Category archives: Boudoir

Nature Mama

Nature Mama
Wow - I know my last post (umm....forever ago) said the same thing, that "it's been forever since I've posted", but there ya go. For some reason I have really fallen behind on posting sessions in 2018. So, I'm going to be posting a bit of a backlog...but this is very recent, and I've had some really fun pregnancy sessions lately, so I'm going to start with this. Maddy[...]

Fine Art Creative Portraits {And a new website!}

Fine Art Creative Portraits {And a new website!}
So - I have just launched my new website in an effort to highlight a new direction I am taking my business. While weddings and various types of contemporary portraiture are still my mainstay, I have been making more and more room for something (for lack of a better descriptor) I am calling "Fine Art Creative Portraits". This type of portrait has been a natural outg[...]

Valentine’s Day Giveaway Winner!

Valentine's Day Giveaway Winner!
There are really few things more fun than getting to shoot a client who is surprised by the session...in this case, unbeknownst to her, her daughter nominated her for my Valentine's Day "For Singles" Giveaway.  It is an experience she likely would never had done for herself, despite the very long list her daughter gave of the things she has done for those she loves ov[...]

Valentine Giveaway

Valentine Giveaway
I thought I'd do a little something different for Valentine's Day this year. To be honest, I have some issues with this "holiday", and the pressure it puts on  couples and singles....and I started reflecting on the not-so-distant past when myself and several of my best girlfriends were all single at the same time. We saw a lot more of each other then, and while I a[...]

Classic Boudoir Session

Classic Boudoir Session
Just feeling like putting a little classic boudoir session out there this morning as we get over the January hump and think of Valentine's day and springtime. There are a lot of ways to overkill a shoot with props and the latest "thing", and while that can be a fun excursion, I always inevitably come back to just beautifully lit, timeless images. I think of it as I[...]

Who’s in the Box?

Who's in the Box?
I had a somewhat unexpected request recently. It was my sister, asking me to do a photo session for her. She is a vibrant, vivacious, beautiful 55 year old...just like so many of the women I have photographed over the years. And I hesitated.  It was only a brief moment, but it registered somewhere deep inside me. Why? I have photographed literally hundreds o[...]

2015: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes…

2015: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes...
"Still don't know what I was waitin' for..." David Bowie is in my head this morning. 2015 is in my head this morning. It's just another year, right? Right. No big deal...I'm even past the whole resolution thing. It's not a resolution I need - it's a paradigm shift. It's been percolating all year - a loop tape in the background of everything else going on around [...]

Red Salon: Birds of a Feather

Red Salon: Birds of a Feather
Red Salon: Birds of a Feather If you live in Anacortes, you know that every year for the December Artwalk, Red Salon puts on their holiday party....throwing open their doors to the public with a different theme every time. Each year, five models are transformed by the talents of Kelsey Ekstrom Hair & Makeup Artist, Rainchild Stylist, and this year House of Paloma[...]

“Let’s Make a Deal”

A word about pricing your work... This is something I get asked about a lot from other photographers...especially those who are in the beginning phases of their business. So I thought I would do a little blog post. Not just for them, but for their current and future clients. First - a disclaimer. These are my own personal beliefs after having been doing this for q[...]