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




Our Story



How The Swan Boudoir Studio came to creation

Hi there!  I am Tara Starr Hurley, the owner of Tara Starr Photography at The Swan Boudoir Studio.    

I have been working as a professional photographer since 2010 but the passion for stopping time with my camera goes way back to my childhood.

When I first started working professionally I took pictures of anything and everything.  Weddings, families, kids, newborns, headshots.  I tried it all.  Boudoir came to me when a friend asked if I would take "sexy pictures" of her.  Was this a thing?  I had no idea but of course I said "Let's do it!"  We had so much fun and that same friend requested 2 more sessions at her house with 7 more friends each time!  Many more boudoir marathons would follow shooting in my livingroom or at Hair by Christine & Co hair salon.  

In 2014 I opened my home studio and jumped into my business full time.  I decided to really focus on children and families and took a little break with boudoir.  But it just kept calling me back.  I would do a session here and there but my studio wasn't really set up for it.  In late 2017 I had to do it!  I transformed my space into the cozy bedroom feelwhere my studio provides the perfect setting for intimate portraiture.  

Boudoir portraits don't have to be scary!  The idea is to photograph a woman in her private space. A space where she is allowed to feel sexy, beautiful and confident.  The Swan Boudoir Studio acts as her bedroom during the portrait session......her "boudoir".  

Contact us today and let The Swan be your  "boudoir".     


The Studio

The Studio is desigend as a dream bedroom.  It's girly and cozy and gives you that welcoming feeling as soon as you enter.  It immediately sets our clients at ease and they can feel like they are just lounging around with friends.  We have often heard at our events with several Swans here together getting hair and makeup and pictures taken that it's not much different than a good old fashioned slumber party!


The center point of the studio is the bed. With several differnt "looks" to dress it up with, it is always set up with a soft, neutral style to make sure our Swan is the main focus of her portraits. We also have an amazing teardrop chair, a cream couch and the detailed staircase we love to shoot on as well. It’s an intimate space with several options to get so many different looks.

We have a lounge area and separate space for getting ready as well!

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The Artist

Tara Starr Hurley is a proud police wife and mother of two, cat lover, high school cheer coach turned youth dance teacher and extremely passionate about empowering woman through the art of boudoir portraiture.

"To know me is to know I pour my heart and soul into all of my creative passions. If my name is on a project of any kind it will get every ounce of attention from me. I treat every project, team, class I am leading like my baby. I need to see the absolute best result come out of anything I create"

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