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.
Hair and Makeup vanity and dressing room
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 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 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.
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.