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About Us


Rochester NY Boudoir

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About Us


Rochester NY Boudoir

About Us

Located in Fairport, NY, The Boudoir Studio is a branch of A Touch of Elegance Photography.

Our mission is to create an unforgettable boudoir experience for EVERY woman who walks in our door and present her with a selection of fine quality art pieces to preserve her gorgeous images. 

This experience is made possible through the collaboration of our awesome team:


MEET ASIF

My name is Asif Ali and I want you to think of me as YOUR personal photographer. I have had the honor and privilege of creating intimate portraits for over 800 women from the greater Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo areas and beyond since 2010. 

Some of my favorite things to do are playing with my 4 beautiful children, staying up late with my lovely wife of almost 17 years, and drinking americanos from The Daily Grind Coffeeshop (to help cope with staying up too late!).

I also thoroughly enjoy what I do- it never gets old seeing the transformation that takes place in each client I get to work with. It is my conviction that you being "photogenic" has nothing to do with you, it has everything to do with me. Over the years, most of my clients have never done a photo session like this and are very nervous about their ability to pose and look sexy. 

If you feel this way, be assured that I will coach you every step of the way, directing everything from the expression on your face to how you point your toes. And fair warning, your session will feel more like a yoga/pilates workout than a portrait session! So rather than feeling nervous or awkward, you'll be thinking to yourself, "Take the picture, already, Asif before I kick you in the face!" :)  But you'll be able to relax too as there will be plenty of corny jokes and goofy moments to laugh about throughout the session. It will be a blast :)


MEET NICKI

My name is Nicki Ali, I am Asif's wife and a stay-at-home mom. Over the years I have filled many different roles at the studio and enjoyed every one of them. 

These days I spend most of my time chasing our 4 beautiful children around the house all day, which I thoroughly enjoy doing;  I also love the moment when Asif comes home to stay up late with me, and I, too, cannot get enough of a coffee fix from The Daily Grind Coffeeshop :)

I have the privilege of walking you through your boudoir experience - I'll get your session scheduled, answer all your questions, and (my favorite part), I'll get to show you your breath-taking images and help you select your favorites. It is such a thrill to see the reaction each woman has when viewing her images for the first time (and the experience is doubly-thrilling when her loving significant other joins her for this part!). 

I am so proud of our products and I will work with you to help you decide what will be the best fit for your images and your budget. It is such a fun process!


MEET ANDREA

My name is Andrea Nicklaw and I am so excited to say that I am the studio's female photographer!

I have been working with Asif as his assistant for the last 3 years. We always joked about "When was I going to pick up the camera?!" Well, I finally did! Asif has been working with me and teaching me all there is to know about boudoir photography! I am excited and eager to be on this journey and I look forward to having you be a part of it.

Also, I personally know exactly how you're feeling because before I began working for Asif I did 3 boudoir sessions with him! I felt a mixture of nerves and excitement walking into my first session. However, nerves began to dissipate as I got pampered during the hair and make up process. Once the session got going, I began to feel quite confident because the step by step directions from Asif were easy to follow.  As I walked out the door I was already planning my next session in my head! When I saw my pictures it only confirmed the fact that I was coming back for more!

Fast forward a few years from that first session and here I am photographing your first or maybe your third session!! ;)

Just like my experience, each of our clients goes through a transformation, starting out as unsure and maybe nervous, to feeling empowered and confident at the end. I absolutely love being a part of that process!

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 young kids.  I come from a household that enjoys cooking, so big family dinners are a weekly occurrence. When I am not spending time with my husband and little ones, I am usually hanging out with my 2 younger sisters (who, by the way, have also done boudoir sessions with Asif!).


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meet Jill

Full-time Juggler of life. I am a wife, mom, student, photographer, home-stead maker, content creator, carb-eating, coffee-drinking, new-aged feminist. . . that’s right, I can stay-at-home and still demand equal rights.

Once a daycare teacher who turned photographer during the fall of 2008, my creative career began at a school day photography company. Working full-time in the industry proved challenging so I also freelanced with a wedding photography company, took newborn photos at the hospital, and also started my own business. In an interesting twist of fate, my friend, Veronica, referred me to apply to The Boudoir Studio to assist Asif with sessions and editing. Now, present day, I am back from a hiatus to create content for all of you!

