I’m Dave Short, a Boudoir and Intimate Lifestyle photographer located in Raleigh, North Carolina. In my past life, I was a financial consultant grinding away in the corporate world. In 2016 I took a leap of faith, quit my job and decided to try and pursue photography full time. My photography journey started back in 2012 with landscape photography when I went to visit a friend of mine from the Marine Corps in Colorado. When I got back home to Raleigh, I decided I’d start photographing nature around the area. I still go out and shoot landscapes and if you’d like to see some of that work just click here.
A few years ago I had the chance to do a Boudoir Shoot with a friend and I quickly realized how much of a challenge it was to shoot this style and do it well. A handful of shoots later when I was showing the images to a client, all of a sudden she said, "I can't believe that's my stomach!" The look on her face, the excitement in her voice, that newly found boost of confidence that suddenly appeared; I knew right at that moment Boudoir was the direction to take my photography. To be able to bring that joy, confidence, and empowerment into someone's life through my photography is an amazing feeling. You might be told that you're beautiful all the time and you just brush it off as a nice compliment. Actually seeing that you truly are beautiful is something else all together!
My images are raw, real, and full of emotion. I believe in taking a Body-Positive approach to my work and feel that being able to look back on your images and know that is how you really looked is important. My promise to you is that I will always provide a fun, safe, comfortable, and a completely professional atmosphere that will help us to create images that you will Cherish and enjoy for the rest of your life!