fine art wedding & lifestyle photography


I'm a hopeless romantic who finds great joy in creating and capturing connection and beauty wherever I go.

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Let’s get you Ready…



I am so excited for your upcoming boudoir session!  

Before I get into all of the fun stuff, there is one important topic that we need to cover.  It is strictly prohibited to bring in any alcohol into the studio, or arrive to your session having consumed alcohol.  It is nothing personal, however, it is a liability issue.  I am going to do everything in my power to ease your nerves and make you comfortable.  

We are starting to build our boudoir closet, but in the meantime, I do recommend that girls bring three outfits on their own. Please avoid any shiny materials {satins, silks, etc} and shapeless garments {baby dolls, t-shirts, loose fitting garments} as neither photograph well.  If you do choose to wear something from our closet, you must have underwear to wear under our pieces.  I recommend having both a full back and g-string option in both nude and black.  I recommend the ones from Victoria’s Secret, they are super comfortable!  I have had girls come in with ones from different places that work great as well!  Don’t forget about g-strings either {even if you do not wear them, some of our studio pieces are thong style but look amazing from the front as well}.   Some of the garments are lacy up top, to the point that nipples will show through in photos.  They cannot be removed from photos.  If you do not want that much showing in your photos, I recommend getting nipple covers.  There are a ton of great options out there to choose from. It will look like there is a flesh colored piece under the lace when photographed.  This is obviously a preference, so if you do not mind, you can forgo these!  I have only had a couple of ladies ever use them.

Let’s chat shoes for one quick minute.  I find bare feet more organic, sexy, and candid.  Most of the photos that we are going to capture, will not have your feet in them.  If you happen to have a pair of closed toe pumps in nude or black, feel free to bring them along on the off chance that we could use them.  If you don’t, don’t sweat it… even one less thing to worry about!

One last thing that you don’t need to worry about is jewelry.  You will be standing, sitting, laying down, arching, bending and so on.  Items like necklaces can quickly become cumbersome to manage with each shot.  Same with earrings and bracelets.  Plus, you run the risk of snagging them on the delicate lace garments.  If you are engaged or married, definitely wear your ring.  With everything else, less is more :).

If you love big jewelry, however, bring it and I’ll try to incorporate it in some shots! 

Below, you will find some general to-do’s to get your hair and skin ready for your session:

1. Get hair and makeup ideas from magazines and Pinterest and bring them with you to your appointment.  Getting hair and makeup done for your session is a MUST! While we are on the topic of Pinterest, please be sure to relax and not stress yourself out too much.  Pinterest can be a black hole sometimes, and can cause a lot of stress and frustration.  Please do not bring in pose ideas to your session.  I pull my inspiration from each girl that is in front of the camera.  Each girl looks her best in different poses, and it is my job to make sure you look your best.  I do not copy other photographers’ work. {this is a good thing :), one less thing for you to worry about!}

2. Uses a gentle exfoliator on your face 2 days before your session. It helps get rid of any dry skin buildup on your face along with giving you a nice glow. Don’t exfoliate the night or morning of your session. Your skin needs time to rejuvenate and sometimes can stay red for a while after.

3. Please do not wear perfume or scented lotions to your session.

4. The morning of your appointment wash your face with a gentle cleanser and apply an oil free moisturizer. Your foundation will go on smoother if your skin is hydrated. Make sure all excess makeup is off, especially mascara.

5. If you wear contacts have them in before you arrive.

6. Wear something loose fitting to the studio.  Tight jeans will leave marks down your legs.  Please remove socks prior to going into hair and makeup to avoid sock lines.

7. If you need to do any waxing such as eyebrow or lip do this at least a week before your session to avoid redness and swelling.  If you have regrowth, we can tweeze them to make sure that they are picture perfect!

8. Drink a lot of water the week before leading up to your skin session, your skin will thank you for it and be glowing!

9. Get a good night’s rest before your session to avoid puffiness and bags under eyes.

10. Brush your teeth and lips well before you arrive for makeup. This will allow your lip color to go on smoothly and stay better.

11. Do not tan for at least 2 weeks before your session. Avoid getting spray tans, since tan skin looks very orange on camera. Pale skin photographs beautifully!  We cannot Photoshop tan lines, or orange skin.

12. If you have any skin allergies or sensitivities let your makeup artist know ahead of time.  We may have you bring in your own makeup depending on the sensitivity level.

13. Trust your makeup artist with your look.  When you’re confident, your artist will be confident to!



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