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Sometimes It’s Ok to Put Yourself First

Sometimes It’s Ok to Put Yourself First

By putting yourself first, you automatically exhibit self-respect – and when you exhibit self-respect, others begin to respect you. You deserve to put yourself first, and you deserve respect. When others see that you treat yourself well, they are sure to follow suit....

Boudoir Business Tips: The Importance of Building a Photo Community

Boudoir Business Tips: The Importance of Building a Photo Community

You have immense creative talent, energy, and determination. You are following your passion and believe that it’s only a matter of time before you achieve your dreams. Then all of a sudden you run into a brick wall.  You’ve done all the right things, read the right...

Law of Attraction: The Importance of a Vision Board

Law of Attraction: The Importance of a Vision Board

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How to Take a Great Selfie

How to Take a Great Selfie

You are a wonderful creature, and sometimes you just need to share that fact. When there’s no one else to take your picture, and help you show the world (or that special someone) just how good you look, you have to do it yourself. But how do you capture the moment,...

Epic decade starts with Living a life fully self expressed

Epic decade starts with Living a life fully self expressed

It’s something we all want right?! Living a life fully self-expressed can come easy to some and extremely hard for most. Getting back to our child like carefree mind can be challenging especially if going back to those times cause you pain and bring back emotions that...

Human beings are visually stimulated creatures. Seeing is believing

Human beings are visually stimulated creatures. Seeing is believing

You know how in movies you’ll sometimes see someone babbling, because they’re flustered and nervous by the presence of another person, and the other person, without saying a word, will simply step forward and silence the babbling person with a kiss. And something...

Boudoir Photography Tips: Fun with Props

Boudoir Photography Tips: Fun with Props

Let’s face it, props can easily ruin a photo, transforming it into something kitschy and horrid in no time at all. Sometimes things just don’t work, and going with what’s simple and elegant is often all you need. But, when done well, props can be super fun, a slight...

Keeping it Sexy: Give him a taste of your naughty side

Keeping it Sexy: Give him a taste of your naughty side

Have you ever spent a long amount of time away from your special someone? I’m not talking about a girl’s night or a weekend out of town on business. I’m talking about weeks that drag into months. For some people, these months even turn into years. You might wonder how...

How to Make the Most of Your Boudoir Photography Session

How to Make the Most of Your Boudoir Photography Session

Normally I post Tuesdays about Boudoir photography tips for photographers, but today I’m going to do something a bit different. I’m going to focus on you, the person in front of the camera! Many people who book a boudoir session have never done it before. Perhaps they...

Ignite Your Fantasies

Ignite Your Fantasies

“Abandon the search for truth; settle for a good fantasy.” - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  We all have daydreams. They take us to faraway places and drop us into delicious circumstances. They allow us to escape for a little while from the often boring or under stimulating...

Skin Deep, and the Beauty that Lies Beyond It

Skin Deep, and the Beauty that Lies Beyond It

Sometimes people are beautiful.Not in looks.Not in what they say.Just in what they are. - Markus Zusak As a photographer, I have always been a great respecter of all types of beauty. I’ve worked with so many incredible people, individuals with so many different...

How to Start Feeling Sexy, Right Now

How to Start Feeling Sexy, Right Now

As women, we spend a lot of time in our heads analyzing everything, especially our bodies. We look in the mirror and wonder when that began to droop or think maybe we should have done crunches instead of eating that éclair. But all of this analyzing and self-criticism...

Boudoir Tips: Soft Light vs. Hard Light in Boudoir Photography

Boudoir Tips: Soft Light vs. Hard Light in Boudoir Photography

Shadows can make or break a photograph, they can be beautiful or they can be unflattering. When it comes to controlling light and shadow in boudoir photography, the last thing you want is to create sharp contrasts with harsh highlights and hard shadows. With intimate...

Boudoir Tips: How to have Fun with Props

Boudoir Tips: How to have Fun with Props

Let’s face it, props can easily ruin a photo, transforming it into something kitschy and horrid in no time at all. Sometimes things just don’t work, and going with what’s simple and elegant is often all you need. But, when done well, props can be super fun, a slight...

Are you Living in a Passionate State of Being?

Are you Living in a Passionate State of Being?

com • fort zonenoun 1. a place or situation where one feels safe or at ease and without stress.   Everyone says that there are two types of people in this world, and then they will go on to explain what those two things are. This is limiting to your humanity,...

Boudoir Business Tips:  The Secret to Sales

Boudoir Business Tips: The Secret to Sales

I’ve had this discussion with so many photographers. They tell me how they wish they could have someone else handle their sales so that they could just take pictures. If only it were so easy. Of course it isn’t. Being a Professional Photographer often has very little...

Inspirational Story: Love the Skin You’re In

Inspirational Story: Love the Skin You’re In

“Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.” - Steve Maraboli As women, each of us are guilty of being self-deprecating. We wake up in the morning, go to the mirror, inspect our bodies...

This could be you…

Just absolutely awesome! Marisa is truly talented and such is a great person. She made my first experience doing a boudoir photoshoot super comfortable and fun. Before even meeting Marisa she was so helpful with contacting me via email with tips for the shoot, recommendations for lingerie, etc. We even spoke over the phone to get to know one another. All I can say is Marisa is wonderful and I hope to work with her again. I truly enjoyed my time spent with her. -Annie