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How to Trigger Self-Empowerment & Growth

How to Trigger Self-Empowerment & Growth

Under pressure There’s a lot of pressure on us women these days to be empowered and confident. Despite a reality where many of us often feel disempowered, and societal standards and media do everything in their power to keep us from feeling content with ourselves the...

Boudoir as a Tool for Growth & Healing

Boudoir as a Tool for Growth & Healing

The healing powers of boudoir What does boudoir have to do with trauma and healing? This is a tricky subject to write about. For one, because I’m not a licensed therapist. I’m a professional boudoir photographer, with no proper training on how to work with people...

4 Tips to Make Your Resolutions Stick

4 Tips to Make Your Resolutions Stick

It's Resolution Time Again With the new year upon us, I can’t help but think about setting some new goals and resolutions. But what comes up immediately on the heels of that thought is cynicism. I think of how busy gyms are in January compared to June. I think of all...

The Best Reason to do a Boudoir Shoot

The Best Reason to do a Boudoir Shoot

There’s something I always go on about when it comes to boudoir. And it’s my belief that the choice to book your photoshoot… your motivation for showing up at the studio… the why behind opting into the vulnerable and thrilling experience of a boudoir shoot… It should...

How Silk & Lace Boudoir Got Started

How Silk & Lace Boudoir Got Started

I’ve been pretty vocal about my passion for boudoir, but how did I actually turn that passion into a thriving business? I've been asked this many times, usually by other women who are thinking of starting their own business. So I'd love to share my experience and tell...

How to Deal With Unwanted Change

How to Deal With Unwanted Change

I recently got back from a trip to Japan and it's been a struggle getting back to a normal sleep schedule. But being busy in the studio and back to photographing my gorgeous clients has helped me find my old routine again. One of my recent clients dyed her hair a...

My Favorite Question To Ask New Boudoir Clients

My Favorite Question To Ask New Boudoir Clients

The Pre-Shoot Consultation If you’ve never done a boudoir photo shoot before, it can be a little bit intimidating. A boudoir shoot can be such a fun, empowering, transformative experience. But it’s also intimate, requiring a lot of vulnerability and trust (both in...

Which of the 7 Feminine Archetypes Will Reign at Your Shoot?

Which of the 7 Feminine Archetypes Will Reign at Your Shoot?

Boudoir... and The 7 Feminine Archetypes I love the idea of approaching your boudoir shoot with the 7 Feminine Archetypes in mind. Every woman who comes in for a boudoir photoshoot session brings her very own own unique energy and vibe into the Silk & Lace studio....

The Power in Displaying Yourself

The Power in Displaying Yourself

As a photographer for Silk & Lace, one of my favorite parts of the experience is the client's Reveal session, where they come back to see all their final images. It's the perfect moment for me to share one of my core boudoir beliefs: that there is a power in...

Important Insights from a Vulnerable Italian Boudoir Shoot

Important Insights from a Vulnerable Italian Boudoir Shoot

I took a little trip to Italy last year. Simply going would have been enough of a dream come true, but it just so happened that the trip gifted me with one of the most profound experiences of my personal and professional life: I was lucky enough to gain some important...

7 Things to Know Before Scheduling a Boudoir Shoot

7 Things to Know Before Scheduling a Boudoir Shoot

Are you thinking about doing a boudoir photo shoot?   A decade ago, I'd never done one myself. I'd never considered it was something that was for me. But fast-forward ten years and I'm obviously all in. But just like me, a lot of my clients struggle at first to...

Celebrate Your Body in All its Stages

Celebrate Your Body in All its Stages

I’m writing this while sitting at the studio. My client is in hair and makeup getting ready for her shoot, so I’ve got some time on my hands. This particular client has stirred up some thoughts in me around using boudoir as a way to celebrate your body in all its...

The Ultimate Boudoir Wardrobe Staple

The Ultimate Boudoir Wardrobe Staple

Some mornings I wake up and throw on a soft, slightly oversized white button-up shirt. Hair wild, I walk barefoot to the kitchen and get the espresso started. Is the shirt mine, or my lover’s? It’s hard to say, but one thing’s for sure: I feel damn sexy. Why is the...

