In the heart of Murray, KY, stands a sanctuary of self-expression and empowerment: OC+BOUDOIR. Since its inception in 2012, our studio has been more than just a space – it's been a movement, a community, and a testament to the transformative power of art.
At the helm of this passionate venture is Carrie, a seasoned photographer with an intuitive eye for capturing the raw beauty and essence of every woman who graces the studio. Alongside Carrie is Kristen, not just a phenomenal hair and makeup artist but also a cherished best friend and indispensable session assistant. Their synergy, rooted in years of friendship and collaboration, brings a unique warmth and magic to every session.
Over the years, we've had the honor of working with hundreds of incredible women, guiding them on a journey of self-discovery and confidence. Each session at OC+BOUDOIR is a collaborative dance of creativity and vulnerability, resulting in timeless pieces that serve as reminders of strength, beauty, and the indomitable spirit of womanhood.
Join us, and be part of a legacy of women who've chosen to embrace, celebrate, and empower themselves through the lens of boudoir photography.
WHO ARE WE
Hello, my loves! I'm Carrie, the heart and lens behind OC+BOUDOIR. Born and raised in Paducah, KY, my journey into the world of photography was not just sparked by a love for the art, but a deeply personal experience. Witnessing my mother's struggles with self-worth and confidence instilled in me a mission: to show every woman her inherent beauty, strength, and potential.
Away from the camera's shutter and the chaos of running the studio, you'll find me immersed in sweat sessions at the gym or tending to my expansive plant collection. Yes, I'm that plant mom! My husband, a pillar of support and love for the past 22 years, often joins me in these little adventures, along with our tribe of fur babies. Speaking of quirks, I have a flair for weaving sarcasm and a few colorful words into my conversations. Don't be surprised; it's all in good jest! And though I've embraced a vegan lifestyle (albeit reluctantly).
At the heart of OC+BOUDOIR and every photo session, is a core belief: Every woman deserves to feel empowered, to know that she is enough. My vision transcends just photography; it's about embarking on a transformative journey of self-love and growth. Whether you're here to celebrate your beauty, reclaim your confidence, or simply in need of a gentle reminder of your worth, I'm here to capture your essence and spirit.
Come, let's celebrate the incredible tapestry of womanhood, one click at a time.
Hello, lovely souls! I'm Kristen, the hands behind every stunning transformation makeup at OC+BOUDOIR. My passion for beauty isn't just skin-deep; it's about drawing out the unique essence of every person who sits in my chair.
When I'm not at the studio, you might find me indulging in one of my more eclectic passions: stilt-walking for a scare park! It's all about balance, right? And when I need some downtime, I delve into one of my many hobbies, always eager to learn and experience something new.
Being a dog mom has taught me so much about care, patience, and unconditional love—qualities I bring with me to every session. My goal? To make sure you not only look but also feel absolutely stunning. So, let's embark on this transformative journey together!
OUR STUDIO SPACE
Nestled in the heart of Murray, KY, OC+BOUDOIR is housed within the historic Swann Tobacco Warehouse — a testament to the rich tapestry of stories that our town holds. Our studio, a 1.5 story loft, is more than just a space; it's an experience.
Upon entering, you're immediately enveloped by the charm and character of the warehouse, effortlessly fusing with the modern amenities and comforts we've added. We've meticulously designed our space to offer a genuine lifestyle environment, allowing for both intimate and expansive captures.
For those looking to add a touch of flair to their session, our client closet is a treasure trove waiting to be explored. With over 100 meticulously curated pieces, clients can choose to incorporate any number of these selections to elevate their shoot as an add-on, ensuring that every photo session is as unique as the individual.
At OC+BOUDOIR, we don't just offer a studio; we provide a backdrop where memories, art, and personal journeys intertwine seamlessly.