Flashback Friday: 2012 – Eureka and Pivot

March 27, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

As I approached two years in business, I discovered photographer Sue Bryce. She is an award-winning photographer who specialized in glamour photography for women. Sue completely reassured me that focusing on photographing women, which was the original impetus for starting my business, was a viable niche. I learned her techniques, and even flew to Seattle to be in one of her week-long classes in person – and to be photographed by her.

I also started learning more about boudoir photography, and how to best create flattering poses for these intimate sessions. I sought out models to practice with. Eventually I was blessed to have a dear friend, who hated having her picture taken, choose me to shoot her boudoir session. She told me she had never felt so beautiful in photographs before. Kelly passed away just months later, following a sudden-onset illness, and I was so glad we had taken non-boudoir images to share with family and friends that she was proud to show off.

Kelly's boudoir sessionKelly M's boudoir sessionKelly hated having her picture taken... until 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. You can also schedule a consultation at https://calendly.com/maggietakespix; pick a time convenient for you, and let me know where you'd like to meet!

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



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