Hackers suck!

I was recently notified that my blog had been hacked. If you have received a notice that I’m finally making money, ignore it! I’m still broke as ever, lol.

Small town girl unleashes her inner Diva

Her name is Tiffani and she is from a small town in western Kansas. She is a single mother of two children who is also a CNA. She works hard to provide for her family. Just like most women in the world today, Tiffani didn’t think that she could be glamorous and sexy. She thought of herself as a working mother. Someone who goes to work taking care of people all day. Then she goes home and takes care of her kids at night. She is a beautiful woman who now knows what it feels like to be a sexy, vibrant Diva. I could just see her self-esteem reveal itself with every click of the camera. By the time she left the studio, she was feeling untouchable! Her photos are something she will always have to look back on and say, “I am a beautiful person!” I absolutely love the feeling I get when the average woman leaves one of my shoots feeling fabulous about herself. That is when I know I have done my job.

Take a look at Tiffani in all her glory. She is simply radiant!

Family Time

With the holiday season upon us, I am flooded with fond memories of great times spent with family. Some of those times that are so precious in my mind were before I took pictures of everything and every moment. I cherish the heartfelt memories of happiness with my brothers and, so wish that I had pictures to reflect on.

So this holiday season remember to capture all of those touching, funny, and crazy times for a lifetime. Get out that camera and, snap away. Even if you feel you don’t take good pictures you will always have something to look back on.

To celebrate all that embodies families this holiday season I have decided to have a last minute family portrait special. There is still a little time to get those photos taken and have them back for Christmas.

I’m calling it the “Family Time” portrait extravaganza. I have taken the sitting fee and cut it in half. To make it even more special I am including a portrait package at an affordable price. So remember, life goes by and the children grow up so fast. Why not capture your family for a lifetime in a beautiful family portrait. Act fast… this offer expires on Dec. 17th!

Contact me at leftwingphotography@gmail.com for further details.

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Fun with the Crawford family

I recently had the pleasure of doing family portraits of Mike, Ashly, Brutis and Bella. We had a good time and, got some great images. The puppies were so adorable and, well behaved.


Here is a sneak peek :


Deck out your photos for Christmas

I have had a lot of requests for custom Christmas cards this year. So, I broke out the photoshop tools and got to work.


Here are some examples of the Christmas cards that I have created.

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A little Christmas Fun with Miss A

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Sneak Peek of Miss A’s boudoir shoot

” Left Wing ” is not a political affiliation

Since today is election day I want to clear something up about my screen name. I recently had someone comment on my website, and I quote: ” Why did you name your company something that will drive away most of Wichita? Failure will follow you.” – James

When I chose my screen name it had to do with ice hockey and the position I play. The first team I was part of was an all women’s team, the first of it’s kind in Wichita. The name of this team was “Lucy Equipment” which was the name of a war plane from WWII. I was and, still am very proud of the fact that I am a 45 year old woman who can play ice hockey. I play “left wing” which is a forward position.

I am disappointed that some people assume that they know what my political views are just because of a screen name. My screen name “leftwinglucy” and my business name, Left Wing Photography come from something that I am extremely proud of. So proud in fact that I have refused to give in to suggestions to change it. I have shortened my business name to L W Photography but, that is as far as I am willing to go.

So, for all of you who seem to be offended by the term “Left Wing” I’m saddened that you have made this a political thing. However, I will not change something that has significant meaning in my life just because some people can’t look past it or, understand it.

This is where it all started and I am proud of it!

What is boudoir photography

I’m sure that most people have heard of Boudoir Photography although many aren’t sure exactly what it is or, where it came from. Let me explain…

Boudoir defined:

The word “boudoir” has been used throughout history as the name for various rooms (or parts of rooms) used by women. The boudoir is always related to the bedroom and is regarded as a private space. It has been used to refer to a dressing room, a traditional bedroom or a sitting room within a bedroom.

Boudoir is derived from the French word “bouder,” which means “to pout.”

Boudoir Photography defined:

Generally the subject is in some state of undress, whether wearing something revealing such as a dressing gown or even partially nude, perhaps obscured by an object in the room or hidden by the angle of the camera. As such, many boudoir photographs play on the idea of teasing the subject, suggesting more than is actually shown. This is an important distinction from erotic photography, where the emphasis is very much on the reveal.

Boudoir photography is often set in an idealized environment, such as an elegantly decorated bedroom or naturally beautiful outdoor space. Boudoir photography is often commissioned by the subject as a gift for a lover or spouse, so commonplace personal environments (such as the subject’s actual bedroom) are common as well. In todays boudoir photography many of the settings are actually simulated in a photographer’s studio in order to ensure privacy.

The history of boudoir photography:

Although the term came into being later, boudoir photography is as old as the earliest photographic processes. It draws on elements of sensual painting and printmaking that were distinct from–yet related to–erotic art.

Boudoir photography became popular with the onset of new commercial printing methods in the 20th century and was a major part of the pinup craze of the 1940s and 1950s.


Todays boudoir photography:

Today, like many other industries and art forms, boudoir photography has evolved. It has traditionally been an art form that many women looked toward to commission as an intimate gift for a spouse, fiancé, or lover. Today women are having intimate photos taken for themselves also. Boudoir photographs are now more common to celebrate a recent weight loss, a significant time in a woman’s life ( birthday or divorce etc. ). More and more women are posing for a boudoir photographer just to boost their self image.

I hope that clears some things up for everyone. Todays boudoir photography is a tasteful yet seductive or playful way to express yourself in a timeless art form. It may be for a special gift or for a way to celebrate life and beauty.



Read more: Definition of Boudoir Photography | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5052661_definition-boudoir-photography.html#ixzz13xQf7B2b

Reveal your sexy side … at any age.

I recently had the pleasure of taking Mrs. J’s boudoir portraits. She is a mother of three, works a full time job, and is a devoted wife. Yep, just like the rest of ordinary women. Which brings up a great point that I’ve been trying to make for a long time now. Being sexy has nothing to do with being young. With the right light and pose, you can look like a star at any age!


Here’s the proof …


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