I have been empowering women through Boudoir since 2011 and just since December of 2019 around 600 ladies have walked into our studio scared and nervous; But left with their head held high and full of joy, love and confidence.

I found myself really thinking about my why, why I choose boudoir, why I find myself being pulled towards empowerment, why I do what I do. 
The short answer, because society sucks.

Society tells us that our self worth is directly related to how closely our outward appearance and life choices lines up with what is considered ideal. Which is a load of shit if you ask me.

Life tends to get measured by broken rulers .... such as The numbers on the scale or ruler, who you love, or how you choose to live has zero pull on how worthy you are to be and feel loved and accepted. Or at least it shouldn’t. 

I want to be part of the change. 

I want little old me to be part of something bigger, something that tells society to go screw themselves and embrace that our worth isn’t up for discussion. 

Our worth isn’t defined by what box we fit in (or not in). 

It so easy for us to lose our identity, I know I’ve lost mine a time or two, it isn’t fun. It can leave us in a dark place where finding the way out can feel impossible. It was that experience that drew me back to photography, and it was through photography and body positivity that I found my identity again.

My mission is to be part of your journey in embracing your bits and pieces. Each time we embrace part of what makes us unique we fuel or confidence and empowerment. And as that fire burns brighter and hotter we solidify our own voice, we radiate who we are instead of being pulled into the identity society chooses for us.

I want you to know, 

I see you. 

I hear you. 

I want you to feel your worth. 

That is my why, that and because society sucks.

Have you been on the fence about booking a boudoir photography experience? I hear so many clients say, I wish I would have done this sooner, and often it is because they were waiting until they had a reason to do the shoot. Welp I'm here to help with that.

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A few of the reasons to book your boudoir experience with me:


A few of the reasons to book your boudoir experience with me:


Instant Gratification.

You will get to see your photos before you leave the studio.

NOONE Else does this --> why would you want to wait days or even weeks to see your images!?


One of the best parts of this is that you will get to see your images and just how amazing the session actually went!

In there, we will review your photos and YOU will choose the images.. not me .. YOU CHOOSE EVERYTHING!


We even get to go over your investment and if you'd like to do any of our products that are either print or digital.

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Boudoir Experiences are really Stress Free

The idea of a boudoir experience and being in your panties in front of someone you don't know very well can sound intimidating, but it isn't as scary as it sounds, I promise. There is a reason why I like conducting pre-sessions over the phone or meeting for coffee, its because I want us to get to know each other. In fact, its mandatory.. I do not photograph anyone without hearing WHY they want a boudoir experience as well as letting you know everything about what you are about to experience.

It is equally as important for you to know and be comfortable with me as it is for me to know you. The more we talk and get to know each other the more I am able to understand what look you are going for, and the more effective I can be at helping you embrace all the wonderful aspects of who you are. The actual photoshoots themselves are laid back and stress free. We get all that messy stress out of the way before even taking one photo. 


You don't have to worry about much.. really .. just to show up

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Own your sexy

You are allowed to be sexy. There is no rule book that says otherwise. Trust me. I’ve checked. Your day job may force you to hold back. You might be worried about what your friends would think. But do you know whose opinion matters? Yours.

If you want to show off the lingerie that’s been sitting in your closet, what better time than now? This is on your terms. Own it. Be the goddess who’s been dying to come out and play!


Luxurious Experience.

From the moment you contact us until your final images I will be doing my best for YOU.

Who wouldn't want to be pampered by a professional make up artist? Listening to some of your favorite music. Hours with no distractions other than just doing something for you.


I only take a small amount of sessions per month so that I am able to give you the attention that you need and should get. You won't have to see other women here at our studio right before you or after you as I focus on you for the day.


Our licensed professional makeup and hair artists will listen to you, and even see your outfits so that they are creating a look for you that isn't too much, but is a little different than your day to day.

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Gorgeous Photos of Every Woman.

What you see is what you are getting... women just like YOU!

Through my use of directing, posing, lighting & retouching to make you look and feel amazing! All of the women you see here are Real Women. No Models. Just like you.


One of the things that I have been told over the years is that its refreshing to see so many different sizes of women, and different poses and backgrounds.


It makes me sad when I hear people say, I would love to do a Boudoir photoshoot but I don't love the way I look. First of all, you are stunning. Let me say that one more time, you are stunning!! Everyone, and I mean everyone, has aspects of their body they don't "love", and that's okay. Boudoir is one way to help you fall in love with all of those bits and pieces again. So often I here from clients during the photoshoot (when I show them the back of my camera) "wow, that's what I really look like". And their "wow" isn't a, eww yikes kind of "wow" but an honest to goodness shock of how gorgeous they are. So if you are thinking you're not "model" enough for boudoir, trust me when I say you are gorgeous and it would be my honor to show you just how stunning you are! 



