Something Had to Change

I’m so grateful for my clients who let me share their very personal stories. In this blog, we’re going to dive into Amy’s story and hear about her breaking point for knowing she had to make a change that affected all aspects of her life. Q. What was your turning point for making the decision…

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Photos of Yourself That You Love

How would you answer the following question. HONESTLY! I have photos of myself that I love! On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest, what would your answer be? If you’re like the majority of women in today’s society, I’m willing to bet you would give me the answer of a…

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Coming out Stronger

Learn How to get the BEST Boudoir Experience with Karen Bartos in Pittsburgh

As a boudoir photographer, I’m so blessed to get a sneak into the story of how my clients got from point A to current day. The road is not always easy as you’ll hear from my client’s story. Here’s the key…she preserved, rode out the storm and came out stronger. My early adulthood was a…

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4 Easy Ways to Unplug From Social Media


It’s no secret that social media can be a major time drain, especially for busy women who already have a lot on their plate. From scrolling through feeds to checking notifications, it’s all too easy to get sucked into the digital world and lose track of time. But taking a break from social media can…

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5 Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries this New Year

The start of a new year is the perfect time to reassess our lives and make mindful decisions about how we want to spend our time, energy, and resources. One of the most important things we can do is set healthy boundaries with the people in our lives. But how do you go about doing…

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Love Making 101

Love Making 101 with Pittsburgh Boudoir Photographer Luxe de Fleur

On this Valentine’s Day, I want to talk about making love. Before you hurry and click off this post, just stick around for a minute because I’m not talking about THAT kind of love making. I’m talking about making love with the people around you. We all know this world is in a crazy place…

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What Defines You?


Each and every woman who schedules with me has a different why for seeking this experience. They are all unique reasons. I always honor my clients wishes to have their story remain silent or anonymous. I’m honored that Erin is allowing me to share her story. Her story is at the very core of how…

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Do You Communicate or Connect


Do you communicate or connect? There’s a difference. I live for connection. When I have all my peeps under one roof and we’re sitting around the table talking and laughing, I’m in my happy place. 💓 We live in a world that is full of distractions. There’s a lot of noise around us which is…

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In Search Of…


CONFIDENCE. When a client schedules with me, I send them a questionnaire to get to know them a little better and understand why they pulled the trigger and booked a shoot. Want to guess what the number one reason is besides a gift for someone? CONFIDENCE Ah yes, the big C word. Since so many…

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Getting Started is the Hardest Part

Best Boudoir Photographer in Pittsburgh Karen Bartos | |

So you booked the shoot. While I’m over here sending you virtual high fives, you’re probably wondering A. What did you get yourself into? and B. Where and how do I start shopping for my boudoir session. Before you get your big girl panties into too much of a twist, let me assure you I’VE…

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