About Us | Best Boudoir Photographer | VA, MD, DC

Lena MarsLooking for the best boudoir photographer in the Virginia, Maryland & DC region? Appeal Photography, LLC is an award-winning boutique boudoir and fine art photography studio with locations in Alexandria, Virginia and Washington, DC. Our work has been internationally recognized and we have earned exemplary reviews with exclusively 5-star ratings on Google and Yelp. We have won more than 60 awards since 2005.

I want to show another side of myself...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, over-posed, less natural, and less you. And we guarantee your satisfaction in writing, in your contract! The results of your shoot will show you why our founder/photographer is considered the best boudoir photographer in the region.

Our clients have ranged from 18 to 78, 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.

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!

Best Boudoir Photographer, Glamour & 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. We also offer fine art portrait photography and professional fashion photography. Learn more about our full range of services.

Helping Models Succeed

One of our specialties is helping models develop or update their modeling portfolios and to secure modeling opportunities. We have helped many beginning models launch their modeling careers through our Aspiring Models Program.

Our Packages

Our photo shoot packages include:

  • 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,  delivered securely online
  • professionally-edited, high-resolution digital images delivered securely
  • a professionally-prepared photo book and other printed products, delivered directly to you (optional)

A Broad Range of Photography & Videography Services

We offer a broad range of photography and videography services, including boudoir, glamour/pin-up, fine art and fine art nude, fitness (see glamour/pin-up portfolio), model and model portfolio photography, maternity, event photography (see for example, our winery/vineyard portfolio), food photography (see winery/vineyard photography), cosplay and fantasy, contemporary erotica, portraits/headshots, fashion and street, winery/vineyard, nature and wildlife (including underwater photography focused on marine life), landscape and seascape, urban and urban architecture. Our landscape/seascape and urban/urban architecture includes the use of drones.

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Meet David

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David is Appeal Photography’s founder and lead photographer. He has been a professional photographer since he was 19 with extensive experience across an impressive range of photography and videography disciplines. He is an award-winning photographer with an unusual range of experience, from boudoir and fine art nude photography to outdoor/wildlife and underwater photography.

His still photography and video work has been featured on CNN, CBS, ABC, PBS and the National Geographic Channel among other major networks. His still photography has been seen in popular magazines, publications and websites around the world. His work has won numerous awards in international competitions. Clients love working with David and in their reviews often remark about his enthusiasm, kindness, laid-back nature and humor.

David Photographs a Curious (and Fuzzy) Friend