COURTNEY

OWNER | PHOTOGRAPHER

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"The idea for Hello Babe was created because I wanted to fight back against negative messages on body image by  uplifting, encouraging and supporting fellow women."

I’m a native Central Phoenician, photographer and the creator of Hello Babe Boudoir. Photography has been my full time gig for the last 10 years since graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in Photojournalism. My passion for the art form lies in capturing the true essence of a person. My goal is to put you at ease by creating a safe and fun space for you to express yourself. And while its nerve racking to step in front of the lens, don’t worry, we’ll have you laughing and posing like a pro in no time.

 

My husband, Chris, and I live in Uptown Phoenix with our three-legged rescue pup Archer. We can frequently be spotted cruising around town in the newest addition to the family, our all-electric car we power through our rooftop solar panels! Yep, we’re a little nerdy about saving the planet. I also love to cook exotic foods, make jewelry, and pretend I’m a travel agent by finding the best vacation deals on the internet.

 

Boudoir can be a taboo subject and often diminished to simply “sexy photos”, but I view boudoir photography as not only an art form but a photo shoot with a purpose. I see beauty in all bodies and aim to capture YOUR best self to show you how beautiful you truly are. The idea for Hello Babe was created because I wanted to fight back against negative messages on body image by uplifting, encouraging and supporting fellow women. 

We’ve decided as team to donate 10% of our profits to female-focused charities that benefit women & girls around the world. We’ll be choosing a new organization each quarter and will feature their services in our newsletter. We encourage you to support these charities in any way you can, whether that be on your own or through the experience of boudoir.  

JESSICA

STUDIO MANAGER

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"Seeing clients transform in front of the camera in a matter of minutes is a true testament to what Courtney and Hello Babe is all about..."

You guessed it, yet another native Phoenician who can’t seem to part with the comfortable charm of Central Phoenix. It’s hard to explain what I do in a few interesting sentences. So just know, I wear many hats to support the genius that is our fearless bad ass boudoir leader, Courtney, and her vision in revolutionizing the boudoir experience for you!

 

I share a lovely home and life with my wonderful husband, our two rescue dogs Sheba and Sir, and our brand-new baby girl, Collins! When we are not frequenting all the delicious restaurants Phoenix has to offer, we enjoy walking and hiking with our dogs and catching up on the latest binge-worthy show.

 

Before the concept of Hello Babe was born, my experience with boudoir was very limited. I’ve never done a session myself and I would categorize myself as someone who would feel a bit shy and reserved about the idea. But then I saw boudoir through Courtney’s eyes, and now I see it in a whole new way; a fresh perspective the whole team shares. Boudoir is so much more than scantily clad photos to gift to your significant other. Quite the contrary!

 

Hello Babe transforms boudoir into the most body-positive, self-love, female empowerment experience. It’s all about YOU! Boudoir is owning your beauty and your body in a way that highlights the features you adore most in a fun, flirty, fabulous way. Seeing clients transform in front of the camera in a matter of minutes is a true testament to what Courtney and Hello Babe is all about and I am honored to be a part of providing that opportunity for women.

EMILY

HAIRSTYLIST

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"It's amazing to be able to celebrate what makes us unique. To have the opportunity to enhance someone's beauty in a way that is true to who they are is indescribable."

I'm a native born and raised, enjoying life in Central Phoenix. I’ve been a hairstylist for a little over 10 years, my dream career since the age of 5. It’s undoubtedly my passion and I adore hair color and special occasion styling.

 

Traveling, mermaids, elephants, the beach, and big cities are just a few of my favorite things! Give me a strong cup of coffee in the morning and whiskey in the evening (especially a good Old Fashion!) If you came over for happy hour, you would find no shortage of motivational quotes adorning my home. We all need a little inspiration, right?

 

When I am not working, I love to attend musicals, watch football on Sundays, and spend time with friends and family. My happy place is the shared moments of laughter with the ones I love most.  

 

I am beyond excited for this project because I think beauty is so much more than what we see in movies and mainstream media. It's amazing to be able to celebrate what makes us unique. To have the opportunity to enhance someone’s beauty in a way that is true to who they are is indescribable.

 

At one point or another we have all felt down on ourselves, but Hello Babe serves as a reminder no matter our age or stage of life, we are all bad ass and beautiful! With that, I am super excited to help other women perceive what the Hello Babe team sees!

KRYSTAL

MAKEUP ARTIST

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"I want women in my makeup chair to feel comfortable and confident because witnessing that magical moment when a woman sees herself as sexy is everything!"

I've always had an appreciation for art and all things visually appealing. I became a Professional Makeup Artist in 2008 and I continuously educate myself in this ever-changing beauty industry. I feel truly fortunate to do what I love for a living. I am a perfectionist and I take great pride in all of my work!

 

I grew up in Chicago and while I absolutely love the city, I can never get enough of Arizona's clear blue skies and sunshine. After receiving a Bachelor's Degree from ASU and a Master's Degree from University of Phoenix, I went on to pursue my passion for makeup artistry by earning my certification from the Skin and Makeup Institute of Arizona. 

 

When I'm not painting faces, I love spending time with family, catching up with friends, traveling the world, cheering on ASU football, and going out to eat. Most women like to relax with a fancy cocktail or a glass of wine... Give me a tub of ice cream or a batch of cookies and I'm a happy girl!

 

I'm super excited to be a part of Hello Babe and this amazingly talented team of women. I want women in my makeup chair to feel comfortable and confident because witnessing that magical moment when a woman sees herself as sexy is everything!