3 Things You Should Totally Focus on in Boudoir Shoots

June 20, 2017

Working Your Assets: 3 Things You Should Totally Focus on in Boudoir Shoots

Every woman has a stand-out feature.

That one thing which makes her unique and beautiful. For some it can be the electric smile. For others it may be the lithe frame. I believe that what the world tags “imperfection” is actually the essence of who you are. Because it saves you from the disaster of conforming to socially accepted standards.

Believe me, it is absolutely overrated.

But having said that, I with my two decades of aesthetic photography experience find that a few oft ignored aspects of a woman’s body translate into pure magic when it comes to intimate clicks.

Some of what I will be suggesting is obvious. But I have my own take on these evergreen assets.

Others don’t always find place of prominence in boudoir shoots and it is such a waste of feminine charms.

So without further ado, here we go  

1. The Tresses: Boudoir is all about body positivity. But a woman often ends up neglecting her cascade of curls. Yes, there is a desultory session of “hair and makeup” accompanying almost every intimate session, but I am not talking about ensuring that the strands don’t mess with your sexy smoulder. I am talking about highlighting that mane. I am talking about imbuing this rather inanimate part of you with your personality. I have developed an appreciation for my clients’ tresses because I have shot many convalescing cancer patients who have lost theirs due to chemotherapy. And when I have some to work with, I make it a point to capture at least one click where the wild, tangled, uninhibited backdrop serves to tell the story of emancipation!

You express your emotions through your hair. Think about it. The flick when you aren’t in the mood for BS. The coy twirls when you want to appeal and seduce. The reserved bun when you want to come across as competent. Give your tresses the attention they deserve and put the spotlight on them.

3 Things You Should Totally Focus on in Boudoir Shoots2. The Peepers: The pout. It has had its fair share of the limelight. From the rage of the duck faced selfie to the ballads by lovelorn poets who compared the lips of the beloveds to nectar from heaven, they are the hallmark of everything “sexy”.

Eyes are celebrated too. But mostly in the context of traditional beauty standards.

What people miss is the fact that the peepers are the windows to the soul and they can magnetize a boudoir click, taking it to the next level. No you don’t need to have the perfect set of lashes or the arching eyebrow. Your coloring doesn’t have to be exotic.

If you can invite the camera in and allow it to shoot your authenticity – radiating from your eyes, you will have a photo to cherish.

A toned body sags with time. A perfect blemishless visage may wrinkle. But the eyes – or rather the emotions they can convey never age. Eyes are eternal.

Ask your shutterbug to capture this magic – touched with mystery, desire, triumph or just the plain declaration, “I am Enough”.

Just try it!

3 Things You Should Totally Focus on in Boudoir Shoots


3. The Derriere: What am I talking about? The bum isn’t a neglected asset. If anything, it is overexposed. From Jennifer Lopez to Kim Kardashian to Nicki Minaj, a prominent derriere is the ticket to paparazzi paradise.

3 Things You Should Totally Focus on in Boudoir Shoots

Well yes and that is why I want you to view it differently.

Don’t be satisfied with the customary “grabbing the bum” shot. Or a pose that isolates it from the rest of the body and makes it an object of lust.

No…work with someone who knows how to use your derriere to give exquisite shape to your form. Play with light and shadows to create the crests and troughs that are unique to women.

It might be tempting to use a stock pose and be done with it. But Boudoir isn’t about following the herd. It has always been about your individuality. And with the world turning to this art form for expression en masse, true intimate photography connoisseurs know that it is more important than ever before to make your own mark.

And now it’s your turn. I am eager to know your take on this topic?

What spells boudoir magic for you?

Which part of your body would you like to celebrate in a boudoir shoots

I am all “ears”. 😉

XX Marisa



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June 14, 2017

Even though my life always seems crazy, the last 6 weeks have been a world wind. I’ve been missing here on the blog for some time and if you come here often and like to read my blogs, I must apologize. I often forget that I have daily, weekly and monthly viewers. As as much as I would love to be one of those people that plans her blog weeks in advance, I’m just not that person.

Maybe someday…. But until then I will catch you up on the last 4 weeks of travel. I went to Orcas Island for 5 magical days, then I was off in Scottsdale, San Francisco, and finally Lightening In A Bottle which is a crazy enlightening music festival I’ve been going to for the last 6 years.

I went to go shoot in Orcas Island and San Fran and I took some really incredible photos!! I can’t wait to share them with you! Soon! I promise!

I went to Scottsdale to celebrate my beautiful mom and nonni. Then finished the month strong at LIB! We ate some mushrooms, did some wondering, contemplated life, jumped around to loud sexy music, did a group meditation broadcasted to millions of people. We started each day off with yoga or a sound bathe and then just went with the wind. It was lovely.

Side notes *Mushrooms have been long believed the food of the gods, which I believe to be true because once you do them you feel closer to nature and a you really do have a deeper connection to everything. The land you walk on, the air your breathe, the simplicity of nature.

I believe mushrooms help you see, heal, and feel more than you thought was possible and I thought about not writing this, feeling like maybe this is not the place to speak my mind, but what better than my space! I am is committed to being authentic, so I’m gonna talk about mushrooms if I want too. I love them and if you want to know more about my experience with them you can always ask!

Being gone for the last 4 weekends is challenging for me because my studio is not run to work without me, so when I get home it’s right back into 14 hour days. And after a 14 hours day,  I often find at the end of it, I still don’t feel like I’ve accomplished enough.

As of this moment, I have a goal to have my first art show and publish my first book by end of summer. Along with my daily shoots, blogging, marketing, advertising, editing, retouching, oh and my new website is suppose to be launched by the end of this month. And I’d really love to plan a big birthday bash at my new amazing home.

I tend to be hard on myself, as I’m sure you are too!

It’s never enough. I am never doing enough, being enough, and of course having enough!

That is often what the ego yelling in my ear, so everyday I need to start my day by telling myself just that. You are enough!

You don’t need to impress anyone, or be anything you are not. You are whole complete and perfect. You are strong, you are beautiful and you attract and bring the people and experiences in your life that you need to grow and expand. You are art! The very essence of it and everyday it’s your job to help others remember, remember how beautiful they truly are!

Here is a lovely shot I did a couple weeks ago. My second time shooting Daria. She came back to me to shoot again at my other boudoir studio.

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