Photographer // Traveler // Dreamer
Promoter of body positivity.
Est. 1990 - Rooted in Philadelphia
Currently in search of where to go next. 🌙
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If your style is 'moody' and you want some moody, badass photos of yourself for you or your partner- it is your lucky day. My $200 boudoir mini sessions are back and magic will be made on Halloween!! ✨✨ 4 spots available - 30 minute session with 2 outfit changes included. 5 digitals to keep along with an online gallery to choose more from. DM for info or shoot me an email at email@example.com! at Annapolis, Maryland
I share a lot of self portraits because a lot of times, my clients aren't okay with me sharing their sessions (and that's ok!!) but also, because I think that photographing myself and allowing others to see the respect I show myself through self portraits, is so important. It's also a way for me to document my own journey. My Instagram is a personal, visual diary where I get to talk about the things that are important to me and share glimpses into my life. I talk a lot about self acceptance and body positivity and the truth is, it just baffles me when I see a lot of boudoir photographers who have never had a boudoir session themselves. Regardless of your clientele, how can we provide a positive, uplifting experience, when we haven't walked the walk? The entire reason I decided to shoot boudoir was based off of the high I was left with after @cheyennegil photographed me for my first boudoir session. It is important to my process that I keep photographing myself- to keep myself in check and continue to put myself in that vulnerable space. This week, I felt very vulnerable as so many changes happened that were out of my control, and I am really trying to practice a lot of what I preach about change and transformation and going with it. And now I'm sick, probably because of the stress I was under, and that's a reason to step in front of the camera. It's okay to photograph yourself or be photographed when everything in life seems to be messy. In fact, that's probably when it's the most important. ✨ at Annapolis, Maryland
It is literally a dream to be able to give women their sexy back. Just saying. Feeling super grateful on this dreary Saturday, that I get to make women feel genuinely good about the skin they're in. at Annapolis, Maryland
I love a good body suit and I love some magical light. ✨✨✨ Maryland babes! Boudoir minis are happening again on October 31st at my studio in Annapolis! $200 for a 30 minute session with 2 outfits and 5 high resolution digitals for download! Email or DM to snag your spot! Only 4 available! 👌🏼 at Annapolis, Maryland
Well shit. If it's going to be this hot in October, I'd rather be in the desert 🌵 at Coon Bluff
You guys, though it doesn't quite feel like it, it's fall! My favorite time of year. I always feel refreshed and rejuvenated and ready to kick ass in all aspects of my life! I just decided I needed to open a day of boudoir mini sessions, and in the spirit of fall and all tings October, will be offering 4 spots in the morning on Halloween! // 30 minute session, 2 outfits, 5 digitals and an online gallery to order more from! // Grab your cutest pair of undies and your most comfy oversized sweater and snag your spot quick!! firstname.lastname@example.org to book! at Annapolis, Maryland
Just your daily reminder to love yourself through every phase of your journey. Love yourself and speak to yourself the way you would others. Never ever ever forget that. at Annapolis, Maryland
Posting this here to congratulate one of my oldest friends, on marrying her best friend, yesterday. Look at him look at her as he spins her around, seeing her in her dress for the first time! Please, go follow my wedding page @happytobeweddings to fill your feed with REAL love and REAL moments, like this. ✨ at Lake Raystown
What's stopping you from booking a boudoir shoot? Money? Nerves? Self esteem? I wanna know. at Annapolis, Maryland
For all my ladies- especially the ladies who like me, enjoy working out and eating right: This is just my daily reminder to you guys that just because you accept yourself as you are now, and embrace those tummy rolls/love handles/pork-chops (WHATEVER you got) doesn’t mean you’ve given up on being ‘healthy’. It doesn’t make you any less fit. It doesn’t mean SHIT. All it really means is that on your individual journey, you are choosing to stop the negativity swirling around you that you direct to yourself (and probably others). It means you are ready to stop focusing on the ’imperfections’ that society tells you that you have, and really allows you to focus on the actual freaking awesome benefits of doing yoga/crossfit/running/walking- whatever you like to do. Doing things that make your insides feel good should be what its all about. Not the 6 pack. If you have or want a six pack- thats FINE. I celebrate that with you! But don’t hate your tummy rolls as you try to achieve your goals. Love them. Acknowledge them. Let them jiggle. It’s okay. It’s all a journey. One way of ‘being’ isn’t the right or wrong way. We just need to accept ourselves as we are. I could sit here and dwell on the fact that I put in major time at the gym. But I don't. I could dwell on the fact that I eat fairly healthy and still have these rolls- but most days (let's face it we are human and we all dwell on stupid things) I DON'T. And if I do, I don't verbalize it. I just shrug it off. I am an active human being and I enjoy cooking and eating right for my body. And- omg- I have rolls. Did I make that clear? 😉 Oh my godddd what a concept! Every day is a new day and I am grateful for the fact that I have a working body that allows me to do the things that make me feel good inside. Some people aren’t afforded that ability. Once I stopped focusing on attaining a fit body, I actually began craving working out. I love it. Because for me, its about releasing stress. It’s about achieving a goal of completing something that is ridiculously hard for an hour everyday with people I love being around. The muscles and strength are just the added bonus. See how I did that? You can too. at Annapolis, Maryland
When your stylist just fucking gets it. ✨
I've got a few more weddings lined up this year so if you want to follow along, go over to @happytobeweddings ! I will be sharing all thing WEDDING and COUPLES over that way, my friends. Know someone in love? Send them to me!
