Empowered Portraiture

You've Got It. Celebrate It.

The modern woman knows her truth, her worth, her strength. She isn’t one thing. She’s all things. She’s you.

Boudoir photography celebrates all the thousands of ways to be a woman. Every line and curve and dimple (yes, dimples) speaks to who you are and what you want. There is no size or age that’s wrong. Owning your confidence and sense of self is what shines through in these exquisite, intimate photographs.

I’d love to be the one to help capture you as the inspiring, empowered woman you are.

Im ready for this!

The Raves...

Miss A...

Wow, where do I begin? I would have never thought I would actually follow through with a boudoir shoot, but I felt so confident and comfortable after meeting Dawn. Prior to the shoot, not only did she give me suggestions for what to wear and what to expect, but she created a Pinterest board just specifically for my shoot! Who does that? I was so pleased by that point with her service. On the day of the shoot, she was just amazing and made me feel so comfortable! She literally got on the floor and did every single pose that she wanted me to do. She was patient and encouraging me the entire time. If I would do this shoot all over again, I would choose Dawn as my photographer over and over. Not was is she talented in the moment, but I loved how all of my pictures came out, and with such quick turn-around. These types of shoots can be a bit discouraging or overwhelming, especially if you're a woman who is not confident in your own skin; but trust me, you will feel like the most beautiful and sexiest woman ever with Dawn. Dawn is just truly amazing at her craft and I cannot wait to work with her again.

Miss R...

I wanted to surprise my fiance with boudoir pictures on our wedding day. I had such a wonderful experience with Dawn! I really appreciated that she took the time to help me create a vision board for outfit ideas and makeup. I was super nervous before my shoot, but Dawn made me feel so comfortable and confident. It felt like I was hanging out with a good friend, I had so much fun! Dawn got my photos back to me the next week, which was awesome. I absolutely love how the photos turned out. Dawn was super helpful with getting me into flattering poses. Turns out, this was not just a gift for my fiance, but a gift to myself as it was a very empowering and fun experience.

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A Photographer for the Modern Woman

So often, my experience photographing boudoir portraits starts as a gift for your fiancé or husband. And it is a gift for them! But what I love—truly love—about this opportunity is the transformation I witness in the women I photograph. To be a part of your confidence, to see you embrace and celebrate your perfect “imperfections.” That is extraordinary. At the end of our session, without fail, the photos we create have become something for you.

An experience for the woman worth celebrating...

and that is YOU!

do it for you!

FAQ

ANSWER:

QUESTION:

ALL OF THE WOMEN YOURE SHOWING LOOK LIKE MODELS...IM NOT A MODEL, CAN I DO THIS?

First off, WOW! Thank you so much!! All of the women on my website are just like you, none of them are professional models, so that is a HUGE compliment and I appreciate it so much! All of these women sat exactly where you are now, scrolling through thinking, "well Im not a model, I wonder how good she can make me look?"

The answer is...like a model!

Im a pretty humble person but I know my gifts, and I know that understanding women and what they would like...how they should see themselves, is something I am great at. You dont have to know what youre doing to look amazing. I will guide you throughout the entire process, from helping with outfit choices, guiding you through how the photo shoot will go, getting into poses with you to show you what to do, helping you with breathing so that you look gorgeous. You only have to trust me...

QUESTION:

ANSWER:

It's always a good idea to reach out and get on the schedule as soon as you're ready. Weekends are my busiest days and very hard to accommodate and so Fridays tend to book up quickly as well. If you need one of those days, I would reach out a couple of months before you would like your session.

Once you have had your photo shoot, my turn around times are within two weeks for your edited photos and then any albums or prints you purchase take about two weeks after that. So the latest you would want your shoot is a month before you need to have your products. If youre in a pinch for time, reach out and let's see what we can make happen.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK MY SESSION?

ANSWER:

QUESTION:

WHAT DO YOUR PACKAGES INCLUDE? HOW MUCH SHOULD I EXPECT TO SPEND?

The photo shoot experience starts at $499, this includes the photo shoot with Dawn, the retouching of your images, the in-person (or on the computer) photo viewing session for you to choose your package images and order photo products a la carte.

