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People from many walks of life have loved working with us, and we would love to receive another great review by someone like you.
This specific type of photography is very dear to us, so this reflects into the lives of people we photograph. Here are some of the things they have to say:

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I have done boudoir photos with numerous photographers but Cherie turned me into a center fold and my husband’s fantasy girl. (He uses one of MY photos as his screen saver on his iPhone). It was by pure luck that I found Cherie when I googled boudoir photos. She was the best “google” find I have EVER had. Most boudoir experiences i have had were quick and not very creative. Cherie and her husband Hedley made me feel extremely comfortable and sexy. They had amazing sets, lighting and were both taking pictures at the same time with numerous cameras. I felt like a super model! I had such a wonderful time with them that I thought if I have a few good photos it would be an added bonus. Their work was so amazing I was able to create a “museum quality” portfolio of photos for my husband’s birthday. Cherie creatively assisted me to present my husband with a very elegant black portfolio of sexy photos with “Happy Birthday, Baby. Your Fantasy Girl” engraved IN FRENCH on the first photo. I was so proud of the present that I presented to my husband on his birthday which we celebrated at Chateau Eze in the south of France. I not only consider Cherie one of the most amazing photographers I have ever worked with but I also consider she and Hedley as friends. I will be using Cheriefoto at two family events this summer and I am so excited for the amazing photos we will get to share as a family.


Yvette Poole
Malibu, CA

Wow wow wow!!! This was one of the best experiences ever!! Starting by getting pampered with their hair n make up artist by Virgina she was amazing…then Cherie and Hedley they are the most down to earth, sweetest and genuine people you will ever meet!!! I felt so comfortable and sexy with them. They had a vision for every shot they took they amazed me!! This is truly their vocation and you can see that through their pictures. If you want someone to capture your special moments or your dream photo shoot don’t think twice you must must must go with Cherie photography!!! I know for a fact that this was not my last photo shoot with them!!! 


Liz Swanson
Natural Body Builder #1 2015 Winner

I can never get over that we have a house full of professional prints, Helmut Newton, Cartier Bresson etc. but the pictures everyone praises and adores are the ones Cherie took of my daughter and I when she was an infant. They are not only beautiful, artistic, intimate but communicate our love for each other that is only a rare photographer can catch in an instant. I can’t wait for her to shoot all of our four children in the same light.


Sherre Hirsch
Conservative Rabbi and author of “We Plan, God Laughs” and frequent spirituality expert on television

I had a very tough time convincing our attorneys that it was time to spruce up their corporate headshots for our marketing campaign. My promise was that it would be done professionally and be “quick and easy”. Little did I know that they would even have fun along the way. Thanks to your expertise and relaxed approach, we ended up with a high quality portfolio of great and unique professional portraits of our attorneys. You exceeded our expectations and produced not only high-quality headshots, but also captured the personality of each individual attorney.Now we have our own corporate photographers! Thanks again.


Alma Karic
Marketing Manager at Sullivan, Workman & Dee, LLP

If Cherie and Hedley can capture every event in my lives from now on, I”ll consider myself a lucky man. At our wedding, they didn’t just photograph the party – they were the party. Again at my 40th: our guests loved them – and loved the pictures. And the professional headshot I have on this very profile as well as every social network and business need? yes, Cherie took it. I have recommended them over and over.


Herman Lopez
Director Fox News International
West Los Angeles,CA

Okay…if you are reading this you and are debating whether to do a boudoir shoot with Cherie, just call her right now and make an appointment.  Cherie and Hedley are the absolute best photographers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. When I got engaged, the first thing I knew I wanted to do for my husband was a boudoir shoot.  I am a VERY conservative person and was extremely nervous about doing a shoot like this. From the very beginning they made me feel comfortable and beautiful. I’m not your average LA size 0, 2 or even 4 girl.  I was worried that the photos wouldn’t come out as I hoped because of my size at the time. Needless to say my worries were put to bed the second these magical artists started shooting. Not only did I look better than I ever have in a photo, I immediately wanted them to do my wedding!!  (Also, Virginia, the make-up artist/hair stylist that Cherie set me up with before the shoot was fantastic as well.)

