Beautiful booties

I decided to do a few “best of” blog posts this year. I used to do a Tushie Tuesday post on the blog but now I keep that to  my Instagram on the Tuesdays I remember to do it. I wanted to do one post that is a compilation of some my favorite booty shots over the years. This is also to give you an idea of what to look for when you’re shopping and want lingerie that will show off your assets (lol see what I did there haha). Booty shots are one of my most requested shots. When I ask my clients “what are some of your partners favorite physical attributes” the answer 90% of the time is “My eyes and my butt.”

For every type of booty there is a bottom that will show it’s shape best. When you schedule your session with me we’ll set up your style consultation and you can ask me for tips on choosing lingerie that is going to suit your style best. Everything from patterned tights to g-strings have their place in your lingerie stash and can all be booty enhancing.

Let’s start with the item that’s going to give you the most coverage and work down from there. Patterned tights! I love the way they look and here is why. They are curve hugging booty enhancers. Also great for when you want to be suggestive without showing off your goods.

Next up are slips and body suits. I love them for when you want a little bit of booty to peek out in the shots. They are especially fantastic at styling your outfits to really suit your personal style since they come in such a huge variety of styles.

Panties are classic piece for great tushie shots. They come in more styles and colors than I can possibly list and you can find fun ones pretty much everywhere. Whether they are a g-string, thong, boy short or bikini really just depends on how bare you’d like to be. It’s all about choices. 

Adding accessories like this strappy body harness is a great way to get a super sexy look and completely change up a black panty. 

Lastly is the one essential wardrobe item we all own, our birthday suit!! It fits everyone perfectly, requires no additional shopping and takes up no space in your suitcase making it the perfect way to dress your booty.

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Studio Ambassador Miss A

I launched my Studio Ambassador program and I have a lineup of wonderful women coming in over the next 2 months to do their boudoir photography sessions and share their boudoir experiences. I am so excited about this program. It is already allowing “everyday” women to show you that this is for you too. You do not have to be a model to do a boudoir session. In fact aside from very select images in my site everyone you see is a client who gave me permission to share her experience. To show you that “real women” just like you can do this. I am loving these sessions already.
Miss A was the first one to come see me. She was nervous to start, which the vast majority of my clients are. Miss Kelsea at K. Dayberry Bridal rocked out her hair and makeup look and then it was time to shoot. She did an fantastic job and it shows in her pictures. Thank you Miss A for allowing me to share your experience with other women. You are amazing!!!
Don’t just take it from me though. Here are her words about the session:
Q. Why did you pick me for to be your photographer?
A.While researching local boudoir photographers, your name kept popping up as one of the best. After seeing your work and being a part of your VIP group, I could tell that your beliefs that all women are beautiful and sexy and all body types deserve to be celebrated, aligned with my own.
Q. What prompted you to do a Muse(Ambassador) session rather than a private session?
A. I jumped at the opportunity to apply for your Ambassador Rep program, because I felt many women could relate to me on one level or another. I am a 42 year old, mother of 3, grandmother of 2, not in the absolute best shape of my life, but I’m not getting any younger and I really wanted to do this for myself. I’d lost and maintained a significant amount of weight in the past 2 years, which is one reason I wanted to do this as part of celebrating that fact, as well as an attempt to accept my body as it is. I’m completely introverted and usually hate to be in front of a camera. So, I felt if I could step out of my own comfort zone and do this session it would prove to everyone that they could also do it. And they should do it.
Q. What were you nervous about coming into the session?
A. Honestly, everything! But, I was also excited.
Q. What would you say to another women who was considering doing a session with me (Muse or private)?
A. DO IT! You are worth it and you deserve it. Ginger was amazing to work with. I never felt judged, ashamed, or embarrassed at all during my session. It was so empowering knowing I was able to get over the voices in my head, that at times try to bring me down. To see the final product and the beauty Ginger was able to capture is the best feeling ever! It’s addicting too, You’ll be planning your next session before you leave.
Q. What did I do for/with you that was most helpful?
A. Showing me how to pose and just keeping the whole experience light and fun  really helped keep my nerves at bay.
Q. How did you feel when you left the studio the day of your session?
A.I felt fantastic leaving the studio and already planning my next session in my head. Lol
Q. What could I have done better?
A. I don’t feel you could have done anything better. I feel I could have done things better.
Q. If you want to tell us where your lingerie came from that’s helpful too. I know ladies like to know where to shop.
A. Bralettes and panties from Torrid

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Welcome to the dark side

When you have images lying around that you never blogged and are completely in love with you go ahead and blog them. Better late than never. I had put some of these images out on my social media at the time we did them but I never put them here.

