A more intimate, boutique studio located North of Ashburton

Boudoir, for me, is not just about creating sexy images.

Boudoir is an immersive experience, allowing you to empower yourself to see your true beauty and worth, surrendering to the vulnerable feelings that might bubble up, and boosting your self-worth and confidence in a way that can and should be long-lasting and genuine.

Do it for you.

What is Boudoir?

There are so many misconceptions about boudoir photography that I want to clear up before we get started…

• Boudoir is for EVERY type of woman.
• Numbers do not define you.
• You can never lose your sexy, no matter what age you are.
• You don’t need ANY experience at all.
• Women who invest in themselves go further!
• Lastly, Be you. Do you. For you!

Recent Work

Take a look at examples of our boudoir photography in these beautiful photos of past boudoirs. We think of each client as part of our extended family.

the woman Behind
the Camera

Emmily has been a photographer for over 10 years, originally beginning her career in food, Emmily has been a portrait photographer since way back when! 

As a woman, she has been on her own self love and self empowerment journey. She fell madly in love with Boudoir Photography when she saw how it emboldened and uplifted women. 

 “I want women to feel INCREDIBLE in their own skin, regardless of the changes it has gone through over time. I want their Boudoir experience and portraits to seep into their daily lives and encourage them to live more boldly.”

Whether you are looking to give this “gift of a lifetime” to yourself or your significant other, The Somerton Studio Team is here to help you on the journey to falling in love with yourself.

What my clients say

Boudoir Packages

If you’re like me and not a fan of surprises, my packages make life a bit simpler! There are no hidden costs – what you see is what you get. This means you can plan for your shoot knowing costs straight away. My packages come with products but if you are wanting to build on your collection, then there are other products to purchase, but at least you have a starting point.


– Professionally styled makeup and light hair 
– 10” x 10” sexy black book of your – 35 selected images
– 35 digital images
– Up to 4 outfit changes plus white sheet set & one other of your choice. 
– Allow approx 3 hours, including hair & makeup

From $1,800


Most Popular

– Professionally styled makeup and light hair
– 8” x 8” sexy black book with 25 images
– 25 digital images
– Up to 3 outfit changes plus white sheet set 
– Allow approx 2 1/2 hours, including hair & makeup

From $1,500


– Professionally styled makeup and light hair 
– 10 digital images
– Up to 2 outfit changes plus white sheet set
– Session takes place either in studio or your home
– Allow approx 2 hours, including hair & makeup

From $950

Frequently Asked Questions

Let me answer your most frequently asked questions…

What if I’m not comfortable in front of the camera?

I’ll help with that! It’s normal to feel nervous – being in front of the camera can feel a little uncomfortable sometimes, especially when you’re in your underwear. But I have years of experience helping people like you feel at ease in front of the camera. I’ll help those nerves melt away during your photoshoot – and by the time you get your gorgeous photos back, you’ll wonder why you ever felt nervous in the first place!

How am I supposed to pose?

Don’t worry! Making you look gorgeous in front of the camera is MY job, not yours 🙂 we’ll tell you how to pose, where to look, and even when to tuck a stray hair behind your ear.

Do I need to lose weight before my shoot?

No way! You are beautiful as you are right now. We have a lot of experience working with curvy and plus-size women, and we know how to photograph & pose you in the most flattering way possible. We’ll accentuate your curves, show off your best features, and make sure any features you might not love don’t take centre stage in your photos. 

Boudoir photography is for every woman – celebrate the stage you’re at right now.

I don’t look like a model – is a boudoir shoot still a good idea for me?

Absolutely! All of the photos you see throughout our website are of beautiful everyday women – in other words, not models who know what they’re doing! We’ll help you accentuate your natural beauty and feel confident, no matter who you are or what you do.

Do I have to do my own hair and makeup?

Nope! Our expert hair and makeup artists will take care of this. Accentuating your natural features.

Where will my boudoir session take place?

No need to book a hotel room or take photos at someone’s home – all of our boudoir shoots take place in our boutique private photography studio, with luxurious set-pieces curated especially for boudoir photography.

That being said, if you’d prefer to take your photos in a hotel or a different location, let us know – we’d be happy to travel to you!

Do I require a Deposit?

Yes. Your date will not be guaranteed until the deposit fee is paid in full. Deposit is $300 which is taken off your total package price.

Do you sell Gift certificates?

Yes! Gift certificates are always available and can be purchased at any time.

How far in advance should I plan the shoot if I want to give a gift?

Try to schedule your shoot at least 6-8 weeks before you’d like to present your gift. However, if your deadline’s tighter than that, please let me know of any time constraints and I’ll do my best to turn your products around even faster.

Will my photos end up on your website? Can they be private?

Your privacy is extremely important to us. While we’d love to use images from our session together to show other real women your amazing photos, we’d never share your photos without your express permission. Whether you’re fine with your images being used on our website, you’d prefer that only faceless pictures go in our portfolio, or you’d rather your photos remain for your eyes only, that’s perfectly okay.

Contact Emmily

I love chatting with my future clients!
Don’t be shy… Phone consults are complimentary!

Phone: 0273106521
Email: somertonstudiosnz@gmail.com

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