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Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it, see what others have to say.

I was terrified…

“I almost canceled all the way up until 20 minutes before I needed to leave my house, I was terrified and full of anxiety because I am plus size, my skin is far from perfect and I am soooo self conscious I didn’t expect to even like ONE photo…and walked out ordering 26!!!

I can’t even put into words how comfortable Elaina makes you feel.. She just has this calm girl power about her and it sounds cliche but as soon as I walked in and met her… That all went away.. She is definitely meant to do this! She makes You feel beautiful and confident and her work is amazing!

~Miss R

I never had to worry about anything…

“I definitely thought it would be awkward to be “half naked” with someone taking pictures. IT WAS NOT! Elaina makes it feel like a fun hangout with your best friend! It was impossible for me to choose photos because I  LOVED them all! I’d do it again and again!

I never had to worry about anything. I already found my outfits, the amazing Kati did my hair and makeup to PERFECTION! Elaina gave suggestions, advice and compliments! Bonus for Mya kisses and seeing those adorable girls!”

~Miss M

I left feeling better than ever about myself…

“I talk all sorts of body confidence and owning who you are and yet when it comes down to it I still struggle to be confident in my skin. If it wasn’t for winning my session I don’t know when I would have ever built up the courage to do a shoot.

However, I won a couples session and as much as I wanted to ask for it to be six months down the road I felt like I couldn’t because that just was ridiculous. So I went in, all sorts of nervous and left feeling better than ever about myself. Don’t do it for your man or woman or whoever you want to show these to. DO. IT. FOR. YOU!!

I never felt more confident and comfortable than mostly naked in front of the camera. Not because I was doing something i deemed sexy but because of the environment Elaina creates. There are also about 4 shots that truly capture the essence of who I am at my core which is a crazy sexy goofball and I can’t wait to show them off to the world.”

~Miss S

Plus size and worried….

“You are my longest and best friend and even I was terrified to do it! I’m not at my “perfect” weight or body image. I’m plus size and worried how awful it could be. But damn those pictures were too good not to share. We spent hours trying to choose from so many amazing shots.

I’ve heard it from your past clients and see it in every way you talk. You have the capability to capture beauty in anyone. You’re able to calm anyone fear, get people interested, remove the stigma boudoir has (just ask our uber driver)!


You are amazing at what you do! You have an amazing group of women with you. Would recommend to take the plunge. Elaina is there to help from the beginning, to give advice on style and connect with ideas. So worth it to get pampered with the hair and make up too. Could not believe how fabulous I looked… staring at the pictures now as I go to sleep…”

~Miss A

This is your time boo!

Do it for yourself.

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This ain’t your Momma’s glamour shots! Girl, you have always been sexy and it’s time for me to show you. Are you ready?  LET’S DO THIS!  

Elaina Rathje

405 Douglas Ave

Ames, Iowa

“on Historic Main Street”

Tel: (515) 450-2002