MY BLOG

  • Finding Balance
    Finding Balance in Uncertain Times
    April 2, 2020
    Hey Beautiful friends Finding Balance in uncertain Times has taken a minute. I jumped off the cliff, then dove into the deep end and sat in the darkness there for a while thinking about what I could create in a space...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips: The Preparation
    March 10, 2020
    Preparation creates the opportunity for success! Never underestimate the power of solid preparation. Every woman, every session is unique and your preparation starts the moment your client contacts you for a session. You are a creative professional. Choose a direction....
  • Become More Confident, Because Confidence is Sexy
    March 4, 2020
    You watch him walk into the room. Shoulders back, head held high, large smile on his face as he greets the people he passes by. He’s not the most handsome person you’ve ever seen, but there’s something about him...
  • How to Take a Great Selfie: 5 Tips for Capturing Your Sexy Bod
    March 3, 2020
    Forget the Duck lips, and while we’re at it, forget everything you’ve heard before concerning how to take a great selfie! Here are some tips to really help you take the best selfie, and show off just how damn...
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    Boudoir State of Mind
    February 26, 2020
    Why It’s Ok to Ask for Help  Lovely ladies of the world, play along with me for one second.  Pinch yourself.  Go ahead, it’s ok, just do it.  Whether you actually did or not it’s irrelevant, because at some point in your life...
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    Boudoir Photography Tips: Build a brand no one can compete with!
    February 25, 2020
    Build a brand no one can compete with!   Where’s your island? How big is it? Who do you want to go there? What food do you serve? Cocktails? Make my mouth water! What fun things are there to do? How...
  • How to Have Healthier Skin (And Look Even Better in Boudoir Portraits!)
    February 19, 2020
    Your skin is one of the most important parts of your body, are you taking care of it properly? What it comes down to is this: your skin is your natural protection from a hostile environment full of infection and...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips: All shapes and sizes
    February 18, 2020
    Every woman is a goddess but thanks to our culture and its narrow parameters of what beautiful is supposed to be, many women don’t realize just how incredible they are. Every woman has a sweet spot. Though the media often teaches...
  • 5 Ways to Love Your Body
    February 12, 2020
    Our bodies go through many phases. From childhood to adulthood to old age, we often don't learn to appreciate its beauty and power until it's too late. Below are five ways for you to take care of and to...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips: Mood Boards
    February 11, 2020
    As a photographer you are probably an incredibly visual person. In the initial consultation with a client, we discuss dreams, goals, and ideas for the shoot. I have my clients put together a mood board for me and before...
  • Is self love necessary? How self love and acceptance change lives
    February 5, 2020
    Dear You, make peace with the woman in the mirror and watch the reflection change!  It’s easy to say “love yourself”.  But in all my years as a boudoir photographer and an aspiring dancer, I have never really found someone who...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips: How to Prepare Your Client and Team Before a Boudoir Shoot
    February 4, 2020
    “Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.” - Abraham Lincoln As a photographer, it’s not only your job to prepare yourself and your equipment before a shoot,...
  • 3 Things You Just Have to Know Before Stepping Into a Boudoir Shoot
    January 28, 2020
    Three Things You Just Have to Know Before Stepping Into a Boudoir Shoot  I have been doing this for a very long time!  And experience counts.  I do feel I am equipped to pitch in with my two shiny cents.  People know I...
  • Sometimes It’s Ok to Put Yourself First
    January 22, 2020
    Sometimes It’s Ok to Put Yourself First  By putting yourself first, you automatically exhibit self-respect – and when you exhibit self-respect, others begin to respect you. You deserve to put yourself first, and you deserve respect. When others see that...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips: The Importance of Building a Photo Community
    January 21, 2020
    The Importance of Building a Photo Community  You have immense creative talent, energy, and determination. You are following your passion and believe that it’s only a matter of time before you achieve your dreams. Then all of a sudden you run...
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    Valentine's Day Gift Cards
    January 17, 2020
    Let’s make your Valentine’s Day shopping a little easier this year Does your special someone need a walk on their wild side? After a makeover and photo shoot with Los Angeles’s best boudoir and beauty photographer, we promise you, your special someone will...
