Meet Yuliya

Boudoir & Glamour Photographer
Focusing on women empowerment

My name is Yuliya Rae, I am a boudoir and glamour photographer based in Seattle. I photograph everyday women of all ages, sizes and shapes to cultivate self-love and body positivity.

My style is clean and my images focus exclusively on you, not the background or scenery. My love for fashion helps me bring a Vanity Fair flair to my portraits, making you look and feel like a magazine model for a day.

But that feeling of power and confidence will last far more than 24 hours – your body love journey has only just begun!

Here are the things I guarantee for your photo shoot: 

  • a safe and warm environment to get photographed
  • a friendly and encouraging photographer
  • a creative director guiding you through poses and looks effortlessly
  • helpful feedback to make sure your photos look amazing
  • obsessive attention to detail so that that piece of lint does not appear in your headshot
  • a level of professionalism and customer service you will be smiling about.

Schedule your complementary consultation and let’s talk about what you are looking for in your photo session.

2016 Fashion Photographer of the Year

Top 19 Portrait Photographers in Seattle

Published in over 17 magazines

Melted those fears

I worried that I’d feel exposed during the photoshoot. Yuliya melted away those fears within seconds. Her personable and authentic interest in me and how I wished to be portrayed allayed my fears, enabling me to feel much more comfortable than I would have imagined in this setting.

Tiah R.


Memorable experience

This was a wonderful and memorable experience with a talented photographer. My daughter surprised me with a Mother/Daughter photo shoot for my birthday present and honestly at first, I was tentative about it. We started the day with full hair and make-up being done for us-fabulous! Then Yuliya, the photographer started her magic. It was so relaxing and so much fun! She had to stop showing me the photos on the camera because they made me cry! This was a priceless experience of a lifetime. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to my precious daughter and to Yuliya for capturing our love.

Robin B.

Insurance Agent

Made me feel sexy

As a plus size woman with as many rolls as a newborn, I was ashamed of my body. Yuliya made me feel comfortable, sexy and beautiful all within the short timespan of 30 minutes. I can't say enough positive things about my experience. I loved working with Yuliya and will do so again when I can!

Emily R.


My body is powerful

For the last 5 years I have been either pregnant, breastfeeding, or both. This photoshoot helped reclaim my body as my own. I see myself as me again, not just ‘mother’. This shoot really helped me realize my body is powerful and beautiful and mine.

Kaylani P.

Graphic Designer

You are worthy

Yuliya is so fun! She was lively without cheerleading, she was encouraging without pressuring. Having the experience of being witnessed in this usually private part of yourself is a true act of self-empowerment. Yes, you are beautiful. Yes, you are worthy. Yes, you can claim it. It is an intimate experience, and one that Yuliya meets with love, humor, and reverence. It was an honor to be seen through her lens.

Rachel P.


I felt beautiful

I had an incredible time working with Zipperture Photography. Yuliya created a warm, comfortable, fun and exciting work environment where I felt very well attended to, as well creatively encouraged. I was nervous going into the session because I had a horrible experience with a photographer in the past. But I had a great time, I felt beautiful and the results left me radiating with satisfaction! I had so many great options – it was difficult narrowing the images down! I honestly couldn’t be happier!

Angelica D.


A trained artist

Yuliya is incredibly professional, from communicating with you as a client to guiding you as a photographic subject. She was a pleasure to work with throughout. And her photography is stunning! She’s a trained artist, and it shows in her sense of light, color, and composition. I was so pleased with the results of our photo shoot.

Karie L.


Magical and so comfortable

Simply wonderful Yuliya; my experience with you was magical and so comfortable; like we had known each other for years. You truly are an inspiration to me and so many others.

Kelli D.


A healing experience

I felt positive from start to finish. I think many women (including me) have had negative feelings or experiences about how they look or being photographed. I actually felt like working with Yuliya was a healing experience in that she brought joy and enthusiasm to an area where I think a lot of women, including myself, carry a lot of baggage. Yuliya helped me see myself in a beautiful way.

Sophia J.


Get in touch


4534 1/2 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98119

Ready to meet in person? Book your complementary consultation today and let’s meet, greet and plan the very best boudoir session for you.

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