Consultation & Planning
Once you've booked your session, I'd love to meet up for coffee & a chat or have you come by our studio. This will give us a chance to get to know one another, discuss products and gift deadlines and give us the opportunity to share ideas & inspiration with one another. Connecting with my clients is so important to me because I know the true weight and power these photo sessions have and I truly want your session to be amazing and life-changing. If for some reason schedules or distance doesn't permit us to have an in-person consultation, a phone, Skype or Facetime consultation would strongly be recommended in order to guarantee a successful shoot and have your expectations met correctly.
As a fashion photographer that has quite a bit of unique styling experience, I'm very good at helping women style & source lingerie and accessories. I absolutely loooove lingerie and styling women! I literally get the biggest joy seeing a client look in the mirror in the beginning of a shoot and grin with excitement because she knows she looks good. When you get lingerie that fits well and decorates you well there is nothing more empowering or beautiful in the world. I collect a good amount of stylish & feminine lingerie basics and I have a lot of experience styling women with curvier figures. A boudoir shoot doesn't have to be just lingerie or nude either, you can mix and match and add elements of your everyday style that highlights your own unique personality. I can also make myself available for shopping/styling assistance for an additional fee.
Professional Hair & Make-up Artistry
I can recommend an excellent hair/makeup artist who has experience photo styling. We have a small handful of artists we work with regularly who are dependable and have usually 8-15yrs experience. You are also more than welcome to use another artist who you are already comfortable with.
Our Gorgeous Boudoir Studio/Location Shooting
Location is everything. We primarily shoot in our gorgeous loft studio in downtown LA filled with natural light and complete with a simple & elegant vintage-style boudoir bed in an a beautiful all-white setting and several unique furniture pieces. It's also colorful, modern and meticulously maintained and cleaned. We are completely capable of shooting at a location of your choice (i.e. boutique hotels, estates, natural settings, private homes, cars, etc.) and to be expected we do charge a fee to cover travel and expenses. Location selection must take into account your comfort zone and creates the background and atmosphere of your photos. My fee includes my input in and help with location selection. Certain locations may charge fees which are in addition to my session fee.
Professional Photography & Pose Direction
We want your Capture Boudoir session to be the most amazing photographic experience you've had in your life! With 10 years experience photographing women intimately I've gained an immense amount of experience posing all kinds of beautiful bodies of all shapes and sizes and have become an expert at making women comfortable and drawing genuine expressions from them. I shoot with top notch equipment that I use over and over again in a multitude of different scenarios and have meticulously refined my shooting skills to the point that if feels second nature. This allows me to really have fun while shooting and focus my energy more on being playful and getting clients into beautiful poses. The real key in all of this is creating an environment women can't help but have fun in that's filled with music, laughter & trust.
Magazine Quality Professional Editing & Retouching
All edited/retouched images will include skin smoothing, blemish/stray hair removal, etc.. In addition, I will put my own artistic spin on each image. I'm a very meticulous and delicate editor and use a Wacom tablet to do all edits. Also, just to be clear, I'm not a plastic surgeon, so although light body & hair sculpting may be necessary to eliminate distractions from an image, it must be clear that molding you into a completely different person is not part of my my editing process and will not be done. We maintain that the overall goal of our work is for women to love their bodies and themselves as people and not to further add to the distortion that continues to create body image issues for so many women.
A Passionate & Meticulous Artist & A Chance To See Yourself In A Beautiful New Light
I've put my heart & soul into developing the talent, resources & artistry in order to make the most gorgeous intimate portraiture of women I can make so that client by client, woman by woman, I can send an army of beautiful, confident little rays of sunshine out into the world. For the record, I've seen all the stretchmarks, all the cellulite, all the baby scars, reduction scars, tummy tuck scars, mastectomy scars, lopsided boobs, etc, etc… and all of you are still so beautiful to me. The emails and the stories of how these shoots change women's lives is truly what keeps me going. I used to aspire to the be the 'cool' superstar fashion photographer and now all I want in life is to continue helping women feel good about themselves and help women of all shapes, sizes, colors and backgrounds celebrate their femininity with dignity, grace & class. We are all a little broken & scarred in some way and self love is the answer to all of that. The past 10yrs have changed me incredibly as a person and I've been really humbled by a lot of the reality and beauty captured through my photography. I usually outgrow things and become bored when they no longer serve the same purpose or fulfillment in my life and I'm happy to say I still love photographing women as much as I ever did and I'm honored to have captured so many beautiful friends, clients, models & random acquaintances. Big hugs & love to you all. Women are the greatest gift to humanity itself, my goal is to honor and treat them as such. 🙋
How do I book a shoot with you?
You can begin your Capture session journey by going to our Contact page and completing a form submission letting us know a little about you, purpose of the shoot (i.e. bridal boudoir gift, anniversary gift, confidence, just for fun, etc), when you're looking to book and a possible date to schedule your consultation. Your form submission will come to us via email and we answer all submissions as timely as possible. We prefer in-person consultations to discuss pricing and products and to show our gorgeous studio and make sure we're a good fit creatively for our clients. While I aim to make my images look organically beautiful, there is actually quite a bit of planning and coordination involved. My experience has led me to understand that shoots are the most successful when we have really had a chance to discuss your vision. It also allows you a chance to get to know myself and the rest of the team in advance of your shoot and allows me to be sure I understand fully what you're looking to capture and what you want creatively. All individual session fees must be paid in full at your session. We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards and use Paypal, Square & Venmo for payment processing and session fees. Payment for print and other products or services are due in full prior to delivery.