The 11 Best Boudoir Photographers in Tampa
In case you didn’t know, the Big Guava’s got some heavy-hitting photography game. We’ve admired the work of Tampa photographers across genres and disciplines, but Tampa boudoir photographers get us really, really excited. These talented creatives exhibit just why boudoir as an art form is so exciting — how it’s empowering, transformative, and all-inclusive.
Christina Maldonado and associate photographer Kristin are consummate cheerleaders, always striving to ensure their photo shoots are empowering and uplifting. They’re also active community builders, a trait that’s not uncommon among boudoir photographers but that we think they exemplify well. They’ve got a private VIP group of supportive, body-positive ladies, a growing trend among boudoir photographers and their clients, which we think is awesome. Their work doesn’t shy away from bright colors and bright rooms, though they also work comfortably in a variety of styles.
Lunar Body Boudoir is the brainchild of Jill Kelly, who stresses that boudoir photography is about devoting a period of time to yourself and nobody else. During a shoot, you’re the star. It’s not about career or family or social obligations—it’s about you taking time out to celebrate your own strength and beauty, and there’s some real power in that. Her photos are luxurious and often a bit mysterious, and her portfolio demonstrates some great range in terms technical ability and aesthetic choices. It’s no wonder Jill is among the most talented Tampa boudoir photographers.
Tampa boudoir photographer Regina Rached’s attitude towards the art form is expressed in a quote on her site: “Boudoir is a state of mind. It can be sexy, it can giddy, and it can even be nerdy. It’s the mood you bring.” There’s no one “boudoir style”—either in terms of the photography or of the people who pose—and Rached’s work embraces the full spectrum of vibes boudoir can evoke.
4. Amanda Colon
Amanda Colon promises that her boudoir sessions are full of “laughter, good music, and goddess vibes,” and who couldn’t use a little of that? Colon’s work has a strong “lifestyle photography” vibe, and it works beautifully in her photos. Stylish color palettes and softly dramatic lighting lend a cinematic aesthetic to her work, and her clients always look positively radiant. Her strong technical skills and creative instincts have made her one of the best Tampa boudoir photographers by a country mile.
5. Tami Keehn
Tami Keehn’s studio has a client closet filled to the ceiling with fabulous shoes, lingerie, and robes, and we love to see it. What we love even more is her photography, which ranges from sun-drenched black and white to dark and moody and everything in between. Her eye for composition and posing is impeccable, and no matter the client, she knows just how to translate their personality and look into the perfect sultry photo.
Tampa boudoir photographer Natalie Elaine’s studio is the quintessential boudoir space—stripped down, with white-painted brick on one wall flanking a gorgeous, hazy, deep green wall beside the bed, all next to a large window that gets stunning natural light. Her work is hip and stylish, often utilizing a “matte look” to great effect. All in all, it’s some of the sexiest boudoir photography we’ve seen in a long while.
Room 3307 is a joint venture between Carolina Araujo and Zekeshem Parsons, as well as their hotshot in-house stylist, Anna Duko. While the team’s photos are all crisp, technically proficient, and beautifully composed, they really specialize in bright, white-filled photo shoots. Their studio is ideal for this. If you want light backgrounds and to be blanketed in the crisp glow of abundant light, they might be the perfect Tampa boudoir photography option for you.
Dakota Moore specializes in bright photos with high exposure, something akin to the “bright and airy” style you’ll see talked about with wedding photography. Her clients are often posed in a more model-esque way than a candid or explicit way, almost as if there’s a wholesomeness and innocence to it all, which is enhanced by the fact that her models often pose with big, fluffy angel’s wings. The result is that the photos often feel like they’d be at home in something like a Victoria’s Secret catalogue, a style her clients love.
What stands out to us in Patty Cannon’s work is that many of her photos are shot from interesting angles, like from just around a corner or behind light cover, as if the viewer were peeking in on an intimate moment. That sense of intimacy runs throughout her work, especially the close shots, which are up close and personal, hiding nothing from the lens. She’s a fixture in the Tampa boudoir photography scene for a good reason.
The “Jolise” in “Jolise Photography” is Sarah Jolise Burton, who urges her clients to be alive, real, and bold. We love ultra-stylish work, with its beautifully understated tones and timeless luxury vibes. Elegance melds perfectly with untamed sexual energy. Her photos are nothing if not bold, and she brings that same fearlessness out in her clients. That’s some true talent.
11. Boudoir Betty
How could anyone not love Boudoir Betty? The experience of working with her contains the same TLC you’ll find at many boudoir studios, complete with a little champagne and pampering. But where she really shines is in crafting pin-up and retro shoots, which she does better than anyone in the city. No matter what kind of boudoir shoot you want, Boudoir Betty is going to make you happy, but if you’re looking for something fun-loving and lighthearted, she might be the perfect Tampa boudoir photographer for you.
Live loud and have fun.
Those of us lucky enough to call Tampa home know it’s a great city bursting at the seams with creative talent. Thankfully, that extends to Tampa boudoir photographers, who are some of the best in Florida (and the country, for that matter.) We hope browsing their portfolios and Instagram feeds gets the creative inspiration flowing for you. If it does, reach out to one of them! And be sure to check out some of the amazing Tampa Peerspaces available for use for photo shoots (and all sorts of other projects, too!) Celebrate yourself this year. We’re rooting for you.