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I Feel Like I Can Handle Anything | Loudoun County Boudoir Photographer

 I've never viewed myself as photogenic, I prefer to spend my time behind the camera. I was worried that I would look awkward or just kind of silly in the sexy poses that I've seen on your site. I really couldn't visualize me looking that amazing. Instead, I felt completely empowered, kickass and hot as shit, and I came out of the session feeling like I could handle anything.
~ Ms. D

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bodysuit from the studio wardrobe
makeup: Laura Henderson Makeup / hair: Voila Style


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Currently booking boudoir clients throughout the Washington DC and Northern VA area.
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3 Lies to Stop Telling Yourself | Northern VA Boudoir Photographer

1. I need to lose weight first.

This is first on the list only because I struggle with it myself. Honest truth time - each of my boudoir sessions has come when I've been at my highest weight ever. That's not an easy thing to admit. But you know what happened? I LOVED my images. No matter how much weight I gain or lose, I will always love those images. Because they are me. And they allowed me to see myself and my body the way others do, through a different set of eyes. Because I'm not just my lumps and jiggly parts, I'm also my curves and beauty. And you know what else? Through proper posing and wardrobe, those few extra pounds aren't even noticeable in images.

2. I can't afford it.

No doubt, boudoir is an investment. But you know what? So are you. The things that are most important are those that we anticipate and prepare for. They're the things that we hold on to when they're over and think about to lift us up. And that's exactly what boudoir is. It's an investment in yourself. A way to show off every side of who you are and what you want to be. And you're worth working with someone who knows what they're doing and will give you the experience of a lifetime. 

3. It's selfish and vain to have photos like this of myself.

Stop right there. It's not. It's just not. It's empowering and confidence inspiring. We capture those that we love and value. Our families, our children. Now add yourself to that list. Because you love and value who you are. 

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Bodysuit borrowed from the Studio Wardrobe.


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Everyone Has a Reason, What's Yours? | Washington DC and Northern VA Boudoir Photographer

Some women first contact me saying they're interested in a session as a gift for their partner - maybe it's a birthday, anniversary, or wedding gift. Whatever the date on the calendar might be, the more I chat with them the more I realize that there is always something more motivating them towards boudoir.

Maybe that special date is the excuse she needed to first reach out to me, but there is always a deeper reason. It could be a loss of a partner, a woman who has never felt how beautiful she is, overcoming an eating disorder, learning to love your body after having children, leaving an unhappy marriage or finally escaping one - no matter the reason, my goal is always to help you feel like you can take on whatever life throws at you. That you can do this.

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Washington DC Boudoir Photographer | Ms. S's Session, Part II

"I loved that the whole experience was so personal. Everything from hair and make-up to wardrobe and shooting, to reviewing the final product was empowering and fun. Kate just put me at ease immediately and the rest was easy. I'd do it again in a heartbeat." ~ Ms. S

makeup: Laura Henderson Makeup // hair: Kirsten Marie Design


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Overcoming Mind Blocks : Being Unphotogenic

I'm sitting at my desk right now thinking about all that's in store for the upcoming months and year. Last year was been a whirlwind and it's been so incredible to work with so many amazing women. Thinking back, it occurred to me that every single one of them had concerns and mind blocks they had to break through before their session. Whether it was an internal insecurity, or an external bump in the road, so many women had to shake off a block. So I thought I'd write about some of them. First up...

One thing I hear all the time from women is that they don't think they are photogenic.
For whatever reason, they simply don't think they take a good photograph. 

"I'm too goofy."
"I weigh too much."
"I don't like my face."


First things first, let's be real for a moment and admit that most of the people who are taking photos of us are not very good photographers. Your partner and friends are great people, but taking a good photo is not necessarily their best skill. I think a lot of us can relate to this. Bad angles and poor lighting will make anyone cringe when they see a photo of themselves.

Poor photography skills aside, if you ask anyone (man or woman alike), they could probably rattle off a list of things they would change about themselves. We compare ourselves to everyone around us, without ever really taking in what we see in the mirror - missing all the good things.

Using your appearance as an excuse is one that will stick with you forever if you let it. I bet when you look at a photo of yourself from 5, 10, 15 years ago - you see someone young and beautiful. Someone you wish had had the confidence to embrace she was. And in another 15 years, you'll be wishing you had embraced yourself today. In the end, the lesson here is that the time for self-acceptance is now. 

I want to help you love every part of who you are. When you come into the studio I will help you select the best looks and outfits for your session - highlighting all the best parts of you so you feel amazing the minute your session begins. From there, I will pose you from your head to your toes every moment of the way. I work with women of all shapes and sizes and know how to help you look and feel amazing.

Every woman that you see on my site is a real everyday woman just like you. They aren't models. What I do isn't photoshop trickery. I don't believe in changing a woman's body shape or removing permanent physical features because you should recognize who you are in your images.

And who you are is absolutely beautiful.

If you're ready to shed all the excuses and embrace you inner confidence with a boudoir session contact me and I'll help you get started. 

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hair & makeup: Jamie D'Agostino


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Currently booking boudoir clients throughout the Washington DC and Northern VA area.
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