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MODEL / Hannah G

In Hannah G’s inaugural shoot, she and Jason Lee explored a captivating old dairy barn, lush meadows, and enchanting waterfalls. Serendipitously, they found a hidden hot spring, adding to the magic of the day. Little did they know then, this shoot marked a transformative milestone for Hannah, igniting a creative partnership that would flourish over time.

This was Hannah’s first shoot. We found amazing locations and as you probably know, I LOVE waterfalls! Over time, Hannah has become a muse with whom I have had the pleasure of working with on many occasions. What a great start to our friendship.

Jason Lee

You Are Golden


Navigating the Boise River, Briahna and Jason Lee venture to capture breathtaking body paint shots. Post-shoot, Briahna reflects on the experience, expressing gratitude for the fun-filled endeavor. Their collaborative effort yields stunning images, a testament to their shared creativity and adventurous spirit.

Here are her thoughts, post-shoot:

“Thank you. It was super fun. Took Forever to wash the paint out of my hair, but it was worth it!”


Grow Where You Are


Nicole and Jason Lee embarked on an adventure to the Camas Prairie Nature Preserve, aiming to capture the famed purple flowers as a backdrop. Despite being too late for the blooms, they improvised, embracing the windy conditions and utilizing the swaying grasses for a captivating body paint shoot, resulting in stunning imagery amidst nature’s embrace.

I think Nicole makes a great looking super hero. She is definitely out here saving the day!

Jason Lee

Dreaming Out Loud


Braving the chill of the Great Boise Snopocalypse, we ventured into a winter wonderland to capture some truly magical moments. Despite the frozen streets and slippery conditions, our determination and sense of adventure prevailed as we made photographic history in the snow-covered parkland.

Amidst the frosty landscape, we crafted stunning shots that radiated E B’s unique energy and style. And as if on cue, God treated us to a glimpse of the beauty of the winter wonderland with the appearance of a majestic deer.

It was 15 degrees! Most people were staying indoors, but E B and I thought it was a fine time to navigate Snopocalypse through the frozen solid streets to a beautiful parkland. Mix in one part adventure, two parts motivation and we knocked out some stunning shots in the snow!

Jason Lee

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Sing This to Me Slow


Exploring creative avenues with Ally, Jason Lee delves into experimental body paint for their shoot, one of her preferred ideas. Utilizing a “paint pour” technique with metallic and white biodegradable paints and glycerin, they craft visually stunning compositions. Jason finds joy in outdoor body painting, where art meets nature, leaving behind ephemeral masterpieces captured only in final photos, a testament to the beauty of temporary artistry.

When discussing options for our shoot with Ally, she said that the ideas that stood out to her most were experimental body paint and hot springs. In this post, I’ll share the body paint section. It turned out really cool! I did a “paint pour” style What do you think?

Jason Lee

Life Begins at the Intersection

MODEL / Meagan

In the serene surroundings of the Boise National Forest, Jason Lee captures the essence of Meagan’s first-time nude shoot. Meagan reflects on the experience, describing it as simultaneously freeing and terrifying, yet ultimately empowering. She challenges societal norms around body shame and the sexualization of nudity, advocating for self-acceptance and the celebration of individual beauty. Through her words, Meagan encourages others to embrace their uniqueness and allow their true selves to be seen, echoing the sentiment that everyone deserves to feel liberated and appreciated in their own skin.

Meagan and I actually chatted for a few years before this shoot took place. We were finally able to get our schedules aligned and I took her to a little place I like to call Burnt Creek. It had been ravaged by a forest fire at least a decade ago, but life is slowly returning to the area. This was Meagan’s first shoot and it turned out really special. You can’t fake the joy that fills a person’s spirit when they connect with beauty and being seen as a whole person, just as created.


“Participating in a nude shoot is one of the most freeing, yet terrifying experiences… but only because it’s doing something you’ve NEVER done. Being comfortable in front of a camera with clothes can be challenging, so a nude shoot really opens your mind to many possibilities. The human body is beautiful and is only sexualized because we body shame and hide ourselves away, constantly. I am grateful for clothes during the right circumstances, (like weather conditions or formal gatherings) however, I strongly believe hiding ourselves so much and all the time, has in truth also enabled us to hide away… not only our unique bodies, but also our minds. Allow Beauty TO BE SEEN. EVERYONE IS UNIQUE!”


