Don’t just take my word for it… check out what clients have to say about their Own Your Sexy® experience!

After my boudoir session with you for my 40th bday, I grew an acceptance of my body and also realized that while I liked the way I looked I didn’t feel as strong as I used to. I’ve started taking barre classes and now feel both strong and confident in my body. I can’t wait for my next session with you…perhaps in two more years when I turn 45. Thank you!!!”

-Elaine, excerpt from client email to Own Your Sexy®

After all the fun of the photoshoot, I got to look at my photos and I was blown away. They looked amazing, Laura really knows what she is doing! Choosing the photos and my album was so much fun, the entire experience was truly amazing.

“What can I say?!! I had an awesome time with Laura! This was my first time doing any kind of photography for myself and it was amazing. I have always wanted to do boudoir, but had no idea where to go and who to do it with! Finally, I went on google and searched boudoir photography studios and Own Your Sexy was one of the first to pop up. I looked at the reviews and their website and just fell in looovvee with all the beautiful photos of everyone! The things that made me ultimately choose OYS were the reviews, the variety of women, and how fun everything looked!

When my appointment came, I was super excited! I actually did not feel anxious at all. I was greeted warmly by Laura and Zuleika and they had my name drawn on the board!! ( I’m such a sucker for those types of things lol!) I had opted in for hair and make up and Zuleika did a FABULOUS JOB!! I was completely satisfied with my look! And she was funny and really nice! After that it was shoot time and man it was so much fun. I brought two of my own outfits and paired them with shoes from the dream closet and used one beautiful outfit from there also. I felt like a celebrity taking photos for a magazine lol!! It was awesome. Laura coached me through the entire session and made it relaxing and so much fun.

After all the fun of the photoshoot, I got to look at my photos and I was blown away. They looked amazing, Laura really knows what she is doing! Choosing the photos and my album was so much fun, the entire experience was truly amazing.

I recommend Own Your Sexy to all women. Laura and her entire team are absolutely the best. Laura worked with me and answered all of my questions without hesitation. She is absolutely wonderful. When you choose to work with them, trust me, your money will be well spent because you get so much more in return!!”


Review from Yelp

“I don’t think there is anything new I can say. Every single positive review for Own Your Sexy is 100% true! Laura is super professional, friendly, and provides great customer service. In addition it is absolutely clear that she knows exactly what she is doing BEFORE you even see your images. She does a wonderful job of coaching you through the poses to the point where you feel so natural doing it!

After you’re finished shooting, you get to see all those wonderful photos in their un-retouched glory and can I tell you now that you’re going to be BLOWN AWAY AND IN LOVE WITH those images. To get to see yourself – gorgeous and sexy just the way you are – nothing is comparable. It is such an amazing experience. This is truly something every woman should do AT LEAST once in their lives. I will definitely be back in the future!

Adding to the experience is the hair and makeup. Don’t think twice about it. Let Zuleika take care of you! She knows what she is doing and will leave you stunned at the flawless face staring back at you in the mirror. I was also extremely pleased and pleasantly surprised with how my hair came out. I was a bit nervous before I arrived because I have very curly hair and wasn’t sure if she would be able to handle it. My nervousness was in vain. My hair turned out amazing! So much so that I will start going to her to get it styled. Do yourself a favor and just book a shoot. You won’t regret it!

-Amanda P, review from The Knot & Yelp

I was nervous but Laura did a great job of calming those nerves and helping me feel as if I were at home. After the first shot I was having so much fun I didn’t want it to end.

“I had absolutely the best time at my shoot yesterday!!! From the time I booked until the day of the shoot, Laura and her administrative assistant Emily were extremely helpful in answering all of my questions and concerns. My emails received prompt responses (there were a lot of them)

On the day of the shoot, Zu did my makeup. She transformed me beautifully!!!! So beautifully I didn’t even recognize myself. When it came time to shoot, I was nervous but Laura did a great job of calming those nerves and helping me feel as if I were at home. After the first shot I was having so much fun I didn’t want it to end. When we sat to review the photos I was in awe. I had no idea I could look that good. Shout out to Laura and Zu for having me OWN MY SEXY!!!!! Can’t wait to get my “Little Black Book” so I can start showing it off. Would definitely recommend!!!!!!!

