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WELCOME


WELCOME TO BELLA BOUDOIR

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WELCOME


WELCOME TO BELLA BOUDOIR

 

Bella Boudoir of Kansas City creates intimate portraits that reveal the beauty of a woman while maintaining the truth of who she is.

More than just a boudoir portrait session, this is a unique experience that is both liberating and uplifting, an opportunity to rediscover your sensuality.

A true celebration of beauty.

My name is Petra.  As your boudoir photographer it is my goal to capture unique, sexy, flattering portraits for all women that are the perfect blend of the romantic and sensual and the bold and daring – with just a hint of naughty using light to sculpt their bodies and tell a story that invites their admirers to come close.

Sessions are limited and by appointment only. Call the studio for your no-obligation consult today! (816)607-1267

 

"I was nervous about being nude in front of someone I didn't know. I'm modest by nature. Petra made me feel so comfortable. It was like hanging out with a close friend or a sister. All my fears quickly went away after we started taking pictures. Petra is a sweetheart....by the time I left, I felt I'd made a new friend.  Petra is a professional...with a great artistic eye. You will laugh...you'll feel pretty....you'll love your results. I love Bella Boudoir and I WILL go back!"  MJS

"This session was something I wanted to do for my husband, but my biggest fear was that I would be too self-conscious to pull it off.   After meeting Petra and discussing my session in advance I was immediately put at ease. She made me feel confident and put to rest many of my fears. Feeling like a "model" for a day made me feel special. Having the opportunity to have your hair and make-up professionally done gave me immediate self-confidence and eliminated a lot of the pressure woman have when trying to get dressed. Petra directs you in a way that makes you feel beautiful." SP

 
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WHY I SPECIALIZE


WHY I SPECIALIZE

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WHY I SPECIALIZE


WHY I SPECIALIZE

WHY I SPECIALIZE IN BOUDOIR

As a boudoir photographer it is my goal to capture the perfect blend of romantic and sensual, even bold and daring – with just a hint of naughty - for all women. Through posing and light, I sculpt the body and tell a story that invites any admirer to come close.

Six years ago I chose to specialize in the boudoir genre so that I could focus entirely on capturing what makes my heart sing.  

I find beauty in the female form and I have the ability to show women how they look through the eyes of others.  I bring my vision to life through my distinctive style that leaves my clients with a confident swagger after the session. Then, as she sees her finished photos - completely blow her mind and bring her to tears as she sees just how beautiful she really is.

It's amazing!

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THE STUDIO


THE BELLA BOUDOIR STUDIO

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THE STUDIO


THE BELLA BOUDOIR STUDIO

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Bella Boudoir is the only studio in Kansas City dedicated to boudoir and boudoir only.  Located at 1800 Central, Suite 201, in the Crossroads district of beautiful downtown Kansas City.  1,600 square feet filled with glorious natural light, my sets consist of beautiful vintage pieces full of character and charm to add texture and visual interest to your portraits.  Choose from the ever-expanding selection of accessories including vintage hats, furs, hair pieces, gloves and jewelry. 

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THE EXPERIENCE


THE BELLA BOUDOIR EXPERIENCE

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THE EXPERIENCE


THE BELLA BOUDOIR EXPERIENCE

THE BELLA BOUDOIR EXPERIENCE

Each session begins with a brief styling consultation to review your wardrobe, accessories and collaborate with your hair and makeup professional to create the perfect look to compliment your chosen wardrobe.  

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You’ll then  be invited to sip complimentary champagne and share in my secret stash of premium chocolates while your hair and makeup artist prepares you for the camera.

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Most sessions involve between 2-3 hours of shooting which allows plenty of time to unwind and feel comfortable.   While you may be experiencing a blend of excitement and anxiety, please be assured that I will guide you through each pose, capturing you from angles that will best exemplify the beautiful woman you are and yield the intimate and seductive imagery that you will treasure for a lifetime.

Consider this as an opportunity to pamper yourself and express your sensual side.

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GALLERY


GALLERY

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GALLERY


GALLERY

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PRIVACY POLICY


PRIVACY POLICY

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PRIVACY POLICY


PRIVACY POLICY

PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is held in the highest regard as I believe that the portraits we create are private by their very nature.  Please be assured that I will not publish the images captured at your session for marketing or purposes of self-promotion without your written permission.  

Without your written consent, your images will only been seen by those necessary to produce your ordered products.  

Client-Photographer Confidentiality Agreements are available upon your request.

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INVESTMENT


INVESTMENT DETAILS

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INVESTMENT


INVESTMENT DETAILS

INVESTMENT DETAILS

Bella Boudoir provides a luxury service unmatched in its level of care and intimacy and for this reason, sessions are limited.  Our signature session fee is $425 and includes the following:

Services of a licensed professional hair and makeup artist.
Complimentary styling telephone consultation (optional).
Up to three hours of camera time.
Digital image enhancing for your entire gallery of proofs.
Private proofing consultation to discuss your options for display.

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Offering only the finest products available, your options for display include:

Beautifully finished, custom designed albums, starting at $600.
Wall art available in many formats from classic to modern, each ready for display, starting at $400.
Digital Collections start at $800.

No minimum order requirement though most clients choose to spend between $1200 to $2000 to create something memorable for themselves or a loved one.

