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Embrace Your Weird | Wisconsin Boudoir

From the very beginning when I first picked up a camera Rachel was down to pose for me, no matter what the concept. I would throw her in pouf dresses and mohawks and even once, with the help of my entire family, I suspended her in a cobweb of ropes from a few trees. She’s always trusted my vision and never hesitated to help make the pictures in my head a reality.  I fondly call …

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A Part of Me | Omaha Boudoir

I think artists are always just trying to create things that will give their lives worth. Things that will be there long after they are gone. Things that live forever, or at least for as long as anyone cares to look at them.  I create for all of those reasons. I create because if I don’t I literally feel like life is pointless.  I also create because I have so many fucking feelings inside of …

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Unpredictable Magic | Indianapolis Boudoir

Photo shoots in nature are my absolute favorite…but I’ve said that many times before. I keep trying to think of why exactly I love them so much (besides the fact that I freaking LOVE nature) and I finally know why-  Everything is up to chance. The scenery changes not only by the day- things blooming and fading- but also by the minute-one moment full sun glare and the next dappled shadows.  I have to be in …

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I Needed You Ten Years Ago | Nashville Boudoir

If you actually read my blog regularly and not just hang around for the pretty pictures you will have gotten the hint that I have had a difficult time ‘accepting’ my body over the years. It’s still an uphill battle, but at least it’s no longer a full-blown apocalypse in the temple that houses my soul. And my work as a boudoir photographer has really helped me heal myself, and in turn heal others.  One …

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Model Misconceptions | Nashville Boudoir

There are a lot of misconceptions about models. The way they look, their IQ level, and the ease of their job are constantly being dragged through the mud by people who simply don’t know any better. Yes, models are beautiful (that’s #1 priority of their job!) but most are extremely smart, a lot of them using the money they make to put themselves through school, and their job is anything but easy. You’d know if …

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To The Fullest Capacity | Nashville Boudoir

I talk about loving yourself and learning to love yourself A LOT. I practically shout, “YOU ARE A STUNNER!” to every woman who complains about their body anywhere within my earshot. But the truth is that it’s not that easy to see your beauty when you pick yourself apart all the time. You don’t just fucking wake up one day and feel at peace with the flesh cage that permits you to live this life. It …

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Lingerie Lovers Unite! | Nashville Boudoir

I used to think that I was a pervert because I loved lingerie so much. I didn’t really think that liking lingerie was sinful in itself but having a straight-up love affair with corsets and panties and balconette bras seemed somehow…wrong. No one else I knew gave a shit about ‘underthings’ past the point of going to the Victoria’s Secret at the mall a few times a year to buy underwear on sale with the word PINK …

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Light and Dark | Nashville Boudoir

We all contain multitudes, we are made up of light, dark, and 50 shades of gray.  What a wonderous thing that is, this multifaceted life! UNLESS…you want to book a boudoir shoot with me and have to decide between my dreamy, airy work AND my sultry, moody stuff. OMG how do you EVEN CHOOSE?! Well, NEWSFLASH, you don’t have to decide! Do them BOTH!  The style and type of shoot you do, or the VIBE …

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Summer Goddess | Madison Boudoir

It’s hard to talk about summer Goddess sessions when the Midwest is about to be dumped on by 17 inches of snow. In April. Luckily, I’m currently in Nashville where it’s a nice 65 degrees! I took these images last summer and am just now getting around to posting them because life is busy and I suffer horribly from dotoomuchitis. But here they finally are!  Elan looks like a damn Goddess brought to life…because she …

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Blue-Haired Girl | Memphis Boudoir

Sometimes I don’t have much to say in my blog posts. The writing gods aren’t blessing me right now and I don’t feel like regurgitating the same ‘love yourself’ mantra to you again because honestly I’m struggling right now personally.  Everything is sort of out of balance in a big way for me. I’m working on getting things back on track, sorting through my priorities, and changing some things. It gets old, this re-aligning. I …

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Heartbreak Hotel | Memphis Boudoir

Getting over a break up is hard. I don’t have any recent experience, I’ve been with the same man for 12 years, but I still remember my last break up. It helped to shape me into who I am today. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right? When it happened I was a complete and total mess for a long time, and it took years for me to finally heal all of the little …

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All That Glitters Is Not Gold | Wisconsin Boudoir

It’s hard being a woman. Most of us are stuck in a state of MORE- a bigger, better, faster, stronger mentality that keeps us in a loop of perpetual unhappiness.  The constant need to PROVE and BE THE BEST (what even is that?) gets to all of us at one point or another, no matter how zen you claim to be. And the worst part? All of us are walking around unhappy wondering what the hell …

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