Our most popular package, and the average of what most women spend, includes all of the above, plus makeup application, an 8x8" 20 image linen bedside album, and those 20 selected images as web resolution digital files on a crystal USB for personal or social media use. After all said and done, clients on average spend about $1499 for their shoot and the photo products, prints and digital images, that they love. Women are always in shock by how many images they LOVE! They always think they will be the one who doesnt get a ton of amazing photos, and I love it when they are always wrong!

QUESTION:

ANSWER:

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK MY SESSION?

It's always a good idea to reach out and get on the schedule as soon as you're ready. Weekends are my busiest days and very hard to accommodate and so Fridays tend to book up quickly as well. If you need one of those days, I would reach out a couple of months before you would like your session.

Once you have had your photo shoot, my turn around times are within two weeks for your edited photos and then any albums or prints you purchase take about two weeks after that. So the latest you would want your shoot is a month before you need to have your products. If youre in a pinch for time, reach out and let's see what we can make happen.

QUESTION:

ANSWER:

Within two weeks of your shoot we will meet for your in person viewing session. Dont worry, if youre not local to Charlotte we can also do these on the computer. I dont want your experience to stop at the photo shoot, its important to have an amazing time and feel taken care of through product delivery. I have perfected this viewing experience so that I can help you when youre having a hard time deciding between ALL of the amazing photos you will have. Narrowing down photos, selecting between two similar ones, designing a fluid album, and picking the perfect photos for wall art...this can all get overwhelming, so having me there to help you is always something our clients appreciate. Its also my favorite part of the entire process, to see my clients eyes fill with water and the giant smile on their face as they look at themselves, and see their beauty.

HOW DO I SELECT MY FAVORITE IMAGES FROM THE MY PHOTO SHOOT?

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QUESTION:

I SEE BOTH BEAUTY AND BOUDOIR PHOTOS IN YOUR WORK. CAN I EXPECT A MIXTURE OF BOTH?

Yes, most women chose to have a mixture of both but you're totally able to do just one or the other. Here is the difference:

Beauty photography is typically fully dressed photos, which can include a pretty lace bodysuit and jeans, a ballgown, a little black dress and even draping fabric. These photos are for the woman who wants stunning photos of herself that are wall art worthy. She may be intimidated by baring more skin in a boudoir session or just loves gorgeous and more modest photos. These photos capture your whole face and have a high end retouch so they are wall worthy!

Boudoir photography is my specialty. These photos are a little more undressed than beauty, and include you wearing lingerie, lounge wear or sometimes nothing at all. Your photos will look more raw, candid, and feel more unposed, even though I am always helping to pose you along the way (don't worry girl, I'll be down on the floor with you showing you exactly what to do!). Boudoir photography celebrates women's sexuality, femininity and fierceness! So they are more intimate in nature. Your collection will include photos of your face, anonymous photos where your body is the feature and your face isn't fully shown, and detail shots of your lips, shoulders, legs, booty.

QUESTION:

ANSWER:

As of right now, options for your shoot location include your home, outside in a somewhat remote area (I cant guarantee complete privacy unless its your own property), a hotel or an AirBnB that you rent.

When you reach out, if you dont want to do it in your home, let me know and I can send you a list of amazing rental properties that are available.

Sessions will take place in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.

WHERE WILL MY SHOOT TAKE PLACE?

QUESTION:

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You go girl! On a risque meter of 1-10, Im well...about a 3.7. What you see on my site and social media is about as far as we go. My specialty is showing women in a beautiful light and showing their femininity. I photograph them in a variety of wardrobe, including fully dressed, in lingerie or even nude. My nude photos include breast and bum but no pelvic area is ever photographed. So if the level of risque that is shown here is good for you, then Im your photographer!

YOUR PHOTOS ARE TASTEFUL AND GORGEOUS, BUT WHAT IF I WANT TO GET A LITTLE MORE...RISQUE?

