This is what boudoir means to me. And I’m thrilled to share how I landed behind the camera!
The way their eyes begin to sparkle ten minutes in as a confidence rises that they’ve never felt before.
The way I collaborate with clients to highlight so much more than their hot bods. The way we chat over champagne before the camera starts clicking.
In my early 30s, my love for humans inspired me to pursue a career in nursing. I’d married young and had two beautiful daughters. As they headed off to school, I decided I wanted to do the same! But when I realized the demanding nature of nursing school didn’t mesh well with my anxiety, I knew it was time to follow a new path. It just so happened that that path led right to the Art Institute in San Diego.
I didn’t get my start in photography because I’m obsessed with my childhood photos or because my dad gave me a point-and-shoot when I was eight. I actually started because I just really love people. Y’all fascinate me! I could honestly listen to a passionate person talk about absolutely anything for hours without checking the clock once.
Now, remember how I said I love listening to people share their stories? That means it’s your turn! I can’t wait to get to know you and the milestone you’re marking as you begin your own adventure in boudoir photography!
In 2016, with a crisp Bachelor’s in Photography hanging on my wall, I began photographing families. Before long, I chose to add weddings and elopements to my catalog. But it wasn’t until I photographed my first boudoir session for a bride-to-be that I knew I’d found exactly where I belonged. So, in 2022, I chose to say
“see ya later” to every other photography style and focus on the one I loved most. Today, I create photo sessions flooded with simplicity, sincerity, and warmth for women like you!
brittany, 2022 client
"Kristen's work is incredible. I love her artistic eye and effortless way of creating the most gorgeous photos full of emotion."
Houston is a big city, so finding time to explore the great outdoors isn’t all that easy. But I’m always chasing the next great adventure—whether my family and I are planning a road trip out west or just giving a brand new restaurant a try! Travel and new experiences fuel my spirit.
You know how everyone says they have an eclectic taste in music, but what they actually mean is that they sometimes switch up the Taylor Swift for a rap song or two? When I say my music taste is wild, I mean it! From Stevie Nicks to Sturgill Simpson to the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, I play it all. So, get ready for a boudoir playlist you’re sure to love!
You definitely don’t turn “celebrating the female body and soul” into a day job unless you love all that women are. I’ve always had a passion for helping women step into their power, and if that means stepping in front of my lens, then hell yeah!
When you love getting bare as much as I do, body art is a big deal. I love partnering with local artists to create unique designs, and learning the stories behind others’ tattoos never gets boring! You’ll probably spot my favorite tattoo during our session—a mandala made of As (both of my daughters’ ½rst initials) on my inner elbow. Did it hurt like hell? Yes. Is that part of why I’m so proud of it? Absolutely.
Let’s be honest, OK? Even the most evolved and enlightened among us has something they’d rather hide from the camera. Whether it’s a bouquet of stretch marks, the way your nose looks in profile, or the back roll that popped up last year—we’ve all got something. If it were up to me, that cellulite on my butt would vanish in a snap. But that doesn’t mean I love being me any less!