After about 15 years of learning, polishing, elevating my craft and steering towards a vision, I have found it. I adore the subject. But I am definitively in love with the challenges and the stories that come along with each session. I love to hear clients who still can’t believe they did it and still can’t believe that it’s them in the photos. I’ve seen tears, I’ve seen it salvaged relationships, and I’ve seen a renewed appreciation for oneself.
I have had people who describe themselves as “shy” dancing naked on the pavement of Yosemite and running along rooftops. I laughed with clients that didn’t want the session to end. I have had repeat clients who wish to a new set of photos every five years to remind them of where they were in life. I have had clients who decided that 30 was the time to do it, those with three kids who wanted to do something just for themselves, and I have had 40-somethings who told me they never felt so free than when in their Nudefy Me shoot. I photographed a grandmother of 2 that decided that was time for that special gift for her husband. Some people wait years building up “courage” for it only to find the experience completely natural and comfortable, free of trepidation.
And every single one of them, after seeing their photos, love what they see. I have had clients say they haven’t felt so feminine in years. I have had clients that had never been completely naked in the sun. I had those who cursed the cold wind or water but powered through regardless. I even once photographed a client inside the San Francisco Bay. Through the evolution of time and experience came different techniques and new ways to deliver the work. They are going beyond the mainstream album, to gorgeous and framed pictures evolving to different finishes, resin, encaustic, hand-painted applications to today, turning the page with AR, that uses augmented reality for a wholly unique experience.
We use waterproof equipment to capture underwater photography. In case you can’t tell from my story, I am a curious being. I research, I read, and I modify; bookstores are my second home. I invest in my work to make it truly timeless and never cookie-cutter. I have developed ways to allow my work to live on your walls. The work is elegant, beautiful, and tasteful, no matter the audience. And is crazy too, raw, erotic, magnificent. I am a channel back to my clients. I believe in staying out of the box. How, do you ask? Poetry, woodshop, 3D printing, sewing, bookmaking, jewelry