HOW ABOUT SOME RADICAL SELF-LOVE FOR A CHANGE?

 
 
 
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ALL-FEMALE  STAFF

Owned and operated by women, we offer a cozy and 100% supportive environment, completely devoted to empowering other women.
 

HUGE  VARIETY  OF  BACKGROUNDS

We have over 3 unique sets to choose from for your session; there is something for every mood from our beautiful barn and dreamy window scenes, to romantic floral backdrops, to clean and simple or dramatic and sultry!
 

PREMIUM  PHOTO  ALBUMS

We offer premium photo albums! All of the layouts are designed in-house and pre-approved by you before sending to print!

 

WOMEN  EMPOWERMENT  ON  ANOTHER  LEVEL

With each session we focus on the inner beautiful that we pull out and let shine through during your session. As we are photographing you it's so much more about how you feel about yourself. We are lucky to work with so many amazing women who are taking leaps into self-love and self-acceptance.

EXPERT  COACHING

With over 100 boudoir sessions under her belt, Cassandra expertly coaches you for posing and expression 100% throughout the shoot. You don't need to know how to do anything except show up and enjoy yourself!

CONVENIENT  BURLINGTON  LOCATION

Our studio is located in a beautiful barn that is over 100 years old and newly renovated as a wedding venue! We are close to several major cities (40 minutes from Milwaukee, 1.5 hours from Chicago & Madison, and only 15 minutes from Lake Geneva).

PRE-SHOOT  CONSULTATIONS

You are always welcome to schedule a telephone or coffee-date consultation with Cassandra prior to your session to discuss preparation, wardrobe, or any of your burning questions.
 

MAGAZINE-QUALITY  RETOUCHING

We want you to feel like your images are straight out of a magazine (but without the “disfigurement” of real magazine retouching). We do not do any body distortion. This means we do not make anything smaller or bigger. Your images will include skin smoothing, lighting adjustments, and amazing finishing!

 

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NOT JUST A PHOTO SHOOT.
A REVOLUTION.

 

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MEET OUR TEAM

 
My approach to boudoir comes from a place of unconditional love, non-judgement and genuine compassion.
— Cassandra
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CASSANDRA 

Hello Beautiful!!! I am the owner of this creative, fun, wild business! My passion for boudoir really comes from a long line of strong women in my life. My mother raised my sisters and I to be strong leaders, to be compassionate & loving, and always instilled body positivity throughout our lives.  I'm the youngest of 5 girls in my family and all my older sisters were such great role models for me. Of course I've been through the struggles that we all have with our bodies maybe not looking the way we "think" they should based on the mainstream media. As I've struggled with an auto-immune disease it's taught me to love my body for all the amazing things it does for me. Our bodies are amazing and can heal but without our mindset being in the right place we stay stuck. 

When I became a photographer (2013) it was very apparent the issues women have with their bodies. I was being asked to do outrageous editing and image alterations to make women look the way they "thought" they should. I realized that self-love and self-acceptance really isn't talked about much or at least instilled in most of us. This is my platform to help others see their beauty in a way they never have before. 

This is truly my addiction. I am addicted to helping other women feel confident, beautiful, powerful, sexy, and simply amazing. Sometimes this is the first time a woman has felt this way while in their session with us. Often times tears are shed and stories are shared. I'm so thankful to be giving this gift of working with women on such a personal level. I'm so excited for you to experience this transformative photo session with us! Cant wait to work with you!!!! 

Other fun facts: You can find me somewhere in between inspiring others, working on myself, dodging negativity and reaching for my goals ;)  I love nature, yoga, art of all kinds, tattoos, travel, spending time with my sexy ass husband and our amazing friends & family! 

 
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JEN

Meet our wonderful stylist, Jen! She is the one to make sure you’re putting your best face forward! Specializing in airbrush makeup will make you feel flawless going into your session. Often times women worry that the styling or makeup will be “too much” or “not look like them.” This is not the case where Jen can get a read of your vibe and style while asking you a lot about your daily wear and what you prefer! Trust that you’re in good hands and allow yourself to be pampered.

