Annapolis, Maryland premier boudoir photography

fine art photography for the modern woman


I’m Linda and  my home studio is located in Davidsonville, MD. I am a fine art boudoir photographer serving Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania. I empower women through beautiful black and white boudoir photography. Our photo sessions take place in our loft studio or in our beautifully designed Secret Gardens that boasts a pond, a wrought-iron gate, flower gardens, an old-fashioned tree swing and a southern front porch complete with white pillars and white wicker furniture. I also have access to our neighbors’ strawberry farm, including a red barn and beautiful open fields. Whether your session is indoors or out in nature, you can be sure that your boudoir session is tailor made with YOU in mind.

To see a woman transform before my eyes and to see her light shine is my WHY! I love working with woman of all ages from all walks of life and help them fall in love with themselves.

 “For it is here that she is transformed into a beautiful woman and, in turn, has been empowered by her image.

She falls in love with herself all over again and greets the world with confidence, love of self and a renewed spirit.”

Linda McCarthy

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Boudoir has been on my bucket list for most of my life; I have been putting it off because I have battled 40 years of “it is not for chubby girls” or “I will do it when I am skinny” thoughts. I scrolled across a popup on my feed and it was Annapolis Boudoir; I clicked on it, of course right, but I am not going to do it. I started to like what I am actually reading and signed up for a session. I met Linda on Zoom and loved her energy, encouragement, and kind spirit from then. I talked myself out of the session 50 million times but Linda was always there with her “you got this” attitude. I made it to my apt and was nervous like never before, what was I doing? As soon as I was at Linda’s location though, she made me feel at home and safe. The passion and love she has for empowering women, making them feel beautiful, and accepting of themselves in their own skin manifested itself through the boudoir shoot. I am so glad that I went through this because the experience alone is well worth it! Some ladies will understand me when I say it is very hard to get out of your own head and it is very hard to take a self love step. I loved how Linda was able to “free” me and I am thrilled at how she was able to get me to see the beauty that has been hiding this whole time. Thank you so very much Linda- for your care, experience, and passion. Ladies, you are in very good hands…. do yourself a favor and do the shoot. JS

For years I considered having a boudoir photo shoot done. I convinced myself that I was too heavy or out of shape, that I’m a mom or too busy, I lacked the confidence and self esteem. I came across a sponsored ad on Facebook for a giveaway with Annapolis Boudoir for a photo shoot. I entered but didn’t win, I thought maybe I should just do it! So I contacted Linda and set it up. I was so anxious and nervous, I considered canceling and waiting until I was “in better shape”. I swallowed my pride, did the shoot and I’m forever grateful for this experience. From the moment I walked through the door, Linda made me feel welcome, comfortable and at ease. She immediately made me feel beautiful. Her wonderful and professional demeanor is one of a kind. She is truly an incredible artist with an extraordinary gift. Every woman should experience a boudoir photo shoot, it is life changing. DD

“Being a curvy plus size woman does make it a bit harder to have confidence in yourself. You’re constantly being fed that curvy girls aren’t pretty, that lingerie doesn’t look good on you or you need to change.

I saw Linda’s advertisement for Boudoir Photography and thought… why not? I’m so happy I did!!

I walked in and Linda was so welcoming! We had a few conversations through zoom chats, but it was nice to meet her and feel the positive energy she gave off. We got right into hair and make-up! Lilly does wonders! I wanted to have that 50’s pin-up girl style and Lilly did not disappoint. Getting into the photo shoot I was a bit nervous, but Linda was very supportive and encouraging!

After a few takes, I began to settle down and realized my own potential. It was such an uplifting experience. The session flew by so fast and it was so much fun! I got to see a preview of the pictures and I teared up. I never saw myself the way Linda was able to capture me on film. The pictures were beautiful! I looked beautiful, curves and all!

This was the most inspiring and empowering experiences I’ve had. I’m so glad to have met Linda and to do this photo shoot! I think every curvy girl should do a boudoir shoot with Linda. Trust me it will give you a new perspective of yourself. I can’t wait to schedule another shoot!”

Thank you so much for everything  JQ

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Annapolis Boudoir Photography is all about empowering women to rediscover their true selves and celebrate being female — but also about building a community of women who connect with and support one another.  We are in this together! 

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