We are SO VERY grateful to clients who want to share their boudoir photo shoot story and their personal journey, it’s not easy to be totally open in front of the video camera, and we give Angela a serious shout out for doing just that. Her motive was that she wanted other women to feel empowered to come in and have this beautiful experience as well. Thank you Angela. It’s clear that you are beyond beautiful inside and out.
^ A powerful video of a client’s testimonial and a behind the scenes look at the boudoir photography experience here at The Boudoir Divas.
Oh my word was our first #BeYourOwnSupermodel Event incredible! We had about 175 ladies who were ready to have a good time. We played trivia games, drank champagne, had a quite the talk about feeling good in your own skin, and many, many gals signed up for shoots with the awesome, very rare deal we had going.
A big thank you to Sondra of Seesondraslim.com for giving a quick chat about her personal growth learning to love herself. She had us on the verge of tears and definitely made us laugh.
I, Marissa, owner here, spoke a bit about the lessons I’ve learned photographing 100’s of women in their undies and how what I’ve gathered applies to being kind to yourself and giving yourself grace. I think the energy of all of us like minded women gathering together was a positive and lasting experience and I think we all left the event feeling as though we could all be a little more comfortable in our own skin.
We talked about how we can all have a harsh critic that lives in our hearts and minds, and that if we can learn to catch those negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones, a new truth and mantra, then that is one of the very biggest ways for self acceptance. We were all encouraged to write out what our personal new mantra was going to be.
We also handed out these cute little favors that we had printed out for our guests to hang as daily reminders about what we had learned. We wanted to share them with all of you that were unable to attend. We hope to see you at the next event!!!
We are beyond thrilled to say that we have officially launched our behind-the-scenes video from our 2014 trip to Paris with the fabulous Christine Penny! If you haven’t seen her website go check it out immediately. This was such a cool collaboration, and we were so honored to work with Christine again. We had so much fun traipsing around Paris, spending hours together, with 5 looks and locations, and capturing some beautiful images and video footage. So without further ado, here is the Premier of “Jour a La Nuit”:
Christine, we loved capturing these images and creating this fun video with you. You are so freaking talented and we loved having the opportunity to work alongside you with this project! Until next time… :) xoxo, K&M
Hey everyone! Hope you’re all having a great week, and that you’re gearing up for some fun this weekend for Halloween. You may remember last year when we posted our fun concept/editorial shoot, the ‘Spooky-Beautiful’ outdoor shoot we did with the fabulous Peggy Rogers. But you may not know that we ALSO filmed some behind-the-scenes footage from that shoot, and we JUST released the video! Here it is… Enjoy! And Happy Halloween! xoxo, The Divas
Photography & Video: Kimberlee West & Marissa Boucher
Model: Peggy Rogers
Hair & Makeup: Peggy Rogers
Concept & Styling: Marissa Boucher
Music used with permission, from Triple Scoop Music
HEADSHOTS TO GET AHEAD event. A fundraiser for Dress For Success San Diego.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
RSVPs recommended but not required. Priority given to RSVPs, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ladies only please
$25 for headshots: includes 5 digital airbrushed images that will be emailed to you 2 weeks after event. Option to upgrade to more images on disc or add an additional “look” to the package. You may pay by credit card or cash the day of.
Every professional needs an amazing headshot whether for social media, business cards, email signatures, etc. And WE are definitely in the business of taking amazing photos of women! ;) In the recently official launch of our “Believe in Beauty” campaign, we were eager to work even harder to stand by our mission of empowering women. When we were introduced to Dress for Success, we instantly inspired by their mission, passion and dedication. These are women who give so much of themselves to help other. Us ladies put our heads together, and a “headshots” party seemed like a win/win from all angles.
Dress for Success’ mission to is to empower women who need a helping hand and prepare them for the work place. From etiquette, to clothing, to overall confidence, Dress for Success missions is “to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.” Their amazing endevour is run off the generosity of others, and we immediately wanted to find a way to help.
This is not only going to be a day to have gorgeous photos taken, but also a day of girly fun all around! Here are some of the fun vendors we hope to have….
– ELAINE SWAN: An etiquette coach giving us a 20 min chat about how to be the refined woman we hope to grow up to be someday
– PEGGY ROGERS: A demo by the wonderful make-up & hair magician Peggy Rogers, teaching us 5 very quick work appropriate & hip do’s to do in a rush before work. And speedy career barbie make-up. How to look killer in a rush!
