Honest Boudoir

honest boudoir

I struggled so hard naming my boudoir company, and thank you so much for your input. Kinky Peach was a strong contender for a while, and I hope someone uses it for something, but as it turned out, all of the naughty, sexy, cheeky words felt wrong.

I’m calling it Honest Boudoir. The name has less sizzle and kick than the other ideas, but speaks to the message I’m trying to send. It’s not airbrushed, or judgmental. You can show up with hairy armpits, or chubby thighs, or dressed as a boy – or actually be a boy. You can be a couple, too, or gay, a person of color, or a “masculine of center” woman, or covered in tattoos. You can be nine months pregnant, six weeks postpartum, or fifty years old, and there will be room for you to be whatever “sexy” looks like to you.

As I said, right now, it’s strictly an art project. I’m not taking any money for portraits, and I’m going to fit it in with my regular work schedule.

My goal is to shoot on location in people’s existing spaces, both to save money and because I like the idea of doing a boudoir session in your own space or fun hotel room you’ve picked out instead of a studio.

I’m obviously usually in New York, but I’m traveling to Europe a bit at the end of next month. I’m also going to go to Milwaukee, WI as soon as it gets warm, and I’ll likely be in LA soon, as well as San Francisco at some point sooner or later; they can’t keep me out of that town for long. In the meantime, if you have friends in London, Berlin or Paris that would like to take photos with me, send them to my website and ask them to get in touch. My dates are:

London from 28 – 31 March

Berlin from 1 – 4 April

Paris from 4 – 8 April


  1. Val

    5 March 2014 at 9:56 pm

    I love it. That name sounds right. I had been reading all the suggestions and nothing was standing out to me, but I like “Honest” a lot! And I so want photos! 😉

  2. Sarahmia

    6 March 2014 at 7:29 am

    I cannot believe you are going to be in London on the exact dates my London friends are coming to visit me in Wales. What are the chances?! 🙁 Beyond gutted, especially since I have not one but TWO Life List goals that include you! Lol.

  3. Kizz

    6 March 2014 at 10:55 am

    This is a fantastic project. I love the name and your approach.

  4. Leslie

    6 March 2014 at 11:03 am

    Love it!! And love you for doing this. It’s so awesome and inclusive. xoxo

  5. Jesse

    7 March 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I love it. Looking forward to see what you do with it.

  6. G.

    9 March 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Nice itinerary! Coincidentally, I just booked our 2-weeks return trip to Paris for this year. I can’t wait to go back!
    Which arrondissement will you be staying in?

  7. Amber

    9 March 2014 at 11:22 pm

    @G. the 18th; Montmartre. I’m really excited, because the last time I went, I stayed all the way out in the 20th.

  8. G.

    10 March 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Ah, we are renting a place on the 7th, residential but close to everything, including my favorite restaurant there so far. Enjoy Europe!

  9. misstraceynolan

    14 March 2014 at 9:47 am

    This is an amazing idea. You’re gonna rock this.

  10. Sarah

    25 March 2014 at 12:18 am

    OH How I wish I lived closer to you. Instead, I’m on the other side of the nation. *sigh*
    I would LOVE to let you photograph my honesty.

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