This session is a little older and features local burlesque performer Deepa De Jour. She came in to the studio to help me with a challenge. My studio has a very light and airy side and a dark and moody side. At the time we did this session I shot mainly in the light and airy room and the darker room just didn’t have it’s own vibe yet. I’d tried for years to love that space and it had yet to happen.  I was trying to stretch myself in my shooting and to get this space finally sorted out. I needed to find it’s light. I decided to shoot in 1 corner of the dark side, only. I limited myself to just that one area and her to 1 outfit. Which, by the way, she made. Beautiful and crafty that one!! She’s made so many gorgeous outfits for her performances over the years though that putting this together I’m sure was no challenge for her.I told her what I wanted and she totally nailed it. I wanted to limit myself to this small space to see just what we could come up with on this bed. This is the session that honestly made me love shooting in this space. I absolutely love how the light wraps around the body barely touching it and highlighting all the best curves. I finally found the light in this room. I shoot in this space all the time now and love the images made in this room. I’m thankful she let me play that day. It really brought a whole new dynamic to how I shoot and what images I love most. The room decor has changed a bit but that sexy sexy light remains. Thanks for helping me find that light Deepa!

Couples Boudoir Favorites

Happy Valentines day to you all! I wanted to share some of my all time favorite boudoir images from couples sessions that I’ve shot. The intimacy we capture in a couples session is unique. Each couple brings a different experience to the table and I learn something new every time I work with a new couple. Many of my couples are returning clients where one of them has done a solo session with me. She has such a good time doing her session that they come back to do one as a couple. I’ll be honest most of my guys take a little convincing that it’s “Okay” to do this type of session. I sometimes think guys are more self conscious about it than women are. I assure you gentlemen you’ll be so distracted by your partner that you’ll barely even know I’m there. Having said that couples sessions can be done in my studio in Richmond, VA or at a local hotel. Richmond has some great ones to choose from. Then after your session I get the hell out and you guys can make a super sexy weekend getaway out of it. Order room service and never leave the room if you want. You’ll want!! Here is a sampling of my favorites.

Studio Ambassador Program

Hello ladies!!! As many of you know this announcement went out to the studio VIP group first. If you’re not in that group please head over to Facebook and request to join here.

Since I am no longer having my back surgery this month I have decided to plug right on ahead working until I have a new surgery date. Which of course I’ll announce when the time is near.

I’ve been thinking a lot about some of the things I’d like to do with the rest of my year it occurred to me that I would LOVE to launch a program with a select group of ladies who want to help me spread the word about my work. I want women who will talk about how it has helped them learn to love themselves more completely. To stop shaming their bodies. To take it easy on the woman in the mirror. I’m a big believer that if our sense of self is solid our lives will be a happier place to be. If we genuinely like who we are it’s a hell of a lot easier to show up in the world from a place of kindness and love.  I spent years and years of my life wishing I could be different, wishing I was more of “this” or less of “that”, not loving, shit not even liking, myself most of the time.  And I was not kind. I was not loving. I was not accepting. I still have my moments but learning to love myself has been the first step in being a better human.

I know other women are right there where I was because I see it all the time. Women who just need a little push to start believing they are worthy of love. Believing you’re worthy can be the basis for accelerating change in your life. At the very least loving the person you see in the mirror never hurt anyone. I might not be able to walk you through lifes traumas but I hope I can help you see yourself with kinder, gentler, eyes. I hope I can help you shut down your inner critic and start to love the woman in the mirror.

With that in mind I am looking for women to come to my studio and have a boudoir session with me and allow me to share that experience with other women just like them. Not just that though. I want you guys talking about what you’ve done and inspiring others to do the same. I can talk about how this experience can change your view of yourself all day long but at the end of the day other women want to hear it from YOU. Hence the studio ambassador program is born.

As an ambassador you’ll have the opportunity to have your own boudoir session experience with me. We’ll do before and after photos and behind the scenes video’s so other women can see what a session looks like too. You’ll get a custom mobile app featuring my favorite images from your session to share with all of your girlfriends and social network. You’ll also have the chance to earn products, sessions, or cold hard cash for referring your friends to do a boudoir session with me. When they book their own confidence building session you’ll both be rewarded.

