Tacoma Photographer - About “Berry”

Hello there!!  

You’ve been thinking about doing this awhile now, right? What has stopped you? Losing ten more pounds? Not knowing how to do your makeup? Not sure what to wear? I’ve got you girl! 

I am sure you probably have some questions for me and I’ll do my best to answer them all! I know your questions go far beyond logistics, like...can you pose me to hide my tummy or arms or whatever? Yes. Yes I can. But, know this...you are GORGEOUS just the way you are right now!! You are your own version of perfect and as a top PNW photographer, I’ll show you just that! 

Local to Tacoma, Olympia, Seattle, Lacey, JBLM, Spanaway, Puyallup, Lakewood, Gig Harbor, and more!

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My love for this comes from building confidence in another person by showing them their beauty and uniqueness!

There is something so rewarding about seeing and hearing the excitement and pride in my clients when they view their photographs!

Hearing phrases like "Is that really me?" or "I've never felt so sexy!" or "They're great!! Definitely turning myself on looking at them!" (hahaha! now THAT is self love!) is such a reward!

I am passionate about delivering people to a place of self-love and acceptance! 

My Tacoma area boudoir photography is for every person who has ever looked in the mirror and thought that they weren’t good enough, or pretty enough, or handsome enough, or _____ enough……

In reality, YOU ARE ENOUGH! You are more than enough, you are AMAZING! Pretty, handsome, thin, curvy, beautiful!!! I promise you that I will show you that! 

Wives, mothers, sisters, friends, grandmothers...my photography is for ALL women. 

Husbands, fathers, brothers, friends, grandfathers….my photography is for ALL men. 

All genders!

Brides, grooms, maternity, fantasy, and more!

ANYONE...my photography is for ANYONE, regardless of shape, age, size, or anything else! 

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So hi! I’m Ericka Hampton, a top Boudoir, Male Boudoir, and Couples photographer in the Tacoma area!

While that’s my real name, many of my friends simply call me Berry

Yes, I got the name Strawberry from my hair color.

I have an amazing studio in the Tacoma Area! You'll love it! I have been doing boudoir for several years and am always trying to learn and expand more and be able to offer my clients the absolute best!!

I am sure I’m supposed to write something amazing about myself here, but in reality, I’m just a very laid back and fun person...oh, and I love music!

And food!

And wine!

And my friends!

And travelling!

And the gym!

And making people laugh!

And REAL smiles!

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I’m a mom of two amazing kids! My babies, and yes, I'll always call them that, are the best! My daughter is spunky and spicy, but respectful and fun and just so damn cool. She is body positive and accepting and loving of all people. She is very into roller derby and her friends and she is highly artistic and smart! My son is smart and funny. He is kind and big hearted and doesn't like to hurt people's feelings, but is easily hurt himself. He loves deeply and quickly. He is into many sports and loves his electronics!

They both still love morning snuggles with mom, especially with the dog involved. They both know that momma takes photos of people and makes them feel incredible about themselves. They also both know how hard I work with my clients and they have patience for me to the Nth degree. They are both in sports and know that I am doing my best to get them where they need to go! Sometimes it's difficult but it's always worth it!

As a long term, previous, military spouse, I have lived all over the place! I grew up in the Midwest and I have lived all over the Southeast, Alaska, and now here!

I love to travel, hang out with friends, cook, listen to music! I have an inappropriate sense of humor and love to have a great time! We always have so much fun in the studio and we will become friends, for sure! I'm your biggest hype girl and I love that I get to watch you fall in love with yourself!

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When it comes down to it, I just love to get to know people. I love to listen to your stories, learn your likes and dislikes, find out more about YOU. This way I can also customize a session for you!! 

I guess I’ve probably said quite a bit here!! 

Long and short of it is that I’m over the moon excited to work with you! Are you ready to book your session? Click here to contact me and we will get your phone consultation set up right away!!

"It was an amazing experience, and self confidence boost."


I’m not sexy...I need to lose weight...I’m not a model?

I combined these because they are all basically the same question.


I am not going to throw you in front of the camera and just say “act sexy”.
My job is to show and coach you through posing that is flattering to YOUR body and to YOU.. My job is to hide that 10lbs you want to lose with posing! Trust me on this...cameras don’t add pounds...photographers do...BUT I WON’T!

Do you provide outfits?

I do have many items in my client closet, however, the best option is whatever makes you feel sexy, whether that is lingerie or a button down shirt or cute socks or nothing or anything in between!

Can I bring a friend to the photoshoot?

Of course you can bring a cheerleader to our party! Bringing one friend is wonderful and can create the best smiles!! I will say this though...it is probably best that if you are doing these for a significant other...leave them at home! Let this be a surprise for them!

Please follow my rules on guests:
~Over 18 years old
~Give me notification at least 24 hours BEFORE your session
~If the person cannot be encouraging and is critical or cynical, they will be asked to leave.

What is your policy on alcohol?

I will provide a choice of beverage to you, but limited to no more than 2 drinks. I understand it can help you to relax and celebrate, but we also don’t want sleepy eyes (and for that, I also ask that you do not consume marijuana prior to our session) or blotchy, red skin.

I want you to have fun! And I want you to love your photos...so let’s find a beautiful balance!

Do you Photoshop my images?

Absolutely! What professional photographer wouldn’t!?!
That being said...I will eliminate break-outs, bruises, or any other non permanent issues a person is having (unless they want to share them with the world), but I will NOT “slim” anyone digitally...and with my posing coaching, I won’t have to!
I will enhance your images, but I will not make you look like...not you! I want you to see the strength, power, sexiness you already possess!
Please remember when preparing for your session, that I will do some light blending for tanlines (or burn lines), but will not eliminate them entirely. I have a spray tanning expert that I recommend to help with this if necessary, prior to your session.

Do you have a studio or will you come to my home?

Yes and Yes!!!

I have a dedicated boudoir studio in my home with a full bathroom and changing area. I also will travel to your home if that makes you more comfortable! To do this, we will need a few video sessions to prep things, but I’ve never had an issue going on location!

Do you do location/destination shoots?

I love to shoot outdoors and on location! I have done photoshoots at

~Clients homes
~Fancy hotels
~Cheap hotels
~Open Fields
~With Cars
~In Cars
~In the snow
~Bath Boudoir
~Kink Events

I have also traveled to other cities and states for destination photoshoots. Oftentimes these end up being the girls night in parties.

Contact me for more details!

Will you share my photos online?

Not without your permission. Period.

I encourage everyone to allow me to share some or all of their images and their story to help inspire others, but I would never pressure you to do so. What we shoot together is yours, first and foremost and I will respect whatever choices you make on the matter!

What is your policy on nudity?

Well….get naked if you want!! Be as bare as you dare, but nudity is never required!

I have photographed from completely dressed to completely nude and I can tell you...you can look sexy in any level of dress (or undress) you are comfortable with! Some women and men prefer ‘implied’ nude where they appear nude, but their private bits are concealed by pose, props, or sheets. In fact, a ‘white sheet’ session (in bed, nude with sheets) is a very popular choice for many!

When shooting Erotic / Kink / Couples, how open are you?

Please see my Portfolio for samples and contact me for more information. I am probably one of the most “open” photographers that you will ever meet!

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