You’re {Not} So Vain

I’ve never understood why women find it vain to have portraits hanging up of themselves. I shoot all styles of portrait work but boudoir is what I am most drawn to. In the 19 years I’ve been shooting boudoir, I’ve noticed a trend of women feeling ashamed to have these images on display in their homes. They are afraid others will see them as conceited. To that I say— you’re missing the point. Boudoir serves as an artistic tool for people to be inspired by the beauty of their natural form. It is fine art we create together to capture [...]

Pretty Little Things

I've always been drawn to the prettier things of life. The textures and raw intricacies found in the everyday often are what fuel my creativity. When I met Messina working in a local café, I found her personality and doe-like brown eyes inviting. I knew her unique beauty was a perfect fit for the avant-garde shoot I had in mind. I collaborated with Emma from Infrared Design Studio to create the dramatic yet delicate fresh flowers worn by Messina. Emma went above and beyond to add a floral touch of life to the imagery. Her extensive education in botany [...]

Journey of Self

Journey of Self.  Professional Portraits is a way for the visual artist (that's me) to take people on a journey of self. To help them explore not only what others see on a daily basis but to also capture a rare glimpse of their best self.  Sometimes we are to close to see what others see in us and it is my passion as a photographer to show people or to remind them of just exactly what makes them special and unique to the rest of the world. Photographic Artists like myself, use the camera to reveal what the artist sees [...]

To Pause And Feel

"Don't fear her father said, sometimes the scary things are beautiful as well and the more beauty you find in them the less scary they'll become."   @atticuspoetry Have you had days you want to curl up and not get out of bed or see anyone; I've had many.  When I am curled up and wanting to hide from the world I acknowledge my feelings, take a bit of time to sort it out then, as my mom always told me, "now go wash your face with a cold cloth and change your attitude, and get out doors." Thank [...]

The Blossoming Lotus

When Cristina told me the name of her business, The Blossoming Lotus, I was curious why she chose chose the Lotus Flower, so I did a little reading.  The Lotus Flower symbolizes purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth.  It grows in deep, muddy water, but rises above the darkness into the light and blooms to its most beautiful. Cristina talks how she feels about her portraits. ""🌟 If there ever were two pictures to describe the dichotomy of who I am, it would be these two. These were taken 7 months ago by the lovely Lana Thomas @vvbportraits while on a [...]

Find One Who Makes You Dance

“Girls, said the old man are an ever flowing music no use complaining about the music just find one that makes you want to dance.”    ~Atticus Together we designed her photoshoot; soft, feminine and strong.  She told me her style was simple, clean, and classic and sometimes she added a bit of drama and surprise and she wanted a cozy feel, like ones in the bed or a comfy chair where she felt natural.  So, We chose which outfit went with each backdrop and the little pieces she brought with her we accessorized with items from the studio.  After all this planning now [...]