Hiya! Awfully nice of you to visit my little ol' blog.
A quick description of me would be that I love my family, my friends, life, photography, and pancakes.
I live in Atlanta with my giant dog Fletch, and spent the first chunk of my working days as a scientist. Then, I shifted some major gears, and started my photo biz nearly seven years ago. I feel extremely lucky to have a career that is always changing and always challenging. I'm grateful for every day that I get to wake up and do what I love.
I'm drawn to all forms of art, and multiple styles of photography. However, I'm moved most by personality and character. This is what set me on the path to doing portraiture. Whether I'm shooting a beautiful wedding, a happy family, or a beloved pet, I'm always a portrait photographer. I want every image to speak volumes and make it's viewer linger just a little longer.
I wear my heart proudly on my sleeve, and that's what you will get from my photos. I will glady give you a little bit of myself in every frame I shoot.
Oh, now where do I start with this uber-lovely little lady? Y’all. I love Jenny. Anyone who knows Jenny, loves Jenny. Was I just a TAD happy when she wanted to do a Cheeky Lamb Boudoir shoot? Perhapsibly. We got to have the most girly-awesome photo time, and her hubby got a very, very special birthday present this year. Yes. When you look at how jaw-droppingly gorgeous she is in these pics, and you wanna start hatin’……don’t. She’s also whip-smart, talented, and the daggum sweetest thing since swirly blue lollipops.
I could not write this post without giving mad, stupid props to the incredible Miss Gina Rickicki for her kick-ass hair and makeup styling. I mean, seriously Gina! Seriously.
Now, take a gander at Jenny’s photos. If you can stand all the pretty.
Y’all, I love me some thrift store shopping. I just found these little lingerie gems. I will add them to my arsenal of Cheeky Lamb Boudoir outfits and goodies. Note: other than slips, I typically don’t purchase any second-hand under-pinnings that are worn below the waist. Those personal items should probably remain, well, personal. : ) These lovely items pictured here will probably be saved for a shoot involving someone eating cotton candy. Squeeeee!
No, not me, silly. That post would be called “stacey loses her mind”. This is a much better post. This Stacey is a wonderful gal I’ve known for many years now, and I was thrilled that she wanted to take some Cheeky Lamb Boudoir photos! These will be a gift for her very lucky hubby, Ryan. What’s extra cool is that we did the shoot on their anniversary. This worked well for them since our location was the gorgeous W Hotel in Buckhead. So, after we were finished, they got to have a fabulous kid-free evening to celebrate 11 years of marriage. Holla!
During photo time, we had so much giggly, girlie fun. We were joined by super-duper Sloane Warren, who worked out some sweet hair and makeup. Stacey and Sloane also have known each other for ages, so it was like a daggum reunion in that hotel room. Also, there was wine and oreos, which doesn’t hurt. It also didn’t hurt that to bring out Stacey’s incredible laugh and smile, Sloane was behind me flashing her. Go team!
I am SO impressed with Stacey’s ease and confidence in front of the camera. She did exactly what makes for a great photo shoot….she had fun being herself (with the volume turned up just a tad). Oodles of gorgeousness. I hope she doesn’t mind me saying this, but I’m probably going to put one of her photos on my fridge to remind me to work out more. If my bod looked like hers, I’d own a lot more pairs of shorts and tight dresses.
Now, let’s get cheeky….
Thanks so much Stacey, for all your playful loveliness!
Yay, it’s my second CL Dudes photo shoot, with Kevin! I was really looking forward to this, since I already knew how super he was to photograph when working with him for the “Men of Dad’s Garage” calendar. Kev is also a friend, so I already knew that he was a wicked-awesome fella. Now, after these photos, I also know that he’s got mad skills in front of the camera. He gave me brooding, silly, and everything in-between. Nicely done, sir. I’m still not sure how we got all these pics in one evening…….and I’m not sure if he’ll ever get rid of all the feathers in his place. Eek!
Kev, thanks for being so wonderful to collaborate with, and for totally turning on your hunky, hunky man charms!
Since he has such a great sense of humor, I wanted to get a shot where we poked fun at the whole boudoir thing. Yup.
Props to anyone who can make a furry hat and plaid look this good.
When I say “Oh boy!”, I kind of mean it literally. I’m super excited about launching my CL Dudes, “dudeoir” photography. Last year, after starting up my Cheeky Lamb boudoir photography for gals and couples, I got a surprising amount of interest from fellas who wanted those types of shoots. Cool. I don’t think guys are typically associated with boudoir photography, but the way I like to gear photos for both men and women leans way more toward artistic portraits than the standard sexy-bedroom-type fare. Here’s the broken-record part of my post. I think if an image reveals something emotionally-based within a person, that is what’s sensual and provocative. And now I’m off my soap box. Wheee!
Rueben was nice enough to be the first-timer with these shoots. Like I do with the gals and couples, we met to talk about some really specific ideas and moods we wanted to capture. The shoot was a total blast, and he’s waaaaay easy to photograph. Seriously, knock it off with all the handsome! I wasn’t sure if I’d know what the heck to do when it came to shooting dudes instead of ladies, so it helped to be working with someone patient, fun, photogenic…..and who wanted to take a break during shooting to chat, drink whiskey, and eat kettle chips. Nice.
