This is the second time I've photographed The Bad Ass burlesque dancer Evelyn Vinyl, and I am so pleased at the way these portraits turned out. I love her androgynous style, and photographing her inside her home was a special treat - especially because this gorgeous lady has a colorful decorating style that looks amazing in imagery. Enjoy!
I first met Gabrielle in 2006 in Nashville. When I started doing photography in 2007, I knew I wanted to capture her beauty with my lens. From La Photographie's early days of pin up (2008's Valentine series in a bathtub full of candy hearts!) to this photo shoot last month, I have adored creating with her, and our close friendship is one of the most important in my life.
I like to call this collection of images "Gabrielle at Home."
I've been making pretty pictures with Shan de Leers for many years now. It's no surprise that this dazzling dame wanted to do a 1970s-inspired pinup session in her awesomely-era-specific basement. With wood paneling, unique tile, and a fuzzy rug, we created some images perfect for showcasing Shan's groovy side. Enjoy!
This is the second time I've had the pleasure of creating with Gwen, and we always make magic together. I loved the ideas she had for this session, including the witchy props, her beautiful wardrobe items, and the jewel-tone fabrics used to create our sets. Plus her tiny black kitten made an appearance! Hair & makeup was done by the amazing Katie-Laine Thornton.
Returning to Nashville to do photo shoots is always such a treat, and with a location like this one, there wasn't a bad photo to be had! Inside a private home in historic East Nashville, we held a day-long Photo Shoot Special with hair by Shana Michelle Taylor and makeup by Katie-Laine Thornton. Every lady brought her own style, so each image is completely unique! Featuring images of Autumn, GiGi, Vivien, Lavender, Vivi, and Gidget. Wanna book your session? Contact me today to start the conversation!
I love doing photo shoots in the style of 1920s portrait master Alfred Cheney Johnston. Johnstson photographed the Ziegfeld Follies in NYC throughout the twenties and his beautiful work lives on in the book Jazz Age Beauties. I decided to offer a day of speakeasy glamour at Delinquent Debutantes in Nashville earlier this year. With hair styling offered by AmyRose Wendell and makeup by Alicia Maynard, our beautiful clients totally nailed the flapper look. Pictured below are Sylvie, Gidget, Jenyfer, Tosha, Buffy, Dress & Vivien, Christy, Mel, Leigh, Vivi, Lara, and Betsey.
Working with epic cosplayer Gogo Incognito is such a pleasure! Last year we did a Deluxe photo shoot where she posed as a Rebel Alliance pinup and as a grown up Little Mermaid (you can see those photos here), and another session as the classic Harley Quinn. This time around, Gogo wanted to do a high glamour boudoir session as one of her signature characters: Lady Loki. With a long green sequin gown and the Loki horns, Gogo pulled out all the stops.
You may have seen that I recently did a pinup photo shoot with baby ducks (if not, you should check it out!). Well, I've always dreamed of doing something similar with baby goats, and Barnyard Buddies in Loveland, CO made my dreams come true! My friend and assistant Billee contacted the wonderful people at Barnyard Buddies and they agreed to let us pinup girls invade their farm for a couple of hours. Pictured here is Tatianna, Ariella, and Lady Lavender. Everyone is so happy because the goats were so adorable and sweet. The white one definitely ended up with red lipstick on his white fur ;)
You may have noticed, but since I moved to Denver in 2015, the Clocktower Cabaret has quickly become one of my favorite places. I did a Photo Shoot Special there in 2016, and then my second special there earlier this year. The women who signed up for this special were all burlesque dancers, but anyone can come and do a photo shoot with me inside the Clocktower Cabaret! Message me to learn more about how you can come play dress up.
Pictured here: Champagne Shuga Nova, Laika Fox, Tatianna Tata, Shotza Ouzo, Prudence Devilliere, and Holly Rebelle with her Piano Man.
La Photographie specializes in custom, private boudoir photography sessions, so when Kristi scheduled her Deluxe session, we were thrilled to learn about her ideas and help create her vision. With hair stylist Shana Michelle Taylor and makeup artist Crystal Brown of Nashville Glamour, Kristi's beautiful vision was brought to life: first as a beautiful flower hippie mama, then as a classic pinup bombshell. Two completely different looks! If you're interested in booking your private boudoir photo shoot in Nashville, Denver, or wherever you live, be sure to contact me to start the conversation!
