Category: boudoir

Earlier this spring I returned a call from someone that was interested in having me join her as...

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17Oct '17

Kathy, Gillian and making it body positive - Goddess session

Earlier this spring I returned a call from someone that was interested in having me join her as part of her work addressing the multitude of issues women face in loving their bodies. What was intended as a quick phone chat turned into an hour of gushing, agreeing and both getting goosebumps - and...

I am not going to say much here. I am just going to let her energy and radiance speak for itself....

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1May '17

Vancouver Island Boudoir - Jenna

I am not going to say much here. I am just going to let her energy and radiance speak for itself. Well, it is me after all, so I am going to say something... of course. Jenna and I have history. We knew each other years ago, we were both at a different place, literally and emotionally. Spending...

I am always honored to photograph women, but when it is someone who I know has been thinking about...

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27Oct '16

Comox Fitness Portrait - Tanya

I am always honored to photograph women, but when it is someone who I know has been thinking about it for a long time I get a little extra excited the day of the shoot.   Tanya and I have known each other, since I started going to her coffee shop 15 years ago. In the last few years, we have had...

The Body Shift program which I  co-facilitated earlier this year at Studio IPF was full of an...

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16Oct '16

Roberta by the river - Goddess session

The Body Shift program which I  co-facilitated earlier this year at Studio IPF was full of an incredible diverse group of woman, most of who were new to me. A perk though, was getting to reconnect with some woman who I call my "Comox Valley Roots." When I first moved to the valley  I didn't know...

I shot this session of Christine a few weeks ago. The images feel so truthful to who she is. So I...

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29Aug '16

Christine - Goddess session

I shot this session of Christine a few weeks ago. The images feel so truthful to who she is. So I asked her to share her thoughts around what she sees and feels when she looks at these images. Chrissy, I appreciate you every day of the week, as we work together and as you pour your heart into what...

This woman is so much. She is a leader, a connector,  a honesty injector, a cut through the BS...

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22Aug '16

Goddess Session - Paula

This woman is so much. She is a leader, a connector,  a honesty injector, a cut through the BS kind-of gal, a giver of sympathetic head tilts,  a teacher, a question asker, a calming presence, a laugh inducer, the keeper of the best banana bread recipe ever, a solution giver and a  I don't...

To me, and the dictionary, a goddess is described as a woman of great beauty or grace. Angela is...

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10Aug '16

Vancouver Island Photographer - Goddess photograph

To me, and the dictionary, a goddess is described as a woman of great beauty or grace. Angela is just that. Her beauty shines in her relationship with the ocean and nature, and in her role of a herbalist and expert on seaweed. Her grace is in her honestly and  genuine caring for others. These...

I just had a melt-down. I am working on a school assignment, the first one I am not enjoying. I...

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28Jul '16

I just had a total meltdown, but this helped

I just had a melt-down. I am working on a school assignment, the first one I am not enjoying. I read the words, and then I read them again. I moved from my school desk to the patio.  I tried again.  Still there is a piece I can't make sense of.  I can't walk away and come back to it tomorrow,...

I have sat by, watching her journey. Can you call it that? Really a heartache, mixed with head...

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28Apr '16

This mother's day - helping Alison Azer and receiving a rock star gift!

I have sat by, watching her journey. Can you call it that? Really a heartache, mixed with head banging, is more what I would expect for it to feel like See, there is no pretty way to wrap up having your children kidnapped to a war zone. You hear of these stories and you give thanks, that they are...

Like many women Leanne was wanting to have a boudoir session for many years. We started talking...

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19Apr '16

Leanne - Comox Valley Boudoir

Like many women Leanne was wanting to have a boudoir session for many years. We started talking about it back in 2014, when I first met her to photograph her 2015 wedding. She wanted to create these photos for herself. While her husband certainly appreciated them, like many women this is something...

FIRST - THIS IS WHAT I SAID IN MY NEWSLETTER  A few years ago I began a really deep journey of...

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20Mar '16

I sent a newsletter about the Body Shift Project & wow this came back

FIRST - THIS IS WHAT I SAID IN MY NEWSLETTER  A few years ago I began a really deep journey of shifting the way I saw my body. Honestly, it is thanks to my clients. As someone who photographs women regularly, both for their professional work images, for family photos and more relevantly,...

The stunning Julia came in for a boudoir session as a gift for her (very lucky) boyfriend, to have...

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1Mar '16

Julia - Comox Valley Boudoir

The stunning Julia came in for a boudoir session as a gift for her (very lucky) boyfriend, to have a super fun experience, and to celebrate herself. I am so glad she did as she was such a joy to photograph. She was funny, smart and I got a snippet into her passion for life - this woman has such a...

A photo session on your birthday? It was so lovely to have the captivating Laura in on her...

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29Jan '16

Comox Valley Boudoir Session - Laura

A photo session on your birthday? It was so lovely to have the captivating Laura in on her birthday. She is  fierce, dynamic, active, and outgoing - a woman with many lives already lived. She  has been photographed numerous times by different photographers (slightly nerve wracking) so I really...

This blog post has been sitting ready to post for too long, because when someone means something...

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11Jan '16

My beautiful friend - Maya- Courtenay Boudoir

This blog post has been sitting ready to post for too long, because when someone means something really special to you, it can be hard to write, so I can get a bit paralyzed about what to say. I have known Maya for many years, but it is more recently that I have come to call her a trusted...

Never mind her stunning looks, and super fit body, it is really her personality and positivity that...

