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HELLO GORGEOUS!


It's time to rediscover your beauty with a photo session!

We are Central Florida's #1 Women Portrait Studio voted Best Orlando Portrait Photographer.

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HELLO GORGEOUS!


It's time to rediscover your beauty with a photo session!

We are Central Florida's #1 Women Portrait Studio voted Best Orlando Portrait Photographer.

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What We Do


What We Do


We specialize in boudoir photography with the occasional pin-up photography and beauty portrait session. A boudoir is a lady’s private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room. The term derives from the French verb bouder, meaning “to be sulky”. Boudoir photography is the capturing of beautiful and intimate images of women in a similar “boudoir” ambiance. Ladies book a boudoir session because they feel the need to rediscover their beauty and sensuality and feel better about themselves. Brides book a boudoir as a sexy wedding gift. It also makes a unique and often unexpected anniversary, birthday, or Holiday gift to your significant other.

Beauty portraits are sophisticated portraits for the lady who is looking for a beautiful and timeless piece of art they can display everywhere.  Pin-up photography are vintage-style photos similar to those published in the 40's and 50's. They are also called "cheesecake" photos as they are mainly posed and "cheesy" in nature, but they are a ton of fun! Pin-ups doesn't require lingerie for posing. If you love vintage photography and are not interested in a boudoir session, a pin-up session is the perfect style for you.

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Who We Are


"My goal is that every single client that comes through my door feels beautiful and sexy. I also want them to have FUN and to feel pampered in the process." - Mya

Who We Are


"My goal is that every single client that comes through my door feels beautiful and sexy. I also want them to have FUN and to feel pampered in the process." - Mya

MYA

OWNER, PHOTOGRAPHER, HAIR + MAKEUP STYLIST

Hi! My name is Mya and I’m the owner and boudoir photographer at Sexy Beautiful Me (TM).  I’ve been a photographer since 2006 and a boudoir photographer since 2011. I learned about the genre while preparing my class schedule for a photographer’s conference. The boudoir photographers, who later because my mentors, talked about how it felt helping everyday women rediscover their beauty and fall in love with themselves all over again. I decided right there that I wanted to make a difference in other women’s lives too through my photography and pursued my formal education in the subject.

Many ladies book a boudoir session because they want a sexy and unique gift for their partners. However, a boudoir session is a pampering and empowering experience for them as well. When you come in to the studio for your session, I will coach you through your photo shoot experience down to your fingertips. When you leave my studio, I want you to feel gorgeous and confident!

I am also an experienced makeup artist, and I used to style all of my clients for the past few years until Miss Brandi walked into my life.  I still do every once in a while when Brandi is not available. ;-)

BRANDI

HAIR + MAKEUP ARTIST

Brandi is the lady behind many of our client’s pampering makeover. When you book an appointment, you will have the option of adding professional hair styling and makeup application to your session. If you do, Brandi will come into the studio and take care of you before your session, making sure your hair and makeup is camera ready and perfect for your shoot.

Hair and makeup for studio photography is different from every day makeup and it requires a specific set of skills. Brandi has years of experience styling clients for photography, beauty queens, and television work. She is an expert in bringing out the real, beautiful, YOU.

What I love the most about Brandi is not only her flawless work, but her big smile, beautiful personality, and willingness to make every single one of my clients happy with her makeover. I’m sure you’ll love her!

HECTOR

CO-OWNER + PRODUCTION MANAGER

Hector is my husband. Without his help and encouragement I would’ve never gotten into boudoir photography. He isa wedding photographer and the person who makes all my crazy ideas come true. Every time I want to create a set, paint, or anything I can come up with, he is the one who makes it happen.  In fact, every time I say to him that I have a crazy idea, he always responds, “Surprise me!” .

Hector works mostly “behind the scenes”.  Before my client comes in, he makes sure all the shooting areas are clean and ready for them.  He also runs the business side of Sexy Beautiful Me, post-production, and appointment scheduling.  Think of him as “Charlie” from Charlie’s Angels. You know he is part of the company, but most clients never get to see him or meet him in person.

“Mi casa es su casa” and I can’t wait to meet you!

Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone.
— Shannon L. Alder
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Boudoir is for all women


Boudoir is for all women


Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. We ALL deserve to feel and look beautiful. Boudoir photography is for all women who wants the experience. The majority of my clients are full figure women. Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to share photos on my website from most clients, but check out this beautiful curvy women who allowed me toshared their photos and become an inspiration to anyone considering a session!

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Recent Sessions


Note: The ladies on these galleries and my website have given me permission to share their photos and inspire other ladies to get out of the comfort zone and book a session. Thank you ladies!

Recent Sessions


Note: The ladies on these galleries and my website have given me permission to share their photos and inspire other ladies to get out of the comfort zone and book a session. Thank you ladies!

MISS MV

MISS MP

MISS RD

MISS MS

MISS DM

MISS SS

People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing you are the beholder.
— Salma Hayek
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LOCATION


LOCATION


After owning a commercial location for a few years, I decided to arrange a special place in my home in Groveland, Florida for my sessions and my clients love it!  Unlike traditional portraiture, boudoir is intimate and it looks better when it's photographed in a real bedroom.  When I had the commercial space, I was lacking the beautiful natural light I have now and the cozy and contemporary look I like in my photos.  Working from my home provides a safe and cozy location for my clients and it gives me the freedom to revise my shooting space as much as I'd like and come up with new ideas. Groveland is located in Central Florida, next to Clermont, about 45 minutes to an 1 hour from most Orlando areas and about 1.5 hours from Tampa Bay area. We are so honored that the majority of our clients travel more than an hour to see us and some even from out of State. :-)

THE BOUDOIR SUITES

I've arranged two completely different bedroom sets for my clients. The white room has beautiful natural light, which gives your photos a soft and romantic look and feel. The dark room is sultry, sexy, and perfect for artistic nude photos.

THE VINTAGE OUTDOOR TUB

Our vintage tub outdoor tub is also a favorite one with most of our clients.  The soft natural light it's perfect for soft romantic photos.

SITTING AREAS

When you come in for your session, you will find that we have small sitting areas all over our place available for your photos.

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Vintage Pin-Ups


Vintage Pin-Ups


Pin-up photographs are vintage-style photos like the ones commonly published in ads and magazines back in the 40's and 50's.  These photo sessions are FUN! Pin-ups are sexy, while leaving a lot to the imagination. Pin-up photography is a unique American form or art . Special themed sessions are available during specific dates throughout the year.  Make sure to join our VIP group to stay up to date about upcoming sessions and check our our EVENTS page to find out when our next event will take place!

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Beauty + Styled Portraits


Beauty + Styled Portraits


Beauty portraits are timeless and classy portraits of you.  These portraits are perfect for the lady who is not ready for a boudoir session but still want to enjoy from the pampering experience and feel and look beautiful. Styled portraits are fine are portraits with creative wardrobe and style.

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Maternity Portraits


Maternity Portraits


We love to document the beauty of pregnant women.  Our maternity sessions are not the typical maternity session. These sessions are glamorous and sexy.  It's all about the beauty of motherhood. Embracing the changes of your body in preparation for one of the most important moments of your life. Your maternity session may include lingerie, artistic nudes, beauty, and glamour.

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FAQ's


FAQ's


Where in Central Florida are you located?
My studio is located at my home in Groveland, Florida. Groveland is an Orlando suburb, located next to Clermont, about 45 minutes from most of Orlando Metro areas and a little over an hour from Tampa. All the photos you see in my portfolio were taken at my place. Click here to view photos of the areas were your session will take place! (Note: My studio is in my home. I don't schedule "tours" and I do not meet up with clients before their session. Please, respect my privacy and do NOT show up at my place unless you have an appointment scheduled. Thank you.)

How much is a session?
Please scroll down for investment details.

When do I see my photos?
You will see all your photos the same day! After your session is over, you will have the chance to go out and grab some lunch while I download your photos and get them ready for your selection.

I want my photos ready for a specific date. How far out should I book my session?
The turn-around for your final edited digital images is approximately four (4) weeks after you’ve made your selections, approximately six (6) weeks to receive a Little Black Book and approximately eight (8) weeks for albums. It will be higher around peak seasons and Holidays. I strongly suggest that you come in for your session 2-3 months prior any deadlines. If you are doing a payment plan, then please come in at least 4 months before your deadline.

