I couldn’t be more excited to have a snow day!!! I was thinking that the whole winter was going to pass without a single flake of snow. How many of you are curled up under a blanket enjoying this goodness?
What does it look like to live your life outside the lines? Personally, I think it’s complicated and beautiful, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Tell me what it looks like for you...
Talking this morning with a friend about censorship and social media. While I try very hard to follow the guidelines, whether I agree with them or not, I just hate how the aesthetic of a photo is ruined with blurry dots, stars, heart or lines used in attempt to censor images. I’ve realized that I tend to post less photos that are shot from the front in order to preserve the beauty of the photos as they were intended to be viewed. With all of that realization I decided that today id break out of my rut and share a front-facing shot. It’s censored to prove that I’m a good citizen.
Have I ever mentioned that gift certificates are available for all of the sexy urban ninjas (or anyone else) in your life?!? Valentines isn’t over yet...
May your weekend bring a tremendous amount of lust and a deliciously equal amount of satisfaction. 😈
Spent the last week shooting in Alaska and it feels so good to be home now. I never thought I’d say this but 50 degrees is SO warm! At one point the thermostat in the car was cranked to 78, the fan was on high, the seat heater was maxed and despite all of that I was still wearing my down jacket, hat and gloves over all my layers! Crazy cold at moments but it was all worth it. Alaska is such a gorgeous place! Have you been there?
Somedays I can’t think of anything inspirational or quippy that I want to say. And on just as many days, I’m not in the mood to sell you anything. Today is absolutely one of those days. Nothing to sell, just a lovely image to share with a community of followers I love.
Hello from #anchoragealaska! It’s 22 degrees out, sunrise was at 10:00 AM and I just spent the last hour wandering around outside. The only reason I’m telling you this is because nude photos look really cold to me right now. ❄️
Sunday I competed in a photo challenge at where we had a makeup artist, a model, five random objects and one hour to to go from introductions to a final edited shot that brought it all together. It was craziness and total fun! But come Monday I found that I was twice as happy to back in my own space, working at my own pace, editing in solitude, and shooting my speciality. Funny how tiny disturbances in our routine can make us so aware of how comfortable we’ve become on the daily... and at this moment, I’m not going to argue with any of it.
What is one nice thing that you’ve done today (or will do) to show your partner that you appreciate their presence in your life?
If you follow my NSFW page, you’ll know that I revealed my focus word for 2019. I know it is a growing trend, to embrace a word to focus on instead of a list of resolutions, and this year I’m all for it. So this year, the word that I’ve chosen to inspire my work, and my goals is: moist. Watch me grow. Watch me glow.
My favorite part of every consultation is when I tell my clients how quickly the nerves will fade and be replaced with laughter and delight. I love this part because it’s true. Somehow, no matter what genre is happening in the studio, it always turns into a party. A sexy, music-filled, hot body party, full of laughter and smiles. Maybe you should try it sometime....
This year, because of the number of shibari requests I’ve received, I’ve decided to offer mini Valentines packages with a shibari rope option—it even includes the florals. This is a great option if you’ve been wanting to dabble in rope, or if you just love the aesthetic. Slide into my DMs for details.
It’s Sunday funday! I don’t know about you but some of my favorite “fun days” are spent lounging around the house and enjoying some quiet time.
This year I am pleased to offer a couple different Valentines mini packages. The first is the classic lingerie-based boudoir session with an album. The second is a floral shibari rope session. Either option is $250. I am only offering a handful of these sessions and the available dates are 1/26, 1/29 and 2/3. Delivery of images and albums by 2/8 and payment plans are available. DM with questions or to book. #portlandboudoir #oregonboudoir #vancouverwaphotographer #shibariart #shibaribondage #glamourshots #glamourphotography #portlandmom #intimateportraits #pdxdancers #portlanddancers #valentinesdaygifts
All the party people are getting ready for a big night out while I am over here getting ready for a big group game of Capture the Flag. I’m so excited!!! I’m donning my black ninja attire while strategizing how to tackle random teammates in the dark. I’m hoping for injuries all over the field. 😁 It might be the best NYE ever. I haven’t quite decided if I’m gonna wear some sexy faux eyelashes for the game just to up my holiday glam. For everyone going out, be safe!!! . . . . #nyeoutfit #nyedress #nye2019 #portlandoregon #pdxlife #happynewyears2018 #pdxmodel #portlandmodel #modellife🌎 #femalemodel #outdoortoilet #glitterglam #gutterglam #sparklydress #editorialphotoshoot #editorialphotographer #vancouverwashington #portlandpeople #thecouve #vanwa #vantucky #downtownvancouver
2018 a crazy shitty year for politics and a wonderful year behind the camera. Thank you to everyone who liked, commented, financially supported, modeled, and/or lavished loved on me this year. I truly couldn’t have done it without you! Here’s to 2019! Let’s light this sh*t up!!!
