Sheboygan Boudoir Photography

Welcome to Sheboygan Boudoir Photography by Mandaki Photo LLC, the only Sheboygan Photographer that specializes in boudoir and intimate portraiture on Instant Film

Instant Film Boudoir

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Boudoir Photography really deserves its own space as it is a very different style as an approach to intimate lifestyle portraiture involving a multi-step process of customer service, psychology, counseling, photography skills, retouching skills, and an overall willingness to help people do what they never thought they could! (You can do this.)

It is an approach to photography that celebrates the human body and has the power to truly transform and uplift those who chose to do it. It is not Glamour Photography. It is not Pin-up Photography. And it is so much more than just”pictures in your underwear”.

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My other specialty is professional business headshots, typically used on social media, business websites, advertising material/etc. You can learn more about the on my other website: Sheboygan Headshot Photographer

Boudoir Photography, Intimate Lifestyle Photography, Intimate Portraiture, Intimate Lifestyle Portraiture, Maternity Boudoir, Fine Art Nude

About Boudoir Photography

What is Boudoir photography?

from Wikipedia:

“Boudoir photography is a photographic style featuring intimate, romantic, and sometimes erotic images of its subjects, primarily intended for the private enjoyment of the subject and his or her romantic partners. It is distinct from glamour and art nude photography in that it is usually more suggestive rather than explicit in its approach to nudity and sexuality, features subjects who do not regularly model, and produces images which are not intended to be seen by a wide audience, but rather to remain under the control of the subject.”

Boudoir photography is more than portraits of women (or men – aka “Dudoir”) in states of undress. It is more than a gift for a special someone. Boudoir is for also for you. Why would you consider boudoir photography? You may be interested in a boudoir photography session because you want to get in touch with a sensual side you don’t often see. Or you may want to rediscover a part of you that may have gone quiet. When you slip into something slinky or drop it all, what’s left is the unapologetic magic of you. Forget about the stress, the voices, and what you’ve been told. Let yourself truly shine. It is my profound honor, joy, and privilege to encourage and capture your light.

Who am I? My name is Dan Maki, owner of Mandaki Photo LLC. I am a husband of 20+ years and a father of two teenagers. I’ve been a wedding DJ for over 17 years (yes, really) and through that I have realized one of my passions is to be an integral part of the turning points in people lives. My creative side brought me to photography and I’ve discovered that boudoir photography specifically converges both creativity and positive personal transformation into a single pursuit. I’m one of the few Sheboygan photographers that specialize in boudoir photography specifically.

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Feedback from previous clients:

Emily W: “I’ve been having some serious body image issues lately and after seeing my pics from our shoot I feel soooo much better about myself. Thank you so much for an amazing time! I hope we can do it again soon!”

Julienne S: “..so I had my fair share of excuses and insecurities that made me not want to do it. Forget that! There isn’t a single weird curve or imperfection in those pictures that I don’t love. It’s me. …I could go on and on, but I’m proud- SO FUCKING PROUD of who I am today. It’s raw and it’s beautiful and it’s 100% real. Thank you…for giving me the opportunity to see my own beauty- not my imperfections.”

Kelsey E: “Personally, I’m an extraordinarily self conscious person who has struggled for a very long time with body image. I’ve thought about doing this for years and have been scared to put myself out there…..I’m so happy I did it. This may sound strange, but there’s a real sense of self love after you’ve stood around for a few hours in your undies with a bunch of lights and a camera going off. If you have been thinking about this but are scared or self conscious – do it; for yourself, and no one else.

Jenna S: “If you would have told me I would be doing Boudoir 8 months after a baby, or ever… I would have laughed. It’s not often anyone catches me in something besides yoga pants and a comfy T. I’m a rather conservative woman most days. After talking to a few women that have done this, I figured why not try. This has certainly helped me love the skin I’m in, I’ve never really thought it was okay to feel ‘sexy’ but that only means I love myself….And so much love to the women in my life that encouraged me to share these. I love my skin thank you so much”

Kristen R: “Again thank you so much for an amazing shoot! Not only was the experience phenomenal but the results are too. Going into this I really didn’t know what to expect since I had never done one before but you made everything so comfortable and stress free. Thank you for recommending full nude because those turned out even better than I had imagined, and I probably wouldn’t have done them if you had not recommended it! I can’t wait to work with you again in the future. You’re work is amazing!!!!!”

Courtney S: “This is seeing yourself in a perspective you never have before. It’s very freeing and definitely helped me with self-image issues. Dan made me feel very comfortable!”

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Why Boudoir Photography?

Why Boudoir Photography?

Amazing things will happen.

The boudoir experience won’t be a quick fix for years of self-neglect, but it can be the start of something new. A new you. It will encourage you to let your walls fall. It will peel away and let you forget your insecurities. Appreciate a new part of you, a part you may have never known. Treat yourself with the dignity and respect you deserve. Cherish every inch of your body, heart, soul, and mind. And every time you look at your portraits you will fall in love with yourself, more and more. Bear witness to your transformation. When life gets tiresome or dark, your own light will shine the way.

Boudoir is the gift that keeps on giving.

I respect that you may want to keep your portraits just for yourself or that special someone. This gift is so intimate! But if you want to celebrate this journey and let your voice be heard, to share your transformation, I am happy to help with that. There is absolutely no shame in loving yourself. There is true strength, courage, and beauty. That is a message that we should never stop sharing, an anthem we should never stop singing.

Push your boundaries.

For a lot of women, posing semi-clothed in front of a camera is a truly terrifying thought. I realize that nerves and inhibitions may get in the way. It is completely natural! A good boudoir photographer will help you feel comfortable even when you are shaking in your stilettos! Besides, facing a fear can be a fully life-changing experience. I want you to have a Boudoir Experience that turns your fears into a powerful statement of female empowerment!

Shift your focus.

I strongly believe that women, as a whole, rarely do something solely for themselves. Even if they do get to occasionally sneak away for an hour for a nail appointment or a quick break, they often end up feeling guilty about it. I’m not sure where this particular trait originates in women, but collectively they tend to put everyone else (husbands, friends, kids, co-workers, and even the UPS guy) before their own needs and ambitions. Boudoir gives you the opportunity to focus solely on yourself. Through the entire process of your boudoir photo shoot, you get the chance to see yourself in a whole new light; as the beautiful, sexy woman you are.

Celebrate your sexy.

Everyone has their “thing”. That one thing that makes you more than unique, that makes you You. Our mission at Mandaki Photo Boudoir is to celebrate the things that make you the spectacular work of art that you were created to be. Whatever stage of life, whatever size, whatever you want to express: I want to help you capture your true beauty. I believe that every woman needs boudoir, because every woman deserves to feel confident, sexy, and truly beautiful.


Pricing Information:

2020 Session Pricing: starting in 2020 I’m only doing Intimate Instants boudoir sessions that are shot entirely on instant film.

$400 Retainer – Includes 10 instant print photos
There are no digital files included with your retainer.

Complete fee and pricing information is discussed during initial consultation.. There are no surprises!

I do consultations via phone, email, or in person with anyone interested in working with me before booking a session. This gives you a chance to hear all about my sessions, discuss what you going for, and know exactly what to expect before making your decision to book.

Boudoir Photography Sessions take place in a private residential studio located in Plymouth, WI.