Hey everyone! I am Kimber Watkins owner of Leather and Lace Central Illinois premier boudoir photography studio! As a woman, and a mother it is my mission to encourage, inspire and empower women to see how truly beautiful they really are.

Most of us women struggle with our own self-image because we internalize the unrealistic physical expectations the media portrays of what beauty is.   When we compare the media’s standards we are left feeling inadequate and unappealing. You are beautiful! You will never fit into an impossible mold. You will not find perfection by losing a few more pounds or trying to hide each imperceptible blemish. It is a common misconception that you need to lose weight or get in better shape before a boudoir shoot. Curves are sexy and the camera loves them. I’ve shot boudoir with women of every imaginable shape, size and age. We will help show you poses and angles that can minimize or hide any insecurity you may have. You are perfectly beautiful now.

What I love about these sessions is watching the transformation take place within real woman! Most come in shy and nervous, the makeover itself is a huge boost, it starts you off feeling pampered and glamorous, once I have showed you just how amazing you look with a few of the images on my camera your confidence has increased….the key is confidence. Not everyone starts out feeling confident but by the end everyone sees herself in a different light.

As a woman, we want to feel beautiful, we want to know that we have captivated our husband’s attention, and that we absolutely can run with the best of New York’s models! My job is to help you shine, to capture the true beauty that lies within each and every one of us, and in the process create amazing artwork that you will treasure for years to come!