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Meet Desiree Johnson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Desiree Johnson.

Desiree, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
When I was younger, I was very insecure and self-conscious about myself which resulted in my mom putting me into modeling to help build my self-esteem. I fell in love with the creative outlet and ended up signing as a promotional model with an agency. I did this for a couple of years and constantly heard things that were wrong with me and not “right with me.” I got anywhere from “you’re too short” (I’m 5’2) to “you have hooded eyelids” to comments about my weight. Finally, I was fed up, quit, got married and moved into the medical field. While doing that I was definitely missing my creative outlet. I hated working for people, hated working very hard for little pay or appreciation so one day I bought a camera. I had no idea what I was doing, I experimented with newborn photography, wedding, kids, family…. everything except “boudoir.” One day, I had a friend beg me to do that so I did a session for her. Instantly I fell in love with the women empowerment it created! Ultimately that led me to do more beauty sessions and not boudoir and I moved towards product, business, personal brand…. really anything that made a women feel empowered leading me to where I am today.

Has it been a smooth road?
This has not been a smooth road and anyone who tells you it is lying to you. I’ve lost jobs along the way, I’ve lost friends, I’ve had individuals come at me for my personal brand claiming I am trying to recreate what they have. This has not been easy… BUT, it is worth it.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
I specialize in beauty, product, and personal branding. I love creating content aimed towards social media and generating sales for other companies. I love empowering women and helping them see how gorgeous and amazing they are.

I am most proud of how far I have come. I never thought that I would be living the life I dreamed of and making money off it…. but don’t worry there is more to come 😉

What sets me apart from others is that I am not a picture perfect person, I am a normal person and I am not trying to pretend I am not on social media. I believe I can make everyone leave a session feeling positive about themselves no matter their size, skin tones, outfit, etc.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Denver is a very competitive market, but if you can make yourself stick out, there is plenty of work for everyone. Just because a client hires me for my content doesn’t mean they don’t like someone else’s more.


  • Sessions start at $400
  • Weddings start at $2,000

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