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Meet Your Wilmington Boudoir Photographer

about me

I’m a Yankee-turned-southerner, beer-drinking, tattoo-loving ocean addict who laughs at her own jokes and loves openly and unabashedly.

 

I’m also the Owner/Operator of Atlantic Boudoir.

After working in marketing for 8 years, I was ready for change. I wanted to do something that really lit my fire and gave me purpose.

I thought back to my own first boudoir session in 2014 and how it made me feel. Now here I am, with a Wilmington, NC boudoir photography studio and a mission to empower women!

about me

I’m a Yankee-turned-southerner, beer-drinking, tattoo-loving ocean addict who laughs at her own jokes and loves openly and unabashedly.

 

I’m also the Owner/Operator of Atlantic Boudoir.

After working in marketing for 8 years, I was ready for change. I wanted to do something that really lit my fire and gave me purpose.

I thought back to my own first boudoir session in 2014 and how it made me feel. Now here I am, with a Wilmington, NC boudoir photography studio and a mission to empower women!

The Experience

my 4 step process

1

consultation & wardrobe

 I meet with you at least one month prior to your shoot to show you how to be 110% prepared so you will be courageous, confident, and radiant.

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2

professional hair & makeup

My professional team of stylists provide hair and makeup application tailored to your desired look so that your natural beauty shines through while still looking like yourself.

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3

complete posing guidance & consultation

I help you feel photogenic and beautiful by coaching and posing you throughout the entire session and using lighting and angles that flatter your body shape and all of its amazing parts.

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4

same day image reveal/ professional editing

When we complete the session, you have the option to take a break, relax, or to upgrade to a luxurious one-hour massage and lunch while I narrow down your shots to your top 100 to choose from.

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love notes

Ms. L

“In the back of my mind, I’ve always wanted to do a boudoir photo shoot, but I’ve always come up with excuses not to – I wasn’t feminine enough or my body wasn’t right for it. I saw what Alisha did for a friend of mine and I knew that it was a sign for me to finally take the leap and go for it! I had reservations in the beginning of course, but after meeting with Alisha and talking through the whole process I knew that this was the right decision and I will be forever grateful for the experience! I’ve never worn such elaborate makeup or worn lingerie, but with Alisha’s guidance throughout the entire process (like what to wear and how to pose), the photos came out so perfectly elegant and natural that you would’ve never noticed! I was absolutely STUNNED at the end of the process and I can’t wait to do it again! Thank you Alisha!!!”

Ms. K

“The session was incredible- Alisha was super responsive to me and genuinely cared about the reason for the shoot. She was invested in my experience during the session and effortlessly made me feel comfortable in front of the camera, which is not natural for me. She guided me through every pose, facial expression and position to make sure the angles and lighting were perfect. When we reviewed the pictures she took I was blown away- she helped capture me in a way I didn’t usually see myself- confident, sexy and soft. I was worried about my body not being the way I’d like it to look, but honestly I’m glad I did this shoot without waiting for the perfect time because it helped me see myself in a different, positive and more kind way. I would recommend her to anyone and I am so glad to have had this experience with her!”

Ms. H

“There are no amount of words that could accurately describe what an amazing experience this was from start to finish. From your initial consult, Alisha makes you feel comfortable and fully prepared for your session. She is knowledgeable, professional, talented, and not to mention the BEST hype-woman. The layout of the session, starting with your hair/makeup, wardrobe changes, lunch, and then the big reveal leave you feeling like a boss babe all day long. I know I walked out of my session, head held high and radiating confidence. Alisha brings out that inner goddess we sometimes forget we possess. No matter if you are doing this for yourself, a significant other, or whatever the reason… your only regret will be that you did not do this sooner.”

Ms. S

“I have always struggled with feeling confident about the way I look. I’m a wife, mother of 3 girls (16, 15, 4), and work full time. So it’s hard to focus on me. February 2020 I decided it was time to focus on me. I lost 45 pounds in a year. For once in my life I had started loving me and loving the way I look. Also, I turned 40 a month ago today.

With my new found love in myself I decided that I wanted to do boudoir pictures. I searched for photographers in North Carolina and I kept coming back to Atlantic Boudoir in Wilmington. I live about 4 1/2 hours away but the distance didn’t matter. I filled out my contact information and scheduled a phone session with Alisha. She was very helpful with all the information I needed to know. I decided that I was going to do it. This was something I am doing for ME. I always do for others, but not this time!

About a week or so before my session, I almost cancelled because I didn’t think I looked good in the outfits I had ordered. I’m sure glad I didn’t cancel. From getting my hair & makeup done to having my pictures taken was amazing!!! I was so excited to see the pictures after lunch. Never did I think I looked so amazing. This is just what I needed for me!!! I highly recommend booking a session with Alisha at Atlantic Boudoir. I will be back again for another session. I can’t thank Alisha and her team enough for making me feel amazing, beautiful, and confident about myself again.”

 

Ms. L

“This was my third session with Alisha, and although I knew it would end up amazing just like the other times, I was still nervous because this time I was pregnant! This being my 4th pregnancy, I went into the shoot struggling with feeling huge early on and just not attractive. Alisha made that all go away!