How One Nurse Used Boudoir to Become a Queen

How One Nurse Used Boudoir to Become a Queen

It’s no secret that it takes an incredible person to become a nurse. Nurses put their own health (both physical and mental) to the side so others may thrive. That takes honor. That takes integrity. And that takes complete selflessness. But because of their nurturing...

TaylorsMOM Giveaway: Win a FREE Boudoir Session

TaylorsMOM Giveaway: Win a FREE Boudoir Session

Becoming a mother is a special gift and burden that only a woman can receive. And whether we, as individual women, decide to become mothers or not, simply having the ability (and choice) to create human life is a beautiful thing. It takes a certain amount of strength,...

7 Natural Black Hair Styles to Make Your Boudoir Shoot Pop

7 Natural Black Hair Styles to Make Your Boudoir Shoot Pop

In honor of Black History Month, we’re sharing some of our favorite natural Black hair styles (on real Silk & Lace Boudoir clients) to prove that beauty is as individual and unique as every woman who walks through our doors. Your hair can say a lot about you. It can...

How One Strong Black Woman Discovered Self-Love

How One Strong Black Woman Discovered Self-Love

Meet Teena. She is strong. She is beautiful. She is fierce as hell. And after scrolling through the jaw-dropping photos from her first ever boudoir shoot, you wouldn’t expect to learn that nearly two decades of self-sacrifice led her to this level of beauty and...

Boudoir Outfit Ideas: 6 Looks to Recreate for Valentine’s Day

Boudoir Outfit Ideas: 6 Looks to Recreate for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here, and that means it’s time to pour on the romance. Whether you’re celebrating love with your special someone, or just need to tap into your sexy side, these six boudoir outfit ideas are guaranteed to make your jaw drop and tantalize anyone else...

Self Esteem is Everything – Here’s How to Boost it Instantly

Self Esteem is Everything – Here’s How to Boost it Instantly

Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgment of others.It’s Boost Your Self Esteem month, which is a fabulous cause dedicated to improving self-esteem among people of all cultures, races, ethnicities,...

Confident & Empowering Black Female Voices Playlist

Confident & Empowering Black Female Voices Playlist

Happy February! This month is extra important for two very awesome reasons: it’s Black History month AND Boost Your Self Esteem month. *Hint: these noteworthy observances will be a common thread across our blog, Instagram, and Facebook Group this month.* To help...

6 Ways to Become More Confident in 2022

6 Ways to Become More Confident in 2022

Confidence isn’t something you find, it’s something you create. Which means now is the time to start putting plans behind your goals for a better, brighter, more confident you. And since it can sometimes feel confusing or intimidating to get started, we’ve compiled...

7 Very Important and Valid Reasons to do a Boudoir Photo Shoot

7 Very Important and Valid Reasons to do a Boudoir Photo Shoot

1. To Boost Your Confidence and Self – Esteem. Even though human rights and the concept of feminism have come a long way from where they once were, it’s still tough being a woman in today’s world. Society still has a lot to say about how we should look, act, feel,...

How One Incredible Woman Overcame Abuse and Insecurity at 62

How One Incredible Woman Overcame Abuse and Insecurity at 62

After looking at her stunning photos, you would never guess that Aurora has survived years of domestic violence, crippling anxiety and depression, and the thought that her life didn’t matter. But, here she is at 62-years-old, with even more grace, wisdom, confidence,...

How to Make a Pinterest Inspiration Board for Your Boudoir Photo Shoot

How to Make a Pinterest Inspiration Board for Your Boudoir Photo Shoot

You might be surprised to hear this, but it’s not the poses, lingerie, or photo editing that makes boudoir such a unique and powerful art form. It’s the alluring, confident, captivating woman in the photos: YOU. Like you, boudoir is beautifully complex. No two...

How Boudoir Made Me Feel Beautiful

How Boudoir Made Me Feel Beautiful

No matter what you look like, chances are, someone in your life has told you that you’re beautiful. And as nice as it is to hear a compliment about your outer gorgeousness, it can be so difficult to truly receive that praise when you don’t feel beautiful.

How to Pick Your Outfits and Accessories for a Flawless Boudoir Photo Shoot.

How to Pick Your Outfits and Accessories for a Flawless Boudoir Photo Shoot.

There’s a lot of strength in the right outfit. It can help you feel powerful, confident, sexy, serene, or any other type of way you want to feel. Your wardrobe tells the world (and yourself) a lot about your personality, style, and mood, and is a great way to express yourself. And this is especially true when it comes to boudoir.

How to Prep Your Skin for Your Boudoir Photo Shoot

How to Prep Your Skin for Your Boudoir Photo Shoot

As a seasoned boudoir photographer, I’ve learned (the hard way) that good things become great things when you focus on the details. And your skin is one of those important details that will help us create beautiful art together!

8 of the Most Empowering Women in History and 2021

8 of the Most Empowering Women in History and 2021

Women have never been more powerful in the world than we are right now. But no one handed us the credit we deserve — we had to take it, and we’re still working hard to tell our stories so that the world will continue to accept and celebrate confident women everywhere....

5 Black Boudoir Beauties who Empower and Inspire

5 Black Boudoir Beauties who Empower and Inspire

It’s Black History Month, which means I’m celebrating some of the gorgeous black beauties that have been through our studio in today’s blog post! I know February is more than halfway over, to be totally honest I wasn’t sure I was going to write this post at all. There...

Miss C | DC Boudoir Photographer

Miss C | DC Boudoir Photographer

I had a blast photographing this beautiful woman, and getting to know her better. When she came in for her session, she was awesome enough to let us record some of her makeup being done and the whole behind-the-scenes setup of her shoot. Getting set up is sometimes...

Some of my favorite images of all time! | DC Boudoir

Some of my favorite images of all time! | DC Boudoir

Miss A is an awesome client I had the opportunity of meeting a few months ago. She and I immediately connected over having gone through some similar life struggles in our recent past. And she’s actually pretty new to the area, so I’m so glad that I got to meet and...

From nervous to empowered | DC Boudoir Photography

From nervous to empowered | DC Boudoir Photography

Miss D's shoot is another one that happened way too long ago. Her gorgeous images have been on my mind ever since and I am so excited to finally be sharing this babe with you. When Miss D came in I remember her being kind of nervous. I asked her how she was feeling...

She trusted me, and we created GORGEOUS images for her.

She trusted me, and we created GORGEOUS images for her.

Miss D was this amazing soul who I had the wonderful opportunity to work with about a year ago - when she came in she brought with her this awesome energy. She trusted me, and we created GORGEOUS images for her.  I’m just coming out of a bad phase of non-blogging,...

Mood board inspiration – DC Boudoir Session.

Mood board inspiration – DC Boudoir Session.

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to work with this awesome gal. You may remember a recent blog post about another rad lady, and how her shoot sort of marked the start of a really creative turn in my photography. Working with Miss A shortly after that point was...

Moodier and more sensual boudoir.

Moodier and more sensual boudoir.

Back in January, I had the pleasure of photographing Miss R and her session was such an awesome way to kick off 2019. I think artistic careers are especially prone to phases of evolution, and I was really feeling a personal shift around this time. It was during Miss...

A wedding gift for her fiance | DC Boudoir

A wedding gift for her fiance | DC Boudoir

Miss J is yet another amazing woman I had the pleasure of meeting back in December when she mentioned to me that she was interested in having a boudoir session as a wedding gift for her fiance (but more on that later.) Whenever a new client is interested in booking a...

Perfect for Boudoir | DC Boudoir Photographer

Perfect for Boudoir | DC Boudoir Photographer

Miss S is an AMAZING woman that I had the pleasure of photographing back in February - and if there's one thing I can say about her and her session it's that she was just simply perfect for boudoir! She was so confident, so beautiful, and so comfortable with her...

Miss T’s Boudoir Session

Miss T’s Boudoir Session

This beauty walked into our DC Boudoir Studio back in July of last year and I have been dying to blog her session ever since! Guys, I promise I'm doing my very best at updating this blog as regularly as I can and I'm not giving up until this happens, lol! One thing I...

DC Capitals Boudoir Session

DC Capitals Boudoir Session

This DC Capitals Boudoir Session is finally on the blog and I'm freaking out a bit about it inside! When I first had the chance to speak with Miss M. on the phone about her upcoming boudoir session she mentioned that she was a serious fan on the DC Capitals. She then...

