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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

 
 
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GALLERY


GALLERY

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GALLERY


GALLERY

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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

My name is Petra. 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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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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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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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 capture.
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 $800.
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 $1500 to $2000.

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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 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 44 year old mom of three beautiful children and one adorable grandson, my "mister" and I have been together for 11 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.

Here are some more recent reviews -

From MJS

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!"

From SP

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.

I have already recommended Bella Boudoir to several my friends, because I want them to feel special and experience feeling beautiful for a day!

From SH

I was nervous about not appearing sexy enough.  I wanted this experience to push me out of my comfort zone, but not too much.

Petra made me feel so comfortable.  I really just enjoyed working with her, laughing, trying new things.  When I saw the proofs, I was just blown away with what she had done.

If you would like to capture yourself as you are now to look back on, Petra will capture you in natural light, and make everything so sexy, natural and effortless.  I'm so glad I did it, so is my husband, and you will be too.  Enjoy the experience.

From JWR

My biggest fear is that I would not like how I looked in the pictures.  I rarely like photos of myself and I didn't want to spend a lot of time and effort on pictures that I would not enjoy.  The opposite happened instead.  I was amazed at how beautiful I looked.  I love my pictures and I am proud to show them.

The photo shoot was an incredible experience.  I was very relaxed and even though my hair and makeup were much more glamourous than I ever wear I had a great time during the shoot.  I felt like I was talking to a close friend the whole time.

I have recommended Bella to a number of people. This experience enabled me to see myself in a whole new light.  I felt very empowered and confident afterward. This was especially important because I had recently gone through a divorce and needed to get back in touch with my feminine side.

From LKE

Biggest fear: privacy and feeling comfortable while being photographed. Did it come true?- NO! Given Petra's professionalism, and time used to explain how privacy issues are addressed, we were not  concerned moving forward with our session. And as far as comfort during the shoot.... Once again Petra's professionalism made it very easy to be comfortable with our session. Not only comfortable but made for an incredible experience.

Being able to have a special experience with my husband in a very relaxed setting. It was a true "moment" for us both in the many years we have been together. Hard to put into word honestly....... The perfect day.

Just do it!!!! A truely awesome time, wonderful experience with an amazing and very professional photographer!

From RC

My biggest fear was feeling self-conscious and awkward during the photo shoot, and for that to show in my photos. Meeting with Petra ahead of time and seeing how laid back she was immediately made me relax. She walked me through what to expect, what types of lingerie typically does and doesn't work, made recommendations on what to bring, etc. On the day of the photo shoot my nervousness was gone in minutes and we had an absolute blast...which clearly showed in my amazing photo book!

I did this photo shoot with a very close friend and absolutely loved it. We took turns doing the 'modeling' which allowed the other person to take a break, change clothes/hair, etc. Not to mention getting honest input from your best friend about which shoes, jewelry, etc to wear. Of course, Petra always gave her honest opinion about what would work best for the shoot which I really appreciated. It was quite the 'girls day out'

I think this is a must for everyone...I enjoyed the entire experience and Petra makes it so easy from beginning to end. I enjoy looking at my book just as much as my husband does and am so proud of it! I never feel more sexy or confident than when looking at my book!

From SAN

I felt I might be too old (54) to do this??  Petra made me feel so comfortable!!  When I saw examples of her work I hoped my would be like  that and she far exceeded my expectations.  It was hard to believe how she captured those things we like about ourselves and avoid what we don't.  She's a true professional!

I really enjoyed the whole thing but viewing the pictures with my husband was probably the best!!  Again, the pictures were fantastic and I couldn't believe it was me!!  She captured exactly what I wanted and she took the time to do it so we didn't feel rushed.  We plan on doing a couple shoot in the future!

I would say I had so much fun, the pictures were absolutely wonderful.   Petra really knows how to make you forget about your self and enjoy the session!!  My husband said it's the best gift I have ever given him!!  I was so happy I did this and my friends were really impressed!!  I would highly recommend Bella Boudoir!!

