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Emily was absolutely amazing from start to finish! I started looking for a boudoir photography so I could make an album for my "soon to be husband" for our wedding day. I had looked for months on different boudoir sites from St. Louis to Chicago. When I found Emily, I was still super nervous and did not book right away. But I kept going back to her website and admiring her photography. I ended up booking and actually rescheduled my session (due to work issues), where she was very accommodating. Leading up to the session, Emily stayed in contact and made sure I had all the important details. She answered emails promptly and was always super sweet (especially with sharing how nervous I was). During the shoot, she brought in a professional hair & makeup artist (who was absolutely amazing as well)! They worked so well together, where Emily was physically showing me how to pose and Alyssa would come fix my hair & makeup. In the very beginning of the session, I was super nervous. But Emily was so professional and has great judgement! She started off with a comfortable outfit and simple poses. After the first round, she had completely taken away any nerves or fears. Emily will physically show you how to pose and then move you where you need to be if the pose still is not right :) After the session, she had my photos ready before 2 weeks and I loved absolutely every single one of them! She did an amazing and professional job with communicating, shooting the session, and fixing the photos! She is super sweet and will make you comfortable right when you walk in to her studio. She also will go out of her way to completely move her furniture and props to make sure angles, lighting, and you look great for the session! You will not regret booking a session with Emily! I am definitely even more excited for our wedding day, so I can give my special gift to my future husband! If I ever had the opportunity to make a special gift again, I would choose Emily all over again! - Felicity


I had such an amazing experience with Emily doing a boudoir photo shoot for my husband as his groom's gift! Leading up to the process, as a very modest girl, I was nervous about how awkward the shoot might be. Emily spent three weeks prior getting to know me via email and addressing any and all concerns that I had about the shoot. When I walked in to the studio, I was greeted by Emily and her make up artist who are both warm, friendly, and funny. I was immediately put at ease. during the shoot, Emily took her time to make sure that she captured every single shot that I wanted, as well as some that I didn't even know that I wanted! She was easy to follow in her instructions, especially for someone who has never done anything like this before. When I finally got the images, which were completed within a week of the shoot, I was blown away by how amazing, beautiful, and genuine they were. Emily truly captured the authenticity I hoped for. I am so thrilled that I took a chance on something that would typically make me fairly uncomfortable. Emily made it such an amazing experience that I would love to come back again. My husband was left speechless by the photos, and spending money on it was the best decision I've made. Highly recommend if you're looking for someone knowledgeable, dedicated, and extremely talented to do any type of photography, but specifically boudoir. - Mary


Let me start off by saying if you're even thinking of booking Emily for a boudoir shoot, just go for it. You will not regret it in the slightest. I'm pretty fresh in my career so I don't have tons of money to throw around. When I thought about doing a boudoir shoot for my boyfriend, I knew I was making an investment. I reached out to Emily and she worked with me to answer all my questions, offered me flexibility in breaking up my payments, and made me feel comfortable and heard throughout the entire experience. Her prices are reasonable for the amazing work and experience she produces, and I was pleased to discover this was something I could actually afford and not something just reserved for movie stars. We talked extensively before the shoot so she could get to know me and find out what I was looking for, including having me complete a Pinterest board and fill out a questionnaire she designed. I think that's probably two of her greatest assets: her incredibly responsive and consistent communication to make sure you're on the same page with her and her willingness to get to know her clients so she can create the vision they have in their heads and make them feel comfortable. During the actual shoot, she made everything so easy and posed me so I never had to worry if I was looking weird (a big worry of mine haha). I'm no model, but Emily's incredible talent honestly made me feel like one when I finally saw the photos. Seriously, if you work with her you won't even believe the photos when you get them. They were exactly what I had envisioned, absolutely gorgeous and elegant but still totally me. And that was the best part; I looked sooooo sexy (yeah, I said it) but still looked exactly like myself. What a gift--for both me and my boyfriend when he eventually sees them ;) She has a keen eye for making women look and feel beautiful. I am so happy I did this shoot and even more happy I picked Emily to work with. I fully intend on calling her up to do an engagement boudoir shoot when the time comes! - Amber


