We are here to give you the best hair day, flawless makeup, beautiful accessories, gorgeous settings and amazing lighting. We customize the entire shoot to accentuate the best of you, your features and your spirit.
It's our job to make you look beautiful, but more importantly we want to make you FEEL beautiful. We want to create a space where you are comfortable enough to toss aside your inhibitions and insecurities. That might be a tall order, but that is what we aim to do.
(We get it. We are just like you.)
Every woman is nervous being naked in front of strangers. Every woman has something they would like to change about their body -- stretch marks, cellulite, one boob bigger than the other, maybe the jiggly momma’s belly. However, that is what makes us who we are as women. Those imperfections tell a story, a story that is truly one of a kind. It's our imperfections that make us uniquely perfect. They make us strong. They make us brave. They make us real. They make us beautiful.
TRUST us, by the time you are in front of the camera, you will already FEEL amazing and sexy. Those insecurities will be a distant memory and you will be ready to SLAY! (Also, we can do more with makeup, poses and lighting than you can do in a month at the gym. We got you!)
With that being said, boudoir is a glamorous and fantasy-style photography session. We want you to feel amazing the day of, as well as the day of your reveal. I'm here to accommodate you. I can enhance, remove or smooth-out whatever that will make your feel comfortable and IN LOVE with your photos.
~ Photographer - Owner - Creative Genius ~
IN HER OWN WORDS:
This would be the part where I talk about how 'I have loved photography ever since I was able to hold a camera', or say 'I was always that person at the party taking photos'. . . Yeah, that's not this gal.
Truth be told, without trying to sound completely arrogant, I've just always had a knack for photography. It was one of the few things in my life that came naturally to me and as I got older, I realized how much I really enjoyed being behind the lens.
I could bore with the details of how I fell into the art of Boudoir, but it's not very exciting. Typical story line, 'I want to be a photographer', and it just so happens that my niche is photographing beautiful half-naked, or in some cases fully naked women.
But sarcasm aside, I truly LOVE what I do. I LOVE capturing the moments when women feel truly beautiful, confident and unabashedly in love with themselves! It’s awesome to see that switch flip when they remember their more than just a mom, just a teacher, just a waitress, just whatever. I love creating that safe space for women to feel good, let their insecurities go, and WANT to be in front of the camera. I love the art I get to create, I love my squad, and I love being able to call my passion my career.
Favorite Quote: "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow."
- Mark Twain
Go-to karaoke song:
Put on any musical or Disney number and I am THERE.
Four words that describe me: Creative, smart ass, does Jew count? ... I also think of myself as funny. Oh and caring! (In case Jew doesn't count).
Must-have desert island movies:
Tombstone (my hangover movie, I am assuming Rum will be provided on this island.) umm... Dazed and Confused, great soundtrack. And, Inception, the cast ... am I right ladies?!
Favorite body parts: My legs and butt.
Least favorite body part: My neck, I hate my neck. It looks like a dinosaur neck.
Fun fact: I had a Superhero themed wedding and walked down the isle to Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden.
Spending Saturday night at home in a good pair of sweatpants, snuggling with my cats (if they are feeling generous) and binge-watching Ghost Adventures.
Super Hero or Super Villain, why?
Villain. It's always more fun to play the villain. Watch all the other girls pick heroes and make me look like a dick. lol
Place you want to travel to:
The world. Literally spin a globe, place a finger down... and go. Then once I'm there go on all the ghost tours 🙂
MEET THE MAVENS OF BEAUTY
AKA: The M.O.B. SQUAD
H. PIPER SMITH-CRAWFORD
IN HER OWN WORDS:
I'm grateful I've had the opportunity to work this "beauty" thing for almost 30 years! Modeling at an early age piqued my interest in what all the industry could offer.
I majored in theatre with a concentration in theatrical makeup. This path would eventually lead me to a passion for bridal hair and makeup. Along the way though I made several pit-stops doing all manners of makeup application and hair decoration.
I've freelanced and worked behind-the-counter for several major cosmetics lines. I've worked on fashion shows, photo shoots, major motion pictures and a mini-series. I'm also a Licensed Cosmetologist currently working out of Studio 509 Salon/Spa and JKW Beauty Boutique, both located in Frederick, Md.
Inspiring women and helping them to witness their beauty resonates with and incentivizes me to do what I do. I love the work that NFP does, because it is a natural extension of what I've been working towards for over two decades.
TRACEY L. JENKINS
IN HER OWN WORDS:
I’m 45 years old and I love to laugh and be a ray of positivity in this often hard and cold world. I love sewing, cooking, motorcycles, cars and oh yeah, MAKEUP! :D
There’s nothing like the rush that comes when you finish a woman’s face and hand her mirror and she gets that first reveal. She’s seeing herself in the light in which she was meant to be created. Fiercely female and beyond beautiful. Everybody should get to experience that at least once in their lives.
Working with NFP is like finding a new family. From the moment when I first arrived on set for the first collaborative shoot, I felt like I was among friends. Nothing changes the tone and success of a shoot like the right synergy behind the scenes, and these ladies are GOLDEN.
IN HER OWN WORDS:
It all started with my first job as a shampoo girl at a local salon. Originally I wanted to be a Kindergarten teacher, but quickly fell in love with the world of beauty. That love drove me to pursue my cosmetology license, which I have had now for 5 years! In 2017 I launched my own mobile hair business, Radiant Reflections, which is based in the Northern VA area. Along with hair, my passions include all things lashes!! Whether it be eyelash extension or a lash lift I love providing beautiful sets for my clients!
I met Nicole back in 2016, during my OWN boudoir shoot, and instantly fell in love with her, the team and the EXPERIENCE! The positivity and atmosphere she creates at her shoots - I knew I wanted to be a part of that. To help other women feel as strong, sexy and empowered as I felt during my boudoir experience. So in true fan-girl fashion I mildly stocked her and was always quick to help with any portfolio building or light testing. During those times Nicole mentioned she was in the process of growing her squad and looking for a new stylist/assistant. I immediately jumped at the opportunity and haven't looked back! I love working this tribe of talented women, the MOB Squad, who truly love bringing out the beauty and confidence in every woman who walks through the studio doors.
IN HER OWN WORDS:
Something I’ve known I've wanted to do since I was 15 was be a writer -- not the typical, creative fiction writing, but writing about real people. Everyone has a story to tell. I love to hear those stories and pass them on to others. When I am not working on marketing materials for non-profit organizations, I am able to partake in another love of mine, Styling!!
I’ve always had an affinity for vintage clothing and retro styles. As a little kid, maybe 6 or 7, my elderly neighbor had the most amazing costume jewelry collection, mostly 50-60’s era stuff. I loved going over there and just looking at it all. It was whimsical, glamorous and deliciously gaudy. I also fell in love with the idea of dressing woman up (or down) and making them feel beautiful, confident and comfortable in their own skin. Working with NFP has allowed me to combine both my love of writing and style!
It’s a bit of a unique niche, but I couldn’t be happier! I’ve never had the creative freedom as I do now with the NFP team. Nicole trusts me and values my talent, my eye and my judgment. To me, that’s one of the biggest compliments you can give a person. When we are working on a shoot, we all just flow with this amazingly positive and creative vibe. It’s truly magical and I’m so thrilled to be a part of this crazy-talented and all-girl power team!
In her own words…