‘People often say that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.’ – Selma Hayek
You may have seen us in Vanity Fair Magazine…
We are a passionate, amazing, team of Kick Ass Female superheroes offering Intimate Portraits for Women.
Fighting against unattainable beauty standards one client at a time. Our superpowers are to help you see how you beautiful you are, right now. Without Photoshop.
Mainstream media and Self Hate.
Mainstream media wants women to believe that they are not pretty enough, thin enough or good enough unless their photos are completely retouched. They want women to compare themselves to every supermodel and movie star on the cover of magazines, all the while knowing that most women will never measure up. And in reality the women on the covers don’t usually even look like the women on the covers!
Self Hate is a sneaky villain, it attacks from within. It makes women turn on themselves, forcing them to only see the “flaws”, and “imperfections”. Women begin to hate what they see in the mirror. It blinds them to all the beauty, and uniqueness, that is theirs alone. Instead of seeing the warm, beautiful, sexy, woman the world sees, self hate makes women see themselves as fat, dull, ugly, and flawed.
We pledge to defeat these villains, and change the way you see and treat yourself. So what are you waiting for? Book a session with us to reclaim and embrace your uniqueness and join us in fighting for REAL beauty in all it’s sizes, ages, and shapes!
‘I want women to know that it’s okay. That you can be whatever size you are and you can be beautiful inside and out. We’re always told what’s beautiful and what’s not, and that’s not right.’ – Serena Williams
We make our boudoir photo experience all about YOU.
This means from the second you book your appointment, we work to ensure all the details are perfect. We will help you plan the perfect outfit, choose the perfect set and our in house Hair and Make Up Artist will transform you into the Bombshell of your dreams. Our Client Concierge will make sure you are comfortable every step of the way- whether you need a cup of coffee, a snack, or assistance trying on one of the over 150 pieces we carry (sizes0-22) in our wardrobe. No one can put on a garter belt by herself and have it perfectly straight!
Love a certain lipstick color or your hair like a celebrity you saw in a magazine? Let our Makeup Artist know- she’ll consult with you on it. Not sure what to wear? We’ve got you covered. Our stylist know exactly how to emphasize your assets by finding you that pieces that fits perfectly.
First time? Nervous? That’s normal! But no need, our photographers are ready to coach you through your shoot, as well as work with you through your posing, making sure your pictures come out stunning. We know what works for all kinds of different women, and it is mission to give you the best experience possible.
Want something different? Looking for a tweak? Have an idea? Let us know!
Ready to book? Call 909-758-0261 or email LittleBlackDress@LittleBlackDressBoudoir.com
Meet our team!
I personally battled with my own body image for years. I used to tell myself, “You can’t wear anything sleeveless or strapless”. And all of a sudden I was like, “What if I didn’t send such negative messages to my brain, and said wear it and enjoy it?” And now I’m more comfortable in clothes than ever.’ – Drew Barrymore
Sometimes I feel exactly like Drew Barrymore. How many of us say negative things about ourselves daily? The self hate negativity needs to stop. And that is why I do this. I wanted to create a space for all women to feel sexy, have fun and push themselves just a little ( or a lot) out of their comfort zone.
I have dedicated my career to using my lens to empower women to see themselves the way the rest of the world does. As confident, beautiful, amazing women. I run a no photo shop studio, and I know that can seem scary. The truth is I don’t need it, I know how to use great wardrobe, makeup, lighting and angles to capture the best version of you without Photoshop.
It’s something i believe in with every fiber of my being. As a mom I feel it’s important to lead our daughters by example, and what better way than to embrace who we are right now and rock the shit out of every situation by not being afraid to love our selves and our bodies today.
You are good enough now. You are pretty enough now. You are thin enough now. No more excuses. Let’s do this.
You can reach me at Mistie@LittleBlackDressBoudoir.com
Mistie is the owner and head photographer at Little Black Dress. She has won numerous awards, including top boudoir photographer in the IE, and her work has been seen in Vanity Fair magazine, Allure, Golfers Digest, and on an episode of Inland Empire Explorer. She also teaches and mentors photographers from all over the world.
