Photographer Jana M. Suchy, & her story of Photography
The Road to Boudoir.
In a lifetime of taking photos of people, places and things, I found boudoir photography in 2010 and it warmed my heart—I absolutely love what it does for a woman’s self-image and sense of self to show her how beautiful she is, such an empowering experience. Shot boudoir a few years in Montana and also during trips to Alaska, Wisconsin, Washington State and New Mexico, right when the self-publishing phenomenon was born—so boudoir albums could become hardcover published books. I love creating boudoir books! Each custom-designed, as are calendars—not the 12-photo "Ms. January" calendars, more like 50+ boudoir photos to adorn the four seasons along with your own personalized special dates.
The story that got me to here first came up through the ranks as an Alaska commercial fisherman and writer/photographer covering fishing for fishermen. Today, my photo style still favors natural settings, my shooting style borne of following the action or framing the photo to spot the great shot—that "magazine-cover shot." Alaska fishing was long ago and far away but informed the rest of my life as well as my photography.
North to Alaska: Northbound Alaska ferry on the Inside Passage, young and adventurous like so many others flocking to the Last Frontier in the '70s and '80s.
Jana with Blax the boat cat and a giant red rockfish, running gear trolling for king salmon. Capturing daily life of everyday people on the docks and boats I learned to photograph people in their natural surroundings in the surrounding natural light—as I do now with boudoir.