Portrait Photography for the Empowerment of Women
Hi, I’m Anika Fatourous! I’ve been a portrait and boudoir photographer for 8 years in the Peekskill, NY area. I’ve recently re-branded, re-designed my website, moved into a beautiful studio space, and niched down in the photography I take on. I now specialize in empowerment photography for women with an emphasis on empowerment boudoir photography. So I thought this would be a perfect way to re-introduce myself and my current portfolio of work.
The focus of my portrait photography is to empower women, whether that’s in business and branding photography, maternity photography, or empowerment boudoir photography. My goal is to have every client feeling great about themselves and feel empowered, both during and after our session together!
Reintroducing Anika Fatourous
If you’ve followed my work for any amount of time, you know that I’ve dabbled in just about every genre and style of photography. Year after year, I keep coming back to boudoir, because I love creating a safe space for women to open up, call forth the courage to have a boudoir session, and walk away feeling empowered and renewed
I still photograph maternity, family, and business branding, but my true calling is boudoir photography. And not just any boudoir photography, but EMPOWERING boudoir photography!
How I help calm your fears or insecurities
Have you heard of an introverted extrovert? Well, that’s me. And maybe that’s you too.
Because I’m an introvert until I get to know someone, I understand how hard it is to come out of your shell. If you’re nervous or intimidated about having a portrait session, a great ice breaker will be during the consultation we have together. I’ll walk you through my process, give you some tips, and put your mind at ease. You’ll quickly see how energetic and fun I am to work with!
One tip I give clients, regardless of the type of session they’re having with me, is to bring music! Music is a great way to set the tone and mood for the day. I always encourage clients to bring a playlist of empowering music that makes them feel good, powerful, and even sexy. Trust me, before it’s all said and done, we’ll probably be dancing together. Introvert or not.
My Portrait Photography Studio
For seven years I worked out of my home creating portraits in my home studio or on location. This past February, I was finally able to move my photography business into a dedicated studio space. It has been a game-changer and has elevated my client experience.
My studio is intimate, warm, and inviting. It’s everything I dreamt it would be during the years I worked from home. I am a judgment-free person, and that extends into my studio space. In my studio, I will encourage you to be judgment-free of yourself during your session.
In April of this year, the city of Peekskill, NY celebrated the grand opening of my studio with a ribbon-cutting event. You can check the video out here. This was a true “pinch me now” moment!
Printed Portrait Products
I have an array of portrait products for you to choose from after your session. The importance of printing your portraits is something I take great pride in. I only source products and use printing services that are archival (meaning they’ll last forever).
I offer Bespoke Albums, Leatherette Portfolios, Luxury Folio Boxes, Custom Framing and so much more. There’s something so special about feeling a luxury printed album in your hands.
The portraits we create together serve as a reminder of the empowered beauty you are today, that you always were, and that you always will be.
My Updated Website
When 2021 rolled around, I fully embodied the “New Year, New Business Vision, New Me!” and I wanted my website to reflect all of these incredible changes. It’s important for me to showcase my new style of portraiture, and to show my dream clients what a session with me looks like.
I couldn’t be happier with the way everything came together. The new website is truly representative of my brand, who I serve, and who I am as a photographer.
I’m glad you’re here, and I hope you’ll poke around the website a bit! There’s a lot to explore and draw inspiration from.
Empowerment Boudoir Photography
A note on my empowerment boudoir photography, in case that’s what drew you over here to read this particular blog.
As an intimate portrait and boudoir photographer, I am obsessed with encouraging clients to be comfortable in their own skin. During your session, I’ll be your biggest cheerleader. I will encourage you to hug yourself, laugh at yourself, be silly, but most importantly to fall in love with yourself!
Don’t worry a second about not knowing how to “look sexy” or pose yourself. I walk you through each pose step by step, even putting myself in the pose first, so you can see what it looks like. When my clients see me get into a sexy pose, fully clothed and acting silly, it immediately makes them laugh – which is part of my goal! This is an empowerment shoot, it should be fun, and I do anything it takes to make it that way!
Four words can describe a boudoir session with Anika Fatouros Photography:
Sexy, Empowering, Liberating, and Celebrating!
My advice to any woman reading this
Be unapologetically YOU.
For the world.
For any other woman that might be looking up to you.
When was the last time you had professional photos taken? If it’s been over a year, it’s time to treat yourself!
If you’re interested in booking a session with me, click here. You’ll find a variety of different session types to choose from.
I would be honored to create beautiful and empowering portraits for you!