Today we’d like to introduce you to Christina Storto.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Christina. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
The owner and photographer of The Bella Jade Collection in Phoenix, I am a West Michigan native – I could tell the story of when I got my first camera, taking pretty pictures of my pets, graduating college kids in tow with a Photography degree, then spending most mornings in a make-shift home office dreaming of one day having my own studio and doing what I truly love. I started out shooting anything and everything just to feed my passion. Then…
Skip ahead to the good stuff.
The stuff that sets my soul on fire and inspires me as a boudoir photographer. After setting new roots in Arizona I immediately fell in love with Phoenix Arts District. It was obvious that this would be the place I would introduce The Bella Jade Collection and my love for women’s portraiture. I wanted to create a place where women could come not just to be photographed but to unravel the deepest parts of themselves – the parts that so often get lost in the chaos of life. I’m talking about the moment and experiences that re-awaken your wild and remind you just how amazing and perfectly imperfect you are. That is where The Bella Jade Collection was born.
Helping women see themselves as sexy as they are is my jam. My passion for this biz is all about empowering women and being able to cultivate a renewed sense of confidence within every client that walks into my studio. That is what inspires me as a boudoir photographer. That is the motivation behind everything that I do.
Though to be honest, becoming a dedicated boudoir studio happened sort of organically, I knew I wanted to photograph women, but I never planned on becoming so involved and devoted to the art of boudoir photography. It didn’t take long for me to truly see how incredibly powerful a boudoir photo shoot can be. In just two short. chaotic and blissful years The Bella Jade Collection has touched so many women’s lives and I can’t wait to share my passion with many more beautiful and authentic women.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Smooth road- what’s that? Remember when I said chaotic and blissful? Well, let me tell you – if we are being completely transparent here, starting a new business in and the unfamiliar city has not been easy. Call it a somewhat of a beautiful disaster – I have had my doubts and fears, I have been confronted with them a time or two and stared them straight in the face. But, let’s be real … nothing this amazing could ever come from comfort zones, That is why I have grown to love every single moment thus far – the awesome (and even the not so awesome) because these experiences are what shape us, help us grow, and teach us how to live more with intention.
And that my friends are exactly what I am up to – facing whatever life throws at me and making each second count. I learn something new every day from my clients, my family, and the many other talented and inspiring creatives I surround myself with. And, at the end of the day – seeing my client’s faces light up when they see their images for the first time is the greatest motivation there is.
Please tell us about The Bella Jade Collection Portrait Studio.
The Bella Jade Collection is a boutique portrait studio for women located in Phoenix Historic arts district where we specializing in fine art glamour and boudoir photography.
Known for celebrating beauty, practicing self-love, and for having a blast doing it – we offer our clients a boutique boudoir experience, guiding them every step of the way from what to wear how to pose, providing hair and make-up in studio and offering a curated ordering appointment where we select their final images together and craft them into finished artwork.
Our studio is dedicated to boudoir photography and our clients love the convenience and comfort of our very own private studio space and being pampered by our all women team – who can appreciate the courage it takes to book a boudoir session and are dedicated to showing women just how beautiful they really are.
Our aim is to empower women by capturing our clients feeling their most confident, creating the sexiest and most captivating portraits of themselves they have ever seen. We honest to goodness love what we do here and I am proud to extend an invitation to women of all shapes sizes and confidence levels, because every women is deserves to feel loved, sexy, and empowered.
- Address: 316 W. McDowell Rd Suite 101
Phoenix, AZ 85003
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