Welcome to the website of Saint Louis's best boudoir photographer, Alecia Hoyt of XOXO Alice. I formed XOXO Alice in 2011 with a desire to create a boudoir studio that was 100% focused on women. We have an all female staff (photographer, makeup artist and editor) and provide a safe space for our clients. I saw that a lot of people were offering 'mini' sessions in hotel rooms, photographing 4, 6, or even 10 clients in one day. And I thought, wow, I wouldn't want to be photographed that way! The photographer doesn't know ME. They don't know what I love about myself and what I'm confident in, and they don't know what I'm nervous about for the photoshoot. It seemed like an assembly line for boudoir photos in the sterile space of a hotel room. I tried to do a few sessions like that myself and although they were a fine starting point for my boudoir photography business, I knew it wasn't where my heart was. I actually started my wedding photography business in 2005 in Hawaii, so I wasn't new to professional photography. But now I was considering opening a studio... with a lease and overhead and commitments! To say I was a bit scared is an understatement :) I took the leap however, and I haven't regretted it for one second. We have empowered hundreds of women over these last 7 years. I've transitioned my studio to focus on boudoir for 95% of what I do. It is my bread and butter, and it is what I love. Yes, I'm still a photographer... but I truly feel like there is SO MUCH MORE that happens in my studio beyond taking photographs. We help women see themselves. See how powerful and amazing and gorgeous they are. How strong and sexy and amazing and worthy they are. Boudoir photography is about so much more than just pretty photographs. It is transformative for many women, and that is why I do what I do. Getting the texts, emails, and thank you notes from my boudoir photography clients after their photoshoots is such a rewarding experience. I love reading about how spending the day on themselves, getting their professional hair and makeup done, being photographed, and purchasing an album of their photographs to treasure for a lifetime has been a life changing experience for them. Seriously... how amazing is that? I get to help women transform their lives, to feel empowered and gorgeous just as they are. To show them they are just as gorgeous as the supermodels they see in magazines... some professional hair and makeup, great lighting, a fantastic photographer, beautiful clothes... and voila, they are supermodels. It is such a great experience, and I recommend it for all women. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
Boudoir, portrait, headshot, pet, landscape photographer in St. Louis Missouri. I also frequently work in Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Utah, Nevada and California. We specialize in photographing women, women's portraiture, glamour photography, boudoir photography and pet photography (because I love animals :). I have a gorgeous studio located in the historic neighborhood of Benton Park in St. Louis Missouri. I see many of my clients in this studio, which has a wonderful variety of sets to satisfy all tastes. We have a fun mid century modern set with authentic broyhill brasilla furniture, vintage cameras, cool art, and and overall sexy moody vibe. The MCM room has quickly become a favorite of our boudoir clients. They especially love the vintage decanters, vintage playboy magazines and window seat. The natural wood floors original to the house from 1886 add the perfect final touch. I also love photographing out in nature as you can see in the Nature Gallery. I've photographed women in Sand Dunes National Park, Utah Salt Flats, Mojave National Preserve, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Southern Illinois, Garden of the Gods in Illinois and Colorado, Moab Utah, Arches National Park and more gorgeous locations in Nature. I LOVE these sessions, please let me know if you are interested in a nature boudoir photoshoot. My studio is conveniently located a short distance from Hwy 40, Hwy 44, Hwy 55 in Saint Louis. We are easy to access from a number of surrounding cities and neighborhoods including Carondelet, Patch, Holly Hills, Boulevard Heights, Bevo Mill, Princeton Heights, Southampton, St Louis Hills, Lindenwood Park, Ellendale, Clifton Heights, The Hill, Southwest Garden, Tower Grove South, Dutchtown, Marine Villa, Soulard, Benton Park, Fox Park, Tower Grove East, Compton Heights, Shaw, Botanical Heights, Benton Park West, Lafayette Square, Central West End and Downtown West within the city itself. Outside of the city we serve clients from Ballwin, Brentwood, Bridgeton, Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley, Clayton, Crestwood, Creve Coeur, Des Peres, ellisville, Eureka, Fenton, Ferguson, Florissant, Frontenac, Glendale, Hazelwood, Kirkwood, Ladue, Manchester, Maplewood, Maryland Heights, Olivette, Overland, Pacific, Richmond Heights, Shrewsbury, Sunset Hills, Town and Country, University City, Warson Woods, Webster Groves, Wildwood, Winchester and Woodson Terrace. Moving further out in Missouri but still an easy drive we have clients come in from St. Charles, St. Charles County, Wentzville, St. Peters, O'Fallon, Warrenton, Troy and Columbia. On the Illinois side we have clients from Belleville, Cahokia, Caseyville, Fairview Heights, Lebanon, O'Fallon, Columbia, Hecker, Waterloo, Alton, Collinsvilled, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Granite City, Highland, Troy, Wood River, Godfrey, Bunker Hill, Carlinsville, Grafton, and many other areas.