once upon a time ~ victoria bc editorial boudoir photography

once upon a time,

fairytales didn’t exist.

we weren’t princesses.

we didn’t have castles.

we didn’t have princes and kings.

we were warriors.

we had dreams.

we had power.


and beliefs.

we weren’t another story for a book.

we’re sisters. of blood. and bones.

we’re revolutionisers.

– amun ahmed

A little over two years ago, a woman sat on what would become my boudoir studio floor. We were just getting to know each other. Her insanely large collection of shoes was thrown haphazardly around my living room - forgotten as we got lost in a riveting conversation of feminism, body positivity, and how to change the world. Little did I know, as we agreed to combine our services for business and community, that this woman would become an integral part of my life. One of the nearest friends to my heart. A confidant. A sister.

Over the years we’ve worked together to empower hundreds of people to celebrate and love their bodies through boudoir photography. We’ve cooked up projects together, dreamed of the future, and created incredible art with one another. She contributes so much to my business life, helping ground and pamper my clients - making them shine. All while breathing the same motto that I built my business on: empowering everyone. I don’t know where I’d be without this amazing lady continually inspiring me to be a better person, friend, human, and artist. I could seriously write a book about how incredible she is - how thankful I am for her presence and light in my life. But I gotta reel it in before it runs on too long!

Thank you for being one of my chosen witch sisters. For taking up space in the world with your incredible unique energy - and for always lifting others, including myself, up. I love you! <3

Without further ado… my hair and makeup artist, my muse, my dear friend:

*NSFW content warning: this blog post contains the female body in all it’s divine beauty. If nudity offends you, ya’ll should hop off this website ASAP (and probably start considering why the body in it’s natural and gorgeous state bothers you so much).

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victoria bc boudoir photography ~ loving yourself first

“They keep saying that beautiful is something a girl needs to be. But honestly? Forget that. Don’t be beautiful. Be angry, be intelligent, be witty, be klutzy, be interesting, be funny, be adventurous, be crazy, be talented - there are an eternity of other things to be other than beautiful. And what is beautiful anyway but a set of letters strung together to make a word? Be your own definition of amazing, always. That is so much more important than anything beautiful, ever.” 

Nikita Gill

This amazing babe came in with one of her closest friends for one of our BOGO sessions! We always have a BLAST shooting BOGO’s – it’s so much fun to have two babes in the studio, building each other up! These two ladies especially were unapologetically encouraging of one another – constantly giving each other so much love! Thank you so much for coming into the studio and sharing your incredible energy with us!

Without further ado! xx

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