• Are you ready to feel seen?

    We got you queen.

  • Download Our Free Guide!

    Look Fabulous in Every Photo: Five Hacks from a Pro

    Includes: Tips on lighting, poses, and camera angles.

  • "April was easy to work with and made me feel comfortable. She demonstrated how to pose to give my body its best angles. (Something I had no clue how to do.) My pictures came out amazing and will make the perfect gift for my fiancé on our wedding day." - Mrs. L

    "She ensured that every shot was just perfect - posing, lighting, angles, hair, outfit - before clicking. This is the sign of a true professional in a world where quick and easy is often seen as the example. And, the final product was just what I wanted!" - Mrs. J

  • Why Boudoir Photography?

    "April was professional but warm and friendly at the same time . I felt comfortable, confident, and beautiful. She made the process easy and fun." - Amy

    Lafayette Boudoir photography A. Dannette

    Anniversary

    Celebrating an anniversary or birthday? A boudoir session makes an unforgettable gift.

    Bridal Boudoir A. Dannette Photography

    Bridal Boudoir

    A wedding gift for your soon-to-be will knock his socks off.

    Celebrate divorce with boudoir photography in Acadiana

    Redemption

    Did you make it to the other side after a dark time? We've been there. A boudoir experience is a boost of self confidence you need after achieving a fitness goal or even celebrating your new self after a divorce.

  • The Classic Shoot

    Are you ready to increase your confidence and feel like a super model? Bring sexy back, girl!

    Lafayette Baton Rouge New Orleans Lake Charles Alexandria

    $499.00

    The entire shoot takes 2.5 hours.
    $200 deposit required to reserve your date.

    Our private photography studio provides the comfort you need and the pampering you deserve. The photo session includes coaching on posing and facial expressions. No modeling experience necessary!

    Your session includes:

    • Sixty minutes of photography, set in the privacy of our

      Lafayette studio

    • Pre-Session planning consultation (in advance)

    • Two of your favorite outfits

    • Professional hair styling & make up application, including false lashes (girl, you gonna be lookin good)

    • In-person preview party of your proofs and ordering session (you do not have to choose your keepsake collection until your preview party)

    • Products and prints are sold separately.

  • The Styled Session

    Take the guesswork out of what to wear! We personally assist you with outfit shopping, selection and even fitting before you arrive at the studio.

    Lafayette Baton Rouge New Orleans Lake Charles Alexandria

    $799.00

    50% deposit required to reserve your date.

    Get a personal stylist to assist in your outfit selection and fitting. Think of it as Stitch Fix for your boudoir shoot!

    Your session includes:

    • Personal styling and outfit selection prior to your session (includes 3.5 hours of assisted online shopping plus fitting and adjustments or 2 hours of in-person shopping in Baton Rouge plus travel) Think of it as Stitch Fix for your photo session!

    • Three of your favorite outfits we picked out and 90 minutes of photography, this is three different "looks"

    • Professional hair styling & make up application, including false lashes

    • In-person preview party of your proofs and ordering session (you do not have to choose your keepsake collection until your preview party)

    • Products and prints are sold separately.

  • Add-on Options

    Customize your session with these luxury add-ons.

    Gallery Noir

    $175

    A fine art black and white distinguished portrait:
    30 minutes on our seamless backdrop, classic portrait lighting or bodyscape - these are timeless and striking images. See more information below.
     

    Set Design

    $150-$200

    You have a vision - we'll help it come to life. Leave the heavy lifting to our team and we'll select and purchase extra items such as balloons, confetti, flowers, flags, etc. Your session will be so extra.   
     

  • TheGallery Noir Portrait

    The Gallery Noir Portrait is classic, timeless and distinguished. This option is perfect as an add-on, classic headshots or for personal branding. We highly recommend opting for the full package, which includes a gallery quality wall art print. Read more here.

    Lafayette Baton Rouge New Orleans Lake Charles Alexandria

    $175 - $945

    The Gallery Noir Portrait is available in three options, all inclusive, session only or as an add-on to a boudoir session.

    All Gallery Noir Portraits start with 30 minutes of photography on our seamless gray backdrop with classic studio lighting or body scapes. It results in a high contrast, black and white portrait series. Professional makeup application is included. Think of a classic black and white film on gelatin silver print from old Hollywood. The Gallery Noir is available in three options:

    • Session + Fine Art Print - $945

    All inclusive package includes the session + a 16x20, gallery framed and matted fine art print on Tourchon paper ($669 value)

    • Session Only - $375

    Includes the photography session + $100 credit towards digital files or 16x20 framed Tourchon print (perfect for professional headshots or branding images)

    • Session add-on - $175

    Add this option on to your existing boudoir session for an additional, classic look.

