Hey girl! I'm so glad you are here! I'm April (half of Massei Photography) My mission here at Boudoir by April is to show YOU just how Amazing and Beautiful you are! We offer timeless, classy and sexy boudoir photography in a comfortable, laid back atmosphere! I know just how nervous, and intimidating it can be, but I make it easy and worry free. I will pose you, guide you and cheer you on throughout your entire session! I believe every woman is stunning and I promise you will leave feeling confident and empowered!

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- hope

"April did an absolute amazing job on my boudoir session! I was nervous, and wondering how in the world would I be sexy in general?!? After a baby, your body changes and you aren't quite as confident as you once were. Well, April made me feel confident, sexy and walked me through every step. (Which helped so much) I was completely comfortable and April was so encouraging!!! I was amazed when she gave me pictures! I was like wow, this is me????!! If you are on the fence about it, I totally recommend using April and you won't be sorry!!!"

- Kelly

"I wanted to do something special for my husband for our 10 yr anniversary so I contacted April. I am by no means anywhere close to where I would like to be physically but I knew I wanted to do something special and shock him. April made me feel so comfortable and sexy! I was so worried like "how am I supposed to be 'sexy' in front of another woman let a alone a camera!" But once I got there and got started she made me feel great! I was blown away when she delivered my package to me!! Y'all, I promise you won't regret booking a session with her!" 

- Ashley

"Working with April for my boudoir session was amazing. My girlfriends all chipped in and bought me a session. I was about to undergo a double mastectomy due to a breast cancer diagnosis and wanted to document my body before it went through the major changes that a double mastectomy brings. I wanted topless photos because of this and April was kind, knowledgeable, inspiring, and made me feel completely comfortable in the space and in my own body. The studio is absolutely beautiful and boho which is my favorite style. I will continue to recommend April for her expertise and great personality."

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I love Iced Vanilla Lattes, Reese's, red wine, Binging New Girl episodes on netflix, Dance and a nice quiet night on the couch!

Hi there! I'm April! I'm a wife and mother of 2 amazing kids! Along with my Husband, we own Massei Photography. A few years ago, I had a good friend and fellow photographer capture some boudoir photos of myself as a gift for my husband. As nervous as I was, they made me feel so good & even more confident! I knew I wanted to do that for all the women out there! That's when I decided to create Boudoir By April! As a woman myself, I know how critical we can be on ourselves and the constant pressure of comparing ourself to every celebrity and "Instagram" Model out there, but I want to show you just how beautiful YOU truly are! 

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Our boudoir sessions will take place in our studio in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Boudoir sessions last 1 to 2 hours and include 2 to 3 outfits. You will receive an online gallery of 40+ images.

At this time, we do not include hair and makeup, but we do work with many great artists in the Richmond area and can guide you in the right direction. I will also help with outfit ideas and inspiration, as we do not have a client closet for boudoir sessions at the moment.

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