 
 
 

READY TO OWN IT?

 
 
 
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THE EXPIERENCE

Here at C.Mae Design's premiere boudoir photo studio, we know that your boudoir session is more than just snapping a few shots and calling it a day. It’s a chance to pamper yourself and to have an experience that will not only capture your true beauty and sexiness, but will also transform how you see yourself today, tomorrow and forever.
 

We photograph women of all shapes, sizes, and walks of life who come to us:

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  • to create that special wedding day, anniversary, or birthday gift

  • to reward themselves for reaching a fitness goal

  • to celebrate achieving an amazing milestone in their life

  • to seize their life after recovering from an illness

  • to reclaim their personal power after a divorce or break up

  • to boost their self-esteem and body confidence

  • or simply to CELEBRATE THEMSELVES!!

HOW IT WORKS

It all starts with our personalized booking experience where you can select one of three signature packages, The Mini, Belle, or The Vixen.

All of our packages include:

  • wine to calm the nerves

  • expert coaching

  • same-day photo viewing

  • digital images

  • access to our exclusive boudoir group on Facebook

On the day of your photo shoot, you’ll arrive to our studio and enjoy some wine before we begin your   hair and makeup preferences with our artist (if styling is included in your package). 

Our hair and makeup artist will glam you up with a complete makeup application (including false eyelashes) and hairstyling!

We'll then head into the main barn to have your pre-session consultation! We'll go over some questions and take a look at the outfits that you brought! 

After we complete the photo shoot portion, you will relax while we do a first edit of your images. After about 15-20 minutes, during which time you will have been able to relax and reflect on your bad-ass supermodel self, we will have your SAME DAY PHOTO VIEWING!

We will sit down together and go through the amazing images we just created and select your favorites. 


INVESTMENT


If you know you are ready to dive in the Vixen or the Belle are the packages for you. Perhaps you aren’t sure that you want a longer experience or you aren’t looking to create an album? Book a Mini session to try us out. I promise you’ll want to come back for more!


THE MINI

This package keeps it short and sweet but gives you an amazing intro to BOUDOIR! Whether you’re just looking to dip your toe into the experience or want to keep things simple, this package gets it done. Your whole experience in the studio will last about 1.5 HOURs, from THE PHOTO SESSION through your photo viewing.

 

  • 45 Minute photography session with our all female photography staff

  • 2 Outfits that you supply

  • Same-day photo viewing

  • 5 Professionally Retouched Images (of your choice) to be uploaded to your own private online gallery (password protected) with access to FREE downloads and option to purchase professional prints

  • Option to order additional images from proofing gallery to be uploaded to online gallery for $25 per image

  • (Hair & makeup or prints not included)

$425
 


BELLE

This is our most popular package! You’ll get to explore your sexy with more sets and more outfits! Plus, you’ll have hair and make up to ensure that extra boost of confidence going into your session. Your whole experience in the studio will last about Three hours, including your same-day photo viewing.

  • Hair & Makeup Styling - Mini pampering on site facial, high definition airbrush full makeup application, lashes and hair styling of soft "bedroom" curls.

  • 60 Minute photography session with our all female photography staff

  • 3 Outfits that you supply

  • Same-day photo viewing

  • 15 Professionally Retouched Images (of your choice) to be uploaded to your own private online gallery (password protected) with access to FREE downloads and option to purchase professional prints

  • Option to order additional images from proofing gallery to be uploaded to online gallery for $25 per image

  • Custom Designed 5" x 5" LITTLE BLACK BOOK highlighting all the ordered images from your session

$825


THE VIXEN

If you’re ready to be a goddess for the day, then this is the package for you! Even MORE sets, as many outfits as you want, and our largest album, this package is for the goddess who wants it ALL. This is a half-day all-inclusive experience you’re sure to never forget. 

  • Hair & Makeup Styling - Mini pampering on site facial, high definition airbrush full makeup application, lashes and hair styling of soft "bedroom" curls.