  • Law of Attraction: The Importance of a Vision Board
    January 15, 2020
    The Importance of a Vision Board   "You create your own universe as you go along." Winston Churchill The Law of Attraction simply stated is that your thoughts determine your reality. Everything in this life is energy, including your thoughts, especially your...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips: How to Take a Great Selfie
    January 14, 2020
    How to Take a Great Selfie You are a wonderful creature, and sometimes you just need to share that fact. When there’s no one else to take your picture, and help you show the world (or that special someone) just...
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    Epic decade starts with Living a life fully self expressed
    January 8, 2020
    Living a life fully self expressed It’s something we all want right?! Living a life fully self expressed can come easy to some and extremely hard for most. Getting back to our child like carefree mind can be challenging especially...
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    Boudoir Photography Tips: Public Relations - The Most Difficult Part of any Photography Business
    January 7, 2020
    Public Relations - The Most Difficult Part of any Photography Business It’s impossible to operate a successful photography business in a vacuum. In order to not only survive but thrive in the industry, you need a key component:  People.  And I’m not...
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    Boudoir Photography Tips: The Importance of Pricing in Photography
    December 31, 2019
    The Importance of Pricing in Photography  Cue Rant... It’s the new RAGE! Everyone wants to be a Photographer and everyone thinks they can! All you need is a decent camera, some nifty filters, and a Facebook fan page and BAM you’ve made...
  • Seeing is Believing
    December 25, 2019
    You know how in movies you’ll sometimes see someone babbling, because they’re flustered and nervous by the presence of another person, and the other person, without saying a word, will simply step forward and silence the babbling person with...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips: Fun with Props
    December 24, 2019
    Let’s face it, props can easily ruin a photo, transforming it into something kitschy and horrid in no time at all. Sometimes things just don’t work, and going with what’s simple and elegant is often all you need. But,...
  • Keeping it Sexy: Give him a taste of your naughty side
    December 18, 2019
    Have you ever spent a long amount of time away from your special someone? I’m not talking about a girl’s night or a weekend out of town on business. I’m talking about weeks that drag into months. For some...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips: How to Make the Most of Your Boudoir Photography Session
    December 17, 2019
    Normally I post Tuesdays about Boudoir photography tips for photographers, but today I’m going to do something a bit different. I’m going to focus on you, the person in front of the camera! Many people who book a boudoir session...
  • Fantasies
    December 11, 2019
    “Abandon the search for truth; settle for a good fantasy.” - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  We all have daydreams. They take us to faraway places and drop us into delicious circumstances. They allow us to escape for a little while...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips: Being an ultimate sales machine Selling $2000 an up
    December 10, 2019
    When I made my first $2000 it changed my life forever and I couldn’t believe how easy it was and how difficult I made it in my mind, now it’s just another day.  How did this take me so long?...
  • Skin Deep, and the Beauty that Lies Beyond It
    December 4, 2019
    Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are. - Markus Zusak As a photographer, I have always been a great respecter of all types of beauty. I’ve worked with so many incredible people, individuals...
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    Boudoir Photography Tips: What You Do in Your Spare Time Determines Your Future
    December 3, 2019
    Let’s talk a bit about character. A person’s character shapes their life, affects their relationships, and impacts their personality. The term typically comes full of complex moral and social implications, things like:  Integrity Moral Goodness Levels of Determination  Commitment Honesty  What You Do in Your...
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    December 1, 2019
    Does your special someone need a little more self-love? More info pleaseLet’s make your holiday shopping a little easier this year After a makeover and photo shoot with Los Angeles’s best boudoir and beauty photographer, we promise you, your special someone...
  • How to Start Feeling Sexy, Right Now
    October 23, 2019
    How to Start Feeling Sexy, Right Now As women, we spend a lot of time in our heads analyzing everything, especially our bodies. We look in the mirror and wonder when that began to droop or think maybe we should...
  • Boudoir Tips: Soft Light vs. Hard Light in Boudoir Photography
    October 22, 2019
    Boudoir Tips: Soft Light vs. Hard Light in Boudoir Photography Shadows can make or break a photograph, they can be beautiful or they can be unflattering. When it comes to controlling light and shadow in boudoir photography, the last thing...
