I’m going to be making some big shifts these next few weeks. I’ve realized that Instagram is not really a place for me or my boudoir photography studio. My studio is a sensual haven for the misfits like me to find love, community, empowerment.
The chaos that fighting against the social media system has wrecked in my life has been a battle I didn’t want. I don’t want Meta and some idiotic algorithms fucking with my intentions. It’s been ridiculous trying to showcase boudoir shoots when they flag me instead of supporting the professional artists that help drive their platform.
THAT’S NOT ME. I have been told time and again by the industry that I’m ruffling feathers, so fine then. We’re just going to keep shaking things up. We are going to shift to Patreon.
Moving on With Patreon in the Boudoir Studio
I want to be able to show up authentically in a place that I control. In a place that is my own. In a place with people who want to be there, who give a shit, who actually care. I don’t want to waste any more of my time chasing others and trying to craft the perfect fucking Instagram post.
I do feel that there is valuable knowledge that is shared in the studio. This knowledge can be available to more people if we can share on a bigger platform.
I’m sick of fighting the resistance quite honestly. So I’m going to dedicate this first post to Mr. C. We’re going to showcase his session, the behind-the-scenes, and his story alongside my own as we both highlight our identities.
A Boudoir Photographer Who Doesn’t Back Down
I’ve been a boudoir photographer for 13 years, but I feel like I have always been on the outskirts of the community. I feel like I didn’t quite fit in because I wasn’t… well. Because I was me.
This year has been all about the year that I find my PEOPLE. The year that I can show up just the way that I am, with the badass community that I love, to create and exist and to celebrate ME.
I want the boudoir community to be inclusive of all – open arms, no judgment. I want my presence within the photography industry as a boudoir educator to be valued and appreciated.
Embracing Resistance & Change
Remember that time that I went to Vegas and had my world rocked? The fact that I am still riding that rush of acceptance, the waves from Maui…
I am going to keep with the flow that life is taking me on. It has not been an easy journey. These travels have come with some big challenges. I also made a risky jump and opened Siren City Studios simultaneously. Who does that?!
Me. THIS IS ME NOW. I can do the damn thing. I preach it all the time in my boudoir studio, and now I’m going to practice it.
More than that, I am going to show you how I do it. 2023 has been a year where I have branched out personally and professionally. As I reflect on the intentions that I want to set for my next trip around the sun, it only seems fitting to combine these lessons into one big Birthday Month Giveaway towards an October Specialty Session.
Have I tempted you? Come on, here we go…
September 11, 2023