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Confidence is sexy. One of the reasons so many women choose to do a boudoir shoot is because of the confidence they gain from it. All of the things you imagine yourself being are already there. You just needed something to help you see them. I can’t make you into someone you aren’t. But what I can do is show you the confident, feminine, strong woman you already are. It’s like when Glenda the Good Witch appears at the end of the Wizard of Oz to let you know that “everything you were looking for was right there with you all along.”

You Deserve to Do Something For You


How often are you guilty of focusing on everyone around you and not doing something just for you?

I know I spend a lot of my time focusing elsewhere too ... . Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with that, but it is important to do something for yourself from time to time.

A boudoir photography experience is a chance to really pamper yourself both physically and mentally.

The day itself starts with full hair and make up from one of the amazing professionals I've teamed up with and the entire experience ends with a live viewing of the images that give you a boost in confidence unlike what you might be expecting. One of the highlights of my job is getting to hear amazing women be caught off guard with how amazing they look. It seriously is the best. 

More than just a "photoshoot."

In fact, you'll barely ever hear me talk about it as a photoshoot. And I’ll be with you every step of the way. From that first communication to days after your experience and more... Communication is one of our best things that I am complimented on. I will answer almost all of your questions before you even ask.


There are so many stories from ladies like you reading this that talk about how they look at other photographers work and its all the same .. but here ... Here at my studio. this isn't a photoshoot. this is an experience and yes, we will be taking photos... PLENTY of them... I mean, really I am a compulsive over shooter, but you wont feel like i'm here just to take your photo .. It's like hanging out with your BFF for the day!

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To Celebrate a Milestone  


When it comes to boudoir, majority of my clients are booking to celebrate something.

Maybe you're celebrating your upcoming wedding, maybe a milestone anniversary , maybe it's your birthday or maybe it's time to celebrate you for who you are today.

Milestones are everywhere and so often we celebrate and mark their occasions with photography. Boudoir is no different. The images you receive from your boudoir experience are a great way to document any milestone.


Plus there is no reason you can't do a boudoir experience just once! I say celebrate as often as you want! 

When you visit our boudoir studio, you’ll be pampered from start to finish.

From on-site hair and makeup to posing from head to toe, we’ve got you covered! Most importantly, you will have so much fun!

Guess what? I’m so sure that you will LOVE your photos that I actually guarantee it.

If you don’t love them, we’ll delete them all and re-shoot.

Still don’t love the new set?

We will continue to photograph until you are happy!


As stated in our contract: The Session Fee is NOT REFUNDABLE for any reason once paid, under no circumstances will the Session Fee be refunded. 

All sales are final. All monies collected by DcKetcham Photography are non refundable. 

No refunds will be given on the Session Fee or the Order. 

Once the Client places an order for physical and/or digital products, the order is final and may not be changed, altered, reduced, or cancelled. This stands for both payments in full and payment plans. No refunds will be given on products after the order has been placed. Pre-Session Payment Plans are not refundable should the Client choose to cancel their session or place an order for an amount less than paid via the Pre-Session Payment Plan. Should the Client choose to reverse payment, the Photographer will send a bill to Collections or pursue legal action to collect payment.



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To Create a Unique Gift 

Aren't we always searching for that next great gift for our significant other? It could be an upcoming wedding, anniversary, birthday, deployment, home form a deployment, honestly this list could go on for a while, so let's just cap it there. When it comes for finding that perfect gift for your significant other it can be hard, frustrating, and can start to feel a little cookie-cutter. Boudoir is a great way to mix it up. Just think about how shocked they will be when they open what they think is a normal photo album, but instead find the pages filled with images of the love of their life?! It might sound a little vain, but I promise it isn't. And believe it or not the gift you're giving is more than just a book or album, you are also giving them a part of you. AND you are giving yourself a gift too. The gift of confidence and embracing the you they see, but there is more about that later! 

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For A Boost In Self Confidence 

I've been hinting at it pretty obviously, but boudoir is really all about you. It's empowering and good for you to see yourself through the camera lens. It doesn't always add ten pounds like downers want to make you believe. The boost you feel after a boudoir photography experience will trickle into other aspects of your life. A boost in confidence can make us feel unstoppable, and who doesn't want to be unstoppable. Plus lets face it the more we love ourselves the better we are at loving others. So if you're on the fence about boudoir, just remember it is all about you, and you deserve it!

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speaking of that instant gratification: you go home with at least 3 images the day of your experience ... both in digital & little polaroids like these beauties below

Your boudoir experience will leave you feeling confident and beautiful so you can celebrate your body, relationships and life!

Here at DcKetchamPhotography We believe that taking any woman, whether you are a mom, professional woman, or bride-to-be out of her stressful life with this extraordinary experience will be life-changing. We are committed to that goal. We want you to have more than a pretty photo, we want you to feel like you’re among friends, to feel brave, to feel special, to feel absolutely unstoppable... to feel and know your worth.



