Boudoir by Alicia RIVERA

Welcome to my little slice of the internet where we talk about all things boudoir, self-love, and being boss ass bitches.

While couples and weddings may be my main gig, I’ve always secretly had a passion for making women feel beautiful in their own skin.

Before getting into the wedding industry, I started a little photography passion project back in 2015 where I would photograph all of the women in my life in their own unique light to show them just how beautiful they were just by being themselves. Over the past few years, I realized just how much I missed photographing women in a way that made them feel beautiful and sexy and empowered. Enter boudoir photography. 

It’s tough being a girl sometimes.

Society has made it nearly impossible to look into the mirror and not nitpick every little thing we see.

We’re told from such a young age that we’re too fat, too skinny, too tall, too short, our boobs aren’t big enough, our butt isn’t round enough, our teeth need to be whiter, our skin needs to be softer - we’re never just… *enough*.

Growing up as a 90’s kid, I’ve heard it all. And it infuriates me to my core that so many women struggle with body image because of it. I just want so badly to reach my hand out and say f*ck all of those negative thoughts - you are so beautiful and so strong and so worthy of love - don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.

Then one day, something hit me out of the blue and I felt like I was being called to something much bigger than myself. I can’t really explain it - but I knew that I had a purpose beyond serving couples - that my own personal story could be used to help others in some way.

That’s when I realized that maybe boudoir photography didn't have to JUST be about lingerie and sex. Maybe boudoir can be about learning to feel sexy in your own skin, embracing your body and all of it’s uniquely beautiful features, and discovering just how much of a badass you really are. 

Boudoir photography may seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be.

Before I decided to dive into boudoir photography, I put myself in your shoes and signed up for a self-love boudoir session with a local photographer in the area. And let me just say, I was SHOCKED at how empowering it made me feel. 

In the spirit of full transparency - I’m just like you. I have my insecurities. I have my flaws. I have my own unique back story of how I ended up this way. And I know what it’s like to look into the mirror some days and just tear myself apart for no good reason.

But I also know what it’s like when you finally start to accept your body just the way it is. I’ve seen how empowered my clients feel after a boudoir session with me. And honestly, it’s the most surreal experience sharing stories together, jamming out to music during your session, and just laughing our asses off together as we work through posing. 

* insert all of the “ohhhh f*ck yes!!!” moments when we get *the shot* * 

The truth is, boudoir is just as healing for me as it is for you.

So let’s pick a date, share our stories, jam out to some epic music, and take some bomb ass pictures. 

Here’s what you get when you book a boudoir or self-love session with me:

- A safe space to just be yourself - whatever that looks like. When it comes to boudoir, my goal is to create an environment where we can act like bffs just hanging out and goofing off - no stigma, no expectations, no judgements.

- Your own personal hype woman. I’m here to hype you up as much as humanly possible and remind you just how much of a badass you are.

- Your own personal stylist. Okay, so I’m no fashionista, but I know a thing or two about helping you choose outfits that make you feel confident and sexy. So feel free to send over outfit ideas and we can pick and choose together!

Mini Boudoir Session

Perfect for those who just want to get their feet wet with boudoir, but aren’t sure if they’re ready to commit to a full session.

Starting at $350

- 45 minute session
- 30+ high resolution images
- 2 outfit changes
- Online gallery for viewing + download
- Unrestricted printing rights
- Studio fee included 

Full Boudoir Session

You got this you beautiful badass! 

Starting at $500

- 90 minute session
- 50+ high resolution images
- Online gallery for viewing + download
- Unrestricted printing rights
- Studio fee included 

Not interested in the boudoir scene but still want to do a self love session?!

Self-Love Sessions

Perfect for those who want a fun and creative option to express themselves without being in a studio setting. This can look like jumping into an epic waterfall in a body suit, frolicking in a field of wildflowers, becoming one with the spring blooms, or even wandering around the woods barefoot in your favorite flowy dress. The world is your oyster. 

Starting at $300

- 60 minute session
- 50+ high resolution images
- Location planning
- Outfit assistance
- Online gallery for viewing + download
- Unrestricted printing right

Some kind words from some of my favorite badass women:

I did a shoot with Alicia and she was so welcoming. It was one of my first times getting my photos taken by a professional and she made it so easy to pose and get natural shots! I definitely recommend Alicia for any and all of your photography needs! She is a wonderful person and does beautiful work.

- Abby

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As exposed as you choose to be. In my head, there are no rules for how much exposure qualifies as boudoir. You can show up in a sweater and undies and we will rock the shit out of your session. 

What if I have no idea how to pose?!

That’s where I come in babe! I’ll help you through posing that looks and feels natural for you to create photos that fit the overall vibe of your session - whether that’s fun-loving or sexy - we got this! 

Will you help me choose outfits?

Heck yes! I love working with my boudoir clients to choose outfits they feel comfortable and confident in. The more comfortable and confident you feel, the sexier you’ll feel. 

Will my photos be shared on the internet?

Only if you give me the green light to share them! Otherwise I will never share any of your boudoir photos without your consent. 

Where will my session take place?

Since I currently don’t have a set studio, we have a few different options! I love shooting at some local studios in Lancaster and York, but we are free to roam. 

ARE Ready to take the leap?!