I was so hesitant to book a shoot, so emailed Emily with my concerns and what I wanted to do the shoot for. She responded very quickly with such a detailed email about her process and how much confidence you can gain from the shoot. What did I have to lose? So I booked a shoot and even though I was nervous, there was no question Emily knew what she was doing. I never felt like she was judging or pushing me to do anything I wasn't comfortable with. She clearly knows how to make your best features shine. She knows exactly how to pose you to make you look your very best. I was stunned with the photos she sent me to pick from. I had such a hard time choosing photos. When the beautifully bound photobook arrived, I was ecstatic to give this to my husband for our anniversary. He loved it! I have never felt more confident in my life. It really did change how I feel about myself. Even though Emily said this would likely happen, I really didn't believe her until now. Her work is stunning. I'll have to book another shoot just for fun. - Chloe


I cannot believe how stunning my photos came out. I could not be happier. I am always really stiff in photos and awkward. She helped me come out of my shell and by the end I was having a ton of fun and want to do it again! I had looked around the internet for boudoir photographers but when I saw Emily's photos I knew she had an eye for light and posing. I love that my photos look so high fashion. She is really good and quick at communicating and worked with me on a custom package to fit around my budget. I am very picky when it comes to photography and out of all my images I have to pick 20 and I think it will be near impossible because they all turned out gorgeous!!! Would highly recommend! - Kristen H


Emily is an amazing photographer. She took the stress out of the experience by preparing you for the shoot weeks prior and by making you feel comfortable throughout the day. She helped with helping me choose different looks for the day. She even let you bring in your own music selection to feel more at ease. She is very professional and your makeup artist did a wonderful job too. My photos turned out great thanks to her attention to details. - Alana


My experience with Emily was phenomenal: she is professional, organized, communicates expectations exceptionally well, and was a pleasure to work with. Everything down to the timing on the day of the shoot was perfectly coordinated. I also walked away from this experience having mad respect for the demands on models and photographers - it's hard work before and during the shoot. Two hours of posing can be a workout for both model and photographer! My biggest fear was just being nervous on the day of the shoot. This was for a wedding anniversary gift for my husband, so I was concerned about not being relaxed enough to have good pictures. I knew that I had found the right photographer for boudoir photography in seeing all of Emily's previous work, so I was confident in her artistic eye, and her ability to help me get relaxed. By the end of the shoot, I was posing mostly naked and I felt completely comfortable! Emily is excellent at coaching you how to pose and move so that you are positioned in your best angles. Also, the lighting in her studio is magical - when I saw my images for the first time, I was amazed at how flawless my skin and body looked prior to re-touching. I can't wait for my husband to see the pictures! Take advantage of Emily's hair stylists and makeup artists - she has excellent connections! Be sure to pick a music playlist that makes you feel confident and happy during shooting. Have fun with it, and trust Emily's ability to put you at ease and coach you through the poses. You will be in excellent hands! - Mikel


First time ever doing a boudoir shoot and let me tell you, I couldn't have been more comfortable! Emily has been nothing but fantastic. Leading up to the shoot she sends multiple emails with preparation tips and suggestions, which I was super grateful for, and at the shoot she is extremely professional while still making the experience fun. I had such a great time spending the day with her taking AMAZING photos. She is incredibly talented and knows exactly how to pose you in the most flattering way. I would book her again in a heartbeat. - Elizabeth


Emily is just fantastic. I did a boudoir photography shoot with her as a surprise gift for my fiancee and the entire experience was amazing. Emily worked closely with me to figure out which of her photography packages was the right fit for me. Before the shoot she gave really helpful tips on what to wear, how to pose and which poses to practice, and so on. The day of the shoot was amazing. The hair/make-up person (Paula Heckenast with City Lights Makeup) Emily selected was wonderful and did a great job on both of my looks. I was worried that the three hours we'd set aside for shooting wouldn't be enough, but Emily worked so efficiently and well to make sure she captured all of the outfits I brought in all sort of different poses. She was extremely professional the whole time but also friendly and made me feel quite at ease. Emily's creativity and artistry shine through her work. The photos I received from the shoot were breathtaking -- I had no idea I could look like that. She gave me a lot of great advice when I was choosing which photos I wanted for the book, and she was very open to my feedback as we decided together how to lay them out. I gave my boudoir book to my fiancee the night before our wedding and he was blown away. I have to say that, going into this whole experience, I was excited about the gift-giving part of it and surprising my soon-to-be-husband. But after the shoot I felt amazing, and I'm convinced boudoir sessions are something all women should do. It is such a wonderful feeling not only to be pampered but the rush of confidence I felt both during the shoot and once I saw the amazing photos was priceless. I am so glad that I'll have these uniquely personal and beautiful images for the rest of my life, and I'll definitely consider doing this again in a few years (another special occasion gift for the hubby perhaps?) THANK YOU, EMILY!!!!!  - Andrea



