THE PHOTOGRAPHER

This is me. I'm Valerie. Your boudoir photographer. I'm a 30-something woman who has been through hell and back in life and with body image. I'm still on the journey to self-love and, while I've come a very, very, very long way, I am still truckin' along right next to you.

I've been a photographer for over a decade and have almost exclusively narrowed my business to boudoir photography. I love getting women and couples in front of my lens and showing them how important it is to love themselves and each other.

Myself, I'm an everyday woman. I dabble in being a mom, a non-profit board member, a diy-er, and a marketing guru. I love traveling, live music, lavender and campfires. I love my passion planner (geeky). I'm learning to be gluten-free and dairy-free (tips?) but boy do I love pasta, ice cream, and coffee that's light n' sweet. I pride myself on being a lifelong learner and a yogi-wannabe. I'm also keen on antiques, poetry, equality and diversity (Everyone is welcome in my studio!), tattoos and symbolism.

I'm unapologetically me. 


THE BOUDOIR EXPERIENCE

Here's a little-known fact that may surprise you: provocative photography featuring women in their boudoirs has been a thing for nearly 100 years. Yep -- before quick film developing, before digital cameras, before women could vote and, get this: before it was even legal!

I'll spare you all the historical details and just tell you that women have been posing for the camera in their sexiest lingerie (sometimes sans clothing at all!) since the early 20th century. And, as you've seen in art class, many have posed for the paint brush and painter even earlier than that, as well.

For that reason, I consider boudoir photography a rite of passage; a gift to not just your significant other, but to yourself. It's a celebration of you, your womanhood, your beautiful body and your sense of spirit. 

I have worked with all sorts of women at various stages of their life. I’ve done boudoir photography for women celebrating their new figures or accepting their old scars, women who want to give a special birthday or Christmas gift to their partners, expecting women, brides, and even couples who want to celebrate their love and connection.

I pride myself on professionalism, attention to detail and the ability to make you feel absolutely at ease throughout your boudoir session. We laugh, we get serious, we have fun. And I promise you this, you'll walk away feeling confident in your own skin and beautiful.

Confidence is calling. 

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