Boudoir Photography
in Louisville

Artistic Boudoir Portraits:
Embrace Your Timeless Elegance


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During this consultation, we’ll discuss how you’d love to be photographed. I’ll explain my process, go through pricing products I offer, and answer any questions you have.

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Boudoir Photos

Can you IMAGINE your boudoir photos as elegant pieces of ART?

If you’re like many of my clients, you’ve been curious about a boudoir photo shoot. You might even have thought you’d like to have boudoir photos made but something always holds you back.

Maybe you’re not sure what to expect.

Maybe you just have a lot of questions about all things boudoir.

Perhaps some boudoir portraits you’ve seen might feel a little too racy or more explicit or suggestive than you’d like to see in your intimate portraits.

If any of that sounds familiar to you, you’re not alone. One of the things I hear most often from my boudoir portrait clients is that they wanted to have intimate portraits taken but none of the other boudoir they’d seen felt quite right.

In my beautiful Louisville Kentucky based boudoir portrait studio, we take an artistic approach to boudoir photography because we know boudoir portraits and intimate images can be stunning works of art that feel elevated, classic, and timeless.

Whether you choose to keep your portraits private or display them in your bedroom, you can be certain that the intimate art we create for you will be personal, sophisticated, and comfortable.

“I also wanted to have portraits that reflect a period in time in which I feel I am at my best self. I am thrilled and thankful to now have these as a personal reminder of this time in my life.” –Bethany

“I also wanted to have portraits that reflect a period in time in which I feel I am at my best self. I am thrilled and thankful to now have these as a personal reminder of this time in my life.” –Bethany

How to Schedule Your

Boudoir Photoshoot

Scheduling your boudoir photoshoot could not be easier!

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation

In-person or on Zoom. This is your chance to meet me ask any questions you have. I’ll explain my process, pricing, and the products I offer.

Planning Your Boudoir Portrait Sitting

How do you want to be photographed? What would you like to wear? Maybe you have answers. Maybe not. We’ll work together to help plan the perfect boudoir portraits.

Have An Amazing Day In My Portrait Studio

From a world-class makeup artist to a fully guided portrait experience, you’ll be able to relax and feel amazing while we create breathtaking art.

Your Portraits Forever

Your portraits are pieces of art. They are a timeless investment that captures your personality, emotions, and spirit, and celebrates your unique story for a lifetime.

More than just photos, your BOUDOIR PORTRAITS will be pieces of ART

Whether its a gift for a significant other, a gift for yourself, or just because, your boudoir portraits will be one-of-a-kind works of art.

More Than Just Photos, Your Boudoir Portraits Will Be Pieces of Art

Whether its a gift for a significant other, a gift for yourself, or just because, your boudoir portraits will be one of a kind works of art

Fine art nude portrait by Louisville boudoir photographer Ben Marcum

Boudoir Portrait Portfolio

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What to Wear for a Boudoir Photo Shoot

Maybe you’re not sure what you’d like to wear for your boudoir photo shoot. Perhaps you’d like a little inspiration of styles that you would like for your intimate portraits. I’ve made some videos and written articles that will help you figure out the perfect wardrobe for your boudoir photos.

Fabric Drape

You may imagine boudoir portraits mean lingerie or nudity (whether actual or implied). While lingerie and nude portraits are both very popular options for boudoir portraits, they’re not the only options for your boudoir session. You can also incorporate fabric drapery into your session. Portraits featuring draped fabric are one of the most popular styling options in my studio.


When you picture boudoir portraits, you may imagine photos of someone wearing lingerie. intimate portraits in lingerie are one of the most iconic styles of boudoir photography and for good reason. Simply put, being photographed in intimate apparel can be a bold way to document and celebrate your body. It’s also a classic choice for images you want to share with your partner.


It might surprise you to learn there are many ways to style boudoir portraits. Lingerie boudoir portraits and boudoir nude portraits are both very popular options for boudoir portraits.