Sound like something you’d like to do? Keep scrolling for the details.

To be considered for the ambassador program you must:

  • Be a woman age 21 or older
  • Be willing and able to sign a full model release. Including before and after and behind the scenes footage.
  • Attend events with me & rep the studio at them. For example if I do a bridal show.
  • Refer your people, friends, family, network to me. Upon booking you’ll be able to select your referral bonus (session credit, product credit, cash)
  • Be exclusive to my studio and not rep/model for any other boudoir or beauty photography studio while working with me.
  • You’ll also need to share the images from your session with your friends and network and tell them all what a kick ass time you had and how great doing the session made you feel.
  • Promote my studio online by sharing my posts about studio events, specials, VIP group, tagging your posts etc.

If this sounds like something you would love to do. I mean you’re ready to come see me and start sharing it all then email me at and we’ll go over the rest of the details. We’ll make sure we’re a good fit for each other and that we’re going to work well together.

I will be selecting ladies this week and will close this part of the program by Friday the 16th of February 2018.

I’m so excited to be offering this program I can hardly wait to get going with it.

Thank you all!

422 Studio/Richmond Boudoir


Happy Valentines Day

Hello Valentine’s Day! Every year so many of us are stumped for what to do for Valentine’s Day. We love our partner and want to show it but we end up defaulting to eating out or going to a movie where we sit in silence. It is the second busiest day of the year for dining out. Mother’s day holds the top spot. This year how about skipping the reservation and do something more intimate. I’ve put together a list of intimate alternatives for you to try out this year. Oh and here is a super hot couple session to get you thinking about all the ways you’d rather spend your date night than over a hot plate of pasta. Even though Valentines Day is on a Wednesday this year I’m confident you can make it count.

  1. Turn off your self criticism. For the whole month of February (or better yet forever) STOP any negative self talk from coming out of your mouth. If you catch yourself uttering an “I’m to fat” “I wish my boobs were bigger” “I need to lose 15 pounds” SHUT IT DOWN!!! That’s a non-negotiable. You will enjoy yourself a hell of a lot more if you are not shaming yourself. Practice saying loving things to yourself daily. Hell multiple times a day! “I’ve got a hot ass” “Dam I look good today” “I give the best hugs” “My eyes are fucking gorgeous” “I’m a loving partner” give it a try!!! You can’t give what you don’t have so start with some self love practice.
  2. Start flirting before the big day. Flirt with your partner all week leading up to Vday to get them excited. Try something out of the ordinary like sending them a card or a letter the old fashioned snail mail way and tell them how much you love and appreciate them and that you’re looking forward to your upcoming alone time. Make their favorite meal. Do something on their “to do list” for them. Knowing you’re valued is a HUGE turn on.
  3. Shop for sexy lingerie and maybe some new toys. RVA has lots of options for you. Doing this together can be exciting and enlightening. Let your partner pick out something they think you’ll look sexy in. Hit Taboo, Adam and Eve or Priscilla’s for more than just lingerie.  Talk about what you’d like to try and do together. Save that lingerie and toys for Vday.
  4. Sexting. Challenge yourself to send a few sexy selfies, especially if you don’t normally. Reveal only as much as you want to of course. Maybe you can work in some hints of what you’re planning or tiny peeks of the outfit they choose on your shopping trip. Join my  ladies only VIP Facebook group and practice taking selfies with us.
  5. Ban something for the couple of days leading up to Vday. No kissing, no butt touching, no sex in the bed. If absence makes the heart grow fonder then not being allowed to kiss your partner for a couple of days will make it all that much sweeter when you can get a taste of those lips again. Decide what to ban together so that no one thinks you’ve rejected them. Then have fun teasing and building that tension.
  6. Try something new. Talk to your partner about trying something new. Whether it’s a new location to have sex in, a never before tried position, a new toy or a fantasy you’ve got brewing. Talking with your partner openly and honestly well before the big night can help take away some of that performance pressure and feelings of being “put on the spot”. This doesn’t mean you have to suggest full bondage or a threesome!! Setting boundaries and respecting them is an important part of our intimate relationships as is trying new adventures.  This article from Bustle goes into more detail and makes good suggestions for how to have this chat.
  7. Ask the 36 questions. I’m sure you’ve heard of them by now but if not you can find them here. They may not actually “make you fall in love” but they’re sure to help you get to know your partner that much better.
  8. Got kids, cats or stress at home? Get an overnight sitter and a hotel room for some sexy getaway time. Hotel sex is seriously some of my favorite!!! Not worrying about getting home or managing the chaos at the house makes it 1000% more relaxing. Pack your sexy new lingerie and toys and order room service.  The VA is for lovers site put together a list of great Valentine’s hotel options that has me wishing it was on a Friday this year.
  9. Can’t get away from the house? Make your bedroom your retreat. Clear out the clutter, TV, clothes piles, pictures of family (you really want that picture of your granny looking over you while you’re doing it doggie style?) etc. Grab some new bedding and turn your room into a sexy retreat, not just for the night either. I found a great article of Huffpost with so many tips on how to do this.  Totally gonna get moving on mine.
  10. BE PRESENT!!! Shut your phones off! Unplug and pay attention to each other. Relax, have fun, talk, whisper, touch, kiss, snuggle and connect on an intimate level. Valentines Day is for carving out a brief but intentional space for honoring each other. You can’t get that in a box of chocolates or in front of a movie screen.
    I hope you have the best ever Valentine’s Day!

