empowerment portraits

Empowerment Portraits

Forget everything you think you know about “boudoir” photography.

CRAVE is a transformational portrait experience that is customized specifically to each client to help them reconnect with their value and their worth.


This is NOT a traditional “boudoir” session!


    We have two locations to choose from!

    Washington Sessions

    With a studio location and cabin location in Bellingham, WA it’s easy for us serve clients from Seattle to Vancouver who are looking for a boudoir photographer in the PNW.

    Arizona Sessions

    We also serve our boudoir clients from Phoenix, AZ to Flagstaff, AZ and beyond. We have a great indoor studio that also backs the national forest for a mix of indoor/outdoor boudoir photos in Flagstaff, AZ.

    How it works…


    The Discovery

    Schedule your Discovery Session with Robin. This is a 60-90 minute planning consult. We will talk about you and dig a little deeper than surface level to learn more about why you want to have a CRAVE Experience and what you hope to get out of it. All of your questions will be answered during this time.



    We teamed up with an amazing fashion coach to help us in creating an exclusive to CRAVE and comprehensive fashion and shopping guide for your session. You will work with Robin, one on one, to define 4-6 different looks for your session using our exclusive fashion guide paired with your specific body type and fashion preference.


    Hair + Makeup

    Our hair and makeup team will be on-site the day of your session. They will address any of your questions and concerns right away. All hair product and makeup, including false eyelashes, are included. You just get to sit back and relax and enjoy being pampered for the next 90 minutes.


    The Shoot

    We know that you are most nervous about this part. So, this is where we put on your favorite music, craft you a custom cocktail, and dance around the studio laughing for the next 90 minutes all while capturing the most amazing photos of just how incredible you truly are! Don’t worry, there will be lots of direction given!

    The Design Session

    4 weeks after your session we will get together in person or over Zoom for a cinematic-style presentation of your final 40 photographs. You will pick out the photos you love the most, don’t be surprised if you love them all, that’s normal, and we will design your final artwork from the selection of your favorites!

    **Most clients pre-purchase their artwork before their session to take advantage of our collection discounts.


    Trying to plan your experience around when you want to have your finished artwork in-hand? Below is an example timeline.

    Planning Period

    This is the time when we do all of your consultations, fashion planning, and you shop for your outfits. We suggest a minimum of 4 weeks to allow you to enjoy the excitement of this phase.


    Shoot + Reveal

    On the day of your CRAVE Session we will schedule your Design Session and reveal. Robin spends a lot of thoughtful time making sure your final reveal is perfect! Plan on 3-4 weeks before seeing your finished photos.


    Delivered Artwork

    We pride ourself in our finished artwork. It needs to look and feel just as amazing as your photos. Our albums, for example, are made in Italy. You should expect the delivery period to take 4-6 weeks.



    Our studio has been thoughtfully designed and decorated to be the perfect backdrop to your CRAVE Session. We have multiple scenes that we move around and create during each session to make it fully unique. Check out this little sneak peek of our studio in Bellingham, WA.

    Caitlin’s Story

    Caitlin is an archeologist. You might imagine that there are not a ton of women in this field. She is surrounded by men in a male-dominated field. That being said, she holds her own. She is strong-willed and opinionated but always there to help someone if they need...

    Rebecca’s CRAVE Experience

    Rebecca is one of my hair and makeup artists in Bellingham, WA. She is a stay-at-home mom and loves it. She has always longed to be a mom, so she genuinely enjoys the role she has fallen into. That being said, she got a little stir-crazy about a decade ago after...

    Lindsey’s Testimonial

    "I was nervous throughout the entire process. When you're nervous about anything, it can be hard to push through that fear; fear of the unknown. Ultimately, you will likely never see different results if you don't try something different. Change comes from making a...

    Rachel’s CRAVE Experience

    When I met Rachel, she was taking a break from her career as a hospice nurse to rediscover who she is and what she wants to do with the rest of her life. She was majorly abused in every way imaginable as a kid. So, she had a lot of emotional and mental baggage from...

    Lauren’s CRAVE Experience

    Lauren has had her fair share of trauma, from family loss to abuse. She wants to be someone who stands up for herself more and more. She wants to be able to take charge, share her opinion, and be okay with that. She is working towards that and has become stronger than...

    Kim’s CRAVE Experience

    Kim likes to hike, be outside, and watch Marvel movies. She is a social butterfly and loves talking to people. She had weight loss surgery 4 years ago. She found that she got a lot of attention from the men in her life who had been her friends when she was 350lbs....

    Jessie’s CRAVE Experience

    I've known Jessie for over a decade. We photographed her wedding and the addition of her 3rd kiddo. Her best friend bought this session for her to help her celebrate all of the ups and downs she has been through. This session comes after a breast cancer scare on the...

    Jane’s CRAVE Session

    Jane came from a very abusive previous marriage, which brought on a lot of anxiety. She developed significant panic attacks, and that made it almost impossible for her to be alone. To this day, she does not go anywhere alone... this includes driving herself anywhere...

    Jacqi’s CRAVE Experience

    Jacqi is trying to love herself and not let the numbers on the scale determine her value or strength. However, when that scale hit 200lbs she felt like she had to make a change. She decided to do something active. She walked into the JuJitsu gym and kept going back...

    Bri’s CRAVE Experience

    Bri had been through a lot of ups and downs by the time she booked her CRAVE Session. She went from a local poster child of CrossFit to an overnight health struggle with Achalasia that made it almost impossible for her to even eat. Her esophagus totally stopped...

    The Investment

    Booking Fee



      • Your Discovery Session with Robin
      • Custom Fashion and Shopping Guide
      • Professional Hair and Makeup
      • 90min Photo Shoot
      • 4-6 Outfit Changes
      • Private Cinematic Photo Reveal
      • Tax is included
      • Artwork sold separately


    Your artwork investment is separate from the booking fee and will include a collection of artwork based on your personal preference. Here are some of the items our clients are taking home:

    • Album
    • Portrait Box
    • Collection of metal wall art prints
    • Set of Matted Prints
    • Set of Brag Books
    • Retro Viewfinder
    • Digital Slideshow
    • Digital copies of printed photos

    Are you ready to start your journey?

    The first step is scheduling your Discovery Session. It’s totally free with no strings attached.


    Want to get more specifics on your potential investment or interested in booking a session but not sure if it’s the right fit, let’s schedule a Discovery Session. It’s totally FREE and it’s a great place to start to get all of those questions answered and get some good insight into how YOUR CRAVE Session might go.


    It’s ok if you don’t feel like jumping right into a Discovery Session is where you’re at. Fill out this contact form and Robin will be in touch with you ASAP!

    The R2 Studio created CRAVE , which started as a boudoir photography studio in Flagstaff, AZ. Our boudoir photography has since expanded to include Bellingham, WA boudoir photography. As boudoir photographers in Bellingham, WA, we focus on women empowerment photography sessions. We are not traditional boudoir photographers in Bellingham, WA or boudoir photographers in Seattle, WA or boudoir photographers in Flagstaff, AZ. Our boudoir photography goes above and beyond to capture the true beauty of our clients. If you’re looking for the most unique and best boudoir photographer in Seattle, the best boudoir photographer in Bellingham, the best boudoir photographer in Vancouver, then look no further. Also, if you’re looking for the best boudoir photographer in Flagstaff or the best boudoir photographer in Phoenix, AZ, CRAVE is a force to be reckoned with! This boudoir photography experience is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced or even heard about! Through our empowerment portrait sessions, we are helping women rediscover their value and their worth through an anti-boudoir photography experience. You won’t be disappointed.