Friday, December 25, 2015

Oregon Boudoir Photographer | I'm moving!

Okay, I'm not actually moving, but my boudoir blog is! I'm going to merge it with my regular blog, so from here on out, you can see my boudoir blog posts HERE.

Friday, December 11, 2015

New Mexico Boudoir Photographer | when your friend won't cooperate...

Like many mothers, my best friend was not up for having boudoir photos done.  She wasn't loving her body and was overwhelmed with life, school, and her newly blossoming career. Sometimes when my friends won't cooperate, I have to trick them. For their own good, of course. The house I rented through airbnb had this really awesome light on the nightstand and I'd brought along this really awesome hat. I asked her to pose for me, just to test out the lighting situation, for the boudoir sessions I had planned for later.  In the end, she was the only one I photographed in this room, as I'd never intended to create this image with anyone else. When I saw the light in the room, I knew I had to have as my subject. I feel confident in saying that she loves this image and totally forgives me for my trickery. Plus, I let her wake me up at an unreasonable hour the next morning to hang out and drink massive amounts of coffee. She's a morning person and I am not, so I think we're even. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

New Mexico Boudoir Photographer | casual film session

I've had a few people ask me if I've moved to New Mexico.
No, I have not. I still happily reside in Oregon.
I did, however, book several boudoir sessions when I went to Albuquerque earlier this year and have been slowly sharing them on my blog and on social media.  My bestie recently moved to Albuquerque, though, which means I'd like to make a trip at least once a year (probably in early summer) to visit her! So, if you live in the area and you'd like to book a session with me while I'm there, just shoot me an email (!

Anyway, here are a few film images from my session with the lovely Bella.
The girl just has a casual elegance about her that I love. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Albuquerque Film Photographer | coffee + boudoir + film

When you work part time as a barista, you kind of have to do a few coffee themed
boudoir shots.  Santana is so sweet that she also brought ME a yummy mocha to her early morning boudoir session in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Camera: Canon EOS-3
Film: Fuji Superia 1600
Lab: The FIND Lab

Monday, November 30, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

Portland Boudoir Studio | sexy sweater and socks

Not only is this film session full of fall time coziness, but it's sexy as hell. 
Ashley was rocking an off the shoulder sweater, with some tall wool socks, in my Portland studio.

Camera: Canon EOS-3
Film: Fuji Pro 400h

Lab: Photovision

Friday, November 20, 2015

Salem Oregon Boudoir Photographer | playful super 8 film

As you may or may not know, I've started making super 8 films for boudoir sessions and weddings. The process is done using a real super 8 movie camera, which is sent off to a lab and returned to me as both a developed reel and a digital file.
You can read more about it and see examples HERE.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

albuquerque boudoir photographer | bella

So, Bella is not her real name. Our mutual friend, Kate, has this thing where she makes up names for people. Names that she thinks suit them better than their given names. So, as long as I've known this woman, she's been Bella to me. I've never called her by her real name. It does seems fitting, though, since Bella means beautiful in Italian. Anyway, I love the diversity in Bella's session. She totally has this casual surfer girl vibe, but she's also elegant beyond belief. We even did a few shots with her wedding gown, which I love.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

New Mexico Boudoir Photographer | floppy hat, beautiful light, gorgeous mama

My goodness was this mama fun to photograph. She was curvy, frecked, beautiful, and spunky as all get out! This session was shot in a beautiful Albuquerque home that I rented through airbnb for a boudoir party earlier this year. I love visiting New Mexico and plan to visit Albuquerque again next year, so if you're interested in booking a boudoir or family session with me, keep an eye out for announcements!