K’s Natural, Comfortable Boudoir Portraits

On the day of “K’s” session it was raining and NE Minneapolis was experiencing a quiet spring thunderstorm. She loves the rain, so it felt perfectly atmospheric. K’s intention for the session was to create portraits first and foremost for herself to document her life at this moment in time. She wanted pictures that would feel soft, natural, comfortable, and true to her. 

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Rachael’s Feminine, Elegant Boudoir Portraits

Rachael loved the idea of not having one super specific focus for her boudoir portraits, and instead a focus of capturing multifaceted sides of her personality. The variety of feelings she was looking to capture came through so effortlessly in her portraits and everything fit together seamlessly in a cohesive color palette and style.

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S’s Dramatic, Romantic Boudoir Portraits

When planning this session with S, we spent time talking about her life and some of what she was proud of in her work and professional sphere. She works directly with people, uplifting and encouraging them - it is difficult work that she is really passionate about, and I love that she was able to use her boudoir session as a way to almost turn that care and compassion inward, toward herself.

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Consent and Privacy with Boudoir Portraits and C’s Anonymous Boudoir Session

“C” came to my studio for a boudoir session to celebrate her 30th birthday - a gift she gave to herself. Her session had a self-celebratory theme and the power of honoring herself in this moment radiated through in her portraits. One of her first questions when she connected with me was: “Do I have to put my pictures on the internet?” This is a common question because when you look at my work you’ll see a lot of pictures of people, and it is easy to wonder: “Am I going to end up there?”

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Jordan’s Soft, Happy Boudoir Portraits

Jordan and I met at an event I photographed last year, and she came across my boudoir work before her spring wedding. I remember her initial email so clearly - it was the best! She told me she was getting married and didn’t know if there would be another time in her life when she would feel she had a great excuse to make a boudoir session happen. The idea of boudoir made her a little uncomfortable, but she wanted to put herself out there and her upcoming wedding was just the impetus she needed.

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What to do in NE Minneapolis on the Day of Your Boudoir Session

Your boudoir session day starts with professional hair and makeup and an opportunity to get settled in the studio. Then we’ll move into your empowering photoshoot with unlimited outfit changes and as many breaks as you’d like. You’ll leave feeling proud and amazing. While I edit your photos, you’ll go on an afternoon adventure, and then return to the studio later that day to see your portraits. I’ve had a lot of clients lately ask me for suggestions about what to do during their afternoon break. There are so many lovely options for your afternoon adventure right in the NE Minneapolis neighborhood, and I’ve compiled my favorites in this post!

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Sam’s Eclectic, Powerful Boudoir Portraits

Every year Sam likes to set a specific goal and try something new - something that is a challenge or that she wants to do but is out of her usual comfort zone. In the spirit of doing something that scares her and fulfilling her bold promise to give the unfamiliar a go, she decided this was the year she would do a boudoir session. Together we planned a session that celebrated this moment in her life.

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Sara’s Self-love, Bridal Boudoir Portraits and Accessory Inspiration

Before a wedding there are so many emotions. It is a season of gratitude and love and a time of preparing to be in a new union. Celebrating this transition is really special, and it’s a lovely time in life to document with boudoir portraits. Sara loved the idea of doing a session for herself and being able to use these pictures as a gift for her partner. Together we planned a bridal boudoir session that felt equal parts feminine and light and dramatic and cool.

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