I want to do a boudoir shoot . . . but I’m terrified!

It’s scary.  It really is.  I have been photographed many times in my nearly 12 years of shooting boudoir.  And although it gets easier each time, it’s nerve wracking every single time!  Even for me!  

Questions that creep up . . . 

What will I wear?

What if I don’t know anything about hair and makeup?

What if I don’t know anything about lingerie?

What if I don’t know how to PUT MY OWN LINGERIE ON?

What if I can’t make my face look right?

What if I hate how I look?

I got you.  I promise.  I have nearly 12 years of experience shooting boudoir exclusively and have worked with every shape/size/age.  It is my passion to show everyone how beautiful they are.  Including you.  

Don’t know what to wear?  Shoots include wardrobe styling with Althea’s Fine Lingerie.  Althea and I work together to ensure that your lingerie will not only fit you perfectly, but will photograph beautifully.  

Never wear makeup?  No worries (me neither!).  The amazing artists I work with will help you – whether you want to keep things a little more on the natural side or if you want to take the leap and go for a dramatic look-we will check in with you throughout the process and adjust your look until you are happy with it before we start shooting.

Don’t know how to put on that garter belt you bought?  Neither do 95% of my clients.  For real!  I help almost everyone attach their garter belt to their stockings, tighten their corsets, adjust straps, etc.  Sometimes this stuff is complicated and we have to decipher where your head goes.  Haha.  

Worried about your face?  You know when you are nervous and your mouth won’t do what you want?   I have tricks for that.  Really.  

What if I hate how I look?  This just doesn’t happen.  Women are afraid this will happen and every.single.time we have a gallery reveal, women are absolutely amazed at how many pictures they absolutely love of themselves.  Narrowing down your images is the hardest part of a boudoir shoot.  Something no one believes until they are staring in awe at images of themselves saying “Is that really me!?!?”  

You can do this.  I believe in you.  

2019 Year in Review

This is a chronological (ish) look at 2019. It is so crazy to look back at the images taken at the Hide House studio. It feels like it was a million years ago that I moved into the new studio in Walker’s point!

Not only did I move into an entirely new studio, but I completed the third installment of the secret project and worked with so many people that helped me grow as a person and an artist. I am so grateful for every one of these beautiful, amazing souls.

Thank you for the opportunity to do this work that I love so very much.

Here’s to 2020.

Secret Project Update: Featured model

Miss L is the first of my 21 models for the secret project!!!  If you haven’t heard what the secret project is, check it out here

I chose L because she working every day to empower women to get in touch with their sexuality by working at the Tool Shed. If you have not been there you should definitely check it out-it is a place where people of all genders and sexual orientations can explore their sexuality in a positive environment and be treated with respect by a friendly and knowledgeable staff!! All of those things are my jam. L also runs classes and discussion groups about Polyamory, including a book discussion about The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures.

L’s amazingness does not stop there, though. She is also a burlesque dancer with the Brew City Bombshells! I absolutely LOVE the body positivity in burlesque and the confidence of the dancers is completely captivating. They have a show coming up in early August so definitely check them out as well!!!

Now for L’s beautiful photos: