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It's completely up to you whether you wear makeup to a boudoir or portrait session with me. If you're used to wearing makeup or it makes you feel more comfortable, then by all means, yes! But if you prefer not to, or want to capture every detail of your body the way it truly exists, that's just fine too. I do recommend makeup for boudoir in particular because it *is* very rooted in mainstream beauty, but I will never force you to wear makeup to work with me. » « » « » « » « » « » « » « #joylovebody » #bopo » #fatpositive » #fatrevolution » #curvy » #bodyimage » #plussize » #bodylove » #bodyacceptance » #losehatenotweight » #bodyrespect » #bodylove4all » #fatgirlscan » #celebratemysize » #bodypositive » #goldenconfidence » #effyourbeautystandards » #boudoir » #honormycurves » #seattleboudoir » #boudoirphotographer » #boudoirphotography » #waboudoir » #waphoto » #seattle » #sexy » #photoshoot » #supportsmallbusiness
Mood, mirror and a bit long exposure tonight 💋
Sneak peek -- Ms. G and I headed out to Alki Beach near Seattle for a beautiful portrait session. Rapidly-changing outdoor weather is actually a lot of fun, as long as it doesn't pour down rain, since it lets us get lots of different looks in one session! (This image has no retouching other than general exposure and color correction.) » « » « » « » « » « » « » « #joylovebody » #washingtonportraits » #portraitphotographer » #smallbizphotographer » #websitephotographer » #oregonphotographer » #portlandphotographer » #spokanephotographer » #pdxphotographer » #waphotographer » #waphoto » #seattlephotographer » #seattlephoto
Letting other people photograph you is an act of vulnerability. I help you feel safe by photographing you in safe places, checking in with you regularly, asking before touching, and making sure my online presences reflect who I am, what my values are and how I work so you know what to expect. » « » « » « » « » « » « » « #joylovebody » #washingtonportraits » #portraitphotographer » #smallbizphotographer » #websitephotographer » #oregonphotographer » #portlandphotographer » #spokanephotographer » #pdxphotographer » #waphotographer » #waphoto » #seattlephotographer » #seattlephoto
really craving some adventure 🌲
Here's a little sneak peek from my recent body positive boudoir session with Ms. A. Isn't she stunning? » « » « » « » « » « » « » « #joylovebody » #bopo » #fatpositive » #fatrevolution » #curvy » #bodyimage » #plussize » #bodylove » #bodyacceptance » #losehatenotweight » #bodyrespect » #bodylove4all » #fatgirlscan » #celebratemysize » #bodypositive » #goldenconfidence » #effyourbeautystandards » #boudoir » #honormycurves » #seattleboudoir » #boudoirphotographer » #boudoirphotography » #waboudoir » #waphoto » #seattle » #sexy » #photoshoot » #supportsmallbusiness
You, unexplained. ⠀ ⠀ Let's explore the deep mist and mystery of the Pacific Northwest with a portrait or boudoir session that suits both you and the season.⠀ ⠀ Let's shed a little darkness on the subject. PM me to book your winter session - last chance now that spring is rolling in.
They say it’s spring, but it sure felt like winter yesterday. We stuck it out, and went to the #nainrouge parade anyway. The vitamin D felt v v good. This was my first real social activity of 2018, and I survived! Swipe to see a cute MelBob candid ❤️. Thanks for these 📷 gems, @benwa808 ! 😘
Paul Dowe's Photography Passion! Read the full story at: https://www.isupportlocal.com.au/communityblog/paul-dowe-galleries @pauldowegalleries #localtravel #supportlocalbusiness #waphotographer #waphotography #waphoto #pauldowegalleries #pauldowe #landscapephotography #perth #westswan #swanvalley
I create beautiful photographs with people who are ready to view their bodies with honesty and compassion. If that sounds like you, get in touch and book your session. <3⠀
"It was amazing. I still look at them and catch myself thinking of the person in the pictures as if they were someone distinct from myself. This is an idealized me. And then I realize, to my awe, that it's still me." - Ms. S, speaking about her Sweet Amaranth boudoir session⠀
Testing the setup for my vendor booth at Curves in Bloom this Saturday. My table will be bigger than this desk, so it's kinda smushed right now, but it gives me a rough idea of what all will fit and what it'll look like. Tickets are still available at https://buff.ly/2DL7u2L if you want to join me!⠀
Happy Valentine's Day, y'all! This is pretty much my favorite holiday these days; not only do I get to help women write visual love letters to themselves every year, but it's such a nice break in the middle of our wet drizzly gray depressing PNW winter. I hope your day is filled with whatever makes you happiest. xo⠀
This is your LAST CALL for Valentines gift sessions! Monday is the last day I'll be able to put the gift that goes along with the session in the mail and get it to you in time, so hop on over here if you need a last-second gift: https://buff.ly/2noOjVp⠀
I just added some new historical replica tiaras to my studio collection, and this one is GORGEOUS. It's the Spencer tiara, most famously worn by Princess Diana at her wedding. Like the other items in my studio collection, this one's available to borrow at your portrait or boudoir session. 👸⠀
My schedule is filling up for Valentines sessions, so if you want one for you or your sweetie, get your tail onto my schedule by PMing me or heading over to sweetamaranth dot com. <3⠀
This is 35. 💁🏻‍♀️ . . . 📷 by @benwa808 (I couldn’t pick one photo.)