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Here at D C Ketcham Photography you get a full experience with the highest quality products to proudly and or privately display your empowering session. Our Boudoir Experiences will have a huge and long lasting impact on you even if you do not share them.

Did you know that with every session a phone consultation is required?

Why!? Well, many reasons actually and you may say, well I just want pricing... well... I am not just a here is your price type photographer. I care more about the person in the images than the money that is transferred. So, we can chat via text.. yes seriously I will give you my personal number and we can chat via text. Via zoom. Via actual phone call, but it is a requirement...

Here are a few other reasons:

no 1 reason: It allows me to get to know you and your personality so I can be the best photographer for you. My job is 100% to make you comfortable.. and you can read it time and time again that our experience is at your comfort level

no 2 reason: its a human connection: Boudoir is an intimate session and do you really want some stranger taking photos of you? no. no you don't. I wanna learn your whys. I wanna learn your fears and I want to help you find you.

no 3 reason: it gives me a change to cover EVERYTHING. I hear so many horror stories from you ladies of bait and switch photographers. It also is the way to get ALL of the facts. I am 100% transparent and honest with you.


Being fully informed of your options is super important, I do not want you shocked at any point during your boudoir experience.

so, I have many ways to chat ... but let's connect .. The call/text is free and let me calm all your fears... Let's chat and connect. What's it going to hurt to chat?

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I want to show you how beautiful you are. To help you reconnect with the woman you meet in your portraits, and be awed by her again.

 


I want to show you how beautiful you are. To help you reconnect with the woman you meet in your portraits, and be awed by her again.

 


My personal mission is to create the most beautiful portrait you have ever seen of yourself.

Our Services : It All revolves around you and giving you the best experience

Your Entire Experience begins with a consultation


You see, I’m a little old fashioned and feel like you should actually talk to me before deciding to, ya know, strip down in your skivvies for photos. Weird, I know. 😂

I’d love to hear more about what you’re looking for, walk you through what I can offer and answer any questions you may have! This is all done usually on a quick 10-15 minute phone call , or zoom meeting, or even by text sometimes

Your Entire Experience begins with a consultation


You see, I’m a little old fashioned and feel like you should actually talk to me before deciding to, ya know, strip down in your skivvies for photos. Weird, I know. 😂

I’d love to hear more about what you’re looking for, walk you through what I can offer and answer any questions you may have! This is all done usually on a quick 10-15 minute phone call , or zoom meeting, or even by text sometimes

This is a fun day that's just for you.

You are going to be pampered and will walk away feeling on top of the world.

If you can, we encourage you to take the day off and really get to enjoy the process

Your photography experience begins with hair and makeup at our studio. Relax in a robe and slippers while sipping a glass of mimosas, your favorite music on and let's talk and get to know each other even more.

We hire only the best and certified makeup and hair artists that are here to help in your transformation as they know what is best for a photo session itself.

I then photograph you for about an hour and a half. Typically we do approximately 3 different looks; this gives you lots of variety, and our clients love having these options. You may be scared about being photographed by a male, but I can say, I am good at lightening the mood and helping women just like you feel relaxed. I am a master at lighting, posing and dad jokes.

During and After your experience



Throughout your session, we will guide you, as well as go over poses and wardrobes. We do hope that you know your left from right, but trust me once you start being photographed you will forget. Ha. We will start off with simple poses and then move towards those knock em dead images.

Once we are done with the session; you will review all of your images and even go home with a few that day.

During and After your experience



Throughout your session, we will guide you, as well as go over poses and wardrobes. We do hope that you know your left from right, but trust me once you start being photographed you will forget. Ha. We will start off with simple poses and then move towards those knock em dead images.

Once we are done with the session; you will review all of your images and even go home with a few that day.

Invest in your own confidence

Your private and personal experience with us includes a pampering session for gorgeous hair and make up, a fun photo session with wardrobe changes, as well as a personal viewing session of hand-picked images.

Our studio is clean, spacious, safe.

We offer many beautiful and quality ways to display your photos, including gorgeous wall art, fine art albums , and metallic prints, as well as digital negatives, & digital mobile images.


We capture the real you

You are too beautiful not to love the way you look.

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So...I can’t pick which pictures are my favorite because I feel amazing in ALL of them! I walked in feeling excitement and anxiety and left feeling so empowered and beautiful and truly inspired! Thank you Dan Ketcham for being a truly fantastic coach and allowing me to be the crazy pants I am πŸ˜‚
If anyone has ever wanted to do a photo shoot with Dan, do it. You WONT be sorry! Love yourselves ladies! The best investment you can make is in yourself! πŸ’šπŸ’š #oneluckymama #myfirstboudoir #allforme

Nichole Drinko // Columbus, OH

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