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Location: Private Cabin & The Bloedel Reserve  Bainbridge, WA
Hair & Makeup: Ashli Danielle
Wardrobe: Featuring a deep green lingerie set by Mimi Holliday from Zovo in Seattle!
Client: Inness

 

As soon as I started planning my holiday promo shoot, I knew it had to be Inness. There’s something so incredible about this woman. The way she moves, completely without inhibition, is so rare and fun to photograph. It’s the type of movement I aim to cultivate in all of my work, but she just totally gets it and I love that. Here’s to the bringing in the holidays with some style! It’s supposed to snow tomorrow, I guess we called it ; )

All my love,
Dana Kae

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Location: Private Residence  Poulsbo, WA
Hair & Makeup: Client Provided
Client: Megan

 

Retouching.

The lesser of two evils or the greater? Shouldn’t it be the choice of the client what stays and what goes? My personal game plan has always been to really listen. Listen to her concerns. Her fears. Her excitement. What does she really want to see in the photos? I let all of that guide me towards the perfect edit and shooting style. Of course, because I’m a bit of a ‘body love’ enthusiast, I work tirelessly to create photographs that will help her love what she’s got – even the things I know she’s self conscious about. While a good balance is important, I don’t just avoid those things altogether. If I can help someone find love for a part of their body they’ve become disconnected from, even for a moment – that is the true joy of this job.

For Megan’s shoot, she wanted a more natural feel (which I’m all about) so I focused on simple things like brightening and sharpening her eyes to make them pop and small edits like blemishes and wardrobe clean-up. Then I followed up with an Image Reveal as I always do, where we saw everything on a big screen slideshow and discussed any additional edits. Every client leaves absolutely in love with their images and I hope, a little more in love with their body. I KNOW this process helps!

All my love,
Dana Kae

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  • November 26, 2014 - 11:40 am

    Inness - This is super cute and beautiful! I love the shots with the records especially.ReplyCancel

  • November 27, 2014 - 1:50 am

    Allison - The photos feel natural and light & airy. Most importantly, your words are so inspirational!ReplyCancel

Location: Private Cabin  Skykomish, WA
Hair & Makeup: Client Provided
Client: Ruby

 

OMG this beauty! What a stunning woman. Ruby is a long time friend of mine so when I got news of her lovely engagement (they’re married now, it was GORGEOUS) I knew immediately what to give her as a wedding present: a boudoir shoot to gift to her fiancé the night before their wedding. She was SUPER into it, so we got to planning!

We decided it had to be in the forest, so we drove about 2 hours northeast to a quaint little 70’s cabin her family owns. Ruby went. all. out. She brought heels for daaaaaays and every single pair had a matching outfit, it was incredible. It was such a blast working with her. We had everything from forest bugs to freezing cold water to contend with and she handled it like a boss. So much love for this chick!

All my love,
Dana Kae

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  • June 24, 2015 - 7:37 pm

    Inness - Don’t know why I haven’t commented until now. This shoot is AMAZING. So much zest and sexiness! I love it.ReplyCancel

Location: Deception Pass State ParkThe Sorrento  Seattle, WA & Oak Harbor, WA
Hair & Makeup: Ashli Danielle
Client: Sasha

 

Whew! I’ve missed you guys! It’s been a busy, amazing, crazy, hectic summer and I finally have some time to share a bit of what I’ve been up to. Meet the adventurous and stunning Sasha. Incredible. A muse. We started at The Sorrento, but the real story comes later after a couple hour trek to catch just the right light at Deception Pass. We were contending with the bustling sunny day crowd in WA, an exceptionally large family doing their yearly picture right next to us, and an ever increasing tide threatening to land lock us in the boulders. You know what I always say though, BRING IT ON, that kind of craziness always creates the best photos…

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  • September 21, 2014 - 1:02 am

    Ann - These are just stunning! Beautiful work, as always!ReplyCancel

  • September 25, 2014 - 8:07 pm

    Ashli - Whoa. These are so, so beautiful. She was such a babe to style. I can’t even get over how good these are. You can totally feel her confidence in these images. Bravo, ladies!ReplyCancel

  • October 6, 2014 - 4:04 pm

    Kaye - This water’s edge setting is splendid and magnificent! Just wow. Your ability to work with light and natural elements here as you do, Dana, exemplifies your profound talent. More and more, I see evidence that there’s nothing you can’t do with that camera.ReplyCancel