Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit. {Shannon 2018}

When her heart is in the wild, that’s where she needs to be photographed because that’s where she is free. Shannon wanted a bohemian inspired shoot outdoors (mixed with a little touch of Twilight wedding inspiration), somewhere with falls, trails and forest. We lucked out that Devil’s Hopyard had both and happened to be within 30 minutes of the studio. It was so much fun working with Sage Hill Florals to create a gorgeous greenery crown based on Shannon’s vision, and just watching her looks come together throughout the afternoon.

All That Glitters is Gold {Mayra 2018}

This beautiful wife and mother (of three) wanted to be bold. She wanted to prove to herself that she could be anything that she wanted and that’s just what she did. When we had her session consultation, she had a spectacular vision of gold foil, smoke bombs and milk baths. Christen (Makeup by CG) and I were thrilled to have the opportunity to bring her vision to life!

Behind Every Mask is A Face. Behind Every Face, A Story. {Emily 2018}

“Growing up I loved doing the glamour pictures at the mall.  I loved how beautiful and pampered I felt having my hair and makeup done, and then getting to choose from a wide variety of sophisticated looking outfits.  As an adult, my love for this never dwindled, but my confidence did.  I found Sasha through a mutual friend, and I decided to say what the heck. I scheduled my first ever boudoir session.Sasha is very professional and organized, but fun and easy to work with.  She kept everything on track and made the whole process easy.  Not once did I feel self conscious, but the complete opposite.  For the first time in along time I felt glamorous again.  I didn't even feel that way on my wedding day. Sasha had many great ideas, and was more than happy to take my thoughts and suggestions into consideration to creative a group effort, so my visions could come true. I was in such a hurry to get to the studio, I completely forgot two whole outfits.  It wasn’t a problem, because Sasha had a full closet of items for me to choose from. Sasha, and our friend Christen Gundersen [Makeup by CG], helped me feel like a sexier, more mature version of that girl at the mall.” 

Disney's Tiana Inspired Boudoir Session {2018}


Our 2nd gorgeous Disney Princess inspired transformation came to us in the form of Tiana (the Frog Princess).  We had this gorgeous mama come in, mother of 3 littles and currently finishing her degree in criminal justice.  Christen (Makeup by CG) did a fabulous job transforming her into a look inspired by the Frog Princess herself, and we completed it with a green and yellow corset purchased from none other than Amazon! Christen picked up some of the 'greenery' from Michaels craft-store and the rest of the floral props were already present in my studio!   Scroll to see the glorious shots from this shoot!

If you'd like to see more Disney inspired transformations, click HERE!

Mrs. Brown {2018 Boudoir}

This gorgeous nurse loves to spend her free time traveling and being outdoors, though most important to her is time with her family.  She enjoys hot cocoa and wine, and occasionally something tropical- and if she had to pick a favorite meal of all time, she'd choose Chicken Alfredo! :) If you find her snuggled up on the couch watching a Netflix series, it's most likely Breaking Bad.

Her personal view on life: Life is short, live everyday to the fullest. Tomorrow isn't promised. Bills will always be there no matter how much you work, so take a vacation, travel, and splurge on yourself. Live your life.

Check out these stunning anniversary photos that she gifted to her husband <3

HMUA: Chelsea with Beauty by Chelsea Dae