My session shooting with Cheshire was nothing short of amazing. I loved how my favorite sexy songs were playing in the background of my shoot. All in all my session was classy, luxurious, artistic, and did wonders for my self esteem.


the boudoir experience

For most clients who come to me, it's their first time doing something like this. For some people, it's their first time being photographed by a professional at all. They're excited but also a little nervous. If this describes you at all, you're probably wondering how your experience will unfold. Get to know me and find out how we'll create your beautiful images.


hello! my name is...

Hi, I'm Cheshire. What drives me most as a boudoir photographer is helping clients break free of everything that has held them back. There are so many ways society tells us no. I love creating boudoir as a place of YES. I'm passionate about finding out what you want to express and making your vision come to life. Together you and I will create a space where you can truly be yourself, with images that celebrate who you are inside and out.

A little more about me? Sure thing. In addition to being a photographer (I also do headshots, food, performance, and more), I'm also a career graphic designer (which helps me make killer unique books for my clients). I love to cook (you may reap the benefit of that too), read, hike, travel, do cryptic crosswords, play all kinds of games, and more. Though my studio is in Oakland, I live in Emeryville with my wife, our daughter, and our cat, Ari (Not Sorry).

planning your session

Once you've decided to have me do your photos and taken care of your deposit, we'll start planning your session! I'll send you a planning questionnaire in which I'll ask what kind of tones you want for your images (playful, teasing, seductive, erotic, etc.), how physically revealing you want to be, even what kind of music you'd prefer — I'll make a custom playlist just for you if you like!

I'll also ask you to collect some inspiration images that show poses, tones, and settings that you love. Between those and your planning questionnaire, I'll have a great sense of how to tailor your experience precisely to your preferences.

I designed a guide that goes through the planning process in much more detail and answers many questions clients have asked me over the years.


during your session

I'll have a variety of refreshments for you upon your arrival (and please don't hesitate to ask if you want something specific!). If we're shooting at the studio, I'll show you around and get you comfortably set in my cozy dressing room. If you're having makeup done at the studio, that's next. We'll find out exactly the kind of look you're going for, from completely natural to going-out glamorous, and my makeup artist will take exquisite care of you.

Then, for the next 2-3 hours, we'll have a blast capturing your beautiful images. I'm very gentle as I guide you to find the poses and expressions that work best for you, and soon you'll get into the rhythm of the session, and time is going to race by like you wouldn't believe.

after your session

Your gallery of proofs will be available generally about one to three weeks after your session unless you have a particular deadline that we've discussed beforehand. You'll come back to the studio to view your gorgeous gallery and make selections for your finished items. Then it's just a short wait for your gorgeous finished items to arrive!


other questions you might have

If you have other questions that aren't answered here, please don't hesitate to ask!


Cheshire not only did an amazing job at making sure the pictures came out great but he also made sure I felt comfortable and he was able to talk me through the poses to make sure they turned out the way I wanted. I went with 2 other girls and we each took our turn in front of the camera and I would highly recommend doing a group session. It was so much fun and there was so much energy in the room which showed in the pictures.