By the way, the closet, OMG!!!!!!! it’s a girls dream come true!!!!!”


Review from Yelp

“You have to work with Laura. This is honestly one of the best things I have ever done for myself. I can’t recommend it highly enough! Laura is warm, kind, efficient, professional, and an extremely talented artist. She doesn’t *just* provide sexy boudoir photos, she provides a powerful series of photographs that truly capture the depth, strength, vulnerability and passion of women. Zu is a fantastic makeup and hair artist. One of the best. You can also hire her for weddings and makeup tutorials. All around, this was the best experience I could have imagined. You gotta check it out.”

-Samantha S, review from Yelp & The Knot


I can’t say enough about how absolutely fantastic this experience was. Laura is an extremely talented, warm, amazing person. She made me feel so welcome and confident. This was so much fun and my photos are gorgeous. I have NEVER FELT SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! I think every woman should experience this at least once. I will certainly be doing this again! Thanks Laura!”

Melissa S.

Review from Yelp

“I cannot say enough amazing things about Laura. I walked into this shoot stressed out, running late and mad at myself for it and this session COMPLETELY turned my mood around. It ended up being one of the absolute best days of wedding planning thus far. I’m SO happy with my pictures. I felt absolutely amazing while shooting. Laura is just phenomenal to work with and if I ever do another boudoir shoot again, this is where I’ll go. HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend!!!”

-Kimberly F, review from The Knot

Ladies, you owe it to yourself. Go see Laura and take the first step to Own Your Sexy. You’ll be so glad you did.

“If you’re in any way hesitating about using Laura and her Own Your Sexy boudoir photography services, let me help you make your decision. I just had my session with Laura yesterday, and I am utterly floored at how amazing the whole experience was.

Laura and her makeup artist Isabel met me at the door of Laura’s posh studio, which feels really more like a luxurious boudoir (fittingly!) when you walk in. They were both so friendly and welcoming that my nerves immediately dissipated. (The glass of champagne helped a little bit too..!) From helping me put together my looks for the shoot including the awesome experience of looking through the boudoir closet of luxury lingerie, shoes, and jewelry, to the professional makeup application and hair styling, to the photo shoot itself, Laura and Isabel made me feel like a supermodel.

What an empowering day. The photo shoot experience itself was so much fun! I was originally nervous that I wouldn’t know how to pose or that I’d look awkward, but Laura is a supreme professional and told me exactly what to do along the way. I was so excited to see the first cut of the photos from my shoot and luckily Laura doesn’t make you wait. Within thirty minutes after we wrapped, I was sitting next to Laura going through photos to take them all in and see which ones I liked best for my album. There were so many I liked right out of the gate that I ended up upgrading to a larger album with more photos. They were incredible!!! I cannot wait to see the final product!!

Ladies, you owe it to yourself. Go see Laura and take the first step to Own Your Sexy. You’ll be so glad you did. I’m already plotting how and when I can do it again. Truly an incredible experience. Thank you Laura!!”


Review from The Knot

“Laura and her team are AMAZING! My 2 sorority sisters and I are all getting married this year so we booked our shoots together to make albums for our husbands! We had a blast!!! Def recommend this if you’re planning your wedding with friends!! Laura made me feel so comfortable and her stylists were awesome! And omg the dream closet…. I brought my own outfits with me and ditched them all for her wardrobe! Totally worth the trip in from Long Island! She sat with us and helped us design our albums within our price ranges! I’m a very satisfied client!! <3”

-Alexandra L, review from The Knot

I actually felt more sexy doing this shoot than on my wedding day.

For anyone who is anxious about doing a boudoir shoot, whether it be for yourself or for your significant other- don’t be! Laura takes such excellent care of you and makes you feel so comfortable. I was so scared because I felt that I was not beautiful enough, not skinny enough, not curvy enough, etc. – everything that a woman grows up seeing or hearing around her! I finally gave in after months of debating within myself whether or not I should do this for my then-fiancé. It turns out that I needed this more than he did.

