"I'm always trying to do things that scare me and the thought of doing a photoshoot in lingerie was scary. Chelsea and Simone of Juniper and the Sea completely remove that fear. They provided informative emails before the shoot about what to expect and how to prepare. Then during the shoot they were comforting and sweet, and got me out of my thoughts to completely enjoy the experience and feel beautiful."
“Chelsea and Simone are two of the sweetest gals I've met! They are so good at what they do, so professional while being fun and easy to be around. They create an experience that lets you feel who you are capable of being as your best self and that inspires me to than be that best self in the world. There's no other experience like it. The thing that is most endearing about them is that it is clear they are doing this from the heart to uplift women all over. So grateful for the experience!”
"The idea of doing pictures like this put an anxiety ball in my stomach which meant I had to do it. Every negative thought crossed my mind to talk me out of it: Not fit enough, stretch marks and cellulite, not naturally "sexy" or natural wearing sexy....on and on. Seeing the women shot before me and their feedback on Chelsea and Simone made it clear this was the place to go out of my comfort zone. So many strong, beautiful, un-photoshopped INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN. The Juniper and the Sea gals' sincerity and encouragement helped melt my inhibitions and made this an experience I will continue to reflect positively on for all my years <3!"
“I can’t imagine a better boudoir photography experience than what Chelsea and Simone create. They’re not only talented photographers but kind, empathetic people who provide a safe space for people of all kinds to feel empowered and beautiful. I felt comfortable and respected the whole time, and they treated me like a queen with refreshments and pampering to get me in the mood. My experience with them was overwhelmingly positive from start to finish, and my jaw literally dropped when I got my photos. I’ve modeled for many photoshoots and their end product is undoubtedly the best I’ve seen. As if the photography experience itself weren’t enough, they really do the work when it comes to creating a community for women. Between hiring local women for their floral/hair/makeup needs, their overwhelmingly positive social media presence, and hosting real life gatherings to celebrate the women in our community, they’re truly a force of positivity in the Portland makers world. Can’t recommend them enough!”
“My shoots — two! — with Juniper and the Sea have left me with a love and appreciation for myself and what I am bringing to this life experience. It's something I never quite understood until Chelsea and Simone documented it for me. Together they weave a magic that is welcoming, understanding, patient, and transformative. Leave no questions or nerves at the door, they've got you!”
"I was both excited and slightly nervous about my first boudoir shoot, but Simone and Chelsea created an environment where I felt at home, safe and completely free to be myself. Their mix of humor and light-heartedness helped me feel relaxed and the entire experience was a lot of fun and empowering (partially because they are both so encouraging)! I love Simone and Chelsea’s use of natural light and how natural the photos of me came out looking. They both have a vision and way of capturing each and every person’s unique beauty. I couldn’t have asked for a better boudoir experience!"
In a culture where sensuality has been misrepresented and shamed it feels really important to take it back in a strong and beautiful way. All bodies are beautiful and sexy and should be celebrated for how they carry us through life. Chelsea and Simone bring a calm, supportive and encouraging presence to the shoot, making you feel truly comfortable in expressing yourself with your body. You can feel that they are passionate about documenting the beauty and strength of women."
“I signed up for a Lady Love Session solely because a friend convinced me to go with her. I bring this up because the images you see on this page aren't a bunch of models or lucky women born deeply in love with their appearance BEFORE they signed up. Some of us (most of us, I'm guessing) came into this unsure whether or not the message of empowerment and self-love truly did belong to us, too. We're survivors of assault, abuse, and a system developed to turn us against not only each other, but ourselves. We're nervous in front of a camera, we're unsure if our lingerie fits properly and we fear we should have practiced making faces in the mirror before we got here because what even IS my expression right now?! And still, we all fell in love with not only Chelsea and Simone, but the process, the shoot, and the final images. Their studio is warm, full of love and empathy and support. I walked out of there proud of how I'd spent my day- of the bravery I'd shown and the friendships I'd deepened. The pictures I got back were breathtaking- I've never seen myself in this light, and so I didn't know how badly I needed it. And I suspect you do, too.”