About Us

Appeal Photography

Appeal Photography, LLC is an award-winning boutique boudoir and fine art photography studio in Washington, DC. Our work has been internationally recognized and we have earned exemplary reviews with exclusively 5-star ratings on Google and Yelp.

I want to show another side of myself. I want to get out of my comfort zone but still be me.

Our work is creative, original and acclaimed. We’ll work with you to create a stunning set of imagery for a deeply personal and memorable gift. Boudoir photography is an empowering celebration of your beauty and an increasingly popular way to explore and share your sensuality. Our clients are surprised by how we are able to capture their beauty, glamour and personality. They are equally surprised by how fulfilling and enjoyable the photo shoot experience is, emerging with a new confidence and appreciation for their timeless beauty and sexuality.

What Distinguishes Us from Other Studios

We differ from typical boudoir photography studios in a number of ways. We master a much broader set of photographic genres, including creative, striking and often unconventional lighting techniques, resulting in imagery that is much more compelling, impactful and personal. Every photo shoot is fully customized for each client to provide her with exactly the type of imagery she wants and to capture her true essence; we consider our shoots an “artistic collaboration” with our clients! Other studios provide imagery that can look staged, overposed, less natural, and less you. And we guarantee your satisfaction in writing, in your contract!

Our clients have ranged from 18 to 68, including brides, moms-to-be, couples, dancers and other entertainers, women seeking a deeply personal gift to celebrate an anniversary or birthday, or just seeking a special gift for themselves to celebrate a milestone or to create a keepsake of themselves.

Our Packages

  • consultation (in person, by phone or email) to plan your photo shoot. Every shoot is different, and yours will be fully customized for your needs, including genres, wardrobe, lighting and poses.
  • a 1-3+ hour professional photo shoot scheduled at your convenience in our studio, a hotel, your home or other location of your choice
  • a professional makeup artist and/or hairstylist (optional)
  • hundreds of digital proofs for you to review within 1-3 days of your shoot, delivered securely online
  • professionally-edited, high-resolution digital images delivered securely within a few days after you make your selections
  • a professionally-prepared photo book and other printed products, delivered directly to you (optional)

No modeling experience? Never did a photo shoot? Don’t worry! Ninety percent of our clients have never modeled before. We’ll guide you through the process for a great shoot!

Our Services

Boudoir & Fine Art Photography

We’ll work with you to create an unforgettable boudoir photo shoot designed especially for you. We’re accomplished across many genres of photography, including traditional boudoir, glamour/pin-up, bridal boudoir, maternity boudoir, couples boudoir and fine art nude photography.

Helping Models Succeed

One of our specialties is helping models develop or update their portfolios and develop their modeling opportunities. If you’re the right model, we sometimes provide your photos at no charge in consideration of your modeling time. This helps us with various projects and helps us build our own portfolio, too. In the business, it’s referred to as TFP or “Time For Prints.” To see if we’re currently accepting applications for TFP clients through our Aspiring Models Program, please see the listings on our Model Casting Calls page.

What Makes Us Different

  •    Specialty
  •    Artistic Genres
  •    Techniques
  •    Customization
  •    Your Session and Proofs
  •    Post-Production
  •    Nudity
  •    Protecting Your Privacy
  •    Guarantee
  •    Reviews
  •    Awards
  •    Pricing
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  • Exclusively a boudoir & fine art photography studio
  • Wide range of artistic genres, including:
    Traditional Boudoir
    Fine Art Nude
    Bridal Boudoir
    Couples Boudoir
    Contemporary Erotica
    Nude in Nature
  • Creative, striking and often unconventional lighting techniques, resulting in imagery that is much more compelling, impactful and personal.
  • Every photo shoot is fully customized for each client (free pre-shoot consultation), to provide her with exactly the type of imagery she wants and to capture her true essence; we consider our shoots an "artistic collaboration" with our clients!
  • Most shoots range from 1 to 3+ hours. We're perfectionists and take lots of photos, so you'll have hundreds of proofs to choose from.
  • We painstakingly edit each individual photograph with TLC using state-of-the-art tools to create a finished product that is breathtaking and natural.
  • More than 75 percent of our clients request partial or full nudity in their imagery. Shooting nudes is one of our specialties.
  • Our Privacy Pledge commits us to protect the privacy of your images. This is clearly stated in our contract with you. We use state-of-the-art encryption tools on all storage devices and our web site.
  • We guarantee your satisfaction in writing, in your contract.
  • Exceptional 5-star reviews on Yelp!, Google, etc.

  • We've won numerous awards for our photography in international competitions. See our reviews and awards page.

  • Our prices are very competitive for top-quality professional photographic work customized to your needs.
Other Studios
  • Boudoir photography not principal focus
  • Typically traditional boudoir and/or pin-up only
  • Conventional, limited techniques resulting in adequate but uninspired imagery, lacking in variety or personalization
  • Little customization, resulting in imagery that can look staged, overposed, less natural.
  • Short sessions (often only 40 minutes) and a limited number of proofs; some studios do not provide proofs and choose your final images for you.
  • Automated batch-editing techniques are often used; results are often over-edited, giving skin a plastic look and an overall unnatural appearance.
  • Nudity is not permitted at many studios.
  • Since boudoir photography is not the primary focus on many studios, privacy is less of a priority.
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  • Boudoir photography is often heavily discounted (Groupon). Such sessions are often brief, including few photos. Additional photos can be very expensive.