This lady right here…..shewwwwweeeee!! She totally blew her shoot away!!
My team and I enjoyed helping M Saturday with this experience!! We love what we do so much and we all had a great time! What are you waiting for? This could be you next…
Hi people, I am still here, it has been crazy and busy, and crazy busy!!
Since I have last written, I have turned a year older (yay. thick sarcasm) and got some new ink lol. I have stepped away from nursing to do my passion, and it was scary, but so fulfilling to be doing my own thing now!! I am loving it!!
We now have a sign for the lingerie shop outside our studio in downtown Mount Airy, NC. I have my first birth photography shoot lined up later this month and I am so so so excited to be doing that. I was a postpartum nurse for six and a half years, so this will be getting back to my love of babies and their families.
We have shot lots of women this year for boudoir, give me a call and let me show you some of my most recent work in person and quell all of your fears and insecurities as to why this type of photography IS for you too!! This is such a fun way to bring out some confidence and see yourself in a new, positive way!!
Let’s also take a little walk down memory lane with one of my favorite shoots!! I just love confident women and this one rocked it!!! Thanks again S, we need to get you in here again soon!!
We are also booking more weddings this year in NC and beyond, we are also on The Knot! We are full service and will not leave your images stuck on a disk or USB (which will be obsolete in a few years, photographs don’t do that…) and help you design wall art and albums to last for decades!!
Reach out to us to let us help you with all of your photography needs (except the kiddos lol)…taking appointments for seniors, family, wedding, boudoir, bridals, engagement, divorce, and birth! Contact us at 336-648-8480 to chat about how we can help you!
See this photo at the top (click on blog link to see it)? Her husband now has a 20×30 canvas hanging on his side of the bed!! Let you hubby have what he wants 🙂
We got the pleasure of shooting Chelsa not too long ago for her maternity boudoir and she is amazing!! Not just in looks, but her whole being. She has had to face unimaginable loss in her life and is one tough chickie!!
Thank you for letting us have this honor and happy birthday to Logan Knox and congratulations Chelsa and Billy!! (And auntie Haley too!!)
Where in the heck has this year gone to? I swear it just seems like yesterday I was gearing up for 2017 and here we are sliding into 2018 already!
This year…wow, I never dreamed up the things that would have occurred in my life. Lots and lots of personal growth, which is sometimes painful, but oh so rewarding too…I started up the year as a hospice nurse and it was where I needed to be for the time, but ending up the year saying goodbye to hospice and into critical care in a hospital and thinking about travel nursing in the future.
I have learned I do not need to be around negative people who always have something bad to say about others, and have found the coolest circle of people that are amazing and love me and I feel don’t talk about me when I leave their presence. Which, not that I care if anyone talks about me or not, just don’t need that in my circle lol.
There have been so many changes in this last part of 2017…a new studio, a new lingerie shop, a new job, some new friends, a new view on where my life is going, a new dog (my son’s, but you all know how that ends up, she is mine now lol) and also some big changes coming in 2018 that will be a transition as well…everything I do is a work in progress and if I wasn’t busy all the time, I wouldn’t know how to act lol.
I am so very thankful to all of my clients that I have had the immense pleasure of working with this year, I hope they carry some new confidence with them due, in part, to what we do, but mainly because they have found that inner umph to be what they want to be!!
Here are a few highlights of the past 365 days…I am excited to meet the people that will make up my 2018 and be a highlight of my year in the next 365!!!
This girl right here is one of my most favorite people on this planet….She came to work with me back in October and has become invaluable to me. She helps me with everything from cleaning to helping me keep my sanity (that’s a huge job in itself!!!!!).
She said before this shoot that she just doesn’t see herself as sexy…I think this may have helped her to see that maybe just as much as her sweet hubby does, which I doubt because he is wild about her (with good reason, right??)!!!
Thank you Allison for all you are to me, I love you and your face lol!!!
Let us remind you that you are beautiful too!!!! Booking for next year going on right now! Also, we have a buy one, get one special…two shoots for the price of one!! Call for details 336-648-8480 or email us at email@example.com
I love this girl…she is one of my most favorite humans on the planet!! She has been with me for a couple of years now and we have done some cool work together!
I love that she is confident with her body and doesn’t see things like stretch marks and curves, as flaws!
