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Embrace your curves, your scars, your story - You are beautiful exactly as you are!

Build confidence

Feel invincible

Discover your beauty

We offer a personalized boudoir experience of luxury that captures the natural and unique beauty of people in the Ottawa/Gatineau area. Let us encourage you to look at yourself in a new way that will make you feel comfortable in your own skin.

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Testimonials

“Mathieu is an extremely talented photographer. My photos turned out way better than I could have dreamed of! I got some incredibly beautiful, clean and sensual boudoir photos done. He was very professional and excellent at giving directions to get the best shots. I would definitely recommend him and hire him again in the future. Thanks to Mathieu, I will treasure my photos for years to come! Merci! ”

Alexandra, Qc

Testimonials
Why Boudoir
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Why I shoot boudoir

Ahhhh the big question! Why, out of all the types of photography, did I choose boudoir. Well, since as long as I can remember, arts have been a big part of my life. As a young kid, my older brother and my mom taught me how to draw and I could spend hours trying to get better and better. I remember drawing portraits of my friends and would get so excited at their reactions when I would give them the finished images. Eventually my father bought me my first camera and the creating continued, always taking portraits of my family and friends to make them feel beautiful. 

 

That led me to enroll in a photography program at La Cité Collégiale. I graduated from my photography program in 2008 and I've since shot wedding, families, animals, nature, products and even real estate. From trying all these types, I had really found a niche in lifestyle portraits and started shooting more of what I loved.

 

Unfortunately, the comment I got the most from female clients before shoots was that they thought they were unphotogenic, a term that should not even exist. Even as a kid, I had a hard time understanding why my mother took so much time every morning to try to look perfect when I already thought she was the prettiest. And later on, I felt very saddened when my own wife and mother of our two children started saying the same thing about her transformed body after carrying our kids. I wished she could see herself the way I, and many others, see her. 

 

And so began a new chapter in my photographic journey and a much happier one at that. I'm leaving my full time government job behind to continue what made me so happy as a kid, making people love themselves the way they are. I am on a mission to ensure each person that walks through my door exits feeling empowered, beautiful, sexy, and confident. You will leave my studio embracing your body's uniqueness and forever be photogenic! 
 

Go through the next slides for a step by step of the experience
Meet Mathieu
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Hi there, I'm Mathieu

I am a loving husband and father of two wonderful children. I am a very passionate person. I have many hobbies and love to live life to the fullest. I am the owner and photographer behind Boudoir by Mat Allen. My goal is to offer a self-love experience that will help you fall in love with your uniqueness in a comfortable and safe space.

Graduate from La Cité Collégiale in photography, I specialize in boudoir photography.

Thanks to my studies in photography, I can deliver images of superior quality and deliver a professional product.

My studies in life drawing allow me to have a distinguished knowledge of the different body shapes and skin types that anyone can have and how to work with light and shadows to adjust to these differences.

Studies:

College degree - Photography - La Cité Collégiale

The Boudoir Accelerator Course 2.0 - Sasser Stills Boudoir (Los Angeles)

Double Your Poses - Sasser Stills Boudoir (Los Angeles)

Life drawing (artistic nude) - Ottawa School of Arts

 

 

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1. Meeting your photographer

Let's connect and see if we're the perfect team to create the boudoir photos of your dreams. Our first meeting is all about getting to know each other and seeing if we're the right fit for your vision. We'll talk about the overall client experience and give you a chance to express your expectations. This is also where we set a date for your shoot (deposit required). Book your meeting today!
The Process
FAQ
  • What sets you apart from other photographers?
    With years of training under my belt, I know how to pose and guide clients to make them feel relaxed while looking their very best. I use natural lighting as often as possible and make sure my sessions are intimate & fun!
  • I don't know how to pose... Is that a problem?
    I have shot women of all ages and shapes. Most don't know how to pose but everyone leaves with awesome pictures. That is why you are hiring me. My job is to guide you through every step and make you look and feel the best you've ever felt. Your job is to relax and have fun!
  • Will my photos be posted publicly on your site or social media?
    I respect your privacy and allow each client to decide whether or not they want their photos displayed publicly. I’d love to show off you & your images, if you’re game! If not, that's okay, too.
  • Will you Photoshop my images to hide any unwanted spots, wrinkles, etc?
    Minor edits will be made to all of your images, but I believe our imperfections are what make us beautiful & unique. If its temporary (acne, scab, etc.) I will remove it.
  • Can I bring a friend?
    Yes! It is encouraged to bring a friend to the shoot to hype you up and you can ask about our special prices for bringing a friend. Please note that friends will be asked to not interfere with the photoshoot. But they are welcome to observe.
  • Do I have to order prints through you?
    Yes, you will need to purchase an album from me to have the print release. once the album is delivered, you will also receive all digital files from that album with print release. I still highly recommend ordering through me for the best results.
  • What equipment do you use?
    I use a Nikon D750 body with my go to 50mm f1.4 which I find to be a perfect combination to get the most natural look. I mostly use natural light to get a more intimate feel and I also find flashes or big strobes intimidating for clients.
  • Can you shoot at the location of my choice?
    Yes! I’ve shot dozens of sessions at clients preferred location as they felt more comfortable that way. There is a travel fee and I require a few photos of the location before hand to be insure it is a good fit.
  • How do I reserve my boudoir session?
    Call or email me to tell me your story and see if we are a good fit. Then, a 450$ deposit & signed contract is required in order to get your shoot on the calendar. The remainder of your balance is due at the selection session.
Contact
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Let's talk

Ottawa/Gatineau

819-639-9664

mallenphoto@live.ca

mathieuallenphotography.com

 

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