She's beautiful, sexy... and handsome.
Last fall, during RAW (an art show For Your Eyes Boudoir Photography was showcased in) a close friend of mine brought a friend I also went to high school with to the event.Honestly, I barely remembered our mutual friend, Cameron, until she mentioned she was on the school newspaper staff the same time I was on the yearbook staff 20+ years ago.
"I look a little different now..." Cameron mentioned. The cool thing about reconnecting with someone from high school as an adult is that it is like meeting a new friend... no preconceived judgement or expectations, just a new first impression... Cameron had about 10x more style than me, and killer kicks.
Little did Cameron know, but I was instantly inspired, and wanted to do a photoshoot with her. I've been capturing the beauty of women for a dozen years now through boudoir photography. Women of all ages, sizes, ethnicities, all beautiful...and feminine. Cameron, as the photos in the gallery below show, is a masculine-presenting woman, and she has a style and beauty that quite frankly, our portfolio was lacking. I knew I wanted to change that.
I've photographed women in men's shirts and ties before, but they grabbed them from their man's closet. Cameron just grabbed them from her wardrobe, along with suspenders, a tux, and wingtip shoes.
One of our most important missions is for everyone that steps in front of our camera to feel proud and empowered. We want their personality to shine through each image. We want their beauty to be captured, and each one to feel sexy regardless of what labels society gives, or even they give themselves. We want to help redefine beauty, and for that matter, masculinity.
In Cameron's words...
"For me, presenting as masculine is beautiful, if you take the societal definition of beautiful as a feminine descriptor.&qu