I am a woman focused photographer and empowerment artist. What I love most about what I do is how I make my clients feel: seen, celebrated and empowered in their authenticity at every stage of life.
I see you, you are beautiful just the way you are.
Sometimes I find it hard to put into words why I shoot boudoir photography. To me, it is so much more than photos. It’s about self-acceptance, body positivity and art. It is about getting glammed up and taking special time for an experience of a lifetime, self care and self love. It’s about the transformation that takes place between the time that you walk into my studio and walk back out the door. It is about feeling beautiful, sexy and loved~and that is something that I believe every person deserves.
I started shooting boudoir because I saw beauty in everyone that came in my door. I believed that I could show any person what I see in them through my camera. Women tell me that they can’t look “that beautiful or sexy” because they feel too old, weigh too much or have too many stretch marks. I love showing them the photos from their shoot and showing them that they ARE BEAUTIFUL, just the way they are. Seeing their reactions to their photos changed me. From that moment on I knew that I had found my passion.
It was now my job to be a mirror for my clients. Not the Mirror that the world shows you, but the one who sees past all of the imperfections and sees only beautiful, imperfectly perfect YOU.
The transformation that takes place for my clients is the best part of the whole experience for me. When a woman arrives in my studio, most of the time she is nervous, sometimes even visibly nervous. Shaky hands and voices are things that I see all of the time. Once they sit in the chair to get their hair and makeup done, the transformation begins. The client slowly starts to shed the signs that she is feeling nervous or anxious.
And then the shoot begins. I like to start my clients in a more conservative outfit, we get the music going and turn on the fan. I help her with posing every step of the way. As time goes on, the clothes come off and she turns up the heat, posing herself and getting in touch with her inner goddess!
By the end of the session we are fast friends and at the reveal I love how she loves the way she looks. As we view her gallery she talks about this incredible experience and has trouble finding the words to describe how it made her feel, but she knows that she feels powerful, truly seen, loved and sexy. And just as much, she loves how she now has the images to remind her of what it felt like to stand in her power with confidence, sexy as hell and on top of the world.
A Little Piece of My Story
I have been a woman focused photographer since going into business full time in 2021. When business became slow in November of my first year I did a model call for intimate portraits and had some of my friends come in for a boudoir shoot. Simple as that, it was love at first sight, I have been empowering women ever since.
What I love so much about Boudoir photography is how it gives the women in front of me power. For me, photography needs to be more than taking a pretty picture to be fulfilling~it has to have impact, it has to inspire, it has to be transformative and give people those intangibles, and boudoir photography does all of that and more. I love how the women that come to see me are on a journey of self discovery and self love and I get to play a small part in their personal story.
Recognizing the beauty in every woman who enters my studio has significantly contributed to my personal healing journey. Deep down, I acknowledge my body as a precious gift, grateful for its incredible role in bringing my five wonderful children into the world. Nevertheless, I continue to grapple with self-acceptance and love. Yet, if I truly believe in celebrating the beauty and worth of every woman, that perspective should extend to myself as well.
For me, boudoir photography embodies a celebration of one’s past, present, and future self. Guiding women to honor their bodies, acknowledge their struggles and victories, and embrace their life’s unique path fills me with pride. Join me on a personalized journey that reminds you of your beauty and the multitude of reasons for celebration.