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!)
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.
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.
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.”
Woman Captured has always offered maternity sessions and we book a lot of them even though we don’t advertise/market for them. We also just had one package, which was silly, because if a client came in and wanted to spend more than the average client on her session and products, we didn’t have a defined package for her. So, we just created new marketing to show off our “Simple Session” and our “Package Session” with possible upgrades to the packages after the shoot. With our boudoir shoots we clearly define the specifics of the shoot, (ie. timeframe, outfits changes, what an “outfits change” includes, sets, proof amount, etc) that made booking shoots more streamlined and it was time to do the same with our “Mama” sessions. Now all of our prego moms will receive this new info, I am so excited to see how it effects sales!
Our December Newsletter, which will contain…
1) Our musings about boudoir pricing
2) Another photoshop tip
3) The details for our VEGAS WORKSHOP! – with a chance to save your spot
So… go sign up for our newsletter list! (We usually only email once a month, so don’t worry – we won’t spam you or fill your inbox with junk!)
Also, if you’re joining us in Paris, be sure you check your email, because we’re going to be sending out periodic newsletters JUST for you guys to help prepare for our “Study Abroad” Program! :) If you’re coming to Paris & have any questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Today I am spending the morning watching re-runs of “The Starter Wife” and working on my absolute fav thing, re-organizing and perfecting our marketing. We have always done what we call, “Mama To Be” sessions, but I really want to up jazz up the marketing for it and give it a snazzy “boudoir” twist that fits with the rest of our marketing.
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, enjoy “Left Over Day!” Oh, and our “Black Friday Sale!”