Shawn Black is an award-winning internationally published boudoir photographer based in Boston, MA. Couture Black, his boudoir brand established in 2013, focuses on body positivity and female empowerment, helping all women see themselves as beautiful and confident, hence his business tagline: #BeBoldBeSexyBeYou!
When not in the studio photographing clients Shawn has expanded his role in the photography industry becoming the president of AIBP (Association of International Boudoir Photographers). He had been a member of the organization previously for 8 years and was named their 2019 Photographer of the Year before acquiring ownership of the organization in 2021. With AIBP it is his hope to further elevate the boudoir genre into the spot light of the photography industry as a whole.
Shawn is also an ambassador for numerous brands within the industry including Floricolor, Geekoto, Fundy, Pro Prints, and 17hats which he often represents in speaking and educational roles throughout the year.
Shawn is never truly away from the photo world as he’s melded his personal and professional life with his wife Michelle as the Couture Black studio manager and co-owner of AIBP and his 2 kids despite never wanting to be in front of his lens think the studio is a giant indoor playground.
Sponsored by Pro Prints, Geekoto, Floricolor, Fundy, 17hats