Photographer Alix Broadway, hair stylist Naomi Maisey, and makeup artist Shea Ellison have been friends and collaborators on creative projects for years. But it took a client's remarks about the group’s natural chemistry to inspire the women to merge their collective talents into a permanent partnership. Along the way, they filled out their team with the addition of hair stylist and makeup artist Bernice Welacky and post-production assistant Kelley Matley, and today, the Miss Behave Boudoir Photography workday sees the group bouncing ideas off one another as they strive to create unique, sexy shoots that highlight their clients' sultriest sides.
The Miss Behave Team describes their boudoir shoots as both fun and empowering, noting, "It’s like playing dress up with your girlfriends, but way sexier and much more mature.” Their 1,500-square-foot studio boasts a hair-and-makeup room, a lounge area, and interchangeable backgrounds that range from sensuous purple damask walls with velvet curtains to a risqué still frame from March of the Penguins. When not striking a spicy pose on the studio's vintage pink couch or fur rug, clients can unwind in an on-site kitchenette, which they are encouraged to stock with their favourite refreshments.