Back in February I was so fortunate to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the crew at creativeLIVE. I was so blessed to have the opportunity to work with other boudoir photographers from around the world to help them build their businesses.

One of the segments that we spoke about was stylized shoots. This is when photographers come up with a concept, stylize it and shoot it. We do this for fun of course, but in addition we do it to flex our creative muscles and to push ourselves to step outside our comfort zones.

I shot a live stylized shoot on creativeLIVE. The shoot was based on the theme of smoke. I have to thank my cL audience member Lauren for the idea. It is a killer idea – the ONLY problem is, we couldn’t actually smoke in the studio we were in. So – enter some fabric and creativity and we used smoke as the inspiration. (Yeah, ok we also busted out a smoke machine which was surprisingly a TON of fun!)

Thank you to Nikoma (The best makeup/hair artist in Seattle!) and Sarah (the most amazing model!) for making our vision come true!

If you are a photographer, new or old – you MUST check out creativeLIVE. It’s an incredible resource no matter where you are in your career.

Fearlessly Yours,