"Makala, Emiliegh, and Jordyn were an absolute dream to work with. The hair and makeup team, Arionna and Tiffany, were both so sweet and amazing. I enjoyed every moment of my experience from the moment I walked into the studio. 100/10 recommend Towner Studios if you are wanting to get photos done. Everyone was so kind, uplifting, and the best hype girls. They all made sure I was confident, comfortable, and felt my most beautiful. Love, love, love!"
"...From the minute I walked in the door I felt like I was with a group of my close friends for a fun girls day. Everyone I worked with was wonderful, professional, supportive and very talented. Quite honestly one of the best days of my life! When I first saw my pictures I couldn’t believe what magic these ladies had performed to make me look so good, but I was quickly reassured that I was just finally seeing myself the way other people do. I walked out the door with more confidence than ever and ready to take on the world. My session was about so much more than just a photo album to give my husband for Christmas, it completely changed the way I see and feel about myself. For that alone, I am forever indebted to these amazing women!"
"I have never done a boudoir session! I was super nervous! The environment and atmosphere as soon as I walked in made it very welcoming! Lots of laughs!! My very first experience ever and I highly recommend everything about this!! 🖤"
"OMG!! I LOVED my boudoir experience! These ladies are so wonderful. I could not ask for a better experience. From the second I walked through the door they treated me like a princess.
I never could have dreamed that I could have looked so stunning. These ladies made me beautiful. And I felt that way inside and out. I cried happy tears.
So to all the ladies who helped me achieve being beautiful, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You all rock. I will be seeing you again."
"Makala Towner Photography is simply THE BEST. Walking into my boudoir session I had some doubt and insecurities, but I walked away with a new confidence in myself. From the moment I walked in i felt comfortable, everyone was friendly and the vibe was chill. I felt pampered and uplifted throughout my whole experience. The reveal of my session was such a fun experience in itself. I couldn’t believe how beautiful my images were, I was like “damn, I look good” and I haven’t said that about myself in awhile. Thank you so much to the whole team @ Makala Towner Photography-I love everything that you’re about with empowering women and showing everyone that every BODY is beautiful. xoxo Sarah"
"These ladies are incredibly talented! From the minute I walked in, I was showered with compliments that helped me feel beautiful. The experience helped me walk away feeling more confident and pretty. Makala is excellent at demonstrating the poses and then helping correct your positioning in order to make sure that the pictures captured are phenomenal. I recommend this company for any photo needs!
I ended up going back for a second photo shoot because I was so happy with the first. It was even more incredible the second time. If you are looking for a photographer that will help you pose, fix your hair so the picture looks perfect and still get beautiful candids Makala is the girl for you. I will be continuing to use you for any needed photos in the future."
"Ok, so I’m the type of woman who has always been self-conscious about my body and for a couple years I would say “maybe next year once I lose more weight I’ll schedule a photo shoot” so this time I decided to just do it and, WOW when I had my boudoir photo shoot I felt so beautiful not to mention the ladies at Makala Towers Photography make you feel like you’re the prettier girl when they hype you up! When I first walked in the studio I was very nervous but they were so nice and I was able to calm down with a mimosa. They help you with your poses so no need to worry about that, they show you what to do. I had mentioned parts of my body that I really hated and Makala really made me feel so good about it after she took a photo specifically of that body part I mentioned and captured an amazing photo of it! The team was just so amazing and they are such wonderful ladies and they make you feel so comfortable and confident. A special thanks to Emiliegh, Makala and their hair and makeup stylists crew for capturing incredible photos that I never thought could be captured of me and for just simply making me feel and look Beautiful! I will definitely have another shoot in the future by Emiliegh and Makala!"
"So my bodiour photo shoot was different from most, if not all. I am body positive shy for some areas but also confident in some. I originally scheduled this as a anniversary gift and as much as I love my fiance I definitely feel like this was more for me at the end of the shoot. As you could expect it was a tiny awkward walking in mainly because you know your open physically and mentally. They greet you with open arms full of love and warmth that most of us forget we DESERVE. The space of the shoot is peaceful and very inviting with a relaxing atmosphere(even with inappropriate music) The hair and the make up artist are so fun even with their small tea and care so much about what you want and how you want it(I got to wear fake eyelashes!!!) The photo shoot experience is on a whole nother level and the hype they give you(girl you NEED it!!!) I love the wardrobe options and the walk through of them. The advice of stretching prior to your shoot is definitely needed because the poses are some top level yoga stuff(maybe I have no idea) I truly feel I could talk about this all day and never have enough review to say about it. Just know with happy tears in my eyes, this photo shoot experience is one I will never forget, regret, and will always be grateful for. Thank you so much to the point were I don't think it's even enough."
"WOW. What a confidence booster. I was treated like royalty from the second I walked in the door to the moment I left. These girls are seriously the best hype squad. They were all so helpful and nice and made me feel so comfortable. I received over 100 digital photos within an hour of leaving the studio and spent all night in awe of how the gorgeous supermodel in the photos was me!"
