The nest

December 8, 2016

You can do anything you set your mind to, is what my Mama always told me. Even though it’s ingrained in my mind, I can often forget it. That’s why I love to write my dreams, my goals down, so I can circle back and see what I have manifested.

Before we were told we had to move out of our home and few months ago I wrote my dreams down. I forgot about till I found it the other day. It’s been three weeks since moving and I have not been this happy in a long time. I keep pinching myself because I still can’t believe it’s it’s real. Now that I see what I what I wrote, I can’t help but think I must have created this sudden move to remove us from the comfort zone of compliance that we were living in. I can’t help but think, damn Marisa, look how powerful you are. You created what you wanted and beyond.

This what I wrote…

I dream of being surrounded by nature and beauty. I dream of having my own garden and lots of fruits and veggies. I dream of getting up every day and sitting in my garden to write and meditate. I dream of having lots of dinner parties, and a place where my friends and I can dance the night away. I dream of being closer to the people I love and my studio.

Finding a place surrounded by nature in Los Angeles is not an easy task, but here I am, by my will and gumption, sitting here on my beautiful meditation nook, overlooking my garden, over a 2 acre lot, with papaya, lemon, lime, and orange trees. Butterflies, squirrels, birds are all around me.  Not only am I surrounded by nature and beauty, I’m down the street from one of my best friends, and 10 minutes from my studio.

My heart is exploding with gratitude and I just wanted to take a moment to remind you, just in case you forgot, you can do anything you put your mind to. Write it down, declare to the universe, feel the sense of joy like you already received it, then let the magic unfold!

Say hello to THE NEST, and my new beginning! I’m sure I will be shooting here often!

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Destination boudoir: Shed your Inhibitions at Your Holiday Destination

December 7, 2016

I love exploring the different facets of boudoir. And the more I put the concept under the lens of observation, the more it grows, evolves and teases me with possibilities. The sky’s literally the limit.

The Gladdest Moment In Human Life, Me Thinks, Is A Departure Into Unknown Lands.

destination boudoir 

I completely agree with the quote by Sir Richard Burton.

I am a footloose fancy free traveler for whom more than the décor, the design, the food and the extravagance the sheer pleasure of making forays into lands unknown (or at least less visited) holds the charm. When I chance upon a beautiful little niche on a beach where the sun is shining just right and the glittering glimmering sand is beckoning me into its embrace, I want to whip out my camera and start shooting.

I find myself more creative. I find myself bolder and empowered. And if I can’t coax any of my girlfriends into posing for my inner, insatiable shutterbug, I take the clothes off myself!

And that is why I urge all the ladies out there to really think about destination boudoir.

Why Should You Shed Your Inhibitions at Your Holiday Destination? 

Basically boudoir on the go or destination boudoir involves pampering yourself with an intimate photography session when you are on a vacation. Why would you want to do that?

  • Well, for starters when you are on a leave, you are in the mindset for fun. You have actually blocked dates from your busy schedule for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. This mood translates oh so well into sizzling and intense clicks. You are not thinking about your next presentation or the kids or even the boyfriend. You can just focus on the diva within and let her out.
  • Destination boudoir works wonders for the backdrop. Come on….if you have chosen to travel to some exotic loan inanimate hills, valleys and waves as memories. Become an inextricable part of them!
  • There is such a shift in the way women think when they opt for intimate sessions away from their home city. I have seen it in my clients over and over again. It is as if the judgments, the oppression and the hesitance are left behind. You can take on a new persona. Try out different things! Be who you want to be without apologies.

There are just a few things you should keep in mind though.

Do due diligence on the photographer you choose. Face time her on Skype and ensure that you are comfortable working with her vibes. Otherwise what is supposed to be a once in a lifetime high will turn into a drag. You don’t want that.

If you are doing this abroad, make sure that the clicks will be ready by the time you leave. Otherwise there is no point in going through with the preparations.

Ensure that the area where you will be shooting is conducive to intimate sessions. Read up on the location and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Go ahead ladies – give it a shot.

Flying by Los Angeles any time soon? I would love to bring out your sexy on the El Matador Beach or under the waterfalls of the Arboretum. It will be amazing!



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Sexy Sundays

December 4, 2016

Don’t just kiss me darling. Steal my very breath
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Dear Santa, Define Naughty

December 3, 2016

Holiday boudoir quickie

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Holiday Boudoir Quickies

December 2, 2016

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Now I know we all have a million and one things to do and if you are anything like me, you wish you were just booking a trip to paradise and spending the holiday drinking from coconuts and laying on the beach.

Holidays make us a little crazy and let’s be honest probably a little cleaned out, so this year I wanted to do something a little different. I thought a holiday quickie was the perfect answer and a prefect way to catch up with old clients and meet some new ones.

We are making it festive so there will be a fun holiday set with snow, twinkle lights, props and stockings to make this the sexiest stocking stuffer he’s ever seen.

Holiday Boudoir Quickies will be Dec 13th and 14th from 5-10 pm

Sessions are only $100 and come with two high resolution retouched photos in time for Christmas. The photoshoot is 20 min long and you will receive a digital gallery of images to choose from.

25% of all proceeds from our holiday boudoir promo will go to Operation Smile, my favorite charity

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