The 7 Best Boudoir Photographers in Detroit

Everyone deserves to feel beautiful. While many boudoir photographers are booked to take photographs as gifts for significant others, there’s so much more to it. Boudoir is incredible for self expression, empowerment, self-love, and belief. And we don’t doubt there are just as many photographers who’d tell you the same. Take a look at the highlights from some of the best Detroit boudoir photographers below, and tell us you don’t feel something.

1. Bryana Williams of B. More You Boudoir Photography

With her studio, B. More You Boudoir Photography, Bryana Williams is setting out to do as it says on the tin: to make you feel more you. Bryana’s sessions aren’t like that of other Detroit boudoir photographers. Her shoots include makeup, hair, stylists, and world-class results—photographs we’re pretty much obsessed with. Using and shaping natural light effortlessly, Bryana has made hundreds of women feel empowered to be who they are—and look beautiful doing it.

2. Bruce Turner Photography

Bruce Turner has been taking stunning photographs of one kind or another for the past 20 years. Drawn to the medium for both the artistic and technical aspects, there’s a fine understanding between him and his camera. His boudoir photographs always keep a keen understanding of his client in mind. Mixing natural light with his signature, versatile shooting style, he’ll have your boudoir shots looking like they’re from the pages of a magazine—after all, everyone deserves the luxury treatment.

3. Maddi Ibañez of Queen Bee Boudoir

Like many talented photographers, Queen Bee Boudoir’s Maddi Ibañez’s story began with a disposable Kodak. She’s now been taking photographs professionally for almost a decade. Having struggled to feel comfortable in her own skin, she gravitated to boudoir in an effort to help other women overcome the same things she has grappled with. Her pictures showcase Detroit’s diversity, while her inventive direction breaks free of the bed-and-lounge mold. We can’t get enough of her work!

4. Jarrett Timmons of Becoming Fire Boudoir

The brains and lens behind Becoming Fire Boudoir, Jarrett Timmons, got his start shooting weddings. While it was a great endeavor, he knew there was more to be explored. Jarrett shoots boudoir photography to help his subjects overcome fears and doubts they have about themselves. He has a great eye for shadows, using them to frame each of his portraits so their subject both stands out and looks at one with their surroundings. Any photographer will agree, that’s pretty damn hard to master. He’s got two Instagram accounts, so don’t miss his main one here.

5. Catherine Schultz of Mia Boudoir

Mia Boudoir is a luxury home-based boudoir studio in Plymouth, MI. Its owner—and uber-talented photographer—is Catherine Schultz. Boudoir sessions with Catherine and her team include professional hair and makeup, yummy chocolates, and bubbly champagne to relax and put her clients at ease. While images are retouched, we love that there’s no erasing of presumed flaws or visible airbrushing. Everyone looks beautiful and themselves because they feel so good inside. That’s what boudoir is about.

6. Kim Williams of The Boudoir Loft

With a studio space in Clarkston, MI, and an all-female staff, Kim Williams’s Boudoir Loft is a great choice for first-timers and experienced boudoir models. Kim has been a boudoir photographer since 1996, and the Loft’s other photographers are fully approved and vetted by her. A lot of the Detroit boudoir photographers we look at have a portfolio full of younger women, but Kim welcomes clients of all ages and backgrounds. Boudoir is for everyone, after all.

7. Brinka Rutherford of Tulle&Bloom Photography

Boudoir photographer Brinka Rutherford doesn’t only shoot boudoir, but it’s her favorite kind of shoot. Brinka’s use of color makes her stand out from the crowd. With shots of rich, deep greens, passionate reds, and icy blues, she’s not afraid to shake things up. For every pop of color in her shots, there are 800 other boudoir photographs that are white and white alone. With Tulle&Bloom, she aims to dismantle the cookie-cutter image of what the female body should be, which is something she’s nailing right now.

Book a Boudoir Photographer in Detroit

Whatever the reason you’re looking for a boudoir photographer in Detroit, we hope this list helps you out. There are so many talented photographers in Motor City that it’s hard to find the perfect one for you. We have no doubt one of these artists will be the perfect fit for you, and we can’t wait to see what you do.

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