Western Pennsylvania's premiere
luxury boudoir photographer
WHAT WOMEN ARE SAYING
I am still on cloud 9 after my boudoir experience with Karen. I am usually a very insecure person, and hate pictures of myself. During the shoot, I never once felt insecure. It was one time I ever truly did something all about me, and it was SO. MUCH. FUN. I left wanting to book again for the next day. Do it for yourself, if no one else. You will not regret it!
I decided to do this shoot as a gift for my husband for our 10 year wedding anniversary. I had some serious body-image issues after having children and was concerned that the photographs would show every imperfection of my body. From the time I contacted Karen, she reassured me that not only will my husband treasure this gift but I would as well. Karen stayed true to her word! I always felt comfortable and her guidance during the shoot ensured fantastic results. I cried tears of joy and found a new sense of self-love and empowerment when Karen revealed my photos.
I saw a post about boudoir and instantly thought those woman are gorgeous, but I could never do that. In that moment I knew I needed to step out of my normal self and so I contacted Karen. Within seconds of talking to her I knew this was a way for me to get over some humps and see myself as a strong, confidence woman. The day was all about me…who knew it could be so fun! After a few poses and shots she looked wide eyed at her camera and smiled so big showed me her camera and said that is you!! I could not believe it. In those moments I felt on top of the world I had never get nor saw myself that way and not just in my body language but in my eyes I felt beautiful.
A transformative boudoir experience that ignites your confidence, captures your essence, and
silences your inner critic.
Repeat after me:
"I can totally pull this off!"
Maybe you landed on my website because you're seeking a gift for your husband or partner. Maybe you landed here because you want to celebrate a milestone. Whatever your reason for being here, I get it - a boudoir photoshoot may seem way outside of your comfort zone. Let me remind you, life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
Let's go on a journey together, you & me. You are pretty enough, strong enough, and you are so capable. But it's important that you believe that too. Self love is a difficult journey, but you can do hard things.
I feel beautiful, have more confidence and am a stronger woman now that I did this.
ABOUT LUXE de FLEUR BOUDOIR
Hi there! I'm Karen Bartos, owner of Luxe de Fleur Boudoir. I'm asked this question all the time. Why Boudoir Photography?
I've been a professional photographer for nearly a decade. Over the years, I watched so many mothers fall head over heels in love with the images of their children, and it hit me--women need to have this moment too. And so I launched Luxe de Fleur Boudoir.
We are raising and impacting the next generation of women. They are watching us and they need to see women that exude self love. Can I get an AMEN?
You deserve to feel this confident, amazing and beautiful every single day.
Meet The Team
PHOTO CREDIT: Marie Sales Photography
Sara Jenkins started at Sephora in 2016 and is a licensed cosmetologist. She has worked numerous jobs in the photography, commercial, and bridal industries. She specializes in glamour and loves accentuating her client’s natural beauty.
Katie Sasinoski is a freelance makeup artist and stylist from Pittsburgh, PA. In 2016, she earned her certification from Make-up Designory in New York City. She is also a licensed esthetician. An expert in skincare, Katie believes the basis of a flawless makeup is skin that is healthy and well cared for. She has spent the last 6 years on film and TV sets designing character and fantasy makeup. Recent credits include Rustin, A League of Their Own, Archive 81, What If? and Sweet Girl. When she isn’t on set, Katie maintains an on-site wedding makeup business.
Katie’s true passion lies in connecting the person to the makeup by bringing out the best of what you already have— she challenges beauty standards that can cause us to second guess ourselves, and sometimes even our value. But Katie believes that beauty is everywhere, and she wants to help you create the best version of you!
PHOTO CREDIT: Kaela Speicher Photography
01. Let's connect
Fill out the contact form to schedule a free consultation.
02. Schedule your session
High five girl! I'll be in touch to help you prepare with a private client guide.
03. Shoot day
Your day is finally here! My professional hair and makeup artist will glam you up like nobody's business and we're off to the races with me showing you exactly how to pose.
04. After Your Shoot
You'll leave on Cloud 9 and grab a cup of coffee while I edit your images. You'll come back the same day to see your awesomeness and order your products.
Love Notes From Our Confident Clients
"I walked in unsure and when I left I felt like I had spent the day with an old friend. Karen makes this process so easy and fun and flattering to any body and any woman." ~ DW
BEFORE & AFTER
If only I had a dollar for every time I've heard,"There's no way that's me!" It is you. It's always been you.
Your Boudoir Photo Album
Choose a beautiful, high end, luxury photo album to store your boudoir images for years to come!
Check out this client's reveal!
BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY FAQs
1. Is boudoir right for me?
Boudoir is perfect for you if you are on a mission to see yourself differently, to talk more kindly to yourself, and to feel more at peace in the skin you are in. Boudoir is for all shapes + sizes, and you don't need to change one thing about yourself to rock this experience.
3. I am so nervous about my body! Do you Photoshop?
Firstly, it's totally normal to be nervous about your photoshoot. This is a totally new experience, and I'd be a bit worried about you if you had no emotions surrounding this giant leap of faith you are taking. That being said, I've got your back! I am an expert in posing your body so that you look and feel your best. While I do use editing software to soften some of the areas that make you self conscious, I also believe that the point of this journey is to call a truce with your body and find ways to love even the areas you wish you could change. So my job is to keep you, you. I promise you will fall in love with your images without a ton of editing.
4. What about hair/makeup?
When you arrive at the studio for your session, hair/makeup will be waiting on you. Camera-ready hair/makeup will make or break your beautiful images, which is why I carefully select my team of professionals.
5. I'm totally lost when it comes to choosing outfits! Helllp!
While is might seem like selecting outfits is an overwhelming experience, I will send you a prep guide upon booking, full of tips and suggestions to choosing the perfect outfits. During your pre-session consultation, we can talk through the options and come up with a plan. Outfits (which aren't limited to lingerie) can range from an oversized sweater, a bodysuit with your fave robe a simple white blouse--when it comes to sexy, the possibilities are endless.
6. Do I have to get naked?
No way! While making the decision to go nude (even implied), is a liberating experience, it is in no way required or expected. Remember, this journey is about you--we will work at your comfort level the entire day.
7. What is the investment for this experience? Do you offer payment plans?
I am happy to chat with you about the investment. Please fill out the contact form and I will go through all of the details with you. I do offer payment plans that make this experience feasible for any woman who truly values it.
8. How long after the session will I see my pictures?
Happy dance: For my PA clients, I offer same-day reveal appointments where we view your images together a few hours after your session. For my NC clients, we do your reveal via Zoom. Typically your appointment takes place 2 weeks after your session with me. During this reveal, we will see all your final, edited images and talk about how you plan to display them. Some clients are drawn to heirloom albums, while others love wall art. I will be there to guide you through the selection/ordering process (which is so much fun!)
9. Will you use my pictures on your website or social media?
You'll never be more ready than you are right now.