Montgomery County, Maryland Fine Art Portrait Photographer
Intention & Authenticity
Portrait photography at Bovia & Co. is about the experience - great photos are, well, great, but how did we get there? Did you fumble your way into a pose that worked, or did you feel confidently guided through empowering movement and flow? Did you question yourself the entire session or did you feel supported and genuinely seen at every step? Did you show up tense and nervous, or did you get reassurance from the very beginning?
A photoshoot can be more than the photos - with intention and care throughout the process, it can be the entrance into a whole new world of confidence and vulnerability for yourself.
As a Black woman, I know there are a few things that really matter when it comes to portraits of ANYBODY:
Getting those skin tones just right so you glow
Minding the little things like stray locs and chipped nails
Coming prepared for client emergencies (chapped lips, dry hands, loose threads)
You are your own worst critic, but on the road to compassion and confidence, it helps to have someone who can take your mind off the little things.
Hello Gorgeous, and welcome to Bovia & Co. I may look like a pensive, serious person, but really I'm just a silly goose that loves moody tumblr aesthetics. I'm passionate about compassion because my photography is rooted in my own journey to lovingkindness for my body. After having my baby (a wildly active 2 year old Sesame Street superfan), I struggled with feeling unseen and undesirable. I felt like my new body was a burden, and I refused to take any meaningful pictures of myself for nearly a year. And I wholly regret it. I do photography now because I want every woman to know that she is worth remembering at every stage. Every pound, every failure, every achievement, every little everything is worth remembering.
THE MOST FEMININE AND SENSUAL PHOTOS
Chloe is one of my favorite photographers. I have had the pleasure to work with her twice. The first was a whimsical white dress shoot and the second was a Barbie shoot. She captures the most feminine and sensual photos and she makes you feel comfortable. She is very patient and encourages you to be yourself. For the Barbie shoot, we did close to 5 or 6 different outfits. I love her unique style and creativity. She does great things with the lighting and a few tools that she uses.