Testimonials - egualdoniboudoir


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

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

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 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

My experience with Emily was absolutely amazing. I had boudoir pictures taken with her as a gift for my fiance. I had never done anything like this before - she was so fun and easy to work with. She is extremely professional and so talented. Her work is amazing, my fiance absolutely loved the pictures. I would highly recommend her! - Colleen

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 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

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

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

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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