Do you have a boudoir photography studio?

I don’t have a commercial studio space, actually. Most of my photography sessions are held at my home, Alcove House, in Renton, Washington. For many photographers, having a retail studio space is a major goal. For me, though, there are … Continued

3 ways to destress and relax before your boudoir photography session

Which of these situations sounds better? A. You rush into your boudoir session sweaty and stressed. That workout took longer than you expected, and then you need to return those library books before the fees started piling up. B. You … Continued

3 keys to a perfect plus size boudoir experience

So you’ve reserved your plus-size boudoir session. The date is set. It’s happening. In a few weeks, you’re going to be in front of a camera. Now what? The easiest and best way to feel secure and ready for your … Continued

{body positive image quotes} the true essence of beauty

“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” » Steve Maraboli  

Why I don’t Photoshop the life out of your skin

It’s pretty much standard practice these days for portrait photographers to smooth the skin of their subjects. I’m no exception; I remove ‘temporary’ flaws like acne and do a certain amount of skin smoothing as well. The reason is that … Continued

{plus size style} Curvy Lily collegiate sweater

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Now that it’s colder, I’m looking for some nice fall and winter pieces. This is a new sweater from a brand called Curvy Lily. This is an unusual piece for me. I’m not a huge super-tight-sweater person and I’m not … Continued