Boudoir Photography

Plan B

Personal on December 17th, 2008

Sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned. For the past two weeks we’ve been planning a SUPERfun photo shoot with models and crazy styling. We were planning on going to some unique outdoor locations, but when we woke up this morning we were more than just a little bit disappointed to find rain pouring outside! So we moved on to Plan B – which consisted of one hour running around, throwing together brand new outfits and working in the studio instead of on-location. It was still a rockin’ shoot, though, and we even got to spend the last 20 minutes outside when the rain cleared for a moment. We can’t wait to share some of the shots! Marissa and I just love our model shoots. It gives us a chance to play around with new lighting set-ups, and to just try out all kinds of different styling and posing. (We try and do one of these shoots every couple of months). Here’s what the lobby looked like when we brought in all of our different outfit ideas and accessories:

We also decided to take advantage of our ‘fun photo day’ by having Weston do a photo shoot for the two of us. SO much fun. Seriously, for two gals who usually hate being in front of the camera… we really had a good time. Thanks, Weston! And we also have to say a huge thank you to our fabulous makeup artist. Catherine is absolutely amazing. She did makeup for myself, Marissa, and both of our models. We couldn’t have been happier with the way it all turned out. :) Check out her site! [Makeup by Catherine]. Here she is working on Marissa:

Photos from both shoots – coming soon! :)
*Edit to add: If you wanna see a preview shot of our “diva” photo shoot – go check out our Twitter page!

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A much requested boudoir shot

Boudoir Tips on December 16th, 2008

Cute boudoir heels cute boudoir ideas
Deena is a fantabulous photographer for Woman Captured by Bouchér. She has been shooting with us for quite a while and she and Crystal, our other photographer and studio manager here, always manage to knock our socks off with the cute stuff that they come up with. She took the shots above and we have coined them as the “Deena” shot as it is always at the top of the request list from our clients! Deena Cormier Woman Cpatured photographer

Episode 1

Personal on December 14th, 2008

When Marissa woke up this morning, she had no idea what the day would hold. Thankfully she’s a very good sport, and so she agreed whole-heartedly to my scheme when I told her about it. So here it is. The premier of Episode #1 of “Marissa Explains It All.” Leave your questions in the comment box and we’ll try to get to as many questions as possible in the next few months!

Episode 1: Marissa Explains It All from Boudoir Divas on Vimeo.

Marissa Explains it all.

Personal on December 14th, 2008

So after the KISSmas party on Friday night, Westissa & I were driving back to San Diego (we got home at about 4am, after a stop at Denny’s & getting lost – ahem – I mean, taking a little ‘detour’ on the 91/605/405 freeways through LA). Anyway, on our drive home, in order to stay awake, we were playing those silly roadtrip games. My game invention was undoubtedly the nerdiest game ever invented. It was a version of the abc game – you know the one where you name something starting with each letter of the alphabet – only for this version you had to name fonts. Yes, fonts. (ie, Weston starts with a: ‘arial’ – Marissa, b: ‘bickham script’ – Me, c: ‘century gothic’) That only lasted a few rounds, until we laughed at the hilarity (aka supreme photog dorkiness) of what we were actually doing. On to the next game: seeing how well we know each other by trying to guess our favorites. My favorite food. Weston’s favorite guitar. Marissa’s favorite TV show while growing up. All I can say is… you certainly do learn a lot about each other while on roadtrips, even short 3-hour trips. I learned something new! Marissa’s fave TV show? Clarissa Explains it all. This is one thing we don’t have in common, as I never watched this show (I was a hard-core Punky fan). But this insight into Marissa gave me a fun little idea. What if we do a series called “Marissa Explains it All”?! I haven’t told her about this, so I guess I still need approval – but what do you think? We’ll ask her questions about anything and everything (boudoir-related or not). I think my first question for her will be about her favorite places to shop for all her cute clothes.

So, if you have a question for Marissa (about anything at all), leave it here in the comment section! :) On another note – coming this week: a new boudoir tip, photos from the KISSmas party, and our December newsletter (coming tomorrow!)

KISS!

Workshops on December 11th, 2008

3 things really quickly:
1) We love KISS books.
2) We can’t wait for our second KISS demo shoot in Vegas!
3) If you’re in Socal, you should come to the KISSmas party tomorrow night! Info here: KISS blog

Christmas Craziness!

Personal on December 10th, 2008

Hi everyone! Sorry for the lack of blogging this week. Kimberlee and I are a bit all over the place wrapping up with Christmas shoots. There are going to be a lot of happy hubbies this year when they unwrap their sexy boudoir gifts :) We are also prepping for a big shoot on Friday, which I promise we will blog right away. Also looking forward to the KISSmas party on Friday as well. Fun stuff…. crazy, but fun! We will post soon. Promise.

-Marissa

“Grand Open Studio.” It is finally done.

Personal on December 4th, 2008

As we have mentioned a million times because we are so excited about it, Woman Captured moved into a giant studio in May and we finally had decor and the “look” finalized in November. So we thought it was time to celebrate. More than 150+ attended and we are so grateful to all of you who took the time to come. Here are a few photos from the night but if you would like to see more you can visit the BOUCHER Blog or our Woman Captured Blog.

Nightstand & Wall Boudoir Portraits

Boudoir Tips on December 3rd, 2008

With Christmas here, we are loving showing girls that it is ok to display classy, sexy photos in the bedroom. After all, “boudoir” means private bedroom, so steamy is good! When gals seem like they want to put something in the bedroom, but they are nervous about it, we remind that that the bedroom is meant to be a private place and anyone that saunters into your bedroom is someone you know really well. So know we almost always sell a “Night Stand Portrait.”