Introducing ✨ LUMINOUS ✨ | Beauty & Boudoir Photography in Wake Forest NC

After more than 15 years of focusing (pun intended!) solely on family photos, I’m thrilled to announce a new venture for my photography studio – ✨ LUMINOUS ✨

I call these sessions Luminous rather than beauty portraits or boudoir photos, because they’re so much more. Luminous photos are a reflection of the glow that comes from inside you. They’re truly a celebration of YOU, of your inner and outer beauty, of your strength and resilience. This is a safe space just for you, where you can shed your insecurities, embrace vulnerability, and fall back in love with the perfectly imperfect woman you’ve always been.

A collage of beauty and boudoir photos of several women by Wake Forest NC photographer Christy Johnson

Luminous grew out of my own desire to reclaim myself as a woman from a multitude of things over the past ten years. I struggled to keep up with hustle culture, all while putting everyone else’s needs before my own, which led to burn out and an early menopause. There were lots of signs from the universe that I needed to slow down and take care of myself – slow down and love myself – that I ignored until I was diagnosed with leukemia in 2021. I was finally forced to not just slow down, but to stop, and in that time of rest, a new appreciation for my body was born.

I’m curious … what’s your story?

– maybe you’re falling back in love with yourself again
– maybe you’re celebrating a milestone or achievement
– maybe you’re starting fresh after an illness or divorce
– maybe you simply want to treat yourself, as you should!

As an artist, I’m inspired by beautiful light, little details, and real women just like you. It is my honor to create portraits of you, for you, so you can see what we all see when we look at you:

You are a work of art, a masterpiece, just as you are in this moment.

You are ✨ LUMINOUS ✨


The Luminous portrait experience is inspired by beautiful light, the smallest of details, and real women’s stories. Christy Johnson Photography provides a stellar experience from beginning to end, including expert posing guidance from head to toe, professional retouching of images, and ever-growing client closet with dresses, drapes, accessories and adornments to bring your self love journey to life. Book a call to learn more and to schedule your Luminous portrait experience today!


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