– BON AFFAIR: A wine spritzer company
– STEPS TO STEELO: A boutique truck
– VINAVANTI: Organic Winery
– GREEN TRUCK: Healthy Food Truck
– SHOP STOP ROLL: Killer Boutique Truck
– SD FIT: Line of women’s fitness wear
– DAMSEL IN DEFENSE: A booth with self defense products designed just for women
– STELLA & DOT: Awesome jewelry line
& more, like a DJ, tours of the awesome studio, and other fun and cute booths! This will be an amazing day to share with your girlfriends, or even just come on your own and meet new ladies!
See you there!
xoxoxo- Marissa and the Divette Team!
Hello everyone! Just a quick post today to let you all know that we’ve got some fun new PRESS to share with you over on our site! We’re so blessed whenever we get good press & attention… we never want to brag about ourselves or our business, but we are just so honored and appreciative. Thank you for all the support and love. It just proves how important boudoir photography can be in the life of a woman, giving her confidence and a new-found love of her body! Go check out the PRESS PAGE to read all the cool stuff we’ve been able to be featured in lately!
Hey ladies!! As you may have seen, we are SUPER excited about the new look of our studio’s website! We love all of the new features and new sections, and we are excited about how much content & info is on there. We want you to feel like you can ‘step into our world’ and spend a lot of time reading, browsing photos, watching videos, and interacting with us as you start to plan your boudoir shoot.
This morning we wanted to chat for just a minute about the “Before & After” section of our site, and why we chose to include that section.
We truly believe that all women are uniquely beautiful – and we LOVE having the chance to give our clients an experience where they can see themselves in a new light. The reason why we choose to share these Before and Afters is to showcase another side of their beauty – their “Diva Bombshell” side! Typically only celebrities and models have a chance to show off that side, and we feel like all women should have the opportunity to be pampered and have a fun photo shoot experience that reveals a new aspect of their beauty.
We also hear over and over again comments from ladies who look at our website and say, ‘I could never look like that’… and we want to tell them, YES YOU CAN! Our clients are everyday women of all ages, all shapes and sizes, and from all walks of life. We want to showcase YOU and your unique beauty, in a special way through the boudoir experience.
Even Marissa & myself (Kimberlee), decided to share OUR Before & After photos – so that you can see that ANYONE can do this!
Here at the Boudoir Divas’ studio, our all-female team works together to bring out this new side of your beauty – starting with our amazing hair and makeup artists, who get you all glammed-up. Then our expert photographers will coach you through the entire experience, finding poses that work best for you – and also utilizing lighting techniques to compliment you and make you look your best. We are going to showcase your beauty and give you the chance to see yourself in a new way… and hopefully give you a little more confidence, to say ‘I AM BEAUTIFUL!” All of this combined is what makes up the boudoir photo shoot experience, and we are really proud of it!
If you have been putting off booking a shoot with us for a while, thinking that you could never look as hot as the gals you see here on our blog or over on our website, then we want to say: STOP WAITING! It’s time to celebrate who you are, right now, at this moment and this stage of your life. Stop listing the excuses in your head, and stop listening to the negative messages. Let’s write some new messages and help you see yourself and your beauty in a new way. What are you waiting for?!
Give us a call today – we would LOVE to chat with you and talk about the Boudoir Divas’ Supermodel Experience!™
858.485.0443 (or email: SDstudio@TheBoudoirDivas.com)
The Boudoir Divas are an all female staff boudoir studio in San Diego, also catering to OC, Orange County, LA, Los Angeles and Riverside.
If you are looking for a boudoir photographer in Southern California, we would love to chat with you about the Supermodel Experience!!!! Give us a call today: 858-485-0443, or email: SDstudio@TheBoudoirDivas.com
We are SO excited about this, we just can’t contain ourselves! If you can believe it, 4,500 square feet of beautiful studio space just wasn’t quite enough for The Boudoir Divas. So, we’ve expanded! Our new “Natural Beauty Studio” will be an exclusive Boudoir Divas land, reserved especially for our “Supermodel Package” clients for now. We are in love with the way this space is turning out, and can’t WAIT to share more photos with you all. But for now, here’s just a little behind-the-scenes glimpse at the remodel process…
Stay tuned to see more sneak peeks of the new studio space! Oh, and if you want to actually come take a TOUR of the new space and see it for yourselves, we would love for you to come to our Natural Beauty Grand Opening. (Details to be announced soon!)