So we need a break! Enough with all the heaviness! I'm probably going a bit too deep these days, so I'm going to lighten it up a bit. Truth be told, I'm feeling more positive than I have in years, I seriously want to break into dance multiple times a day. Good thing no one sees that on my stories! Haha…Read More
You know those sayings about how things are ‘as smooth as silk’ or ‘she has the velvet touch’?
I was thinking about that a bit today, about how fabric and texture utilizes one of the most important of our senses; touch.Read More
You know when you meet someone and you kinda wish you could be like them? Like, why can’t I be as caring, patient, womanly, and deeply compassionate? You meet a person and they inspire you so much; they epitomize femininity but also are just so nice…Read More
I did this session at the beginning of the year and I’ve been meaning to write about it (I’m blogging chronologically, you see!). Notably, when I asked about this wonderful woman’s motivation for doing the session, even though she has a fiance, she said it wasn’t for him, it was primarily for herself….Read More
Hello lovely friends!
I just finished a 4-day photography conference/workshop in Ontario with some of the best boudoir photographers in Canada and the US; then I have a few days to spend with my family in Ontario - both have been great, and I'm glad to be able to do a "hard reset" on life, goals, family & friends, and my creative practice…Read More
Okay, it's not really a boudoir singalong but humour me and pretend it's funny.
Women and nature; like the earth, women are the receptive - the fertile ground for the possibility of creation. The rhythms and cycles. How many of you notice the full moon when it's full? We harmonize with the moon….Read More
Let's talk about going outside of one's comfort zone in order to get more comfortable in our own skin. She booked her boudoir session for this reason - she was trying new things and entering a new chapter in her life; one of self care, being more outgoing, developing a new appreciation for her body, and exploring parts of her life and her history she hadn't explored before…Read More
I want to share some words from a post I made on Instagram recently, about my philosophy on boudoir photography and intimate portraits, so I apologize if you're reading this twice.Read More
I had a client recently say to me in an email, "sorry for all the hand-holding" regarding outfit choice consultation. It was an interesting comment because I think as women, we are taught to apologize a lot when asking for our needs or requests to be met....Read More
I don't know what else to say? This boudoir session was seriously amazing. Not only is this woman totally freaking stunning, like the traffic-stopping kind, but she's also got a heart of gold. I mean, everyone does in their own special way, but this woman was not afraid to show it...Read More
Oh blogging, how I sit and overthink each and every blog post. See, it's only because I care about those who read the blogs. I know that you're probably reading this because you're thinking about doing a boudoir session, and I'm wondering what it is you'd like to know about a session....Read More
A boudoir session is for every woman - and it really amazes me the diversity I see in my clients in their ages, shapes, sizes, personalities, careers, values, etc. - there is no "mold" or "typical" woman who books a session. That's what I love, it's about the feminine spirit. And the feminine spirit isn't something you can trivialize through definition - it's poetic, it's a story - and it can't be reduced to categories.
While not a boudoir session, this beautiful woman messaged me because she wanted to commemorate a milestone birthday, her 30th, with some amazing portraits of herself. She had quite a few ideas which we talked about via email and over the phone, established a creative direction, nailed down a date and went on a mini adventure!Read More
Before you can effectively tell a story through images, you have to understand the story a little bit. This is why I love getting to know my clients, because it helps me to know what mood and vibe they want to create in their photos.Read More
Something a bit different, I've been wanting to share this boudoir session for a while but haven't gotten around to it. As you know, boudoir photos is an incredibly personal thing, and not every client allows me to share their boudoir photoshoot online. This is something so intimate, and I always respect a client's wish for privacy...Read More
I've been meaning to blog this mini-session, which I did a while ago and have been sitting on the photos from, but have been too busy to post about. I love the cinematic (surprise, surprise!) look of this session and the dramatic light. I also love its moodiness and sensuality...Read More
You know what? Boudoir sessions are a bit uncomfortable.
Let me explain - are they empowering? Yes! Do you walk away feeling like, "WOW!" about yourself? Sure do!
But when you show up, you may have a moment where you're nervous, a bit worried, perhaps doubting yourself, etc.Read More
This gorgeous creature came for a boudoir photoshoot, last-minute, on a whim! She was nervous, as most people are when they come for some sexy intimate boudoir portraits: Like, oh hey! Get half-naked in front of me!Read More
This gorgeous, Vancouver-born-and-raised woman said to me, "I'll only be 25 once!" when I asked why she wanted to do a boudoir photoshoot. I love the idea that other women see the value in documenting themselves and their bodies at different times in their lives.Read More
It's a strange thing, blogging intimate portrait sessions. I want to show the work (with my clients' permission of course!) but I also am just generally careful about it (for good reason). And yet, I don't want to be cheesy and and call people "Miss D" and the like. I aim to tell a bit about their stories while keeping things generally anonymous and private, though I know anyone who gives me permission to share (and thank you for that!) is okay with it. Why it shouldn't even need to be a secret is a conversation for another day, but anyway.Read More