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P. INTIMATE PORTRAITS | Antelope Island, UT

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P. INTIMATE PORTRAITS | Antelope Island, UT

THAT BODY LOVING JOURNEY..

..is a long and winding road, am I right? With left turns, round-a-bouts, and treadmill-esque one way streets, the path to accepting the beautiful eco-system that is our body is anything *but* straight forward.

I have found, though - through direct experience - that getting intimate portraits done is like dropping an anchor into a stormy sea; the images gave me something solid and tangible to reflect on in order to further accept, like, and respect the place that gives me a home on planet earth.

P. wanted to incorporate nature into the images and Antelope Island (and sun/clouds/sky) never ever ever disappoints. We trekked about a mile out onto the salty bed and managed to erect a backdrop that produced some of my favorite images to date. Enjoy! Xo

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S. INTIMATE PORTRAITS | Salt Lake City, Ut

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S. INTIMATE PORTRAITS | Salt Lake City, Ut

Empowering women, empowering women, empowering women - body, soul and spirit. This is the battle cry of our time and I say it in solidarity with my sisters.

I once heard (or read) a quote that said 'Love your body, it's the only place you have to live' and it was like a 20 pound Tetris block of truth fell into place in my gut (like hearing truth sometimes does).

I also shoot nude photographs and wanted to share this image (along with S's feedback) with you in hopes that you could relate to how beautifully she was able to articulate the body image challenges that so many of us internally face.

I believe that herein lies one of the greatest powers of a photograph - the gift of perspective, and the ability to appreciate something outside of the emotions in our hearts and heads.  Xxo

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What S. had to say about her nude photo session with me:

'My biggest fear was having another person see me nude, and not being pretty or sexy enough. I have a couple of self harm scars, and I was worried about what Jen would think and how they would be portrayed in the photos. At the start of the photos it was really scary, but Jen was persistent in telling me to be myself and she really helped me to see myself in a more healthy light. The photos showed me, and my scars as part of me, but not all of me.

[The photos were totally worth the investment]. Jen took her time with me, I never felt like we were on the clock. The photos she took were really photos. Not my makeup-ed, dolled up self, just me. I really appreciated the natural approach to beauty and photography. Jen obviously loves her work and sees beauty in every subject, the thing that distinguishes her is she is able to help her subjects see the beauty in themselves both in her time with them, and in the photos she produces.

I'm still a little shy about the photos, but I'm also a little proud. My naked self has always been a big stumbling block for me. I didn't like it, I hated the scars and how weak they made me feel. I hated how I looked soft. I wanted to be strong. Jen showed me the beauty in being soft, and how being confident in who I am takes strength. Not the strength that produces a six pack, but one that will strengthen my mind and help me be a better person.

Jen is an artist, letting her portray her art in a pleasing manner [in an album] was way better than just receiving the digital files. It's like a good cook is part taste and part presentation, you don't get the whole experience unless you let the artist do it all.'
 


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K. INTIMATE PORTRAITS | Salt Lake City, Ut

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K. INTIMATE PORTRAITS | Salt Lake City, Ut

WOMAN

I'm turning 31 next month and as an adage to one of the most transformative years of my life, I've scheduled a boudoir photo session, for myself.  

Numerous women come to me for nude photos of themselves to give to their partners and I'm always so humbled and honored to be chosen for the task, but being on the other side and facing a photoshoot of my own has my nerves tingling.

I think what I'm most excited for is to experience myself through someone else's eyes.  Whenever shooting my ladies, I observe observe observe, and then shoot.  I aim to spot the unique and subtle mannerisms that I find charming, a turn of the head, the resting of a hand, and memorialize that feeling into a photo.

To me, women are the most beautiful creatures on the planet, and helping them see themselves that way is the most satisfying part of what I do.

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What K.R. had to say about her boudoir experience with me:

"The photos are really amazing and even better than I imagined. It was actually kind of an interesting experience to look through them. My first reaction was to be critical, but as I kept going I couldn't help but appreciate the photos and find myself beautiful. Jen has managed to capture me in just the light I hope to see myself in. I cannot wait to give these to [my husband] on our wedding day. I hope very much for Jen to take pictures of us again in the future, maybe when we have our first child :).

You can't put a price on something that will be meaningful for years to come.  Jen is a professional and well worth the price.  I would absolutely encourage anybody to do this, just for themselves. Jen will be able to see in you things we forget sometimes."

When was the last time you invested in yourself?  

Boudoir photos are one of the best ways to learn to accept and love yourself just as you are, click here to setup your session with me!

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