Stripping down to your skivvies in front of a camera might not be the first thing you think of when scheduling some “me” time.  But local photographer Christina Mallet understands her boudoir photography business, Katrinka’s Secret, as a way for women to see themselves from someone else’s point of view. The end result – a gorgeous book of prints – is often less important to her clients than the experience of the photo shoot, especially for mothers who have struggled to keep a sense of themselves.

Don’t be intimidated by the calm confidence you see in the eyes of the women in her portfolio. Mallet says most women are freaked out on the day of the shoot, but she keeps the conversation (and champagne) flowing and the atmosphere fun, getting to know her clients while the camera clicks.

The photo shoots are fun, but the photography is serious. Mallet’s work has been published locally and internationally and Katrinka’s Secret has been featured in Seattle Magazine’s Valentine’s Day issue and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.

Shoots take place in the Katrinka’s Secret chic Pioneer Square studio. And listen up, moms-to-be: Mallet also specializes in uber-sexy maternity photos. Make an appointment today and see how beautiful you look through a professional lens.

Katrinka’s Secret Boudoir Photography