3 Trending Boudoir Faves at Pittsburgh’s The Girlfriend Experience

Just like on social media, there are trending boudoir photography themes that we see regularly. Although I am not one to follow traditional boudoir trends, there are some trends we’ve seen this year that we absolutely love. As artists and photographers get to adopt different styles that suit their vision best. The best photographers help […]


Fun Before the Photoshoot: 5 Splurges to Boost Your Confidence


A boudoir photoshoot goes beyond wearing lingerie in front of a stranger. Sure, that happens too, but if you’re new here, you might not understand there is something bigger to boudoir at The Girlfriend Experience in Pittsburgh. Our goal is for you to walk out of the studio feeling more confident than you have in […]

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Celebrating Yourself: 3 Empowering Life Lessons in Perspective, Guilt, & Boundaries

When was the last time you were taking the time celebrating yourself? This weekend I had a very worthwhile reason that I needed to take the time celebrating me. I celebrated another trip around the sun for me. I’ve reached 42 years of life officially. Most days I love spending my time behind the boudoir […]

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Banish Body Guilt & Curate a Positive Self Image Through Boudoir

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The world is inundated with ways the improve your positive self image and banish body guilt. The standard of beauty is fluid, constantly changing between cultures and decades. It’s no wonder so many people feel guilt and shame around their bodies and struggle to maintain a positive self image. Should you workout your glutes or […]

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Aging Gracefully While Embracing Your Sexuality

The phrase aging is a privilege is a bit oversimplified. Not only is aging a privilege, it can also be confusing. No longer do we fit into the traditional view of what is sexy, but the clothes we purchase shift to arguably unsexy attire. We are still sexual human beings, but with age, it almost […]


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3 Ways Leaning Into Your Awkward Feelings Can Be Alluring

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Awkward feelings can be debilitating in any social setting. You walk into a room decked out in your best attire, only to realize the party isn’t that kind of party. So what happens next? You’re already dressed and at your destination. So, do you run home and change into jeans and a t-shirt? Maybe you […]

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Boudoir Photoshoot Essentials: 5 Important FAQs for Your Shoot with the GFE

We understand how important being prepared for your boudoir photoshoot is to you. Whether you are a new boudoir client or returning, we understand that there will be questions. Sometimes, scrolling through our backlog of posts on Instagram will answer them. But we want to compile a list to help you find answers to our […]


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A Quality Boudoir Photographer is Worth the Investment


In boudoir, I have always believed that you truly pay for quality. It’s a experience on top of artfully beautiful photography. Today I felt called to share a story about why I will always preach that investing in quality professional photography. I was attending a wedding recently and all of my table mates were discussing […]

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3 Ways to Challenge the Narrative of What is Sexy

I want to put you into the hypothetical drivers seat today by challenging the narrative of what is sexy to you. Let’s say today is the day you get to meet your favorite actor. Maybe you have harbored a secret crush on him for years, have every picture of him tucked away under your pillow, […]