I got my start in boudoir photography very early. My very first job (at the whopping age of 13) was assisting a photographer in her boudoir photography studio.
It was my job to create the albums from the prints she had made. I spent the next 5 years looking at all the images she had created. I quickly fell in love with the idea of boudoir photography and how wonderful it made all of the clients feel. As it often does, life got in the way and I reluctantly tendered my resignation at the boudoir studio and pursued other career opportunities. In my time assisting that photographer, I learned to love the boudoir business and despite leaving the studio I secretly hoped to one day own my own studio. Almost 20 years passed – the dream of owning a studio still buried somewhere in the recesses of my mind, and then something amazing happened. Call it fate, destiny or whatever you are comfortable with, but the universe was determined to remind me of my dream.
Out of almost nowhere, I met Jeff. Jeff was an aspiring landscape photographer at the time. Reluctantly, he eventually showed me his work and I knew immediately knew he had a unique gift. At the time, I didn’t know how profound that would be for us, but that’s getting ahead of myself.
Fast forward three years – Jeff (with much needling and encouragement from his now wife) was a professional landscape photographer with a few awards under his belt. Despite his success, he couldn’t quite figure out how to “give away” his gift.
He sat me down one night and asked me how he could make the world a better place with his photography. Holy goals Batman… really, my husband wants to change the world WITH A CAMERA?!? In spite of me being sure he had fallen off his rocker, we talked about it at length and it was at that moment that the universe reminded me of my adolescent dream.