A little about me:

Hi there, it’s nice to meet you! I’m Ruthie. I’ve been a Maryland boudoir photographer for 5 years. I live in Delaware near the beaches, and I also offer Delaware boudoir photography.

I’m also a mom, a partner, and a traveler. I love to laugh, and will be joking around with you during most of your session. I’m passionate about sharing my journey of confidence in the middle of risk and loss–and encouraging other women to be afraid…but to
DO IT ANYWAY. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Ruthie Skillman

A few years ago, I felt lost.

My husband (now ex-husband) and I were fighting, counseling wasn’t working, I was worn out from saying “yes” to everything, from being afraid of what others would think…from feeling like I was always thinking and doing the wrong thing. I never felt sure of myself–even decisions like what to order at a restaurant were overwhelming. I wanted to photograph boudoir because I thought it was beautiful– the shadows and light, the skin tones, the vulnerability of it appealed to me. But I didn’t understand how empowering it is until I had my own session done.

I started to change

I started to say no. I started to believe in myself–and realized I had a lot of shame from how I was raised—and that shame spilled over into my other relationships. Fear and shame had shaped many of my decisions. So often, girls are expected to be quiet and small. Over time, we lose a little of who we are: powerful, strong, loving, shameless individuals. Many of us have forgotten that over the years. It’s time to rediscover yourself. I’d love to be the one to show you. Let’s chat about the boudoir experience I offer! You can schedule your phone consult here.

Ruthie in karamarie studios
Confidence Session