About Andreea Ballen

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Meet Your NYC Boudoir Photographer

Hi there, Beautiful! I’m Andreea B. Ballen — mom, wife, light-seeker, wanderlust world traveler, Barnard college alumna. I am the free-spirit Wild Woman behind the lens — the owner and your boudoir photographer at Andreea B. Ballen Photography.

My magic power? I specialize in making women in all stages of their life feel amazing about themselves. That's because my inspiration and drive as an artist come from my lifelong desire to empower all women — no matter their shape, size, age, or skin color — to see the beauty, sensuality, and power in themselves, without judgment nor boundaries. Think of me during your boudoir photo shoot session as your biggest cheerleader when it comes to celebrating your sensuality and strength!

Because I'm passionate about self-discovery, self-empowerment, and travel, my boudoir and beauty portrait sessions often mix these three elements to create powerful, gorgeous, and luxurious experiences and pictures. Whether outdoor or indoor, in your home, a studio or hotel, on a rooftop, in a forest, or on a beach at sunset — you can count on powerful, gorgeous photos of you, expertly posed and beautifully captured.

For the woman who's conquered cancer & wants to be more than her battle scars. For the woman who wants to love her new curves after baby - or during pregnancy. For the bride-to-be looking to create a unique, unforgettable gift for herself & her fiancé. For the woman looking to celebrate a new milestone in her life, whether a birthday, anniversary, promotion, or just the realization that she is worth it. Or for the woman coming out of a relationship that diminished her self worth. For any woman who needs to be reminded of the fierce, gorgeous woman she is. For every woman no matter her journey. Let's celebrate YOU!

Awards & Nominations:

From having my photography featured at the Louvre Museum in Paris to the New York Times, SheKnows, Well+Good, refinery29 and more — to being awarded ‘Best of the Knot’ or nominated Top Boudoir Photographers in New York City by WeddingRule, PeerSpace, and Giggster — I am proud to have my passion for celebrating women acknowledged and am honored to work with women like you, from all over the U.S. and from all over the world, to show them their unique beauty.

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NYC’s Premier Boudoir Photography: Why I Shoot Boudoir

I understand. Posing for boudoir photographs is a time of vulnerability.

But it’s also a time of taking power for ourselves. It’s allowing ourselves to embrace our beauty, curves, and sensuality, and to be seen — the way WE want to be seen. And there is nothing more freeing, empowering, or transformative!


It is because I understand the vulnerability of being on the other side of the camera that I always focus on making you feel comfortable and empowered, and make sure you are having FUN at your boudoir or beauty photo shoot.

The thing that unifies most of my clients: they come to me almost never having loved how they looked in a photograph before. I feel them — I am that woman too. And I am so sensitive to how that affects us and the way we view ourselves to our very core.

It is because I understand how critical we can be of ourselves and of our bodies (or of the way we’ve seen ourselves photographed before) that I always look at you (and every woman I photograph) with a lens of love, with a willingness to really see YOU and all that makes YOU uniquely beautiful, powerful, and sensual — as you are right now.

Lastly (or is it, firstly), I always make sure that you look INCREDIBLE in your photos by helping you design your look and style your shoot — beginning to end, and pose you head to toe. You NEVER have to worry about a thing. I got you, girl!

So in the end, the thing that gives me the most JOY and speaks millions to my passion for photographing women?

It’s when a client cries (happy tears!!!): ‘I can’t believe that’s ME!’ Yes, it IS all YOU. YOU are so very gorgeous.

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Empowerment + Transformation

Here I am myself (pictured right), stepping the other side of the camera, completely impromptu and unplanned — while at a rooftop shootout for the international boudoir photographers community.

But, the opportunity to ‘walk the talk’ was really important to me, and I took it!

Notice how I strategically employ a hat to mask the fact that I wasn't fully prepared for this moment. Quick thinking and assembling elements on the spot to create a desired look and ambiance is one of my exceptional talents. But imagine the exquisite transformation when you arrive fully prepared and styled, adorned with stunning hair and makeup for your boudoir photography experience in NYC.

The experience was thrilling and kind of scary indeed. And freeing and empowering AF. ~ Photo credit: Craig Lauder, The Boudoir Album. Edit, by us)

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Not a fan of forms? Phone: 833.407.6200 | Email: Andreea@AndreeaBBallen.com

“This was my first time ever shooting boudoir and I was terrified but Andreea immediately made those fears and doubts disappear. She was very transparent and informative about the process. She has such a quick turnaround rate from photo shoot to seeing the pictures. I would give her 100 stars if I could. Every woman should do at least one boudoir photo shoot in her life and when you decide to do it make sure you choose Andreea because you'll be in great hands." ~ Denise T.