Month: December, 2016

Life Takes Pampering Promo

December 31, 2016

What if you devoted the New year to simply loving yourself more!

It’s that time again fro our annual new years promo, so say hello to our Life Takes Pampering  flash boudoir sale with Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  Whether you need to think of a unique, sexy gift for your significant other, or you just want to celebrate yourself, it’s time to capture the magic that is you for eternity.

From now through this Monday, 1/02/17, Boudoir Los Angeles is having a Flash Boudoir Sale!

Book an intimates photo shoot by Monday, at Midnight and receive a $250 print credit to use on any of our amazing boudoir albums, boxes, prints and much more.  You can book a fabulous, life-changing photo session, then kiss your sweetheart at midnight to celebrate!  Or kiss yourself.  You deserve the love.

Boudoir Shoots are $395 at our Downtown Studio. Sessions are between 3 and 4 hours come with professional hair and make-up plus three wardrobe changes.

All of our beautiful prints and products are à la carte.  Prints start at $195.  Albums and Boxes start at $900.

Just click on our book a shoot page and we will follow up with link to pay the $200 deposit to secure your boudoir shoot date under this promotion. We would be delighted to follow up with you as soon as we can to book your special date.

From all of us here at Boudoir Los Angeles, we hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday, and that you have a very Happy Sultry New Year! It’s your year to sparkle!

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Life takes pampering Promo

December 30, 2016

Life takes a little pampering right?? A little self love goes a long way and I think a boudoir shoot is the perfect way to do that. Celebrate YOU and start the new year off strong buy making YOU a priority!

I want as many people to jump on the boudoir bus as possible, so I’m brewing up a very special boudoir promo for 2017. It will be a flash sale, and will go live for 48 hours at Midnight tomorrow night.

So if you have been looking for sometime and have been waiting for a sign to take the boudoir leap, come back tomorrow and check it out!


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Throw Back Thursday

December 29, 2016

I shot this beautiful photo while I was getting my Bachelor of Arts degree at Brooks Institute of Photography. I was 21, I think, which feels like forever ago. Erica was my bestie. We did everything together. We both started Brooks at the same time and became fast friends. I adored her and thought she was one of the sexiest girls I knew, so naturally I photographed her as much as I could. It’s so interesting to look back at my work from 15 years ago and still love it. I remember taking this photo, the day we were having and how excited I was to press my shutter. I lived in the guest house behind her house and we had this beautiful deck. She loved to lie around naked and this one fine morning I came outside and there she was, sunning her sexy little body with her Uggs sitting right next to her. The shadow of the leaf so perfectly placed, the light hitting her was perfection, so I snapped and got this gem.

 I love what I do so much and looking back at what I shot in school when I had no idea what I was going to do and to have the amazing boudoir business I have now, I feel so much joy flooding my heart!

Oh my sweet Erica, my first muse!

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How to Pick Lingerie for Your Boudoir Shoots

December 28, 2016

Okay ladies. It is time to ditch all pretense of doing boudoir for reasons other than sheer excitement and pleasure. Here is our new guide on How to Pick Lingerie for Your Boudoir Shoots

I love it when you use intimate photography to commemorate important milestones and decisions. It shows you are empowered and or working towards it.

But I love it even more when you walk up to me and express the not so noble desire of seducing the man in your life. That is what brings the exciting glint to my eyes.

So without further ado, let me give you a guide to choosing amazing lingerie that will up the SQ (Seduction Quotient) of your boudoir clicks.

Preparation: Know Your Body Type 

Ill-fitting clothes have a bad rep.

Technically we are at fault because we do not choose items that complement our curves. What looks hideous on someone else may make you shine like a queen. It is all about respecting your body type, dressing according to it and not giving a flying damn about society and its inane “beauty” rules.

So stand up straight and let’s examine your figure:

  • Is your bust more or less of the same size as your derriere with a well-defined waist? Forget sizes here. I am taking proportions. If yes, then you are an Hourglass.
  • Is your bust larger than your waist with strong broad shoulders? You are an Apple.
  • Is your derriere larger than your bust? You are a Pear.
  • Are you pretty straight and slender from the shoulder to the hips? You are a Rectangle.

Disclaimer: This is a rough and general guideline. If you start researching you will come across 8 to 16 different body types and sizes.

Caveat: Don’t make the mistake of believing one body type is better than another. Why would you wear clothes that flatter an Hourglass when you are an Apple? You have your own special brand of jazz.