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QUESTION:

I've got you! After we set up your session we will have a pre-shoot consultation and chat about all the things! Then I will create a Pinterest board for you that shows which type of outfits I think would be best for your shoot, based on what you want out of it.

I'll also be sending you an email a little bit before your shoot that goes over everything and how to best prepare for your shoot!

If youre feeling nervous about the day, don't worry...you and everyone else does too! You're free to bring one best friend to the shoot with you if it makes you feel better. Sometimes having her there with you (yes, no men - strict rule) will help you to feel more calm before the shoot starts and she can be your cheerleader! I just ask that once we get started, that she is only there for encouragement and doesn't interfere with the shoot (running in to fix your hair, or direct your pose), Ive totally got you in that area and she can just focus on helping you feel amazing!

If you want to make it even better though...book sessions with your bestie back to back and be there for each other!! Make a fun girls day out of it!

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE AND WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

QUESTION:

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HOW MUCH CAN YOU EDIT OUT FOR ME?

This is always a sensitive question but I have to do what I feel is right here. I will edit blemishes, minor skin imperfections so that your skin looks smooth, under eye circles and small things. I do keep Photoshop to a minimum though and I use posing and angles to minimize what you feel is your "problem" area, and I also really focus on the areas of your body that you love.

If you have any smaller imperfections that your really concerned about (stretch marks, small scars, etc) let me know during your pre-shoot consultation. My editing style is focused on making your skin look gorgeous and your real beauty truly show.

QUESTION:

ANSWER:

IM A TEACHER, PASTOR'S WIFE, HIGH POLITICAL OFFICIAL, A NUN...WHAT IF I DONT WANT MY PHOTOS SHOWN AND I NEED ULTIMATE PRIVACY?

Dont worry! All of the photos shown on my website and social media are signed off by the women in them to use. I will NEVER just use your photos without consent. Although Im sure if anyone saw your photos, all they would say is, "Yes Queen!!!" because my work is tasteful and beautiful. But I totally understand if its just not an option!

I want you to feel ultimate comfort in this experience. I do not send your photos off to be edited. All editing is done in house by me. I also will not put your photos on an online gallery, like the industry standard, where outside sources can see or get into. Your photos are kept on my hard drives and issues to you on a crystal flash drive so you can use them with privacy.

In the event that you are SUPER PROUD of your photos and want to share some, you are able to pick from numerous options, what type of photos youre comfortable sharing. You will never be mentioned by name and you will never be tagged in any way. Its just not my thing...and something you can share on your own.

Im also always willing to sign an NDA if you need one for your profession or public visibility.

If you have any other questions, click below and fill out the contact form. I can answer any questions you might have!

READY FOR THIS!

Miss S...

I was a little nervous before the shoot, but I felt totally prepared!! I loved my Pinterest board, and I felt like you really listened to what I wanted and the feel I was going for in the photos.

On the day of the shoot, I felt like you were a long lost best friend! I'm pretty sure we were joking around 10 minutes into it.

I left feeling so excited! More for myself than for my future husband. I couldn't wait to see the pictures and I felt so beautiful and sexy.

I loved the photos! You really brought out my positives and flattered my trouble spots that I was concerned with, like every other woman. I felt like man, I could show these to anyone, I look like a knockout! I will 100% be doing another shoot!

Miss E...

Leading up to the shoot, I was very nervous and more than a little uncomfortable in my own skin. I had my son earlier in the year and was still getting used to my "mom bod". I was very thankful to have you there to answer all of my questions and recommend the best attire for me. Every communication was very prompt and I felt well informed and knew what to expect.

Walking up to the door I was extremely hesitant but when you opened it with that great big smile and a hug to match I instantly felt at ease. There was not a time during the shoot where I was not 100% comfortable and I even had a lot of fun and laughs! I left feeling like a million bucks!!

The photos were exactly what I wanted them to be. They were sexy and classy. I feel like I can show them to anyone because they are artistic and showcase the things that make a woman beautiful. I would absolutely do another boudoir shoot with you!! The entire experience was nothing but positive in all ways!

NOW IS THE TIME TO SHOW THE WOMAN YOU ARE IN THIS MOMENT.

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