Meet Your Photographer
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, I am a formally educated and internationally published portrait photographer specializing in modern boudoir, maternity, and personal branding portrait experiences. I love working with women who want to celebrate, recapture, or finally discover their confidence, beauty, and love for themselves. Together, we'll create space to honor the woman you were, the woman you are, and the woman you will become through stunning portraits that will last a lifetime. I know you've worked incredibly hard to get to where you are today. You deserve a 'model for a day' experience and the opportunity to see yourself as the gorgeous, sexy, badass woman you are. Proud of whatever season of life you are in.
Common Questions - Boudoir & Maternity Sessions
Q: Are you vaccinated for covid-19?
A: Yes! I am fully vaccinated and so are all of the hair/makeup stylists I work with.
Q: What if I don't want to share my images online?
A: No problem! I don't share anything for boudoir and maternity portraits unless you give me explicit permission to do so. I don't even ask about this until you've seen all of your photos :)
Sharing images of real clients on my website and socials is incredibly important for my business (hey! it's why you decided to book with me!), but I completely understand that not everyone is in a position to do so.
Q: WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY Maternity SESSION?
A: I find maternity portraits work best between weeks 28-35. At that point, baby bump looks great, and clients typically haven't hit the "Ugh, everything is uncomfortable. I don't want to take photos!" phase. Please keep in mind we typically book out about two months in advance. To be sure you can schedule your session at the best time, reach out to me as soon as you’ve decided you want to go on this journey with me as your photographer.
Q: WHAT SHOULD I WEAR for my MATERNITY photoshoot?
A: We will discuss this at length during your wardrobe consultation. Form-fitting body con dresses, cute lingerie, leather jackets, and flowing fabrics all make for stunning maternity options. With your session, you will have access to my client wardrobe. I have many different fabrics I use for draping or creating faux dresses from, and a few bodycon dresses and jumpsuits.
Q: I need my Boudoir images by a specific date. When should I book my PHOTOshoot?
A: I recommend women have the date of their shoot scheduled about three months before they need finished products in hand. As soon as you’ve decided you want to go on this journey with me as your photographer, book your session.
Q: Do you provide lingerie at the studio?
A: Clients bring their own lingerie for their photoshoots. For sanitary reasons, I do not keep bra and panty sets at the studio. But you aren't alone in selecting your wardrobe! I provide a wardrobe and lingerie shopping guide in your printed welcome packet!
I have a small client closet consisting of oversized white button-down shirts (one of my favorite boudoir wardrobe pieces), a few maternity dresses (seen in my portfolio), sheer skirts, simple slip dresses, and silk fabrics for draping.
Q: How Much SHOULD I PLAN TO INVEST?
A: Every client's product needs are unique, and we can accommodate a wide variety of budgets. Boudoir & Maternity clients typically spend between $2,500 to $6,500 on collections of heirloom folio print boxes or custom albums and wall art. Every print you purchase comes with its corresponding digital image. We will review package options during your consultation, and you will be sent our complete printed price list in your welcome packet.
Q: DO YOU SELL DIGITAL IMAGES?
A: Every print from your folio box, album, or wall art comes with its corresponding digital image of the same size. As your own personal artist, I passionately believe in printing quality portraits for you to enjoy off-screen for years to come, and I do not offer digital-only packages for boudoir or maternity portrait sessions.
Q: WHEN AND WHERE DO SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
A: Boudoir & Maternity Sessions are scheduled Tuesday-Thursday and take place at our private studio in Oakland.
Personal Branding and headshot sessions are offered Tuesday-Friday. They are typically photographed on-location at your place of business or at any location you choose to rent for the day. A travel fee may be assessed based on location. Weekend dates are available for on-location Branding sessions only.
Q: How long will my session take?
A: Boudoir & Maternity Sessions are approximately 4-5 hours. The first hour and a half will be dedicated to hair and makeup, with the final time dedicated to getting your supermodel on.
Q: Do you photograph male or couples boudoir?
A: No. Posing men or couples together (regardless of gender) for boudoir is just not my background or specialty. Please note - We do not allow partners or friends of boudoir clients in the studio while we are photographing; or at your reveal session. That's a firm policy.
Q: IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT FOR YOUR BOUDOIR SESSIONS?
A: Clients seeking boudoir-style images must be at least 21 years of age.
*By Appointment Only*
SAN FRANCISCO Bay Area BOUDOIR, MATERNITY, PERSONAL BRANDING , and headshot PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO. Andrea liora is a female boudoir, maternity, and branding photographer in OAKLAND CA. OUR STUDIO OFFERS TIMELESS PREGNANCY PORTRAITS, ARTISTIC BOUDOIR PHOTOS, professional headshots, fun personal branding photos, WOMEN'S Modern BOUDOIR AND EMPOWERMENT portraits, AND fine art SILHOUETTES. OUR STUDIO IS LOCATED IN OAKLAND CA, AND WE SERVE THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA and northern California.