Now, I don’t like to play favorites with photos, but I have to explain why I particularly enjoy this first one. It was at the beginning of the shoot, and I had just explained that I’m extremely clumsy, and will probably trip and/or break things. Before I finished saying it, I fell backwards into an ironing board. Somehow, I managed to snap this pic of Rueben laughing at me. So, I love this one because I know it’s him snickering at what a dork I am.
Yo, Roo…..you sir are very VERY. Thanks for being such a freakin’ rock star. I hope y’all enjoy the pics!
Last night, I was going through some old files, and stumbled across something I had completely forgotten about. During one of the first Cheeky Lamb Boudoir shoots, I had Robin shoot a few short video clips to document the process. Well, it turns out that “document” means “check out Stacey acting like a total dork”. So, I thought I’d share a little of that with all of you. I also wanted to show how relaxed everything is so folks can see that boudoir doesn’t have to be synonymous with intimidating.
Both of these videos were taken during our shoot with the fabulous, wonderful, smart, and gorgeous Jas. She has a fantastic blog that you should check out called Smile Big and Pretty. Love that!
This first video clip is just me setting up the lighting for the next set of images. Robin is standing in for Jas, while I continue to act weird. A few things I love about this clip are: Robin’s sarcasm, Jas laughing at us from the bathroom, and the utter mess we made in that hotel room (most of which is snacks).
Here is one of the images I took using that lighting set-up.
I had to take the opportunity to re-post this gem too, because it brings me so much joy. Robin was kind enough to come assist during the shoot. However, she was preggers at the time, and not feeling great. So, her job became sitting in the jacuzzi, eating cheese puffs, and watching “Tank Girl” on TV. Yay!
The second video shows me directing Jas during some poses. However, the clip is less about that, and more about lame noises and my pants. Also, more sarcasm from Robin.
And here are a couple of those shots….
Thanks so much, Jas and Robin. I hope y’all enjoyed our little behind-the-scenes silliness!
I love that when planning Lynn’s Cheeky Lamb Boudoir shoot, her only comment was that dirt and/or bugs were ok. Just one of many reasons to adore Lynn. She is an incredible gal. I’d describe her as a Jane of all trades, who is smart, hilarious, and sassy. Um, she also does construction and knows her way around a farm. All this wrapped up in the package of a supermodel. Sigh.
I’m thrilled that she was in town long enough to work in a shoot. Almost all of these pics were taken in my basement. Lynn was such a sport while I said things like, “don’t impale yourself on those nails!”, and “I hope you’re not claustrophobic”. She let me take my favorite creepy-type pics, and then we balanced those out with some crazy-silly ones. Win-win!
Lynn, you are a stunning woman, and a total dream to photograph. Thanks so much for making nice with my camera!
Jess is such a super-cutie. Next to her, a baby koala bear would look kinda shady. If you ever have bad day fever, Jess is probably the cure. She brought all that charm and more to her Cheeky Lamb boudoir shoot. We played, took some photos, played some more, took more photos, danced around, made a mess, and maybe took a few more photos. Yay!
There are a couple things you should know about her to understand some of the direction we took with her shoot. Her boyfriend is the best DJ ever. She is a vegan, and bakes a mean cupcake. So, we used a few of those ideas in her pics. Woo hoo!
If you are a friend of mine who does a Cheeky Lamb shoot, you must understand that I will probably make you look like a lovely corpse at some point. If anyone wants to understand the origin of this quirk in my psyche, it stems from a photo I saw many years ago. If you wanna check it out, go here. That is my disclaimer for the last few pics of this post, and the explanation for my obsession with the creepy + beautiful combo.
Jess, thanks a million for the awesomest day of giggles and photos. You are a pretty, pretty gem, and an absolute delight in front of the camera!
2010 has been my first, fabulous year doing Cheeky Lamb Boudoir shoots with some incredible people. My super-most-favoritest part has been the moment during each shoot when someone transitions from being a little shy to completely owning their beauty and flying that confidence flag as high as it will wave. Love, love that!
Photos full of gorgeousness make a great gift for your special somebody, or as a gift to yourself. Holla! A handy-dandy gift certificate for a photo shoot can also be an unexpected treat.
It’s important to note that these shoots aren’t just for the ladies. Couples shoots are SO fun and romantic. My next adventure will be the fella shoot (or dude-oir, as we like to say!). Who wouldn’t want crazy-hot, GQ-ish pics of their man??
That brings me to the main reason for this friendly reminder of a post. Now is actually the time to get your gift certificates before the holidays. If you’re thinking about giving photos of you to someone for Valentine’s Day, we’ll need to do your shoot during December or early January. Time totally flies, so I thought a little heads-up couldn’t hurt. As an extra incentive, I’m happy to offer up a discount. Woo hoo! Anyone who contacts me and mentions the “Cheeky Discount” between now and December 31, 2010 will receive 10% off any Cheeky Lamb Boudoir photo shoot package. For all the juicy details, just give us a holler.
Since it wouldn’t be right to have a post without pics, here are some yummy album layouts with a few of the images from this very Cheeky year. Yay!