Someone on TikTok recently asked how it was I figured out that I wanted to be a photographer, and more specifically what I wanted to do as a boudoir photographer.
It was really just kind of a random fluke that I picked up a camera.
Before becoming a photographer, I worked as a sound designer for professional theatre. When I left the theater world I was doing website design. Somebody needed some photos for a website so I bought a camera.
Once I figured out that I wanted to start working as a photographer the first thing that I did was to become a headshot photographer. I still am a headshot photographer and have been Louisville’s go-to for professional headshots since 2013.
I eventually added classic portraits to my offerings. Other than loving painted portraits myself, I believed, and still do believe, that done correctly, portraits can be museum quality and family heirlooms
Boudoir photography was not in my game plan when I started moving toward things like classic portraits. Then on a trip to the Cincinnati Art Museum
my wife, we were walking around noticing some of the work including a piece by an artist named Joseph DeCamp entitled,” Woman Drying Her Hair”.
This portrait is directly inspired by that painting
Once I created that I started thinking that boudoir portraits could be artistic, elegant, and timeless. I enjoy making it and I had a feeling that people would also be drawn to it and would enjoy it as well.
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