my photography style because they are healing, celebrating, or both. I have a BA and MA in Psychology so I can connect with my clients on a deeper level; making them feel secure, special, gorgeous, and powerful. I help style every client based on her lingerie preferences which can run the gamut from garter belts to opaque stockings to silk pajamas. Ultimately the visuals evoke a flirtatious, effortless vibe.” — Maritza
“My studio embodies the leisure and romance of a Parisian apartment on a rainy day. Moody, sexy, vibrant, and life-giving. The tiny loft space is located in suburban Chicago, inside my home. The studio gets tons of flattering natural light with French music playing in the background and warm fragrant candles in the air.” — Maritza