I cannot recommend Emily highly enough! Emily was my boudoir photographer. As a completely awkward and modest person, I was super nervous about this surprise gift for my fiancé. From our first email, Emily was great. When I explained that I am a pretty uncoordinated person with no ability to walk in a straight line (much less pose myself seductively), Emily told me she'd handle it--and she totally did. Emily found a great hair and make up person and gave me feedback about my outfits--she even lent me a spare pair of shoes when I forgot heels! Most importantly, Emily poses you throughout the session, finding the best lighting and most flattering poses. A questionnaire before the session helps her get to know you--which means she had my favorite music playing through the shoot, and even had me bring special props that helped personalize the shoot for my fiancé. I can't tell you how much I love the photos. I don't think I've ever felt so pretty in my entire life. This was supposed to be a gift for my almost-husband, but it really ended up being a great gift of confidence to myself. If you're on the edge about booking Emily--go for it. You won't regret it! - Maggie


I went to Emily for a special Christmas present for my husband. She is very detailed and organized. She made me feel at ease during the whole process. She really got to know me and what I wanted the outcome to be. She is an amazing photographer. I wish I knew about her when we had gotten married. I would have used her for a photographer then as well. The final outcome was better than I expected. - Lindsey


Emily was my photographer for a boudoir shoot. I shopped around quite a bit for other boudiour studios and was so disappointed at the cost and lack of options (outfits, edited pics, rights to photos, etc). I was so happy when I found Emily. She offers different reasonable packages to match your budget and is willing to work with you...unlike the other studios I talked to. Doing something like this is completely out of my comfort zone and she immediately put me at ease when I arrived. Her studio allowed for many different poses and backgrounds (which other studios lack) and she was super quick in getting me my proofs. I was amazed that the proofs weren't already edited because of how great she is at finding great light and angles! We laughed a ton and she gave me great direction on how to pose. I wish I was getting married around here to have her as our wedding photographer. I will definitely be using her in the future if another opportunity arises! The pictures turned out amazing and I can't wait to see my fiancé's face when he opens the book. Thank you thank you Emily!! - Lindsay


Emily was awesome! I cannot believe how amazing the photos turned out and that I was able to pose without feeling awkward. She really does a wonderful job walking you through what she thinks would look the best. Serious attention to detail. My husband was beyond surprised and told me it was the best gift he'd ever gotten. Beyond happy I went with Emily! - Mary B


I saw Emily's Instagram posts and was immediately enamored with her work. I began following her and love her photos as well as her inspiring quotes. It is obvious that Emily knows how to bring out anyone's personality and best features, and capture this beautifully. I am not a person who enjoys being the center of attention, and I have seriously never been very photogenic. However, I decided to book a shoot with Emily as a means of capturing in time all of the effort I have been putting into taking care of myself both physically and mentally. The entire experience from the time I first contacted Emily for information, to receiving the beautiful photo album, was beyond amazing. Emily was consistently prompt in answering my numerous questions about preparing for the shoot and choosing lingerie. When I needed to change my initial booking date due to having been ill, she was fully accommodating. Although I was excited, I was also very nervous walking into her studio the morning of the shoot. Within minutes, Emily and the amazing Iza Maka Mua had me relaxed-choosing music to fit my mood, drinking a glass of bubbly and chatting away. Having Iza so attentively and gorgeously apply my make up and style my hair made me feel like a queen. I brought more outfit options than needed, and Emily was more than happy to give me her honest opinion and assist in putting my final lingerie sets together. Before Emily finished shooting my first round in a dress I had chosen, I realized that my nervousness had vanished. I went on to change into lingerie and found myself letting go and enjoying the entire shoot. I have no previous experience with photo shoots. Emily easily guided me as to optimal poses which brought out my best features in both my face and body. The way in which Emily can multitask is amazing to me. She set up the vignettes and screens herself, assisted me with poses, shot countless creative photos, and chatted with me along the way. Both Emily and Iza were both so laid back, they made the entire process not only effortless, but exhilarating. I left the studio feeling more than optimistic about the proofs that Emily would be sending me soon. I am being completely honest when I say that my jaw dropped when I looked over my proofs. I have no qualms when I say that Emily is phenomenally talented. She is flexible, accommodating and easy to work with. Her gorgeous studio looks out onto the city, and the natural lighting is fabulous. She clearly knows how to set the mood, and use natural lighting and angles to bring out not only her subject's personality, but accentuate each individual's best physical features from top to bottom. If you are considering a boudoir or general photo shoot, I would seriously consider booking with Emily. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Emily for the experience of a lifetime. I fully intend to do this with you again!  - Lisa


