Say hello to our very special October boudoir charity month! A sensual experience with a dollop of great karma! Are you game?
I am so very excited to share with you today a inspiring opportunity to participate in something that very near and dear to our hearts. It’s our annual operation smile charity promotion and it’s our favorite month!
As you may or may not know yet, A boudoir shoot is always a million dollar opportunity to live life like there is no tomorrow. It is a chance to make that special someone break out in a BIG grin and add magic to your engagements, weddings, birthdays and relationships – no exceptions!
What if you could luxuriate and change lives all at the same time?
With Marisa Leigh headed endeavor Boudoir Los Angeles, now you can!
We are donating $100 to Operation smile for every session we book in October. For as little as $240 can help provide surgery to a child with a cleft condition.
Our goal this month is to provide 5 underprivileged children with and life changing cleft palate or cleft lip surgery.
Don’t keep your beauty to yourself. When you snuggle in the arms of that someone special, know that your smiles are being reflected on the faces of dozens of kids the world over. Now that’s what I call a karmic jackpot….at the possible threshold of a new life.
What will our October charity month entail?
-All the very best that Marisa and Boudoir Los Angeles are known for:
-A 90 minute intimate photography session with 3 outfit changes.
-Hair and Make-up by our fabulous glam squad
-$200 credit towards any prints and products
-A phone pre-consultation to bring your vision and thoughts to life
-A post appointment in-studio photo viewing to select the masterpieces that will capture your radiance for eternity.
All for only $395
How can you join the bandwagon of sexy, empowered women on a mission to change the world, one smile at a time?
Call us at 213 440 0798 or write in to us at email@example.com and we will get you set up for your day of unabashed glory.
Once your payment is processed, you will receive your donation receipt made out in favor of Operation Smile.
More about Operation Smile:
Operation Smile is an internationally acclaimed medical nonprofit with:
Credentialed volunteers from over 80 countries. Operations in 60 nations, globally
The proud legacy of having provided 220,000 free surgeries to children born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. Please learn more here and rest assured that your donation will truly make an impact on the young and the helpless who will probably like what they see in the mirror, thanks to your generosity.
Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Give us a shout! We will get back to you in 24 hours. Even if we are in our undies! ☺
Be bold, beautiful and giving!
I am thrilled with the opportunity that has come my way. And I am writing to you – my ever supportive peeps to make you a part of the celebrations. I have at long last found a client who wants to get in front of my camera for the sole purpose of catharsis. And given the powerful emotions that will flow, I am ready to capture the bleeding heart, the gradual healing and the ultimate dazzling diva transformation with the wonderful theme of re-birth.
THE BOUDOIR WOMB:
When we come to consciousness in our mother’s womb just moments before being pushed into the glory of the world, we do not understand who we are. We do not remember the hurts, betrayals, pains and disillusionments of our past incarnations. We have nothing to go by, no reference point to orient ourselves and think, ‘Hmmm…I am Marisa. And I would like to ace intimate photography as the purpose of my life’. We are just a squirming lump of sentience – capable of learning but with no history to form ‘judgements’ on.
As we cuddle in our mother’s arms, still wet with the remnants of the life giving placenta, it is a wonderfully comfortable state of being. Wrapped in her love and her joy, we find the first stirrings of life inside. We feel the need to squall and reach out for the ever nourishing nipple. And from there on, our journey starts anew. We grow and we unfold in layers. Our personality is complex driven by the myriad motivations of love, care, desire and lust!
Finally we step into our own, calling the shots, staring the world in the eyes and screaming with passion to proclaim our birthright: the right to be free, the right to be ‘unjudged’ and the right to live life to the fullest!
An intimate shoot in the boudoir can replicate this experience for you. It is a suspension of reality and logic. It is a suspension of hurt and lies. It is just this vastness that is empty, looking to you for color, love and life force. You forget your identity; the identity foisted upon you by the ‘society’ and your body dances to an ancient rhythm – painting everything in your hues…the rainbow of your personality. And as each shot is clicked, you grow… first rediscovering ‘who’ you truly are beneath the veneer of who you should be, then accepting it, rejoicing in it and then finally claiming it like a badge of merit that no one else can take away from you. The boudoir is the chrysalis. It is an alembic!
TURN THE BOUDOIR JOURNEY INTO RE-BIRTH:
You can play with the concept all you like. Just make sure, it’s all ABOUT you!
- Start with a couple of silhouette shots. The ones that capture the play of light and dark near your curves to hint at something beautiful. Revel in the feeling of freedom. The joy of not knowing. The joy of innocence. And the anticipation of what is to come. Often nothingness is the precursor to creation.
- Move on to the flattering natural light and sheer textures. Know that the lens is your mother and it is cheering for you every step of the way.
- As the shoot progresses, you evolve into the wholesome gorgeous diva. She knows she is desired yet can’t help being a coquette. Her lushness is there. But all she won’t bare.
- The culmination can be nothing short of electric. The maturity comes in, the boldness glints from the eyes. And you willingly return to the nudeness of birth, but this time to live without inhibitions and stereotypes. The smoke and mirrors are gone. And there reposes a glamazon.
Do you dare mess with her?
I thought so…..
It’s Sunday night and I’m flying home from visiting my mom in Arizona and I get a text from my dear friend Natasha and she says, let’s take a girls trip to the desert, go to Integraton and do a sound bath for my birthday. Which is two days away. As usual, the first thing that comes to mind is, someone’s clothes have got to come off, if I’m going to the desert with all my beautiful friends. So, I ask “Who wants to get naked in the desert”? Then my friends confirm why I love them so much and write back, “I’m in momma”, “hell yes” and “duh”!!!
After a early morning drive to Joshua Tree, a spiritual experience and a big lunch with too many margaritas, it’s time. The sun is setting fast, we still don’t know where we are shooting, 4 girls are getting ready in front of one mirror and I’m wondering if this is really going to happen. We get a tip from a strange hotel clerk and we just decide to go with it. Little did we know it was a 15 minute hike into the dunes. We finally get to the spot the wind starts roaring and sand starts blowing. It’s everywhere, but these girls are troopers, so they did what troopers do, weathered the storm and stripped naked. I can’t believe we actually got this shot. Sand was in their mouth, hair and well, just about everywhere. It was hard for them to hear me and so I just winged it.
When I got home and downloaded all the photos I was pleasantly surprised, as I did not think I got it, then I laughed at myself as I always think that. It’s so silly, because I always get the shot….
This to me is timeless boudoir at it’s finest. It tells a story, it evokes emotion and it’s ageless. It’s a shot I’ll pull out in 50 years and It will stand the test of time.
Have a great weekend!!