16 11, 2019

What is the best time to do a pregnancy shoot?

November 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Each person is different so the best time varies, but basically, you don’t want to do the shoot too early because you won’t really see your baby bump, and not too close to term either

Here is a rendering I found that could give some indications

Maternity Photo Shoot


And here are some guidelines for maternity dresses and we have some dresses and fabric at the studio too

Maternity Photo Shoot

2 10, 2019

How to choose your photographer and photo studio

October 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Here are a few things to look for!


Choose your studio

28 08, 2019


August 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Here are the most frequently asked questions




Are all the people featured on your website professional models?

I’m nervous I never did a photo-shoot before.


Most of our clients never did a photo-shoot before.

All women are welcome, every woman deserves to be beautiful

Whatever your age, your size, we will take care of you, so don’t worry, you have nothing to do except relax and enjoy.

Raya will guide you for all the poses and expressions throughout the shoot

The goal is to have beautiful photos to keep forever and also to have a great time for yourself.


I still want to look myself not to look someone else.

Absolutely, you can send Raya any inspiration makeup that you like, we can create any style: natural, smoky, Old Hollywood..

We have eyelashes too.

The retouching is done to keep your natural look, you can see the details of the skin without […]

7 02, 2018


February 7th, 2018|Boudoir Photography, Creative, Photographer New York|

Private workshop by multi-award fashion photographer, Raya, with 20 years of experience shooting editorial (Harper’s Bazaar, Elle…), commercial (Sephora, Cartier…) and portraits.

Fashion website


Portrait boudoir


(You can see the studio here)


Everything you need to take your photography to the next level. No question left unanswered.

You will learn the skills to create any type of photos

You will learn about lighting techniques in a simple, efficient way






February13th 2018 sold out

February 21th 2018 sold out

March 13th, 2018

March 20th, 2018

April 3rd, 2018

April 10th, 2018

This workshop is private, 2 student maximum per session



In my 1130sf studio (fully equipped, different decors)

247 Water street

10021 Dumbo, Brooklyn

Just across from the Manhattan bridge


TIME:  10 am to 4 pm.

Snacks, lunch, drinks will be provided



Hands-on shooting with a professional model.

3 sets:


Glamour (couture gown)

Portraits (From Corporate Headshots to Old Hollywood)


  • Studio equipment: what type […]
24 09, 2017

New Photo Studio in Dumbo

September 24th, 2017|Boudoir Photography, Photographer New York|

Great news, Your Hollywood Portrait is moving to a brand new and bigger studio in Dumbo (Brooklyn).

If you book a photo shoot you can keep a few hours to visit the neighborhood or grab a coffee in the trendy coffee shops nearby.

A few words about Dumbo:

The area was originally a ferry landing, characterized by 19th- and early 20th-century industrial and warehouse buildings. First becoming a haven for artists. Dumbo had become Brooklyn’s most expensive neighborhood, as well as New York City’s fourth-richest community overall this is owing in part to its large concentration of technology startups and its close proximity to Manhattan.

Trendy Dumbo’s cobblestone streets and converted Brooklyn warehouse buildings are the backdrop for independent boutiques, high-end restaurants, and trendy cafes. Near the waterfront, St. Ann’s Warehouse, in a former tobacco factory, is the heart of a thriving performance and gallery scene. The north end of Brooklyn Bridge Park features historic […]

4 08, 2017


August 4th, 2017|Pet Photography|

We love pets and animals of all kinds and understand just how much they are a part of the family

The Studio is expert in Animal Art Photography; we love to capture the bond between pets and their people. 

Every pet deserves to be celebrated and get their story told!

We look forward to chatting about your “best friend/s” and capturing portraits for you soon!Pet Photography  NYC

25 12, 2016

Introduction a new package, perfect for Bachelorette Parties

December 25th, 2016|Boudoir Photography|

We are happy to announce our new package “Sex & the City”. Perfect for bachelorette parties. Choose themes from Pinup army girl, Victoria’s Secret, Vintage 1930s, Burlesque. Corsets, jewelry, shoes & champagne provided. You can see all the details at http://yourhollywoodportrait.com/pricing

Hope to see you soon!bacheloretteInvitokVSInspirdressesAeratibachlorettevfinal

25 06, 2016

Why you are the best in the Portrait and boudoir photography What about your competitors?

June 25th, 2016|Boudoir Photography|

There are different types of photographers.
Boudoir Photographer
Wedding photographers, who are more reporters and work in natural light, outside very often.

Headshot photographers, for actors, passport photos and corporate photos. Theses photos need to be very simple, simple basic light, generally window light or one strobe.

Boudoir: Often, a lot of moms who love photography and doing this as a hobby in their own apartment with a window light. Sometimes one light, but rarely in a professional environment, and with amateur makeup or hair stylist.

Wedding photographers, headshot photographers or photographer enthusiast often do boudoir too.

Fashion photographers worked with professional advertising agencies. Their client expectations are really high. The light should be sophisticated, the poses refined. They work with magazines, catalogs, and a very big team, for the post-production, makeup, hair, artistic direction…

I think I am one of the very few fashion photographers, who do boudoir […]

30 04, 2016

How start your photography business – Part II

April 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Is social media is important for your business?

Boudoir Photographer_2

Well I am sure it is important when you know exactly what to do,
If like me you are not an expert, you do it all and see what works.
When you are a celebrity, of course, you have tonnes of followers, you can communicate, share ideas etc…
When nobody knows you because you just opened your photos studio, it’s more complicated.
I tried, Facebook ads, a complete waste of money, seriously it’s been a few years and did not get a client from them. After you paid to get real people who like your page, you must now pay for to have your post viewed by all your audience, otherwise only a small portion of them will see the posts

Linkedin is a professional network, not really where people will search for photography services, except maybe headshots. […]

21 04, 2016

How start your photography business – Part I

April 21st, 2016|Boudoir Photography, Photographer New York, Uncategorized|

Photography Business

The website:

First, you need a website, for that look at all the boudoir website you find, pick one who you like the most for the layout of the site.

You need to have a lease 10 boudoir images, the best of the best, it’s not about the quantity but about the quality, you don’t put all your photos in your gallery but only the best one. Theses photos need to be clean, retouched, and represent your style.

You need to be somewhat different from your local competitors.


To create a website, you can either use services like people on square space, Wix or Weebly, that offer templates to personalize, add-ons for creating a checkout process including payment processing and the service could range start at $25 per month for just a splash page.

Or you can choose a popular platform like WordPress that […]