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I had so much fun being pampered at this photo shoot! From Michele’s help planning my wardrobe (I even sent her photos from the change room at La Senza for her input!) to the yummy snacks she had, to the excellent 90s playlist she made for the shoot, every detail was taken care of. I worry about what to do with my face when I have my picture taken and she directed me through all the nuances of posing and it was a really relaxed and fun day. . After my session with Michele, she asked me what my comfort level was with sharing my photos. I personally would love to show them to the world- they are beautiful and tasteful and artistic! However, I work in a position of trust and safety with the public and it is important for me to maintain a neutral and safe space for my patients. I was concerned that sharing my intimate photos could affect my professional relationships in ways that I couldn’t anticipate and I didn’t want to unilaterally change the nature of the those relationships by making my photos public. I decided to keep my photos private and Michele was very supportive of my need to maintain anonymity and privacy, which I really appreciated! If you’re on the fence, go for it! You’ll be so happy you did!

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“We just had a lot of fun. Let’s just play and experiment…but capturing that and then seeing the results and I see how peaceful I felt, I see how fun it was and just the giggling and laughing and enthusiasm and seeing the safe space being here and being photographed by this absolutely effervescent wonderful woman… this is like adult play where like being goofy and silly but also creating something together.” – Ms. M


Michele is one of her kind, she’s amazing and she knows what exactly she’s doing. I loved working with her, getting photographed. I was extremely nervous when I we started but within 30 minutes I was extremely comfortable because I could trust her with all my heart. She’s the best! I loved every moment of being there and getting photographed. And ofcourse the photos blew my mind! Thank you so much Michele <3

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“The photo shoot itself is a really fun and exciting experience, but my favourite part of this experience is the photo reveal.  That moment when you see how amazing and fierce you look in your photos is indescribable.  There is nothing like the feeling of realizing that you are more beautiful, powerful and magical than your mind could ever believe.  Doing this has renewed a new sense of respect and compassion for myself.  When the negative talk starts to creep into my mind, I will look at the photos from the session to remind myself that I am amazing. “

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“It was BETTER than I expected – I was a little nervous and unsure of what to expect going in but I felt confident in Michele’s creative hands because of the time and effort she took in getting to know me and what I wanted. I felt SO comfortable the entire time (hello laughter!) and had much more FUN than I thought and the finish product has blown my mind. You were so intentional, thoughtful, present, generous and joyful through the whole process beginning to end. It has increased my self-acceptance, confidence, sassiness and seeing myself with a more sensual lens to embrace the complete imperfect woman that I am.”


Our couple’s boudoir shoot with Michele was incredible. It made us feel connected to each other and our bodies in a very unique and beautiful way. I don’t think we would have felt comfortable with anyone else but Michele. She made the experience so easy and natural! It was amazing seeing the best qualities and vulnerabilities of our bodies showcased together in such an intimate way. We truly cannot be thankful enough for this experience

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“I was nervous and excited going into the session. My initial discussions with Michele helped ease my nerves and assured me it would be an empowering, positive, and uplifting experience – meant to be a celebration and acceptance of myself – but I had no idea how I’d actually feel the day of! My experience exceeded all expectations, especially as the session progressed and I became more comfortable. I want to come back and do photos with less clothes! I remember finally relaxing during the shoot and how good I felt in my body and in the space. But probably the highlight would be the ripple effects afterwards! Seeing myself in an entirely new light, recognizing my beauty and strength, and noticing those positive feelings stick around (even when I’m not in full hair and makeup).”


Michele is such a pleasure to work with! She is professional, fun and really goes the extra mile to ensure you are comfortable. I appreciate he ability to provide a safe space for boudoir to get intimate and be vulnerable. Having a hair and make up artist onsite to pamper you before the shoot adds that extra special touch to your look. I’m thrilled with the images and experience!


I’ve gotten to know Michele of Mateus Studios from a couple shoots this year, and trust me… She is the best! She’ll make you feel comfortable and at ease during your photoshoot, plus she captures great photos! She’ll help you bring out your inner badass, and have a great time.. Don’t pass her up!