When I first met Emily Rose, she told me she had been drawn to Illuminate Boudoir because my work didn’t feel manufactured or overly stylized. “I’m not a pin-up girl,” she said during our first conversation. She was drawn to the idea of celebrating herself with photography, but couldn't find the right photographer to capture her vision. So when we met, there was an instant synergy in capturing boudoir photos that were elegant and organic, that celebrated Emily Rose as she is.Read More
When I first met M, she told me that she hadn’t been professionally photographed in years. She had been following along with Illuminate Boudoir and was excited to create some portraits that were empowering, elegant and intimate.Read More
Autumn is a time to reflect, renew and turn your focus inward, and I’m excited that, this autumn, I’m trying a new experience at Illuminate Boudoir: mini boudoir sessions! Keep reading to learn the details and reserve your spot in late-October.Read More
From the beginning, Carly wanted her portraits to feel classic, fresh and elegant; blending a sense of lightness with more sensual elements for a session that was truly her.Read More
Autumn had been thinking about a boudoir session for a long time, so when body positivity and self-love became a big theme in her life this year she decided to schedule a session with me! Autumn wanted her portraits to feel romantic, feminine and strong and I loved that combination.Read More
I often reflect on how inspired I am by the stories people bring to the boudoir studio; their diverse reasons for choosing to celebrate themselves and their journeys with me. When Allie reached out to schedule her session, I knew the day was going to be an emotionally powerful one when she shared that she was recovering from an eating disorder and was ready to see herself in a different way.Read More
Kelly didn’t want her boudoir portraits to feel too serious. When I met her last summer to plan a pre-wedding session, her first request was that she wanted her portraits to feel “true to her”: lighthearted, happy, full of life.Read More
This past year, Hannah had been on a journey to body positivity and self-acceptance and, through her work as a health and fitness coach, a journey to help other women cultivate self love wherever they are.
For Hannah, this boudoir session was a gift to herself, a natural extension of the joy of accepting and loving herself as a work in progress.Read More
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