I had never even worn lingerie before.
"I did this photoshoot for myself. I don’t have a boyfriend/husband but I really wanted to feel great about my body and try something new. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from my session. Honestly, I had never even worn lingerie before so this was all very new to me. In the end, everything turned out wonderfully and probably more than what I could have expected or hoped for.
Andrea made me feel extremely safe and comfortable and even made me laugh throughout the whole process. Seeing how these pictures came out really helped me feel more secure and beautiful. It really was a liberating experience and I would encourage my friends to do the same."
Every hesitancy you had will vanish as soon as you walk into the studio.
"Every hesitancy you had will vanish as soon as you walk into the studio. Andrea really cares about you and the experience and is there to help in any way possible. This experience has made me feel more confident and comfortable in my own skin. It will change the way you look at yourself and I’m so grateful I did this for myself. I can’t imagine going to anyone else for a boudoir session and now feel like I need Andrea to be my photographer for all of my important life events!"
It was another reminder of the importance of self-love and being okay with vulnerability.
"Even though I have insecurities Andrea empowered me during the entire session making it safe & comfortable. Her direction on how to pose and her vision for my shoot made me feel secure. It was another reminder of the importance of self-love and being okay with vulnerability. We have to get uncomfortable at times & seeing the results is absolutely rewarding.
You have to do a boudoir shoot with Andrea! Her direction is on point, woman empowerment is amazing & she just knows how to make you feel free. A different level of self-love."
the session ended up being as much a gift to myself as it was a gift to him.
"Andrea immediately put me at ease and made me feel comfortable. She played empowering music to help me feel confident and we laughed the whole time. It felt more like I was hanging out with a friend than doing a sexy photoshoot, which made me feel more relaxed and I think ultimately made my pictures even better.
Though the initial reason I booked a boudoir session with Andrea was to give my fiancé a unique wedding gift, the session ended up being as much a gift to myself as it was a gift to him. I felt confident and sexy throughout the entire session (not nervous like I expected to be) and the pictures came out better than I imagined. I would highly recommend that anyone do this — not only will you feel great about yourself at the moment, but you’ll have something to look at whenever you need a confidence boost. "
It felt like the part of me that might admire my body for a second in the mirror before stepping in the shower could finally, truly come out and enjoy herself.
"Andrea knew how to pose me to get the best shots, and she never made me feel uncomfortable or awkward - even when I was butt-ass naked! I never saw myself holding a conversation for a few hours, butt naked, with a photographer I just met, but I’m very happy I did. And I wouldn’t want to do it with anyone else!
Every photo made me feel sexy in a way that I just hadn’t since my diagnosis. It felt like the part of me that might admire my body for a second in the mirror before stepping in the shower could finally, truly come out and enjoy herself."
Deciding to do a boudoir shoot was terrifying at first...
"Deciding to do a boudoir shoot was terrifying at first, but after being in the studio and meeting Andrea, I was instantly comfortable and ready to do whatever she instructed of me. I’m so glad I picked Andrea Liora because not only was she outstandingly professional, but she was friendly, kind, and just fun energy. Also, my photos look BOMB! She knows what she’s doing."
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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.