"I had been thinking about a boudoir shoot for a while but I wanted to wait until my body looked perfect. I finally realized that was never going to happen. I saw so many testimonials about how Makala made them feel comfortable and how stunning the photos she produced. Makala posted a call for curvy women and I decided to respond. I never really thought I would do it. I am an over thinker and figured I would talk myself out of it so never in a million years did I think I would schedule a shoot for the next month. The day of the shoot I was so nervous. I walked in thinking that this was going to be awkward and would make me feel more self conscious. The complete opposite happened. While getting my hair and makeup done (which was amazing) I felt like I was talking to friends. Now was time for the photo shoot. The nerves came back full force but within a couple minutes with Makala and Alex the nerves were gone. They were constantly complementing me and hyping me up. They truly made me feel like a Queen. When they did the photo reveal I was blown away. It gave me a new insight of the beautiful woman I am. When I decided to book I thought this would be a gift for my husband but I have realized it was also gift for me. Plus I am supporting a local small and totally female run business. I would definitely recommend."
"Y’all when I say I was nervous about my boudoir photo shoot, I mean I was NERVOUS!
This is something I’ve always been interested in but my self doubt had me telling myself that I needed to be in perfect condition before I did it. Fast forward a few years and I decided to just bite the bullet and schedule the photo shoot. I am SO GLAD that I did!
Between having my makeup and hair done, and Makala and Emily hyping me up throughout the shoot, and then looking at my pictures, I left feeling so beautiful and CONFIDENT! I spent the day surrounded by supportive, confident, uplifting women and left feeling like one!
This experience was amazing and I definitely think everyone should do it. I love my pictures, and it doesn’t hurt that I now have the perfect Christmas present for my fiancé! 😉❤️"
"After months of tossing around the decision to book a boudoir session I finally did it! I had been struggling with my self love and knew this is what I NEEDED! Fast forward to the morning of my session I walked in pumped but super nervous. Emily welcomed me in and got me a mimosa then next thing I know I’m being pampered and complimented by the make up artist and hair stylist. I’ll tell you what they did amazing, and made me feel absolutely beautiful! My nerves were gone, I felt like I was with my friends. Then we start the session and I’m hyped up by Makala and Emily the whole time. After the first couple of shots she shows me the photos and my first thought was DAMNNNN THATS ME! After seeing the finished photos let’s just say I have a new found confidence in myself and love my body! This experience was the best and I highly recommended it to anyone who has thought about booking a boudoir session with Makala and Emily!"
"Makala does an absolute amazing job! I was super nervous about my session, less than 10 minutes in Makala had made me feeling so beautiful and confident I could have taken on the world. You are treated like a queen for the day from the Mimosas, Hor D'oeuvres, Professional Hair and Make-up to the phenomenal session with Makala and we can't leave Emily out!! I had an amazing experience with these ladies, and would recommend them to everyone I know!! THANK YOU FOR TREATING LIKE A QUEEN!!"
"OH MY GOSH!!!! This was one of the most fun and exciting times ever! What an awesome experience. All of the girls are so amazing from the hair and makeup to the photography! We laughed so much and it was all just so relaxing! I was extremely nervous going in but man, give the girls a few minutes of their pure talent and you will be enjoying every second of it!! You will truly see the beauty within yourself that we all tend to look beyond! If you have ever considered a shoot like this, DO IT! You will not be disappointed at all!! Thanks ladies!!"
"Average. We have all heard that word before in reference to ourselves, whether we have said it or someone else, not a 10 but not a 2 … somewhere in that 4-6 range, aka average.
Average is how I felt when the model calls for “curvy” girls went up on Makayla’s boudoir page. Average is how I felt as I sat there staring at my blinking cursor, trying to summon up the words that would inspire Makayla to pick me to take photos of. Average is how I felt standing in front of the mirror brushing my teeth the morning of my photoshoot. That would be the last time I felt average though.
Upon arriving to Makayla’s studio, I was immediately transported into another world. The studio is feminine and delicate while at the same time being very strong and empowering. I had barely set my things down before Alex had a mimosa in my hand to help calm the nerves. From across the room the hype girls, as I like to call them, started. “Your hair is gorgeous”, “look at those eyes”, “that smile”, and the list goes on. The hair and makeup … good lord I didn’t know I could look that good, were fantastic. The girls had me laughing and just enjoying sitting there letting it be all about me.
The time came for clothes to come off and yes, while the butterflies took flight … the hype continued, and the butterflies disappeared. The suggestions for hand placement, leg placement, the poses, the different ideas that kept taking shape in Makayla and Alex’s heads while they were looking through a lens finder towards me took my breath away … perhaps also made me wish I did significantly more yoga but were so much fun and imaginative. I never felt like I was trying to force something, and it transported me back in time to being a little girl and thinking I too could be a model. It honestly ended much faster than I had anticipated, I felt like we had just started.
The prep, the experience, everything … could never have prepared me for the reveal. I was afraid that the strong, I can do anything feeling that came over me with the click of each photo was going to disappear the moment I put my clothes back on and got back to “real life”. The reveal of those photos though … I can not even put into words how amazed and awestruck I was looking at MYSELF. The fierce, sensual, but overly playful person staring back at me is exactly who I am, and Makayla and Alex captured it so poetically. I am so far from average, hell each one of us are so far from average, but sometimes you have to strip drown, get uncomfortable, and let someone else lead you back to the path to really see yourself. I cannot thank these two women enough for how amazing my shoot was, or how un-average I feel on the other side of it. If you for a second are thinking about boudoir, do it, do it now, and do it with them. You are going to be hard pressed to find this kind of experience anywhere else."