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I am Stephanie and I am honored you stopped by! I am a skincare obsessed coffee guzzling crazy cat lady! I love tacos, more coffee and old music. I give women permission to see their bodies differently than they ever have before. When I am not booty whispering you can find me working out and being the worlds okayest mom. F’n teenagers are hard, y’all.

The GFE was an idea that came from our owner and lead photographer Stephanie to make boudoir photography less intimidating and more accessible for everyone. If you’re going to be photographed when feeling this vulnerable, you needed to feel like you are with your best girlfriends. We support you every step of the way. We truly want you to feel as though you have known us for ever. Every member of the team is a woman and has had her own shoot so she can understand all the fears and anxieties our clients will experience.

The Girlfriend Experience Boudoir is Pittsburgh’s only exclusively boudoir studio. This is all we photograph. No weddings, no babies, no events. Just incredible women having the greatest time you can ever imagine being photographed in the most transformative way possible.

Boudoir Photography isn’t so much our passion as it is our mission. Helping women improve their relationships with themselves through intimate photography can begin a process of self-appreciation. We have heard from countless clients that what they expected of their session was far surpassed and the effect are everlasting. This more than pretty pictures and a photoshoot.


Not quite a craigslist missed connections but we did meet on the original creeper website when I was looking for a nude model. I was dipping my toes into boudoir and jess was looking for a wedding photographer. We decided to trade services. We met in a Panera where she had a cranky baby in tow. I promptly grabbed him away from her so she could eat her soup in peace. 10 years later she has taken my “cranky baby”, otherwise known as the pit that can sometimes be your email pile when you have a business and whipped it into shape so I can eat my soup before it gets cold. She has been with me every step of the way, even before I knew what I was doing. She is absolutely hysterical and the best cheerleader/friend/confidant/email wrangler/support…the list is endless. She knows just about as much about this business as I do. If she isn’t busy being our client concierge she is in the studio photographing newborns in the beautifully styled knitwear that she designs and creates herself!


Lauren first walked into the studio as a client! Her energy and her enthusiasm made it easy to want her around all the time. She has been with us for almost 2 years now shedding positivity where ever she goes. Officially she is my assistant but she is really much more than that. She is a huge help to me behind the scenes everyday and helps keep the studio from looking like a teenage girls bedroom. An efficiently organized wonder of the world has whipped my back end in to shape. Her energy keeps me going and having her as a part of the team has been a real gift!




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