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XOXO Alice, Bespoke Boudoir Photography Studio
Located in St. Louis, Missouri
"I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman."
-Diane von Furstenberg
Body Positive Boudoir Photographer
Welcome to the website of Saint Louis' best body-positive boudoir photographer, Alecia Hoyt of XOXO Alice Boudoir Photography. 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 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, and I haven't regretted it for one second!
Empowering Women Through Portraits
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 my photo clients' texts, emails, and thank you notes after their makeovers and photoshoots is 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 Photography in Saint Louis, Missouri, XOXO Alice specializes in women's portraiture. We photograph women for boudoir photo sessions, glamour portraits, headshots, beauty images, Mother's Day images of moms with their daughters, business branding images, small business lifestyle branding, dating photos for websites, Instagram profile photographs and more. I also photograph dogs and other pets because I love ALL of the animals. <3
Benton Park Studio
I have a gorgeous studio in Benton Park, St Louis, Missouri. We have a range of sets, including authentic Victorian furniture, chandeliers, floral sets, a castle room, crystals, a bourbon bar set, a mid-century modern room, a vintage claw foot bathtub, exposed brick walls, 130-year-old wooden floors, velvet chaise lounges, ornate mirrors, sequin photography backdrops, 2 bedroom sets, and more.
Our clients have a luxury full-day experience starting with champagne and cappuccinos while they get their hair and makeup done by a professional with 20 years of experience in the industry. After that relaxing time, we look over the lingerie and other outfits they brought for their photoshoot. We also take a look inside our studio wardrobe room which is filled with tulle skirts, lace robes, steel-boned corsets, negligees, vintage feather wraps and robes, sequins and glitter, and so many beautiful items for our clients to borrow. We offer items in sizes 00 to 28. From there we move to the photoshoot and supermodel time. We spend 2-3 hours with each client, depending on the flow of the day and which products they are interested in. We offer digital collections, albums, metal and canvas wall art, and custom flash drives. We buy lunch for our clients at one of our local delicious cafes to complete the luxurious day of not having to worry about a thing. I love taking care of our clients from start to finish; beginning at hair and makeup and ending with delivering a gorgeous handmade album.
We specialize in photographing women, women's portraiture, glamour photography, boudoir photography, and pet photography (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 an 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.
Boudoir, portrait, headshot, pet, landscape photographer in St. Louis, Missouri. I also frequently work in Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Utah, Nevada, and California. 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, and Arches National Park, Utah, 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, and Hwy 55 in Saint Louis. I have clients who live a mile away from me and several that have traveled across the country to visit me in my studio. Also, as noted above, I'm happy to travel! Don't hesitate to reach out with your ideas, and we can collaborate!