Author: Mark Laurie

  • Image BackStory: Seen In A New Light

    Image BackStory: Seen In A New Light

    Kenisha’s image had a transformation path nearly as remarkable as Kenisha’s personal transformation.  The flow and result of her session reveals the power of boudoir portrait photography. Before I took her image, I envisioned it: a moody image of a woman leaning against an old brick wall, her open jacket revealing hints of sensuality in…

  • The Magic of Makeup: Transforming Inner Beauty

    The Magic of Makeup: Transforming Inner Beauty

    There’s something truly enchanting about the power of makeup, isn’t there? It’s not just about the physical transformation; it’s about the journey it takes us on—a journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and confidence. Picture this: You sit down in front of the mirror, perhaps a bit nervous, maybe even a tad apprehensive. But as the makeup…

  • Boudoir Water Session Now Booking

    Boudoir Water Session Now Booking

    Only 8 Sessions May 25 & 26 Included: waterproof makeup, light hair styling, props, and some outfits 60 min of session time. Lots of splashes, reflections, rain and fun. Boudoir is bigger than a bedroom; this set is like a huge Hollywood water set. A Water Master is even part of the team. Or should…

  • Cowgirls Are Hot

    Cowgirls Are Hot

    Cowgirls Are Hot! They are wickedly independent women; they run with their own rules. They work hard and play hard. Nude and Boudoir Photography is a natural choice.That is why they are such a delight in our studio. They are bold, usually going for the nude poses, perhaps with a hat or boots, and neither…

  • Bold Fine Art Wall Print

    Bold Fine Art Wall Print

    Guitar Lady – a Fine Art Wall Piece Fine Art Friday. This is a bit over the top, yet it is a popular approach. It adds energy to the image, visually moving the image to a different level of interest. What I enjoy about my approach to boudoir photography is the range of concepts I…

  • Boudoir Water Sessions

    Boudoir Water Sessions

    Boudoir Water SessionsJun 4, 2022 Mixing boudoir photography with water is a sensual blend. You can get even bolder with nude photography while you splash. Imagine your mirror reflection in the water. Perhaps the added warmth of floating candles or some rubber duckies encircling you for fun. You can add energy with water splashing off…

  • 10 Tips To Your Perfect Photogenic Smile

    10 Tips To Your Perfect Photogenic Smile

    10 Tips To Your Perfect Photogenic Smile  Smiles are tricky things. Be it in a nude or boudoir photography session or in regular life. We judge a person a lot by their smile. Smiles can warm our hearts, terrify us, be a warning or just a pure expression of joy. That is a lot of…

  • When Less is More – on so many levels

    When Less is More – on so many levels

    When Less Is More. Being a boudoir / nude photographer for over 40 years, I have found that the less a woman wears, the more she can express her authentic self. There is another side to the “less is more” statement. Professional boudoir photographers design their shots. Volume is not as crucial as getting the…

  • Her Nude Photo Shoot Was Her Adventure

    Her Nude Photo Shoot Was Her Adventure

    Her Nude Photo Shoot Just before her Southeast Asian Tour Not everyone comes in for empowerment or confidence. This client loves adventures. Clare’s session happened just before she left on a 6-month trip through Vietnam and South East Asia by herself. She has gone on alone trips like this before. She is so vibrant, eager…

  • Why I Shoot Boudoir Photography

    Why I Shoot Boudoir Photography

    Why I shoot Boudoir Photography This may be hard to imagine, but at one time, boudoir photography was not an option for women in western Canada. Inner Spirit Photography was the first studio in Calgary to offer boudoir photography exclusively. This was 41 years ago. I can still recall my first client’s faces and their…