Well, let's dive in shall we?! I worked for over five years on a sexual assault crisis line as well as in person support groups. It was through this experience that I was able to not only observe the resilience and fire in survivors, but I was also able to cultivate strong trauma informed, anti-oppressive and inclusive frameworks which truly guide most of what I do in both my personal and professional life. These skills are utilized in my sessions, especially boudoir, when it comes to empowerment, self-care, body love, client comfort and boundary setting.
The studio sessions are intentionally 90 minutes long so that you have time to settle into the experience and also so that you have time for outfit changes if this is something you wish to do.
You and I are the only two people in the studio (unless you are doing a couples boudoir shoot), therefore you don't need to worry about anyone else interrupting the magic you are creating.
We work together on documenting your connection with your body in a way that feels right for you. For most folks, connecting with their body does not come easily and that is where I come in. I am there as your empowerment coach to provide feedback and suggestions throughout the session if this is something you would like.
Unless you like connecting in silence, we rock out to jams that make you feel the most empowered and sexy.
It is totally normal to feel this way! In fact, most folks do. Don't fret, I will be with you every step of the way to guide you through this process to make it as carefree, stress free and fun as possible! If it would make you feel more comfortable to have a phone or video chat beforehand, then let's do it! But I will tell you this, every single one of my clients who have felt nervous and awkward beforehand, left the session feeling f*ing fabulous!
As much or as little as you want!
I have had clients wear only their favourite pair of underwear and others who felt the most comfortable wearing their partner's shirt slightly off the shoulder! When we chat, I will give you a list of fun ideas that have worked well in the past and you can choose what feels right for you :)
There are no expectations to get hair and make-up done, especially if your feel the most beautiful rocking your natural look.
However, if you do wish to have your hair and makeup done, please do this prior to the session. If you need support in arranging this, I can connect you with a wonderful mobile stylist who will provide a discount for booking a session with me (yes, this makes me feel cool). Please allot 2 hours for this, not including travel time to the studio.
If you desire to orders prints or an album to curate your boudoir collection, I am LIVING FOR THIS! Some folks choose to do this for themselves while others do this for their partner as a gift.
When I deliver your final images in your private online gallery, you will be able to choose if you want to purchase various products including prints and albums from two Canadian vendors who make stunning quality prints and handmade albums. If you order in the first 7 days after receiving your gallery, you will receive a discount!
One thing I stand by during my boudoir photography sessions is consent based practice. This not only comes into play during the session itself but after the fact when your images are delivered to you.
I will not share any images without your consent. If that means no images, then it's no images. Simple as that!
YES! Adventure empowerment sessions are amazing and so so fun. If you're up for some intimate portraits in the great outdoors, let me know and I will send you my list of recommended spots!
My boudoir approach is all about empowerment and self-love. While I will gently retouch images, smooth out rough or flakey skin, remove temporary blemishes, or even permanent scars upon request. I do not, however, make anything "larger or smaller".
After you choose your favourites from your proofing gallery, you will receive your final images within 3 weeks :)