Boudoir & Intimate Portraits

in Northern Virginia

Supernova Boudoir, DC and Northern Virginia's Top Boudoir Studio

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"Loving yourself is a journey, not a destination."

- Tess Holliday

Hi, I'm Jennifer!


I'm the photographer and owner behind Supernova Boudoir, one of D.C. and Northern Virginia's top boudoir studios. I believe in helping women realize they are not only beautiful, but fearless and brave.


As a domestic violence survivor myself, I believe in feminism and equality for everyone, but especially and including women, and especially women who have suffered from the ravages of domestic abuse, divorce, or simply need their voices to be heard. My clients have ranged from brides to mothers with littles on the spectrum to women who have exited bad relationships. My heart belongs to a world where women don't feel less-than because they've compared themselves to someone in a beauty magazine, or that woman in the yearly Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. It belongs to the women who want to celebrate where they are in this moment.


Supernova Boudoir's mission is to empower all women and help them to become fearless and know they are beautiful right now.


My commitment to my clients ensures that you leave your session excited to see your photographs, but more importantly, that you had an epic time with me capturing the essence of who you are at your core.

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Privacy is important to us. All images are used with permission.

Accolades & Features

Arlington's Top Boudoir Photographer featured on Rangefinder Online
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The Portrait Masters - Awarded Bronze in 2018x 3
Association of International Boudoir Photographers - Supernova Boudoir - DC and Northern Virginia Boudoir

Why Choose Jennifer James and Supernova Boudoir?

Read below what our clients have to say.

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Jennifer is simply the sweetest soul and most talented photographer ever! Her attention to detail and eye is incomparable! Every women should have a boudoir shoot for themselves and experience feeling that beautiful! I walked out of her gorgeous studio on cloud 10!!! My hubby can't keep his hands off of me which is a nice perk!!


- Mrs. J (Lovettsville, VA)

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Jennifer is LITERALLY the best. I was so nervous the first time, YES THE FIRST TIME, I WENT BACK!! The first time I went was for a boudoir album to give to my (back then) fiance on our wedding day. We both fell in love with every single picture that I went back to do a maternity session! She made me so comfortable, like I had known her for years, so going back for a maternity one was a piece of cake. If you've ever considered boudoir, you need to BOOK NOW and go get sexified with Jennifer.


- Mrs. L (Rockville, MD)

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I had such a wonderful time with Jennifer. I felt gorgeous and she made me feel completely at ease. I wanted to stay longer!! I am definitely going to be using her services again. Can’t recommend her highly enough!


- Ms. A (Gainesville, VA)

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"Natural beauty and confidence. Revealed."

The Supernova Boudoir Experience comes with professional hair and makeup by our amazing partners right here in Northern Virginia.


Finn from Blushaway Makeup is our primary hair and makeup partner. Not only is Finn a talented and sought-after makeup artist in the DMV, she also holds diplomas in holistic therapies, diet and nutrition, aromatherapy, Reflexology, Sports Massage, and Stress Management. You know you will be in excellent hands!


When you come in for your session, you're going to kick back and relax in one of our signature robes with a tasty beverage in your hand while we begin the pampering process!

From Every day to SLAY

Client Transformations

Our clients book for many different reasons, but the number one thing they have in common is they want to feel fearless. Read our boudoir blog to hear their stories.

“You could rattle the stars,” she whispered. “You could do anything, if you only dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”

All Supernova Boudoir Experiences Include:

Professional Hair & Makeup

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Access to the Client Closet

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Professional Retouching

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Wardrobe Consultation

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Three Frequently Asked Questions About Boudoir Shoots

Will you post my photos online or can I opt out of that?

We do not require model releases. We believe you have ownership over your body and your privacy, and therefore we only share images for which we have received explicit permission.

Does it come with professional hair and makeup?

Yes, always! We work with Finn of Blushaway Makeup. Finn is a holistic skincare expert and will not only do a fantastic job on your hair and makeup, but she will also take the time before your session to read through your Skin Prep Questionnaire to determine the best regimen for you pre- and post-session.

Do I need to know how to pose?

No way! The only person in the room that needs to know how to pose is ME! But I will be guiding you every step of the way through all the crazy poses you see on my website, and by the end, you are going to know to do the Booty Pop, Boobs to the Sky, and "prune". ;)

It's time to invest in yourself

Booking a boudoir session is a commitment. It's a commitment to yourself, that you are worthy of feeling beautiful in this moment. It's a commitment to your future self, to make tangible memories of this moment in time. Boudoir photography is not the kind of session a woman does every year or every other year (although some do!); this is usually a once-in-a-lifetime experience where you will get to take home custom artwork from some of the finest artisans around the world with which to enjoy for decades.



The Supernova Boudoir Experience begins at $500 and custom artwork starts at $800. Payment plans are available to make sure you don't have to leave behind art you love.

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Show yourself some love and book a boudoir session with one of Northern Virginia's best boudoir photographers.


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Supernova Boudoir by Jennifer James is a luxury boudoir experience serving all of the Washington, D.C. metro area, including Ashburn, Leesburg, Fairfax, McLean, Aldie, South Riding, Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Reston, Herndon, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Woodbridge, Frederick, Purcellville, Middleburg, Winchester, Manassass, Centreville, Vienna, Bethesda, Middleburg, Front Royal, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Tyson's Corner, Silver Spring, Warrenton, Harper's Ferry, and Charles Town.