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Hey, gorgeous...

Boudoir photography isn't about the photos. It's about embracing who you are in your own skin. Your only job during your boudoir shoot is to trust that your body is beautiful. My job is to empower you to feel as such.

As a licensed therapist who specializes in negative body image and disordered eating, I understand and empathize with you if you are feeling uncomfortable in your body. Please let me know how I can best support you during our shoot!

all bodies are beautiful and welcome in this space.


The Process


You'll email me by clicking the button below. I'll send you a questionnaire to fill out allowing me to get to know you a bit better! 


We have a 30-minute Zoom or in-person meeting where we chat about wardrobe and outfits, the day-of process, my photography style, and anything you're nervous about with the shoot.


You come to the studio on your chosen day and time where you'll be greeted with wine and the aroma of essential oils to calm your nerves. If you're getting makeup done, this will happen here as well!


We pump up your hype music of choice and SLAY the camera! 


I touch up your photos, add in my dark and moody flair, and deliver your gallery within 1-3 weeks.


We talk about any additional ordering such as albums and prints if you desire!

Every Session Includes:











Package 01 includes:

  • 1 hour of shooting

  • Retouched images

  • Full digital gallery

Package 02 includes:

  • 1.5 hours of shooting

  • 1 outfit change

  • Retouched images

  • Full digital gallery



I've worked with Mel before when it comes to photo sessions, and every single time she is so patient and easy to work with. Let me tell you, our boudoir experience was next level! We had so much fun! We talked about outfits and style before photoshoot day, which made the day of so much more comfortable and stress free. She was very professional, great at giving direction when I wasn't quite sure what to do, and made the experience one to remember. Not to mention I absolutely love how the pictures came out! I will always come back for more! 



If you’re thinking about booking a boudoir shoot with Melanie Hower, absolutely do it! Working with Mel was a unique experience like no other! Her professional & fun personality made our photoshoot exactly how I imagined! She is so creative and her studio has the perfect set up! Melanie made my experience a 10/10! I felt so confident and comfortable the entire time. Thank you so much for capturing a wonderful memory that I (along with my husband) will cherish for the rest of my life.. I am blown away with by how gorgeous my photos turned out.

Ladies, do this for yourself! It’s empowering!

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