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Meet Felix Rust of Felix and Sara Photographers in Somerville

Today we’d like to introduce you to Felix Rust.

Felix, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
We started taking pictures of our children every single day of their lives. We continued this project for 16 years. It attracted the attention of other parents, then brides… pretty soon we were full time professionals. We love the naturalistic approach and never say, “smile.”

We started shooting boudoir about five years ago and it instantly became our favorite style of photography. We love the reaction of our clients when we show them images of themselves and they tell us we made them look beautiful. No, you ARE beautiful. We are simply pointing that out in photographs.

Advertisers spend billions convincing people they aren’t pretty enough or young enough or thin enough. We are on a crusade to show people the advertisers are wrong.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Marketing, marketing, marketing. We are really creative introverts who are bad at telling everyone how great we are 🙂

Please tell us about Felix and Sara Photographers.
We are boudoir photographers. We specialize in naturalistic, intimate photography. We don’t Photoshop people into plastic Barbie dolls. We don’t try to turn clients into fantasy versions of themselves. We don’t have before/after images on our websites. We try to show people they are already beautiful.

The coolest part of running your own business is that you get to decide what kind of business you want to be. You get to pick how you will treat clients, how you present your business, how perfect your albums will be, what kind of packaging you’ll use, etc. We are probably most proud of the thought we put into each step of our customer experience.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I don’t know about favorite. But I have some strong ones:

When I was four years old I was examining a bug or something on the ground when my three year old brother peed on my head. I was really upset and ran into the house enraged and crying. When I told my mother and all her dinner guests what happened they all started laughing. But it’s not funny.


  • Sessions start at $325. We have a variety of products from albums to prints to little peep show viewers.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 343 Medford Street
    Somerville MA
  • Website:
  • Phone: 617-515-0128
  • Email:
  • Instagram: felixandsaraboudoir
  • Facebook: /felixandsara
  • Yelp: Felix and Sara Boudoir Photography

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