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“Even though my body isn’t in the ideal shape, I need to go for it” | Client Interview | Orange County Boudoir photographer

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Why my clients book their boudoir session with me

I have been sitting at my desk, wanting to write this blog post up for quite sometime now. I have been trying to find a way to tell you that you are beautiful and don’t NEED a reason to book your boudoir photo shoot.

Then, a lightbulb went on… how about I let my past clients tell you why they booked their session with me?!

Genius, right? It only took my 4 months to think of!

1. “I booked my shoot for ME. No one else, I deserved to feel beautiful no matter what celebration, event, milestone or time of year it is. I booked my shoot on a random Wednesday of the year, to celebrate me, for no damn reason!”

2. “I booked my session because this would be an amazing gift to my significant other!”

3. “I booked a session right after a terrible breakup”

4. “I booked my session to be able to look back at my album and show my kids how hot I was when I was younger”

5. “I booked my session because I’m a little older and I wanted to be shown that I’m still beautiful no matter what age”

6. “I booked my session because I wanted to remember this time in my life”

7. “I booked my session thinking you had to be skinny to do a boudoir shoot, being bigger, I wanted to show other women that you don’t have to be a VS model in order to do boudoir, we are all beautiful, no matter what body type!”

8. “I booked my session because I was recently diagnosed with cancer, and I realized that you need to enjoy life and take risks”

9. “I booked my session to feel beautiful”

There are a million reasons to book your boudoir session, but you don’t NEED a reason. Why do you think you need a reason to feel beautiful?

Book your session with me, and I’ll show you how gorgeous you are, no matter what.

 

 

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“I feel like I can be that sexy woman again for my husband that I thought I lost after having my son” | Client Interview | Orange County Boudoir Photographer

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1.  How old are you?
     27
2. What do you do for a living?
      I’m a stay at home mother of two amazing children. A three year old girl and a 10 month old boy
3. What made you decide to take a leap of faith and do a boudoir session?
      I’ve seen so much of Alyssa Michelle’s work that I was drooling over how gorgeous the ladies always looked. I wanted to look and feel that beautiful, especially now after working so hard to lose weight that I gained from my pregnancy with my son. 
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4. Did you have any obstacles or fears about boudoir?
      I was very insecure about the way my body looked. I feared I wasn’t pretty enough or that I lost my sexuality to actually produce a boudoir photo.
5. Was the session different from what you expected it to be?
      It was beyond my expectations. I went in thinking something and I left with my head filled with amazing compliments, imagines of what the photos would look like, and a new friend in the form of a wonderfully talented photographer
6. What was your favorite part about the entire experience?
       I can’t say that there is just one part that was my favorite but what I loved the most was the pep talks and gush sessions from Alyssa. She really does know how to make you feel fantastic and amazing while you lay there half naked with a sexy face on.;)
7. How did you feel when you saw your photographs?
     Stunned. Shocked. Impressed. too many expressions to tell you really, you would have to experience it for yourself. They were more than I could have ever imagined.
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8. Any advice for women interested in their own boudoir session?
       Do it!    No doubts, just do it. Your body is your temple, it is who you are and Alyssa’s work will show you how beautiful your body is. 
9. Did anything change about the way you see your own beauty as a result of the session?
         Yes, I feel so much more empowered. I feel like I can be that sexy woman again for my husband that I thought I lost after having my son. 
10. How did you like working with Alyssa Michelle and her team?
                I LOVED them. They were all fantastic. From the hair to the makeup to the photographer, everything is 100 % amazing. Alyssa and her team really pulls you in and makes you feel like your a true friend. They make you feel comfortable, like you’re not just some girl there to take some boudoir photos but a friend there to hang out while getting your hair and makeup done. Truly an amazing team. <3
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“I was afraid I was going to feel awkward” | Client Interview | Orange County Boudoir Photographer

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1.  How old are you? I’m 23 years old.
2. What do you do for a living? I’m an actress, and I also work at different commercial casting studios running the door for auditions. 
3. What made you decide to take a leap of faith and do a boudoir session? I saw Alyssa’s beautiful photos on her Facebook page, and I was so inspired! I wanted to feel as sexy as those women looked!
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4. Did you have any obstacles or fears about boudoir? Recently, I’ve been having insecurities about my sexuality. I’m usually a pretty confident person, but for some reason I was feeling really down on myself and like I couldn’t get sensual. I was afraid I was going to feel awkward. 
5. Was the session different from what you expected it to be? I read Alyssa’s blog posts before going, which helped a lot. I expected it was going to be a positive experience, but I didn’t expect to have as much of a blast as I did! 
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6. What was your favorite part about the entire experience? I felt so comfortable the entire time. From getting my hair and makeup done (which looked AWESOME), to the outfit changes, I was so at ease! Alyssa even gave me fruit snacks at one point, haha!
7. How did you feel when you saw your photographs? I was pretty amazed. I looked so gorgeous! Not only that, but so natural. I brought my boyfriend with me to the viewing session, and he was in awe! His eyes were glued to the computer screen. I seriously felt so empowered!
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8. Any advice for women interested in their own boudoir session? DO IT! You will not regret it. Do it for yourself, because you deserve it.
9. Did anything change about the way you see your own beauty as a result of the session? Everyone has their favorite parts of themselves, and their not-so-favorite parts. This experience and the resulting photos made me not care about my not-so-favorite assets. I looked and felt gorgeous!
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10. How did you like working with Alyssa Michelle and her team? I absolutely loved them. Like I said, I was completely comfortable the whole time. Alyssa made me laugh and I felt like I was being showered with compliments every step of the way! I never felt awkward or out of place.
11. Will you continue to go to Alyssa Michelle and her team for your future boudoir sessions? YES! It was such a positive experience and I’ve been on a high ever since. I’m going to recommend them to anyone who’s looking to get boudoir photos done!
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Where to buy lingerie online

The most frequent question I receive from my clients is “I have no idea what the heck to wear, any suggestions?? HELP!”

Ladies, have no fear! I have complied a list of online and in store suggestions and links of my favorite places to buy lingerie, just for you!
Because I love you, and I want you to LOVE you outfits and feel so super sexy in them!

Keep in mind, I do have pieces in my boudoir client closet for you to try on and borrow for your session, they are mostly bodysuits, because I’m obsessed with them!
But it’s always good to buy your own lingerie, so you can have it to remind you how wonderfully sexy and beautiful you are, even though I guarantee after your shoot, you are going to feel sexy no matter what you are wearing!  

ENOUGH CHIT CHAT! HERE YOU GO!

  1. ‪www.hipsandcurves.com
  2. www.boohoo.com 
  3. www.fleurofengland.com
  4. www.shop.forloveandlemons.com/collections/lingerie
  5. https://gooseberryintimates.com
  6. http://www.hopelesslingerie.bigcartel.com
  7. http://us.intimissimi.com/home.jsp
  8. http://www.lingeriediva.com
  9. http://www.trashy.com
  10. http://www.yandy.com
  11. ‪ www.victoriassecret.com
  12. www.fredericks.com
  13. http://us.asos.com/women-lingerie-sleepwear/rsrua/?cid=6046&via=top
  14. http://www.barenecessities.com/?cmp=xyz
  15. http://www.bhldn.com (Bridal)
  16. http://www.dollhousebettie.com
  17. www.laperla.com
  18. http://www.bellabellaboutique.com
  19. http://www.journelle.com
  20. www.agentprovocateur.com
  21. http://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/
  22. www.nordstrom.com
  23. http://www.wacoal-america.com
  24. www.target.com
  25. www.forever21.com
  26. www.torrid.com
  27. http://www.hm.com/us

 

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