DON’T LOOK ANYWHERE ELSE TO DO A BOUDOIR SHOOT!  LET THE BOUDOIR CAFE DO YOUR BOUDOIR PHOTOS!! The photos and experience are flawless.  Seriously, you get what you pay for. Don’t try to shop around and find someone cheaper. Chances are, they are cheaper for a reason.  I thought so much of Cherie and Hedley that I replaced the photographer I had hired to do our wedding (and had done our engagement photos) with Cherie and her team.  I can’t be more pleased with how talented they are. I was able to get in touch with Cherie anytime I needed anything which is so important for every bride. They are seriously my photographers for life! My wedding photos are magic.  I have so many images that are nothing short of spectacular! LOVE LOVE LOVE CHERIE! Call her today!


Alexa Johnson
Los Angeles Schools 

From the day we walked into your studio we knew you were a very special person with an extraordinarily rare talent, but we never imagined just how incredible the end result would be. I don’t know how you did it, but you nailed every important moment and made them look BETTER than what we remember. Your calm, sparkling energy did wonders for my nerves and for the attitudes of our family and friends who do not normally like to be photographed – and it shows. The bottom line is that we are more proud of our wedding photographs than we are of any other element that went towards creating our wedding. We look forward to sending other engaged couples your way and are very excited to hire you for all the other “most important experiences” of our lives


Katie and Peter McNally
Los Angeles, CA

Cherie Steinberg Cote‘s work makes me want to cry it is so freaking good. Her ability to interact with her subjects and bring out the best in them is astounding. While working the WPPI tradeshow about 2 years ago for Printroom, Cherie was a speaker and did a live photo shoot with yours truly and two models. Before I knew it I was posing like Tyrese with these two girls and having an amazing time. I guess the right photographer can make anyone feel at ease and comfortable in front of the camera.  I try to carry that rapport building and sense of comfort into my own wedding photography. This is why it is so important to make sure you have a great rapport with your subjects before a shoot, especially a wedding.

The moral of the story is that when you combine photographic technical prowess with a ridiculously charming personality and great business savvy, the result is a highly successful photographer respected by their clients and peers alike. Thanks to both of you for what you do. Ok, ok, if you guys really want me to come shoot for you I will check my schedule.


The Davidson Photographers Blog

Dear Cherie, THANK YOU for being apart of our wedding day. You and your team were wonderful, both warm and at the same time totally professional and your pictures are spectacular! I knew from Dina and Shane’s experiences with you, to have high expectations of the work, but you surpassed even my expectations. Thanks again.


Bridget Morris & Joe Hauler
Los Angeles, CA

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Thank you so much for the photos you have forwarded. They are fabulous! I sent them to my mom in Moscow and she said ” Pictures are MAGNIFICENT, you look like a model”. Now, this is the most compliment I have heard from my parents in 31 years of my life combined! Thank you Cherie, for making these incredible memories and making them say those wonderful words to me.


Luda Kane
Los Angeles, CA

I had met with a few photographers and all the pictures were so contrived and felt like they were all the same. The last thing we wanted for our wedding is for it to resemble or feel like every other wedding . It was pure chance that we bumped into Cherie and as soon as I saw her book and realized that every wedding she shoots takes on a completely unique look. Whether editorial or portrait she captured our day. Her and her team were completely invisible throughout the day, yet everyone seemed to remember and adore her. She is officially the one person that we would call over and over for all of our special events. She really is one of the most talented and cool photographers we have ever met!


Laura Niemi & Adam

Dear Cherie: Thank you, Cherie, for photographing our wedding. You captured the energy, emotions and details of our wedding. I know shooting an Indian wedding with the various Hindu traditions, the large extended families, the colors, the high energy and the dancing can be challenging. You not only pulled it off, but did so with unsurpassed style and professionalism. No important detail or ceremony missed your lens – even though we had not walked you through before the wedding. You also were able to capture the true emotions on our faces as well as the faces of friends and family. We were honored to have you as a photographer and through this process we have come to consider you as a friend.
Thank you so much for your stunning work. We will cherish the photographs forever.
Love,


Simon and Sonali Joshi

I am a huge fan of your work… Jessica Latimer Features Editor, Grace Ormonde • Wedding Style Magazine

My heart was racing in the anticipation of this romantic day of love… and in walks Cherie with her necklace of cameras, her calm and that creative glint in her eye… here to capture for us the essence of our vision, our love and all the magical moments that otherwise would be only memory… Cherie floated aboutthe night and weeks later when I saw the pictures I realized how thoroughly, how artfully and how exquisitely she had captured the swirling energy of our Wedding…She is truly an artist and truly sees the people she shoots… I am forever grateful for such beautiful artistry and for the time she took in connecting with us… Thank you Cherie!