Richmond Boudoir Photographer

As I was going through my images from 2017 I realized I left a couple of sessions sitting in my blog list and had never put them out. What a shame! This lovely lady came in for a Muse session and I got busy and forgot to blog it so here we go.  She was so much fun to work with. Years of dance and theater really taught her how to move gracefully. Years of working with women have taught me that this isn’t something most of us come by naturally. Sometimes we find it really hard to relax and just let go when we’ve got a camera in our face. One thing I work really hard with each client on is getting relaxed during the session. Being photographed can be intimidating. It’s not something most people do every day. Especially something as intimate and vulnerable as a boudoir session.  Most of my clients tell me they haven’t had a professional portrait made since their wedding, some since their high school senior portraits, some have never had one. When you do your session with me you’ll see that I’m really easy to work with.  I coach you through every single pose and I help you to relax so you’re able to connect with your own sensual expressions and body language. It also doesn’t hurt that I am not graceful myself, we laugh way to much and I just can’t take myself to seriously when I work. I want you to enjoy your day. I want you to feel confident. I want you to feel safe and free to express yourself. I want to help you connect with your sensuality. I also want to create images with you that are not just pretty pictures but are completely fucking amazing.  

Unfortunately I don’t remember all of her wardrobe info either. She brought this bright purple bra, which fit her bright personality so very well. I love the waist cincher she brought too and I know they carry them at Bygones vintage in Carytown and Kiss and Makeup in the near west end of Richmond. The shoes are part of the studio wardrobe and so is the black lace robe she is wearing in some of the shots.

Best of 2017

It’s that time! Time for my best of 2017 post. What can be said of 2017 that hasn’t been summed up by a million other people already? Not much! It’s been one hell of a year though that’s for sure. Here in my small corner of the world it’s been a pretty dam good one too.  Yeah my back is falling apart but that’s kinda small potatoes in the grand scheme. I got to go to Las Vegas for WPPI and learn from some really wonderful photographers. I got to go to Arizona and take in the incredible beauty of the desert. I went to Florida again this year and camped on an island with my family for a few days. I got married to my favorite person (Eric that’s you lol)!!! <- the BEST!!! It really has been a great year for me. I hope it’s been a good one for you too.  My back slowed me down at work a little but it hasn’t stopped me from creating gorgeous images of amazing ladies. It’s challenged me to work smarter! This year I stepped out of my comfort zone and shot different styles and played around more. I’m seeing a trend here and my favorite images seem to be from the dark and moody side of the studio. There are still a few light airy ones in here but I am loving that dark space so much.

This post is always hard for me because I’d love to share an image from every single session I shot but since I don’t have permission to share them all I’ll share some of my favorites from the ones I can. I also want to say Thank you to each and every one of my amazing clients this year. I have loved working with all of you. You make my job the best in the world. You are all so wonderful and each of you brought something special to the table. It has been such a blessing for me to work with you all. I am so grateful to have met you all. I hope each of you has the most super kick ass 2018.