Who else is ready to get all #glammedup for New Years Eve tomorrow?!? It’s seriously my favorite holiday and I think this year is going to be a chart topper!!! Tomorrow I’ll tell you all about my top secret plans. 💀
Recently I had lunch with a person who had a bucket list. Unlike many of us, she has a list—a real list, written down in book that was part of her wallet. She pulled out the book to show me that she’d checked “boudoir photos” off her list. And sure enough, there it was. . I held on to the book and flipped through it a bit. There were about 4 pages neatly covered in all of her list items and a corresponding check box next to them all. Some of them were big ticket items, like see the Taj Mahal but others were simple, like camping on the beach. . I was incredibly inspired by this whole event. How many of us have dreams and ideas of all things that we want to do? We say that we want to do them, and they rattle around inside our hearts and minds, but they are quickly forgotten (or buried) in the hustle of life. . I want to do this. I want to write down my bucket list items and keep them in a place where I can be reminded of them every single day. I don’t want these important heart desires to get buried in the noise of everyday. I don’t want to let my life pass without really living.
Happy Tuesday. Here’s your daily dose of fucking awesome people doing something good for themselves. What have you done today, this week or this month to remind yourself of how wonderful you are? You are enough, you are beautiful, you are a wonderful creature of life and light. Believe in your light and share it with others. 🖤 . . . #bethelight #encourageothers #bethechangeyouwanttosee #believeinyourself #youareenough #youareloved #sexpositive #boudoir #bodypositive #mombod #momlifestyle #bopo #dailydoseofpositivity #pdxphotographer #vancouverwa #vancouverwaphotographer #austinboudoir #travelingphotographer
This true story has been front and center in my mind since I did some self-portrait headshots last week. Here’s my story: When I was 15 years old, I went Olympia to work as a Senate page for a week. At the end of the week they take nice, commemorative headshots of each page wearing the senate blazer and standing in front of the state and US flags. When my shiny 8x10 prints arrived in the mail, my mom opened the envelope, and immediately started crying saying, “Why can’t you just be pretty?” I’ve cried a few buckets of tears over the years knowing that no matter how hard a person works to be a standup person, or tries to help others, or works to make change in the world, most people (even the closest to us) still can’t get past the mainstream expectations of appearance and will be waiting to shoot one another down. It’s not just criticism about looking pretty in headshots, it’s shaving your legs, or wearing shorts that too short, wearing too much makeup or not wearing enough makeup, breasts size and bounce, hair color, piercings, flat tummies, cellulite... the list is endless! . . Many years ago I reconciled myself to just being ME. Beautiful/pretty have never been adjectives I cling to or strive for and I don’t really give two flying fucks about it. I am authentic, I have shit to do, so pardon me if always have too much dry shampoo in my hair and untied shoe laces. Life is about so much more than that. . . In my work I strive for authenticity with, and for, my clients. Why? Because I never want to be the person who expects their clients to show up and immediately reduce them to just being “pretty”. We are all more than that shallow external adjective, and I believe that we can create photos that are sexy, fun and still wildly authentic in a way that goes far beyond “pretty”. . . . #bethechangeyouwanttosee #activist #artactivism #selfportraitphotography #selfportrait #headshots #personalbranding #barbiesaremyjam #barbielife #barbiedoll #authenticity #pdxphotographer #vancouverwa #solopreneur #womanownedbusiness #livebeyond #contentment #empoweredwomen
“I promised to kiss her a million times before I died. Fifty a day for the rest of my life— so when I was gone she could smile knowing there wasn’t a place on her I missed.” @atticuspoetry | #portlandweddingphotographer #pnwphotographer #pnwlife #beachweddings #elopement #wedventuremag #oregonbride #pdxphotographer #vancouverwa #vancouverwaphotographer #oregoncoast #bridalboudoir #weddingboudoir
