LGBTQ boudoir

Penny Praline - A Queer Philadelphia Plus Size Boudoir Session

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Tattoos + a badass queer babe + a gorgeous penthouse = you better believe some serious magic! Penny was such a delight to work with during her shoot and she was game for anything! Her gorgeous tattoos and outfit choices really shined in her session and this Fishtown Philadelphia penthouse was the most ahhhmazing backdrop! We had all the fun laughing and rolling around and getting wet, but more than that, Penny is the kind of person you just wanna hang out with because she is so down to earth and sweet and funny. And she is a photographers DREAM to shoot! I also love that she didn’t wanna hide her body and was all about loving all of it! Not every client who walks through my door is down for this and thats ok, but when I get to work with a babe thats like nah, all of me is amazing, its awesome!

A huge thank you to Penny for hiring me for this shoot and allowing me to share some favs with all of you! Wanna schedule your own shoot? Click here to learn all the details and send us a message!

Jenn - Philadelphia Boudoir Session

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Oh ya’ll. This is a GOOD one!!!! Jenn is someone I have know for over 6 years and this gorgeous babe is not only one of the sweetest people but Lord is she one hottie too! She came to play with me at a gorgeous suite in Philadelphia in November and it was just one of those sessions that had me going yes yes yaaasss! I love the way her blue eyes pop in the images and let’s be real, any curvy woman who brings me a body stocking, corset and stripper heels is going to create some magic and oh my did we! From sweet to ultra sexy, this session has it all and I am SO EXCITED to be sharing my dear friend with all of you! Please enjoy just a few of my favorites!

Hotel Monaco Glam Mini Session with Meg

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The first time I met Meg, I knew she was going to quickly become a muse for me.  From her gorgeous smile, to those long ass legs, to the easy way she takes direction, she is just a joy to photograph.  So when I wanted to shoot an example of what you could get if you booked back to back mini sessions during our marathon next month, I knew she was the perfect!  And ya’ll, she is NOT a professional model!  (Although I’ll admit that she is def a pro when it comes to makeup!  Her make up always looks so good!!) We shot 4 different looks in about an hour and the results are images that I think embody both a fun, playful side AND the sexy siren she is!  I love how we were able to incorporate her vintage glam vibes into her session and do things that felt modern too and I am just in love with this entire set, and I know you will be too!

If you look at these images and want to have a session like this of your own, for ONE WEEKEND ONLY we are offering mini sessions at this same location.  You can choose between one 30 minute timeslot, or (if available) you can choose two back to back slots for the ultimate experience!  Each timeslot is $175 and includes up to two looks, images in the gorgeous tub/shower (with or without water!) and around the suite!  You’ll receive 25 digital images or 75 if you book two slots!  Plus a little something special from me to take home with you!  You can see what time slots are available HERE and learn more!   I can’t wait to photograph you in this gorgeous location too!  

Brittiany - A Philadelphia Boudoir and Fashion Session

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When Brittiany showed up at our Philadelphia Studio for her boudoir session and started showing me her outfits, I immediately loved her unique style and how she wanted to incorporate that into her session!  From the bold colors to her amazing makeup to the insanely gorgeous pearl necklace to those amazing thigh high boots, it all just came together perfectly!  The entire session had such a fashion vibe and it was fun to do something different in the studio.  Brittiany was so easy to work through poses and photograph and I am just so happy to be sharing my favorites from her session here on the blog!  And a huge thank you to Brittiany for allowing me to share them and be so fun to work with!!

Siona - A Philadelphia Boudoir Session

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I don't even know where to begin with this one.  Siona is an incredible woman and friend and when she came in for a session at our Philadelphia boudoir studio a few months ago, I knew that we were going to make magic together from the moment I started shooting.  I have always loved her easy of being herself, the way confidence and laughter pour from her soul, and her images just show that.  What's fun is I photographed Siona a year before and it was crazy to see how much we both had changed and what that did to the way the images turned out.  

Siona, I am going to miss having your bubbly, sweet, encouraging self around here when you move.  I have appreciated all the times you have encouraged me and spoken life into my heart regarding my work and for the way you have always believed in Jordan and I.  I can't wait though to see what this next adventure will hold for you and Andi and I hope that whoever you come home, we can keep up our this adventure of seeing how we both change as the years go by.  Enjoy just some of my favorites below!  

Tiel - A Philadelphia Boudoir Session

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With the holidays and the start of a new year, I have been so busy that I haven't had the time to blog so many of the amazing sessions we've done over the last few months but I am desperately trying to catch up because there are so many incredible people I want to share with all of you!  

We have been in our new studio just over a month now and it still seems surreal.  This space is beautiful...light streams in through 13 foot windows, the original hardwood floors from 200+ years ago, the timeless brick, the furniture.....its all beyond what I ever dreamed of.  I knew I wanted my first session here to be special and our sweet friend Tiel made it just that.  Tiel is one of the best burlesque performers, she is a talented pole artist and more than all that, the most loyal and caring friend.  She wanted to do this session for herself and to capture both the masculine and feminine sides to her, and well, as you'll see, she is incredible.  I loved her styling, her outfit choices and her willingness to do whatever!  It made for the perfect first session here and I am so so excited to finally share this session with all of you!  

