Skylar became a super gracious model for me when I was seeking out exploring this creative session. I wanted to do something completely different than my normal work. For that reason we went minimal makeup and no hair. Nudes really show the the real and raw power of her body and it's amazing strength to create these beautiful poses. I did a simple back drop, no distractions, just Skylar and her kick ass strength and beauty.
This is Hayley's second session with me. I love her to pieces and so excited she decided to do another experience with me, because we created FIRE again. When you choose to do a second session there are weird aren't present like the first time around; you are more comfortable because you have an idea what's coming. Hayley was no exception to this and hopped right in knowing we were about to kill it.
One of my favorite things to do is shoot other photographers. There is something that sparks you in you when a fellow creative seeks you out to capture them. I was honored to meet Shani, we connected on so many different levels, and I'm beyond honored she chose me to create her boudoir session for her. Plus, she's trying to convince me she's 46, but she doesn't look a day over 22 if you ask me.
Lydia at home in Marysville
Katelyn killing the Calvin Klien at the Everett Studio.
Jessica has an amazing story, she has lost over 130 lbs. From talking and getting to know her during her through out her Boudoir Experience, I know she has struggled with body image issue her entire life, as I think most of us do. In her words I'll let her tell her story...
My Boudoir Experience...
"Boudoir; something that I had wanted to do for a long time but always found a reason that the time wasn't right. "I would look better if I lost a few pounds, I'm not in good enough shape, and I don't want to be seen this bare by a photographer." Those were just a few of my excuses.
I have lost 130 pounds and bared three children out of this body. The end result, lots of loose skin and the insecurities that come with it. I never saw myself as beautiful. All I saw were the imperfections in the mirror. However, after rescheduling twice in a seven month period I finally found the courage to get my images done. I surprised myself with the bouts of confidence I felt throughout my shoot. It definitely helped having amazing makeup done and a rockstar behind the lens. I left my shoot feeling a little more confident and accepting of myself.
Two weeks later, when I saw all of my images I was speechless. Was that girl on the screen really me? Suddenly I didn't see loose skin and stretch marks. I saw a beautiful, sexy, and confident woman. And I saw the woman that my husband always tells me that I am. What started out as a gift to my husband, was really in the end a gift to myself. ( with the added benefit of an elated husband). You only get one life and you only get one body. And from now on I am going to love the skin I'm in."
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Lexi has been my muse since the beginning of my boudoir journey. There is just something about her I'm so drawn to, don't get me wrong she has a beautiful figure, but her personality resonates with me. She has a carefree, fuck you attitude and figures things out on her own without the fear of judgement from anyone. That to me, is something to admire in a person; someone who carves their own path and owns their sexuaulity, their life and overall experience of life as their own.
We're trying a new experience with the blog. While I can go on and on with all the reasons you push back and may think boudoir isn't for you either right now, or ever, I've decided it would be best for the woman who have experienced it to tell you in their own words.
My Boudoir Experience....
"The whole boudoir experience wasn't for me to get amazing, romantic and sexy photos done for my partner, but for me to feel more comfortable in my skin and from gaining so much weight after highschool and having my son. Which is exactly what it did! It made me view myself in a different light; a way I never thought myself to be. I was speechless and overwhelmed with emotions once I saw my photos for the first time. I was of course like no way thats me, but I was viewing myself the way my partner describes me; I was beautiful and sexy. All over I felt confident of myself.
Bree is absoulty amazing at what she does and has amazing make-up artists as well. She makes you feel confident and comfortable to be naked around her or even partially. Nothing is awkward and its all fun and laughs the whole time. She gives you time if you need it and guides you the whole time so you know you'll look sexy."