About Me. I was born and raised in Florida, moved to Hawaii with my husband (who is from here) in 2011. I am a wife and mom of 2. I am a feminist who believes in equal rights for all. I can be bribed with chai lattes. When I am not shooting, I can usually be found at the beach.
My Why. I have been living with insecurity about my body for years. Haven't most of us? I mean, I have never had a woman come in for a session who was 100% confident in her body. NEVER. There has always been something that she wanted to hide, or exaggerate, or something she just wishes was a little bit different, a little more like it used to be, maybe a little more like someone else. I have had those thoughts myself. But I needed that to change. I need to love myself more and I needed to inspire other women to do the same.
During my photography career and hearing so many of my female clients say things like “can you work your photoshop magic to make my hips look smaller?!.”, I decided I needed to do something about it. I need to help change body image and, in my own tiny little way, promote a more body positive environment for other women.
That’s how I came to LOVE boudoir. I love helping a woman transform in front of my lens from a shy woman tugging at her lingerie trying to hide parts of her body to a confident babe asking if we can do some fully nude shots at the end of the session. Of course, not every session is that drastic of a change, but my goal is that every woman leave her session loving herself and her body a little bit more than when she came in. If I have accomplished that and provided her beautiful images, I can hold my head a little higher.