Fun Nude With New Backdrop!

By Kendra Holliday | April 23, 2021

This week I had one of my yearly photoshoots with one of my favorite people, Stan Strembicki!

Kendra Holliday

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:

Me in 2010, photo by Stan Strembicki

You gotta love that power pose!

The pics below were taken by Stan with my iPhone.

Kendra Holliday in all her glory

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.

Arched doorway

Here I am pretending to be in awe

Oh my gosh!

I love it!

This is my happy face!

The arch reminded me of my vulva cast art!

Fairy door

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:

Zoom out

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!

Happy Spring!

Comments

NELumberjack66 2021-04-23 07:26:56

Love the photos. What a great project to document your life’s journey of self love and body’s changes.

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    Kendra Holliday 2021-04-23 07:43:38

    Thank you so much!

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Hector 2021-04-23 09:29:07

How the hell do you manage to become more beautiful as you grow older? This is against the laws of nature!

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    Kendra Holliday 2021-04-23 09:35:36

    aww thank you! I’m a bit pleased with how I look these days (20 yrs ago, I was 28 and just gave birth, my body had to heal for a couple years!) https://www.thebeautifulkind.com/the-many-the-proud-vaginas-deserve-purple-hearts/
    I’m sorry to say a lot of my lady friends are starting to get cosmetic surgery and botox injections and dyeing their grey hair. I plan to age graciously and naturally.

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dan 2021-04-23 12:06:17

Adorable

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Mike 2021-04-23 12:30:44

Beautiful pics, Kendra. You contagious smile makes them even better. Your photographer did an amazing job.

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David Wraith 2021-04-23 14:39:28

It’s not spring until I start seeing naked Stan photos!

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    Kendra Holliday 2021-04-30 07:03:38

    Ha, soo funny and true!

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Vanessa 2021-04-29 01:27:23

I am so greatful for my shoots with Stan and for those of you who intro’d him to me! I love you playful you were with the arch!

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    Kendra Holliday 2021-04-30 07:03:57

    YES! Thank you so much Vanessa! Look forward to seeing you soon! :)))

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Miranda Jo 2021-05-26 06:06:12

I always love it when someone is comfortable and confident 🙂 Makes them even more beautiful! Great photos!

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