The couple that plays together stays together. 🖤 Ask me again and I’ll tell you the same. | #couplesgoals #couplesofinstagram #kinkcommunity #bdsmcommunity #wartenberg #consentissexy #sexpositive #pdxphotographer #vancouverwaphotographer #couplesphotography #boudoirphotos #queerartists
Sometimes I have the privilege of working with beautiful angels and @rosecity_siren was one of said angels. So many good things to come. #boudoirphotographer #vancouverwa #portlandboudoir #vancouverwaphotographer #boudoirinspiration #beautifulangel #pdxmodel #portlandphotographer #portlandweddingphotographer #portlandwedding #queerartist #lgbtqphotographer #lgbtqpride
I spent yesterday evening and today getting my photos ready to submit for the @popawardspdx. This was quite an interesting undertaking. Besides the fact that I have literally thousands of photos to choose from—only seven of which are being submitted, the biggest challenge came when deciding who and what to represent in my work. I firmly believe art and politics can not be separated and this was the basis for many of my choices. The Pop awards were established to recognize female photographers, in a highly male-dominated industry, and as a female photographer I wanted to bring the best I have as an artist, a feminist and as a political voice. We shape the future. We are the culture makers. Let us not waste our efforts on making anything less that a statement on behalf of female identifying people. . . . #bethechangeyouwanttosee #culturemaker #influence #loveislove🌈 #feministart #makechange #makewaves #femaleartist #queerartist #artactivism #pdxphotographer #portlandphotographer #vancouverwa #activist
They say that expectant mothers have a glow about them; I say they light up the night with their radiance! 🖤 . . . #portlandmaternityphotographer #portlandmom #portlandphotographer #lightpainting @tubetribe #lightpaintingphotography #bestmaternityphotos #thirdtrimester #vancouverwashington #vancouverwa #maternityphotoshoot #lightupthenight
Starting in October I will offering Gunoir packages. These packages include access to your choices of firearm rentals for the session from @sportingsystems. These packages will also include an on-site firearm specialist that will be present for both safety and accurate positioning. We’re here to make it as easy and fun as possible for you! So if you’re a firearm enthusiast, partnered with a firearm enthusiast, have a partner or spouse who is currently deployed, or you just want to feel hot as sh*t for a day, you should probably think about booking your session. . . #girlswhoshoot #pewpewlife #pewpew #gungirls #gunlover #gunmodel #girlswithguns #gungirl #gunbunny #portlandboudoir #vancouverwashington #vancouverwa #vancouverwaphotographer #gunoir #militarywife #deploymentsucks #militarywifelife #deploymentlife #supportourtroops
Its Friday and I say “Fuck yeah!!!” How about you? - - #girlswhoshoot #pewpewlife #pewpew #gungirls #gunlover #gunmodel #girlswithguns #pewpew #gungirl #gunbunny #portlandboudoir #vancouverwa #fuckyeah #fuckyeahfriday #vancouverwaphotographer #boudoirinspiration #gunoir #pgwg
I am so excited to announce that I will be teaming up with @sportingsystems to offer a new type of photography... gunoir! Special packages will be available for the firearm lovers in your life. 🖤 I say I specialized in boudoir and intimate photography, but the truth is that I specialize in holding space for people, to come as they are, and to be affirmed. I am so proud to say that I provide safe photographic services to members of the kink/BDSM community, sex workers, LGBTQ people, body positive and sex positive communities— and ANYONE else who is seeking artistic photographic renditions of their amazing person and all that their body is capable of. In my work I am not timid about or intimidated by social rules. - - - #girlswhoshoot #pewpewlife #pewpew #gungirls #gunlover #gunmodel #girlswithguns #pewpew #gungirl #gunbunny #portlandboudoir #vancouverwa #vancouverwaphotographer #boudoirinspiration #gunoir
And just like that, covered in wine, cake and happiness, this stunning bride walked away. 3/3 #trashthedress - - - - #cakesmashphotography #foodfetish #weddingday💍 #portlandbride #pdxbride #pnwweddingphotographer #pnwwedding #cakesmash #cakesmashsession #vancouverwa #trashthedressshoot #wreckthedress #adultcakesmash #boudoirinspiration