I'm far from a size 2. I've always been uncomfortable in my own skin and I never felt like I fit in. I've always felt awkward in large groups, and still get social anxiety in a lot of situations. When I started shooting boudoir in 2010, it was just for fun and I thought it was a good hobby.
As time went on, I realized many women have insecurities just like me. The women I photographed that had perfect bodies worried about their looks just as much as me. I also realized I had the power, through my lens, to help women see themselves the way everyone else sees them:
Butterflies can't see their wings. They can't see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well.
My own boudoir shoot made me realize this about myself too. I'm beautiful, sensual, and provocative; and my husband definitely thinks so too! Helping women see this in themselves helps me in the process. It's such a healing, empowering thing.
Since I decided to specialize in boudoir I've been able to focus on ways to capture women the way they are right now. Not "when I lose a few pounds", but RIGHT NOW.
Whether they're 25 or 65 years old, all of my clients have been through something, or are going through something, and are deserving of photos that portray the best, most beautiful version of themselves.
I'm from Lexington, KY (in a roundabout way), which is where I first opened the studio in 2010. When I married my husband Jon we moved everything to Kansas City, where he was stationed in the Army for 4 years. When his contract ended in 2015 we had the opportunity to move anywhere in the country.
After a lot of consideration, I decided that Dallas would be the best for my business! Dallas has been amazing for both Paskey Boudoir and our marriage. We love it here and this is definitely our permanent home. Thanks Texans for being so welcoming!