If you're traveling in for your session, I recommend that you make a three-day weekend of it. Come in on Friday, have your session on Saturday, enjoy some of Seattle's fresh seafood and leave on Sunday. ✈🚆🚁🛸
You know that basically everything you see online and in the media is fake-ish, right? Skin smoothed, eyes and teeth brightened, wrinkles and acne removed, slimmed down, unreal perfection. I do a VERY SMALL amount of skin smoothing and eye retouching for my own clients (no slimming), but today I want to share what a real human being looks like without retouching. Let's re-orient ourselves to the real.⠀ ⠀ In the first photo, Ms. C has makeup on and is professionally lit, but is otherwise in purely her own beautiful skin. In the second, her skin has been very lightly smoothed. #real #real #truth
If you're like me, you want to have ALL the information about anything before you commit. I'm gradually adding photos of all the costume pieces, props, accessories, jewelry and wardrobe elements available for client use to this album, so it's a great place to start as you brainstorm what you want your boudoir session to look like: https://buff.ly/2CGE8S6
The tales they tell. #canon7d | ISO 1000 | f/2.8 | 1/320 | 300mm |
un·daunt·ed [ənˈdôn(t)əd] adjective not intimidated or discouraged by difficulty, danger, or disappointment. - - - - Model @mgetzen #undaunted #fierce #confident #brave #bold #d500 #nikonphotography #waphoto #wamodel
"When I was a young chubbette, I remember trying to contort my body into more “flattering” positions while I was having sex, as if my partner didn’t notice my belly was getting paunchy. I’d arch my back, refuse to do positions that made me “feel fat,” and drape different parts of my body with a blanket or pillow to hide my increasingly chubby body. ⠀ ⠀ Sometimes that made me feel more at ease, but mostly it became tedious, distracted me from feeling sexy, and annoyed the crap out of my partner who just wanted to see his hot girlfriend naked." » Ms. Vagina Science
"Lindley is great at putting you at ease and capturing your best qualities. She makes sure to ask you for your ideas, so that you get the photo shoot you want." » Ms. M, Seattle
It's kind of an accepted thing with photographers and many other services that not all the pricing is available online; you have to ask for it. I used to have my session prices online, but not prices for products, partly for competitive reasons and partly because it felt a little uncomfortable to make it all public.⠀ ⠀ Well, that was unfair to everyone who checks out the website hoping to find full pricing or to figure out how much to budget for, so now it's ALL available. Pricing for every single goodie (product) I have available PLUS every single type of session I offer is now over at sweetamaranth.com -- just check the top navigation menus to find it all.
LAST DAY to order a Christmas gift session for your sweetie (if you want the physical gift to get to you by Christmas)! Get a pretty boxed gift to give your special someone, plus a 30-minute body positive boudoir session with me and lots of other goodies.⠀ ⠀ And yes -- you can totally buy this for yourself, too. I won't tell. Link is in my bio.
My truest self. 🌭🌭😂 . . . 📷 by @benwa808
Here's a close up to give these accessory makers some better love. My favorite (and most complimented) earrings I've ever owned by @youngfrankk. This perfect neck scarf from @shopscarfshop that makes me feel like a fancy lady every time I wear it. And my #supporteachother button that sold out at #ducf ! So glad you all love it as much as I do. Let's keep up that support! ❤️ . . . 📷 by @benwa808
Pretty much feel on top of the world after #ducf . All of the compliments/sales of my work felt great, but the best part was meeting the makers and being able to say hi IRL to my Instagram buds. Feeling v v grateful. This is my new refined women tee by @chipperthings and it's basically the best. Also, these pants from @shopgoodwin are a dream. You probably need the leather pouch from @treefairfax too, cause it's awesome. #shopsmall Gonna lay on the couch with my dog all day now. KBYE. . . . 📷 by @benwa808
Miss the deadline for a Sweet Amaranth holiday boudoir session? No sweat -- these gift sessions are perfect for giving on the holiday occasion of your choice! ⠀ ⠀ And yes -- you can totally buy this for yourself, too. I won't tell.⠀ ⠀ Link is in bio!