Honest Song to Sing

MODEL / Kaitlin

In collaboration with the bold and beautiful Kaitlin, Jason Lee captures a transformative journey of self-liberation. Reflecting on societal pressures to conform to narrow standards of beauty, Kaitlin bravely challenges these norms, recognizing her body as a sacred vessel rather than a source of shame. Through the empowering experience of shedding inhibitions and embracing her natural self, Kaitlin finds newfound freedom and confidence, defying societal judgments to reclaim ownership of her body and mind.

Here’s what she said about this shoot:

A few words on the experience… I’ve always been told that my body should be kept “sacred.” I’ve also been told that my body should look a certain way, that I will only be liked if my body fits a specific set of standards. I’ve spent my whole life trying to fit those standards and the ironic thing is that when I did, no one would have ever known that because I hid my body. I hid my body because I was taught it wasn’t ok to be shown and that if it was, I was creating a negative image for myself and was being “provocative.”
Through this experience, I was surprisingly able to let that all go and it was one of the most empowering experiences of my life. My body is a vessel for which my soul resides. It is nothing to be shameful about. It’s ironic because when my body fit society’s standards, I hid it. But now that my body has changed into something that can’t fit into a size 00, I was able to show it off more. That right there is amazing to me. Once you take away the judgments from society about a body being a sexual object and let yourself be free in your body, you feel free in your mind.


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Awaken All My Soul

MODEL / Katie H

Amidst the tranquil beauty of the Boise River, Jason Lee and model Katie H embark on a transformative shoot. Katie admits to initial nerves, but Jason’s reassuring presence alleviates her anxiety. As they explore the scenic park, Katie confronts internalized notions of modesty, finding liberation in embracing her natural self. Jason’s patience and guidance empower Katie to shed inhibitions, resulting in stunning images that mark her favorite shoot yet. 

Katie says:

My shoot was amazing. I was definitely nervous because I had never done that kind of concept before. I felt anxious driving out to our location, and when I pulled up at the park, I really wasn’t sure what to expect.

Luckily, you arrived right then and I was reassured to see a normal, nice guy get out of the car. We introduced ourselves and made some small talk and I could feel myself relaxing a little bit. Like from an 70% stress level to a 50%. We talked through some outfit choices and posing ideas and I steadily felt more confident.

The location was so beautiful! The park was just like a forest with a gorgeous river and lots of plants and stuff. I felt like some kind of Pocahontas or something and it was really fun. But there was definitely some part of me that was holding back. My whole life as a woman I have been trained to behave “modestly.” To hide my body for fear of offending someone else.

It was insanely hard to fight this internal battle throughout the shoot. I know this inner struggle made me more difficult to shoot.

But you were great the whole time. Reassuring me, helping with my posing, and most of all having the patience to help me embrace my most natural self.

Your final product is stunning, I can honestly say this is my favorite shoot! ❤

Katie H

Katie had so much fun that she asked me if I would do an artistic nude shoot of her and her sister. Here’s a link!

Break the Silence


Despite the dreary skies caused by fires across the Pacific Northwest, Jason Lee and model J find beauty amidst the haze. The smoke acts as a natural light box, casting a soft, diffused glow that enhances the colors and features of both the environment and the model. In this unique setting, they capture stunning images that transcend the atmospheric conditions, showcasing the resilience and allure of their collaboration.

J’s beauty rises amidst the smoky skies. I love her spunky attitude!

Jason Lee

Shadows Hiding from the Light


Amidst the ruins of an ancient golf course clubhouse, Jason Lee captures the ethereal beauty of Noelle bathed in sunlight. Despite the obstacles of nature reclaiming the space, the sun’s rays pierce through the forest, illuminating the scene with a celestial glow. Noelle’s spontaneous presence, initially a companion to another model’s shoot, seamlessly transitions her into the spotlight. Jason’s ability to seize the moment and embrace unexpected opportunities results in a mesmerizing composition that transcends the boundaries of time and space.

In a beam of sunlight… you never know who you’re going to meet! Noelle came along as a friend on a different model’s shoot. Before long, she was in front of the camera too! It never hurts to ask.

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Another Day Begins

MODEL / Kinsey

In the serene embrace of nature, model Kinsey and photographer Jason Lee embark on a peaceful nude shoot, capturing the beauty of the human form amidst the tranquil surroundings. For some, anonymity is preferred, and Jason respects their decision, ensuring a safe and comfortable space for expression. Despite the inability to show their faces online due to social reasons, Kinsey and others like her remain undeterred, their courage and commitment shining through in every frame. Through their collaboration, Jason and Kinsey create a series of evocative images that celebrate the beauty of anonymity and the freedom of self-expression in nature’s embrace.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. There are always ways to accomplish a beautiful artistic nude shoot, even if everything can’t be shared publicly.