Can I bring or have another person with me?
No, sorry. It is my experience that clients have a little difficulty connecting with me, take longer to relax, and have difficulty during the posing and coaching session when they are paying attention to another person instead of me. Please do not bring companions with you.  They are not allowed to join later either.  The entire process from start to finish is done with the client only.

Is there an age minimum for a session?
Yes. Boudoir clients must at least 21 years old.

Do you photograph nudes?
Yes, I do photograph artistic nudes. You may request one of your looks to be a nude session.

Can I do both pin-up and boudoir on a single session?
No, sorry. Pin-up, boudoir, and beauty sessions require different styling and studio setup. You may only schedule one style at a single appointment.

Do you photograph bachelorette parties or groups?
No, I don’t. I’d much rather take my time with one client at a time.

Would you travel to my location or a local hotel for my shoot?
No, I don’t. I only hold sessions at my place.

Do you photograph plus size women?
Yes, I do! In fact, most of my clients are full figure. Unfortunately for me, I can’t show most of my work on my website’s portfolio.  However, you many ladies will let me share sneaks from their sessions on my private ladies-only Facebook group.  Please join my group to stay up-to-date on last-minute availability, chat with previous costumers, and see more of my work!

Do you photograph men?
No, I don’t photograph men. Women 21 years old and over only.

Do you photograph pregnant women?
Yes, however, keep in mind I do not shoot traditional maternity photos with spouses and children.  I do have a few maternity gowns you are welcome to try and pose with.  Artistic nudes are also beautiful on pregnant ladies. For your safety, I do not photograph pregnant women with a due date four weeks or less away.

I want to keep my photos private. Is this possible?
Absolutely! Your privacy is very important to me.  All the ladies you see on my website gave me permission to share their photos. Unless you give me permission, I will NOT share your photos!

What happens the day of the session?
The day of the session you will come in,  we will go over your outfits and everything you brought, talk for a few minutes about your session, y and go over any questions or concerns you may have before your session. If you book the stylist, you will get to relax while you are getting pampered with camera perfect hair and makeup.  Once you are ready, your guided session will begin. You will be coached through EVERYTHING – posing, expressions, even how to move your hands and feet! It’s my job to make you look fabulous and your job to relax, go with the flow and have FUN.

After your session, we take a 45 minutes break while I download your photos and get them ready for your reveal.  You are welcome to go to a nearby fast-food restaurant, grab something to eat and come back for your reveal. As soon as I get your photos ready, you will sit down with me and choose your photos. After you make your selections, your photos will go into production.

Do you provide wardrobe?
No, I don’t.  You must bring your own wardrobe. However, I do have small selection of sexy heels sizes 7-11 for the gals who normally don’t wear heels and prefer not to make the investment.

WARDROBE IDEAS FOR BOUDOIR:

It’s not about seducing men, it’s about embracing womanhood.
— Dita Von Teese
  • A bra/panty set
  • A bralette/panty set (These are very popular now!)
  • Teddy
  • Bodysuit (my favorite and flattering for all bodies!)
  • Corset/Garter/Stockings
  • Tank top and undies (perfect for casual gals)
  • Sweater/tube socks (perfect for casual gals)
  • Your guy’s work shirt and tie
  • Favorite team’s jersey and matching undies (preferable a female size jersey that is fitted)
  • You may opt for a nude session. You can cover up with sheets or pose inside our outdoor vintage tub.

I don’t like my stomach. What should I wear?
If you don’t want your stomach shown on your photos, wear a teddy, high waist panty, a body-suit, or anything that covers it up.  Skip the bra/panty look and do not wear a bikini or thong (even if it comes with your teddy).  Also, avoid corsets. They tend to ride up and expose your stomach. There are plenty of choices that will NOT show your stomach. Please, do not expect me to pose you hiding your stomach all the time or “fix” anything you don’t like in post-processing.  When you pose with wardrobe you don’t feel comfortable with, it affects the outcome of your photos. In addition, being worried about how you look while I’m trying to pose you takes away the joy from the experience. You can find sexy and affordable teddies and bodysuits that are flattering for most body shapes at many department and clothing stores.

I don’t like the cellulite in my thighs/legs. What should I do?
Purchase these right now (they take a few weeks to arrive) or these if you are plus size and wear them under your wardrobe. Trust me; they make miracles hiding cellulite!

