ABOUT MARISA2018-04-25T17:56:55+00:00

ABOUT MARISA

WELCOME!

Hello I am Marisa Leigh… Living my dream as Photographer. Artist. & Creator. I am a visual artist who is committed to exploring everything it means to be a woman.  I like to portray women at their most beautiful…. capturing their confidence, elegance and that imperceptible je-ne-sais-quoi that is so effortlessly sexy.

My dream behind Intimately yours, by Marisa Leigh is to rouse and inspire. This is a journey; for some it is a mountain to traverse, and for others, it is a walk in the park. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, my hope is that you live a passionate successful life! If reading some posts on my blog motivates you to make a positive change, or if scheduling a Photography Shoot with me pushes you through a personal obstacle, then I’ve achieved my mission.  

Sessions with me are brimming with laughter and easygoing conversation.  And that sometimes elusive sensual side within all women seems to come shining through when they work with me.  Simply put, with Marisa Leigh, you are guaranteed to have one of the very best experiences you’ve ever had. Marisa creates a unique space for your self love, self respect, and self expression to light up.  Her goal is blow her clients minds, each and every time, and to leave a lasting impression of how great it feels to be vulnerable. To do something a little scary and come out the other side feeling alive and more at peace with the beautiful body you wake up with everyday. 

As a child I was severely bullied and shamed. I have often made myself small, fearing that I would never be smart enough, or good enough to have the dreams I truly desired. Even after 18 years of self development courses, classes, books, and therapy, I still struggle, as most of us do with just being enough…

The art I am driven and so love to create comes from a deep place, a compass that always moving me towards more self love, self respect, and self expression, and my goal and life mission is to share that with as many women as I can!

I hope you are next!

Dedicated to creating fresh and memorable images for my clients, I have traversed the globe in search of the most unique, off the beaten path corners of the world to fine-tune my abundant stock of inspiration. Rock climbing, bungee jumping, snowboarding, and mountaineering are a few of my adrenaline junkie pastimes. Always looking for the next thrill, I even filmed a dramatic skydiving jump clad only in lingerie! This daredevil maneuver was all in the name of Female Empowerment for my “BE BOLD” movement. I demand that I always be inspired in life, so that passion will resonate in my work.

I have specialized in creative portrait photography for more than a decade since I trained at the prestigious Brooks Institute of Photography, where I received my BA in Commercial Photography. My unique editorial work with celebrity clients has been featured in Maxim, Angeleno Magazine, and the Santa Barbara New Press, to name a few.  I also have shot album covers and other promotional materials for Geffen Records, Warner Music Group, and Bravo TV.

Whether I’m shooting boudoir, glamour, dance or fine art, I am always looking to out do myself. If you hire me to photograph you, I can promise you that you will receive the best I have to give! I like to think of my clients as lifetime friends and creating relationships with the people that support my passion is just as important to me as creating photos they will cherish forever.

Thank you for visiting! I hope you come back to see what new adventures and projects I am working on.