“Don’t know what she’s made of. I would like to be that way.” —Sade, Pearls


I’m Maritza Buelvas. I’m a mom (yep, those are my boys up top) and a national beauty-lifestyle content producer for coveted blogs and brands in Chicago and Los Angeles. Having worked in bridal beauty for over 10 years, I began to see a void in the boudoir space and thought I could have a visual voice that women, like myself, would be magnetically drawn to. The premise was simple—develop boudoir moments centered around empowerment to make women feel beautiful, not vulnerable. Think of my approach as the Target of Boudoir: A strong, stylish aesthetic built on quality and value—that you can actually share with family.

a different kind of boudoir

My aesthetic consists of The Bungalow 5— a swoon-worthy mix of natural light photography in Twilight, Sunlight, Daylight, Blushlight and Midnight. My portfolio reads like fun closet to dress your every mood. I want my clients to have options. — Maritza Buelvas

ABout babes + the bungalow

Babes and the Bungalow offers uniquely-styled, sensually modest, boudoir photography for women 21 years and older. Capture confidence and adoration through my fairytale lens.

About the experience

I've set up a cozy little studio to envelope your spirit, and capture your femininity to celebrate this most special time in your life—the here and now.

Whether you're a mom, a bride-to-be, or a beauty in her 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond—You'll consider my little bungalow the perfect escape from the day-to-day. Here, there are no judgments, errands, or anything that ever feels uncomfortable—just the right to feel beautiful in your own skin.

This isn't your typical boudoir shoot. I call them intimates you wouldn't be ashamed to show to your grandma. Let's make it a date. PJ's welcome. 

I’m the right photographer for you if you like…

  1. Being surrounded by a fun-loving personality.

  2. A fresh perspective on boudoir.

  3. Timeless glamour and yummy neutrals.

  4. A wardrobe portfolio full of options.

  5. Humor like this and this.



visual STORYTELLER / content creator / mother, Wife

After five years of producing content for coveted lifestyle sites and beauty bibles across the web, I decided to pick up the camera and tell the narrative I've often seen in my mind's eye. I've loved conceptualizing and art-directing photoshoots for the web, and now I shift my talents behind the lens. Let my experiences in bridal, branding, and beauty serve YOU with images you'll adore.

Prior to starting my photography journey, my written editorial work has graced the pages of: Lauren Conrad.com, The Body Book blog, GOOP IG, Real Simple, Brit+Co, Condé Nast's Brides, Byrdie, Self, The Newsette, Darling Magazine, Olivia Palermo.com, Free People, Glitter Guide, Glamour, BHLDN, Bloguettes, Chalkboard, Thoughtfully Magazine and The Everygirl to name a few. 

*** Tour my studio (and photography) as seen on LaurenConrad.com