Pick Your SQ Pumping Lingerie 

For Hourglasses: Make sure that you do not hide those assets. Anything form fitting is ideal for you. Invest in sexy chemises in silk, lace or satin. Garter chemises are also a good choice and will skyrocket the sizzle factor. Teddies make you look like an innocent seductress. You have a diverse pool to pick from.

For Apples: An apple a day keeps the doctor away. In this case your boudoir photographs will keep your man’s woes away. For a very long time! You can go two ways depending on whether you want to highlight or tone down the bust. Any negligees or chemises with A-line necks will put the spotlight on those curves. An item like a baby doll on the other hand is form fitting but flowing at the same time and will provide balance for your figure. 

For Pears: You are rocking the trend set by Beyonce and J.Lo. So flaunt your booty with pride. Girdles are amazing. They tuck in any little bulges around the mid-section but allow your fabulous derriere to grab attention. Pear body types also lend themselves to bright jewel tones like divas.

For Carrot: Svelte and taut, you need to display your entire frame. It is injustice if you don’t! Go for body stockings. Yes they are bold. But you have the arsenal to pull it off. Don’t hide behind a robe or traditional garters. They just break the flow of your physique and distract from your elegance. Experiment!

You might want to check out my post on Boudoir make-up to complement your lingerie firepower.

Set the temperature soaring. I promise your guy will not complain even when it gets searing hot!

Love, Marisa

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Go Deep

December 23, 2016

I’m sitting outside at my new table, under the new deck, at my magical new home. It’s been raining for more than 12 hours and for the last two I’ve been sitting outside, all bundled up, listening to the rain. The way it splashes against the trees, plants, and the rattle of it pounding our roof deck. It feels like one magical Costa Rican morning. It all seems too good to be true, really.

It’s been a crazy month and today is the first day I have really had time to sit down and muse about the meaning Christmas gifts I can buy the people in my life. Time just flies by and we have not purchased any presents yet. Does that make us horrible people? I hate thinking that, but seriously, buy, buy, buy has been ingrained in our minds since birth.

Consumerism has led us down the rabbit hole. We drank the tea, ate the blue pill, and had a little too much cake. We’ve been bamboozled, mind fucked, hypnotized, we are asleep. Do I need to go on?

I might be getting a little too deep here, but I’m just amazed at what is happening in the world right now. There is so much insanity going on, what a crazy time to be alive right!

We own smart phones that are smarter than the computer that took NASA to the moon. We have phones that can teach us a college education. You can learn anything you want. All you need is a smart phone and some wifi. It’s mind blowing and I can’t be alone when I say, I often take technology for granted. It’s an absolute miracle we have access to the information we do and can communicate with people almost anywhere in the world.

As I sit in here in solitude, The air is crisp, hands are pretty frosty. The wind is misting my face with rain and the wind chimes are melodically tinkling behind me. I breathe deeply, and gratitude fills my heart.

I pondered about the year that is about to pass me by and how hard I have worked to sit where I am sitting right here right now. It’s been a beautiful and painful year! It’s been about going deeper, deeper than I have ever gone before.

I asked myself many hard questions and I came face to face with a lot of truths I did not know before. I evaluated my relationships with the things and people in my life, and I had to let some of them go. People grow apart. It’s ok.

Some people are in your life for a few minutes, a couple of days, months, and often many years, but when they don’t really add anything of value to the person you are striving to become, it is time to make a “big girl” decision and gently take back your bandwidth, your power, your life.

People can be poison, they can suck the life right out of you and they’ll do it without you even knowing it. By the time you wise up to what is happening, something inside you is lost, the light you carried has been used up! So naturally that you have a hard time seeing things clearly. And sometimes you stay in the haze for way too long. 

It’s time to wake up my friends! Take your power back, be ruthless! You have to replenish the supply of light and the only way to do that is to LOVE yourself, love every bit of yourself , and that often requires getting rid of the people who pull you down.

I know, ya ya, it’s hard. Transformation is not sitting on a couch watching reality television, but this is your life, and if you don’t make some tough calls, life will make ‘em for you. ,

Letting people and things go is not easy, we are attached. Addicted to the pain, the stress, the guilt, but listen ladies, the only thing you should be guilty of is not becoming the person you are meant to be.

You are number one, it’s you that you need to be looking out for, and if people don’t serve  the values and beliefs you hold dear, then wish them well, it’s time to go, forward ladies, onwards and upwards.

It’s a new year my beautiful friends and there is no time like right now to claim a life you love from the inside out, not the inside in. Go deep, the answers are there waiting, waiting for you to finally listen.

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