Month: November, 2014

Strange Magic

November 27, 2014

There is so much to be grateful for…. When I woke up this morning, I went through my normal routine of giving thanks for all the wonderful things in my life.

To paint a picture, I am at the moment with my boyfriends family in a little house with a lot of people, in the beautiful town of Fresno. Now honestly, let’s be real Fresno is not my first choice and as much as I adore his family, the last thing I wanted to do is travel to Fresno for 48 hours, sleep in a teenagers bunk bed and have a big dead Turkey on the dining table.

I have been working insane hours, driving 3 plus hours a day, sleeping very little and the stress I have been under has caused my body to break down. My boudoir business is growing faster than I can handle and although it is everything I have wished for over the last 15 years, I am struggling to keep it all together.

If there is one thing I know about myself, it is that I am a hard ass worker and I will stop at nothing to create everything I want in my life. But over the last couple months, the 14 hour days, 7 days a week has driven me to my breaking point. I have been working on hiring someone, but just finding the time to do that and train that person has been challenging.

So… as my eyes slowly open this early morning, as a 2 year old is running through the house screaming and neither one of us has slept well because we are two gown adults sleeping in a bunk bed, my back hurts, and it’s fucking cold, I remember…. I remember that I am a lucky girl. I am a very very lucky girl.

I am laying next to the man of my dreams, I am healthy, the people I love are healthy, I have everything I need and I get to wake up every morning and do what I love. I get to create the life that I want and everyday and when I flutter my eyes open it really does feel as if there is magic all around me.

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday to connect what you are grateful for, but today feels no different than any other day for me because I am grateful for all the people and things my life is blessed with everyday of my life. We so often and so easily get caught up in the things that we don’t have and the life we may not have yet, but if you can practice daily gratitude, then I promise you, you will create more space for all that you wish for to show up. Gratitude fills your heart and moves you from limitation and fear to expansion and love. Gratitude is the key to creating magic in your life.

So on this special day, I encourage you to make everyday this special, to open your heart a little more and forget about what you don’t have a little less. To remember that anything is possible and yes, you can create whatever you want into your life.

You just have to put your mind to it!

Thank you for visiting my blog, I love and appreciate you and thank you for taking to the time to read my posts and wherever you are in the world, I wish you a magical day of giving thanks with the people you love.

XX Marisa

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The naked truth

November 26, 2014

Is that I like to take sexy photos of myself just as much as I like to take them of other people. Why not right?!

As a photographer on a mission to reinvent Boudoir Photography with an Editorial Bespoke approach, I have given myself permission to put myself out there. There will be plenty of people that won’t agree with me, my mother, my old boyfriends, and then there is always the haters, but I just can’t live my life caring about what other people think. I take beautiful, sexy photos of women and I love what I do!  Sure, You can call me an exhibitionist, but this is what I do for a living, so I should be able to do it myself.

So often, as women, we’ve told to hide what we’ve been given. If we show off our bodies then we’re called sluts, or even more frequently, people say that we’re “asking for it.” I say, excuse me? What is it about our culture that is so down on the female body? I don’t think we should hide it, I think we should flaunt it, I think it should be a celebration. Yes, there is a line you can cross where is gets to be uncouth, I am not denying that, but I don’t think I’m crossing that line here, not even close. Our bodies are art and as long as I have a this strong, beautiful body, I am going to treasure it.

Seeing yourself looking amazing, whether in clothes or not, is a huge confidence builder. Body image experts even recommend that more women spend time looking at themselves naked, because this helps us appreciate all of our flaws and see all of our great points. We see the whole picture and go wow, I’m actually pretty incredible. And that newfound sense of self-love will carry over to the rest of our lives. It all starts with loving ourselves first!

When I take sexy photographs of myself, it’s an exercise in self-love and self-confidence. When I photograph my clients, my goal is to show them just how extraordinary they are, and so, this is something I do for myself too. As women, we’re all in this together, and we need to be positive, and we need to be empowered, and we need to do it in the way that resonates with each of us. For me, that’s photography, and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

So, I ask you to join me, take sexy photos of yourself (or book a Boudoir session with me), and learn to love yourself even more. By loving yourself as you really are, with all your glorious imperfections and magical assets, you can go out and conquer the world.

Let’s go out and be unstoppable. What are we waiting for?


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Hail to the Scorpio

November 20, 2014

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A Scorpio woman is the sexiest and most mysterious of the twelve signs of the zodiac. She is exotic and magnetic, as deep as the sea, and, depending on her mood, as calm or as tempestuous. She is extraordinarily intuitive and will be keenly interested in the esoteric, or any occult or spiritual experience that offers some kind of deep insight. She is in tune with the fundamental forces of life and nature and is moved by the great tides and events of human experience.

The Scorpio woman should never be taken lightly. They aren’t flaky, fluffy, or helpless creatures by any stretch of the imagination. Direct, and brilliantly sharp, Scorpio women only focus on the fundamental essence of any issue and disregard the superfluous. They like clear endings and beginnings, with no grey areas in between. A Scorpio woman wants her certainties to remain just so – absolutely rock steady and assured. She wants to understand everything and knows how to craft just the right question to obtain the answers she seeks.

 They are fearless and stubborn and even when life gets a little tricky they merely take it on the chin and keep going. Self-confident, resourceful, and strong, Scorpios are driven to succeed; they work hard and are willing to sacrifice anything to get to their goals.

Happy birthday to my dear friend, Kelly. This sexy scorpio is always rolling like a boss! Can’t you tell!?

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femme fatale

November 19, 2014

“She’s mad but she’s magic, there’s no lie in her fire.” – Charles Bukowski

Over the weekend I shot my new promotion video for my Boudoir business. I had two videographers, four stunning models, two amazing make-up artists. From 7am to 5 pm I worked my little butt off and It could not have gone better. I was so happy when it was all over that I actually cried tears of joy. I am feeling ever so blessed right now and things just keep getting better and better. All those countless hours of visualization are finally paying off.

Natasha my dear friend, mother of two and one of the most beautiful human beings I’ve ever met came to be one of my models. She is fiery and powerful, a true femme fatale.

I’ve always loved the archetype of femme fatale. A femme fatale is a lover of literature, art, and all things mystical. Her beauty, charm, and sexual allure allow her to navigate the world in such a way that no man could dim her light, control her dreams or conquer her world. She is the one in charge of writing her tale, the master of her own fate.

Throughout history, it’s the strong women who have stood out from the crowd, wowing everyone with their effortless grace, incredible mind, and remarkable sense of style. The true femme fatales of the world are few and far between, but when one walks in the door, you can’t help but notice. Their very existence demands attention, they won’t be ignored. When doors are closed, they find ways to open them. They raise families and run businesses and look stunning in the process.

This weekend was a whirlwind for me, but it ultimately reinforced my belief in what I’m doing. I want to showcase strong and capable woman as something to be admired. I want to photograph the femme fatales and prove just how incredible they are. Women shouldn’t have to hide behind men. We are full of strength and passion and we have every right to show that off.

If you’ve got it, you sure as hell ought to flaunt it, and never let anyone steal that fire from you.



If It’s time to let the true femme fatale in you shine, book a session with boudoir los angeles today!

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The Royal Treament

November 18, 2014

When is the last time you had a taste of it? If it’s time to do something fun and fearless and you want the royal treatment. Come visit my sexy boudoir dungeon for the finest serving of boudoir luxury your royal ass could wish for….

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