Do you provide props?
With the exception of “bedroom props” (think 50 shades of grey), I am not a fan of props for boudoir as they tend to give your photos an outdated kitschy look.   I do have a few masks and other sexy accessories you can use during your session.

I have no idea how to pose for the camera; can you help?
Absolutely! Don’t worry about posing. That’s my job! From facial expressions to body posture, you will be guided down to your fingertips to look your best regardless of your body type. I wont ask you to “look” at me sexy. Instead, I will show you exactly how to accomplish that!

I don’t think I’m sexy or beautiful. How can you make me look or look beautiful and sexy?
It is normal to feel that way some insecurities about posing in lingerie. I’ve learned from leaders in the industry how to pose and photograph women to look their best.  In addition, you’ll be coached from your head down to your toes, including facial expressions, throughout your session. That being said, the final result it’s up to YOU.  No amount of coaching will work on a woman with extreme confidence issues and who constantly looks for the things they don’t like in their pictures.  When you coming for your session, leave your inhibitions at the door, come in the right frame of mind, and get ready to have FUN and embrace your beautiful body just the way it is!

How do you edit the photos I purchase?
When you purchase digital images, they are edited for color, contrast, composition, I remove small temporary blemishes  like bruises and pimples, I slightly contour some areas when needed, and apply a skin softening filter to give them that finished magazine look. I will NOT change your size or change your natural body shape. Additional editing beyond what’s included, including tattoo removal, skin discoloration, etc. may be possible for an additional $100 per hour creative fee.

Should I tan before my session?
NO, PLEASE DON'T! Tanning tends to look orange and red in photos. Natural skin tones photograph best no matter who pale the skin is. Even out skin tones is NOT included with our standard editing.

Can you photoshop the areas in my body I’d like to change?
No. My philosophy is that every woman is beautiful. I will pose you in the most flattering way possible and slightly enhance your purchased photos as explain above but I will NOT change your body.

Can I bring you a list of poses I want to do during my shoot?
I’d rather you don’t.  To replicate a photo is time consuming. There are many factors that come together to make a photo the way it looks: location, lighting conditions, camera settings, equipment used, the subject’s body, etc.  I already have my own creative flow that will result in beautiful classy images as seen throughout my website.

What days/times do you have available?
Sessions are held Monday - Friday mornings only. I do not schedule weekends, Holidays, or evenings. You can browse through my availability and/or book an appointment here.

 

There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty
— Steve Maraboli
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Investment Details


PRICING UPDATED ON 03/12/17

Investment Details


PRICING UPDATED ON 03/12/17

How much is a session and what does it include?
Your investment is divided into two parts: Session Fee + Photos.  Session fee is $275 (check out our $29 boudoir session fee offer!) and includes a fully-guided one-hour photography session with an experienced female photographer.  Boudoir clients bring and pose with up to three wardrobe changes.  Pin-up and Beauty Portrait clients may bring up to two wardrobe changes (except for themed pin-ups). Stylist and photo products are sold separately. (Groupon costumers: The Groupon ONLY includes the session fee. Stylist and photos are additional.)

Are hair and makeup included with the session fee?
No, they are not.  Hair and makeup are an additional $105 fee payable at the time of your booking. 

What's the cost of the photos/products?
I don't sell prints.  I only sell high-resolution digital images in bundles.  Little Black books and albums can be added to your bundle for the additional cost.

DIGITAL IMAGES ONLY
10 edited images = $350 + tax
20 edited images = $550 + tax
25 edited images = $650 + tax
30 edited images = $750 + tax

MOST POPULAR! DIGITAL IMAGES + LITTLE BLACK BOOKS
10 edited images + 4x6 Little Black Book = $450 + tax
20 edited images + 4x6 Little Black Book = $650 + tax

DIGITAL IMAGES + FLUSH MOUNT ALBUMS
10 edited images + 6X8 Flush Mount Album = $550 + tax
20 edited images + 6X8 Flush Mount Album = $750 + tax
25 edited images + 6X8 Flush Mount Album = $950 + tax
30 edited images + 6X8 Flush Mount Album = $1,150 + tax

IN-HOUSE AND INTEREST-FREE PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE W/$350 MINIMUM PURCHASE.
ONLY $150 DOWN + EASY BI-WEEKLY PAYMENTS FOR 3 MONTHS.