  • Keepsake Collections

    After your boudoir shoot, we'll meet again for a preview party! That's where you'll choose your favorite images from your session. (Trust us, this is the hard part, so many to choose from!) During your preview party is when you'll place your order.

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    Product Pricing

    Pricing is subject to change.

    Custom built boudoir albums are the most popular item we offer. They come in various sizes, it just depends on how many images you want to cherish. We offer a la carte options and keepsake collections. Most A. Dannette Boudoir ladies spend an average of $900 - $2000 on her session and keepsake products. Don't worry, you can pay in installments!

     

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    From gorgeous wall art to sexy bridal albums, our boutique keepsakes are high-quality products that show off your favorite images and will last for generations. All images are professionally retouched by hand and include smoothing skin and removing blemishes. Imagine looking at your album 10 years from now and getting an instant confidence boost! You deserve it.

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    Imagine his reaction...

    Imagine his reaction when presented with a gorgeous album filled with sexy images of his leading lady. He'll fall in love with you all over again.

    Products take 4-6 weeks for production. If you have a specific date you wish to have your products ready, we recommend contacting us to schedule your session at least a month in advance!

     

  • Bachelorette Parties

    Are you OVER the bar scene for bachelorette parties? By the time you shell out for the party bus, dinner out, drinks, cover charges, and clothes, you've spent tons of money and have nothing but a headache the next day to show for it. A boudoir bachelorette party gives you and your girls the experience of a lifetime plus captured memories to cherish forever.

     

    How it works:

    • Gather four-six of your closest gal pals. The maid of honor usually does the planning. We recommend inviting the bridesmaids. 
    • Are you the maid of honor? The minimum is four people. Bring six and you get a $200 print credit!
    • Choose a date and time for your party. We typically schedule these on Friday afternoons. 
    • Decide on your location. The shoot can be in an Air BNB, hotel, or home. We can source a location for you as well for an additional fee. 
    • BYOB (we provide one bottle of sparkling wine). Additional food and drinks can be provided for an additional fee. 

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    What's Included

    The entire party takes approximately 4 hours.

    Professional makeup application for each person.

    A bottle of bubbly and your favorite tunes.

    One-on-one photo session with me for 15-20 minutes (boudoir or otherwise). The bride gets 45 minutes.

    Group photos at the end of the session for 15-30 minutes of various group configurations.

    Four-six digital files (these can be of individuals or groups).

    Each individual gets $50 print credit towards products and collections, the bride gets $100 print credit.

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    Investment

    Four people: $1200

    Six people: $1800

    A 50% deposit is required to hold the date.

    Maid of honor (or whoever plans the shindig) gets a $200 print credit if you bring six girls.

    Pricing is for the Acadiana area. Additional travel fees will apply for parties outside of Acadiana.

     

    Fun add-ons to make your party extra:

    Decorations - $150

    Hairstyling - $50 per person

    Snacks/ food/ drink - $150

    Venue rental: Available upon request

     

    Bridesmaids gifts:

    Accordion minis* - $300

    3x3 accordion albums with nine of your favorite images from the party!

    *Come in sets of six. Must be the same images. Not valid for print credits.

     

  • Let's Do This!

    Ready to schedule your boudoir shoot? Excited? Nervous? That's ok. We promise it's not as scary at you think!

    Get started by setting up an in-person meet and greet to better plan your session.

    Get started with a meet and greet.
    200.00
    Whoo hoo! You're doing it! *Dances in chair.*
    A retainer fee of $200 is required to schedule your meet and greet. If you change your mind, give us 24 hours notice before your appointment and your retainer is refunded. At your meet and greet, the retainer is applied toward your session fee. The remainder of the session fee is due the day of your session.
    April will contact you to schedule your consultation and get the boudie ball rolling.
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    Still have questions? Let's get to know each other.

    Fill out the style quiz to give us an idea of what you have in mind.

  • About Us

    Just a lady trying to help other ladies feel confident.

    April Courville

    The Photographer

    Hey girl! I graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a bachelors in Fine Arts in photography. I’ve been taking photos since I was twelve and cut my teeth in the darkroom and shot film before it was cool.
     

    I’ve done weddings, portraits, events, babies, headshots...I was even a manager for a JC Penny’s portrait studio! I’ve specialized in boudoir photography since 2011.

     

    Seeing the way us women are so critical of ourselves makes me really sad because we are smart, beautiful and powerful. If I can change the way a woman feels about herself, then I’ve done my job. My work has been featured in local publications such as the Times of Acadiana. In my spare time, I write for a few publications in town and I love hanging out on my back porch (glass of wine in hand) with my cat Spice and my boyfriend Jake.

