about mark

mark laurie

Mark offered the first nude & boudoir photography studio in Calgary and remains the best. His imaginative portraits expand beyond the typical “lingerie and satin sheets” boudoir. Mark’s creatively passionate presentation of women has earned him the honour of being the most awarded photographer in his niche in Canada. Possibly North America.


Image BackStory: Seen In A New Light

Image BackStory: Seen In A New Light

Kenisha’s image had a transformation path nearly as remarkable as Kenisha’s personal transformation

The flow and result of her session reveals the power of boudoir portrait photography.

Before I took her image, I envisioned it: a moody image of a woman leaning against an old brick wall, her open jacket revealing hints of sensuality in a casual way, and a direct, unflinching gaze into the camera, which is really a gaze directly into the viewer’s eyes. 

If the eyes were indeed the windows to the soul, then this image would reach deeply into the viewer’s soul.

A lot of Kenisha’s personality depth is revealed in her image. 

Kenisha is a heart-forward caregiver. She cares deeply and gives just as deeply of herself. She is there for so many people that some call her an angel for the help she gives. As a natural leader, she often oversteps her confidence and is sometimes a bit baffled as to why people not only look to her but follow her.

She had never been photographed and was hoping to see the beauty and confidence everyone mentioned. That was part of her charm, being unaware of her great qualities. 

Our image started the same way, as you can see. Plain with only hints of the potential of her character.  It held every element it needed to become a rich expression. 

With each processing stage, moving to darker, more dramatic tones, the graffiti of the wings, halo, and barely noticed clouds built her image. Selective work on the lighting of her clothes, face and skin brought out delicate nuances of Kenisha’s personality and values. 

Her image has won more awards than shown by the digital ribbons with her print. Not just those close to her are touched by her beauty and power. 

This was her first boudoir photography session.  When we finished it up she commented, “For many of us, we do not see what others see in ourselves, and through this (boudoir) experience, I went from not wanting to look at myself in the mirror to Let’s get these pictures on the wall!”

Although she started scared she plunged in, as is her way. By the end, she was talking about exploring a nude session. What remarkable strides in how she sees herself! 

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