Take That, Fitness World!

That’s what my lovely model said, anyway!

Mishel is an incredible force of nature, embodying true beauty and strength. I absolutely adore her determination: deciding to be a fitness/figure model and going for it…in her 40s! Now, after years of pushing herself in a world of dieting and body-image madness, she came looking for a feminine, empowering pinup experience. I feel fortunate that I was able to provide her with such an experience. Nothing like a bunch of strong women working together to gain freedom from objectification and embracing femininity their way.

Here’s a sneak preview. As you can see, we encapsulated a broad spectrum of mood, going from light to dark. Truth is, women are multi-faceted. So, why not celebrate it all!?

(MUAH: Missy Lowe , Lingerie: Lucy B)

With love and shutter clicks,



Fun at Jon’s market

I had the fun opportunity to do some promo shots for Melanie Reno and her upcoming Female Storytelling show called “That Time of the Month.” We wanted to do something in the style of pinup but with some added irony and humor, so we dolled her up with full pinup makeup and a flower in her hair, but left her in comfy clothes because, well, she was shopping for tampons and meat, of course! Us ladies know how hard it is to get dressed up in some constrictive getup when we have cramps! It was a fun way to talk about the forbidden (why a woman’s period is under the verboten umbrella, I’ll never know), bring it into the light and add some humor.

Her show will be at The Talking Stick in Venice, CA on 4/17 at 5:00 pm. It’s a monthly extravaganza of female storytellers, some serious, some funny.

Hope to see you there, it’s sure to be a blast!

With love and shutter clicks,