JANA & the STORY of


It’s funny what 30 years can do, turn a photographer’s eye from outdoor action in the Alaska commercial-fishing fleet to … boudoir? Yes, that’s right: Boudoir. I love the process, women love the experience and, if shared, their special someones love the photographs too. What’s not to love?

Boudoir’s the latest iteration of the Way Out West Creative brand from living across the West in Alaska, Arizona, Washington's Olympic Peninsula and Montana—Way, Way Out West. A couple decades as photographer/writer/graphic-designer and I happily found boudoir, moved to Tucson in the middle of writing a couple legacy coffee-table Alaska-fish books, which unexpectedly took a turn for a few years into photo exhibits, book signings and artisans markets in the Pacific Northwest.



Creative is the umbrella of a lifetime's body of work Out Here Out West:

dba Way Out West Creative.

And now we have a boudoir wardrobe of sexy pretty slinky things and SHOES! Who doesn't like shoes? Some 70 pairs of stilettos size 5-12, the higher and skinnier the heel the better (you don't have to walk in them, ladies, but they do make for sexy photos. ;) And, of course, cowboy boots in most all sizes—but don't forget to bring your sexy bare feet with you too.

Now looking back from here gives me keen perspective and compassion—to better appreciate just how beautiful we are along the way when we don't even know it, to help women of all ages express themselves through flattering photographs. I love the beauty of boudoir—beautiful things, beautiful settings, beautiful photos, beautiful books and calendars of beautiful women. Through your own style of sexy, your own brand of boudoir, you'll see and feel your own beauty too. I love it all, happily planted in the warm and sunny desert Southwest, just another day in Paradise.

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