I had a great experience with Emily for my boudoir photo shoot! She was very thorough in preparing me for the session weeks prior to make sure everything flowed smoothly. During the shoot, Emily did a great job making me feel comfortable/relaxed and explaining the poses. What I really appreciated was her attentiveness to making sure she got my best angle from head to toe. Posing for pictures is even more difficult than I imagined, but due to her experience and professionalism, the outcome was great! I love the pictures and am looking forward to giving them to my husband. If you're looking for classy, professionally edited boudoir photos, you will not go wrong booking with Emily! - Alina



I first found Emily Gualdoni Photography randomly on Instagram at chicago_boudoir_. The photos were stunning and the captions really gave me a sense of who was behind the lens. Several months later, I booked a session. I'd had professional photos for work done but was somewhat nervous for this. Working with other not so easy going photographers before, I felt a little intimidated about being in less attire not knowing precisely what I was getting into. In fact, out of jitters, I briefly cancelled the whole thing. Phew. So glad Emily didn't write that down in my permanent record. The session itself was such a relief. I didn't have to worry about a thing. Emily literally put me in the exact position I needed to be. My favorite part, hands down, was the fact that she was actually able to slim out my extra poundage. Let me put it this way... Emily is a Magic Woman. No joke. She made me look not only decent, but flat out hot. Yes. I said it. I think I looked hot. Can't hardly believe it myself. Not just good... Smokin. Hot. And to take away the guilt of splurging on a boudoir shoot (who do I think I am anyway), I asked if we could do some professional photos as well. Emily was so obliging and they turned out great. Look on Groupon for boudoir photos if you want. But you'll be sorely disappointed. With Emily you get top dollar photography at a reasonable fee. She won't disappoint. Above all this, I liked her so much I want her to be my bff. You will too. - Tracy B


Emily is amazing. She was referred to me by another photographer for a boudoir session for my husband. I also did bridal shots. Everything turned out perfectly. She made me so at ease and the pictures turned out better than can be expected. I was blown away. From there we had her edit our wedding pictures (done by another photographer). Which again turned out amazingly. She also created us a slideshow we could share with everyone. My only regret is that I did NOT find her before our own wedding as I would have loved her to capture that! I recommend Emily to anyone looking for a photographer, her work is truly incredible. - Brooke



Emily did my boudoir photography shoot as a gift to my fiance for our wedding. Emily was so easy to communicate with - before, during, and after the shoot. A pre-shoot questionnaire asked what kind of photos and poses I would like, and she used my answers to set the vibe for the shoot. Emily had a beautiful loft with a ton of different spaces and setups to give different looks. We went through some of my outfits when I got there, had a glass of champagne to calm the nerves, and listened to great music while I got my makeup done. Emily made me feel absolutely so comfortable throughout the shoot, and I am not even close to a professional model or knowing what to do in front of the camera. She totally guided me on how to pose and I will tell you it came through beautiful in the photos. The Photos!!! They turned out absolutely amazing - the most beautiful light I have seen myself in! I would absolutely recommend Emily and wish I could do this all over again! - Erin M


After a year of sizable ups and downs, turning 35 was proving difficult to accept for a myriad of reasons, and I realized I never fully owned all of me. While I've come to adore what's on the inside after years of hard work on acceptance and self-love, I was unsure of the outside and constantly picking myself apart. Staring down my 35th birthday in a matter of days, I am happy to say that self-love and acceptance has come full circle after my boudoir photo shoot. I highly recommend it to other women looking to love themselves. My jaw hit the floor after seeing the results of my birthday gift to myself. Emily Gualdoni, your talent and work ethic is second to none, and what you do is truly a gift. Thank you for bringing to light the side of me I hoped was there and opening my eyes to it. I am forever grateful. Hire her. You will not be disappointed. - Michelle


