By Kendra Holliday | April 23, 2021
This week I had one of my yearly photoshoots with one of my favorite people, Stan Strembicki!
We’ve been doing about two shoots a year since 2007 maybe? Sometimes solo, sometimes with friends, sometimes as a group. Mostly in his studio, but sometimes in the woods, in abandoned buildings…
But one thing is for sure – I’m always NAKED.
Many of the photos on this blog are by Stan. He took my Coming Out photos in 2010! This was one of those:
You gotta love that power pose!
The pics below were taken by Stan with my iPhone.
I love having all the documentation of my changing body. Some years, I was in such a bad mental state that I had to DRAG myself to the photoshoot, and I pouted my way through it. Or, I was heavier than usual, or had an annoying bruise or blemish. This year, I’m feeling great, so I was sparkly and at ease, despite it being so cold in his studio – probably 60 degrees! You can see on his daily blog a pic of us, as well as a pic he took the day before when it snowed!
He has this new backdrop I was very excited about.
Here I am pretending to be in awe
I love it!
The arch reminded me of my vulva cast art!
I absolutely LOVE arched doorways, and am envious of anyone who lives in a house with them. I find it so architecturally charming!
Here’s a bigger picture view of the setup:
I had such a fun time with Stan – I trust him so much. Dozens of my friends have shot with him over the years, too. If you’re in the St. Louis area, you can contact him about scheduling a shoot for YOU! He does couples, triads, headshots – I prefer nude, but if that doesn’t work for your professional website, that’s okay. 😉
I love Stan’s life – a retired art professor, he has the best attitude, has been happily married for decades, is super creative and has art shows, loads of good friends and family, and travels to New Orleans, Italy, and other gorgeous locales. Like me, he lives a rich and beautiful life!