I founded ANGIE DAVIS over eleven years ago. It all started as a fun hobby that I loved. I photographed everything-families, seniors, weddings and even freelanced for newspapers and magazines nationwide. In 2013, my husband, Brian, pushed me to follow my dream of being a fulltime photographer and quit my high paying corporate sales job. Having three kids to feed and two mortgages to pay wasn’t the best time to quit my job so to say I was terrified is an understatement. I hustled twenty-four hours a day practically. In 2014 I opened my first brick and mortar studio specializing in weddings, seniors and boudoir photography. Business and life were great, and my hard work was starting to pay off.
On October 11, 2015, we lost our youngest son, Kolton, in a car accident the day before his seventeenth birthday. Our lives came to a very traumatic halt. I was terrified I would never be able to pick up my camera again. How could I ever photograph another wedding knowing I would never see the day my son got married? How could I ever photograph another high school senior knowing I wouldn’t get to go to my son’s graduation? I lost my baby and now I was going to lose my business.
I searched my aching soul and prayed for many weeks about what to do. The answer finally came. I decided to only photograph boudoir sessions. I loved doing them and they were my favorite sessions. I love seeing women leave my studio feeling beautiful, sexy, empowered and full of life after her session. I decided this was how I would try to heal my broken heart, by healing other women’s broken hearts.
Several months into shooting only boudoir sessions I realized I had a problem. Ladies were coming in for their sessions and complaining about how hard it was to find lingerie for their session, especially my plus size clients. I decided to start bringing lingerie into the studio to help. I quickly realized that I love fitting women for lingerie, and it added to their joy of having a boudoir session, which added joy to my heart as well.
My small studio quickly got crowded with the lingerie and props. I needed a bigger studio. I searched for six months for the right location. I finally found the perfect spot, but it was huge. 5000 square feet! I had to have it though, so I decided to add an actual lingerie store to the studio. We opened the new lingerie store and boudoir studio on December 13, 2016. The store quickly morphed into not just a sexy lingerie store, but also a bra store. I learned how to fit bras and brought in bras in cup sizes A through O and band sizes 28 through 56.
Now it is 2020 and I am thrilled that my little business is not only thriving, but I have had the pleasure of helping literally thousands of women over the past eleven years. I am so grateful for the healing and help I have been able to offer women over the years and also for the healing they have done to my own heart. Hopefully, I will be able to continue to heal us all for a very long time.
Watch the video below to see why I am so passionate about helping women love themselves.
ANGIE DAVIS was voted Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Best of the Best Lingerie Store, Little Rock A-List Best Photographer for many years in a row, along with Little Rock A-List Best Wedding Photographer, and Log Cabin Democrat's Best Photographer of Faulkner County!
Why Angie Started ANGIE DAVIS
Angie has a very inspirational story on why she started ANGIE DAVIS Lingerie Store & Boudoir Studio.
"My wife had a boudoir session done, and when she came home she couldn’t stop talking about how much fun she had! She felt great about not only the session, but herself. She said she was so comfortable and that the staff helped calm her nerves quickly!" ~Corey
"Angie & Kurstee were absolutely phenomenal. Everyone made me feel super comfortable. From the time I walked in and the time I left I was never nervous. Highly recommend to anyone. Also recommend having Kurstee do your makeup and hair." ~Gabby