One of Mariah’s passions is body positivity and, wherever she shows up, either online or in her life, she champions the idea that mental health and physical health go hand in hand. She wanted to create some portraits that were at once candid and romantic and strong. That honored her own journey towards self love and health on her own terms.Read More
Delaney booked a boudoir session because she didn’t have any significant photos of herself.
This is a chat I have with many of my clients and it’s a funny conundrum. As the number of our selfies and Facebook photos and snapshots taken with phones increases, the meaning in our photos decreases. Amid all the noise, it becomes harder and harder to cherish the photos that you love, that capture something personal, or essential, that mark a significant moment in time.Read More
While I mostly photograph boudoir sessions in my studio, it’s also a lovely place for personal branding photos and headshots, so when Erin reached out to me to capture some photos for her work as a musician and teacher I was excited to help her create her vision.Read More
So many of my boudoir sessions start with one reason, and then develop a much greater meaning.
Elisabeth planned a session with me this past November, she wanted to create a wonderful gift for her partner at the holidays.
As we chatted about the boudoir experience, she became excited to put herself a little out of her comfort zone and to see herself a little differently - to see herself the way her partner sees her.Read More
Almost the first question most boudoir clients ask me after they book a session is “ What do I wear?” While I send every Illuminate Boudoir client an extensive guide full of boudoir outfit ideas, here are some of my favorites to inspire you in your search for what to wear for boudoir photos.Read More
One of the things that I love about working in Minneapolis is collaborating and working with our multi-talented community of creative people. Cora is a henna artist, she’d worked with a number of clients getting hennaed before boudoir sessions and it sparked her interest.
So she joined me for one of the first sessions in the new studio
Korissa’s photos have a secret. And a sweet story.
I met Korissa when she was searching for a photographer for her wedding, she was inspired by the idea of doing a bridal boudoir session as a really romantic gift for her fiance. She and I planned a soft, artsy session for the early spring. So I wasn’t sure what was up when she reached out in the late-fall…Read More
I was so honored to welcome Emily for one of my first sessions in the new Illuminate Boudoir Studio. This is Emily’s second boudoir session with me. She did her first just before her wedding and wanted to return to celebrate this new season in her life.Read More
Often, when I first speak to women about doing a boudoir session, they share big fears with me about how the session will unfold. I get it, being in front of a camera can feel vulnerable. I think it’s completely natural to feel a little nervous and it’s a big part of my job to make sure you’re feeling comfortable before we take a single photos.Read More