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 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."
I recently experienced several major life transitions, including getting divorced and turning 50, and I wanted to celebrate who I am today.
"I booked a boudoir photo session to celebrate this season of my life. I recently experienced several major life transitions, including getting divorced and turning 50, and I wanted to celebrate who I am today. Andrea made everything easy and comfortable from the moment I booked through the final photo. She helped direct every pose, so I never felt awkward or unsure of what to do or how to move. I felt so empowered to be taking these photos just for me. I was afraid the final photos wouldn’t look like me, but they do. Just a more comfortable, more confident version. And I have carried that confidence into my everyday life."
The Session Timeline
What to expect
How do you want to be photographed? Every session begins with an initial Zoom consultation for us to get to know one another and begin to create a mood board for your dream photoshoot. We'll discuss session details, your unique vision, and your product needs. We typically book up around two months in advance. If you need images by a certain date, please schedule your consultation in advance to ensure availability.
Each session is custom designed to suit your style and vision. On the day of your photoshoot, you'll arrive at our private Oakland studio, set out your outfit options, grab some refreshments, and get your glam on by a pro makeup artist. I will fully guide you through a series of poses and authentic emotions that best capture your personality and complement your figure.
Within two weeks after your portrait session, we'll meet again over Zoom for a private reveal and purchasing appointment. I will present you with a gallery of your best images, and we will narrow down your favorites and choose the best products to display your stunning images. Each image you purchase will be carefully and artfully retouched.
Your images are presented in a custom-designed album, framed, or matted and presented in an heirloom folio box and ready for pick up within 4-6 weeks. Corresponding digital images are included with every print purchase.
How will you enjoy your portraits?
Take a look at some of our gorgeous product offerings.
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.
Join the 2023 Boudoir Photography Waitlist
You'll never be in this particular season of life again. Don't let this time slip by without capturing the beautiful woman you are today.
Join Our Waitlist
Portrait experiences are uniquely designed for each individual client. With that in mind, I carefully book a limited number of clients each month.
We are currently fully booked for boudoir and maternity sessions in 2023, though additional spots (mini and full sessions) may open up.
Please complete the form below if you'd like to be placed on our 2023 waitlist.
Q: When should I book my Boudoir Session?
A: I typically book about one to two months out. At a minimum, we'll need at LEAST three weeks to design your session once you've scheduled your consultation.
If you need images or an album by a specific date - I recommend women schedule their session three months before they need finished products in hand.
Q: When should I book my Maternity Session?
A: I find portraits work best for maternity sessions between weeks 28-34. At that point, your baby bump looks great, and clients typically haven't hit the "Ugh, everything is uncomfortable. I don't want to take photos!" 36 weeks is the absolute latest you should book your session.
To be sure we get you booked within this window, reach out to me as soon as you've decided you want to go on this journey with me as your photographer :)
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 of boudoir clients in the studio while we are shooting; or at your reveal session. That's a firm policy.
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: How much should I plan to invest?
A: Every client's product needs are unique, and we can accommodate a wide variety of budgets. Clients spend between $2,500 - $8,500+ on collections of heirloom folio print boxes or custom albums and wall art. Every print your 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: When and where do sessions take place?
A: Sessions are scheduled Tuesday-Thursday and take place at our private studio in Oakland, CA. Our studio is not open on weekends.
Q: How long will my session take?
A: Full portrait 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: What about wardrobe?
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.
San Francisco Bay Area
Women book boudoir portrait sessions with me for a variety of reasons. Typically it is to celebrate a season of life they have come into. Perhaps a special birthday, a marriage, or a confidence reminder after a breakup. Sometimes it is a moment of self-love before deciding to begin a journey into motherhood or postpartum as you try to understand and better love the new you (I can relate, mama!) Perhaps you feel more confident than ever, and you're looking for portraits that reflect how strong and beautiful you feel on the inside. Sometimes women come to me after a health diagnosis to celebrate their bodies before a big change or after surgery to remind themselves of their beauty and unique femininity.
Whatever your reason, you and I will design a boudoir photography session according to your unique style, comfort level, favorite features, and genuine emotions surrounding your reason for wanting to be photographed.
*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.