Women's intimate portraiture

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the journal

As women, I think we inherently have more expectations for ourselves than do men.  To me, this is primarily because we have been programmed early in life, to strive to be everything to everyone.  We have this unattainable expectation that we can provide the right amount of balance in our lives to not only meet, […]

My first experience with boudoir photography was in February of this year.  My daughter is Alyssa Michelle of Photography by Alyssa Michelle.  She had been asking me to do a shoot with her for at least two years before I finally, reluctantly agreed.  At that time, I was 59 years old, since then I have […]

A few years ago, I looked down at my belly and it hit me, I could no longer see my full feet, I now can only see the tip top of my cute little toes. I remember that day – I cried, a lot. I felt like I was a failure. I sat there and […]

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 […]