Boudoir Photography Sessions

Boudoir Photography Studio

We specialize in working with each client to discuss their vision for their individual shoot and offer suggestions when desired to get the exact shot the client has in mind. We have various props to enhance your shoot and help you hone in on your vision. Our focus is creating a photograph that you and your loved ones will be treasure.

We can help you find the right setting as well as the perfect pose to create the image you want. Some people are saying that boudoir photos can spice up your sex life.


Custom Artwork

Here is what a few of our boudoir clients have to say about us:

“I had the pleasure of working with Mariah on more than one occasion.   Mariah  captures subject individuality well and she knows how to pull you out of your comfort zone while respecting your boundaries.  She has the perfect balance of professionalism combined with a playfulness which helped me to relax.” – Shanti


“Working with Mariah was fantastic. She made me feel super comfortable and relaxed, and really created the images I was looking for. The photographs are stunning, and I couldn’t have asked for better ones!” 10.10.2015


“I really love my 20-page album. It features my favorite boudoir photos and I feel so beautiful when I look at it and it instantly boosts my self esteem. I even find myself sharing it with others, which I would never have done prior to the shoot. It was a great investment in me!” – Beth

As seen in PLAYBOY:

Playboy TV  Show “Undercover” joined Carle Photography for a full day of shooting Fetish & Boudoir photography with host Kate Q. This summer the episode will air highlighting how much fun and sexy a messy sploshy sexy boudoir session can be. Stay tuned…

Our studio

Our Oakland photography studio is cozy, comfortable and private. It has a variety of backdrops and furniture to help you find the perfect setting for your session. We are just minutes away from Alameda and San Francisco. We can do amazing portable location shoots throughout the Bay Area upon requested from park settings to wineries to hotel room locations. The only limit on what we can create is your desired photographs. Boudoir Photography means elegance and beauty. Let us make a glorious image for your partner or create a beautiful, intimate work of art for you!

Frequently Asked Questions:

By now you must have a ton of questions about how we do our boudoir photos. Below are all the answers we could come up with.

What should I wear? Wear what you think is sexy, wear your favorite sexy costume, wear your special lingerie, wear nothing at all; let us dress you in nothing but cotton sheets and a smile.

Will my photos be on your website? Only if you want them to. Most of our clients are very very private, we only publish images when You request it.

What about Tax and Tips?  Sales Taxes are included, Tipping is optional, your job is to have fun and enjoy an amazing  photo shoot, not worry about math and taxes.

When do I proof/choose the photos? You get to proof same day as your shoot.

When will my order be ready? Most orders are ready in 1-2 weeks

Can I add makeup & hair? YES! Additional makeup and hair styling is $200.

Do I need to rent a hotel? Not at all, all of our photography sessions are right here in our Oakland Art & photography studio.

Can you retouch out my scars & squish? Yes! We do high quality professional retouching, we will chat with you during your consult and show you several examples of the style and level of retouching, from natural to barbie doll.

Does your boudoir studio provide outfits? Our studio provides professional make up artists & hair, award winning published photographer, amazing sets, and hundred of photography props. you need to provide your favorite fitting lingerie underwear & shoes.

 Forget the outfits, Can I have a nude photo session? Yes we love working with clients who want nude fine art.

I LOVE shoes, can I bring all my shoes? If you want a super sexy photo of you surrounded by ALL your shoes we can do that.

I want my best friend to come with me. Sure, additional people are $50.

Does your studio shoot older women?  Yes we do, in the past 8 years we have done boudoir photography the oldest client Mariah Carle has has was 92 years old. You’re NOT too old to experience an amazing photography session.

I’m excited, Can you fit me in next week? Most of our sessions book 1-2 months in advance, give us a call with your calendar in your hand and we will find a way to fit you in.

I work my schedule is crazy, do you have evening sessions? Yes we do many evening sessions, come get all glammed up, have a fun photo session, with your hair and makeup looking fantastic it is a perfect reason for date night or a night out on the town.

I wish to book a boudoir session for someone else. The very best way to book a session for someone else is to give them a link to this website a kiss & your credit card.

I don’t know how to pose for a camera, can you help me? Yes, your photographer Mariah Carle has been in front of and behind the camera for a decade, she will help you with set ideas, styling, & posing.

How much does a photo session cost? Most clients spend about $1500 with us. Our photos sessions include an in person consult, and the very best in photography and creativity. We have several professional makeup artists on our team to help you look your best.

Boudoir photography has been heating up the presses, take a look at these recent articles for ideas and inspirations.

 BuzzFeed: 33 Impossibly sexy Boudoir Poses

Woman 24: Would you take your clothes off for the camera?

Blast: Bachelorettes & brides bare all, in trendy group photo shoots.