     

    My studio is located in the historic Saint Streets neighborhood in central Lafayette, LA. Because we specialize in photographing women, our studio is designed specifically with boudoir photography in mind. It features plenty of natural light, plush furniture and beautiful bedding. But if soft textures aren't your thing, we work with you to create the session that's only limited by your imagination.

  • Questions?

    We've got answers.

    Do you provide outfits?

    We have a handful of items but please bring your outfits along with you. We want you to feel AMAZING in whatever you wear to your shoot and only you can find the perfect outfit that’s great for you.

    Need ideas? During your consultation, we’ll give you all the tips and tricks you need to help you prepare for your shoot. We have years of experience and expertise in this area. We even encourage you to make a Pinterest board dedicated to your shoot to gather ideas.

     

    To start, consider the interest of the gift recipient. Do they have a favorite sports team, an interesting hobby, or a favorite shirt? If so, you might want to bring your own sports jersey, military themed outfit, or that shirt. If this is a wedding gift for your spouse or groom, bring your veil, wedding shoes, or something else specific to your wedding that will help tie these gorgeous photos to that very special day. Need ideas? Check out our Pinterest board.

    How long is the process?

    Your preview party is scheduled 1-2 weeks after the shoot. Orders take 3-4 weeks, depending on which keepsake collection you order. We encourage to allow for at least a month if you’re shooting for a specific date.

    Do you provide payment plans?

    We require a $200 deposit when you book a full boudoir experience. Since products are ordered separately, we can split up the payments of keepsake collections.

    Does makeup include false lashes?

    Yass queen! False lashes may sound scary but they make a huge difference in your images.

    What days do you shoot?

    We schedule boudoir shoots mostly on the weekends, mid-morning. (Anyone up for brunch after all that fabulousness?) We do try to be as accommodating as possible, shoot us an email if your schedule conflicts with weekends.

    How do you ensure privacy?

    We respect that some women may not want their beautiful face all over the internet. During your consultation, you sign a model release indicating how comfortable you are with us using your images. We never share images without your permission and we use a professional print lab. All the women you see here have given us permission to use the photos.

    Where do you shoot?

    We have a studio in central Lafayette, LA. If you’re looking for a more editorial look, we also have a larger studio space in downtown Lafayette.

    Can I bring a friend or spouse?

    Hey, if it makes you feel more comfortable, go for it. Our studio space is small so we ask that if you want to bring a friend that you limited it to one person. Adults only, no little ones please. However, we find that bringing a friend can sometimes be a distraction. Also, ladies leave your man at home. This club is full of boss babes only.

    Can I do my own hair and makeup?

    The Full Boudoir Experience includes professional hair and makeup. If it wasn’t included and you had to do it yourself, it wouldn’t be the same pampering experience!

  • As Seen On...

    Here's what the community is saying about us!

    Read one Woman's Story in the Times!

    We were featured in the Times of Acadiana! Learn about a local client's journey.

    We were featured as a Be You.

    Photographer, April Courville was featured as a Be You in the Times of Acadiana!

    Local lady takes empowering photos of women in the bedroom.

    Boudoir photography is a growing trend across the country. However, it has come a long way since the days of "Glamour Shots" in the '80s and '90s.

    We were on Developing Lafayette's podcast, The Tea!

    On April 19, 2019 we got to sit down with Ben Powers from Developing Lafayette for the podcast, The Tea.

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(Privacy Policy)
We understand that your boudoir session is a very private, intimate experience. We do everything we can to keep it that way. We will not post any images from your session on our webpage, blog or social media without your consent. Your online gallery is a private link that will be emailed to you after your viewing session. If you wish to share your online gallery, you are free to do so on your terms, by forwarding the link. We will not share your personal information with anyone. 
While we do love to show off our work on our website and other outlets, images posted online are kept anonymous by cropping out any identifying content. (With your permission, of course.) On the other hand, if you love your images, feel free to share them with all your gal pals. And don’t forget to tell them about your experience! Ask about our referral program. 

(Cancelation Policy)
A non-refundable retainer deposit of $200 is due at the time of booking. This ensures that your session date is guaranteed and is applied to your package. A final date of your session is booked and verified during your pre-session consultation. Cancelations are accepted up to 48 hours prior to your session date. If a cancelation occurs after this period, the full session fee will be invoiced.
If you are unable to keep your session appointment, we will happily reschedule once at no additional fee. Additional rescheduling is offered at a fee of $50 and is also applied toward your package.
We are confident that you’ll absolutely love the images from your session. However, we all have bad hair days. If for whatever reason, you aren’t 100% satisfied with your final images, we’ll schedule one reshoot at no additional cost to you. We want you to be completely ecstatic about your boudoir images.