I love traveling to do photo shoots with amazing women, and I got the chance to visit Atlanta earlier this year to do just that! I was hosted by the gorgeous Metropolitan Studios and I had so much fun creating with the women there. Pictured here are Ursula, Taloollah, Audrey, and Celestine. Want me to come to your city? Send me an email and let's get the conversation started!
AmyRose has been doing hair styling for La Photographie for many years at her salon Hocus Pocus Beauty Boutique. This was our second private session together, and I was so excited to do a simple, beautiful "between the sheets" style photo shoot with her just outside of Nashville. Her makeup is by Katie-Laine Thornton. Simplicity & beauty - one of my favorite combinations.
Last week, I was thrilled to photograph The Art of the Teese, an incredible burlesque show featuring the legendary glamour girl herself: Dita Von Teese. I have been a fan of Dita since before I started my photography business, and her book "Burlesque and the Art of the Teese" has been an immeasurable influence on my art and my career. What a treat to not only photograph her, but also her amazing cast, including Dirty Martini, Violet Chachki, Ginger Valentine, Zelia Rose, Jett Adore, and Jonny McGovern. From glittering rhinestones to confetti cannons, from high glam costuming to stunning near-nudity, this show really delivered! Take a peek at some of the images I captured of Dita and her cast performing at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO.
I had the chance to do mini photo shoots with baby ducks in Denver, and I jumped at it! Not only did I photograph Ariella and Momo, but I also did some photos of myself too (with assistance from my friend Billee). Thank you to Leila for letting us snuggle your duckies!
Starting in 2016, La Photographie has been offering "Series Specials," a day of glamour and beauty in and around one prop or theme. Earlier this year, I offered "Between the Sheets," a mini-shoot special taking place around a bed. We had 11 ladies participate in this special and with Crystal Brown of Nashville Glamour on makeup, the photos turned out beautifully!
Featuring: Brooke, Bebe, Jeannine, Katherine, Sophie, Foxey, Lavender, Helene, Marie, & Viola. Sophie's hair by AmyRose of Hocus Pocus Beauty Boutique.
Rachel and I know each other through her involvement in the Nashville dance & performance scene. I have photographed her in the past, so I was delighted when she wanted to schedule a new photo shoot with me - bellydance style. She is the proprietress of Holy Rose Divination, a shop featuring ancient relics and oddities from around the world. If you're in Nashville, be sure to check it out!
Oh those Clocktower Clockettes really know how to make me smile! I loved doing this 1980s session with dancer Peggy Tulane. She used some of these images to promote her Ladies of the 80s show at the Clocktower Cabaret in downtown Denver earlier this year! Enjoy her bitchin' photos celebrating all things 80s!
I love working with Violet June! She approached me earlier this year to inquire about doing a pin up photo shoot inspired by the 1959 Barbie doll, and I said yes please! Violet brought the perfect props from the sunglasses to the immaculate bathing suit. While I adore doing photo shoot specials, private sessions are so much fun - and customizable! Contact me to set up your custom photo shoot :)
I have been a longtime admirer of Alfred Cheney Johnston, the NYC photographer who captured the Ziegfeld Follies girls in the 1920s. His work is transcendental and provides a private look inside the decadence of the 20th century's most beguiling decade.
When burlesque superstar Lola Van Ella visited Denver earlier this year, we decided to do an homage to the work of Alfred Cheney Johnston with our photo shoot. I call this style "Midnight Frolic."
Stay tuned for more examples of Midnight Frolic, as I have been offering photo shoot specials in this style in Denver and Nashville. More to come!
I don't get the opportunity to create imagery with men as much as I would like, so when Patrick suggested we do a male boudoir session (aka dudeoir), I jumped at the chance. Patrick is also an aerial artist and athlete, so we did some photographs of him on his apparatus. We experimented with light and shadow and created some stunning bodyscapes, bordering on fine art. I would love to do more work like this! Email me if you have ideas :) firstname.lastname@example.org