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30Oct '15

Boudoir in the city

Never mind her stunning looks, and super fit body, it is really her personality and positivity that captures your attention. She definitely is my kind of woman - one who sets her own rules and lives her life that way, all while not being scared of feeling vulnerable and loving deeply. That is...

This is a hard post to write. Because Wow. I mean really. Leah. This woman is ..sigh.. wow. Oh yah,...

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24Jun '15

Courtenay Photographer - wow session!

This is a hard post to write. Because Wow. I mean really. Leah. This woman is ..sigh.. wow. Oh yah, I said that. Leah and I first crossed paths many years ago, she was kicking butt back then as well, chasing and reaching goals, but now, she has taken it up to a entire different level over at her...

A bit about Lisa. What is the definition of fearless? Well, it isn't a one word, or a one sentence...

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30Apr '15

Lisa - Courtenay Boudoir session

A bit about Lisa. What is the definition of fearless? Well, it isn't a one word, or a one sentence answer, but a significant part of my definition includes choosing to live with vulnerability and allowing people to see that. When you meet Lisa for the first time, when you look into her eyes, see...

I go into most of my boudoir and goddess sessions with a20% vision and 80% open mind, ensuring I...

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21Apr '15

Kim rocks her Goddess session

I go into most of my boudoir and goddess sessions with a20% vision and 80% open mind, ensuring I can stay open to what I feel from the beauty in front of my camera and create images that are honest. Kim is strong woman, and not just literally, but she also  has  quite side to her, and a very...

Stefanie intrigued me. We have come to know each other through her work as a make-up artist and...

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10Mar '15

Stef's Goddess Session - Comox Valley Boudoir

Stefanie intrigued me. We have come to know each other through her work as a make-up artist and stylist at Level 10 Eurospa . Her plethora of artistic skills and passions drew me towards her. She is a creative soul. Throughout our session I also realized what a deep loving, loyal and transparent...

A kick-ass hairstylist at Roots the Salon, a singer, a rock-climber -  an artistic soul with an...

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5Mar '15

Ashleigh Boudoir session - Comox Valley Boudoir

A kick-ass hairstylist at Roots the Salon, a singer, a rock-climber -  an artistic soul with an athletic streak. I pretty much adore this woman and her down to earth, playful, kind, honest,  energy. Oh and sexy.. yes. .there is definitely that. xoxo <3   Are you ready for...

You know this is a year to take those steps towards fear, jumping through some hoops in the...

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18Feb '15

Something that scares you - Boudoir

You know this is a year to take those steps towards fear, jumping through some hoops in the direction of stronger self acceptance, abundance of fun and life experiences. Each month in 2015 you are taking on a challenge of something that scares you. Month two - A boudoir session. In front of the...

It isn't often that I get to share such variety from a boudoir session. Many of you will recognize...

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9Dec '14

Jen - her boudoir revealed

It isn't often that I get to share such variety from a boudoir session. Many of you will recognize my good friend and associate Jen, who has been  shooting some wedding and my boudoir marathon with me for years.  I met Jen 10 years ago when she hired me to photograph her wedding, and since then,...

“Courage is grace under pressure.” ― Ernest Hemingway Thank you Cheri for stepping in front...

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13Nov '14

Cheri

“Courage is grace under pressure.” ― Ernest Hemingway Thank you Cheri for stepping in front of the camera and adding to the many lessons and gifts being a photographer brings me. You shine incredibly beautifully - xoxox...

When people welcome me into their home to photograph their boudoir session I get a little extra...

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1Aug '14

Shellie - In-home Boudoir Session

When people welcome me into their home to photograph their boudoir session I get a little extra excited. No, you don't have to tidy up for me, re-arrange or ensure your home looks like it is off the pages of  a magazine. Now, it just so happens that Shellie's house  is inspired - fresh and...

Late last year when we did a call-out for those that wanted to pose for some sample "Before and...

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5Mar '13

Kim - Before and After

Late last year when we did a call-out for those that wanted to pose for some sample "Before and After" shots, I was thrilled to see that Kim threw her name in the hat. She is one of those people that I have crossed paths with for years, and despite her living around the corner from me, we really...

Jen was one of the three chosen to help show all of you the power of a good photo. We took this...

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29Jan '13

Jen - before the shoot and after

Jen was one of the three chosen to help show all of you the power of a good photo. We took this before photo of Jen, straight on during an overcast day. We then left her in the hands of make-up artist Kayla-Rea at Roots the Salon followed by some hair styling (no cutting or dying) with the lovely...

This year I have met my share of beautiful women. The building of my boudoir photography has been...

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23Dec '12

What a beautiful year! Before and After

This year I have met my share of beautiful women. The building of my boudoir photography has been an incredibly fulfilling part of what I do. For so many reasons I felt the timing was right. I have been photographing boudoir for years, and each time I capture a woman I would receive unsolicited...

  Here are a few unsolicited words from last year's participants - " I couldn't have asked...

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3Oct '12

Announcing the Fall Boudoir Marathon-is it your time?

  Here are a few unsolicited words from last year's participants - " I couldn't have asked for a better experience, you made me feel so comfortable and at ease. The perfect amount of sass, glam and laughs on a Saturday morning. Every woman should do this at least once in their life!" -...

Something I learned many years ago is the importance of surrounding yourselves with positive,...

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16Aug '12

The gal answering the phone... exposed - Christine Boudoir

Something I learned many years ago is the importance of surrounding yourselves with positive, honest, guinuine people - when you have the choice. One aspect of being self-employed that I don't take for granted is that I get to chose who I work beside o and set the tone for the environment we spend...