  • Connect, Communicate, Conquer - Why Saying What You Mean is the Key to Success
    October 16, 2019
    Connect, Communicate, Conquer -- Why Saying What You Mean is the Key to Success It continues to amaze me how our ability to communicate as Americans has degenerated over the past few years. Maybe it’s all the texting, who knows....
  • Boudoir Tips: How to have Fun with Props
    October 15, 2019
      Boudoir Tips: Fun with Props  Let’s face it, props can easily ruin a photo, transforming it into something kitschy and horrid in no time at all. Sometimes things just don’t work, and going with what’s simple and elegant is often...
  • Are you Living in a Passionate State of Being?
    October 9, 2019
    Are you Living in a Passionate State of Being? com • fort zone noun 1. a place or situation where one feels safe or at ease and without stress. Everyone says that there are two types of people in this world,...
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    Boudoir Photography Tips: The Secret to Sales
    October 8, 2019
      Boudoir Photography Tips: The Secret to Sales I’ve had this discussion with so many photographers. They tell me how they wish they could have someone else handle their sales so that they could just take pictures. If only it were...
  • Inspirational Story: Love the Skin You’re In
    October 2, 2019
    “Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.” - Steve Maraboli As women, each of us are guilty of being self-deprecating. We wake up in the morning,...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips: Boudoir is About Telling Stories
    October 1, 2019
    Sometimes a single photo tells a complete story. But the content of one photo is rarely as telling as a series of cleverly crafted images, images that when put together, form an entire picture.  This is why the best Boudoir...
  • Inspirational Story: A Girl in Wanderlust
    September 25, 2019
    “Paradise was always over there, a day’s sail away. But it’s a funny thing, escapism. You can go far and wide and you can keep moving on and on through places and years, but you never escape your own...
  • Boudoir Tips: Lighting Backgrounds that Match Your Client and Location
    September 24, 2019
    There’s an old saying, I’m sure you’ve heard it.  Location, location, location. I’m going to take that, and make it applicable to Boudoir Photography, so get ready Boudoir Photographers, here is your new mantra:  “Personality, Location, Background.” Wait, what? Personality? Background? Why does...
  • Inspirational Story: Smile Like You Mean It
    September 18, 2019
    “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” - Thich Nhat Hanh Some days you just don’t want to smile. Some days the world seems to be a...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips: Feeling Tired? Use It to Tap into Your Creative Energy
    September 17, 2019
    Introspection is the key to understanding one’s self, and it’s also a route that leads to the well of creativity.” - Jane Gaboury I’ve been reading so many articles recently on the nature of creativity and the creative process, about...
  • Inspirational Story: Mindset
    September 11, 2019
    “Today, you have the opportunity to transcend from a disempowered mindset of existence to an empowered reality of purpose-driven living. Today is a new day that has been handed to you for shaping. You have the tools, now get...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips: Top Ten Mistakes New Photographers Make
    September 10, 2019
    Boudoir Photography Tips: Top Ten Mistakes New Photographers Make    Mistakes aren’t all bad. They are often good learning experiences, times when you as a new photographer figure out what works best for you, and what really doesn’t. In this regard,...
  • Inspirational story: The importance of Breathing
    September 4, 2019
    “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar ___________________________________________ Breath is healing, but is so often taken for granted. Breathing in deeply calms the...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips: The Sweet Spot: Every Woman Has One
    September 3, 2019
    The Sweet Spot: Every Woman Has One Imagine a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. - Dove Campaign for Real Beauty –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– What it you like most about yourself? Your eyes, your lips, your sculpted legs? It’s...
  • Inspirational Story: Feed Your Wild Spirit
    August 28, 2019
    “One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. ‘One is Evil – It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed,...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips: How to Over-Deliver
    August 27, 2019
    How to Over-Deliver We all love when we buy something and then get something free, when we an get an instant upgrade we didn't ask for or even apply for, or receive a thank you card in the mail that...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips: Faceless but not Tasteless
    August 20, 2019
    Faceless but not Tasteless Although it may not seem so, there’s a well-defined difference between being artistic and being inappropriate when it comes to boudoir photography. When building your portfolio, it’s important to pay attention to the boundary lines.  One of...
  • Inspirational Story: Stay Centered
    August 20, 2019
    “It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.” - K.T....
