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Location: Golden Gardens Beach  Seattle, WA
Hair & Makeup: Client Provided
Client: Glory


Photography is such a gift. I am always amazed at what it brings to my life. I feel truly blessed to be in such an exciting and creative field. It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it once I’m right here. Creating. Sharing. Enjoying. This career has opened many doors to some amazing experiences and I am so grateful. One such photographic blessing is getting me back in touch with old friends. Glory, a friend from what seems like a past life at this point, recently got in touch with me to do a Valentine’s beach boudoir shoot, in the dead of winter mind you.

I tried to talk her out of it (for her own sake) but she was committed, and I’m so glad she was because the conditions were literally perfect besides the cold. The mix of sun, clouds, and crazy wind made her hair and the water behind her look amazing and gave these images sooooo much feeling. Which is another thing I can always count on being a photographer, shooting in wild conditions (which I love to my core). I will say – no matter how cold, uncomfortable, tired, nervous, or even scared I am – for some reason once I’m actually behind the camera, I’m able to block it all out and just exist with it instead of fighting it. I am so focused on getting the shot that nothing else matters, but it all matters. I’m getting a little philosophical here, but I think those are some of the only moments in my life where “I” am not in control and yet seem to derive it from some other source. Something else takes over and I just go with it.

and I just go with it.

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  • November 7, 2015 - 2:09 pm

    Doug - This turned out to be an awesome idea – I love it!ReplyCancel

Location: Private Home West Seattle, WA
Hair & Makeup: Serenity Skye
Client: Serenity & Jesse


So Much Love.

I am honored to have had the chance to work with Serenity & Jesse on my first ever couple’s boudoir photo shoot! This kind of love is hard to find- genuine, adoring, lasting, refreshing, passionate. All I have tonight are feelings of gratitude for this lovely couple. Simply gorgeous…

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  • January 25, 2014 - 9:28 pm

    Inness - Gorgeous!! The animal skulls are interesting. I especially like the gator juxtaposed with the couple.

    Definitely a lot of love and chemistry between these two, and you captured it beautifully. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2014 - 6:59 pm

    Easton - Yow yow!ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2014 - 7:13 pm

    Victoria - Beautiful, cute, sensual, even funny at times. Really special.ReplyCancel

  • February 12, 2014 - 9:02 pm

    Aley - Absolutely stunning Dana! You captured them perfectly, what a beautiful love they share.ReplyCancel

Happy Valentine’s Day Lovers!

I know it may seem a little early to start planning your Valentine’s boudoir session, but it’s actually the PERFECT time. Believe it or not, these shoots usually take about 3-4 weeks in total. Add in the time it takes to design, bind and ship an album, make that 8 weeks! Check out the typical session schedule:

  • The pre-shoot brainstorming session –  1-2 weeks before the shoot.
  • The photo shoot – a full day of fun averaging about 6-7 hours.
  • The post-shoot image review – 1-2 weeks after the shoot.
  • Digital images – ready for delivery or pick-up 3 days after the image review.
  • Flush press photo albums – average delivery is 3-4 weeks after the image review.

Don’t wait! There’s no time like the present to empower yourself and feel amazing. Get in touch to schedule now!

Dana Kae