As a photographer myself, I rarely have my picture taken. I decided to treat myself to a 40th birthday present, and be on the other side of the camera for a change. The whole experience was top notch. From the stylist she hired (Izabella Maka) making me look and feel great, to the amazing creativity and energy that Emily has on set. I am so happy with the way the photos turned out, and I'm already looking for new excuses I can come up with to do it again. :) - Victoria


No need to continue researching for boudoir photographers, Emily is the absolute best! I wanted to surprise my now husband with a boudoir photo album for the night before our wedding so I researched and reached out to a bunch of boudoir photographers before making a decision. Emily's emails were professional and she provided a ton of beneficial information even prior to booking our shoot, which made the decision extremely easy. Prior to the shoot, she sent me several emails including everything you would want/need to know to prepare so the shoot went perfectly. This was a huge help since I was insanely busy wedding planning! She also answered all my silly questions that helped ease my mind whenever I got a little nervous. On the day of the shoot, Emily helped me select my outfits before I had my hair and makeup done (I selected a package that included this - highly recommend!). We chatted during the hair and makeup and it was nice to get to know her, it was like hanging out with a friend you've known forever! Once we started shooting Emily helped me into poses based off what I had saved on a Pinterest board that I had created and shared with her months leading up to the shoot. We listened to my favorite music and had a blast the entire time! I LOVE the photos (and so does my husband)! I had the hardest time selecting the final photos since they were all so amazing. I even ended up letting Emily use them for social media after seeing how awesome they turned out. I seriously want to book another shoot since I enjoyed it so much! I cannot thank Emily enough for such a great experience! - Caitlin



Emily Gualdoni is a true professional with a gift: an amazing eye to take the most beautiful pictures. She was welcoming with a relaxed atmosphere and a pleasure to work with during the photo shoot. Her loft was clean and comfortable, a great layout for photos and the results of my photographs were impeccable. I had been following Emily's work for some time, checking out her social media pages, along with her website. Emily takes great pride in her work and it shows; she's a perfectionist and the results reflect the artist she truly is. I made the wise choice in selecting her to take professional photographs for my company's profile and I could not have been happier. Her work is outstanding, the photos exceeded my expectations and I receive compliments on them routinely. Her pictures are truly art. I have since had the pleasure to work with Emily on several projects and look forward to a working with her again in the future. I would definitely, and 100% recommend her. - Laura


Emily exceeded my expectations. Let me say, no one has or ever will describe me as graceful or elegant. I'm awkward and camera shy. You would NEVER know after seeing these pics. Emily was AWESOME. I was super hesitant to do this because Of my gawkiness and she made the whole experience easy breezy. I received responses immediately to questions with references to go on. We worked on a Pinterest board together of different looks. I was worried these would look how many other boudoir shoots I've seen with other photographers looked: CHEEEEESY. NOPE. Classy, elegant, sexy, natural somehow! Emily, you're the bomb. THANK YOU. You've made me more confident! I just booked my second shoot with her. Who knew this gal could be broken out of her shell?! - Nanda


Emily is amazing. She made me feel so comfortable and sexy... despite my inability to have a serious face, she even got amazing more serious images. The whole experience was amazing. Beyond impressed with how quickly she got photos back to me and even rushed the picture album. - Cassie


I was referred to Emily for my boudoir photo shoot by a friend who had great reviews. Sure enough, she was spot on. Emily was personable and easy going from the moment I made contact. She was focused on making my boudoir shoot a comfortable, fun and sexy occasion. She was super generous with her time when we met for photos and also very creative with our shots. She was great for guiding me with my faces and body positioning. The final product is wonderful and I'm sure that my husband will agree !  - Allison



