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My approach to boudoir is pure glamour mixed with a fun bohemian air. Learn more about my approach, along with tidbits on all things romance, bungalow living, & travel on the blog.

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Follow The Romance

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Have you ever flirted with the thought of scheduling a boudoir session? I know I have. I would have jumped at the opportunity to gift sensual images to my groom when we married in 2007. Some twelve years later, I wish I had also done it as a keepsake of my own. Back then, I […]

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Big Bridal Magic In The Little City


I happened upon Love Theory Bridal on my birthday last June, and I have to say, it was love at first sight. I was instantly smitten with the breathtaking gowns and the whimsical shop’s gorgeous ambiance. I dropped off my card and connected with the lovely owner, Nikki, sometime later. Trust me, if I would be in […]

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Valentine’s Day Boudoir in Chicago


  Wondering what to gift this Valentine’s Day? How about the gift of boudoir for you and your loved one.   Flowers never last and chocolate can be a sweet treat any day of the week. Try something original this year with boudoir. Spice things up with a fun boudoir session and images that will […]

Top 11 Signs You’re A Candidate For Boudoir

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How do you know boudoir is right for you? Here are the Top 11 Signs You’re A Candidate For Boudoir by a Chicago-based modest boudoir photographer. Top 11 Signs You’re A Candidate For Boudoir   You’ve been wanting to try boudoir, but have always been timid in the past. You earmark pages of Anthropologie catalogs […]

How To Use Boudoir To Bring About Inner Confidence

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I say we give ourselves permission to feel glamorous in our own skin, get dressed up in our favorite silky pajamas, and celebrate our right to feel sexy. Where are you on your list of priorities?   My take on female portraiture—feminine intimates—is about glorifying confidence and inner-beauty. My approach is never uncomfortable, contrived, or […]


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“Boudoir is pure escapism. Escape your inner critic, escape the monotony of the daily grind, escape all levels of discomfort. The time to love yourself is now.” -Maritza Buelvas BOUDOIR-ESQUE— by my definition: A FEELING OR AN ACT. Modestly Sensual Boudoir. The act of capturing tame, but never lame, boudoir images you wouldn’t mind sharing with the […]



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The following is the perfect mix of hauntingly beautiful, lighthearted, and flirty songs ideal for photographing boudoir. Check out the Babes and The Bungalow Playlist on Spotify. Number 19 is my all-time favorite. *The best album cover name, ever. The First Taste — Fiona Apple Cherish the Day — Sade If Tha Mood — Esthero Wikked Lil’ Grrrls […]

Your Kind of Boudoir

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Wanna treat yourself to something different? Perhaps you’re a lady in love, or a lady just truly feeling herself. You’ve gotten that promotion, you’re enjoying your new curves, you’re honoring hard days at the gym, you’ve washed that man out of your hair, or you’ve found the one that makes you feel alive! Whatever the reason, […]


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Rainy days call for boudoir that’s French Girl Chic. You can truly find a little piece of Paris in the tiniest of simple things. I was photographing my beautiful client when she casually looked out the window. What came next makes my heart melt. This little nook of the studio feels very much like a Parisian […]


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My goal with boudoir has always been to marry fantasy with modesty. What good are images you’ll only want to share with only a select few? I think depending on your comfort level, boudoir can serve as ultra glamourous fine art to display in your home. For this reason, I chose to photograph boudoir that’s […]



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Maritza shot my lovely maternity photos. I loved having her capture a very special moment in my life! She made me feel very comfortable and at ease. Maritza is extremely creative and brought out my beauty at our shoot! I highly recommend her services for your photo session!

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Lindsey G.
Oak Lawn, IL
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I was in awe at how professional and amazingly creative Maritza is. My pictures came out exactly how I envisioned and beyond. If I can give her 10 stars I would. Absolutely recommend!! She is fantastic in every way and made me feel so comfortable! I can't wait for another shoot!

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