But those aren’t the only ways to style a boudoir photo session. Another very popular style of boudoir portrait is the bodyscape or bodyscaping.

Nude Boudoir

The human form has inspired artists for millennia and continues to do so. So it makes sense that many people want to have images of themselves that show their unclothed figure. Boudoir nude images can be intimate and sensual, yes, but they are also a powerful way of celebrating the body you live in.

Styling Tips

One of the things that stresses people out the most when they schedule a boudoir portrait session is “what am I going to wear?
This may seem a little daunting because, obviously, you want to feel amazing and get absolutely beautiful portraits.
I can help

Robes & Dressing Gowns

A robe, peignoir, or dressing gown may be one of the most underrated and underappreciated garments, in real life and portraits. These simple, loosely fitted pieces have a long and versatile history. They’ve served as a cover-up while dressing, a garment for lounging, and even a casual ‘at-home’ informal dress.

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Reviews From Those Who’ve Experienced Boudoir Photography in Louisville by Ben Marcum Photography

Boudoir Photography Louisville

I saw Ben’s work a while ago and thought to myself, “If I ever have boudoir photos taken – this is the artist who will take them.” Little did I know I would soon be diagnosed with breast cancer. I couldn’t book a consultation fast enough. The portrait experience was comfortable and special, and the photos – wow. Have Ben photograph you. You won’t regret it. You’ll treasure it. (And you’ll look AMAZING)

Sarah Kuper
Boudoir Portrait with Fabric Drape Styling: boudoir nude

I just couldn’t believe it was me. I stared at the photos, and it was an immediate reminder that I need to love me more. Ben made me art. Scratch that, Ben reminded me that I am art.

Kesley Moorefield

I felt beautiful, powerful and more than anything grateful! Grateful to Ben for giving me something that I didn’t even know I needed. It’s such a gift. I literally was mesmerized and stood in his studio looking (and also crying lol) at these pictures for at least 2 hours.

DeAdrell Porter

I was awestruck.
The portraits looked like they should be hanging in a manor or a museum.

Alexis Bode
Louisville Boudoir Photography

Working with Ben and his makeup artist, Pam, was the most fun I’ve had in a long time! They curated an experience for me; I felt respected as a model but seen as a person. They provided great conversation, a safe environment, and wonderful pictures. I cannot wait to work with them again! I’d recommend their service to anyone.

Julia Squrill
Louisville Boudoir Photography

Ben has a way about making you feel amazing and look even better. He works with a great team and really listens to YOU, so you can have the best session.

Hope Staves
Boudoir Louisville

Working with Ben was easily the most comfortable experience for me. I went to Ben in hopes to create something beautiful. Every woman deserves to feel that, and I decided to allow Ben help create that feeling in something physical that I can hold onto for life. Ben is optimistic, humorous and creates such a welcoming atmosphere the second you walk into the studio. Confidence has always been something I lack, but because of Ben’s tremendous work, he allowed me to feel beautiful, and that is something I will cherish and hold onto forever.
For anyone considering having their portraits taken, Ben is 100% your best guy. I would recommend him over and over again.

Lauren LoBue

Awards & Accreditations 

Awards and Distinctions for Ben Marcum

Louisville Boudoir Photographer

I am Ben Marcum, a boudoir photographer based in Louisville, Kentucky. My job isn’t just to take a picture of you, it’s to create works of art that you will love. Having your portraits created in my beautiful studio is unlike any other experience you’ve had.

I take a different approach to intimate portraits. I draw inspiration from classical art and sculpture. Whether your images are styled with lingerie, draped fabric, or classic nude, I will create art that you love and feel proud of.

Your session includes hair and makeup by one of our professional beauty artists who work with you throughout the entire session. You don’t need to worry about being photogenic or knowing what to do in front of the camera because I’ll be there to coach and guide you. You’ll have so much fun, you’ll forget you’re on camera.

Louisville Headshot, Portrait, and Boudoir Photographer Ben Marcum

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