Portrait Couture

What Is A “Fine Art” Portrait Experience?

All Voulez Vous portrait sessions are fine art creations— but what makes fine art different from other portrait experiences?  Fine Art is defined as art developed primarily for aesthetics or beauty (as opposed to art that is designed for practical function). In photography, fine art is classified as imagery created in line with the vision of the photographer to [...]

What Is A “Fine Art” Portrait Experience?2020-02-18T12:12:10-06:00

Trying New Things

I’ve started reflecting on all the wonderful shoots I’ve done this year, as we near the end of 2019. Photography is a job that always calls for a little creative edge. I believe the secret ingredient to a photoshoot that really stands out is mutual willingness to try something new. I was reminded by my lovely client, Penny, when [...]

Trying New Things2020-01-15T10:53:10-06:00

You Think You’re Doing It For Someone Else..

  “You often think you’re doing something for someone else, yet at the end of the day it’s you receiving the gift.” These were the words Laura shared with me after our session. Often times clients aren’t sure what to expect out of a shoot. Above all, it has to do with the energy we create together in the [...]

You Think You’re Doing It For Someone Else..2019-10-16T12:19:44-05:00

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 [...]

You’re {Not} So Vain2019-09-25T18:57:11-05:00

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 [...]

Pretty Little Things2019-09-23T14:01:15-05:00

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 [...]

Journey of Self2019-05-08T13:59:52-05:00

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   https://www.atticuspoetry.com 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 [...]

To Pause And Feel2019-09-23T13:53:29-05:00

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 [...]

The Blossoming Lotus2019-09-16T17:04:24-05:00

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 [...]

Find One Who Makes You Dance2019-03-06T23:15:07-06:00

Valentines Day 2019

The first Valentine's Day was in the year 496 and started with Romans celebrating their start of Spring.  Valentino was a bishop and martyr and considered the saint of lovers, but a poet from the middle ages "Chaucer" was the first to link the holiday with romantic love.  Valentines Day started in the US in the 19th century and [...]

Valentines Day 20192019-03-06T23:13:45-06:00