Revealing your sensual side should be dreamy and feminine, never awkward or uncomfortable, and I want to thank you for trusting BARELY by Ivy to artistically capture your inner and outer beauty through this empowering journey tailored uniquely to you.
Embracing your appearance in this fresh and flattering way exudes confidence. Whether you’re being photographed for your fiancé, for your spouse/significant other, or for YOURSELF, you will look and feel elegant and alluring.
Stop the clock, enjoy, and make this an experience that’s all about celebrating YOU.
Boudoir sessions have become popular because more and more women have decided that there is no reason they shouldn’t be pictured in the romantic and airy images so prevalent in magazines, film, and advertising today.
Very few of us are lingerie models or movie stars, but we all deserve a moment in the spotlight, if it’s to share with the person we love, or just to remind ourselves that we can shine, no matter our age or body type.
I was a little nervous going into this. Excited too of course, but wary. I knew you would be great to work with and would do an amazing job. I didn't prepare myself for how much fun it would be or how happy I am that I did it. Seriously- SO. GLAD. I. DID. THIS. and so glad I chose you! The pictures are amazing and I know my husband and I will love them even more years from now. Thank you!
It made me feel more comfortable in my skin and more confident in front of the camera! I had so much fun and never felt so beautiful as I did that day!! You are amazing!
This is something I really wanted to do after I turned 30 but I was nervous. Ivy made me feel so comfortable. She and her assistant were fun loving and outgoing and made the entire session so much fun. The photos turned out beautiful, classy, artistic and made me feel so good about myself! I can't wait to do this again!
About 2 months before you want your finished product in hand. I book out a few months or more so contact me as soon as you know you want to shoot.
That is to be expected. Me telling you I have been shooting intimate boudoir photos for years won’t make the nerves go away but trust me, once you arrive and you are in the chair with my stylist getting your hair and makeup done sipping a mimosa while we visit as girlfriends, you will relax a few notches. then when we are shooting, you will see it’s actually work! I’d schedule a good massage the next day to alleviate the new muscle fatigue you may discover after being in new to you poses. Honestly we keep it simple and fun but we also want to create killer images so it’s a bit of work and play.
Anything and nothing! We will get into the nitty gritty of what you personally should wear during your consult but ultimately my clients wear a pretty bra and panty set, something they feel confident in! Blouses, bustiers, hosiery, high heels, bare feet, see through robes, the bed sheets, booty shorts, cheeky undies and thongs. Nothing is off limits. We want you to shine!
Depending on how long your session is will dictate how many outfits we can photograph. Usually 2 an hour, sometimes 3.
My specialty is photographing women in anything they want to wear: birthday suit or business suit. We start with the outfit that gives you the most coverage and work our way down to lingerie at your comfort level. We will go over all of this at your consult.
We shoot at the beautiful hotel Chauncey in downtown Iowa City. There is gorgeous natural light and a monochromatic designed interior. Each room is HUGE so we have plenty of room to get creative.
The Barely by Ivy experience is an all inclusive session which means you get a hotel photoshoot with me, professional hair and makeup, the retouching of your images and the in-person photo viewing when you place your order plus the planning consult before your session. The experience starts at $600. Most of my clients opt for the little gold box collection or an album plus wall art with those prices ranging from $750-$2150. On average my client’s spend $1700.
Hell no! You are going to look amazing. Thank you for thinking all the women I photograph look like models, they are not models and you saying they are is a compliment to me as a photographer. I’m a woman, I’m not a model and I know what I want to look like in photos and so I’m pretty sure I also know what you want to look like in photos. This is my profession and my expertise is photographing women. I will direct you the whole time, you just need to show up!