  • Spice
    August 14, 2019
    You smiled at him from across the room, he raised an eyebrow and looked around him. “Who? Me?” His face seemed to say, and you answered him with a nod. Uncertain at first, he made his way through the...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips : Push your boundaries
    August 13, 2019
    “Push your boundaries, that’s what they’re there for.” - Colleen Hoover  If you’re a photographer, you’re already in an oversaturated trade. Lucky for you, many people don’t challenge themselves. Many people are satisfied with status quo. Many people refuse to adapt.  In...
  • Stepping out of Your Comfort Zone
    August 7, 2019
    Stepping out of Your Comfort Zone The Story of Grace  Growing up, Grace was admonished to dress modestly. To her parents, especially her mother, this meant not going sleeveless. Ever.  To Grace, it seemed that even though her friends’ parents might not...
  • Beauty and the Beast
    August 2, 2019
    Do not tame the wolf inside you just because you've met someone who doesn't have the courage to handle it. We've all done it, given our power away. We've all had that someone... It was too bright for them, blinding really, so...
  • How a Photoshoot changed my life
    July 30, 2019
      How a Photoshoot changed my life As a child, I was super reserved. I was very shy and even at home alone or even with just my mom I did not like to be naked. I was tall, slender, and my...
  • Frills and Thrills—All Dolled Up
    July 24, 2019
    Frills and Thrills—All Dolled Up “I love new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes every day, I reckon depression wouldn’t exist anymore.” ― Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic ------------ There’s no denying what a new outfit can do to...
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    Boudoir Photography Tips :The Ultimate Bridal Boudoir Guide
    July 23, 2019
    The Ultimate Bridal Boudoir Guide  Wedding Season is here and I know all you beautiful brides are looking for the hottest new gift for your husband to be, what other could it be than Boudoir photography? One of the main reasons...
  • BE THE MUSE, IT IS YOUR INTIMATES SHOOT
    July 17, 2019
    BE THE MUSE, IT IS YOUR INTIMATES SHOOT A muse! Who is she? An archetypal goddess beautiful and terrible…raining her inspiration on mere mortals and taking it away at the slightest misdemeanor? Or the gentle voice inside you that...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips : Risqué or Simple—How to guide your clients in the right direction
    July 16, 2019
    Risqué or Simple—How to guide your clients in the right direction --------- Photography in and of itself is a tricky business. We all want our clients to come in looking good and go out looking fabulous. It’s easy to hope that...
  • Monday Muse -Ellen Von Unworth
    July 15, 2019
    Ellen von Unwerth Has been one of my favorite photographers for as long as I can remember. There's just something so amusing about her work. Maybe it's the gorgeous women she shoots with the combination and exploration of sexualty...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips : How to Get a Great Body of Work
    July 9, 2019
    Boudoir Photography Tips: Creating a Body of Work That's Uniquely You Your first 10,000 photos are your worst. - Henri Cartier Bresson  In the art of photography, you will be judged, you will be admired, and you will be remembered by...
  • Developing a Positive Self-Image that sticks
    July 3, 2019
    How to Develop a Positive Self-Image “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” - Buddha  ______________________________________________________________________ Do you have any idea how absolutely incredible you are? How unique and beautiful and capable you...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips : Creating a Space for Grace
    July 2, 2019
    Boudoir Photography Tips : Creating a Space for Grace It’s a rare and beautiful thing when a woman is completely comfortable in her own skin, but for many of us, having this sense of confidence is something we have to...
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    Boudoir Photography Tips : Making the Most of Your Environment
    June 25, 2019
    Boudoir Photography Tips: Making the Most of Your Environment Sometimes you just have to work without a studio. You don’t have absolute control of an environment and you’ll have to make snap judgments. Many Boudoir photographers don’t have their...
  • Monday Muse - My Sister
    June 25, 2019
    A LOVE STORY I am a FIRM believer in true love!! The love that makes your heart explode, your dreams expand, and brings your soul peace. The love that pulls you towards your greatness, is committed to growth, is patient,...
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    Girl on a Ledge - Finding your confidence
    June 19, 2019
    The Ultimate Boudoir Experience in Los Angeles
  • Boudoir Photography Tips: Why a Boudoir Photographer Needs a Makeup Artist
    June 18, 2019
    Boudoir Photography Tips: Why a Boudoir Photographer Needs a Makeup Artist Photography is a form of art. To photograph people is the art of bringing out certain unspoken qualities of the subject, such as the relationship with themselves or the...
