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Amanda

Where do I start? I could probably write a book on how professional, intelligent, and respectful this mastermind photographer Brad was for my pregnancy boudoir shoot. I’ve always had a not so great self image of myself, but Brad def changed the way I saw myself for the first time in the almost 27 years I’ve been alive. He helped bring out the beauty I’ve never seen in myself before. I felt alive, I felt beauty, I felt happiness, and I felt inspired, Not only in mind but in spirit and my heart as well. I can honestly say he changed me that day by the photos he captured and showed me my true beauty.

Stephanie

Meeting you was life changing and I mean that. I met you at one of the lowest points in my life. And the opportunities you have provided me with are just amazing and I am so grateful for that. You have shown me where I belong in life and you have provided me with the chance to be something more than I am. You’ve shown me just how much I can grow and who I can become. And I see so much potential in myself thanks to you.

Amelia

I have spent the almost the entirety of my life either obsessing over myself in front of a mirror or avoiding looking at myself in the mirror as much as possible. I am currently in the avoidance phase. Every comment about my body or my looks that has ever been uttered to me remained burned into my memory and they shout at me all the time. Brad gently threw me in front of a camera and slowly those comments started to quiet, but it wasn’t until I saw my pictures that those comments stopped running through my head all together. It was me. I had a shape. And a nice one at that. So now I’ve decided to look in the mirror and see my body through the camera lens instead of through my distorted eyes and say “Fuck yeah, this is me.”

Makeup and Hair

A great session starts with great makeup and hair. I have several extremely talented makeup arists I bring in to take care of your transformation. These women are dedicated to the same goal: revealing your inner goddess. The cost of makeup and hair is included in your session – there are no hidden costs, ever.

So sit back, relax, and let us pamper you.

These are two images from the same day. First, the lovely Erin as she was when she came into the studio – clean face and hair, no makeup and no product. Then, the even lovelier Erin from her session that day. There is virtually no retouching in the second image – this was all done with makeup, hair, lighting, and posing. Every woman has an inner goddess. Let’s show it off!

Erin

Brad is a true professional. Brad is a creative, master artist whose images are guaranteed to make you Stand Out Loud and you’re sure to love the results; I know that I do! It has been a pleasure to know and work with someone who always makes me feel so comfortable and who respects my boundaries, all while still making me look gorgeous! I highly recommend Brad for any and all of your photography needs!

Kel

After experiencing one of the roughest years of my life, consumed by a nasty divorce and a medical mishap that nearly took my life, I had the pleasure of doing a photoshoot with Brad. When I was in front of his camera, I felt so beautiful, so sexy, so free, so empowered, and so….ALIVE! This man is a true talent. He has a gentle way of putting your mind at ease, so that you’re truly able to pull out your inner “Goddess”, that we ALL as women posses! He is also SO MUCH FUN to work with. To say this photo session was emotionally healing would be the understatement of the century!! Before I met Brad, I felt defeated, beaten down, and drug through the mud. Not to mention, I’d been left feeling very insecure about my body after recently undergoing three major, life saving surgeries that left me scarred for life. After spending a few hours with him and seeing his finished products, I now walk around with my head held high, my spirits even higher, and a little extra sway in my hips! I’ve been transformed, and reborn into a vibrant, sexy, and, in my humble opinion, desirable young woman. I can’t wait to do another shoot with him!!

Gloria

This was fun for me and I’ve never been much of a model before. When I heard about this, I really wanted to participate. I’ve gotten more comfortable with my body over the past couple of years and wanted to be able and look back on these images and feel good about how I look. Brad was patient with me and helped me feel comfortable doing the session and helped me feel even more beautiful. I know my body isn’t model quality, but with Brad’s direction and coaching I still felt like a beautiful model.

Jennifer

I have never done boudoir or nude photography, but my session with Brad was in this style, and I was completely at ease, and felt very natural. The images were wonderful. I highly recommend Brad for this type of photography!

Erin

Thank you for making me look and feel gorgeous!

Lexi

#holyshit These are incredible.

About the Artist

Brad Barton
artist . author . speaker

One of the hardest things to do in a bio is to write about yourself in the third person, so I am not even going to attempt it here. 

I have been a photographer as long as I can remember, having had a camera in my hands for several decades. I opened a professional photography studio in 2005 and have had the pleasure to photograph hundreds of people and even a few celebrities. My passion is for meaningful, story telling imagery. I see everyone as beautiful and I use the camera to show people the beautiful person they are.

This passion for beauty is what led me to this genre of photography. Women, in particular, deserve to be put up on a pedestal and shown just how absolutely gorgeous they are. 

I am a husband to a lovely wife (who loves what I do), father to two grown children, and proud grandfather. I hold a Photographic Craftsman and Master of Photography degrees from Professional Photographers of America.

I have edited one book and published two more below. I also am available for mentoring and speaking, please see my main website for more information on that: BradBarton.us

Mentoring and Speaking Info

My book, Retro Glamour & Pinup Photography is now available for sale on Amazon.

This book contains over 125 images to help teach and inspire you on my modern take on this style. You will see everything from simple lighting set ups and ideas to elaborate fantasy post processing treatments. I talk about planning the wardrobe, posing, and how to talk to your clients to get the most from their session.

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My second book, Brad Barton’s Beautiful Monsters, marries my love of pinup with my love of classic monsters from legend and mythology. To see more about it or order your copy, follow the link below.

Beautiful Monsters