Zuleika did an incredible job on my hair and makeup without making me look like a completely different person but I definitely felt like someone else. I was suddenly walking around in lingerie and heels with confidence and posing for the camera, with my hair fanning behind me like a Victoria’s Secret model! I actually felt more sexy doing this shoot than during my wedding day. Make no mistake – I did feel beautiful when I got married, but I did not feel confident or sexy wearing a floor-length white dress and making sure everyone was well fed and having fun. The boudoir shoot is all about you and no one else.

I haven’t received my photo album yet, but I am incredibly excited to see it – I’ve already seen the raw photos immediately after my Sex Kitten package shoot (3 outfits/sets and 3 different makeup/hair looks if desired) and couldn’t believe it was me. I had to upgrade my album – trust me – 20 photos were not enough. Thank you, Laura and Zuleika, so much for allowing me to see the side of myself that my husband sees.”


Review from The Knot

If I could give a million stars for Laura and Zuleika, I would! Do this for yourself! I was so hesitant to do this, but my good friend convinced me to do it for my future husband as a wedding gift. Leading up to the day I was dreading it, as soon as I walked into the studio all of that dread was gone! Zuleika did my makeup and hair. It was exactly what I wanted. I am super picky about both these things because I am a hairstylist and work in the industry but she nailed it. If my job wasn’t already doing my hair and makeup for my wedding I would hire her in a heartbeat!

Laura was AMAZING! She is extremely talented at what she does and makes you feel so comfortable. She leads you the whole way from obviously how to stand but accessorizing your outfits. When it came down to reviewing and picking my photos she made that a breeze even when I was indecisive. I have always had a negative image of my body but after this I feel so amazing. Even before the retouching was done I was so happy with the outcome!! I would honestly do it again, I had so much fun and felt fabulous afterwards. Thank you Laura!!!”

-Kristina P, review from The Knot

This was an unbelievable experience and I am so glad I was brave enough to own my sexy!

“This was an unbelievable experience and I am so glad I was brave enough to own my sexy! Laura and Zuleika made me feel so comfortable as soon as I arrived to the studio. They are so warm and welcoming which helped put my nerves at ease. They looked at the lingerie I brought with me and helped me to make my final selections for the shoot. Laura helped guide me through how to pose and the right facial expressions. The whole experience was actually fun! From her camera I looked like a model from Victoria’s Secret (without Photoshop) so I can’t wait to see the final edits!

This really gave me such a sexy and confident feeling. This was everything I was hoping for and so much more. I did this as is a gift to my husband for his 40th birthday, but I have to say this has been just as much a gift to myself. Zuleika did such an amazing job on my hair and makeup that on my way home, a man on the rush hour train looked up at me and quickly moved his bag so I could sit in the seat next to him (I couldn’t help but smirk to myself). More importantly, the look on my husband’s face when I got home was priceless. I am so excited to surprise him with these pictures! I think that every woman should take the plunge and just go for it! You will not be disappointed!”

Trina C.

Review from Yelp

“Laura is the owner and photographer and let me tell you she knows her stuff. I loved the experience and her studio is every girls dream. As soon as you walk in all you see is a beautiful closet with AMAZING lingerie, accessories, shoes, props, coats…etc that everyone has access to which is a plus. Then you walk all the way in and it’s such a cozy studio, makes you feel soooo comfortable and safe. She directs you through the session, showing you how to pose because to be honest most of us aren’t models.

After the session is done you actually get to see your pictures the same day and I LOVED that. Would have hated to wait. Lol. PLUS if you would like hair and makeup she has a very professional girl there named Zuleika. Her technique is so great, made me look like a superstar.”

-Mayra R, review from The Knot & Yelp

Do yourself and someone you like a favor and go get Laura to take some hot pictures of you like you deserve. It will blow your mind and you will feel as amazing as you are!

“DO THIS. Laura, the photographer, is basically an angel. I did a shoot as a wedding gift for my husband and it was the perfect gift–he was totally surprised and absolutely loves the album. But it was also an incredible gift to myself. The experience was literally life-changing. I’m a big girl and I’ve struggled a lot with body issues and related anxiety, and my experience with [Own Your Sexy] has alleviated that more than anything else in my life. I’m not going to pretend my body image issues have vanished, but my bad days are less bad than they used to be, and sometimes I even have *good* days, which is pretty much unheard of. I walked out of the shoot feeling like a freaking model. I was so happy and excited and proud and confident I could hardly contain myself. The high lasted for days and days and, like I said, the effects have still lingered months later.

The booking process is thorough in a good way. Laura also sends a survey for you to fill out about things like what you love about your body and what you want from your shoot. She also sends detailed logistical instructions, including useful tips on preparing, like how to choose outfits for the shoot. I had fun trousseau shopping (it was all part of the body positivity project for me and I highly recommend treating yourself to a hot bra if you’re feeling down!), but don’t worry if you don’t have the time or money to buy a bunch of fancy new lingerie–Laura has a “dream closet” of things (in ALL sizes, truly) for you to use, and you can browse it in advance on her Pinterest. It’s really useful even if you do have lingerie of your own that you want to wear, because she’ll help you accessorize with jewelry and shoes so you don’t need to worry about forgetting anything. I never wear heels so I stopped buying them years ago, but they’re great for boudoir photos, so I liked being able to bring shoeless outfits and have Laura help me pick out shoes to match each one.

Zuleika, who does the hair and makeup, is brilliant. I have naturally curly hair, and in my experience, most stylists think they need to straighten it before they can do anything with it; if you tell them you want to keep your natural curl, they can’t think of anything to do so they just do nothing at all. Not Zuleika! She listened and knew exactly what to do–she managed to soften up the front and make me look like the movie star version of myself. It was PERFECT. She also managed to give me exactly the blend of natural and sultry makeup I was hoping for. Did I mention that Zuleika and Laura are also just super friendly and fun to be around? As soon as I arrived and we starting prepping my hair and makeup and putting together outfits and scenes, I felt totally comfortable–it was like hanging out with friends. And Laura continued to make me feel surprisingly comfortable throughout the admittedly weird and unnatural process of posing in your undies. As other reviewers have said, she is really talented at coaching you on poses and facial expressions and so on. She was also really helpful with narrowing down the photos to the final selections for the album. It was the perfect balance of listening to what I wanted and giving me expert guidance.

Normally I cringe when I see pictures of myself, but seeing even my unedited shots made me so happy. In keeping with the whole body positivity thing, she’s really cool about making sure you don’t get airbrushed out of existence in the editing process–I wanted a little touching up but not a total reshaping, and she totally understood and honored that. The finished product was gorgeous, and both my husband and I will treasure it forever. Do yourself and someone you like a favor and go get Laura to take some hot pictures of you like you deserve. It will blow your mind and you will feel as amazing as you are!”

Chelsea B

Review from Yelp

“I originally booked this session as a surprise for my new husband – but as someone who spent her whole life being very body conscious, I’m convinced that EVERY woman needs to do this for herself! Laura is such a pro and immediately makes you feel like you own the space: no judgments, just you declaring yourself, your sexiness, and your confidence! She’s the best coach and will constantly help you with poses and faces, so you don’t have to worry about what to do at any moment.

Zuleika, the hair/makeup artist, is also incredible and was the perfect start to feeling ready to go; not to mention her work photographs so well! After a few minutes I was completely relaxed and stopped thinking about my “imperfections”, and by the end of it I wanted to do it all over again! After the shoot Laura sits down with you to go over your photos, and you will be blown away. Don’t even think about it, just do it!

-Jen B, review from The Knot & Yelp

I loved the attitude of making women feel good about themselves, and Own Your Sexy DEFINITELY delivers on that promise.

Truly the best ever! I knew I wanted to do a boudoir shoot as a wedding gift for my future husband, and once I visited their website, there was no question about where I would go. I loved the attitude of making women feel good about themselves, and Own Your Sexy DEFINITELY delivers on that promise. I’m usually pretty camera-shy, but Laura was absolutely amazing, directing poses and making me feel super comfortable. She really has an amazing eye for photography and knows exactly how to get a ton of great shots! I had my hair and makeup done by Hillary, and I absolutely loved her work. I felt so glamorous but still looked like myself. The atmosphere was relaxed, there was good music playing, and the Dream Closet was so much fun to look through on Pinterest and in real life. I love that even though I was able to get a great deal with a Gilt voucher, I was never made to feel like a lesser customer. I ended up springing for an album, and I am so happy I did! I highly recommend this studio, they are without a doubt the best out there.”

Liz D

Review from The Knot