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Kamloops Boudoir Photographer (Day 1)
Kamloops, BC

Kamloops Boudoir Marathon

What more can I say that I didn’t already say in the first blog post? (See the Marathon Day 2 post here) These ladies KILLED it, they were absolutely amazing – so brave, so fun and so incredibly beautiful. I think what blows me away every time I do a boudoir shoot is how unique each woman is. Although we all have things that we dislike about our bodies (I am sad to say that I have several things that I wish could be different sometimes), what I love most about my job is that I never see those things in the women I shoot. When I have a client say I really hate my nose, or my teeth or whatever, I am always so dumbfounded because it’s ALWAYS something that I would have NEVER noticed otherwise. Maybe it’s because I see the world with rose colored glasses and I actually can find so many beautiful things in every single woman I photograph. I’ve had friends or other clients ask me if I’ve ever had someone who was hard to photograph because they weren’t great looking, and I can honestly say no because I think there are always so many beautiful things in each person (whether they see them or not) and I like to think that it shows in all of my photos. I don’t just blog the “models” or the people I think are the most beautiful. I blog everyone and anyone that I’ve photographed who let’s me because I think we allĀ  need to start loving ourselves for our differences and for the things that make us unique! I know I probably need to turn this advice back around to myself a lot of the time, but it’s something I try to work on, and I think it’s a work in progress for every woman – which is why I’m always so honored when these ladies choose me when they decide to celebrate themselves!

*** Please keep in mind that I have complete written permission from these ladies to showcase their photos on my blog and website. No photos will ever be put on the internet without your explicit permission. ***

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*** Please keep in mind that I have complete written permission from these ladies to showcase their photos on my blog and website. No photos will ever be put on the internet without your explicit permission. ***

The incredible Amber with Sheer Radiance Hair & Makeup

 

Kamloops Boudoir Marathon (Day 2)
Kamloops, BC

Kamloops Boudoir Photographer

When I first moved to Kamloops I was worried that because it was a smaller city, it would be over saturated with lots of great photographers, there would be a lot of competition and there wouldn’t be much camaraderie between photographers… but was I ever wrong! I have never made so many amazing friends, confidants and trusted allies anywhere else in my life. Yes, there are a ridiculous amount of photographers in Kamloops, and YES of course there is competition because they are all so amazing in their own way – but I think what differentiates Kamloops compared to other cities is that we can recognize our own strengths in our personalities and in our styles, and work together instead of being selfish or catty, and in my mind that’s the best way to grow as an artist, and as a person! I love more than anything having great relationships with other photographers in town who I can refer my clients to if I’m booked, or if my clients are looking for something (like newborn photography) that I don’t offer than I can recommend someone amazing and know that they will be taken care of, and I love that they do the same for me! I also like knowing that I can team up with other photographers to offer something awesome – like Jo LeFlufy and I did with our 2 day boudoir marathon that we hosted for Valentine’s Day! If you’ve met us both, you will know that Jo and I are both pretty talkative, bubbly, (and maybe a little crazy) ladies – and we thought it would be so much fun to offer both our skills as boudoir photographers to the women of Kamloops. What transpired were two amazing days of lots of mimosas, crazy good hair and makeup, so much fun, way too many laughs, and ultimately lots of incredible pictures! We took turns photographing each lady, and it was awesome to see the differences between styles when we both shot using the same lighting, the same girl, the same hair and makeup and the same cameras+lenses! Just goes to show how different two photographers can be when put in the same situation – a big yay for creativity + collaboration!

*** Please keep in mind that I have complete written permission from these ladies to showcase their photos on my blog and website. No photos will ever be put on the internet without your explicit permission. ***

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*** Please keep in mind that I have complete written permission from these ladies to showcase their photos on my blog and website. No photos will ever be put on the internet without your explicit permission. ***

Hair & Makeup: Amber with Sheer Radiance Hair & Makeup

My partner in crime: Jo LeFlufy Photography

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Kamloops, BC

Kamloops Boudoir Photographer

This session has been waiting quite some time to hit the blog as it was a personal project that myself and Jo LeFlufy photography teamed up to do (which means it gets moved to the back of the “to do list” haha). Jo LeFlufy is also an incredible boudoir photographer in town and it’s awesome to see what two different photographers come up with when it’s the same couple, same lighting, same equipment and then see how different our minds work! It’s really quite awesome!

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE photographing boudoir. There is just something about boudoir that is so alluring, so sexy, so open and so inspiring… so when Jo suggested that we do a couple’s boudoir with a couple she knew would be excited to model for us – I jumped at the opportunity! R & C are AMAZING. I feel like that’s the only word that I need to describe them. Their chemistry together is ridiculous, and they were so open to all of our ideas (and if you know Jo or I, you would know that we had a lot of them!) They laughed their way through us posing them in the waterfall (also, the sickest location ever!!!), us making animal grunting sounds to get them really in to the moment, and us constantly tag team shooting them from every angle! R is a fitness instructor, and C does fitness competitions so it’s no wonder they were willing to bare it all to us, but I think it was their genuine love and connection with one another that really made this session so special and why their photos look so romantic and sensual. I think it’s such an incredible gift idea for one another and something fun to do to spice up your love life or to ignite your newly married bliss! What an amazing opportunity to have pictures together that you’ll always have to look back on and say “damn, we are one great couple!” Loved every bit of this day and would love to do more couple’s boudoir! As always, had so much fun shooting with Jo, and Amber always rocks out the hair & makeup!!!

Please keep in mind that I have complete written permission from these ladies + gentlemen to showcase their photos on my blog and website. No photos will ever be put on the internet without your explicit permission.

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Hair & Makeup: Amber with Sheer Radiance

My awesome partner in crime: Jo LeFlufy Photography

Please keep in mind that I have complete written permission from these ladies + gentlemen to showcase their photos on my blog and website. No photos will ever be put on the internet without your explicit permission.