Q: Where did the inspiration come from for the Portrait Couture line?
A: I always felt that the female body is just — oh, Heavenly Father knew what he was doing when he created them! And I’m more of a fan of a Marilyn Monroe shape than the runway model shape, but I still think that any female body is beautiful and it should be showcased.
I’ve seen myself and other women in my life that once you start having a family and once you start having kids — maybe on top of that you have a job — you forget about yourself. You forget about yourself being a woman. I was like, “Oh, I want to do that, I want to open up that market and help women feel beautiful.”
I would love if every woman would come and do a shoot for herself first and then second for anybody else. I just want them to come and have the experience of being pampered and going through a time where they can just feel like a woman today.
I really think there are women out there that so deserve this and should know that there is this option and there’s not just boudoir. So I have clients that only have normal dresses and clothes on but it’s just a glammed up version of it. You go in knowing I don’t do nudes so basically the rest is how comfortable you feel. And I’ve had some girls who surprise themselves — and their spouses — who do bring it but don’t ever think that they would go down to bikinis basically, just bra and panties, but then they do and they absolutely love it. And like I said they surprise themselves and me. And it’s absolutely beautiful.