Victoria E. Cooke
Intimate Portrait Photographer
Weddings & Bridal Boudoir
Timeless, Romantic, Classic
Born and raised in Hollywood, California, I grew up admiring the iconic style of the 1940s and ‘50s. My grandparents worked for MGM Studios during the Golden Age of Hollywood, and I have vivid childhood memories of their Art Deco home, classic cars and elegant clothing. My signature style of photography draws from the images of Old Hollywood glamour, defined by such actresses as Rita Hayworth, Eva Gardner, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe.
I had the pleasure of working in front of the camera for 20 years, and I always knew it was only a matter of time before I would find myself behind the lens. For many years I was a model represented by the prestigious Wilhelmina Agency in New York and Los Angeles for high fashion ads, sports commercials and magazine covers such as Runner’s World and Fit Magazine. In 1980, Playboy Magazine featured me on their pages as Centerfold of the month Miss August 1980.
To satisfy my passion for sports while modeling, I worked as a fitness trainer at the studios of Richard Simmons and Jane Fonda where I had the opportunity to personally train many actors and actresses in Los Angeles, including Linda Evans. Eventually I found myself choreographing workout videos, namely Bruce Jenner's Winning Workout Video and later my own television series of Playboy Workouts.
From Cover Girl, Centerfold and Fitness Instructor to Wife, Mother, Stylist, Designer and now Photographer, my life experiences have been very empowering. I enjoy sharing these experiences with my clients and helping them discover their own feminine empowerment. I believe I have a gift for enhancing a person’s inherent beauty in my photographs. I also believe that every woman deserves to give herself the gift of Intimate Portrait Photography “Boudoir”.
Whether you are a Bride-to-Be or you simply want to capture the essence of your sensuality, the journey will be very empowering. Embrace yourself and the beauty around you!
I have trained with Sarah Coghill at the White Light Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark, studied Boudoir Education with Critsey Rowe, author of Boudoir” I am constantly improving my craft with training around the world studying with other world class photographer’s and workshops.
I love to forgo a studio set for a beautiful private out door location I call Nouveau Boudoir ®
I shoot in various locations in Europe and the U.S., from the forests of Copenhagen, to the Villa Gardens in Bellagio, Italy, to the white sand beaches of Florida's Gulf Coast.
Photo shoots generally take place either in beautiful outdoor locations in various parts of the world or on site at one of the “Leading Hotels of The World”