I love working at Little Black Dress because all women should feel perfect and spoiled every now and then. I am fascinated with sweat, literature, and the wonders of the imagination. If have a moment where I am not enjoying my time with clients at Little Black Dress, you can probably find me: reading outside, playing red rover with children, shaking my money maker, hunting vigilantly for the perfect crimson lipstick, or taste testing words to see which have the best flavor. I have no idea what makes me tick. It probably has something to do with sex, sunshine, vintage dresses, the ocean, and trying to fit square pegs into round holes.
My contact info is Emily@LittleBlackDressBoudoir.com
Emily is the Studio Manger and a photographer here at Little Black Dress. She also holds two BA degrees, including one in literature. Her love of story telling translates into all of her sessions.
‘Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.’- Ellen Degeneres
Lingerie isn’t the only sexy look you can shoot in. Here are a few ideas to help you out:
- Pin-Up Bombshell: Bring your favorite Marilyn or Betty inspired outfit and prepare to go back in time.
- 50 shades of Sultry: Grab your sexiest ensemble or wear nothing at all. Whips, paddles, masks and cuffs provided.
Choose from one of our five locations:
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Enjoy a luxurious, fun experience at our 3,000 sq ft dream studio in the Inland Empire. Here you will have over 15 sets to choose from, colorful wigs in a variety of styles, full wardrobe options including brand new stockings and garter belts (sizes range from 0-28). Enjoy a snack and a coffee while relaxing in our hair and makeup suite. Take a selfie or 10 in our fully stocked, gold sparkle selfie booth. Have some popcorn and indulge in a scene or two of the movie of the week, while you wait to enjoy your same day red carpet premier. Our team is here to spoil, style and pose you, ensuring the best photos of your life every time. You will be blown away by all the options we can create here.
Costa Mesa, CA
This is an intimate, cozy studio nestled in Orange County just 5 minutes from South Coast Plaza. Perfect for one-two outfit sessions, this studio features amazing window light, fabulous hanging fabric to pose with. Exposed brick walls, sofas, chairs and the perfect bed for sexy bedroom shots. Limited wardrobe options are available for this location, and must be asked about prior to session date. Refreshments are provided as you view and order your images at your same day premiere.
This rental studio is perfect for creating fun pin-up looks. This OC studio owned by Cheri Wilson Chagollan renowned corsetier and costume designer, is a magical play ground and one of our favorite places to rent for our clients. They offer a variety of backdrops, from basic to extravagant. But, we have to admit that the best part of this studio is the costumes! You can bring your own wardrobe or ( we highly recommend) you can rent wardrobe from the studios fabulous and extensive, collection of professional corsetry, wardrobe and accessories from Wonderland Corsets and Cadaver Couture. Not even joking they have the most amazing, magazine quality wardrobe options.
The Dungeon, Upland, CA
This studio is not for everyone, but it is amazing. A feminine take on a dungeon master or in this case mistresses hideaway. Featuring everything you expect and desire in a dungeon shoot, whips, paddles, iron cross, spanking bench etc.. It also has some surprise elements like a stripper pole with a light up stage, wall to wall mirrors and leather couches. Refreshments are provided, and our team will coach and pose you for the perfect shots. This is also makes a great location for couple shoots. Wardrobe is not provided for this location, however personal shopping is available for an additional fee.
Las Vegas, NV
Sin City USA, the hottest location for your boudoir session. Be prepared to take sexy to a whole new level, shot in unique, top hotels throughout Las Vegas, these sessions are truly a one of a kind experience. Fully customized to you and your vision, we choose the best location to set the scene for your ultimate boudoir experience. Champagne and snacks are provided, as well as complete posing and coaching throughout your session. Celebrating your bachelorette party? Let us put together the perfect girls day, enjoy individual shoots, hair and makeup and be ready to hit the town by evening. Looking to spice up your couples getaway? Try a steamy couple’s shoot.