Questions & Answers
Where are you based?
I'm currently based in sweet Washington, D.C., but I'm sometimes in Pittsburgh. Let me know where you're at, and we can set something up!
What do I need to do to prepare for my session?
This process will be 99% my job! One of my favorite parts of being a photographer is getting to know you and the vision you have for your session personally. After booking/messaging me, I'll reach out to you via email and we'll plan everything from location, to the overall aesthetic of the shoot. I want to know what style of photos you like, and welcome you sending inspiration from other photos to give me a general sense of what you have in mind.
Have you worked with BIPOC/LGBTQ+ people before?
As a Korean-American photographer, I've long-recognized the importance of inclusivity. I've worked hard on educating myself on how to best work with individuals of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ background. I recognize the challenges our communities face in the creative field, which is why I like to spend time before sessions getting to know you and your vision on a personal level. No matter how 'out there' your idea for the shoot may seem, I guarantee you that we can make it work.
How do you work with individuals who've experienced trauma?
After traumatic experiences, it's often difficult for survivors to feel beautiful or connected with themselves physically. I've taken the time to take courses on trauma-informed photography, with a special focus on boudoir/nude shoots. Doing so, I've had the privelege of working with individuals who are/have suffered from addiction, body dysmorphia, sexual trauma, and eating disorders. My mission is to make you feel as comfortable as possible. We'll work at your own pace, with whatever feels best for you! When you're working with me, you definitely don't have to: be nude if you don't want to, wear makeup, or apologize for anything.
I've never been photographed before, and I'm nervous! Should I know how to pose?
No worries! A vast majority of my clients have never been photographed professionally before, and often don't know what to expect. Before each session, I'll take some time to get to know your vision (feel free to send over as many 'inspos' as you like) and what you are excited/anxious about. You're welcome to practice posing beforehand, but there are absolutely no expectations for you to be experienced. It's a joy for me to direct you during the session! My main goal is for you to enjoy yourself.
Am I allowed to bring a friend?
Sure! I'm all for additional moral support. However, do keep in mind that if both you and your friend wish to have a session, the cost will be split amongst the two/group of you. If you want like to sneak your friend in the last few minutes of the shoot, that'll be free of charge!
Am I allowed to post my photos on social media?
Of course! Any images you download from the session are absolutely yours to share with the world on any platform. However, do keep in mind that images are not meant to be used or resold for marketing or non-personal use.