One of the most common questions I get asked after a client has booked their boudoir session with me is “do you have a studio?” At the moment, that answer is no. Two years ago, I used to have a small studio in Wynwood Miami. My studio was one of many with other artists that housed a creatives community. It was filled with natural light, I was close to Panther Coffee and Coyo Taco, and I shared the space with my friend who also happens to be a creative, Roxanne Bellamy. Unfortunately, we had to turn the studio in before our lease was up, which now that I think about it, was a blessing in disguise.
Turning in my studio meant I had to get creative about shooting my boudoir (and portrait) clients in locations that fit their session and their personality, all while still providing an incredible client experience. I am not going to lie, I was upset about not having studio space anymore. It’s hard to find a natural light-filled studio in South Florida because most building windows are tinted. However, I welcomed the challenge. Of course, I was still shooting some clients outdoors but let’s get real, not everyone wants to shoot their boudoir session outdoor, am I right? So I went back to basics and began to shoot my clients at their homes again.
Because I shoot all my sessions 100% in film, light is very important for my job. So, I welcomed the idea of shooting in my very own home just as you see here in this session. Christy, sweet and loving as she is, welcomed the idea of coming over to my home to create. She was a bit nervous about shooting as it was her first boudoir session, but being in a home setting made her feel more comfortable. My dining room and living room is filled with natural light throughout the day. Having two huge windows in my dining room made it obvious that this is where we would shoot. So naturally, I cleared my dining room, set up the backdrop, and turned on some music to set the mood.
This session is very special to me and I will tell you why. It’s different, it’s not your typical boudoir session that involves a bedroom. It feels like a Nina Simone or Fiona Apple song. The way the window light dances on Christy’s skin is soothing to the eye. It has mood and sensuality. This session was no more than one hour long and I only captured three rolls of film. And let me tell you it’s true what they say, quality over quantity. I’ve got many gold shots in those three rolls of film! See for yourself, XO.
I Am Here To Tell Your Story
Boudoir extends to more than just taking a portrait of a woman in delicate lace lingerie. Boudoir portraiture is vulnerable. It seeks truth for both the artist and the muse. As a boudoir photographer, my heart’s desire has always been to create boudoir imagery that uplifts and inspires Women.
The connections I am able to make with Women are unforgettable. I believe that to feel the unknown is the most beautiful form of creation. Everyone has a gift within them. Something to give, a story to tell. I want to be there to capture your inner self and help tell that story.
This is my wish for you: for you to experience a celebration of yourself like never before! To connect with whom you are on a deeper level, because you are deserving of your love.