Welcome to the blog, sort of like a digital garden where dreams are planted and grow wild! My name is Quianna and my family calls me “Qui” like key! I’m a destination wedding photographer based in Scottsdale and the Bay Area.
I love adventures and creating memories even more than I love photographing them—and I LOVE taking photos! In addition to capturing weddings, family milestones, and the best memories I also offer business tools, motivation and inspiration to help creatives turn their passions into their profession. We only get this one life, why not live our days doing what we love?
Did you know that boudoir shoots aren’t just for brides? There are dozens of reasons why I encourage women to invest in this experience, I’m excited to share my top eight reasons… If you’re looking for a sign, here it is girl!
Are you turning 30, 40, 50, 60 or 27 because it’s your favorite number!? Just do it for you! Gift yourself the gift of YOU! I know that sounds silly, but it’s true! You’re going to appreciate having photographs just of yourself, feeling your best with each new chapter of your life. I mean, if you’re a busy boss babe or overwhelmed Mama I can bet you’re very rarely in pictures as it is! Let’s change that and celebrate your presence.
Recent Break Up
Need a power boost!? Help yourself feel like the goddess you are, just for you! Plus a glam day always makes us feel better! Have you experienced heart ache recently? From experience, nothing feels better than glueing on eye lashes, curling your hair and feeling like a bombshell just to pick up your spirits again.
Recent Body Shift
Not only if you have lost weight recently, but I challenge you to do one even if you have gained weight! Celebrate this chapter of your life, I promise with the right photographer you will feel a million times better during and after your shoot! Believe it or not, the name of this boudoir game is NOT to just make every girl look thinner. The magic comes from when we can help make you feel like your authentic self! Let’s embrace those curves.
Let’s plan a steamy shoot between the sheets or playful and cute flipping pancakes in the kitchen! Whatever you’re comfortable with! Invite your person to join the shoot for flirty and fun photos. Trust me… I know. It sounds weird and super private/whacky! But think about it… maybe they’re so crazy because nobody does them! You know those slow morning coffee sips with your partner? The cuddles as you fight over being the little spoon. These are all intimate and fleeting moments, let me stop time for you to remember these moments. I promise they don’t have to be weird if we’re laughing the whole time and everyone really does have clothes on, in case you were curious 🙂
These don’t have to be super sexy or the typical boudoir, just embrace this moment in time with beautiful and timeless images to last a lifetime. Sweet lace, robes and feminine touches are all the craze for these shoots. You’re welcome to include your partner or even your other sweet babes.
The perfect, priceless gift for your fiancé! Yes, I had to slip the bridal boudoir in this list as well! Schedule your shoot months before your big day to whip up a beautifully curated “Little Black Book” album for your fiancé. If time and dollars are limited, ask your photographer to snap a couple intimate images the morning of your wedding. If you do go this route, ensure to add an additional half hour- full hour for these photos… trust me they take so much more time than you think!
Celebrate 1, 5-50 years of marriage and anything in between! Some of my couples get sneaky and have special anniversaries for the first time, you know they became “official”, dating anniversary or simply a milestone wedding anniversary! Keep the fire burning even years after marriage!
Gift your love something super special! Sweet holiday gifts for Valentine’s Day or sneaky pics under the tree will make them SMILE! Birthdays and special surprises are great, too!
Need an energy boost!? Want to feel empowered and give yourself a reason to love your body!? Let’s do it, just because!!! Grab your girlfriends and make it a party! We can have a girls glam day, sip bubbly and just have fun!!!! I’m always here for the party and any excuse to celebrate, just for fun!
At the end of the day, I could give you a thousand reasons why it’s a good idea to book a boudoir shoot! I did one when I turned 30 and can’t wait for the next shoot! Each of my girls leave feeling empowered, beautiful and flawless!
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