I came to Emily under a little different circumstance than some of her other clients. I was fast approaching the finalization of my divorce and was working toward the best physical condition I had ever been in. I wanted to capture my hard work in a lasting way. I loved the pre-shoot questions she asked to get an idea of my vision. It was also super awesome to show up to the loft to hear my favorite music playing. She offered me champagne to calm my nerves, another thoughtful touch! One of the things I enjoyed the most was her direction. Not being a professional model I had no idea how to move, pose or hold my body. She was patient but also assertive in her direction. I loved it! We were there to get down to business and while we had quite a few laughs she still kept it professional. My photos are AH-MAZ-ING. Seriously. I could not believe that the proofs were completely untouched! Who was this woman and what kind of magic camera did she posses? She some how made me look like I had a butt! I was blown away. I Love my pictures, I loved my entire experience with Emily and I would highly recommend her to anyone thinking about doing a boudoir shoot. She made me look and feel confident, strong and beautiful. - Caitlin


I had an excellent boudoir session with Emily! She responds quickly to email and answered all my questions before the shoot in a timely manner. She made sure to make me feel comfortable the whole time (provided me a glass of champagne, made sure I was warm enough, made sure I liked the music, etc). The best part is she was able to complete my finished/edited photos in time for my fiance's birthday, even though it was quicker than the turnaround time she has in the contract. She's passionate about what she does and made it really fun to work with her. The photos are perfectly processed and not overly-retouched. They look amazing and my fiance loves them too! - Leah



Just got back my photos from a Boudoir Shoot I did with Emily Gualdoni. I did these as a wedding gift for my soon to be husband. I'm no Victoria Secret model, so the idea of the whole experience was a little nerve-racking. Emily went out of her way to make me super comfortable, and not embarrassed prancing around in my underwear. She really took her time and it was obvious she knew exactly what she was doing. From the way she told me how to pose, and even demonstrated it, to telling me exactly what direction to look in the whole experience was an awesome one. It was nice to have a bunch of different setting options, and she really listened to the "style" of vintage looking photos I wanted. Boudoir photos can be tricky, and I looked at other companies before deciding to go with Emily. A bad photographer could totally ruin what is supposed to be a beautiful and empowering experience! Choosing Emily was by far the best choice. I even traveled from out of state! She got my photos back to me very quickly, and after I picked out my favs Emily got the edited versions back to me even quicker. They were SOOO beautiful!! While I like to think I'm in shape there are still some things NO woman wants captured on film. The photo editing was done just right. Sometimes photographers get carried away and over edit (or don't edit at all!), but the photos just looked like a better version of me :) As a fellow creative person, I would highly recommend Emily for ANY type of photos. Lots of people claim to be "photographers", but Emily is a true professional who has a real talent for her craft. If you don't get photos taken by her at least once in your lifetime you are missing out! -Cat


Emily is amazing to work with and the final images will blow your mind. She will capture every beautiful feature, and your flaws will be gone. - Carley



Emily Gualdoni was amazing and I highly recommend her!! My husband surprised me with a boudoir photoshoot for my birthday and I could not have asked for a better experience!!! I had a great time during the photoshoot session, and my photos were stunning!!! - Sheena


Five years ago I did a boudoir shoot with Emily as a gift for my husband-to-be. It was such a fun experience that I figured a fifth anniversary gift would be a good excuse to return to shoot another album! Emily is professional from start to finish yet makes you feel absolutely comfortable when you're doing something that would otherwise be totally out of your element. She listens to your vision and offers suggestions when needed. Emily guides you through each pose and provides direction to make such subtle changes between shots that end up resulting in incredible photos! My husband loved the first album and I cannot wait to give him the second. I did not think the original could be topped...but Emily did it! - Christina


I had an excellent boudoir session with Emily! She responds quickly to email and answered all my questions before the shoot in a timely manner. She made sure to make me feel comfortable the whole time (provided me a glass of champagne, made sure I was warm enough, made sure I liked the music, etc). The best part is she was able to complete my finished/edited photos in time for my fiance's birthday, even though it was quicker than the turnaround time she has in the contract. She's passionate about what she does and made it really fun to work with her. The photos are perfectly processed and not overly-retouched. They look amazing and my fiance loves them too! - Lauren



Emily does amazing work! She is professional, fun, and an amazing photographer. She makes you feel super comfortable the entire time. I can assure you the images will turn out incredible and you will love your time spent with Emily!!!! - Allie


Just got my first boudoir session done with Emily. She's a great photographer, she knows how to angle her camera to hide your weak spots. A+ and since it was my first time, she made sure I was comfortable and helped me with posing. Would recommend her to everyone:) - Thuong