Lesa Hardy & David Bergeaud

None of our friends could candidly recommend their wedding photographer and we became worried that we would not find someone we respected and trusted. Fortunately, our paths crossed with Cherie’s. Her artistic talent is surpassed only by her professionalism and kindness. Cherie was an absolute blessing. “Fabiana and Bryan Holman” Besides Cherie’’s stellar eye for creative, unique photos, her charismatic, easy going personality makes you feel completely at ease. She truly listens to your concerns and whatever your occassion, she’ll capture the laugh, the smile, and the look.


Karen Kline

To anyone who is considering hiring Cherie Steinberg for your photographic needs, I would say, “Don’t wait, book it!” My wife and I have been lucky enough to reap the rewards of Cherie’s amazing work and creative eye, more than once. In each job, she brought her incredibly likeable personality and professional work ethic to the task at hand. I cannot state enough the innumerous compliments we receive when our friends and family view the pictures that Cherie has created with her considerable talents. If you are looking for a photographer that will take it to the next level and give you a product that will exceed your dreams, you need look no further than Cherie. We will never look to anyone else again. We are clients for life!


Lesley & Andrew Temple

Cherie has been absolutely amazing throughout this whole experience.
I’m a college student and wanted to get some boudoir photos done while I’m at this age. After doing some research and comparing some photos, it was clear that Cherie and Hedley were the best in the business! I mean, just look at the photos on their website and instagram page and you’ll know what I mean. I think what convinced me to go with Boudoir Cafe was the fact that their pictures featured women of all ages and body types- yet were all equally stunning, sexy photos. It was obvious that Cherie has a special skill that made all of these different women feel so confident and sexy in their skin, which really comes across in the photos.

I spoke to Cherie on the phone and we were able to work out a customized package to include the things I wanted at a price in my budget. She was so accommodating and understanding throughout the whole thing and kept reassuring me that  she just wants to make me happy! Before the shoot, she sent a comprehensive guidebook of tips to prepare for the shoot, including lingerie suggestions and health routines, like a true professional! I highly recommend you read this before the scheduled shoot.

On the day of the photoshoot, I was pretty nervous, but everyone on set quickly made me feel at ease. The make-up artist was great. If possible, I recommend you get your hair and makeup professionally done at the studio. It makes a big difference in the photos. Plus- you’ll have someone there for touch-ups and slight makeup changes to match your different outfits.

Cherie’s husband, Hedley was shooting alongside her. I didn’t know if I would be totally comfortable with a male photographer, but I assure you, they’re both total professionals and give you nothing to feel uneasy about. It’s really great to have photos of the same poses from different styles and angles. Looking through the photo gallery, the pictures look so different depending on who shot it. Both Cherie and Hedley are so amazing and such artists!

Their studio is stunning. There’s a very artsy, sexy, dark vibe to it and you feel like you’re in your own little world. It’s very easy to get lost in the photoshoot because you get so into it! It feels more like you’re shooting fun photos with your trusted best friends, than a photo-shoot with people you just met hours beforehand. I was there for four hours and would have stayed for longer, if there hadn’t been another appointment booked that day! It really felt like 30 minutes!!

The photos all came out even better than I was expecting. Word of advice: if Cherie or Hedley are giving you posing tips on set- heed them! They know what they’re talking about… Cherie’s editing is so artistic. I mean really, she made me look like a piece of art in these photos… I cannot stress this enough – Cherie and Hedley are so talented in what they do.

All in all, I wholeheartedly recommend booking with Boudoir Cafe. I’m telling all of my friends about them!

Jackie Dinh
College Student

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