Hi there! If you’re here, you want to know a little bit more about me. Awesome! I could liter this entire paragraph with buzz words like, Premiere or Award Winning or a dozen other hot shot words every photographer uses. Those words don’t really tell you about me though. So here it goes. I started photography is 2002 with my dad’s film camera. I photographed everything and everyone (I rarely shoot film anymore). Gradually, I realized how much I loved what I could make my camera do and that I could actually get paid while doing it. I spent years photographing families and babies only to realize I didn’t have passion for it. My drive was quickly fading until my best friend pushed me (relentlessly) to try boudoir photography. We asked our friend to pose for a shoot and guess what? I was in love again. I was amazed at what I could do, in my apartment no less and how I could make women feel. I started to book women for shoots again and again. I used my apartment as a temporary spot until I could afford a studio. Here I am, many years later and even more in love with boudoir photography (and with a studio).
WHY THE NAME? – Women used to be called Bettys and I used to love Pinup photography. The two went hand in hand. Unfortunately, my desire for pinup left me, but people still love the studio name. Oh Betty! Boudoir is here to stay. No, my name is NOT Betty, but you can call me a Betty!
Over the years I have met pretty wonderful women. I discovered that boudoir photography is so much more than photography. It is a healing process for many, including myself. I live, breathe and love boudoir photography. I have been a size 5, a size 16 and everything in between. I’ve struggled with eating disorders and body dysmorphia. I still struggle. I’m with you! I think we should all embrace exactly where we are no matter what we weigh. That is what I am here to do for you.
I have the most beautiful little girl and boy in my life. My husband and I have never known a deeper love existed until our children were born. My daughter is super independent and spunky. I have NO IDEA where she gets that from. We are excited to see what kind of man our son becomes. I’m happily married to someone who continually forces me to do better and be better. He brings out the best in me and encourages me to pick up my camera when I feel like quitting. But know this, I am not a quitter. I am often times blunt and straight to the point. My humor is very 16 year old boy-ish or dad jokes. I want you to walk into my studio with confidence in knowing who you are going to work with. Let’s do this!
xo – Kira
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