You Are My Art

The #1 Luxury Boudoir Photographer serving Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, & San Diego

Who are We?

Seaside Boudoir is a boudoir portraiture photography practice which specializes in providing an elegant style and magazine quality images to everyday women and couples. Also available for Bridal Shower and Bachelorette parties and Special Events in a wide variety of styles and themes. Seaside Boudoir serves coastal southern California, including Laguna Beach, San Diego, CA and the surrounding areas.

Seaside Boudoir’s work is internationally published and sold. We can guarantee publication of your final images or produce quality content for your modelling needs.

What Is Boudoir?

     Sexy Photos. Of You.
    Boudoir photography is more than a photo session, it’s a trending art form: a luxury photography experience that includes beautification, much like a spa day, followed by a photo session that showcases you at your sexy best, and preserved for you to celebrate and enjoy the rest of your life. In the past it was associated more with models and artist’s personal muses, but has very much come into mainstream acceptance today for every woman to enjoy. This is your opportunity to look and feel like a supermodel for a day, with photos to remind you and relive the experience to last a lifetime. But it is so much more.
    Boudoir empowers: mind, body, to your very soul. It reminds you that even though in your everyday life you may not always feel sexy and beautiful, you are a show stopper. You are perfect the way you are, and it’s time for you to see that. Boudoir is a journey. It’s changing the way you think. It’s learning to see the best in yourself. It’s knowing that you are flawed and realizing you are perfect as you are. It’s conquering your fears and letting it all go and believing in yourself.
   The wardrobe tradition associated with boudoir photography centers around lovely and expensive lingerie and removing it. However this is changing as boudoir becomes ever more popular. If you’re not a lingerie person, bring oversized shirts, satiny bedsheets, fuzzy or fur blankets, PJ’s, a sheer robe, bridal veil, latex, leathers, go nude or even start in a Chewbaca costume! …I’m kidding – kinda. But you get the point. …But if you are willing to come as a nude Twi’lek for a session with blacklight or UV body paint, I WILL waive your photo session fee – That will be too much fun!  I do love styled shoots, so if you have an idea, send it my way. If you need more pointers, we send you our free outfits guide after you book your no-obligation consultation or consider any of the vendors listed in our FAQ section. We also post highlights to Instagram of some styles and brands we adore shooting. They have enormous selections to choose from for almost every need or body. There are also local costume stores that are open year round with an amazing assortment of ideas…
     Boudoir is about you being you, so whatever outfit makes you feel ravishing, sexy, and confident, that’s your best option. We’ll help with the rest.

Why Boudoir?

     Sex Sells. Period. Yes you can.

     I began photographing nude models for local jewelers & clothing designers on tropical islands. All of these models shared your insecurities (Am I beautiful? Am I pretty? Will anyone love me?). When I asked why they asked to shoot nude, they explained how liberating it was for them to undress in front of the camera for a shoot, how excited they got when they saw their final photos, and how liberating the overall experience was. I’ve seen this time and again with models from all walks of life, whether shooting for their first time or their hundredth-plus. I realized these were joyful moments every woman should experience, free of shame or judgment. Every woman, of every age, wants validation. Boudoir is also a way to reconnect with yourself free of condemnation or hurtful criticism. Appreciate you for who you are, not who you think society wants you to be. These sessions are also a great relationship builder: with yourself and with your spouse, and I encourage couples participation at every opportunity. They’re the real reason I’m in this business: to promote healthy lasting marriages.

    You were born in this skin, this body. God gave it to you for a purpose and a journey. Enjoy your body, purpose, & your journey.  Leave a boudoir session with AEllis a new woman, reborn, fresh, confident, & ready to slay!

    Available by appointment only in studio, your home, or beautiful coastal locations.

What Is Included in Your Session ?

Next Steps in Booking #1

Your chance to speak with AEllis over the phone about your portrait desires and plan out the details of your session. Our goal is to make sure you feel comfortable 100% of the time, before we proceed further.

Next Steps in Booking #2

Review the planning guides we email you to help you get ready for your shoot, complete with wardrobe guidance and planning checklists as well as follow-up reminders.

Next Steps in Booking #3

It’s not everyday you get pampered from head to toe, but you should! Our stylists will provide professional makeup and hairstyling services on the day of your shoot.

Next Steps in Booking #4

After hair and makeup is complete, you’ll shoot with AEllis in a gorgeous location of your choice and he’ll walk you through every pose and expression. You’ll feel like a professional model before your session is over!

Boudoir Photography for Every Taste & Body

First thing’s first: Who is Boudoir for?

  • Every woman willing to invest in herself.
  • Boudoir is for EVERY type of woman.
  • Numbers do NOT define you.
  • Women who invest in themselves, reach higher and go farther in all aspects of their life.
  • Sexy is a state of mind. You can NEVER lose your sexy, no matter your age.
  • You don’t need ANY experience. Guaranteed.
  • Lastly, Be You. For You. We’ll help you.

      Some photographers are known for a “signature style” or specific look. To my knowledge, that’s not me. Every client, every situation is different. I examine you, the setting, your wishes, and select what I find to be the most flattering way to present you and what you want then and there. Your body can change day to day, and the best way to showcase it is no different. Which is why I provide my clients with a variety of quality styles to choose from: light, airy, glam by the ocean, milk bath, floral, or bridal scenes to dark & sultry bedroom, bathtub, shower scenes, costume / cosplay, and more – even kink and fetish styled settings. While a majority of women are drawn to “light and airy” styles, I have years of experience shooting in a variety of settings and specialize in offering Beach and Boudoir shoots to women and couples, as well as Artistic Nude, Fitness, & Fantasy photography in a variety of styles and possible edits. From mild to wild, leather to lace, beach or studio, & everything in between.

Where will my boudoir session take place?

      The majority of our sessions take place at the beach or in a local studio. We have multiple sets to choose from and this is decided during your no obligation booking consultation. Your hair and makeup is done right on location before we shoot. There are some clients who would like to shoot in a hotel. If that is the case, please let AEllis know which hotel you are considering. The client is responsible for booking the hotel room. We often travel for boudoir sessions and would love to chat with you. AEllis can also come to you, “on location” at your home or other site, wherever you are most comfortable. And yes, YES we encourage couples! Happy lasting marriages are our personal goal behind this photography!

      Our Gallery of Boudoir includes some style samples and past work to spark your imagination for your own session. I also have a few past clients’s albums that they have offered to share with you free of censorship in addition to the samples in our galleries to help you know what you can expect. Keep in mind that styles change and evolve over time like any other personal taste, so if you have something specific in mind, please bring it to AEllis’s attention during your phone consultation to plan accordingly.

Artist AEllis June 2021 at Laguna Beach Gallery


Photographer and creator of Seaside Boudoir.

We have a lot in common: romantics, perfectionists, and seekers—searching for something more: a challenge, a chase, a glamorous feat. My life and my work have been driven by a search for inspiration and beauty.

I’ve spent years capturing life’s unguarded moments and beauty across the world. During that time, stories like yours have become my inspirations. Today, I help women like you celebrate special moments and milestones with dazzling photography and striking heirloom art products for your walls and home. Photography with meaning that captures fleeting moments, and oft soon forgotten details for you to share with future generations. And I am as committed to your experience taking those photographs as I am to my art.

My free time is spent with the ocean, chocolate, studying, writing, or creating other fine art as well as contriving new ways to capture and showcase your beauty to last.