"My movement is for everybody. My movement celebrates diversity. It’s all about inclusion. It’s all about getting our flowers and giving each person their own space to be an individual and speak up for that individuality."


Tell me about your disabilities.My primary disability can either be classified as physical or neurological. It is called Cerebral Palsy or CP for short. Which is caused by brain injury due to a lack of oxygen that I was deprived at birth due to my Mothers drug use. Basically it affects all four of my […]

Model Alexis LaShay Smith speaks about Race and Disability

October 20, 2020

Kevvie, Kathy, and I drove three hours north to visit this abandoned mansion and do a photoshoot—if we found it was still standing. We went on this massively long drive without really knowing what to expect. I’ve been doing urban exploration for a long time and knew there was a chance it was demolished. But […]

Abandoned Mansion Shoot with Cest Kevvie in Gresham, Wisconsin

June 26, 2020

Before each session I like to take a few moments to check in and see how someone is doing mentally. The answers have ranged from pumped to anxious to paranoid. Some people need these moments I give them to express themselves and we did just that with Hannah. We spent far more time than I […]

McHenry Boudoir Mini Marathon Session 1

December 17, 2019

Kevvie is a trans woman and drag performer who uses she/her pronouns. We met recently at the summer line release for Rebirth Garments. I had secretly been following her for a long time thanks to my other friend and drag king Luka Ghost but she still doesn’t know that. Her spunk and energy made this […]

Chicago Loft 505 Boudoir Session

November 13, 2019

How would you rate your self esteem prior to this session? 8 (very good) What goes into that number? I have a lot of confidence and think I’m pretty great, even though loving my body takes ongoing work. How do you identify in the fat liberation movement? I’m definitely into fat liberation and put effort […]

Pilsen Boudoir Photography

November 4, 2019

I’m asexual. It’s a unique perspective to photograph boudoir from. You’d think someone who doesn’t really like sex would struggle with portraying sexy but it’s quite the opposite for me. I’m hyper aware of sexuality as someone who prefers sensuality. It’s easy for me to pose people and encourage their sexual side to come out […]

Chicago Fine Art Boudoir Photographer

September 19, 2019

Today I woke up feeling like I was in a dream. It was one of those dreams that carries into your waking life and haunts you a tad until it disappears forever. Remembering my dreams would help me so much but letting them go is good for my busy mind. We spent a good portion […]

Logan Square Bridal Boudoir Photography

September 4, 2019

Ravenswood Studio Boudoir Session

September 2, 2019

Dana and Gia decided to hire me to shoot them together. There good friends and good people. I had a blast getting to know them both a little more. This was my second time photographing Dana. She was also featured in my spread for Hooligan Magazine back in 2014.

Chicago’s Rogers Park Boudoir Photography

September 2, 2019

When I first heard of Lala it was for her extreme hair dye jobs. She’s a hair stylist and a real artist. I wasn’t sure what we’d be getting into for her session but I was pleasantly surprised with a rolled joint and some vegan pineapple pizza! Doesn’t get much better than that huh? Enjoy!

Cannabis Infused Chicago Boudoir

September 2, 2019