Month: May, 2015

Boudoir Beautiful: A Liberating Experience

May 26, 2015

BEAUTIFUL BOUDOIR: A LIBERATING EXPERIENCE

If you have been following my work for any length of time, you know I am extremely passionate about what I do. I look upon my calling as healing and transformative. There are some who may not agree…but then, I really do not care. And neither do my lovely clients who step into my sumptuous studio, a little apprehensive and excited but leave sexy, confident glamazons ready to be alluring and sensuous on their own terms.

Boudoir is life changing. It isn’t just a set of intimate photographs clicked to titillate husbands and SOs. More and more, I receive calls and booking requests from single ladies looking to unlock their inner sense of adventure and prove to themselves that they are every bit as beautiful in their own skin as the Victoria’s Secret’s archetypes of beauty!!

MY WORK MAKES ME AN ICONOCLAST! 

It truly does. I go against the myths perpetuated by our commercialized society that only certain body types comply with the strict standards of ‘sexy’. I pull back the curtains and throw open admission to the elite and secret club of gorgeousness. With camera in hand, I allow your next door neighbor, the shy secretary who sits beside you on your bus ride home and the staid matron at the grocery store to get in touch with a bolder, more authoritative and ultimately more authentic self. The inner goddess who is wild and untamable and lives in each and every one of us!

BOUDOIR IS CHANGING….

Boudoir photography is a fun, more creative and infinitely expressive symbol of a woman’s empowerment. A declaration that she is the boss! I have had clients dissolve into tears at the sight of their glossy, professional shots that capture with unerring grace the light of their souls. They see themselves as they are meant to be because the camera my ladies, doesn’t lie.

Because of this almost therapeutic side of the sessions that the concept of boudoir shoots is changing. It is evolving from a mere token of appreciation and promise of lifelong conjugal bliss on the eve of marriage to raw and achingly beautiful portraits of the spirit, joy and triumph of real women.

BOUDOIR AS A SENSE OF ACHIEVEMENT 

Boudoir is replacing tattoos. Women who have battled life threatening diseases that leave them with physical ravages and an undermined sense of confidence are turning to the camera of me and my peers to rediscover an appreciation for their bodies. They shout silently as they stare into the lens ‘You couldn’t beat me and you never will. You made me suffer…but here I am, ready to take life by the horns and prove to myself and the world that I have a hell of a lot more fight left in me!

And I salute their courage.

BOUDOIR AS CATHARSIS 

Why stop there! I have personally photographed quite a few strong and determined ladies who have left abusive relationships behind and embraced a boudoir shoot to celebrate their new-found freedom. Some have requested classic pin-up sessions to validate their self-worth while others have gone extreme to assert that they alone are in charge of what they want to expose and how.

The only common thing that has tied all my experiences has been the deep sense of gratitude in my clients as they start their new lives on a happier, more positive note. A boudoir shoot is a once in a life time experience. It may not make you prettier, but it will certainly leave you more beautiful.

With love and respect for you all!

Marisa

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Naked in the desert

May 20, 2015

I love driving through the desert. There is something magical about being surrounded by nothing but wide open space. It always gives me a burst of inspiration. This is not something I do on the regular, pulling over off the the hyw, finding a sweet spot, and getting naked in the dessert. No, not something I usually do, but today, I thought why the F**** not. So I did and it was pretty invigorating and so I’m happy went for it. 

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Hot Mommas

May 10, 2015

Happy Mothers Day all you sexy, hot mommas out there.

Being a mom is tough work.  It is all consuming, you lose sleep, vacation time, time to yourself time with your partner.  It’s one gigantic mood swing of so many ups and downs for the rest of your life.  It takes a brave women to be a mother, someone so strong to raise a child and someone special to love someone more than herself.

Being a mother teaches you to be more patient, more loving and much more appreciative of every moment you spend here on earth.  Being a mother is one of the toughest jobs in the world and one of the greatest gifts on the planet.  The most precious jewels you own now, are those arms around your neck. I just want you to know I commend and celebrate all of you hot mammas!

My mother is the most amazing women on earth to me. She is the most beautiful woman I know and she has made me the woman I am today.  I can’t even begin to explain how much I love this women.  She worked so hard, gave up so much and did everything in her power to make me an authentic, strong and someone that followed her heart wherever she went.

She is the beating of my heart and I cannot imagine a world without her.

In honor of my beautiful mother and all you hot mommas I would like to offer a very special Boudoir Mother’s Day Promotion until next Sunday at midnight.

If you are a mother and you book in the next week, you will receive $200 off your session and a $200 print credit off your order. A total savings of $400.

Take the time to celebrate you! You won’t forget it, and you won’t regret it!

If you are interested in booking a session for you,  your mother, fill out our contact form today. 

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Love and Light, Marisa Leigh

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boudoir at any age

May 5, 2015

One of the things I love most about being a photographer, is when someone comes in to view their photos and they are ecstatic over the pictures.  I am so thrilled to say in the years I have been shooting boudoir photography, I have not had one client not LOVE their photos. Most of my clients can’t even get it down to 15 -20 photos.  It blows me away every time and it just confirms, I seem to be in flow with what I put on this earth to do.

I recently had a client who not only had a ball during the shoot…  She could have kept going for another couple hours. This lovely lady was so comfortable in her skin, she got bolder as we went on, and had an overall AMAZING time.  Much more so than she anticipated. Which I think is the overall response from all of my clients. Everyone shows up nervous, and leaves excited, because it was nothing like they had made it out to be in their head. Shooting with Boudoir Los Angeles is a fun, no stress and easy experience.  That is my promise to all of my clients.  All of a sudden it will be over, and you will be having so much fun you will want to stay.

When she came to view the pictures, she was in awe by them. This woman couldn’t believe how beautiful she looked.  She couldn’t have been more excited or happier about how the photos turned out.  I’m pretty sure she would have picked just about every shot if it had been an option.

Later, she told me she’d actually teared up on her way home.  The pictures had several purposes.  They were an anniversary gift for her hubby. They were also in honor of her upcoming 50th Birthday.  She wanted to have a visual reminder of what 50 looked like.  And, after the viewing now thinks that 50 must be the new 30!

This client also has some health issues and said the whole experience especially how beautiful the pictures are, has changed her thinking about the body she feels betrayed by.  She now has a sense of her power within, which is priceless.

Whatever the reason, or for no reason at all, book an appointment, come in and let me make you feel as beautiful and empowered as she did.

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Lady Danger

May 2, 2015

Lady Danger can often be disguised as the sweetest girl in the world. She can surprise those who least expect it and this sexy daredevil can take you on the most exciting ride of your life. Lady danger is wild and wanted, and she does not take no for an answer. She makes her own rules and lives with fire in her heart. Lady danger is a state of mind, she is right there waiting for you to grab onto her. Go ahead, grab her, take her on a joyride, breathe the wild air, and do something fun!

This lovely women is the one and only Ana Mulvoy Ten! She has some sexy new movies coming out, so keep your eye out for this lady danger!

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