About Silk and Lace Boudoir

About Cynthia

Cynthia Loaiza is the founder of Silk & Lace Boudoir, and its current CEO and Creative Director.
Hi, I’m Cynthia, and I’m so glad you’re here. I’m a DC-based photographer who specializes in teaching women how to seize their inner-confidence through strong, sexy, vulnerable, and authentic boudoir photos.

During a heart-wrenching divorce, I found myself with a broken spirit and my confidence in myself was at an all-time low. Getting divorced and feeling helpless weren’t exactly on my bucket list and I found myself at a crossroads: did I crumble under the pressure of disappointment, or did I use my life experiences to reinvent myself and become my own version of the confident, empowered women I’d always admired? Obviously, I chose the latter.

I realized that the women I admired all had one major thing in common — and I was terrified of it. These women were honest, vulnerable, authentic, and unapologetic about who they were. So, I did the most honest, vulnerable, authentic, and unapologetic thing I could think of: I stripped down to my bare skin and had a stranger take photos of me.

Since that defining moment, I vowed to love myself for who I am and help other women do the same. And today, I do just that as the CEO and Creative Director of Silk & Lace Boudoir, a 5-star women’s empowerment photography studio whose mission is to inspire, empower, and celebrate, every woman who walks through our doors.

Whether you’ve been considering treating yourself to a session for ages or you’ve only begun flirting with the idea, I’ll work with you, from start to finish, so we can build your dream experience together. I’ll provide you with step-by-step guidance for how to prepare and find inspiration for your photos, wardrobe, hair, makeup, music, poses, and anything else you might desire for the shoot you’ve always dreamt of.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. I’m excited to help you unleash your inner-confidence and love yourself.

About Joie

Joie is one of our in-studio Makeup Artists at Silk & Lace Boudoir.

Yisell Santos

Hello! My name is Joie Blake and I am a bridal and special event luxury hairstylist and makeup artist. I specialize in airbrush makeup and my signature makeup style is soft glam, although i also love doing natural and full glam looks, as well. I love doing all different kinds of hairstyles from sexy boudoir hair to detailed bridal updos. I absolutely love creating custom looks for each of my clients, bringing their true vision and inner beauty to life! My favorite part of my job is helping my clients see the most beautiful parts of themselves and to give them that little boost of confidence that radiates from within. My energy is fun and fresh and I love to connect on more than a small talk level. Each of my clients is unique and I enjoy getting to know their story. I believe that makeup and hairstyling can be custom for any and everyone and my job is to help your vision come to life!

About Kira

Kira is one of our in-studio Makeup Artists at Silk & Lace Boudoir.

Bernadette Wilson

Hello Beautiful!
I’m Kira Sanders. I’ve been with Silk and Lace since 2018. I actually started out as a client…and it has blossomed into an incredible work relationship. I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for 17 years and I’m a mother of 3 awesome kiddos who love to give me a run for my money.

Making people feel beautiful is my passion. I’ve been a licensed beauty professional for over a decade and I have loved every minute of it. I’ve had incredible opportunities to work in amazing places all over the world. Whether it is in a high end salon, NY Fashion week, a movie set or your wedding day, my aim is to make everyone who sits in my chair feel their absolute best. I can’t wait to work with you!

Website: www.kirasandersbeauty.me

About Jennifer

Jennifer is our studio assistant at Silk & Lace Boudoir.

Bernadette Wilson
Hey there!
My name is Jennifer Moscoso and I am the studio assistant here at Silk & Lace and also have been a freelance photographer in the DMV since 2018. I love all things Fashion, Beauty, and Art, and Boudoir being a combination of all three makes working here an amazing time. Other than photographing people, one of my favorite things to do is to help every woman who walks in our studio feel their most confident self! I hope to see you in our studio soon. <3

Website: jmoscoso.me

Instagram: @xjmoscoso