This is a shoot we did for me to play with some lighting and different things in my new studio and none of these have seen Photoshop and I love them so much!
Let us remind you that you are beautiful just like you are too… Enjoy!~
People can be addicted to a lot of different things…drugs, alcohol, people, sex, tattoos, cars, animals, shopping, chocolate, shoes, etc…the list can go on and on…
Most are bad for you, but some are good…take for instance a boudoir shoot experience…they are fun, make you feel good, make you feel good about yourself, give you a boost of confidence, and make you see yourself in a better way and to accept you, as you are. To me that isn’t a bad addiction!!
This beautiful lady had her second shoot with us recently, and I feel she was even more amazing during this one!! She is one of the most authentic people and her smile lights up a room…I love you lady and thank you for being one of our biggest fans!!
Enjoy these and give us a call to schedule your shoot today!!
I have been doing some soul searching lately and some thinking about my connection I have with a lot of the women that come to me for the experience of a boudoir shoot. I am very much a thinker, my mind will not shut up…so in some type of convoluted way, I am going to attempt to explain my thoughts on why this is such a passion for me.
I was sexually molested as a child. As often times, it was at the hands of family memebers (yes, plural) and through most of my adult life I had always brushed the events off as “no big deal” because I wasn’t raped or, if I recall correctly, not even touched myself, but made to touch them. So, this didn’t seem like a big deal to me. I have had friends tell me their stories of abuse and they seem way more horrific than mine, but evidently mine WAS a big deal in the way my mind and sexuality formed.
I have had patterns in my life of some serious self sabotage related to the way my subconscious viewed myself. I have uprooted my life and several relationships and have done some really stupid things (as all humans have). It’s like if things are going really good, my mind says, ” let’s see what we can do to eff this up royally!”
Now, to the heart of this conversation…I have struggled with infertility all of my life. Yes, I have a son, and he’s a fluke lol. I’m not really sure how I did finally get pregnant with him because I had went for years and through different procedures trying to get pregnant and finally did at age 27. Then had a terrible pregnancy and almost anything that could go wrong during it, did. It sucked. I hated being pregnant (took a lot of therapy for me to even be able to say that without guilt about it) but when he was born, was just an absolute dream (and still is!).
Infertility is a wicked thing, women are SUPPOSED to have babies. That’s what society and your family, and everyone else you ever meet, once someone gets married the next question is when are you going to have babies….infertility does something to you as a woman. It beats you up and fills you with shame and guilt and can attack your subconscious mind in a bad way. (Sexual molestation and infertility can be linked together actually, want more information on that read this article.).
I have had so many women sit in my office during a consultation that have struggled with infertility. They definitely forget they are beautiful and still very much are women who can and should be loved and adored and desired!! This is what makes having a shoot done, such an empowering experience for them. It’s okay, actually encouraged, to feel like you are someone beautiful, sexy, even wanton in my place. Sex isn’t a dirty thing, having sexual desires isn’t bad, and being a woman who can embrace the characteristics of being a woman, is priceless to be able to feel, for a change, like a woman who is beautiful regardless of what your body won’t do. I love to see a woman see herself on the back of my camera in a new and different, guilt-free way and to watch them blossom and get in touch with the place in their brain that forgives themselves for being “inadequate”.
Now, thankfully in my life, even dealing with secondary infertility for several years after having my son, I’m done with desiringto have more children. It was a long hard process to come to terms with and to know I won’t be able to give my husband a child of his own, I realize I’m not inadequate to him and he loves me for me anyway (for whatever reason lol) and I have come a very long way in my journey to be happy and healthy. It heals me to help other women and I feel it helps my connection with women because I’ve been through some crap too, we all have.
I hope this makes some sense and thanks for reading if you’re at this last sentence!!! We are all just doing the best we can to get through this life, love each other!!
This lady right here just blew us away with her shoot!!! Seriously, who knew she was a little vixen lol?!? Here are some of her anonymous shots…I am so glad we had the opportunity to shoot this gorgeous girl and I have many more of her that aren’t anonymous!! Thanks again to Contessa for the amazing job […]
This young lady was so much fun and she was our first shoot in the new studio that has given us permission to use her photos, and boy are we happy to share her!!! She was a natural in front of the camera and was just totally stunning, as you can see!!
Thank you so much chickie! Contessa and I had so much fun working with you!