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About Satin Studios

Women Empowering Women To Feel Beautiful

Satin Studios is a woman-owned boudoir photography studio located in the Pacific Northwest. We are all about empowering other women to feel beautiful.

Our mission is not only to create stunning photographs, but to remind every single woman how gorgeous she is and make sure she leaves our studio feeling amazing about herself.

 

 

Vintage Dressing Room

Hair and Makeup vanity and dressing room

Satin Studios Downtown Loft

Main backdrop and antique couch

Our private studio is in the heart of downtown Portland, blocks from the Willamette River and Pioneer Place shopping district.

We also offer elite, on-location sessions throughout the Oregon and Washington, traveling to private homes, hotels, secluded parks, beaches, waterfalls, or anywhere else you can dream up for the ultimate boudoir photo experience.

 

 

Who We Are

Satin Studios is a friendly, all-female staff whose goal is to make you feel comfortable. All of us are all regular women - just like you - who understand that the idea of taking your clothes off in front of strangers is intimidating. 

We work hard to create an easygoing, nonjudgmental environment that will make you feel relaxed and create space for gorgeous photos to emerge.

Rachel Cavanaugh

Owner

Rachel Cavanaugh

Rachel started Satin Studios in 2011 after taking a bunch of her girlfriends out into the desert to play in the sand with the camera. What emerged was a series of photos her friends couldn't stop talking about.

They felt so beautiful and kept saying things like, "I can't believe that's me!" The feeling was contagious and she had so much fun making her friends feel awesome that she turned it into a business. Years later, Satin Studios is still making women feel great about themselves every day.

When not taking photographs, she loves snowboarding and playing outside with her dog.

Suma Jane

Photographer

Suma Jane

Suma is a long-time photographer, filmmaker and artist. She has spent her career immersed in the body-positivity movement, photographing women of all sizes, ages, shapes and backgrounds.

Her editorial photography has been featured in Plus Model Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Portland Mercury, Wear Your Voice Magazine, The Daily Mail, Metro, Volup2, Mind Body Green, HLNTV and more.

Suma was a key collaborator of the viral ‪#‎dropthetowel‬ hashtag and was also named one of the Top 30 Women of 2015 for “Wear Your Voice,” as well as being featured in a profile of the Top 15 Body Positive Artists of 2015 in Bustle.

Jennifer Kersgaard

Hair Stylist

Jennifer Kersgaard

Jennifer is a licensed hair stylist and esthetician who loves styling up-dos and soft, sexy curls, as well as creating retro looks like Betty Page and Vargas girls.

She has styled hair and makeup for weddings, and worked behind the chair as a hairdresser at various salons including Salon De Donato and Strut Salon. 'One of the best parts of doing boudoir shoots is translating the photos and descriptions the clients bring in, and working with their hair and skin type to create that vision.'

When Jennifer is not styling hair, she loves playing cello, spending time with her husband Jesse and being a mom for two great boys.

Kathy Djeyfroudi

Hair Stylist

Kathy Djeyfroudi

Kathy graduated from the Aveda Institute in Seattle, WA and has worked as a beauty advisor for Dosha Salon and as a Smashbox Makeup consultant. Her favorite part of doing hair and makeup is watching how happy and confident it makes her clients.

"I love the beauty industry and especially doing makeup for boudoir sessions. It has been an incredible experience for me watching the way it changes the way that women look at themselves and how excited they get when we're all finished."

In her free time, Kathy likes to hang out with friends and plan backpacking trips.

What We Do

Satin Studios goes far beyond typical “glamour shots.”

In addition to creating unique, one-of-a-kind photographs that stand apart in style, we strive to offer memorable, spa-like experiences that lift your confidence and make you feel gorgeous.

We take your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Your images are in a secure, password-protected gallery and no one will be at your photo session except you, your female photographer, and hair stylist. We use an East Coast-based printing lab with top-end professional standards for extra discretion and never use images in our portfolio without your specific permission to do so.

In-Studio Photo Sessions

Our chic loft features 1025 square feet of shooting space and four photographic sets.

We offer an on-site hair and makeup stylist with a private vintage dressing room, vanity area with props and accessories, and a curtained lounge area with amenities including a mini-fridge, coffee maker, microwave, and water cooler.

Our downtown location is close to hair salons, shopping, dining, bank buildings, and other tourist attractions.

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On-Location Photo Sessions

We travel to unique locations and strive to make every session one-of-a-kind.

We have photographed clients swimming in waterfalls, posing by motorcycles, crawling on beaches, spinning fire, standing on spiral staircases, climbing graffiti-covered fire escapes, riding horses, standing in old farmhouses, and soaking in rivers at sunset.

Tell us your idea - we'll make it happen.

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Whether you choose to shoot in our studio or on-location; alone or with a romantic partner; to make a gift or just to get dressed up for fun, we will do everything we can to ensure yo have a fabulous session, guiding you through poses, helping you feel comfortable and relaxed, and creating an atmosphere that encourages your “Inner Vixen” to come out.

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