Gorgeous Boudoir

Gorgeous Boudoir

Ahh, this gorgeous boudoir session fills my heart each time I have a chance to look at it! This beauty came in for her session just in time for her birthday and when we had the opportunity to speak on the phone she mentioned that she wanted to look like herself in her...

Chic Boudoir Session

Chic Boudoir Session

I'm so excited to finally be sharing this gorgeous, chic boudoir session! I knew from the moment that I viewed these images that I couldn't wait to share these with you all!   Curious about having a Luxury Boudoir session yourself? Fill out the form below and we'll...

Boudoir – The Gift of Empowerment: Start this New Year with a Bang!

Boudoir – The Gift of Empowerment: Start this New Year with a Bang!

  I’m so excited to be sharing today’s blog post with you! It’s been an amazing year and in less than a week 2019 will be here! For me, the New Year has always been about new beginnings, gratitude, celebration, and of course, resolutions; which is exactly what I...

Gorgeous Curvy Boudoir Session

Gorgeous Curvy Boudoir Session

It's been a while since I've updated this blog and I'm excited start back up with this gorgeous curvy boudoir session! This babe rocked her shoot and I have seriously been dying to share this since the day it was photographed. I've been working on implementing better...

6 things to know before scheduling your boudoir session.

6 things to know before scheduling your boudoir session.

1. Be prepared to see yourself in a whole new (wonderful and amazing) light. Ladies, this reason alone, right here, is why I do what I do!  A boudoir session has the power to show you something you've been missing. Something you've been walking past every single day...

Roller Derby Boudoir Session

Roller Derby Boudoir Session

Roller Derby Boudoir Session. Four words I never knew would go so well until I met Ms. C! Our first conversation took place on the phone, and without knowing much about her I knew we were going to get along. She was kind, respectful funny and seemed wise in years...

ALL BLACK AND WHITE SESSION | DC BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER

ALL BLACK AND WHITE SESSION | DC BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER

There are days that it hits me hard - how immensely lucky I am to be a DC boudoir photographer. For years, I photographed weddings in this area and while I generally enjoyed my job, towards the end of my career as a wedding photographer I realized that I no longer had...

DC Boudoir Session

DC Boudoir Session

This gorgeous mom of four rocked her dc boudoir session out of the water. I've said before that one of my favorite parts of my job are the amazing women that I am fortunate enough to meet and this beautiful mama was no exception. Funny, kind and beautiful both inside...

Friends and boudoir | DC Boudoir session

Friends and boudoir | DC Boudoir session

This gorgeous lady joined us for her  DC boudoir session at the  studio  a couple of weeks ago after being referred by our previous client and her amazing friend!  To my surprise Miss L brought in our past client back with her and needless to say we had an amazing...

Cherry blossom boudoir session | DC Boudoir

Cherry blossom boudoir session | DC Boudoir

When Miss P scheduled her session with me this spring I knew we were going to have to incorporate a cherry blossom boudoir session into her shoot.  If you've ever been to DC in the springtime then you know we are all about our cherry blossoms, they bloom all over the...

Breaking in the new studio | DC Boudoir Studio

Breaking in the new studio | DC Boudoir Studio

When Miss B booked her shoot with me several months ago, I had no idea that she would end up being the first client to be photographed at the new DC Boudoir studio.  But her boudoir session landed just in time for us to move into the space and use it together for the...

Comic Book Themed Boudoir Session

Comic Book Themed Boudoir Session

Hands down one of the coolest corsets I've ever seen was during Miss H's comic book themed boudoir session. Miss H brought in what has to be one of the coolest corsets of all time, a comic book themed corset full of images of Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, etc. with...

DC Boudoir | Yoga Boudoir Session

DC Boudoir | Yoga Boudoir Session

This yoga inspired Boudoir photoshoot has my heart fluttering! It's always a special treat when I get clients in like Miss C. that are that are gifted in ways that I am not and are able to not only do but hold a handstand! Check out her awesome gallery below!  ...

