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  • Why, hey there!

    Thanks for taking the time to check out the life and times of this one woman shop! With a big heart, especially for the military, I love to get to know each and every one of my clients. This best helps me to serve you and to design a session that will be a fun and interesting experience. Whether you are looking for a commercial job or a personal portrait, I am happy to create for you. I am a lover of all things vintage, fashion and photo journalism, and my style blends all of those to bring your session to life.

    My husband and I spend time absorbed in history and all things arts & crafts, exploring our new surroundings in North Carolina and of course playing with our little fur babies!

    I am a big 'ol history nerd and I fancy music, video games, critters and of course art! If you want to know more, head on over to the 'about me' section. Please feel free to share, pin, comment and be as active as possible here! I look forward to working with you soon!

Baby, it’s cold outside!

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Brr! The weather has FINALLY started to get chilly. You know what that means! Warm drinks (I love the cinnamon blend from B&N), warm snuggles, and my favourite: Scarves!

This is also the time we all dread (sort of)…. Shopping for holiday gifts. Personally, I make a lot of my gifts, and I give a lot of prints! Why not take a page from that book, and give your own prints this holiday.

During the winter season, I offer special boudoir sessions, and I even give an additional discount for those that want to be incredibly brave and play in the snow in their lingerie. What a beautiful thought…. Snow and lace!

I am happy to announce the special for this winter: 2 prints that you can give of your two favourite images from your set PLUS  a 25% discount on anything from the boutique that you’d like–including canvas and wall prints or books. This even applies to the high-end Luxe albums!

If you’d like to make a day of it, bring a few girl friends and lets turn it in to a boudie party. Every lady there will receive extra goodies, and you’ll receive an additional credit! Make sure to book your session ASAP, as this package is only available to 10 clients! Book and complete your session by December 10th for a Christmas delivery!

I can’t wait to meet you and to show you how beautiful you are!

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Your FAQ Answers!

Hey there everyone!

I have been getting lots of inquiries, but with inquiries come great questions! I’ll be using this blog to answer some of the most frequently asked questions and to help clear up any fears you may have about a session!

Today I’ll be covering a question that is near and dear to my heart — one that I have helped fight for, and that I believe in completely…. This is a very controversial question, and may make people decide that ultimately I am not the photographer for them because of my beliefs.

Client Question: Do you shoot same sex couples boudoir? Do you do same sex engagements and weddings? Basically, are you gay friendly?

Answer: A RESOUNDING…….YES!

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DeKay Photo(Note: These ladies are models, and are not actually a same-sex couple. This is an editorial representation of  a same-sex boudoir session.)

North Carolina: Love is EQUAL!

If you are LGBT, you are welcome here. I do not discriminate. I personally love the LGBT community and have fought for equality. I am a firm believer in Love. I’m a Pisces, an old soul and a person that believes love can conquer all! I believe in passion and the pursuit of love and happiness, so why should you NOT have some gorgeous engagement and wedding photos? Why should you NOT have some steamy boudoir photos as a gift for that loved one?

I say shenanigans! There is no reason why you should not have those things. So here at DeKay Photography, I welcome you completely-for any and all sessions that I offer. Don’t be nervous. We are all the same inside-BEAUTIFUL! There are no boundaries to love, so there are no boundaries here!

So take this time to think about what kind of session you want. Do you love your partner like crazy? Want to surprise them and have your engagement session documented? Why not have a steamy boudoir session-especially if one (0r both) of you are military and are getting ready to deploy! Or… Has that special day finally come for you (CONGRATS… In so many ways!) and you’re ready to find a photographer for ALL your needs: boudoir, engagement and wedding…. Lets do this!

 

I can’t wait to meet you! Contact me today to book!

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Mrs. Mystery: Boudoir for a newlywed!

2014-10-14_0002 So this lady is hot. No, I mean smokin’ hot. She’s spent months in the gym preparing herself for what she really wanted to see, and boy oh boy did she get there. Her wedding was just recently, and a photographer that I am acquainted with had the pleasure of shooting her wedding…..I was completely envious! She was so stunning in her dress, the photos were totally mind blowing.

We had a few consultations after she had originally gone with another photographer for her boudie sesh, and had a kind of rough experience. Time to make it right! She’s such a beauty, inside and out. It was a pleasure getting to spend time with her, and when we got to the day of her session…. it was so much fun, we completely lost track of time! This is the kind of lady that is so pretty that I could just keep shooting all day. During the session, we laughed, we joked and as to be expected-she just completely rocked this! The hair. Her makeup (which she did herself!), the cute lingerie she picked (and will be modeling for her new hubby) and oh yeah…. THAT RING! Dear Mr. Mystery, you picked a winner–both in a wife and in the gorgeous rock you gave her!

