I am a midwestern portrait photographer specializing in high school seniors and boudoir. Welcome to my boudoir site (formerly Belladonna Boudoir). I am based out of the Madison, WI area but I love to travel so you'll find me shooting all over the country.
When I'm not shooting you can find me spending time with my family in the great outdoors, traveling, or catching some live music. I have been blessed with an amazing husband and three equally amazing children. They are my why. My reason for everything it is I do.
And I love my job. Like really love my job. I love the art.....the creating....the travel......but most of all I love the people. The incredible women I get to work with is what makes this career the best.
Take a yonder around my site and please....don't hesitate to send me a message if you have any questions!
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It's not about seducing men. It's about embracing womanhood.
-Dita Von Teese
Thank you so much for considering me to be your photographer!
I am a lover of light, motion and emotion.
You are likely here because something in my work has resonated with you. As an artist, I can't tell you how happy that makes me!
My goal for your session is to do more than take a pretty picture. I want to tap into a little of who you are in the inside; your most authentic self.
I want to show you the version of yourself that you know is in there or perhaps the one you've forgotten.
The experience of a boudoir session is exhilarating, freeing and empowering. Yes, you will be nervous but please trust me when I say - it will be of the most amazing things you will ever do for yourself.
Session Fee - $250
- Professional Hair and Makeup
- Up to 4 outfits
- 2 hour Photoshoot in either my home studio or your own home within 1 hour of Madison, WI.
- Professional Retouching of all ordered images.
- Ordering Consultation.
*Products and digital images are sold separately. Most clients will spend between $600 - $1300.
*Session Fee is due at the time of scheduling and is non-refundable.
"Beauty is the opposite of perfection-it's about confidence, charisma & CHARACTER."
Q: What location will we shoot?
A: I typically shoot in either my client's home or my home "studio". I have also had clients rent a hotel room or an airbnb for their shoot.
Q: What should I wear? How many outfits should I bring?
A: I have found 3-4 different looks to be perfect. I recommend a variety of wardrobe choices. Once your session is booked I will send you the link to all the details on how to best prepare for your shoot.
Q: All of the women on your site look like models. I am not a model. Will I still look good?
A: I pride myself on knowing exactly how to pose women to put them in their best, most flattering light. When you combine killer hair and makeup, beautiful light and a flattering pose you get magic darling.
Q: What are your ordering option?
A: The boudoir experience session fee is $250 +tax. That includes the photo shoot, professional makeup application and hairstyling, the retouching of your images, and in the in-person photo viewing for you to order photo products.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a full list of our package and a la carte pricing.
Q: What days of the week do you shoot boudoir sessions? How long will my session take?
A: I shoot boudoir sessions on Thursdays and Fridays at 10:00 a.m. Hair and makeup takes about an hour and the shoot itself 2 hours. I recommend you take the entire day off. You will be looking INCREDIBLE after your session! Why not keep the party going by scheduling dinner, or a night out with the girls afterwards!
Q: Do you photograph men or couples?
A: I know what I'm good at and it's most definitely women. Therefore at this time, I do not photograph men or .couples.
Q: Will you use my images on your website, social media or blog?
A: Only if you give me written permission to do so. I have several different levels of release you can choose from. Full release, partial release, faceless release or no release at all! I 100% respect your right to privacy. Some sessions never see the light of day but most women are so proud of their images they are willing to at least sign a faceless release. Whatever you're comfortable with and you won't need to decide until after you see your images.
Q: How do I book?
A: Click the link below!
I AM A WOMAN OF DISTINCTION
I am a woman of distinction.
Recklessly beautiful and untamed–my heart is splayed wide open for I not only trust the process, but I trust the force in which each one of my feet hits the ground and my ability to maneuver through the joys and grief I face each day.
I walk tall, taller than an old cypress tree because I am at home in my skin — my self worth lives in each nook and cranny of my spine.
It is not attached to exterior what have you’s like money, a piece of paper, a house, a car, this world approval, a ring or success.
My success is in presence.
I am present in the humans I stumble upon like heart beats at first light and in the night.
I salsa dance bare bummed with bronze skin and white cheeks — let the music sway and bend and dip my spirit with the grace of a dozen fire flies drunk on the Moon’s wine.
I am dripping in salt, browned from the sunshine, and barefoot in my beauty.
I am not afraid to tell you I am beautiful because I have done the work to be at home in my soul’s skin.
I do not shrink to accommodate the insecurities of those around me, but stand tall to remind them gently, why crouch?
My body may be a meat bag, a vessel for the magnificence I hold inside but I cherish each scar on my chin, each freckle, each voluptuous sun bleached curl, each inch of my breasts.
I walk with my head held high when I walk into a room because I know there is space for me in this world — however I may come.
I show this world my tears and my laughter, unashamed.
I know better than to try and fix or heal the suffering of this world.
I know that by healing my suffering, I heal this world.
I am a woman of distinction and I am not afraid to love you before you are ready.
I am not afraid to move faster or slower than the expectations we lay on vulnerability and opening.
I open at my will.
I open at the first drop of a breeze, at a smile from the man sitting with a green top hat that I pass in a taxi cab.
I open fearlessly and sweetly and ferociously with all the might I can for what good is living if we are not loving?
I am here to love and love I will.
I am a woman of distinction, and I am not a victim of circumstance — I feel when things are out of alignment and I move from them with as much grace as I enter.
I show up for this world.
I set boundaries with ease that honour me.
I understand that no is self love and everything after no is unworthiness.
I am worthy, darling — oh so deliciously worthy.
I am authentic as all hell and can taste bullshit from a mile away.
I spit out societal Koolaide laughing and write my own bible.
I ground — ground through movement, through dance, through the sea.
I drink the ocean for breakfast and kiss the red dirt for dessert.
I do not keep my freedom in a cage that requires six whiskies to be let loose.
I dance and shimmy and shake and love through my life.
I am a woman of distinction — you will feel me when I walk into the room.
I'd love to hear from you!