Our Studio

Soft Focus Boudoir was opened in 2017, with a mission to empower women through intimate portraiture. Boudoir photography has become extremely popular in recent years; but there is a difference between "taking sexy photos" and offering an atmosphere that allows women to feel safe and comfortable, while capturing their beauty and elegance. We have spent over a decade mastering the art of posing and lighting to flatter all body types. We have refined our experience to make every woman who walks into our studio feel like a celebrity.

Boudoir is for ALL women and we look forward to treating you to an experience you'll never forget.

Owner, Photographer & Retoucher

Sean Elliott

Hi, I'm Sean! I've photographed just about everything but found that I'm most passionate about boudoir because of the way I can help women love and appreciate their bodies without the snapchat filters and unrealistic beauty standards our society tries to force on women.

Outside of photography, I'm married to the woman of my dreams, we have 4 kids, 2 cats, and 2 dogs. I love to snowboard, play piano and guitar, and travel!

Photo: Harmony Photography

Hair and Makeup Artists


“I am a wife, mom of four kids, and I also happen to be one of Soft Focus Boudoir’s first clients. I know all about those personal insecurities, wanting to be more, needing to learn to love myself.. because I’ve been there. I love all things hair and makeup for the simple fact that it empowers women to accept themselves and feel how beautiful they truly are. I love what I do and I can't wait to be a part of your boudoir experience!”

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Where is your studio and do you travel?

Our studio is located at 614 N Pine Street in downtown Rolla, Missouri. If you do not wish to be photographed at our studio, we have passports and will enthusiastically travel to the shooting location of your dreams. Take us to all the beautiful places! (All travel expenses must be paid in advance.)

How long does a boudoir session last?

Your boudoir session will last approximately 3 hours. Your makeover will begin once you arrive and takes about 1 hour depending on the look you desire. Your photo shoot can take up to 2 hours depending on the number of outfits we decide on.

How many pictures will I receive?

The short answer is, as many as you would like to purchase. Most clients fall between 10 - 30 images depending on the products they choose.

When will I get my photos?

Delivery times can vary based on the number images purchased, the type of art purchased, and time it takes for the photo lab to produce and ship your order. Generally, we are able deliver your order in less than 4 weeks. Please let us know of any time requirements at the time of booking.

Can I bring a friend to my session?

Of course! We allow 1 female friend to accompany you. We do ask that your guest does not interfere with the session and always keep all remarks positive. I do not allow any males to be present while we are shooting. This policy is to ensure that you are not distracted, embarrassed, or nervous. It will be better if they wait to see the final images anyway!

Do you provide lingerie? How many outfits should I bring?

To ensure the best fit, we recommend that you bring 2 - 4 well-fitting outfits for us to pick from. After booking, you will receive our lingerie guide with lots of suggestions to help you plan your outfits. With that said, we do have a client closet with an assortment of lingerie and accessories to use, if needed.

How much “skin” do I have to show?

Your comfort is our top priority and your outfits are entirely up to you. Our goal is to help you select outfits that make you feel beautiful, sexy, and feminine. This is different for each woman and whether it's a baggy sweatshirt and sweatpants or completely nude, we will never pressure you to show more than you are comfortable with.

If I am comfortable, how risqué can my session be?

We are happy to photograph tasteful nudity, however, for the consistency of our style and brand, we will not shoot anything that could be interpreted as erotic or pornographic.

Will my photos be retouched?

Yes, we retouch every image in your order. Our goal isn’t to change the way you look, but to highlight your beauty and remove any distractions that take away from it. Some women request that we remove features like scars, stretch marks, birthmarks, etc. Others want them to remain as reminders of the amazing things their bodies have accomplished and endured. The choice is entirely yours and the images will be stunning either way!

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! We offer payment plans up to 6 months prior to your session. You can learn more about payment options on our Investment page.

Are you going to post my photos online?

Your images will never be shared without your consent and a signed model release form. We would love to share a few images from your session to inspire other women to book their own, but given the intimate nature of these sessions, we take the privacy of our clients very serious. From start to finish, your images will remain password protected at all time and will only be seen by the photographer and in some cases, a female retoucher.