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Location:  The Penthouse by Codor Design in Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA.
Hair & Makeup: Ashli Danielle
Client: Kayleen

 

Early on Kayleen said to me, “I believe in leaving things to the professionals.” Which is one of my favorite things to hear before a shoot because it means that she trusts me completely. Trust is a huge part of this process. From taking advice to opening up in front of the camera, it plays a pivotal role in the outcome of the shoot. When the trust is there it naturally yields wonderful results every time. Here is what she had to say about her experience:

“When I finally got the courage to book a shoot, my first thought was, “oh good golly, what have I done? Is there a just kidding button somewhere?” I wanted to do a shoot because I had been struggling a bit with my post baby body. I’ve been working out and eating better and I still didn’t feel the way I did before my 2 year old came along. I was getting really tired of being disappointed and I desperately wanted to see my body as beautiful, the way it is right now. I wanted to feel sexy and reclaim my confidence. 

The shoot itself? I felt completely comfortable the whole time. I laughed at my own awkwardness. And when I felt myself getting really awkward, Dana would have me wiggle around or promise me that holding a certain position would totally pay off in the end. I had so much fun shooting and I really loved working with Dana – she’s a blast. As for the pictures – holy hot mom bod. When we did the image review, I was shocked. I could not believe how fierce and beautiful and confident and sexy I looked on camera. As we were reviewing the photos, there were a few positions where I had folds of skin on my stomach, or it pushed out more than I’d like. My eye definitely went to those “imperfections” first and what surprised me most is that I actually didn’t mind them. The photographs were beautiful. I still can’t get over how wonderful they turned out.

EVERYONE owes it to themselves to schedule a shoot. The investment is worth it. Hands down, one of the best experiences I’ve had! While it felt like a once in a lifetime experience, I think I’m hooked and will probably do it again and again!”

~Kayleen
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  • March 7, 2016 - 11:06 pm

    Inness - So flipping gorgeous! It always confuses me when women this hot talk about their bodies as though they are anything other than flawless.ReplyCancel

Location:  Mudflats & Sand Dunes at Moses Lake, WA
Hair & Makeup: Client provided
Client: Pete

 

I am so excited to finally get a male boudoir shoot up on my site!! Check out Pete’s theatrical and drop-dead-gorgeous shoot at the Moses Lake mudflats & dunes. The best thing about this location – it was 100% free, you just have to have some cojones to get down to your skivves in public (ish)!

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Location:  Floor 13 in Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA
Hair & Makeup: Ashli Danielle
Client: Emily

 

This girl.

From the moment we met there was an instant connection. A spark. She is one of those isthisevenhappeningtome clients where she truly just wants me to do my thing. I connected deeply with three things about her and why she was doing this shoot:

  1. She did it completely for herself. And yes, she has a boyfriend. Now what’s unique about this is not that the photographs were for herself. It’s that she didn’t wait. The thing is, 99% of the time – this is what I hear from my clients: they’ve ALWAYS wanted to do a shoot, but they’ve been waiting for an excuse. Here is my counterpoint to that train of thought: why do you need an excuse to celebrate yourself now?
  2. She wanted to see herself as she is in her photos. Emily doesn’t wear a lot of makeup and she rarely does her hair (another reason we get along SO WELL). She decided early on she did not want to go crazy in this department but that she still wanted a hair and makeup artist on set, mostly to take stress off the day (so smart). Ashli did an incredible no-makeup-but there’s -actually-makeup look and a put-together-but-messy hair style, which is seriously way harder than it seems. Emily asked as so many others do after the shoot – “Can she teach me to do that?”
  3. She wanted to celebrate, she wanted to discover, and she wanted to empower herself. From the get-go this was for HER. She has always struggled with how she sees herself, but as a part of overcoming that, she wanted photos that challenged her. Forced her to see a different angle of her face, a different expression, a different attitude. She wanted to bring them to the light. She wanted to see. She wanted to learn to love. 

I cherish my time spent with this incredible human, and lucky me – she lives like 4 blocks away. Excited for more memories, but for now, check her out below…

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  • January 13, 2016 - 6:19 pm

    Inness - I love this SOOOOO MUUUUCH. She looks so strong and cool and gorgeous. The lingerie is ideal and the color palette thrills me. That “no makeup makeup” look is exactly what I always want. Ashli nailed it.ReplyCancel