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5 Ways a Boudoir Photoshoot Will Change You

While some women are unfazed by the concept of getting down to their underwear in front of a camera, most would feel anywhere from mildly nervous to downright terrified. It is perfectly understandable. After all, the photographer is not a girlfriend of ten years or an acquaintance you are at least familiar with. Most of the time they are strangers,…

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Why Printing Your Photos Matters

Last summer my mom came to visit me in Seattle and we got to spend a week together first time in a very long time. Both of us being business owners and working nearly non-stop, it was such a treat to set aside the time to dedicate to simply be together, whether it involved hiking down to Snoqualmie Falls or…

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Boudoir Photoshoot: A Gift to Yourself First

Boudoir, while having existed in various forms since the late 1800s, is still a relatively new genre of modern day photography. The history of boudoir is fascinating and controversial, as women’s bodies and the degree to which they are exposed has been a hot topic amongst many cultures and societies throughout the years (you can read a bit of the…

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Samara | Seattle Urban Boudoir Photoshoot

When I first met Sam I was instantly disarmed by her huge smile and warm disposition. As she chatted with me about her trip up to Seattle from her native Port Angeles and lined up her lingerie choices I was whisked into a pleasant comfort and a feeling that Sam and I have known each other for years. I loved…

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Stephanie | Seattle Boudoir Photographer

I first met Stephanie at a local gathering of women entrepreneurs. Wine and conversation were flowing, there was laughter and lightness in the air of this beautiful Fremont home-converted-into-office. There were about ten women present and we were all sharing pieces of who we are with each other, connecting amidst joys of success and cries of frustration, as it happens…

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Lifestyle Seattle Boudoir Photography

Lifestyle Seattle boudoir photography has become increasingly popular in the past year. What is considered a lifestyle photoshoot? It simply means that the images are less posed, more casual and relaxed, adding elements of the everyday life into your shoot that creates a sense of coziness, comfort and realism. Out of all my boudoir photoshoots lifestyle is the one that…

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Pamela | A Story About Queen Anne & the Joy of Giving

Many of my past clients know that I live on Queen Anne hill in Seattle, amidst beautiful greenery, friendly neighbors and a library a mere block away. The Queen Anne community has been incredible to me from the start. Only four blocks away is Queen Anne avenue with bustling shops and vibrant local businesses. The farmer’s market in the summer…

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Diana & Jaclyn | Seattle Bridal Boudoir Party

β€œSome souls just understand each other upon meeting.” – N.R. Hart I am convinced that love at first email is a real phenomenon. Love in this instance implies connection, kinship, spark; a successful unearthing of a kindred spirit. This is exactly how I felt when Diana first emailed me to inquire about a boudoir shoot for herself and her best…

Smash the Patriarchy | Reflections on Women’s Bodies in the Media

  “Smash the Patriarchy” by Designs by Tori   Despite the female form being depicted in sculptures, paintings and photographs for millennia the female body and how much of it is supposed to be exposed still appears to be an issue that draws a lot of debate. Both Facebook and Instagram prohibits showing a female body where nipples are visible…