Laced in Black is a luxury boudoir photography studio located in Milton, Wisconsin serving Rockford, Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Lake Geneva and everything in between.
A strong, confident woman is a powerful force, changing the world as she wanders. Laced in Black is committed to helping all women fall in love with themselves, one photo at a time.
What's up! I'm Amy, your professional hype woman. I was put on this beautiful planet to change the lives of women like YOU by making them realize their true beauty through the art of photography, and telling them their butt looks freaking amazing. I'm a full time dog mom, wife and entrepreneur, with a caffeine, That 70's Show, and swearing addiction, sprinkled with a little bit of anxiety on top! Nice to meet ya!
I may not be able to change the world, but I can change someone's life, and that's pretty cool.
Our lives have been shaped by society's standards of beauty, and if you're anything like me, you are so tired of the bullshit. Flat tummies? Smooth skin? Bald legs? HAHA WHAT?! Society's standard of beauty is literally impossible but yet everyday we strive to meet that standard. I'm here to tell you, eff that. We're going to create our own standard of beauty because guess what? We LOVE our natural bodies around here. We LOVE our stretch marks, our tummy rolls, our cellulite, our scars, our thick thighs, and uneven boobs.
I am so tired of living up to this ridiculous expectation that we have to look any certain way. I want to look like ME and be 100% happy with that - and guess what? I am! It took so incredibly long to get there, but I did, and so can you. I'll be here every step of the way, hyping you up and reminding you that you're a boss bitch. I will help you realize that you're STUNNING and a fantastic human being. I got you, girl. All you need is a little bit of courage and trust and I'll guide you the rest of the way. Let's do this, are you ready to change your life?
Erin (top) is a full time mommy, wife and hair stylist at twisted scissors in Rockford, IL. Erin has been doing hair for like, a really long time, and she's absolutely fantastic at it.
Brooke (bottom) is an esthetician based out of Lake Geneva (but works at Haute in Beloit) with a passion for makeup and skin care. You can also call her the brow queen because, well, duh, she's the brow queen.
Chelsea (not pictured because she won't let me) is a full time mama and hair and makeup artist based out of Janesville, Wisconsin. She focuses mainly on Bridal hair and makeup but is a killer artist when it comes to boudoir, too!
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Meet your Glam Squad
Karestin is mom to four (yes, four) doggos, full time operations manager, girlfriend, bestie and the one who keeps me from thinking the world is out to get me.
She hates hugs, loves beer, and doesn't believe in astrology (yet).
Karestin is the human behind what keeps Laced in Black running, because if it were up to me I'd quit everything and go live in the mountains. But let's be honest here, so would she. We keep each other going ... kinda.
In case you want to see just how cute her dogs are
Every boudoir babe is different, which is why I offer different collections at different price points, as well as an a la carte option. I cater every boudoir session to the individual who books so that it's the best experience for YOU, all the way down to the collection prices and payment options. Have questions or concerns? Please reach out, I'd love to work with you!
· Session fee begins at $400
· Collections begin at $2,600
· Collections include metal prints, luxury albums and digital images
· Collections are customizable
· A la carte options available
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Biweekly or monthly payment plans are offered. Collection fee must be paid in full by time of session.
You are able to book up to a year in advance
"I was the girl who looked at boudoir shoots and thought, "That's stunning, but it couldn't be me. I'm not sexy, I'm too awkward, etc." but I was SO wrong. Not only is Amy super fun to work with, but she's also an artistic genius! Her work drew me in and I knew I needed to just do it. Before the shoot, I was a little nervous but once the shoot started I felt comfortable, sexy, and excited. Amy is absolutely amazing at what she does and her encouragement draws out the confidence you didn't even know you had in you! I couldn’t be happier with my decision to book with Amy and trust me, you will feel the exact same way when you take the leap."
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"My husband surprised me with a budoir shoot for my birthday and he could not have thought of a better gift. I was 5 months post partum for the second time around and in need of a confidence pick me up. I had seen previous work of Amy's and went into the shoot very excited! Don't get me wrong..just because I was excited doesn't mean I was any less scared, nervous, and all around awkward when walking into the room but by the time we had gone through 2 poses I was already more comfortable! She made me feel so at ease and comfortable within myself. When I got my pictures back I'm pretty sure I broke into a cry multiple times..I couldn't believe that I could look like THAT. I don't know what kind of magic she pulls but I can't thank her enough for it! I feel like a new person in a body I'm seeing for the first time in 26 years. If you are a "client of interest" reading this and are on the fence AT ALL, just do it. Don't let your lack of confidence or wardrobe make you not do it because it will be the one decision you don't regret. And if you're Amy reading this..thank you a million times over for everything."
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"This was my first boudoir experience and I will absolutely be a repeat customer! Of course I was a little nervous at the start, but Amy and her team quickly made me feel welcome and relaxed. We had snacks, mimosas, and girl talk while they dolled me all the way up; when I got the first look at my makeup, I could’ve cried, I felt gorgeous and confident, I was ready! I wore a mixture of my own pieces, as well as some out of Amy’s client closet. From the first shot, Amy was my own person hype woman, showering me in compliments and empowerment; I felt so comfortable there was no way these weren’t going to be amazing. Amy offered tips and tricks the whole time, she helped pose me for all the best angles, and was more than willing to try any poses or shots I wanted to include. We ended up having so much fun, I never wanted it to end. I left my shoot feeling like a new woman, confident, powerful, strong, beautiful; this experience is so much more than lingerie photos. And then, seeing the photos was like another giant confidence boost! I couldn’t believe these pictures were of me! Amy’s genuine quality talent is simply unmatched. I cannot wait to give my album to my fiancé on our wedding day. Thank you Amy!"
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TOTALLY okay! I only share images with my clients explicit written permission. Your trust and privacy is incredibly important to me. If you are willing to share images, we can go over which images you're comfortable sharing and which images you prefer to keep private. I am flexible and appreciative of what you're willing to do, whether that's sharing all images, some images, or none!
Absolutely! I completely understand that boudoir can get to be a bit pricey. I believe every woman deserves to have the boudoir experience and I'm more than willing to help out as much as possible! I do pre-payment plans so that when your session finally arrives, you don't have to worry about money or not being able to afford your stunning images! AND you get your images faster when you're paid off by your shoot date!
I do! However I also recommend bringing some of you own too so we can ensure proper fit :)
My sessions take place at my studio in Milton, Wisconsin, just 15 minutes north of Janesville.
Digital images are typically available for download the same day as your session. Products are delivered to you within 3-4 weeks.
Sessions can take between 3 and 5 hours depending which session type you go with. This includes time for hair and makeup, your photo session and your reveal session.
Absolutely! HOWEVER, please ensure the friend you choose to bring is someone who is going to bring nothing but positive vibes. This friend should uplift and empower the hell out of you.
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