Before we get to the images though, I wanted to take a moment for you, Tiel.  You are one of the strongest, bravest, sexiest women I know and yet also so humble and kind.  You're beauty is one that not only shines from the outside, but one that is found in your wide open heart and I'll-do-anything-for-you nature.  You always make me feel like the most talented photographer, even when I was struggling to figure out the lighting in this new space or when I am feeling less that amazing.  Jordan and I adore you (and Chris!) and are so grateful for your friendship and big ass hugs.  Thank you for teaching me how to do a contour and for always knowing just what to say to make me feel all the feels.  All the love in the world to you mama <3 

Anna - An Edgy Lokal Hotel Philadelphia Boudoir Shoot

Anna - An Edgy Lokal Hotel Philadelphia Boudoir Shoot

I remember reaching out to Anna and asking if she would be willing to model for me while I was shooting my summer boudoir marathon at Lokal Hotel in Old City Philadelphia and was THRILLED when she said yes.  Often my clients choose to not allow me to share their images online so whenever I can I try to work with a few models here and there so I can show new work and I knew that I wanted to show something a little edgier and darker this go around! 

Kate - Bridal Boudoir Session

If you are anything like us, waiting is not fun!  As soon as we photographed Kate's gorgeous boudoir session and wedding day, we knew waiting to share these images was going to be so hard but since we have officially been published on Equally Wed, we can now finally share some of favorite images from Kate and Celeste's wedding day!  And up first is the bridal boudoir session with did with Kate the morning of her elopement!  We asked her to share a little of what that experience was like and this is what she sent over to us!  

"I feel extremely lucky to have worked with Amanda for my elopement day boudoir shoot. She'd suggested that I bring some sexy outfits to shoot in but as you might expect, my 'bride-to-be' brain was not really able to organize my outfits for this part very well. Amanda & Jordan totally took care of it & calmed me down while reassuring me that we would get a lot of beautiful shots. My situation was unique because many of my wedding guests & family members were hanging out in the studio and watching me take my clothes off on my wedding day but Amanda helped me focus and kept me calm. Amanda's photography assistants, the other awesome vendors, & Jordan made sure to crack jokes the entire time so I hardly had time to worry about being bashful. Amanda was also able to use a small space incredibly effectively and managed to get several different settings & outfits into a quick shoot with ease. I am so grateful to the entire team for capturing the joy I had on the day I married my best friend & for making me feel special the entire day!"

I can't wait to share the rest of their wedding day with all of you later this week!  This unique elopement is one that I will never ever forget and I couldn't have pulled it off without our amazing vendor team!!!  

Florals: Bloomsbury Floral Design  //  Makeup: Elegance Artistry, Sara Mann  //  Hair: Courtney Thorton  //Wedding Dress: Ashe B Co  //  Blue Wedding Dress: Bella Bridesmaids Philly  // Rentals: Modern Relics Rentals  //  Planner: Amanda Swiger 

Lokal Hotel Philadelphia Photoshoot Previews

Very rarely do I do a preview blog post from a session.  Usually I wait until everything has been edited to blog but last Thursday session at the stunning new Lokal Hotel in Old City Philadelphia had me itching to share some of my favs so I decided to do a little preview blog post of the entire day!  I had so many amazing women and allow me the insane honor of photographing them and these images are ones I am insanely proud of.  My goal was to photograph these women naturally, to push myself creatively and to expand my portfolio to include more of this style of boudoir.  And I say, mission accomplished!  While this blog post only includes 4 images of each session, hopefully it gets you excited to see each individual blog post as they are posted over the next month!  

Before I tell ya'll to scroll on, I just want to give a tremendous shout out to all of these women for coming and giving up part of their Thursday!  You each are incredible and I can not WAIT to share your galleries with you soon!!!  

Nicole - A soft and edgy boudoir session

This session is one I have been meaning to blog for a few weeks now but my personal life has been crazy doing all kinds of things for The Strong Catalyst.  But now that life is normal again, I am SO excited to share this soft and edgy studio boudoir session!  Nicole is one of funniest, sweetest people I know and you may see these photos and think you've seen her before on Swiger Photography.  And you're right!  You have!  I photograph this family every year for their holiday cards but I was so excited to just photograph Nicole and have some fun in the studio!  She brought a little bit of soft, sensuality and then a whole lot of edgy sexy too and to me, it was the perfect shoot!  Its fun when I get to shoot women I already know and adore and to create magic with them...and thats exactly what I would say this shoot was.  Magic.  

Nicole, you already know I adore you and your family but I hope this images show you a new side to yourself and that this won't be the last time I get to photograph just you!  Thank you for answering my model call, being a phenomenal friend and for always supporting everything Jordan and I do.  We love you!!!!  Now enjoy just a handful of my favs!