Mimosas, Boudoir, and Fun | DC Boudoir Studio

Mimosas, Boudoir, and Fun | DC Boudoir Studio

We met at the DC boudoir studio on a chilly, February morning for her boudoir session. Shortly after, with a mimosa in hand Miss A, Naim and I, were deep in a conversation covering a broad range of topics, from the social issues of our day down to Kate Middleton's...

Epic Boudoir Session | Boudoir DC Studio

Epic Boudoir Session | Boudoir DC Studio

  From the moment that Miss C and I spoke on the phone, I knew that her boudoir session was going to be epic. Unlike most of my clients, Mrs. C  had not only had a boudoir shoot before but several, in fact, her shoot with me was scheduled to be her 4th shoot...

Breaking away from Comfort | DC Boudoir Session

Breaking away from Comfort | DC Boudoir Session

"This is so outside of my comfort zone", she said to me shortly after scheduling her boudoir session. And again, a few weeks before her boudoir session took place, miss N let me know this is not normally something she would do but she was going to do it for herself. ...

Swords + Femininity | DC Boudoir Photographer

Swords + Femininity | DC Boudoir Photographer

Would you believe me if I said that the woman behind today's boudoir post is a trained sword fighter and a good one at that? When I first met miss S I honestly had a bit of a difficult time believing it. She's SO obviously feminine and beautiful, it was difficult for...

Edgy + Feminine | DC Boudoir Photographer

Edgy + Feminine | DC Boudoir Photographer

Being a boudoir photographer I have the awesome opportunity and privilege of meeting amazing women on a regular basis and every once in a while a super special person comes along - Miss B is definitely one of these for me! One of my favorite aspects of being a...

Little Black Dress | DC Boudoir Photography

Little Black Dress | DC Boudoir Photography

One question I often get from clients before coming into the DC Boudoir photography studio is what should I bring to wear for my session? At this point, I like to guide my new clients towards our lingerie guide which outlines every possible piece of lingerie under the...

Pushing past boundaries

Pushing past boundaries

One of my favorite aspects of being a boudoir photographer and running my own business is the relationships that I have the opportunity to develop with my clients. I loved getting to know miss A from the moment she walked into the pop-up shop that I was at late in...

Grungy Film Noir Shoot | DC Boudoir Photographer

Grungy Film Noir Shoot | DC Boudoir Photographer

One of the things I love about being a boudoir photographer is working with past clients, so when Miss W approached me about doing a shoot together I was ecstatic! She's not only a good friend of mine but a past client as well and from working together in the past I...

Friends & Boudoir

Friends & Boudoir

I'm so excited to finally be sharing these! This girl is one of my absolute favorite people to spend time with. We met nearly two years ago when she initially hired me to photograph her wedding and it was a friend match made in heaven. When we get together it seems...

An interview with our MUA, Naim.

An interview with our MUA, Naim.

    " ... things take a weird shift when women literally want to look like someone else, or everyone else. Discover your own beauty. Enhance features that are unique to you. Embrace your differences."   Ahh! I'm so excited for this one! Our seriously...

When your fiance loves his Football team…

When your fiance loves his Football team…

You wear their jersey to your boudoir shoot! This has been one my favorite if not, my FAVORITE boudoir session to photograph to this day.  This gorgeous lady came in for her shoot a couple of weeks ago and we had such a great time! While she sipped on mimosas and had...

Boyfriend Tee

Boyfriend Tee

I love it when clients bring cute wardrobe pieces. Like in Ms. L's case her boyfriends go-to white tee.  She looked just as stunning with it on as she did with it off, work it girl!      

Mrs. T

Mrs. T

This gorgeous lady has been one of my favorite clients to this day.  She is beautiful both inside and out and I think that is so obvious from her images.  When we first started her shoot, she was quite nervous as she had never done anything like this before. She...

5 TIPS FOR ENSURING YOUR DREAM BOUDOIR SHOOT

5 TIPS FOR ENSURING YOUR DREAM BOUDOIR SHOOT

Like most of my clients are, I remember being a bit nervous the moment I booked my first boudoir shoot.  I had never done anything like this before and when I thought about everything that was involved, it felt a bit intimidating. Feeling a bit nervous is completely...