Hey! I'm Jacqui.

Jacqui Smith - Photographer
Jacqui Smith - Photographer
Jacqui Smith - Photographer

I am one of two photographers at Floating Leaf Studios, a wedding and boudoir studio located in downtown Helena, Montana. My business card would read: Photographer. Real Life Pirate. Professional Friend. Sex Coach. Coffee Date Specialist. Self Love Activist.

A 5th generation Montanan, I married my high school sweetheart Russell. We have four children- Zion, Roan, Adelei, and Olivia and a petting zoo worth of animals.

I have two tattoos- one small one on my wrist that says “you’re enough” and one large thigh tattoo of wildflowers. I'm an open book and have no problem talking about the stuff that no one talks about because let's be honest, we actually do want to talk about it.

I curse like a pirate, I am an introvert, I love fresh cut flowers. Coffee is my life blood. I'm awkward and quirky and loyal to a fault. I like warm hugs. And I love to laugh. A lot. And talk. A lot a lot.

Jacqui Smith - Photographer
Jacqui Smith - Photographer

Can we get raw for just a second? I've been in the trenches of self-loathing and struggle with knowing my own worth on a daily basis. From a young age, I have had very low self-esteem.  Sometimes to the point where I can‘t bring myself to leave the house because I am afraid of what people might think of me.  I often wonder if I am enough or even if the world would be better without me. At times, depression and anxiety seem to cripple me.

In my life, the moments where I have felt the most self love, have been during my own boudoir sessions. I want you to have that powerful experience too.

I am here to show you how much you are loved, how you are more than enough, that you have a special place on this earth just like me and just like the woman next to us. And let's be honest, to show you how f$#!-ing amazing and beautiful and strong you really are!

Welcome to our family, our tribe, our sisterhood. We are passionate about our self love journeys, we are authentic and real, we protect and cheer on one another. This is your safe place to be you. Welcome home friend.

Garrett and Jacqui