To me, boudoir photography is about empowering women and showing you how beautiful you are from the inside out. Boudoir is about the inner confidence that shines through when you feel amazing on the outside. Yes, I can also help you knock the socks off of your husband, boyfriend, or partner. But in the end, boudoir becomes a gift to yourself that tops all others. I encourage you to give yourself that gift...you deserve it.
Whether you opt for an elegant indoor session or want a romantic andplayful outdoor session, choosing the right location will ensure your photos are exactly what you imagined.
In Studio: We would love to shoot your boudoir session in the comfort of our Home Studio for an indoor, magazine-style shoot with gorgeous, natural lighting. We provide a comfortable setting where you can start your pampering with hair and makeup without having to drive around. Some options for your session include: a rustic and romantic bed, clean simple walls so that you stand out, a beautiful set of french doors, a gorgeous plush white faux fur rug, lots of throws, and hardwood floors.
Out of doors: Select an outdoor location for a more natural and flattering editorial-style boudoir session. We would be happy to suggest the perfect location for your outdoor session, whether you’re envisioning a secluded beach at sunset or a lush forest clearing. Just remember, while outdoor shoots yield stunning results, Mother Nature loves to keep us on our toes. Come prepared with plenty of water, an umbrella, natural bug repellent and a knack for rolling with the weather.
At your place: Choosing your home as your location will lend a personal and intimate touch to your photos. Plus, where else are you more at ease than in your own space? To ensure your house is ready for your session, de-clutter as much as possible and make sure all family members, roommates and pets have other plans for the day. Having the place to yourself makes it much easier to find your romantic and confident frame of mind.
Hotel: A timeless option, a hotel room provides a private space in a style of your liking. Choose a room with plenty of windows (corner rooms are usually the best) and decor that complements the look you’re going for. Our clients’ favorite and our go-to hotel is The Hotel Palomar San Diego on 5th Ave. If you need help with hotel selection, we would be happy to help.
What to Wear
What’s on the outside should reflect the inside, so the most important guideline for choosing what to wear during your session is to pick something you feel confident in. Choose options ranging from sassy lingerie, body suits, bra & panties, and stockings. If you’re feeling extra brave, you can opt to wear nothing at all for “implied nude” photos! Or you can opt for a fine art nude approach. We will capture tasteful, coy and flattering poses. Whatever you choose, we want you to feel beautiful and confident. Staying true to yourself is the most beautiful look of all!
I have an ever growing client closet with lingerie, kimono's and accessories to choose from. However, being that every woman comes in their own unique shape and size along with style preferences, each client should bring pieces of their own. Wardrobe consultation is included with the session fee. I will even help you shop for your lingerie pieces, and help you hone the look you are after.
A Note on Retouching
We happily offer basic retouching on all our photos, which includes smoothing out an area of uneven skin tone or removing a stray hair. We do not, however, provide any body sculpting or more extensive forms of retouching. You simply don’t need it! My motto: if it's a permanent part of your body, it stays, if it's a temporary imperfection, it goes.
Session Fee Includes
- Up to 5 Wardrobe Changes
- On-Site Professional Makeup and Hair Styling by one of our talented artists
- Wardrobe Consultation and Styling
- Access to my Client Lingerie Closet
- In Person View & Order Appointment (1-7 days after session)
- Professional retouching on every ordered image
$399 + tax
NO PRODUCTS ARE INCLUDED WITH THE SESSION FEE. PRODUCTS MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY AT YOUR PRIVATE VIEWING APPOINTMENT
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MELISA FORD BOUDOIR PRODUCT LINE
Once you have had the amazing experience and transformation of a boudoir shoot with us, we will schedule an in person View & Order Appointment, where you will fall head over heels in love with your images. We will custom design luxury products, beautifully crafted to perfection.
Our gorgeous, in-home, intimate studio provides the perfect setting for getting pampered, and having the experience of a life time.
You will have access to our client lingerie closet with options in many sizes along with accessories such as body jewelry, comfy sweaters, knee high socks, and kimonos.