November 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

When Kelly called me about a photoshoot in May 2015, I almost fell out of my chair. When she told me she wanted to make it a boudoir session, I actually did. You see, Kelly hated having her picture taken. She literally hid behind her hands, turned away, or left the room when a camera came out. That she was trusting me for this was an honor, of course, and I agreed.

We had a truly fantastic time working together to take her photos; we created several sets in locations throughout her home. When I presented her album a couple of weeks later, she cried, telling me she had never felt beautiful before, and my photographs made her feel beautiful. I cried, too.

Then in December 2015, she wasn’t feeling well, and eventually went to the hospital. After weeks of treatment and testing, she had a triple bypass and mitral valve repair… but two weeks later, on March 14, 2016, Kelly passed away. She was 45.

Her family, as most do, turned to the pictures: any and all they could find. What a blessing to have been able to share images she loved with her family and friends – including several non-boudoir pictures from our session – for them to remember her by.

Please: exist in photos for your friends and family. Do it now.


Ready for some great photographs? Let’s get to know each other over coffee (or smoothies… or milkshakes…), and talk about celebrating your life’s true beauty in images you love. You can reach me at [email protected] or (434) 226-0365.

My Promise: Together, we will create amazing photos you’ll want to share. How do you want to be photographed?


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