Happy Anniversary to the one I am so happy to call 'mine'. I thought today would be the perfect opportunity to share with you something exciting I have been working hard on over the last few months. I have always shot weddings, long before pursuing boudoir photography, and I sort of felt like my wedding work got lost between the cracks and never had a true 'home'. I am so happy to announce @happytobeweddings - my new little home for all things wedding. I have really taken the time to reflect on how I want to approach weddings these days, as well as the types of weddings I want to capture. Happy To Be Weddings came to fruition when I really began to hone in on what is important to me when it comes to documenting weddings + love. The wedding industry is HUGE, and we are so fortunate as creatives to have a say in how we want to fit into that. We can choose to let our values and what is majorly important to us dictate the types of people we want to work with. For me, the type of love I want to document is special, intimate, and raw- not about the materialistic things. As a human being and an artist, I have always had an appreciation for the simpler things in life. Period. However, being married, and at first, in a long distance relationship FOR YEARS with someone in the military, really forced me to fall in love with the idea of just being happy to be in the presence of my man, after months of not being able to. We found joy in eating crappy mexican food in bed in a pretty crappy hotel room in rural North Carolina.. simply because we were just happy to be having that experience together! Mundane tasks that most people dread, like going to the grocery store, were (and still are) fun for us. Because we get to do it together. I digress. I could go on and on about MY relationship, but I want to hear about YOURS. Pop on over to @happytobeweddings, give me a follow if you wish to follow along, and check out the new site! So excited for this!!! at Annapolis, Maryland
I struggle just like the rest of you guys with body image- who the fuck doesn't. It's hard not to see old photos of yourself and get stuck in a rut of wishing you still looked like that, or think things like "how did my body get to the place it is now?" Or just feel ashamed. It's all normal and it's all a part of MY journey. Sometimes you have to get in that funk to then have a moment of clarity. My body is where it is now because of years of abusing it and treating it terribly. Now it's stronger healthier and the way it needs to be, because I made a conscious decision to get better and be healthier. And that's what is important. That's what I need to focus on. I don't have an 18 year olds body, 1. Because I'm not 18... DUH. My 18 year old body wasn't even normal for someone that age. I was starved. I now have the body of a 26 year old Carrie Anne who overcame that. <--- very important because all of our bodies are different regardless of our ages. My body is now a representation of strength and resilience and power. I have rolls because I simply don't care to starve myself anymore and I am proud of that. I have muscles because I am not afraid of having them. I'm not afraid to eat and I'm not afraid to lift heavy shit and have a butt and have thighs. It's all about perspective. Some days I sit here and feel sad and get really bent out of shape. But the important thing here is that MOST days, I don't. MOST days I am grateful I didn't harm myself anymore or any longer than I did. Like my girl @cheyennegil always says, I'm over here just trucking' along like the rest of you. Everyday is a new opportunity to start fresh. 🌙✨ at Annapolis, Maryland
Another beautiful babe in the studio this morning. Making women feel gorgeous and see their beauty is so rad. ✨✨ at Annapolis, Maryland
Posting this because my girl @thetravelingyogi_ is feelin' herself on this Monday morning! The best feeling is to be able to gift someone better self esteem, a better way of speaking to themselves in regards to their body, & over all, some good old self love. Here's my girl, no photoshop, no makeup, just lookin' good, as she is. She's allowing herself to feel love and light and happiness when it comes to who she is. No you don't need to lose 20 pounds to do a shoot like this. No you won't need me to photoshop you to look 20 pounds lighter; stop asking. Get your butt in here, let go of all of those expectations society places on us, and let yourself be seen through someone else's eyes. It's truly magical. at Annapolis, Maryland
Ladiessss! I still have an opening THIS THURSDAY at 12:30 and am offering 10% off of my collections to anyone who fills that slot! Get at me babesssss! at Annapolis, Maryland
Guys! My in-home studio is the perfect little space for your boudoir session. It's intimate, it's feminine, and it's the space where you will learn to accept and embrace the body you have. When people hear 'boudoir' they automatically assume many things; "I am not in shape enough", "I need new sexy lingerie" "I don't have anyone to do this for"... it goes on and on. All of that couldn't be further from the truth. The only person you need to show up and do this for is YOU. I have a last minute opening on Thursday the 14th, 10% off all of my collections to that person who fills it! Get your booty in here and let's make some magic, already. at Annapolis, Maryland
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