Now that I am 30 years old, it’s time to have a mid-life crisis EVOLVE! I am finishing up my degree in psychology at the end of this summer. So you can expect some interesting information on embracing positivity, improving all-around wellness, and empowering women. My writings will be sprinkled into our #rocboudietribe content to give you even more reasons to obsess over The Boudoir Studio.


Hair and Make Up Stylists

In addition to the 4 of us, we work with a select few amazing hair and makeup artists who are true connoisseurs of beauty. They will use their expertise to glamorize you for your session. We strongly recommend that you have hair and makeup done with us. You will be so glad that you did and you'll have a wonderful time as you get pampered! 


Lets do this!

Our clients who trust us enough to be photographed by us expose more than just their bodies; by allowing us into their lives, they expose their heart and soul. It is a joy to hear their life stories, to see the transforming power of a boudoir photography session impact their lives. What a privilege that we get  to play a small part in that journey!!

We look forward to meeting you and becoming a part of your journey! Let's do this!

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Client Reviews


Client Reviews

Client Reviews


Client Reviews

Hi Asif and Nicki,

I can’t express in words how happy I am with my book. It was a wonderful experience and you really made me feel beautiful and special :) Everyone I have shown the book to absolutely loves it! You guys are a great team- best of luck to you in your future adventures- and if you’d like to use any of my images on your website or for promotions please feel free to.

Thank you again,
— Cassie
I can’t thank Asif, and his assistant enough for making me feel so comfortable during my session, and his wife Nicki for putting me at ease prior. I left feeling gorgeous and more confident than ever before! This is definitely something I would never do, but wanted something special to give my future husband on our wedding day. I saw the images today and could not be happier, in fact, I upgraded to a bigger book because I had difficulty narrowing it down. I would also recommend the hair and makeup by Shoronda! She knew exactly how to apply the makeup to look best in the lights. THANK YOU to all of you!!
— Miss L
I just wanted to send a quick message to tell you how amazing my boudoir shoot was yesterday. I came in incredibly nervous, but thanks to Asif and his incredible energy and friendliness, all those nerves soon disappeared. He made me feel  beautiful and incredibly empowered as a woman, and brought out a side of me I had no idea existed!  Even a full day later, I am still feeling amazing. I truly think that every woman should do a boudoir shoot at least once in her life, and without a doubt they NEED to do it with Asif. His energy is infectious and his talent is undeniable. He has a true gift. I cannot wait to see my finished photos!! Thank you again for such an unforgettable experience. :)
— Heather
One word describes the images of my wife......AMAZING!!!!!

She surprised me on my 40th Birthday with images from your studio and I was completely blown away!!!!!

My wife is absolutely beautiful and I didn’t think it was possible, but the images from her shoot  brought out even more beauty!  They were sexy, provocative, sophisticated, and most of all brought out an inner beauty that I find so appealing. We are so impressed with your work and have recommended your studio to many of our friends.  Thank you again for an amazing job!!!
— Jamie
Asif,
It’s nearly 11pm and I cannot stop thinking about the incredible session I had with you today. Thank you for making me feel so comfortable and allowing me to come out of my shell to be sexy, classy, and feel really special. Perhaps I’ve felt that way in my life before, but never like this. I had so much fun and cannot WAIT to see the photos. I keep going over the poses in my head and re-living how it felt to look like that! I really believe that you have to get out of your comfort zone to learn and grow - I totally was today and it was amazing. I truly hope every woman can have an opportunity as special as I did today. For me this opportunity was a gift.

My sincerest thanks!
— Lindsey :)
Hey there!

I didn’t get a chance following my session to properly thank you guys for the most AMAZING experience! I had a boudoir shoot this past weekend and I just can’t tell you enough how amazing it was. I was worried and definitely a bit nervous, but everyone was so welcoming and friendly. Plus the energy level and atmosphere was so homey yet exciting, fun & vibrant - I felt completely at ease and comfortable, which I didn’t think would be possible. I’m so grateful for the experience and I can’t wait to see the photos!! You guys are truly THE BEST!!!!!! 

Thank you again so much for everything! :)
— Diana