The Knot Best of Weddings - 2019 PickThe Swan Boudoir Studio by Tara Starr Photography




Request your Dream Session Planner

Make the first move and download that planner! Next, sit down, scroll through it and start to envision your session. Once you are done, get in touch and we can go over any questions and discuss all the fun details like session date and styling.


Reveal your Swan

You will come into the studio where we will go through your outfits together. Next, hair and makeup will make you feel like a super model. You will get to relax in the chair, sip some drinks, enjoy light snacks and girl talk. Then you are ready to ROCK IT! We will guide you through all posing making it super easy and stress free! You got this!


See yourself the way others see you

About 1-3 weeks after your session you will come back to the studio to see the final retouched images and order your stunning Art Collection. All orders are placed at this time and take 1-3 weeks to come in.


The Boudoir Investment


Boudoir Portrait Session

275 Session retainer

Includes 75 minute portrait session with up to 4 outfits/looks at the studio in Reading, Ma.  Non-refundable retainer due at time of booking to secure session date.  Retainer covers planning, prep, shooting time, full retouching and ordering session time.  All prints, products, digital files are purchased separately at your ordering session.  


Art Collections

Art Collections range from 800-2800

We offer three levels of Art Collections including digital files, glass image boxes filled with luxury prints, velvet signature albums and gorgeous night stand blocks. Table and wall art add ons are available as well. Full Collection information can be found in the Dream Session Planner.



Who loves a party?

Everything is better with girlfriends by your side!


The Ultimate Swan Party

Grab 3-12 friends and book at Party at The Swan!


Celebrate a milestone birthday, a bachelorette party, a baby shower (mamma to be needs to feel sexy too!) or just a girls night with your closest friends celebrating friendship and the amazing woman you all are today!  

It is a day of complete and total GIRL POWER!!  A day that stays with you. A day that you get to relive every time you look at your gorgeous photos.  

A day at The Swan you will be so greatful you booked!


What each Swan gets

  • In depth styling consultation

  • Professional hair and makeup at The Swan (additional fee paid directly to the stylists)

  • 45 minute session with 3 outfits (200 retainer/session fee due at booking)

  • In person ordering session

  • Complementary group photo


How a party works

You find 3-12 friends who would love a session  We can chat on a group email or set up a private facebook event page so everyone receives the same info and doesn't miss anything important.  All the planning conversations are almost as fun as the party!  Everyone can download a free copy of our Dream Session Planner to help best prepare for the day.  Each Swan will have a scheduled time to be in the hair/makeup  chair, but all are welcome to come early and hang out the entire time, it is a party after all! 


why book a party

Experience the art of boudoir with your closest girlfriends.  It will be special.  It will be something you will always remember. Make it a tradition.  It will bring out your most confident self in a room full of the girlfriends you treasure most.  It will be magical and life changing for each and every one of you!



Each Swan must pay session fee retainer when booking.  Hair and makeup fee due in cash the day of the session. Art Collections must be purchased at ordering session. 

Massachusetts Sales Tax Will Apply




I never thought I would do this ever in my life. I can’t even tell you how happy I am that I did. Tara’s studio is so comfortable and welcoming. It was the first time I had met her in person and I felt like we were old friends. The entire shoot was just so easy! Nothing at all how I thought it would be! I want to do it again for my birthday!
— Katherine, Burlington, Ma
I went through a terrible divorce recently and I feel like I lost a year of my life and a little of myself as well. This was exactly what I needed to gain some appreciation back for myself, and my body. I am amazed at how well the pictures came out and also at the entire experience. It was beyond empowering for me and every woman on the fence should just do it! You won’t be sorry.
— Meghan, Nashua, NH
I booked a session as a surprise for my husband. I was so concerned with getting great pictures I didn’t stop to think how much I would actualy enjoy the session. We had so many laughs and it felt so relaxed. Tara was so professional and my album is outstanding. My husband loves his gift so much!
— Sue, North Reading, MA
I wanted pretty pictures of just me to celebrate my 50th birthday. I went to see Tara just wanting a few shots of my face. She made me feel so beautiful and convinced me that I could look like the woman on her website. I put my total trust in her and went with it. I can’t even believe my eyes when I look at my pictures. Having that big box of photos of just me is really a dream come true! I never expected to look like an actual model but Tara gave that to me. It was the best birthday gift I could have ever imagined.
— Lisa, Medford, Ma
I have been wanting to do this for years! Finally I just called and booked. I almost didn’t even show up the day of the session. I pulled in the driveway and almost backed right out. I was SO NERVOUS! As soon as I got inside and started talking to Tara and laughing about our crazy kids the nerves just melted away. I was so at ease in front of the camera and I have never been able to say thay before. Thank you so much for this experience! I will never forget it as long as I live!’
— Kim, Burlington, Ma
I really wanted to surprise my fiance on the day of our wedding with a special gift. Well I sure did! He said the pictures were all he could think about during the ceremony. He kept talking about them the entire wedding! The session itself was so much fun and my gift was so special and personal it made our wedding day even better!
— Janelle, Worcester, Ma

Fequently Asked Questions



"do I bring my own clothes?  Do I need to wear lingerie?"

Yes, you bring your own clothes.  No, you do not need to wear lingerie if you don't want too!  We go over styling in depth in the Dream Shoot Planner and discuss it when planning your session.  Clients plan on 3-4 looks depending on the session booked and must bring in everything they want to wear.  "Implied nude" shots can be one look and can be achieved with sheets, blankets and pillows.  If lingerie isn't your thing we will come up with the perfect look for you.  Boudoir is not about woman in their underwear, it's about finding your most confident self and exuding that in your portraits.  You can wear a tee shirt and make it just as amazing and confident as that little lace bodysuit from Victoria's Secret, and confidence is te sexiest thing you can wear! 

"Is hair and makeup needed?"

I totally believe that something magic happens during the getting ready process.  Most woman have never had their makeup professionally done so when they do a new confidence comes over them and keeps building so by the time the first outfit is on you are READY!  When booking an Ultimate Swan Party or planned event dates, hair and make up services are provided at the studio for an additional cost.  When booking a private session I have local salons I can reccomend to get you gorgeous for your session.

"What if I don't know how to pose?"

Don't even worry!  You will be coached through every single pose.  It will feel like girlfriends at slumber party laughing, hanging out and taking pictures for fun!  We are always told by clients after the session that it was way more relaxed,not even a little scary and that they didn't want the session to end!

"Am I too old?  Should I lose weight?  What if I am not photogenic?"  

Forget any of these worries!  Boudoir is for EVERY WOMAN!  Every age, every size and even if you think you are not photogenic you have never had someone who speializes in female portraiture guide you through it every step of the way.  Trust us, you can rock a boudoir session like a super model and you will come out empowered like never before!

Do my pictures need to be posted online? 

Of course not!  Now as artist, we love to share our work so if you sign a model release for any images to be shared in a blog, on social media or on our website we are very greatful but we totally understand if the images are personal and just for you.  We respect your privacy and would never share any images without a signed model release.  You can alsways share some and not all, or agree to them being in my private facebook group and not on my public facebook page etc.  Whatever you are comfortable with is what we will do!  You don't have to decide until after you see all of the images at your ordering session.


We are always happy to answer any questions.



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