Happy International Women’s Day! For obvious reason, today is a big day for me. My business is built around celebrating women and how strong and amazing we are. I get to meet women of so many walks of life and learn about them intimately. I chose to share this shoot, that I’ve kept in my back pocket for quite some time now, because it has been one of my favorite shoots to date. Click through to see a ridiculous amount of images!

“Well behaved women rarely make history”- Eleanor Roosevelt

I encourage you today (and everyday, really) to support other women every chance you get. From telling a woman at the grocery store that her hair is on point, to telling a woman in your school pickup line that she is a great mother. By making a point of it to shop at women owned businesses, and make that doctor’s appointment with the female physician. When we support each other there is nothing negative that comes of it. It only lifts us all up! By being a boudoir photographer (and living it everyday), I get to help women see themselves in a new light, and reinforce that they are beautiful. We all deserve to walk with our heads held high, and a little swing in our step!

“It’s in the arch of my back,

The sun of my smile,

The ride of my breasts,

The grace of my style.

I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.”

-Maya Angelou   Read the full poem here.

I don’t photograph models very often at all but sometimes when the right one comes into town I will reach out. My shoot with model Dane Halo was meant to be a refresher shoot last year where I could experiment and just shoot the way I wanted, with no pressure at all. I went a little overboard and ended up with 120 images (more than twice the normal amount). I’m posting my shoot with Dane because she embodies what International Women’s Day is all about. She lives true to herself, unapologetically, and celebrates her femininity and strength daily. She recognizes her strengths, and knows that she is beautiful, while still supporting other women.

Book a photoshoot for yourself, and only yourself. You are allowed to revel in your sensuality and get in touch with why you love being a woman! Click our contact form above to get your session on the books!

-Tamara Paskey-Alexander

Hair and makeup by LaDonna Stein