Owner / Photographer
I’m the owner, photographer, and digital retoucher of Soft Focus Boudoir, a high-end boudoir studio in Rolla, Missouri. I like cats, the color blue, bike riding, and have been skydiving twice! I spent 5 years in the Marine Corps after high school and traveled to 22 countries in 5 years. It was during my time in the military that I fell in love with photography and took thousands of pictures in my travels. After getting out, I took classes and workshops to develop my skill. Since then I have done product photos, senior photos, maternity, newborn, sports, events, color, black & white, daytime, nighttime…you name it, I’ve done it. Of all these styles, boudoir is my favorites because it has the most profound impact on the subject. She arrives shy, timid, and unsure but leaves feeling like a ROCKSTAR! In many cases, this is the craziest thing she has ever done and when it’s all over, she will have a new strength and confidence that will go with her and every time she looks at her photos, she will remember that she is fierce and sexy and perfect. That is why I fell in love with boudoir and I want to give you that experience too.
Hair Stylist / MUA
Hey, I’m Melanie! I am a self-taught, freelance makeup artist and hair stylist. I love makeup for its power to transform. Makeup conveys an attitude, an emotion, and a personality all in a single look. From the moment you step leave the makeup chair, you make an immediate and permanent impression. My style ranges from natural, to glam, to edgy and abstract. I also love styling hair and seeing my work in hair & makeup translated into the beautiful images we create for our clients here at SFB. I can’t wait to make you feel like a star!