I believe all humans deserve to be empowered and celebrated. regardless of color, shape or size, to allow your beauty to radiate from within. Join me for an intimate photography experience at my residence in southeast portland that will leave you feeling confident & more beautiful than ever.
My philosophy: I have more of a 'come as you are' approach to intimate photography. I believe in attainable beauty. I want you to see your images and know that that is what you look like all the time. There is no makeover before and after. I don't have a MUA or hairstylist on hand. I don't capture playful trick angels and I only use natural studio lighting on the gloomiest of days. I don't ever want a client to see their images and say "I wish I looked like that in real life!" My goal is for you to see your images and think "Holy shit. I am phenomenal." that 100% is you in real life. We will always find a reason to NOT have our portrait taken, but for many of us time will continue going by and year after year we will say... "I wish I did this back before I had kids, back before I aged 5 years, back before I lost 20 pounds, back when I felt confident..." Celebrate you as you are today, you can always come back.
I am awkward and unphotogenic, how can I look good in photos?
Having your picture taken is already nerve wracking, stripping down can be even more so. I walk you through every step of the process. I physically show you poses, guide you on what to do with your hands, help you with breathing and have some prompts that will ease any deer-in-headlight feelings. Sometimes we will try positions or techniques that feel unnatural or uncomfortable, but it's all apart of the process. It's my job to capture you at your best and sometimes getting there feels kind of stupid, I would never give you any images or keep you in a pose that is unflattering or embarrassing. It defeats the purpose of what we are trying to accomplish.
I don't want to get naked, do I have to?
Intimacy, feeling sexy or sensual is so individual. If you feel sexiest in high waist full-bum coverage undies and a baggy sweater while drinking tea, then we will make that happen. I have a lot of return clients because they come over once and want to keep it more demure, but then after seeing their photos want to come back for something more risqué. While I am open to stepping outside your comfort zone, nothing happens without your approval. Even if you try on piece of lingerie you were certain you wanted to wear and you change your mind. No means no in this house and we will find something else that serves you.
Can I bring my own bottle of wine/cannabis/cocktail?
Yes! As long as it's legal and doesn't go in your veins or up your nose, you're welcome to bring what you need to help elevate your session.
I have really bad ingrowns/acne/cellulite, I want to be body positive but I also don't think I want all of that to show. Do you photoshop that all out?"
This truly varies client-to-client. Some clients come in really wanting to celebrate a part of their body that may have stretch marks, vitiligo etc. So all of that would stay. Blemishes are wiped away, freckles and moles stay. Body hair stays. I photograph in natural window light and I find that it is so incredibly flattering on things that we deem to be "imperfect." I try to keep any retouching to a minimum so we will chat a bit about what you're looking for (or not looking for!) Majority of my editing is light based or fixing wrinkles and bulges in lingerie and clothing pieces.
Who is going to see my photos?
No one will see your face on social media without your consent. Once you receive your final gallery, I ask that you select any photos you're okay with me sharing. While I obtain the right to share any images without your face or visual markers (like tattoos) that are dead giveaways of your identity, I won't share your face or complete nudes without your written permission. Photos are never tagged without your permission. The only exception are my "model calls" if you sign up for a model call session, you sign a contract allowing me to use any and all images from your session.