Boudoir Experience In Her Words

This beautiful woman came in for a Muse session several months ago and I’m just getting her blog post together. I love to have my Muse clients answer a few questions about themselves and their sessions so that you can hear from someone, other than me, what it’s like to do a boudoir session. I’ll let’s Miss T tell you in her own words a few of her favorite things and what her experience was like.
Also remember that I am going out on surgical leave starting in February. I’ll be on leave for 3 months and will return for light duty in May with very limited bookings. I posted details along with a January only booking special here. I have opened additional shooting dates to try to accommodate as many ladies as possible before I go on leave.
Q. What’s your favorite dine out food? 
A. By far – MEXICAN
Q. Favorite band? 
A. ACDC / Matchbox 20 / Ellie Goulding
Q. All time favorite movie? 
A. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days / Steel Magnolias /Hope Floats

Q. Favorite piece of lingerie you brought for your session? 
A. Purple Bra and Panty Set
Q. Why did you pick me for to be your photographer? 
A. Referral from Co-worker, but meeting you in person sealed the deal for me.
Q. What prompted you to do a Muse session rather than a private session? 
A. Pricing, and use for your advertising. The fact that you asked “why” we would want to do the shoot.
Q. What were you nervous about coming into the session? 
A. Oh my god!!!! How to be sexy lol

Q. What was something you did to calm your nerves before your big day? 
A. Resolved to accept myself for who I am and to be as comfortable as possible in my own skin. I trusted you.
Q. What would you say to another women who was considering doing a session with me (Muse or private)? 
A. Do it! For you – no one else! It is fun, liberating, and eye-opening!
Q. What did I do for/with you that was most helpful? 
A. You talked with me about personal experiences and life situations, you encouraged me to try different looks, and you allowed me to both laugh…and, to cry – because you respected where I was personally.

Q. How did you feel when you left the studio the day of your session? 
A. Excited 🙂 I was anxiously anticipating being able to see the images!
Q. What is the best thing you took away from your session?
A. The beauty of doing it for ME. Knowing how I’m viewed thru the lens, and seeing changes that I’ve made in myself in another form.
Q. What could I have done better?
A. Not a damn thing! You’re amazing!

Wardrobe info:

Purple bra and pantie, and black body suit are from local lingerie boutique Kiss and Makeup

Blue Robe is part of the studio wardrobe closet but it’s from Torrid at Short Pump Town Center.

Back Surgery Down Time

“Take a limitation and turn it into an opportunity. Take an opportunity and turn it into an adventure by dreaming BIG!”
― Jo Franz


As many of you know I’ve been working the last year (honestly more than that) with a back injury that was going to eventually require a spinal fusion. Well here we are and eventually has turned into this February.  I can’t claim to be thrilled that this is happening, though I am hopeful that the procedure will rid me of the pain and numbness I feel in my back and legs. It’ll be good to not hurt anymore.

What does this mean for my clients?

Well it means that the studio is going to be closed for a few months while I recover. February, March and April I will be on leave taking much needed time out to heal. I will not be shooting at all during this time. I will make my way back to work in May provided my doc gives me the go ahead and will be on light duty May, June and July. Since I only have 1 back I’ll be following doctors orders for sure. I don’t want to do anything that might land me back in the hospital doing it all over again.

How can you get in for a session before I go on leave?

I have opened extra dates in December and January to make room for all of you lovely ladies. I even put together an extra special booking special for you. Book your Basic or Mini session now and save 50% off your session fee!!! The Basic session, normally $300 is just $150 ($187.50 for couples). A mini session which is normally only $150 is just $75. Check the investment page of my site for all the details on these sessions so you can see which one is right for you. Remember that with these sessions products and images are sold separately.  Plus, because I know it’s last minute and a session with me is not a last minute kind of thing, I am allowing for payment plans for product orders with just $100 down and the remainder to be paid over and up to the next 6 months. This way you get to work with me before I go on leave and can spread your investment out over my down time.

What next?

In order to get booked in email me to request my product guide and a session date. Then I’ll send you an invoice for the session type you’ve selected and we’ll get planning your session.  It’s really that easy.

When these sessions fill that’s it. I won’t be able to take on any other appointments until I’m cleared to get back to work so don’t miss this. I posted a live video in my Facebook group this morning and have already booked 5 sessions so you really don’t want to wait on this.  Also there are no refunds or rescheduling available for this special so be sure of your date when you book it. Share this with your friends too because you just never know who might want to get in on this before I go out for healing time.

The details:

You must complete the session in December 2017 or January 2018.

Sessions are non-refundable and may not be rescheduled. However if you can’t make your scheduled date you may transfer it to a friend.

Images are delivered according to my regular delivery schedule after your final payment has been made.