OMG OMG OMG!! I LOVVVEEEE THEM!!! AHHLADHJ!!! Hahahaha, they're so good! I love them all!!! Thank you so much for getting these to me so quickly, and also for being so amazing at taking photos! - Magen


2 of my friends recommended Emily to me after getting their photos done as wedding presents for their husbands. After I saw their photos, I just knew I had to do the same! You would think that being almost naked in front of someone and a camera would be weird, but Emily make the whole experience totally comfortable and tons of fun! I have never felt more carefree and confident. Emily was professional and laid back, and made the whole experience amazing. She also brings in a professional to do your hair and make up as part of your photo package, which makes you feel amazing! After I got my pictures, I was SO happy with how they turned out! I cannot wait to give the photo album to my future husband! I HIGHLY recommend that every woman do this at least once in their lifetime, and Emily is the girl you want to take your photos!


Emily was great to work with! First off, she was very professional and always responded to my emails in a timely manner. She also worked with me to create a custom package to fit my needs. Emily was open to all of my ideas and made me feel extremely comfortable during my shoot. She went above and beyond to help make my photos absolutely stunning. I would definitely recommend her to any and all of my friends! - Missy



Emily did my boudoir photography shoot as a gift to my fiance for our wedding. Emily was so easy to communicate with - before, during, and after the shoot. A pre-shoot questionnaire asked what kind of photos and poses I would like, and she used my answers to set the vibe for the shoot. Emily had a beautiful loft with a ton of different spaces and setups to give different looks. We went through some of my outfits when I got there, had a glass of champagne to calm the nerves, and listened to great music while I got my makeup done. Emily made me feel absolutely so comfortable throughout the shoot, and I am not even close to a professional model or knowing what to do in front of the camera. She totally guided me on how to pose and I will tell you it came through beautiful in the photos. The Photos!!! They turned out absolutely amazing - the most beautiful light I have seen myself in! I would absolutely recommend Emily and wish I could do this all over again! - Erin


Emily Gualdoni is absolutely fantastic! She shot our engagement and wedding photos along with my boudoir photos. Everything was amazing. She does a fabulous job of "catching the moment". Her photos are stunning! I couldn't be happier with the way everything turned out! She is fabulous! - Meganne


It was such a pleasure to work with Emily Gualdoni. She is truly such a talented, young professional. I felt completely comfortable throughout my entire experience. My pictures are simply amazing and I love showing them to those closest to me. I would absolutely recommend Emily for all your photography needs, you will not be disappointed. - Liz


Thank you again for the amazing photos. I'm so so happy with them, it was all WELL worth it. -Merage


I had a lot of fun last Thursday - so much that I could do it all over soon again;) - it took a bit to get comfortable but you made it soooo easy. Your instructions in posing were  easy to follow for such a beginner as myself. Your patience was much appreciated as well as your persistence in wanting to get it right. I am very excited to see them and share them with David. - Sara


I have done two boudoir shoots with Emily and both sets of photos far exceeded my expectations, she is an extremely gifted photographer. It is rare to find someone who has such an artistic eye coupled with her extreme technical skill, but Emily possesses mastery of both. She has an instinctual sense of light and can instantly see which angles are most flattering, the end product looks straight out of an editorial. I was really nervous at the start of our first shoot and she has this calm way of making you feel relaxed and confident. She will even drop everything and strike these perfect poses for you to mimic if you are clueless as to how you arrange your body like me. You can tell she loves shooting and gets really into the zone and just flows with her camera, it's a joy to watch her work. Her studio is great and she is really accommodating, I wanted to shoot with the "glare of a tv" illuminating the picture and she quickly set up gel lights and it turned out incredible. Emily is my go-to photographer and she is so professional and versatile, I'm sure I'll want to use her for every photography need that comes up in my life! - Natalie


I don't think I can praise Emily enough for the work she did on my boudoir photo shoot. I initially found some of Emily’s work through photo postings by friends who are in the business (models, photographers) and I couldn’t get over how beautifully her pictures turned out. When I decided to do a boudoir photo shoot as a gift to my boyfriend, she was the first one I contacted. Everything went smoothly from start to finish. I am not a professional model and have had no previous modeling experience, but Emily put me at ease and helped suggest flattering poses. She listened to all my concerns (like areas of my body I’m self-conscious about) and ideas (I had a vision of the colors, the personality, and image I wanted the photos to portray). The final product came back to me in a timely manner and I was extremely pleased with the results – the photos were sexy, flirty, and stunning! She was exactly able to capture what I wanted and I felt supermodel beautiful! To this day I’m proud when people see my photos and say “I didn’t know you were a model!”. I have referred Emily to anyone that has needed a photographer and not a single person I know has been disappointed. Thanks Emily, I look forward to working with you again! - Sarah


