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Location: The Sorrento Hotel Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA
Hair & Makeup: Ashli Danielle
Client: Renee


This incredible woman simply took my breath away. Partially by being absolutely hilarious, but mostly by being a phenomenal and enthusiastic subject. We shot at the Sorrento Hotel – one of my absolute favorite hotels for boudoir sessions in Seattle. There is an inset window in the bathroom… let me repeat myself – an inset window in the bathroom!! And do you see that dresser and mirror? Are you kidding me? It. is. so boudoir.


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  • May 20, 2013 - 9:25 am

    Sarah - WOW!!! Just…..WOW! Every single image is delicious!!!!ReplyCancel

  • January 24, 2014 - 1:40 pm

    Mick - You are a very beautiful woman !!ReplyCancel

  • March 13, 2014 - 10:24 am

    Jillian - The lighting in EVERY single shot is incredible!ReplyCancel

Location: Bandia Rua Studios Interbay, Seattle, WA
Hair & Makeup: Ashli Danielle
Client: Kaye


Every once and a while, I meet someone and feel an instant connection. It’s like we’ve known each other for much longer than the 5 minutes I’ve been aware of their physical presence in front of me. From the moment I got on the phone with Kaye, I could tell she was one of these people. She is one of the most kind, compassionate, wise, thoughtful, insightful, and generous women I have ever met.

I feel so blessed that our paths have crossed at what is, seemingly, the best possible time for it to have happened. Kaye loves my mission, process, and photography so much, that she has offered to be a business adviser to Dana Kae Boudoir! She is bringing so much to the team – years of experience in law and business, as well as an extreme knowledge of the English language. I am so excited to have her!


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The people I have photographed have taught me so much about what it means to love yourself and where beauty truly lies. Beauty can be in survival and laugh lines, but it’s always in the soul. I hope that by doing this project, I can help people not only see their beauty in a photograph– but also help them feel beautiful.

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I have seen this experience change lives. I want to do this for women who hear they are beautiful, but don’t seem to believe it. I want to show them just how freaking amazing they really are. The winner will be treated to a boudoir session at no cost to anyone (note: this does not mean nude, boudoir can take many forms).

It includes:
2-hour photo-shoot at the winner’s home or an alternative supplied by the winner
(50 miles round-trip from 98201 included)
Pre-shoot brainstorming session with Dana Kae
Professional make-up and hair styling
Full artistic enhancements and retouching
A dropbox folder of 10 digital images!


*Offer expires 90 days after it is gifted. Participant must be willing to allow images to be published by signing a portfolio release form.*


    1. You must nominate them (and not tell them or anyone else).
    2. Send me their story and why they need to feel beautiful.
    3. Include their contact info: full name, email, phone number, and a small photo for reference.
    4. Nominations can be sent in until the last day of every other month (next date is 9/30). I will notify you and the winner by the 10th of the following month!
    5. All the information should be sent to with the title “Be{you}tiful” in the headline. (Please don’t leave it in a comment below)


Do you know someone that needs to feel beautiful? Someone who could benefit from the empowering art of boudoir? Send me an email so I can hear more about this special friend!

*Current submissions are due to be reviewed July 31st. The next round will start Aug. 1st.
With all my heart,
Dana Kae