Jason Lee

Breathing In

MODEL / Taylor

In a memorable milestone, model Taylor and photographer Jason Lee embark on Jason’s very first artistic nude shoot, marking the beginning of a journey filled with great memories and countless stories. Taylor’s enthusiasm and curiosity light up the shoot, infusing it with a sense of excitement and joy. Though the full story may be reserved for a future book, the experience is one to be cherished and remembered fondly. Through their collaboration, Jason and Taylor capture moments of beauty and vulnerability, celebrating the human form in its purest and most artistic expression.

This was my first artistic nude shoot. Great memories for so many reasons. One day I’ll share the full story in a book, but for now, ask me in person and I’ll share the tale.

Jason Lee

For the Kingdom Come

MODEL / Leia

In a serene collaboration, model Leia finds her center amidst the tranquil embrace of nature, practicing nude yoga poses on the ground beneath a towering live oak tree in New Orleans’ City Park. Captured by photographer Jason Lee, Leia’s graceful movements and serene presence harmonize with the earthy surroundings, evoking a sense of peace and tranquility. Against the backdrop of the ancient oak’s sprawling branches, Jason’s lens immortalizes Leia’s connection to the natural world, celebrating her beauty, strength, and inner balance. Through their partnership, they create a series of captivating images that embody the timeless beauty and serenity of the yoga practice amidst the beauty of the outdoors.

Leia had never climbed a tree before in her life. Turned out she’s a natural and, of course, a natural beauty!

Jason Lee

I See Everything Clear


In a vibrant collaboration, model Kylie brings boundless enthusiasm to a body paint shoot with photographer Jason Lee. Embracing the playful spirit of the occasion, Kylie infused the session with energy and excitement. Joined by two equally spirited friends, the shoot transforms into a lively celebration of friendship and creativity. Jason captures the essence of each individual, both in solo shots and group compositions, highlighting the unique personalities that make the trio shine. Through his lens, Jason immortalizes the joy and camaraderie shared among Kylie and her friends, turning a simple shoot into an unforgettable experience filled with laughter and spontaneity.

Body paint is so fun – especially when you have an enthusiastic model like Kylie! Kylie is the kind of ringleader I love. She brought two fun friends with her, Rachel and Brooke, and we had a blast shooting them individually and then as a group.

Jason Lee
artistic nude photograph by Jason Lee

You Alone can Break my Fall – Uninhibited Self-Expression with Mayye


In the realm of photography, there exists a powerful symbiosis between the model and the photographer, a dance of creativity and expression that unfolds frame by frame. In the case of Mayye and Jason Lee, this dynamic partnership transcends the conventional boundaries of the art form, igniting sparks of confidence, spontaneity, and uninhibited self-expression.

As Mayye steps into the spotlight of Jason Lee’s lens, she sheds not only her inhibitions but also her clothes, baring her natural form with an electrifying sense of liberation. It’s a moment of raw vulnerability, yet it’s imbued with an undeniable aura of confidence and self-assurance. With each click of the shutter, Mayye’s essence is captured in all its unadulterated glory, a testament to her fearless embrace of her own beauty and uniqueness.

For Jason Lee, Mayye is not just another subject to photograph; she is a muse, a source of inspiration, and an embodiment of the uninhibited spirit he seeks to capture in his work. Her spontaneity and willingness to push boundaries resonate deeply with him, making her one of the most enjoyable collaborators he’s ever encountered. In Mayye, he finds a kindred spirit—a fellow artist who shares his passion for capturing the fleeting moments of life with authenticity and gusto.

Their shoot by the tranquil shores of the lake becomes a canvas upon which their vibrant energy and camaraderie are painted in vivid strokes. Against the backdrop of nature’s serene beauty, Mayye’s presence electrifies the scene, infusing it with a palpable sense of vitality and joie de vivre. With each pose and gesture, she exudes a magnetic charm that captivates the viewer, inviting them to join her in celebrating the joy of being alive.

What sets Mayye apart as a model is not just her physical beauty, but her inner radiance—a luminous quality that shines through in every photograph. It’s the sparkle in her eyes, the curve of her smile, the graceful arch of her body—all brought to life by Jason Lee’s masterful lensmanship. Together, they create images that transcend mere visual representation, evoking emotions and telling stories that resonate on a deeply personal level.

As soon as we got to the shore of the lake where we were going to shoot, Mayye pulled off her t-shirt and dropped her gym shorts, revealing all of her naked glory. She was ready to model and is one of the spunkiest, fun people I’ve worked with.

