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A couple weeks ago I was photographed nude by Easton Richmond, a phenomenal fine art photographer. I was unabashedly one of those people who absolutely, never, no-way, nuh-uh, are you kidding me, did not think I would. Ever. Do. Something. Like this. And yet I did it? I’m on the other side of it now and I did it. How the heck did that happen? Well, I’m about to do my best to explain how I got from one crazy end of the spectrum, to being on the complete opposite end – actually looking forward to the next time!

The absolute hardest part for me was saying yes to the date. Being the schedule-obsessed person that I am, to me that was the moment when I could no longer change my mind. I think it took me roughly 5 days to respond to that email. More than once I would start thinking about it and momentarily allow myself to give in to the little voice saying – “What are you thinking? You can’t possibly do this!” Somehow, in a fit of confidence and strength (brought on by sun and beer) I worked up the courage to respond to the email with a meager, “Sounds good.” I was not feeling super pumped but I was feeling determined.

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  • June 2, 2013 - 7:28 am

    Briauna Mariah - This is a beautiful post. I’m definitely going to share this (when more people are online).

    You have such beautiful work on here, too. Very lovely 🙂ReplyCancel

  • August 21, 2013 - 9:36 am

    Rajiakitty - Fabulous body scapes! Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • October 27, 2013 - 10:38 am

    Briauna Mariah - […] realize something deep, realizing, “That’s me, that’s beautiful, I’m beautiful!” (Read about Dana Kae’s profound, beautiful experience here). Inspiration is health and joy, like a woman staying fit for 22 years, not in it for the results, […]ReplyCancel

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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