IS A WORK
Peel back the layers.
You are a mother & lover & daughter & hard worker & go-getter & friend to so many. But you are also a dreamer, a muse, an artist, a poem. You are a sparkling soul.
That's what I photograph. You, in your most divine essence. Beneath all the texture of the life you've built, there is a woman who belongs to herself; she exists in multitudes, she dwells in duality and glows with confidence, beauty & pleasure.
And yet- archaic imagery still prevails in modern representation of women. We are portrayed as sexual objects rather than sensual souls, we are the mere addendum to the stories of men, we are written about as if we were born belonging to everyone but ourselves.
& for years, boudoir photography has long followed suit to this dated narrative of what it means to be a woman. Largely regarded as a gift to the male gaze; boudoir photography has historically hyper-focused on one detail of a woman: her sex appeal.
Since 2018, we have been re-writing the script of what boudoir photography can be.
A boudoir session allows every woman to return home to herself, and to be seen for all of the layers & stories of her ever-growing legacy.
A boudoir session is a soft celebration of self, with world-changing potentiality.
A boudoir session is an intention to see yourself with a loving gaze, and the sweet surprise of seeing the highest version of yourself staring right back at you.
A boudoir session is pure magic.
A LOVE LETTER
"Seriously, do it for yourself you will look back one day in your 80s and remember that you loved yourself enough to take a day and document it"
"When I saw my pictures, they were so beautiful that I couldn’t believe it. I felt like this was such a cool experience to show me how lovely I am! I was at a loss for words when I saw what we had created."
"I knew going in I would be pretty comfortable with the flow of things but you guys made me feel like such a super star and so valued as a woman. I have never been so comfortable before and felt so beautiful."
"The session and images surpassed every expectation I had. We not only attempted every concept I hoped for, but executed them better than my inspiration pictures."
"Daytona and her team made me feel so naturally beautiful. Even the flaws I thought I had seamed celebrated and it was so fun! I wish I could pay for every woman to have this experience!"
" I was excited but also worried that I had set too high of expectations and as a result would be disappointed. Not the case, I’m still 100% hyped up and sooooo in love with them/myself!"
"I really tried to keep an open mind when doing this boudoir session. I expected a fun day of feeling confident and being guided by Daytona. She exceeded all expectations and I was so stunned at how beautiful the images came out.
" I felt like a Goddess during my session and the quality/styling of the photos are stunning"
" Shooting with Daytona is like jumping into a cold river, then being wrapped in a warm blanket. It’s equal parts refreshing and invigorating, comforting and soothing. She finds what you need from yourself and pulls it out of you one beautiful image at a time.
From booking to receiving my photos, Daytona made this entire process an absolute breeze. Don’t worry about finding the perfect outfit or feeling uncomfortable, in fact, don’t worry about anything. You are in such good hands.
The first & most important thing I want you to know about me is that I will make you feel comfortable & look amazing during our boudoir photoshoot, and that is a guarantee. Every one of my testimonials can attest to this, which is something I'm incredible proud of. This is the magic touch that has allowed me to live out my daydream of photographing women for a living.
The second most important thing I want you to know about me is that I can & will manifest literally anything secondhand. I've got expensive taste, which is easily satiated by this particular skillset. From a lavender velvet couch on craigslist to Gucci boots in my size at the thrift store, If I want it... I will always (eventually) find it in the corners of the secondhand universe.
Other things of note: If you put a jar of green olives in front of me, I will eat the entire thing in 5 minutes. I love all things gaudy. Sequins, feathers, fur coats, animal print: My goal aesthetic is a 70s-New-York-mob-boss-wife. I'm a Gemini, an enneagram 8 and a bonafide homebody. When I'm not shooting, thrifting or taking myself out to dinner, you'll find me at home in a tiny, perfect bungalow with a pink living room, a gallery hall of nude paintings and my two angel dog-sons.
So many clients comment on how fun & effortless a session really is, despite their doubts & reservations when they booked. I'll be coaching you through every step of the shoot, from your facial expression to your fingertips.
This isn't a boudoir factory. Your session will be completely tailored to your tastes, comfort levels & personal style. Just like my clients, no two sessions are the same.
Anything you're concerned about: we've got it covered. From a huge client-exclusive preparation guide, to a studio wardrobe full of one of a kind vintage & statement pieces, all we need from you is to show up.
These are more than just sexy photos and working with me is more than your average photoshoot. From a creative planning approach to create images specifically curated to your style, to a selection of beautiful, heirloom-quality products, this experience is something every woman should experience at least once (a year).
While taking all of your clothes off to get in front of a camera may sound like a stress dream- theres a whole experience designed to support you the entire way through! Read about what to expect from the moment you inquire all the way to receiving your final products!
WHAT TO EXPECT
One of my favorite sessions to date- this shoot is brimming with TONS of secondhand statement pieces. We took it from a fifties bombshell look all the way to a draped, wet fabric fine art set.. With so many gems in between! If you love an eclectic, vintage vibe you'll ADORE this session.
When the average woman in America is a size 16, it's mind boggling that it's still difficult to find clothes that are cute, high quality & show off your beautiful figure. Read more about my best tips for shopping for your session as a curvier woman + scroll through some links to my favorite brands & styles that carry above an XL!
Take a tour of our studio- a fully restored home from 1898, lovingly named "The Dollhouse" for it's pink facade.