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.


The Matchmaker Experiences Her Thrill

The Matchmaker Experiences Her Thrill

The Matchmaker Experiences Her Thrill

Working a nude and boudoir photoshoot.

I did a nude & boudoir photography session with a Matchmaker the other day. It was such a delight.

As we talked, I realized what we do is similar. We find each person’s personal beauty. We bring it to the surface for our clients and the world to see.

She finds the tender threads of connections, gives advice and guidance. She makes connections for couples looking for love.

Find Love Of Themselves

Often, I help clients find their love of themselves. To see their body in a new light, often how the world sees her. They see how they express themselves, maybe even work to change it.

Back to my Matchmaker, If you ever saw the movie Hutch (I really recommend you do, delightful), she does that with some comic twists. She is a wonderful character herself.

Her session was a revelation. She is so delighted in her experience, getting as bold as so many of our clients do. It was breaking a barrier of how she sees herself. It is always amazing for me to watch that happen.

She saw something that could help her clients. She explained that they had to love themselves first, know who they are, and see their own beauty, even a little, before being open to true love. New Love.

Wonderful Idea

Then she had a fantastic idea, we would photograph all her clients; most were from Calgary, so that was handy. These images would be used as she extends her network in aid of matchmaking with her clients.

Her clients are thrilled with this new collaboration. It is so exciting to be part of her process to bring slices of happiness to people’s lives in a way that enriches the world.

Matchmakers are fascinating people. They listen so carefully and casually; they watch and get what is not being said too, what is between the lines.

She often saves people from themselves when they get confused with the wrapping, wanting it like candy, and knowing what is below will conflict with their values and view of life.

No “Bad” People

Interestingly, she does not see “bad” people but simply personalities that need the right mixture in another person to perfectly match.

We are the same way; no woman is imperfect or not suitable for a photograph. Every woman can express their beauty, their uniqueness. I explain to all my clients, it is the photographer, always the photographer’s fault if they don’t look great in an image.

You can see what they do, but you believe they take everything into account when they click the shutter. If it does work out, they missed something. Sometimes it is obvious; sometimes, it is not.

For the Matchmaker, her session was stunning. She found her beauty and loved the way she expressed herself.

Thinking of finding your unique beauty? We should chat!