Why Boudoir?

Model: That’s Me, Anna Johnson and the Photographer: Angelina Boudoir 2017

Model: That’s Me, Anna Johnson and the Photographer: Angelina Boudoir 2017

I get asked all the time what makes me Qualified to be a Boudoir Photographer and “WHY” people should book me.

I always want to answer with the most logic reasons like:

  • I have 8+ years of experience posing women and mastering the technical aspects of my camera along with owning a business.

  • You can’t get my studio look ANYWHERE because we don’t allow photographers to rent our space and so what you get from me is private and unique.

  • I NEVER share clients images, this means you don’t have to worry about filling out a form, asking if I can use or share your photos. However, if you desire to share I won’t complain. =P

  • I have a closet full of lingerie and I hire only PROFESSIONAL makeup/hair artists

However, although all of the above is 100% true. The real reason anyone should book me is because they love my work, and honestly want to learn how to just B.E. I couldn’t be more passionate about finding confidence in yourself as a WOMAN. I am in the business of WOMEN, it’s my goal to help women feel amazing and shatter all glass ceilings.

Do you know WHY? Because, baby when glass shatters it SPARKLES and I want you to sparkle. I want you to shine so bright that NO boss, NO man, NO sibling, friend or parent can dim YOUR light. YOU LOVE, DESERVE TO SHINE BRIGHT! YOU deserve to feel amazing in the skin you were born into. YOU deserve to be LOVED by yourself. NO more looking in the mirror and thinking you are not enough. YOU are MORE than enough! This.. This right here is exactly WHY I am a boudoir photographer, if you are that person who needs this.. Then this is WHY you should book me.


So, a little bit about me {Insert the monkey emoji that covers its eyes} this will be raw and personal.

Photo CC: Teri Hoffard 2016

Photo CC: Teri Hoffard 2016

Photography CC: Teri Hoffard 2016

Photography CC: Teri Hoffard 2016

Photography CC: Terri Hoffard Photography 2016

Photography CC: Terri Hoffard Photography 2016

Photo CC: Terri Hoffard 2016

Photo CC: Terri Hoffard 2016

How could I tell you as a person to have boudoir photos taken, if I have never even been in front of the camera?  I couldn’t so, there you go, me in ALL my glory!

You may think you can’t do this but darling... YOU CAN because I CAN, and I did.

See those stretch marks?  Those are my battle cries and the stripes I wear proudly for birthing 2 beautiful little girls.  Those extra pounds and that not so society perfect body you see is ME. I’m proud of this body and the hardships I have faced that have made this body look exactly like it does. 

My feet have walked several thousand miles from San Diego all the way to South Africa where I lived a short 3 months. Helping women and children and serving those who have nothing. 

My hands have healed and bandaged wounds from the years I spent working as a pediatric nurse.

My eyes, have seen the world.  I have seen life born and life end. 

My heart… OH girl, my heart is so passionate.  It’s passionate to create change but trust me this passion comes from a heart that has been scared.  I have not lived life untouched.  I have had great pains and sorrow that last lifetimes.  However, I have and will continue to pick myself up every day of every year.  I will continue to fight for YOU and for me.

I live and breathe to empower Women and Honey… I practice what I preach! {Insert smirky smile here}

What you may not know?

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Let’s just save all that for your session! =)

Below, some of the amazing women who have stepped into my heart… Into my studio!