From SB

My biggest fear was not having enough accessories to make the photos pop.  This fear did not come true.  Although I brought lots of accessories, Petra had a great collection of accessories that created visual interest in my photographs!

My favorite part was seeing the finished photos.  They were everything I wanted!  I was very pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the photos were.

If you want beautiful, stunning, sexy, exquisite boudoir photos...go to Bella Boudoir!  Everything from the makeup artist and hair to the finished photos was top notch.  I plan to come back for my bridal boudoir shoot!  Petra is professional and makes you feel very comfortable and at ease.  Truly a 5 star experience!!!

From CC

During the session, my concern was not being able to apply some of my ideas. This was not the case; Your thoughts are valued and you will get the experience you hoped for. In general, I was unsure about the cost and payment process. Fortunately, all expenses are most definitely worth it and Bella Boudoir will work with you to ensure the scheduling works for you.

The actual photo shoot was my favorite part because it is not everyday you get to celebrate your natural beauty in this way. Getting dolled up was very fun, too.

Enjoy the experience-you will feel great and find out just how fun it can be. Bella Boudoir gives you that great experience.

From ABD

I was concerned about two things prior to scheduling my session: 1) that my body isnt as perfect as I would like, and 2) that I would be so afraid to bare all in front of a photographer I hardly knew. Not only did Petra make my face and body look amazing, she put me at complete ease and I forgot all my apprehension during the shoot.

I loved dressing up and feeling sexy. Petra did such a fantastic job making me feel like my pictures were going to be exceptional...and they were! I absolutely loved the expression on my husband's face when he opened the book!

I absolutely would recommend Bella Boudoir to ANYONE! Petra is the best, no doubt. The shoot was fun and easy, but the quality of the book and pictures is unbelievable.

From LJN

I was afraid I would look awkward in the photos as I do not consider myself to be a naturally sensual person. I was also afraid that I would be unhappy with the way my body looked. Neither of these came true at all.  Petra coached me through all positions and faces and the pictures came out beautiful and natural. All angles were flattering for my body.

I was so, so nervous to view the pictures at the proofing and when Petra opened the first one, I was blown away. That feeling of relief and excitement and shock was one off the best parts.

I would say to do it for yourself as much as for your significant other. I love looking at the pictures and had such a fun time with Petra. It was not uncomfortable at all and I would do it again someday in a heartbeat!

From BC

My biggest fear was that when I viewed my photos I would see every imperfection and that they would not look anything like me. Not only did I not look like myself but I looked better then I ever imagined. The photos made me feel beautiful and validated all of the things my husband had been pointing out and telling me for years. It was great to see myself in print instead of my mind reading my reflection in the mirror.

My favorite part was the final product and the confidence that I took away from the entire experience. I had a beautiful book that I could not wait to give my husband and I felt beautiful inside and out.

When I recommend Bella Boudoir to my friends - I tell them to Do it! Don't over think it. Book the appointment, show up and enjoy it! It was a great experience and I would do it again!

From TT

Like every woman, I have insecurities about my body.  My fear was that those issues/concerns would be accentuated or exposed. That was definitely not the case.  Using the natural lighting, Petra was able to manipulate the poses to negate all of flaws while enhancing my [ahem] attributes.

I was welcomed so warmly with my very favorite adult beverage (Mimosa) was the beginning of the calming experience.  Petra's patience, understanding and artist eye made trusting her easy.

Whatever your fears are, Petra will allay them.  Whatever your flaws are, Petra will minimize them. Whatever you think about your lack of sex appeal, Petra will show you it is there...and she knows how to show it to you.  If the portraits are for you, you will treasure them always. If they are for that special someone in your life, you will become their treasure.

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Boudoir FAQ


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Boudoir FAQ


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ

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?

Most clients choose to spend between $1600 to $3000.

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.