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Angelika is AMAZING. She was sweet and patient and so extremely knowledgeable and experienced. I am so very happy that I went to her.
I am a plus size bride. I did not really want to get boudoir pictures taken. I was so nervous!! She has her own studio. She listened to my concerns and she told me how to pose, each movement. She knew how to light every shot perfectly. She made a dozen little adjustments throughout each shot and she made me feel so comfortable.
I was hoping that I would have at least one picture that I could get for my fiancé. I loved so many of the pictures that I ended up getting a whole book for him. And I didn't even ask her to do any retouching or photo shop work on me. She managed to capture the real me at all the right angles and with the perfect lighting. I looked so beautiful. I was blown away by the results. I don't even like to look at myself in the mirror most days but I was awe struck at these photos of me.
Let's talk price. If you want cheap, put on something sexy and let your friend take pictures of you with her cell phone in your bedroom. If you want quality and experience and to feel like a model, you need to go with a professional. And honestly I was surprised at how reasonable it was. I paid the same per print as I did at Express Portraits for my kids holiday pictures and they were terrible. I went and price checked several other companies who do this and she has great rates.
If you are looking for an amazing experience with a professional who knows how to make even the most flawed figures look flipping gorgeous, you must go see Angelika. Buy the prints, buy the book, give her a big hug, she is 100% worth it.
Angelika is an amazing photographer! She made me feel so comfortable during the whole photo shoot - so easy to work with, so great at giving direction, and amazing at getting great angles. Really the whole experience was so much better than I could have imagined. The only problem I had was that the photos were so good, I ended up buying all of them! She also rush order the album so I could have it in time for my wedding. Thank you so much Angelika!
Angelika is honestly amazing. She's very professional and her photos are absolutely some of the highest quality I've ever seen. She's also an absolute pleasure to work with! I can't review her highly enough as a photographer.
She has two adorable studios -- one in San Diego and the other this one in Santa Ana and they are equally fabulous!
Trust me, best photos I've ever had taken! Wonderful to work with, you'll be so happy you chose her!!
I first met Angelika at a bridal show. I entered my name in a drawing for a free boudoir photo shoot. To my surprise I won. I didn't know what to wear as this would be my first shoot. Angelika was very informative and when I arrived she made me feel super comfortable. I did not know how to pose or anything and she walked me through it every step of the way. Her studio is very nice and clean and I enjoyed every minute of the shoot.
I went into the shoot just for the experience, I had no intentions on buying anything. When I came back to view my pictures I was blown away. I couldn't believe that that was me. Angelika did a phenomenal job! I ended up purchasing all the photos and an album as a wedding gift to my fiancé.
I was included in the entire process in putting together the photo album. Angelika worked in a speedy manner and was very responsive through email and accommodated the changes I requested. The book came out perfectly. When I received it in the mail I couldn't have asked for anything better. The quality of the album is great and it even came in a nice box which I didn't expect. I can't wait to give it to my fiancé on our wedding night! I cannot thank you enough. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you so much Angelika.
If there is anyone out there apprehensive about doing a boudoir shoot you should defiantly go with Angelika's photography. You won't regret it. Her service is fantastic!
I went to Angelika for a boudoir photo shoot last year, as some sexy photos were something I wanted to surprise my husband with on the day of our wedding. I cannot speak highly enough about Angelika, or about the finished product that I received from her! She's absolutely incredible! I have NEVER professionally modeled but Angelika made me look and feel like a complete pro! I was worried I would just stand there awkwardly in a few different outfits but Angelika took charge and gave me pointers every step of the way. She created a beautiful and unique scene for each and every outfit I brought, far beyond what I'd imagined for each outfit! I was having too much fun to leave after our allotted 2 hours, so we ended up going an hour and a half over our allotted time (and Angelika was very flexible in that regard)! I also gave her a bit of a time crunch on editing and creating a large photo book, as I was getting married in about a month, but it all worked out perfectly! My husband is even more thrilled with the finished product than I am! (I gifted it to him about an hour before our wedding ceremony and he texted me asking if we could skip the whole wedding! ;-) ) Thank you so much Angelika! I'm positive I'll be coming back to you for future photo shoots. It was a pleasure working with you! My beautiful photo book (and digital copies of my photos) were absolutely worth every penny!
My boudoir photo shoot with Angelika was such an amazing experience! She knows exactly how to make you look your best! Don't worry about feeling awkward or not knowing how to pose--Angelika is an experienced professional. She gives such great advice and direction.
I was expecting to only like a handful of photos, but I ended up loving nearly all of them! It was so hard for me to choose my favorites. These photos will be such a treat for my fiancé, and also for me :)
I highly recommend Angelika for any kind of photo shoot. She is so sweet and friendly, and she obviously has a great eye for photography. I will definitely be returning to her for future shoots!!