  • 90 Minute photography session with our all female photography staff

  • Unlimited Outfits that you supply

  • Same-day photo viewing

  • 30 Professionally Retouched Images (of your choice) to be uploaded to your own private online gallery (password protected) with access to FREE downloads and option to purchase professional prints

  • Option to order additional images from proofing gallery to be uploaded to online gallery for $25 per image

  • Custom Designed 5" x 5" LITTLE BLACK BOOK highlighting all the ordered images from your session

$1150

FAQs

Still Nervous? Let's help you out!

 
 

HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION?

To book a consultation or session with Cassandra, you can call us at 262.206.6315 or use the contact form to send us a note. Our calendar fills quickly and is frequently booked up to several months in advance, so please plan ahead when thinking about scheduling. Weekend appointments are reserved for weddings. A $200 deposit is required to secure your date and time with us.


WHAT IF I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO POSE?

You don't have to! Cassandra will coach you through the whole process, from how to position yourself, what to do with your hands, where to look, etc. She has photographed hundreds of women, knows how to use lighting and posing to their best effects to flatter any body type.

 

MAY I BRING ALCOHOL?

Yes, you may. A lot of girls find it nice to have a little liquid courage before their shoot. Please strictly limit your consumption to two drinks before and during your shoot, as we want to avoid "drunk face" at all costs!


WHEN WILL I SEE MY PICTURES?

Your photo viewing will be the VERY SAME DAY as your boudoir session! We will sit down together about thirty minutes to an hour after your shoot ends to go through the un-retouched images together and select which images you would like to have retouched. This is also when you can decide on whether you want to add an album of your images. Please note that this is the only time allotted for viewing and ordering photos. All unselected images will be deleted after your session.


HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY ORDER?

You will receive your digital downloads approximately 1 to 2 weeks after your shoot. If you have ordered an album, it generally takes five weeks from the date of your shoot until you have your finished album in hand. If you need your album by a specific date, it is best to schedule your shoot about two months in advance. Rush processing fees are available. You can opt to rush your entire order or just one or two images to use as a teaser gift. Pricing depends on the time frame.

 

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?

All session retainers are non-refundable but are valid indefinitely. If you need to postpone your session, rest assured that your retainer will be on file and ready for you to use whenever you wish.

All sales during photo viewing sessions are final.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?


You should wear something that makes you feel SEXY! You should bring your favorite pieces of lingerie along with accessories and don’t forget the high heels! Many women use their shoot as an opportunity to splurge on a few new items. If you’d like a little direction on where to shop for some exquisite new lingerie, check out the following favorites: Journelle, Victoria’s Secret, Brooklyn Fox, Dirty Dolls, Agent Provocateur, and Hips and Curves. Keep in mind, though, that you absolutely do NOT have to invest in a lot of new lingerie to have an amazing shoot a simple, flattering, black bra and panties will go with every set!


CAN I BRING A FRIEND ALONG?

Yes, you are welcome to bring a friend! Your BFF or sister can help you feel more comfortable and can also be a great help while you are getting ready. 


WHAT IF I DON'T WANT MY PICTURES ON YOUR WEBSITE?

Each client consults with Cassandra as to what images, if any, are allowed to be used. Some ladies give us free reign to use whatever images we'd like, while others would prefer not to allow the use of their images or something in between.  Whatever you prefer is fine by us, and we assure you that your choice will be respected.



DO YOU RETOUCH MY PHOTOS?

Yes, we do! Photoshop can be very controversial, but we do believe in using it to a certain extent.  Why shouldn't you be able to see yourself as if you were in a magazine and realize that you can look just as amazing as a model? Our philosophy is to give you a little help (with skin smoothing), but we will NOT significantly change you or make you look like someone you are not.


WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE?

If you need to reschedule your appointment for any reason, we require at least two weeks notice. Excessive rescheduling will incur a $50 fee per request. Rescheduling less than two weeks in advance of your appointment incurs a $75 rescheduling fee. Same day rescheduling, cancellation, or no-show incurs a $100 fee.