ADD 7% SALES TAX TO ALL THE PRICES LISTED ABOVE
PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ANYTIME WITHOUT NOTICE

When do I see my photos?
You will see all your photos the same day of your session.

How many photos will you take?
On average you can expect to see approximately 75 proofs from your session from a boudoir session and about 30-50 for pin-up and beauty from beauty sessions.

Can I extended the session time to have more proofs to choose from?
I do not schedule sessions longer than an hour. It's my experience that the client (and I) start getting tired getting closer to the hour and any additional time spent will result in less quality photos.

Do you sell unedited photos?
I do not sell singles or bundles of unedited photos. However, you may purchase the entire proof gallery instead of choosing an edited bundle at a discounted price of $650 plus tax.

If I opt for a payment plan, when do I receive my products?
Products are delivered after you've paid your invoice in full.

When do I need to place my order?
All orders must be placed the day of your session.

How long does it take to get my photos ready?
Depending on my workload and the products you purchase. If you have a deadline, I recommend you come in for your session at least two months prior any deadlines.

I want to book a session. What's my next step?
Click here to purchase your Groupon and take advantage of our discounted session fee. After you purchase your Groupon, click here to book your appointment. Appointment dates are available 30 days out. If you have a deadline, we strongly suggest you come in at least two months prior if you are paying in full or three to four months prior if you are doing a payment plant.

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Testimonials


Testimonials


Miss V

I had my first visit with Mya just last week! I wanted to get my fiancé something special and creative for his wedding gift, and I know he will absolutely LOVE this! The morning of my shoot, I woke up feeling so nervous-doing something like this, or even showing my body off is completely out of my comfort zone! The MOMENT I met Mya, her sweet/fun personality completely eased me. She is very easy to talk too, and makes you feel very welcome! She did such a beautiful job on my hair and makeup. I loved the whole process! During the shoot, she helps with posing, facial expressions, ect. Not once did I feel uncomfortable! My pictures are so beautiful, I look at them often in disbelief that it is actually me! I can not wait for my future husband to get his album! Thank you Mya! I will definitely be back.


Miss K

Can I just tell you how easy Mya is to work with first of all!!! I felt like I had no idea what I was doing at the very beginning but she made me feel such at ease and gave the best instructions! I have looked every where for something even close to quality to her photos and nothing comes close! She is one of a kind! I traveled to Orlando from St. PETERSBURG to take advantage of all of her at home studios and they were awesome. She is amazing at what she does, I'll just leave it at that! ♡


Miss S

I booked this service for a gift for my fiance and although I have never been professionally photographed before, Mya made me feel like a model! I was treated to awesome hair and make up, wonderful conversation throughout her expert administration of the beautification and coaching on ways to look at the camera...I could go on and on about skills she taught me... Bottom line, I am a plus sized lady, who never has time for herself and never thought that she would ever look at herself in professional, unedited photos and say, Wow...that's me. That is who I really am, and best of all, right then, you get to see yourself as your partner sees you. Mya has sales all the time and offers amazing deals on this one of a kind experience. You owe it to yourself to do this, especially if you are a bride, but really, if you are anyone!

Read more testimonials on our Facebook Page and on Groupon!

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VIP LOUNGE


Get to know your photographer and join our group!

VIP LOUNGE


Get to know your photographer and join our group!

Booking a session is a nerve-wracking decision. Also, many ladies like to take their time and become familiar with the process before they decide to book a session.  As a photographer, I find it better when my client already knows me well before they come in for their session. If you are considering a session with me, I'd like to know you better. That's why I created a private VIP Lounge. MY VIP lounge, it's a ladies only private Facebook group.

In this group, you can chat with me and other gals as often as you want, ask questions about what to expect, hair, makeup, wardrobe, or any other unrelated subject because the ladies in this group are more than clients; they are my friends!  Because it's a private group, none of your Facebook friends will find out what you read or write in this group. Only members can do that. 

CLICK HERE NOW AND REQUEST TO BECOME A VIP GAL!

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Contact Me


Contact Me


NOTE: I AM CURRENTLY AWAY UNTIL MAY 10TH AND WILL RESPOND TO EMAILS AFTER THEN.

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The fastest way to contact me is via email. Send me an email to Hello@SexyBeautifulMeStudio.com with your questions.