Women's intimate portraiture

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the journal

I used to think that Boudoir was all about taking pretty pictures. Looking back now, I am embarrassed to say such a naive statement. The further immersed I became in my work, the more I recognized the importance of celebrating one’s self, through a professional photoshoot experience. This realization has completely changed me, how I […]

Why is Boudoir SO scary? Okay, I know that the idea of being in front of a stranger’s camera, and being half naked sounds excruciating. Trust me, I get it. I know it sounds terrifying to be vulnerable, and I know it must feel like the end of the earth as we know it. But […]

I know when you receive the email with all of the information, it can be a little overwhelming and, to some, a bit confusing if skimming and not fully focused on reading the full details. I’m here today to break down the step by step process to hopefully make it as clear as day! No […]

As I sat down with an old customer from my bartending days, I couldn’t help but find myself subconsciously pulling my hair out and gritting my teeth as this regular customer of mine asked me if the main reason women book boudoir sessions is as a gift to their soon to be husbands. Let me […]

A question that gets tossed at me a couple times a week is, “Alyssa, what do people normally DO with these photos after the shoot?” The answer is rather simple. We have a variety of curated products that house your beautiful images that speak to each person. For most women, they find that multiple products […]

If I had a kitten for every time I’ve been asked, “Well, that’s really expensive, I just need one photo” I would be one happy kitty mama. Let’s first talk about why people may think that one photo means less expensive. For some reason, down the line someone started saying this phrase and it certainly […]

Booking your Boudoir Experience is terrifying for most women. Trust me, I know. You are stepping so far our of your comfort zone and allowing a stranger to hold on to your confidence for a few hours. It’s nerve-wracking… but only because we build up this experience in our heads, and by the time we […]

“I’m too old for boudoir.” I hear this more often than not from potential clients trying to convince me that they are “too old” to do their own session. To this I say, BULLSHIT. First of all, we’ve had many clients walk in to our studio, killed their session and gained some sass and confidence […]

I came across this article today that had me confused and wanting badly to educate. The article: Any man with eyes will testify: The female form is a wonderful thing to behold. So when wives and soon-to-be wives bare it all in boudoir photo shoots as wedding and Valentine’s Day gifts for their husbands, you’d […]

“My name is Mae Angela. I am 27 years old. For a living, I work as a purchasing agent for a global telecommunications company in Valencia, CA. My friends and I attended the grand opening for Alyssa Michelle Photography studio this past January, and I won the amazing raffle prize of a complimentary boudoir experience […]