Raleigh's #1 Beauty & Boudoir Photographer

Creating Timeless art that empowers us

You. Are. Fine Art.

Throughout history, our bodies have been celebrated through paintings, sculptures, and all forms of art because they’re freaking amazing (and beautiful), in whatever shape they happen to be in.

“Fear is stupid, so are regrets.”

Marilyn Monroe

What is Boudoir Photography?

  • It's a love letter to yourself.
  • A day to be pampered and feel like a model for the day!
  • It's a celebration of you! And everything that makes you, you!
  • A time to celebrate your own unique beauty.
  • Embrace the parts you used to hide.
  • It's an act of self-love.
  • A time to stand tall and say to your body "I love you." I love you for everything you are and everything you've been through.
  • It's a day to embrace your divine feminity.
  • During the shoot, you can be as revealing or as covered up as you would like.
  • We'll create art you can show your grandmother or grandchildren. And maybe a few that you keep just for you or a special someone ;)


“Susan was a dream to work with! She made me feel beautiful and calm. I love her work! She has an artistic eye that is hard to find. Highly recommended her!! ❤️”

Everyday Women, Timeless Art

About the Artist

Susan Delene is a published, international award-winning portrait artist.

With a background in fashion and commercial photography, Susan Delene is excited to now work one-on-one with everyday people. Giving them the luxury experience of being a model for the day! And creating art that reminds them of their beauty, their individuality, and their power.

She believes all humans are fine art. And each of us deserves a legacy image to be documented.

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Before the Shoot

You'll receive our Beauty & Boudoir Prep Guide, inspirational Pinterest Boards, and wardrobe consultation.

Based on your mood board, I'll let you know what to bring and what I'll provide so we have everything we need for your dream shoot!

At the Shoot

You're welcomed with a hug and a smile and start your day of celebration! And we chat while you're getting all dolled up.

I'll guide you from head to toe with posing, angles, and lighting - for flattering, beautiful shots, that you'll have a blast taking!

After the Shoot

The day of or two weeks after your shoot (Depending on what shoot you do) we'll review your images, create your order, select art for an album, and choose what wall art is best for you.

3-4 Weeks later you'll be holding the Fine Art of YOU, in your hands!

"The pictures are tasteful, realistic (aka not over-touched), and flattering. They show who I am: strong, beautiful, empowered, and confident, and I could not be more grateful for the experience and the final products!" -A

"Her affirmations before, during, and after my shoot were genuine. It was not awkward at all (and I am awkward)."


"Susan's site spoke to me. It seemed feminine, empowering, and comfortable... and it reflected her personality perfectly! From the first time we met, I felt like I was talking to an old friend." -R

Why You Should Do This!

To embrace your strength and your vulnerability.

To create a constant reminder of how amazing you are.

Because you're worth it.

Because self-love is not selfish.

Because you deserve an epic legacy portrait.

Taking care of yourself and remembering your power is powerful.

You deserve to be celebrated and documented!

When you invest in yourself, you're making a statement that you're worth it.

People that invest in themselves go further!

Let's go! Why not!?


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Still Have Questions?

If these don't answer them, send me a message! I got you, love.


Where are you based? And do you travel?

I have a beautiful natural light studio downtown Raleigh, on Hargett St. Down the road from Raleigh Times, and right above Raleigh Raw. It's a cool historic building with exposed brick and downtown city views.

I love travelling! But I have a baby so I don't like leaving too often so it's pretty limited right now. But it's possible :) And so fun when it works out!!!

I give out-of-towners suggestions on local places to stay and what to do while you're here. You can make a little weekend out of it!

What days do you shoot?

Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Most people take a vacation day for their celebratory shoot! Playing hooky adds to the self-love experience :)

What are your rates?

Fine Art Beauty and Boudoir Retainer fee is $499 and images are purchased separately after the shoot.
Each session includes professional hair and makeup, custom art direction, a prep guide, and an ordering session.
Packages start at $1999.

Mini-Session retainer fee is $299 with packages starting at $699. Mini-sessions are limited and announced to our email list first and then on social media when scheduled.

What should I wear?

Great question! It'll depend on what kind of session we're doing and what you want to feel when looking at the images. We'll review all of this and give suggestions before the shoot! I also have a wardrobe collection you can browse through and use!

Will you help me with posing?

YES!!! That's one of my main jobs. I'm here to make your life easy! I'll help you feel confident and be with you each step of the way.

Can I bring a friend to the shoot?

We want the day to be all about YOU. So we ask friends to come another time, during a day all about them :)

How much editing will you do?

I do general color correction and soften the skin just a touch. I make sure everyone still looks human! If there are extensive editing requests that may require additional fees. We can discuss on your call any specific desires.

A painterly Fine Art edit is one of my favorites! It's fun to do for one or two images for wall art. And is a great add-on to your other images that will be included in an album.

Will my images be shared online?

Up to you! You give me permission to share what you're comfortable with. Of course, I appreciate it when I can share images for marketing!

Do you offer raw files?

No. This is my passion and my art form. To make sure all images are my work from start to finish, no Raw images are released.

Do you sell digital files?

Ideally, Albums, Prints, and Wall Art are ordered with me to ensure professional printing and color correction.
Digital files large enough to print an 8x10 are available for purchase if that's what you prefer.
We also have collections that have it all if you can't decide :)

How soon will I get my pictures back?

You'll view your images same day or 2 weeks after your session via Google Meet. Depending on the kind of session you book. Packages are purchased at your viewing.

Once the order is paid in full, the order will be placed. Albums and artwork will be delivered 3-4 weeks after ordering. Rush is available if needed.

When do I pay?

The non-refundable retainer fee is due to book and confirms your shoot date.

Most clients book 2-4 months ahead of time.

The day of your shoot you'll purchase your package. I accept Venmo and all major credit cards. Payment plans are also available. Products are ordered once payment has been paid in full.

Do you photograph men?

Yes! I specialize in humans that identify as women, but I do offer headshots, personal branding, and tasteful boudoir for men.

Do you shoot couples?

I haven't yet! But do plan to offer it in the future. Stay tuned for a model call!

I have more questions!!!

No problem. I got you! Email me at hello@susandelene.com, fill out the contact form or book a call! Hope to talk soon!