Melisa Ford Boudoir Pricing and info guide

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 deserve it.

I will make you FEEL beautiful, but more importantly, I will show you how truly beautiful you really ARE.

Who I am

I am an artist, a secret keeper, a storyteller, and an award-winning photographer who has been photographing women for over 14 years. I use my art to help women feel empowered and sexy as they learn to embrace their unique beauty and own their fierce femininity. I began my career photographing fine art nude maternity portraiture, so I can appreciate every body type there is. I am also an expert at showing off assets and hiding any flaws you wish to be's kinda my jam.

And yes, that is ME below. I too have experienced a boudoir session!

Photo by Honey Stetson Photographer

"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself." -Coco Chanel

Location Options

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, if you choose, 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 min

Hotel: A timeless option, a hotel room is a favorite among boudoir photographers. 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!

Lingerie Closet

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, I do require each client to provide their own wardrobe. 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.

“I did a boudoir session just a few months after having a baby, and I was SUPER nervous at first. The atmosphere from the beginning was comfortable, we talked, joked and laughed, when stripped down to the bare minimum what else can you do!? Melisa was super professional and made everything extremely relaxed. I ended up having a blast. It will forever be one of my most favorite photo shoots ever. I absolutely 100% recommend Melisa.” —Holly


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

80+ Images to choose from at your Ordering Session

Professional retouching on every ordered image


Once you have had the amazing experience and transformation of a boudoir shoot with us, we will schedule an in person Image Reveal Session, where you will fall head over heels in love with your images. We will custom design luxury products, beautifully crafted to perfection.

Prices are subject to change at any time. Payment plans for product purchases are available upon request. $300 session fee is required to book date. Average total amount spent ranges between $1,800-3,000+ after product purchase. All payments are final and non-refundable.

IMPORTANT: Fees paid to Melisa Ford Photography are non-refundable, no exceptions, but can be used as a credit, as stated in our contract. I reserve the right to cancel or reschedule sessions due to personal disruptions.


We offer PAYMENT PLANS on product purchases, accept all major credit cards, and offer PayPal Credit. You can even begin to put money towards your products before your session in what I call the "Boudie Bank"!




ALLURE — $4000 (save $2850)

  • 10x10 album or 5x7 heirloom box
  • 1 16x20 metal wall portrait
  • 1 8x10 custom framed nightstand/ bedside print or 8x10 acrylic block
  • All of your high-res digital files printable up to 8x10 with print release on a crystal & rose gold USB
  • Your very own mobile app with your favorite images for sharing on your phone
  • 20% off a la carte purchases (day of viewing only)

Beauty — $2450 (save $1000)

  • 8x8 album or 4x6 heirloom box
  • 1 5x7 custom framed night stand print or 5x7 acrylic block
  • 10 high-res digital files printable up to 8x10 with print release on a crystal & rose gold USB
  • Your very own mobile app with your favorite images for sharing on your phone
  • 15% off a la carte purchases (day of viewing only)

Blush — $1750 (save $500)

  • 1 16x20 metal wall portrait
  • 6 mounted 5x7 prints in a box with display easel
  • 5 high-res digital files printable up to 8x10 with print release (digital download)
  • 10% off a la carte purchases (day of viewing only)


METAL WALL PORTRAITS 30x40 - $3000, 24x36 - $2500, 20x30 - $1900, 16x20 - $1000

ALBUMS 10x10 - $2300, 8x8 - $2000

HEIRLOOM BOX choose from wood, glass, or linen. 5x7 - $2300, 4x6 - $2000


Add-ons are available after a minimum $1000 purchase. mobile app - $300, retro viewfinder - $275, gift print (5x7 or 8x10) - $75, single digital file - $100, session slideshow - $300, ($275 with purchase of the beauty or allure collection)


All of your high-resolution files on a gorgeous crystal & rose gold USB with the printed proofs from your session beautifully displayed in a custom box. Includes a print release and recommended online printing lab.

Proofs + USB - $3000 • Wine + proofs + USB - $3200

From top left clockwise: Metal wall portrait, Blush collection, rose gold and gold glass heirloom box, Beauty collection, Allure collection.


Our luxury, fine-art, Italian leather albums are hand made with exquisite attention to detail. Each album is custom designed with your favorite images. Choose from a variety of gorgeous cover options to suite your taste.


Choose between a custom engraved, hand made wood box, gold or rose gold glass box, or linen. Our high-end heirloom boxes come with all of the prints from your session and can be beautifully displayed anywhere you'd like.

We offer a full line of hand-picked, luxury products to complete your experience.


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.

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