SUP FRIEND?! I'm Katie!
Head of Badassery here at KatieMayClicks. Thanks for checking out The Boudie page! Nice to virtually meet you!
I'm just a normal, average OG Hamiltonian that fled to Bensalem, PA (cuz DAMN NJ IS EXPENSIVE). I opened the doors to my shared, Chestnut Hill Boudoir studio in August of 2020, AKA the craziest year to start a new business...but it's been one of the BEST decisions I've ever made. Since then, I've relocated to my VERY OWN space in Hamilton, NJ! I spent a few months creating my DREAM space to shoot in and here we are- in my little "rustic jungle studio" as I love to call it.
I come from a small family - a SUPER religious one at that. Growing up, I was taught to never show skin, never be desirable, and to NEVER be seen naked before marriage (even then, it's iffy). I lived in constant fear of my body. Insecurity lived rent-free in my head. In no way, shape, or form was I living as my true self. Fear ruled over me. I didn't want to be punished (by God, especially) for being "provocative" or "sexy", let alone "attractive". So I hid myself. I wore multiple layers and never wore a pair of shorts to school until I was a SENIOR in high school.
I remember getting my first bikini (which I wore shorts over) and washing my friend's car while wearing it. I remember looking at a photo she took of me and being completely floored. It was the first time I ever saw my body and realized that I looked GOOD. I remember having a moment of clarity where I thought "WHY am I hiding? WHY am I ashamed? WHY can't I ever feel good about myself without it being a bad thing?"
That's where this all started.
It’s been a long journey to where I am today and not without loss and pain along the way. Despite all that, the important thing is that I am here. I am here and I am ready to help others embrace themselves, just like how I am learning to love myself every. damn. day. For me, that's a bad ass boudoir photographer. Someone who says screw what other people think and teaches others to love themselves just as she has to learn to love herself.
We ALL have our own struggles, insecurities, and of course FEARS. But the only way to face them is to feel that fear and DO IT ANYWAY. That's why I'm here. I’m your personal cheerleader in sessions, the girl who will post your photos to brag about your beauty, and the one to show you off to the world! (with your permission of course). I want everyone to feel good. I want women to be EMPOWERED. I never want someone to feel like I once did.
No one should feel like they need to hide their beauty. No one should feel like they need to be ashamed of their body. Everyone needs to be free of the expectations the world stacks on their shoulders. No one should EVER feel bad about being who they truly are.
So let's f*ckin do it.
If I could give Katie 10 stars I would. I’ve been following Katie for years as she grew as a photographer and she has always done amazing work.
Prior to actually booking a shoot Katie helped me make sure I was ready to take that step and see myself that way. I am a mother of three and was struggling with finding myself and seeing my body in a positive way. When I finally did book she immediately messaged me and walked me through the process. She was there from day 1 to the day of the shoot, and after.
I’m very socially awkward and the day of the shoot was like being in the room with my best friend hyping me up. She walked me through all the poses and was so positive.
I can not say enough good things about having Katie be the one to give me the boudoir shoot experience. Can’t wait to book another shoot or mini with her.
If you need a sign, this is it! Book the shoot!