Jason Lee

In the world of fashion and glamour, where perfection is often equated with beauty, Mayye and Jason Lee dare to challenge the status quo. They celebrate imperfection, embracing the flaws and quirks that make each individual unique. For them, beauty lies not in conformity, but in authenticity; not in hiding behind masks, but in revealing one’s true self to the world.

As the sun sets on their lakeside shoot, casting a golden glow over the water, Mayye and Jason Lee share a moment of quiet satisfaction. They’ve created something special together—something that transcends the boundaries of art and touches the soul. In Mayye’s fearless embrace of her own truth, and Jason Lee’s keen eye for capturing the essence of that truth, they’ve forged a partnership that is as timeless as it is exhilarating. And as they pack up their gear and prepare to depart, they know that this is just the beginning of a journey filled with creativity, passion, and boundless possibility.

artistic moody photo by Jason Lee

Yesterday is a Wrinkle on Your Forehead


Jason Lee’s photography session with Brigette becomes a testament to navigating emotions through art. Despite years of scheduling attempts, their shoot finally aligns on a rainy day. Undeterred by the downpour, they embark on a wet hike to a steamy river location. However, Brigette’s unexpected decision to remain clothed instead of proceeding with artistic nudes poses a dilemma for Jason. Faced with disappointment and disillusionment, Jason confronts his emotions, ultimately choosing to embrace the day’s somber atmosphere as their thematic backdrop. The resulting images encapsulate the raw intensity of their shared experience, inviting viewers to connect with the emotional journey captured by Jason’s lens.

Standing there dripping wet — after setting aside a full day to shoot and planning this off and on for three years — I wanted to give up. Honestly, I was feeling a lot of negative emotions. I like to use this shoot as an example sometimes of how you can work through your own emotions as a photographer through art. The effects of the gloomy day were working on both of us, so we decided to use those powerful emotions as our theme. Can you feel it in the images?

Jason Lee


Today is All You’ve Got Now


In their collaborative session, KT’s professional yet enthusiastic approach meshes seamlessly with Jason Lee’s vision, yielding captivating art. Amidst the warmth of the sun and the cool embrace of the river, they craft moments of beauty. KT’s suggestion to play in the mud adds a playful twist, infusing the shoot with spontaneity. Lee adeptly captures this blend of professionalism and playfulness, resulting in photographs that exude both artistry and joy.

The sun was warm, the water in the river was refreshing and KT and I made some beautiful art… It was so fun to capture the inner child in the last set as she frolicked in the muddy river bank. 🙂

Jason Lee
artistic black and white portrait by Jason Lee

Everything You Dreamed


At the end of Jason Lee’s photography session with model Jessi, the photoshoot took on a mesmerizing dimension against the backdrop of an old plantation slave church, adorned with hand-painted faux stained glass windows. These unique windows provided an enchanting and unconventional setting, adding depth and intrigue to Jessi’s nude portraits. Lee’s skillful capture of Jessi against this fascinating backdrop lends a timeless and ethereal quality to the photographs, elevating the artistic essence of the shoot.

You could see the 200 year old brush strokes in the painted windows. There was such a peaceful calm in the building where people have wondered and worshipped for so many years.

Jason Lee

More than this World


Amidst the eerie stillness of an abandoned trailer, Jason Lee finds inspiration in the juxtaposition of desolation and beauty. With Lellen as his muse, they embark on a journey to create art amidst the haunting surroundings. Against the backdrop of cracked walls and peeling paint, Lellen’s radiant presence adds a touch of ethereal beauty to the scene. Together, they weave a narrative that transcends the decrepit confines of the trailer, transforming it into a canvas for their creativity. Through Jason’s lens, the eerie yet captivating atmosphere of their collaboration is immortalized, a testament to the power of art to find beauty in the most unexpected places.

Creepy abandoned trailer? Check.
Beautiful model? Check.
Time to make some art!

Jason Lee

Your Love is Strong


Jason Lee reflects on the dynamic collaboration with Crystal M, noting the intriguing influence of her props on the shoot’s narrative. With large square sunglasses and a vibrant scarf, Crystal embodies a nude spirit reminiscent of iconic figures like Elvis or Elton John, exuding a playful and theatrical energy. Yet, with the addition of a jacket, a book, and studious lenses, the story takes a dramatic turn, evoking a sense of intellectual depth and introspection. Through Crystal’s versatility and the transformative power of props, the shoot becomes a captivating exploration of different personas and narratives, showcasing the creative synergy between model and photographer.

And for an even more introspective and fascinating set, check out the Trash the Dress shoot I did with Crystal.

Jason Lee