After nearly 35 years, I finally feel comfortable in this body of mine. It's been a struggle with some serious anxiety, and body dysmorphia. Nowadays, I mostly just feel really lucky to be me. It's a beautiful thing to feel comfortable in your own skin. It will always be a work in progress, but I'm feelin' myself. #thankful #selflove . . . 📷 by @benwa808 whom I'm always thankful for. You make me feel beautiful. 😘
Sweet Amaranth smallbiz sessions are a blend of headshots, portraits and product/commercial photography. You and I sit down and figure out exactly what you need to make your social media profiles, website and printed materials sing, then spend 60-120 minutes filling in the gaps. PM or email me (lindley@sweetamaranth.com ) to schedule yours!
If you're hoping to get on my calendar for a holiday boudoir, portrait, or smallbiz session, your deadline is TOMORROW, November 20! My schedule's filling up fast this year, so don't wait for the deadline if you want to make sure to get your finished images before Christmas. PM me to reserve your session, lovely. 🎠🎇
If you're hoping to get on my calendar for a holiday boudoir, portrait, or smallbiz session, your deadline is November 20! My schedule's filling up fast this year, so don't wait for the deadline if you want to make sure to get your finished images before Christmas. PM me to reserve your session, lovely. 🎄
You, unexplained.⠀ ⠀ Let's explore the deep mist and mystery of the Pacific Northwest with a portrait or boudoir session that suits both you and the season.⠀ ⠀ Let's shed a little darkness on the subject.⠀ ⠀ Available mid-October through mid-April. PM me for rates.
The images from our October boudoir party with @kalimermaid are in! Ms. M didn't want to bare it all, so she found a really nice compromise in this strappy black dress and lacy bra. Lots of visual interest while still showing an amount of skin she was comfortable with. <3
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If you're hoping to get on my calendar for a holiday boudoir, portrait, or smallbiz session, your deadline is November 20! My schedule's filling up fast this year, so don't wait for the deadline if you want to make sure to get your finished images before Christmas. PM me to reserve your session, lovely. 🎁
I could talk at you all day about what it's like to work with me for a portrait or boudoir session, but I'll let Ms. H tell you about her own experience instead. <3
Here's my tell-all: I was inspired to start my business when I had a REALLY crappy day job and decided to pursue my dreams instead. It changed my life, I work with amazing clients, and I’m proud to do what I love. If you have questions about the photography industry or what I do, leave a comment as I’d love to respond!
It's hard work running my own business, but I'm living the dream now + it started with a simple question: "What if?" Well, first it started with a nudge from a friend (who's also a life coach and saw the potential in me when I didn't) and a cup of coffee, but you get it. Here's to us always asking: "What if?"
I could talk at you all day about what it's like to work with me for a portrait or boudoir session, but I'll let Ms. K tell you about her own experience instead. <3
If you've been thinking about getting a body positive portrait or boudoir session, the holidays are a perfect time to gift yourself with a mini getaway! Choose a 60- or 90-minute session, or go all in and spend a full day with me for an adventure session. Just PM me for details, lovely.
Nothing good comes without sacrifice. Today, as I think back on how scary it was to walk away from a steady job and the countless sleepless nights spent designing a product I was proud to put my name on, I’m thankful. I pushed through my doubts, all in the name of furthering body acceptance. It wasn’t easy...but I remain thankful. To the friends, customers and family who supported me, thank you. I wouldn’t be here with your belief in my ability to succeed.
The dress is from @eshakti , I had a fantastic time at @knockoutpdx , and yes, there's a crinoline under there! ⠀ ⠀ Now that that's out of the way, I have SUCH a story to tell you. It's titled That Time The Militant Baker Plugged My Business On Stage and I Missed It, and it's in nine parts: ⠀ ⠀ 1. Cheering and shouting and clapping and crying with hundreds of other fat and queer and non-binary women at #knockoutpdx . ⠀ ⠀ 2. Shouting over music that was far too loud at the Wonder Ballroom. Sheesh, people, my ears were ringing. ⠀ ⠀ 3. The Body Home : Fat-centric Dance Classes and Zaftig Dance in Plus Size performance and fat bodies taking up space and moving joyfully on stage. ⠀ ⠀ 4. Buying All The Cool Body Positive Trinkets in the World for my Sweet Amaranth clients. ⠀ ⠀ 5. Watching gorgeous, amazing diverse models walk the stage in bright, colorful, daring plus size fashion by indie designers. ⠀ ⠀ 6. Winning a raffle prize and checking about five times to make sure my number was actually the winning one in the light from a friend's cellphone. ⠀ ⠀ 7. Heading up to the stage with my ticket and handing it over and @themilitantbaker saying something into the microphone and people cheering. ⠀ ⠀ 8. The folks running the nearest booth, as soon as the lights came up, pouncing on me and asking about my photography and possible collaborations because apparently Jes had plugged @sweetamaranth AND @diversestock to the entire crowd and I had been too flustered to even register it. ⠀ ⠀ 9. !!!!!!
