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  • Welcome to Champaign Boudoir!

    My name is Holly, and I love making beautiful photographs! I especially love taking photographs of people and making them feel beautiful. Boudoir sessions are great women of any shape, size, or age. Let loose and show off your feminine and sexy side! It's my goal to make you feel comfortable & at ease in front of my camera. I can help you plan your session -- your outfits, hair & makeup, props & furniture and even your facial expressions. I take the utmost care to protect your images and your identity and do not typically show the faces of my clients online unless through a password-protected gallery.

    I'd love to sit down and chat with you about photographing your boudoir session, your hesitations, and your expectations. I love what I do and I hope that shows!

    Contact me today at the link above to get started!

Boutique luxury boudoir hotel session | Wedding day gift idea

This gorgeous bride-to-be was a stunner in every outfit she pulled out of her bag! She chose some great textures and colors for her session, that transferred very well into the little black book included in her boutique boudoir package. Her groom will receive a 6×6″ silk cover black book on their wedding day, and I’m sure he’s going to love it!

black lingerie full slip dress
neon red babydoll style lingerie
white one-piece lingerie onesie boudoir
white sheet session with wedding veil

Illinois boudoir photographer | Mini sessions in hotel setting

I’ve cut back a bit on the number of hotel boudoir mini sessions I’m doing throughout the year, and trying to disperse them during the times of the year that most people ask — right before Valentine’s Day, right before wedding season, and right before Christmas! It seemed to have paid off as I had a full slate of beautiful women signed up for my May mini sessions, and they brought their “A” games!

We had everything from Cubs jerseys to comic book underwear to hot heels to lacy and racy robes to the super sexy bra and panties sets. As always, Brittany did a fabulous job on everyone’s makeup, tailoring it to their specific wants and needs. I can’t wait to see what the November mini sessions this year bring!!

Cubs jersey and leather jacket boudoir
wedding veil boudoir with white lingerie
superhero panties green lantern comic book
sassy heels and off-shoulder sexy sweater
boudoir photo with nursing profession
wedding veil with Batman garter
Cubs jersey boudoir with engagement ring
red lace lingerie set boudoir
red lace boudoir with pearls
neon pink panty and bra set for boudoir
black lacy panty set with black silk robe boudoir
black high heels with lace panties set
dog tags images with peek-a-boo bra boudoir

Central Illinois boudoir photographer | lingerie session

Oh my goodness… these two clients were OUTSTANDING! They both had awesome ideas that we incorporated into their sessions at a local Champaign hotel. First, miss D brought her handgun because she thought her guy would think it was uber-sexy (she’s licensed!). She also had this amazing “You’re on my to-do list” tank from Victoria’s Secret that I later went out and bought for myself — ha! Then, miss S was a little bit nervous when she showed up to her session, but she settled in great and did an awesome job posing for me. I loved her addition of cowboy boots and a cowboy hat to her session. Great job, ladies!!

boudoir session with handgun and black leather and laceVictoria's Secret to-do list tankboudoir cowboy hat ideasCardinals sports jersey boudoir ideas

Private bedroom sessions | Champaign boudoir photographer

I’m so behind on blogging for my boudoir sessions! Sorry I have been neglecting this blog! I have tossed around the idea of making a private Facebook group for ladies only so that I can show more images there (and potentially even with faces!!). I will still post here to get the good blogging mojo, but I’d love the chance to be able to show off more images privately, especially since my makeup artists do such a beautiful job making my clients look their absolute best. Today is kind of a throwback, since these photos were taken LAST YEAR, but I loved some of the outfits this lovely lady chose, especially her plaid lingerie set that is a nod to the “school uniform” look and makes me think of early Britney Spears!! :)

sexy legs with wedge heels
show off those legs with lingerie
schoolgirl boudoir look with plaid lingerie
booty shot with red plaid and black lace
cleavage photo with coffee cup

Champaign Boudoir Mini Sessions with Professional Makeup

May brought another amazing set of ladies to participate in my hotel mini boudoir sessions. I had a record EIGHT clients in 7 days, which is crazy! Three of them did full sessions and five were mini sessions at two different hotels. I love all the different approaches to the session I found with each of these clients — two of them were surprising their boyfriends who are both away in the military, a couple are presenting little black books to their fiances as their wedding-day gifts, one has been working double-time in the gym, one wanted to tell a story with her outfits and their order, and the others were doing it just for fun, but had a very clear vision of what they wanted their final images to look like. I love all the thought, planning, outfit-buying, and mental preparation that these women have been putting into their sessions! It makes my job just that much better, so thank you, ladies!!

Book your own mini session HERE! Or contact Holly to inquire about a full-session!

hot pink black teddy boudoirmagenta pink off-shoulder teddywedding jewelry for boudoirBride panties with wedding heelswhite veil with tights for wedding boduoirlight pink black polka dogs teddyblack wrap dress for boudoirneon orange bra and three-string binkini bottomgray camisole teddy nude heelswhite black lace bra setorange high heels boudoirnude black lace corsetblack lace tightsDress white military hatblack lace corset with dog tagsring closeup black lace lingerie