Nellie

STUDIO OWNER + PHOTOGRAPHER


Just your local Hawaiian boudoir photographer! I was born and raised in Hawaii and moved to New England when I was 13. I met Sarah in the 9th grade and we created insane photoshoots with fellow classmates throughout high school (I totally still have the photos, too). Not much has changed since!


After attending New England School of Photography, I worked in the fashion/editorial world and lived in Boston/NYC while working for various publications. I was lucky enough to have had opportunities to work with Vogue Italia, Project Runway, and more! Shortly after college, all of my gear had been stolen from my little apartment and being 19 and broke, I had nothing to repurchase gear.


Needing to find something to pay the bills, I accidentally found Veterinary Medicine. I spent almost a decade working in Emergency/Critical Care and climbed the corporate ladder. I worked as a Nurse Supervisor overseeing all ER and Specialty departments. I finally had some money to buy another camera.


I began getting back into photography, primarily photographing coworkers and friends. I realized, holy shit. I need to do this again. THIS is what I'm supposed to be doing. 3 months later, I left medicine and opened my very first boudoir studio in 2020. Two years later, I've reconnected with Sarah, hired her as an Associate, and moved into our ultimate dream studio in North Andover, MA. Life's funny.


3 THINGS I LOVE:

Food (Hawaiian, Asian, Mexican), music, animals.


FAVORITE COLOR:

Black. It's just so sexy!


FAVORITE STUDIO SET:

It's gotta be our Honey Birdette Swing.


FAVORITE PRODUCT:

Classic Album paired with a matching Couture Box. *chefs kiss*


GUILTY PLEASURE:

The Kardashians. I can't look away!

SARAH

ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER