Cozy boudoir portraits? Damn straight!

I’ve noticed that lots of boudoir photographers invite you into their space and they have you wear their lingerie and use their props and you get their makeup artist to doll you up. And lots of women enjoy that … but, lots don’t. I’ve had women tell me that they felt like they didn’t look like themselves or feel like themselves and that they were uncomfortable enough having a stranger and their team pose them in underwear that someone else had worn let alone doing all of this in a strange, office type space. I don’t do any of that.

“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”

– Sophia Loren

Can boudoir really be cozy?

Once we chat about your vision for your session we set a date. You pick out what you’re comfy in. Maybe you buy something new, maybe you fall back on some cozy favorites. When I show up, it’s just me with my camera and a reflector. No harsh lighting and no helpful team members. If you want me to help with hair makeup, I offer that service for an additional fee. Otherwise you do yourself up the way you feel most beautiful. Your lingerie, your hair, your skin, your home. We can make it as casual or as sparkly as you like.

Want to have a conversation?

I love sitting down to talk about portraits over tea or coffee … or wine. If you don’t feel 100% sure yet, let’s just talk about it. No commitment, no fee. You can ask whatever you like and I’ll tell you all the juicy details. So, stop waiting and just reach out …

What’s holding you back, eh?

YOUR WEIGHT DOES NOT DEFINE YOU OR HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE.

Yes, some of us are insecure in our appearance. Especially when we’re naked! I feel like that’s pretty universal for humans. I understand that a soft belly or saggy breasts or cellulite or stretch marks can make us feel less than sultry. I’m here to tell you, though, if you wait to honor yourself, you’ll regret it. Is it a waste if you get these photos taken and THEN lose the weight? Absolutely not. When we take your portrait, naked or not, we’re chronicling your journey through life. Our physical appearance is only one facet of our being. ALL OF YOU IS BEAUTIFUL. Your soft belly, stretch marked thighs, grey hair and smile lines are all parts of you and landmarks along this journey. Let’s capture them as they are and CONTINUE to do so throughout our journey.

AGE REALLY IS JUST A NUMBER.

I’ve photographed women in their 20s and women well into their 60s. How you’re photographed is up to you. I’m not going to tell you that sexy means a thong and latex. I’m going to let you wear what makes you the most comfortable and what makes you feel the most beautiful. Boudoir isn’t about age, but about a mindset. Capturing your body is only part of the process. Showing you all the parts of you as someone who loves you sees them is what I want to do.

NEITHER DO I!!

Expensive lingerie and a big, fancy house are NOT a requirement. I’ve photographed them in their own homes that range from mobile homes to two story country homes. Some have worn lacy lingerie they spent loads of cash on and others pulled out their SO’s favorite shirt and a thong. Others have just lounged around in their bathrobe for most of the session. I’ve captured them reading, playing with their spouses guitar, laughing at themselves, lying across their own bed or playing on the living room floor. And if you do want a more “refined” backdrop, I have access to private spaces that might be exactly what you’re after.

YOU DON’T KNOW UNTIL YOU ASK.

Maybe you’ve already looked at my investment page and the packages there have you a little concerned. That’s okay. Those aren’t your only options. If you have a budget in mind, let me know. I can find you a pretty package that fits your budget and still gets you those sexy photos. Need installments? That’s absolutely an option. Seriously … I want you and everyone I capture in my portraits to love their images and not feel like they’ve been taken advantage of.

Boudoir FAQ

WILL MY PHOTOS BE PUBLISHED ONLINE?

Only if you allow it. Along with my contract you will be asked to fill out a release form. This form will give you the opportunity to grant permission for me to share all, some of or none of your photos on my website / social channels. We don’t all feel comfortable sharing vulnerable images of ourselves online and I respect that. You get to tell me exactly how, when and if I can use your photos.

ARE YOU LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY?

YES! YES! YES! I like breaking “rules”. Let’s make it uniquely YOURS. As a queer person, I want to affirm and celebrate you AS YOU ARE. I am a member of the Spartanburg chapter of PFLAG and work closely with the Uplift Outreach Center.

DO YOU SHOOT COUPLES BOUDOIR?

I would love to capture intimate portraits of you and your significant other!

DO YOU SHOOT MEN’S BOUDOIR?

Part of doing this type of work is everyone being comfortable with an arrangement. While I do photograph plenty of men, I do not photograph men in this capacity. If you are a guy who wants another type of session, I would love to hear more about your vision!