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Cotton Rouge Boudoir The Shoot that's for him... but it's really for you!

Hi! I'm Katie Cotton! And I am absolutely obsessed with making women feel great about themselves! I started first in the makeup industry working in LA in production and then transitioned to "real people" clients in South Carolina. I found my true passion in life is treating these every day regular gals like they are the superstars. I added photography into my business in 2010 and truly haven't looked back. The opportunity to make someone feel like they look like the best (if not a little glammed up!) version of themselves and then help them to capture that beauty and power and yes, a little sexuality is something that I truly feel like I was born to do!

Here's a little known fact that may surprise you: provocative photography featuring women in their boudoirs has been a thing for nearly 100 years. Yep -- before quick film developing, before digital cameras, before women could vote and, get this: before it was even legal! I'll spare you all the historical details and just tell you that women have been posing for the camera in their sexiest lingerie (sometimes sans clothing at all!) since the early 20th century. And, as you've seen in art class, many have posed for the paint brush and painter even earlier than that, as well.

We consider boudoir photography a rite of passage; a gift to not just your significant other, but to yourself. It's a celebration of you, your womanhood, your beautiful body and your sense of spirit!

The reasons to do a boudoir shoot are practically endless and we've worked with women in all stages of life. We've done shoots for women celebrating their new figures, brides to be, women who want to give a special birthday or christmas gift to their partners, and women who simply feel beautiful and sexy and want to relish in that. We’ve also done shoots for those celebrating a successful conquor of cancer or as a reminder that they’ve still got it after a split from their significant other. Others are celebrating a little one growing in their belly and they want to opt for a not so traditional maternity shoot! Whatever you’re reason, we strive to make you feel amazing with yourself!

This is our passion. And you will feel like a supermodel!

So Why Choose Us?

Our studio prides itself in our professionalism, attention to detail and the ability to make you feel absolutely at ease throughout your boudoir session. Past clients have expressed to us that they were nervous -- naturally! -- at the beginning, but warmed up quickly. We laugh, we get serious, we have fun. And we promise you this: you'll walk away not only feeling more confident in your own skin, but absolutely beautiful.

Because this is our speciality, we know all the ins and outs of boudoir. We have an in house makeup and hair studio and team. We have a fully outfitted studio keeping everything in 1 place while still giving you multiple sets and styles to choose from. We have perfected the art of editing for you to look your best, but still look like you. This is our passion. We absolutely love to make you look and feel like a supermodel for a day.

The Studio

Our boudoir studio recently located to a gorgeous 100 year old renovated home in the heart of the Pettirgu Historic District in downtown Greenville, SC! We are so excited to offer a more intimate studio space while still having 3000 square feet of awesome sets and glorious natural light!

We have 2 full-time bedroom sets (all white for a bright and airy feel and a darker set which can be shot for a bright look or one thats dark and moody with more than half a dozen different bedding options that can completely change the look and feel. We have an additional 2 bedroom sets that can be set up on request and another large room is changes in look and feel depending on the furniture used. The house also have a few other gems available for shooting if we choose!

You didn't think we were going to leave you hanging, did you? No way! Half the fun of a boudoir session at Cotton Rouge Photo is the part where you get pampered!

Makeup and Hair styling is a complimentary service with your session. We have a full makeup and hair studio set up inside our boudoir home, so we’ll be sure to have everything we need to get you looking -- and feeling -- absolutely gorgeous!

For your makeup, it’s all about emphasizing all your gorgeous features without overdoing it. Based on your personal preferences we'll work with you to create your best look! False lashes are greatly recommended to really help your peepers stand out and of course are also included. We have oodles of styles in the studio and we’ll make sure you have the best ones for your eye shape.

For your hair, to us, it’s more about the “well it looked great before we went out... then we came home and had a little bit of fun!” idea! We like to add volume and tousle it up! But we also want you to feel like yourself, so you are welcome to let us know if you’d prefer curls to straight or if you’d rather have a more stylized "do" like an elegant updo or even a more retro pinup look.

Please note a non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure the date and time of your scheduled session. This deposit may be transferred to a new date if given a 1 week notice prior or in other extenuating circumstances left to the discretion of your photographer.

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What our clients are saying...

"I cannot sing Cotton Rouge's praises enough! My boudoir photo shoot with Katie was one of the most fun and empowering things I've ever done. She made me look and feel beautiful and fierce. All my worries about not knowing how to pose and my body self-consciousness evaporated because Katie told me how to move, she made me laugh, and I had no doubt she was a skilled professional. She literally worked MAGIC with a curling iron and a camera. The best part is that those photos are ME! My pictures drew out my inner diva and showed how sexy embracing yourself can really be. I think my husband might have had a mini heart attack when he unwrapped my boudoir book the night before our wedding! If you're considering a boudoir, the ONLY choice is Cotton Rouge!"

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So what are you waiting for?

Book your session today!