It's way, way, way too early to even start thinking about Christmas, but I'm gonna ask you to do it anyway -- but for a good reason! When you book a body positive portrait or boudoir session with me (or your special someone does on your behalf) as your Christmas present, I want to make sure you get both your session and your goodies (albums, prints, other pretty things) before the holiday, so you'll need to book your session by November 10. To get on my calendar, you can either head to sweetamaranth.com or PM me.
Since my home is also my photography studio (why? lots of reasons!), it's kind of neat to know that my clients will see the things that are important to me as well. I got my hipster crafty on the other day and made the wooden dowel "frame" for this nifty poster, then hung it with some braided twine. If you do a boudoir session with me, you're almost certain to see it!
If I could eat one thing for the rest of my entire life, I’m pretty sure I’d be happy with baked broccoli with parmesan and pine nuts and lots and lots of garlic. Honestly, I think I could do it. I love it, but I’d trade that in a hot second for this dream life, telling your stories with my camera. And you? One thing for the rest of your life! Go!
If autumn leaves and bright colors sound like the perfect setting for your portrait or smallbiz session, now's the time to snag a booking with me before both leaves and slots vanish!
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Look at this fluffy pink throw I found at the fabric store! This will be perfect for my more feminine boudoir clients -- or someone who wants to combine a little softness with a little punk.
I could talk at you all day about what it's like to work with me for a portrait or boudoir session, but I'll let Ms. K tell you about her own experience instead. <3
You know that basically everything you see online and in the media is fake-ish, right? Skin smoothed, eyes and teeth brightened, wrinkles and acne removed, slimmed down, unreal perfection. I do a VERY SMALL amount of skin smoothing and eye retouching for my own clients (no slimming), but today I want to share what a real human being looks like without retouching. Let's re-orient ourselves to the real.⠀ ⠀ In this photo, Ms. R has makeup on and is professionally lit, but is otherwise in purely her own beautiful skin. #real #real #truth
Hey, guess what? I'm feeling extra generous this week, so anyone who books a boudoir session before September 30 will get a set of two Mini Black Books for free! These books hold up to 10 photos each and are pretty super awesome. Hit me in PMs to reserve your session!
Some more details from my prop stash in its new home -- a faux fur collar for vintage styling, kitteh ears, cute signs, vintage gloves, jewelry...
Go stand besides them big ass doors for me and look sexy!
I need to take a moment to express thanks to Leilani (@leiwhovian ) for going out of her way to help my business. She believes in me when the chips are down, cheers me on, and supports my dreams. Thank you, darling!
I've got two spots open for small business sessions this month! These are quite a bit more than just headshots (though I always make sure to get a few good headshots in there). These 60-minute sessions include some prior consultation and coaching to make sure we get a set of shots for your website, social media channels, flyers, etc. that reflect you, your biz and your brand. AND, they're priced for small businesses. Hustle your way into my PMs to reserve your session!
A while back, I finally found The Perfect Dresser for the guestroom, where I store some of my photography equipment and all my shoot props for portraits and boudoir. Two shallow drawers and three deep ones; solid wood; good condition.⠀ ⠀ It was listed on Craigslist and reasonably priced, but alllllll the way out in Port Orchard, so I shrugged and moved on after I saw the listing.⠀ ⠀ But no one else bought it, and The Perfect Dresser languished in the listings. I attempted to take a look at it in person on our way back from the lavender festival, but the seller didn't see my email in time. (I also caused us a 30-mile detour when I got Port Orchard and Port Townsend mixed up. Oops.)⠀ ⠀ A week after the lavender festival, I threw up my hands, decided it was still The Perfect Dresser and took a day to drive over to Port Orchard and look at it. It was indeed perfect, so I handed over my money and the seller and her son helped me stuff it into my car. And then my navigation app decided I should really drive all the way down to Olympia and then home in rush-hour traffic for no particular reason.⠀ ⠀ At any rate, the dresser sat in our garage for another week or two until we ordered some of those forearm furniture-moving straps to get it up the stairs. We put it in the guestroom closet and I'm feeling pretty darn accomplished because it's still perfect.
I have two spots open for adventure sessions in October! These day-long sessions take you out on an adventure to an amazing place (or more than one!) and make you a superstar for the day. If you've ever wanted to stand on a cliff over the sea in a beautiful dress with your hair blowing in the wind, this is how it's done.⠀ ⠀ Interested in your own adventure? Just shoot me a message.
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