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BEHIND THE LENS


BEHIND THE LENS AT BELLA BOUDOIR

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BEHIND THE LENS


BEHIND THE LENS AT BELLA BOUDOIR

BEHIND THE LENS AT BELLA BOUDOIR

I simply adore capturing the beauty of brides, moms, professional women, women in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s, women who have big boobs and little boobs, curvy hips or boyish figures, wrinkles, cellulite and baby pooches, tall girls, short girls, girls who are shy and girls who are bold. In other words:   I love to capture the beauty of all women!

My name is Petra, I am a 45 year old mom of three beautiful children and one adorable grandson, my "mister" and I have been together for 12 years and I am a breast cancer survivor.  I am on a mission to give women of all ages, shapes and sizes an amazing way to embrace their sensuality and bare their beauty.  To tell the story of who they are, right now.

I’m a true believer in the power of intimate portraiture. My clients inevitably tell me that their boudoir session gave them new self-confidence, turned up the heat in their relationships, and helped them be more accepting of their bodies. I know this personally because I’ve done four boudoir sessions myself.

I believe …

I believe in following your passions … and taking the necessary risks to follow them even if it means you might fall flat on your ass.

I believe in the Law of Circulation (what you give comes back to you multiplied)

I believe in love. I didn’t used to. It took learning to love myself to truly allow myself to be loved.

I believe that right now is the right time. because if not right now, then when?  Time escapes us all.

I believe that Reese's peanut butter cups are the key to great health and coffee is the nectar of the gods.

Fun facts...

I have three children and a grandson.

I will set down my camera and forget where I've put it at least three times throughout our session.

I was born with the gift of gab and a wickedly dirty sense of humor.  One might even say that I can be a bit silly at times.

I will ask you to put a cock in your hip and say 'banana' in your sexiest voice.

 

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REVIEWS


REAL CLIENTS, REAL REVIEWS

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REVIEWS


REAL CLIENTS, REAL REVIEWS

REAL CLIENTS, REAL REVIEWS

Happy clients are vital to the success of my business.  After each session I follow up with my clients to make sure that they are happy with their experience.

Please note that client privacy is held in the highest regard as I believe that the portraits we create are private by their very nature. Please be assured that images published by Bella Boudoir are done so only with written permission by the client.

Read more reviews here.

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Boudoir FAQ


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Boudoir FAQ


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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WHERE WILL THE SESSION TAKE PLACE?

Bella Boudoir is located at 1800 Central, Suite 201, in the Crossroads district of beautiful downtown Kansas City.  Filled with glorious natural light, my sets consist of beautiful vintage pieces full of character and charm to add texture and visual interest to your portraits. Call the telephone number listed below for a no-obligation tour!

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CAN I BRING A FRIEND TO THE SESSION?

I completely understand how a boudoir shoot can be a very nervous experience. While I do not mind that you bring a friend along we do want to make sure that your session runs as smoothly and flawlessly as possible. I ask that your friend be female only and that she not take any cell phone pictures or videos during the shoot. It is also important to make sure you are completely comfortable in front of the friend you choose to bring.

IS HAIR AND MAKEUP INCLUDED?

Absolutely!  My team of professional, licensed hair and makeup artists will enhance your best features and bring out your natural beauty.

HOW MANY OUTFITS SHOULD I BRING?

For just the perfect amount of variety, I recommend three outfits plus a fourth look using white sheets or nothing at all. Need help choosing your wardrobe? Don't worry, my session guide will provide you with all of my recommendations on styling and preparing for your boudoir session.

HOW LONG DOES THE ACTUAL SESSION TAKE?

Sessions start at 10am and vary in length from client to client. Once my hair and makeup artist is finished working her magic, most sessions include 2-3 hours of camera time.

I'VE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE, WILL YOU HELP ME WITH POSING?

This is my area of expertise.  I will guide you through each pose with both verbal direction and demonstration. Through posing and light, I will capture your best angles and avoid any perceived flaws.

WILL YOU RETOUCH MY PHOTOS?

Advanced beauty retouching is fundamental in creating my signature look. After your session, the best images will be selected for your reveal. Each image chosen will be retouched to reflect your beauty and to minimize the appearance of any blemishes.

Please note that while I do retouch all images that I include within your proofing gallery, it is important to understand the process in which I retouch. I do not do excessive editing such as body resizing or reshaping. Tattoos or tan lines resulting from tanning beds or spray tans will not be removed or retouched. 

WHEN WILL I SEE MY PHOTOS?

Within one week of your session, your proofs will become available to you in a scheduled, private proofing consultation at the studio. Here we will discuss your options and products and samples will be available to assist in your selections. Orders are expected to be made at this time.

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY ORDERED PRODUCT?

Handcrafted albums require approximately 4 weeks for manufacture. Other items such as wall art and digital collections can be ready within one week or your proofing consultation.

WILL MY PHOTOS BE PUBLISHED ONLINE?

Your privacy is held in the highest regard as I believe that the portraits we create are private by their very nature. Please be assured that I will not publish the images captured at your session for marketing or purposes of self-promotion without your written permission. Without consent, your images will only been seen by those necessary to produce your ordered products. Client-Photographer Confidentiality Agreements are available upon your request.

HOW MUCH?

A session with Bella Boudoir is a special occasion, most clients choose to spend between $1600 to $3000 to create something memorable for themselves or a loved one.

I'M READY TO BOOK MY SESSION, WHAT DO I DO NOW?

To book your session you may call the studio at (816)607-1267 or you can book your session online. Please note that the session fee serves as a retainer of service and is required at booking in order to save your session date. You can find my complete list of business policies here.