She made me feel comfortable and sexy, and able to truly appreciate the beauty of pregnancy. Alisha was AMAZING as always and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is considering a boudoir shoot!!”

Ms. R

“I have always been a shy, semi-reserved person. It takes me a while to get out of my comfort zone, so it’s pretty easy to say that doing a boudoir photo shoot wasn’t something that was ever high in my list of to-dos, even though the intrigue was always there. Even leading up to the session, I second guessed myself, the way I would look, on and on. ALL of that was washed away the minute Alisha started clicking away. From the poses, the studio space, to her showing you exactly what to do, how to do it, everything, it was perfect.

Seeing the photos was mind blowing in the best possible way, to see yourself in a way that you never imagined felt so amazing, I had no words other than “this is crazy!! & “holy crap…that’s ME!” I did this initially a little bit for me, and a lot for my spouse, but after seeing the photos, it turned into A LOT for me and a little for him, it’s been the hardest secret I think I have had to keep in a long time. I look at the photos and am still blown away that it’s me, so If you’ve ever thought about doing a boudoir session, I absolutely recommend doing it, it’s so empowering and you will feel like a legit model! I am going to look at these photos all the time!!!”

“The session was incredible- Alisha was super responsive to me and genuinely cared about the reason for the shoot. She was invested in my experience during the session and effortlessly made me feel comfortable in front of the camera, which is not natural for me. She guided me through every pose, facial expression and position to make sure the angles and lighting were perfect. When we reviewed the pictures she took I was blown away- she helped capture me in a way I didn’t usually see myself- confident, sexy and soft. I was worried about my body not being the way I’d like it to look, but honestly I’m glad I did this shoot without waiting for the perfect time because it helped me see myself in a different, positive and more kind way. I would recommend her to anyone and I am so glad to have had this experience with her!”

Ms. K

“There are no amount of words that could accurately describe what an amazing experience this was from start to finish. From your initial consult, Alisha makes you feel comfortable and fully prepared for your session. She is knowledgeable, professional, talented, and not to mention the BEST hype-woman. The layout of the session, starting with your hair/makeup, wardrobe changes, lunch, and then the big reveal leave you feeling like a boss babe all day long. I know I walked out of my session, head held high and radiating confidence. Alisha brings out that inner goddess we sometimes forget we possess. No matter if you are doing this for yourself, a significant other, or whatever the reason… your only regret will be that you did not do this sooner.”

Ms. H

“I have always struggled with feeling confident about the way I look. I’m a wife, mother of 3 girls (16, 15, 4), and work full time. So it’s hard to focus on me. February 2020 I decided it was time to focus on me. I lost 45 pounds in a year. For once in my life I had started loving me and loving the way I look. Also, I turned 40 a month ago today. With my new found love in myself I decided that I wanted to do boudoir pictures. I searched for photographers in North Carolina and I kept coming back to Atlantic Boudoir in Wilmington. I live about 4 1/2 hours away but the distance didn’t matter. I filled out my contact information and scheduled a phone session with Alisha. She was very helpful with all the information I needed to know. I decided that I was going to do it. This was something I am doing for ME. I always do for others, but not this time!”
Ms. S

“This was my third session with Alisha, and although I knew it would end up amazing just like the other times, I was still nervous because this time I was pregnant! This being my 4th pregnancy, I went into the shoot struggling with feeling huge early on and just not attractive. Alisha made that all go away!

She made me feel comfortable and sexy, and able to truly appreciate the beauty of pregnancy. Alisha was AMAZING as always and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is considering a boudoir shoot!!”

Ms. L

“I have always been a shy, semi-reserved person. It takes me a while to get out of my comfort zone, so it’s pretty easy to say that doing a boudoir photo shoot wasn’t something that was ever high in my list of to-dos, even though the intrigue was always there. Even leading up to the session, I second guessed myself, the way I would look, on and on. ALL of that was washed away the minute Alisha started clicking away. From the poses, the studio space, to her showing you exactly what to do, how to do it, everything, it was perfect.

Seeing the photos was mind blowing in the best possible way, to see yourself in a way that you never imagined felt so amazing, I had no words other than “this is crazy!! & “holy crap…that’s ME!” I did this initially a little bit for me, and a lot for my spouse, but after seeing the photos, it turned into A LOT for me and a little for him, it’s been the hardest secret I think I have had to keep in a long time. I look at the photos and am still blown away that it’s me, so If you’ve ever thought about doing a boudoir session, I absolutely recommend doing it, it’s so empowering and you will feel like a legit model! I am going to look at these photos all the time!!!”

Ms. R

“In the back of my mind, I’ve always wanted to do a boudoir photo shoot, but I’ve always come up with excuses not to – I wasn’t feminine enough or my body wasn’t right for it. I saw what Alisha did for a friend of mine and I knew that it was a sign for me to finally take the leap and go for it! I had reservations in the beginning of course, but after meeting with Alisha and talking through the whole process I knew that this was the right decision and I will be forever grateful for the experience! I’ve never worn such elaborate makeup or worn lingerie, but with Alisha’s guidance throughout the entire process (like what to wear and how to pose), the photos came out so perfectly elegant and natural that you would’ve never noticed! I was absolutely STUNNED at the end of the process and I can’t wait to do it again! Thank you Alisha!!!”

Ms. L

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