Paskey Photo & Boudoir

Lexington, KY and Cincinnati, OH Area Boudoir, Pinup, Glamour, and Wedding Photographer

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This beautiful lady was a trooper during her shoot, she withstood struggles on the four wheeler and a fight with some poison ivy. Its wonderful having a model just as determined to get great shots as you! She and I have talked about art and nudes more times than I can count and its incredible how similar our tastes are. Something about the curve of a woman’s back down through her hip is so beautiful and peaceful. Doesn’t everyone think so?

Maybe not…. One of my biggest struggles being a boudoir photographer in Kentucky is trying to overcome the southern mindset that those curves should be hidden. I was raised in Chicago and never really thought the female figure was something to be ashamed of. I guess for some reason, being raised in the south, women are taught that they have to hide their body and that nudity is always porn.  Thats not the case with me. I see a big, thick line between artistic nudes and porn. They are so different. What I do is celebrate a woman’s curves. Women have lines and movement that cannot be compared to anything else in the natural world. While I’m still “starting out” as a photographer, my biggest goal during my career is to help people understand the difference between sensual and sexual. I don’t enjoy the sexual side of photography. Unless its requested of me, you’ll never see me do a straight boob shot, its boring and does nothing for me. There has to be more to the story. I enjoy the sensuality of a woman being proud of herself, her personality and her body are her own. 

In the past year with the increasing amount of people who have come across my work Ive received hate mail, criticism, and many people that have tried to flag my Facebook page as inappropriate. I think its silly. Why are people so afraid of what we look like with no clothes on? Im not showing women grabbing their boobs, Im not asking anyone to do “spread eagle” shots, Im simply showing women who are beautiful inside and out. 

Recently I ran a special for “Summer Nudes” for over $200 off of my normal pricing and I got ZERO bookings. Crazy right?! I thought so too. To be honest, some of my clients end up doing some nudes or partial nudes during their boudoir sessions, but none of them sign a model release for me to use them on the website because they’re afraid of who might see. Keep in mind I don’t associate any names with my models. I feel so bad and i wish I could make women understand that they’re beautiful. If people wanted to look at porn, they would look at porn and not even take a second look at my website. No one will be looking at them in a perverse manner. So hopefully this post will be a start to something good. 

The woman in the photos is a regular person, works just like the rest of us, no weird habits, but is a little more open to the concept of sensuality and shape. I hope she can inspire some women to take that step to be comfortable in their own skin! 

I LOVE PINUPS!! Seriously… I can’t say it enough. (Click on the photos to see them larger and feel free to Pin them to Pinterest!)

This shoot started out kind of crazy and a pain to set up, but in the end, it was completely worth it. So many people were willing to help me find awesome cars. Sorry for name dropping so much but I have to! Everyone has been s cool! Thank you so much Ray Frost (he has a fantastic tattoo shop in Lexington) for sending me to Darin Allen! Darin is a pinstriper in Kentucky and knows EVERYONE in the car world. His work is fantastic and has been featured is several magazines and goes to car shows regularly. He sent me to an avid restorer, Kevin Palmer, who is currently featured on the COVER, yeah cover, of Rat Rod magazine with his old Model A. Kevin’s new truck is a 51 Ford with a surf theme “Stormy’s Surf Shop”. I absolutely love it. My models flipped out over it too. We loved the summery feel of it. Its definitely not something you’d normally see in Kentucky!

Brandi Kembro, my hair and makeup artist has been researching some neat pinup hair and makeup styles for me recently and did an awesome job on Ari’s faux bangs and Ruby’s upturned victory rolls. I’ll tell you what, that girl can work under pressure! We’ll be sharing some pinup style secrets in future post! :) 

So at the beginning of the day during hair and makeup we came across some unfortunate news that the truck was having some brake issues so unfortunately couldn’t shoot at the distillery in Lexington. We drove to Winchester and photos ended up with a little too much green on green, but considering, I think they turned out great. Ari Arsenic and Ruby Rose Royale of the Rebel Riot Revue burlesque troupe modeled for me and ended up being the prefect pinup models. :)

After leaving Winchester, we headed back to Lexington to the distillery to meet up with Jeremy Helton and his 32 Ford and Jerry Helton, his father, and his 34 Ford. A few months ago before my “Hotrods and Hellcats” event, I chased Jeremy down in the Parkette parking lot because I absolutely loved his car. He thought I was a total wierdo but I’m so glad I did! The car was perfect for the modern pinup look.  The interior was absolutely perfect with white blocked leader seats (which I do believe are heated) and they recently added a convertible top! 

Ms. Danielle came down to model for me on the 34 Ford. Jerry told me a title about the restoration and told me the color on it now was an original Ford color called Washington Blue. Really pretty. And a neat little detail… He added a lady luck emblem to the frontAll in all we had an awesome day and ended up with some solid images. Wish us some luck! Im submitting all these to hot rod, rat rod, and classic car magazines! 

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Soooo cold but so fun! I’m glad I know some tough chicks! Also love the fire and ice feel. :)

Miss Layla was such a sweetheart. Sessions with girls who are this laid back and real make me love my job even more. Hooray for being single!

iliaphoto asked: I totally wanna comment on your photos, do you know how to make that happen? I LOVE your most recent pic and have nowhere to scream about it at!

i don’t know!! i haven’t been on here much! let me see if theres a box i left unchecked

Another recent client of mine. Talk about a free spirit! We had a blast, too bad she had to go back to Florida!

Another recent client of mine. Talk about a free spirit! We had a blast, too bad she had to go back to Florida!

I had the best time with Whitney…. I love seeing the smile on a girl who comes in to do a shoot just for herself. She said she wanted to feel like a model for the day, and she definitely acted the part! :) 

I had the best time with Whitney…. I love seeing the smile on a girl who comes in to do a shoot just for herself. She said she wanted to feel like a model for the day, and she definitely acted the part! :) 

when girls ask what my taste in lingerie is…. this is it!! Light and vintage! :) Love it. 

when girls ask what my taste in lingerie is…. this is it!! Light and vintage! :) Love it. 

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My first couples shoot…. I couldn’t have asked for cooler people. I really hope I have a relationship like this one day. They’re so sweet together!! 

My first couples shoot…. I couldn’t have asked for cooler people. I really hope I have a relationship like this one day. They’re so sweet together!! 

Had the best time shooting another photographer this past Friday. Her name is Ali Garey. She has the coolest look and Brad Love did an amazing job on her hair! I wish I could have shoots like this every day!

Had the best time shooting another photographer this past Friday. Her name is Ali Garey. She has the coolest look and Brad Love did an amazing job on her hair! I wish I could have shoots like this every day!

Very excited to be running a special for Nov. 19th!!! Amazing makeup/ facepaint/ art by Ashley Michelle Chaney and photos by mua for 180!!! We are only offering 2 spots so book now!! This pic is a perfect example of our collaboration. You can request something dramatic like this, or more subtle. She does amazing masquerade masks. Email paskeyphotography@yahoo.com

Very excited to be running a special for Nov. 19th!!! Amazing makeup/ facepaint/ art by Ashley Michelle Chaney and photos by mua for 180!!! We are only offering 2 spots so book now!! This pic is a perfect example of our collaboration. You can request something dramatic like this, or more subtle. She does amazing masquerade masks. Email paskeyphotography@yahoo.com

I went and bought a blue floodlight for the studio after I saw this….. <3 

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