  • Monday Muse | Ilse Bing
    June 17, 2019
    Monday Muse | Ilse Bing I didn’t choose photography, it chose me. I didn’t know it at the time. - Ilse Bing ___________________ One would think that for a female Jew living in Germany in the first half of the Twentieth...
  • What it Means to Be a Modern Diva
    June 12, 2019
      What it Means to Be a Modern Diva I am perpetually amazed by the number of strong women that are in this world, and so many of them have no idea! They balance jobs, relationships, and responsibilities, and still...
  • Monday Muse | Sarah Moon
    June 10, 2019
    Monday Muse | Sarah Moon “I photograph privilege, illusion, evanescence, likeness, and beauty. Then I seek for an emotion, and it seems an even more hopeless quest.” - Sarah Moon ____________________________________________________________ Meditations on passion, meditations on beauty – these are the words which...
  • The Relationship Between Sex and Happiness
    June 5, 2019
    While some might claim to have known a lady's sex life can affect her quality of life, the link is not always taken seriously. - Susan Davis, Women’s Health Research Director, Monash University _____________________________________________ Ladies, it’s time to talk seriously. When...
  • What Are Editorial Intimates?
    June 4, 2019
    What Are Editorial Intimates? They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and indeed they speak volumes. Photographs are visual stories that, when created artistically and with purpose, can last for generations. In Boudoir Photography, a single image...
  • Monday Muse | Ellie Goulding
    June 3, 2019
    For anyone who believes that age is an impediment to genuine success, the kind of success that is enduring and has the ability to impact a generation, I present to you one of my favorites the extraordinary Ellie Goulding....
  • Replacing fear with curiosity
    May 29, 2019
      Today Boudoir is | Replacing fear with curiosity! The Story of Grace Growing up, Grace was admonished to dress modestly. To her parents, especially her mother, this meant not going sleeveless. Ever. To Grace, it seemed that even though her friends’ parents...
  • Monday Muse: Tina Fey
    May 27, 2019
      “I want to keep creating comedy that is, as my old improv teacher would say, at the top of our intelligence or higher. It’s easy to fall into the trap of just cranking out things that are good enough to...
  • How Five Minutes of Yoga Puts You in a Positive Mood
    May 22, 2019
      “Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul.” - Amit Ray Believe it or not, doing something for just five minutes a day over the course...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips: The Importance of Branding
    May 21, 2019
      Boudoir photographers have their own special niche in the photography market, so much so that boudoir photography has effectively become a class of its own.  This is because although there is a certain level of trust that is necessary...
  • Monday Muse - Kiki Smith
    May 20, 2019
      I trust my work. It's a collaboration with the material, and when it's viewed, it's a collaboration with the world. - Kiki Smith German-born daughter of American sculptor Tony Smith, Kiki is a dynamo of art and political activism, a woman...
  • Staying Centered
    May 15, 2019
    “It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.” - K.T. Jong ______________________________________...
  • Boudoir Photography Tips: 3 Rules for Good Composition in Photography
    May 14, 2019
      Boudoir Photography Tips: 3 Rules for Good Composition in Photography   We’re taking a quick trip back to the fundamentals. That’s right, the FUN-damentals, the stuff you need to know and the skills you need to have if you want to...
  • Monday Muse: Desiree
    May 13, 2019
    She took a sip from her glass of champagne and dropped her robe without a care in the world. She was a beautiful confident woman and she knew it. She knew it because she is a mother of four, three-time...
  • Supernova
    May 10, 2019
    She draped herself in beauty and chaos with all the elegance of a supernova. -Jon Mills
  • Boudoir Photo Tips: What Questions to Ask Your Client
    May 7, 2019
    Boudoir Photo Tips: What Questions to Ask Your Client You’ve probably heard it said that the success of the end result depends on one of two things: blind luck or excellent preparation. But when it comes to business, it’s...
  • Monday Muse Julia Margaret Cameron
    May 6, 2019
      Julia Margaret Cameron “I longed to arrest the beauty that came before me and at length, the longing has been satisfied.” - Julia Margaret Cameron ________________ One of the most beautiful and uncanny elements about Boudoir Photography is the ability of the...