Nena and Vashti at Secret Drawers Lingerie on 5th Street in Courtenay are highly experienced at ensuring you make choices that flatter you, as fit is so important. They have also taken the time to learn about boudoir sessions and what works best.

Finders Keep Hers have beautiful pieces including Love & Lemons, (which we adore) and some other pieces with incredible texture that photograph beautifully.

Campbell River – two places that we love are:

La Tee Da Lingerie Boutique

Hermosa Lingerie


A talented makeup artist will bring out your best. You are welcome to work with an artist of your choice, however the following professionals are ones we have enjoyed working with (they have also all experienced a McKinnon Photography photo session.)

Kayla-Rae at Sunkissed Hair Salon  (250-334-8266)

Roots the Salon (250-703-0181)
Alicia or Liz at Level 10 EuroSpa (250-334-0209)
Rita Stewart (250-703-3673)

Chloe at Chloe Glows (250-218-2012)

Shelby Shelby Lynn Makeup Artistry (250-339-7131)

Health & Fitness

No, you don’t have to work out to have a photo session but we love these places – , as they encourage women to take time for and invest in themselves. So we just wanted to celebrate them 🙂

Studio IPF – Inner Pursuit Fitness

Bodynetix Professional Fitness Training

ELM – Equilibrium Lifestyle Management



While we don’t recommend having a drastically different hair style created the week before your session, (more on this in the FAQ page), we do recommend you pamper yourself with a light styling the day of your session.

The stylists at Roots the Salon and Level 10 Eurospa are experienced, fun and incredibly talented – go see them a few weeks before your session to create the look you’re after. You’ll be in great hands.

Beauty Prep


These little guys need love too, as they will show in your photos. Why not treat yourself to a natural mani/pedi? We highly recommend them as part of your self-care routine but on the flip-side, if a mani/pedi isn’t your thing, don’t do it!

Level 10 Eurospa, Charisma Essentials, Roots the Salon


If you’re looking to maintain your lady parts or even just your legs, check out these fabulous spots. They are very different from each other, so pick the spot that best suits you. Just make sure to book at least a few days before your session.

Foxy Box

Level 10 Eurospa

Charisma Essentials