I could not have asked for a better experience or more phenomenal results. Emily made me feel so comfortable, helping me to look and feel my best. I thought it would be hard to find more than a few photos I loved but in the end it was the opposite, I had a hard time narrowing them down! My fiance is going to love the results. I will be recommending Emily to all of my friends.  -Erin



I recieved great images from Emily Gualdoni it was such a fun shoot and she so awesome to work with! Thank you again Emily! - Camrin



I cannot recommend Emily highly enough! Emily was my boudoir photographer. As a completely awkward and modest person, I was super nervous about this surprise gift for my fiancé. From our first email, Emily was great. When I explained that I am a pretty uncoordinated person with no ability to walk in a straight line (much less pose myself seductively), Emily told me she'd handle it--and she totally did. Emily found a great hair and make up person and gave me feedback about my outfits--she even lent me a spare pair of shoes when I forgot heels! Most importantly, Emily poses you throughout the session, finding the best lighting and most flattering poses. A questionnaire before the session helps her get to know you--which means she had my favorite music playing through the shoot, and even had me bring special props that helped personalize the shoot for my fiancé. I can't tell you how much I love the photos. I don't think I've ever felt so pretty in my entire life. This was supposed to be a gift for my almost-husband, but it really ended up being a great gift of confidence to myself. If you're on the edge about booking Emily--go for it. You won't regret it! - Maggie


A boudoir shoot isn’t just meant for someone young, skinny, and beautiful. It’s something to memorialize yourself, build your confidence, and an amazing gift for the person you love. I first booked Emily for a boudoir shoot in the winter of 2011. A Christmas gift for someone. Little did I know the confidence it gave me, not only from the compliments from Emily l, but also seeing the finished results. I felt like Emily had captured the best of me. Fast forward five years, I reached back out to Emily, this time for myself. I had let myself go a bit, like most during a relationship. Became single, and changed my lifestyle. Getting healthier not only body wise, but also mind. What better way to memorialize this part of your life other than in photos? From this shoot, I was reached out to by many other photographers. Me, a short 5’3”, not sized 0-2, was being reached out to, due to Emily’s ability to being out the best in me. Now I’m not saying I’m perfect or anything near that, but I am comfortable and feel beautiful in my own skin. I’ve built not only a healthier image of myself, but also amazing connections to other positive women. These accomplishments, in fact were due to these shoots. - My


Emily is absolutely amazing! I was completely blown away by my experience and results. I was on a budget, and searching for a photographer to take some boudoir photos for me to give to my husband for his wedding gift. I contacted countless photographers, many of whom just failed to respond, then I found Emily. Not only did she charge a fraction of what others did, she is tremendously talented. I booked a 1.5 hour package with her, that included the rights to 20 edited photos with the option to purchase more. This is a fantastic deal. She mentioned that she didn't mind going over to get the right shots. Not only did she nearly double the photo shoot time because she was having such a good time, she threw in many additional edits completely free of charge. What?! Amazing!! I wanted to compile the photos into a large hardcover book for my husband. The fact that I was able to get the rights to the photos and get a book made on my own, saved me so much money. She did offer getting the book through her as well, which I have no doubt would have been amazing, but being on a budget I opted for the cheaper option. The fact that I had options in the first place made me very happy. When I saw my photos, even before the editing, I couldn't believe it. I was planning on not showing anyone the photos save for my husband, but I ended up showing several friends because I couldn't believe it! Especially my butt. She made my butt look real good. I was very nervous as I have never been photographed or nearly nude in front of anyone before, and she made me feel at ease and gave excellent feedback and direction. I just gave my husband the book last week, and the look on his face was priceless. He just kept screaming "what?!" and "this belongs in a magazine!" Among others. He said it was the best gift I could ever give him. Thanks to Emily we can both look back on this amazing book when we are old and wrinkly and remember how great my butt looked :) - Kelly

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