Unfortunately, I can’t share a lot of the images from her session, since her job is a rather public one. So these little gems are a few to show you how stunning and fun a session can be!

 

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So after she realized that the original photographer she was going to book with just wasn’t for her, she decided to make a change. We spent weeks designing a custom, couture session that would highlight her most favourite attributes, spark a new passion in her brand-spankin’ new hubby, and most of all? To inspire her self confidence. Why not take her lead and contact me today to learn how we can incorporate your lifestyle into your session!

From now until Oct 31, 2014, if you book your session or sign up for the newsletter you will receive a $50 discount for your session!

Can’t wait to meet you!

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18 October, 2014 - 12:58 am

Amber Smith - Thank you so very much! I have come to realize just how amazing boudoir is, and I’m totally blessed that these clients pick me! Your turn soon then, right? :)

15 October, 2014 - 2:31 am

Lyndsey Lenee - these are gorgeous =) you did a beautiful job! definitely the best boudoir photographer ive seen in greenvile!!!

Time to Show! Exhibition in Greenville, NC

Hey there!

It’s been quite some time since my last exhibit, way too long, actually! I recently had the pleasure of working with what has become one of my favourite jewelry designers, Lisette Fee of Eilisain Jewelry. Seriously. You have to stop what you’re doing, and click right here (eilisainjewelry.com) and look at the amazing works of art she’s producing. Hailing from the small city (cough…town) of Greenville, NC, she is taking the jewelry world by storm. I happened to meet her accidentally at a fashion show last year while I was visiting prior to my move here. I fell in love with the designs! This collection is very special to her, as it is to me. This specific collection is called Asteria, being inspired by the Greek Goddess of the night sky. We spoke a lot about the cosmos, stars, the galaxy… ahh, all things I adore!

So won’t you come out and meet me, browse some of our work and maybe even book a shoot for yourself? I will have information for fashion portraits and boudoir sessions available! Information on the gallery is below.

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Starlight Cafe will be hosting the opening reception, Friday September 5th from 6-9 pm. Our closing reception will be Friday, October 3 from 6-9 pm at Art Avenue. Come and join us for photos, jewelry, laughter and fun-with two specialty cocktail drinks inspired by Asteria available!

Personally, I will have prints of the editorial spreads available, as well as prints from my other collections; such as: The Evil Queen, as well as other favourites! Selections will be available in 5×7′s and 8×10′s, with special orders of 11×14 and larger available. See something you like on the main website? Let me know and I can have your print available for you at the exhibit!

We worked together with a great creative team showcasing some of the best of Uptown Greenville, so I want to send thanks to each of you:

Of course thank you to Lisette Fee of Eilisain Jewelry for selecting me for the F/W (Fall/Winter) version of her look book

My amazing model, Jena Perez (click here for her info)

My incredible assistant, model and great supporter, Noel Lowery (she’s also been a frequent model of mine! Click here for her info)

Gorgeous, flawless makeup by Leticia Huether of HueLaLa Esthetics

Perfect, Greek inspired hair by Candace of Schroko’s Hair Studio

A beautiful selection of clothing and shoes provided by Paula at The Closet Consignment Boutique

Ridiculously beautiful, tasty drinks provided by Jimmy, head mixologist at our location….

which brings me to an incredibly enormous thank you to Kelly and everyone at Starlight Cafe. The location is stunning, and they are also hosting the opening reception for the gallery!

I can’t wait to see you all! Come out and support local art and local businesses… Enjoy your First Friday ArtWalk in Greenville!

Save the date!

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Happy Independence Day, America!

Hi everyone! I know that us folks here in NC are getting ready to batten down the hatches for this hurricane coming in, and most of us won’t get a chance to enjoy some fireworks–So enjoy them for us! One of these days I’ll get to do fireworks photos… one of these days…. Anywho! I just wanted to say THANK YOU to all of my amazing clients, my wonderful models — and most certainly my fantastic husband for all the love and support so far this year! Thank you to all of my fellow military families that serve and support, and to all of the incredible veterans that served to protect this great nation. You all make me proud to be an American!

Love you all! Be safe, and have a happy Independence day!

(PS: If you are a service member or immediate family member, or a Veteran–contact me by Monday 7 July 2014 to book a session and receive a special discount as a thank you!)

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