I’ve been in business since 2012, Before that I freelanced since 2005 and mainly photographed models portfolios and my own personal pin ups. Before this I modeled/acted part time and worked as a chef.
I am 100% self taught.
From modeling, my transition felt comfortable to photography. I was getting older and there was not a market for plus size. I did a photo shoot in NYC and got my makeup done, I seriously never felt so beautiful. That day is something I will never forget! It inspired me to start my own thing and help out models with their portfolios. I moved to Florida and started getting more noticed for fashion photography. I came back home and could not afford a new camera and just started working and saving. It took me 10 years to buy the equipment I wanted. In 2011 I had my first child and she inspired me to open Indigo Love. I wanted to create a brand where women where reflected upon as goddesses. I’m literally in love with boudoir and the art of it. I still enjoy photographing fashion and portraits as well but I mainly offer classy vintage boudoir and makeovers. The feeling you get from a client crying over their photos is priceless. I want to do more then just taking a picture, I want to capture their essence and sensuality as women and LGBT. I am a wild woman and want to attract women that enjoy to laugh, have a great time. I want them to feel good just like I did as a model for a day. Since I did not make it, honesty I am glad that it lead me to this journey.
I am exclusive to boudoir and black and white photography. The reason why? It empowers my clients, not like anything else. I love the art of what to wear, makeover, scouting locations and getting to know each woman’s story. How we make them feel it’s such a confidence boost, fantasy and super girl power~
If you knew someone who wanted to be a photographer, and could give them one piece of important advice, what would that be?
If you want to be a boudoir photographer? book your own boudoir session!
Have you ever done a boudoir session yourself, if you are a female (sorry guys 🙂 ? Do you think it’s something that is important for female boudoir photographers to do?
Yes, I have and I do think it’s important. It teaches you the fears your client may or not have before, during, and after the session.
How do you feel about the male / female debate regarding boudoir photographers?
Males have a great vision, so do women. It’s fantastic that we have the option.
What do you do to avoid burn-out? Is there ever a time when you just want to throw your camera out the window?
That is my biggest struggle. I find through mediation and self awareness I am able to avoid that feeling but it’s very hard.
What do you love about the business?
Everything about it. The most though is the end result.
What do you hate about the business?
I want it to be everywhere and not just certain places.
Are you a member of any professional photo organizations like PPA, WPPI? What benefit do you feel you get by being a member?
No I plan on it when my daughter is older.
Do you compete and do you have any opinions on it? AIBP runs contests regularly. Do you participate? If not, is there a reason you don’t?
They are great and yes I have and loved being chosen.
SOME FUN MORE PERSONAL STUFF:
One guilty pleasure in life?
What is your favorite piece of clothing?
Being nude haha
What’s one song on your playlist?
Madonna – Vogue
What’s your favorite movie genre? Example?
Favorite shoes to wear?
What are you currently reading?
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would that be?
If you could go back and do over anything in your life, what would that be?
If you could meet and photograph someone famous, who would that be and why?
Grace Jones!! She is so amazing at emotions.
What do you struggle with the most in life? (not photo related)
Not having enough time for all I want to do!
Are you married, single, have kids, husband? Is life a juggling act for you?
I have a child and a partner. I love my life and it is hard at times but I’m grateful for everything.
Who inspires you the most in life? Work?
My mother! She is the reason I am here and living in the US. She is a beautiful inside and out and she taught me love and being free.
If you could provide one single piece of advice to influence a young person’s direction in life, what would that be
Believe in yourself. You are worth it.