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“Nothing but Nerves” | Client Interview | Orange County Boudoir Photographer

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erica boudoir-125erica boudoir-76erica boudoir-61        “I walked into Alyssa’s studio feeling nothing but nerves for this photo shoot. Within in minutes I started to warm up to everyone in the room. I can not thank Alyssa enough for the incredible experience of this shoot. I loved every minute of it. I couldn’t help but smile and laugh and have a good time with her. Alyssa truly is the definition of a talented photographer. She never puts you down, she always finds the beauty in every picture. Alyssa gives you the confidence you need to truly feel like a beautiful person. After the shoot, viewing the photos, I was almost in tears. Never have I seen myself so dolled up and for once I felt so beautiful. Alyssa you are the sweetest, kindest and the most incredible photographer. Look forward to doing many more photo shoots with her! She is the best!” – Erica Aguilera


The details matter!!

Getting ready for your session? There are a few details you MAY have overlooked that need to be addressed before hand!

Working out like a fiend? MHM! Drinking a lot of water, CHECK! Don’t forget the little things!


Ladies, I’m talking about your eyebrows, nails, and lotioning up those beautiful legs of yours! There is nothing worse that a chipped nail in a close up!

Make sure to set up your nail appointment, and get your eyebrows all set and done at least two days before your session, so if you wax, you aren’t red!

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Create your own boudoir package

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I believe that every single woman deserves to feel beautiful and powerful. Every one of you should see yourselves how I see you.  It’s why I am a boudoir photographer. It’s how I live my own life.

When you come to me, show your most intimate sides of yourself and I photograph you, it’s accepting yourself for who you are, and being able to see yourself in a while new light. I offer a safe and cozy place for you to embrace boudoir and express your uniqueness without any judgements. In fact, just the opposite. With many praises. It is an experience that I have seen be life changing over and over again.

It brings back your self confidence, freedom, and a retraining of your brain that you can do something daring and good things come of it. I hear from women over and over that they want to do this, they NEED this – but something is stopping them.

Well now, I am taking away at least one large excuse.


This spring I am offering 10 spots for boudoir shoots that I call “Create your own boudoir package shoots”

That’s right!! Email me what you are looking for in a shoot and what you want to pay. It’s that simple. No reasonable offer will be refused. If I can’t photograph you for what you offer, I will come back with a package that will hopefully work for both of us. (Please keep in mind, that I still need to pay the rent and make a living, so offers must be a minimum of $500)

There are a few guidelines to take into consideration:

1. I am starting by offering 10 slots from now until May 2nd, 2015.

2. I HIGHLY recommend you include hair and make up by my team in your session

3. Sessions are shot on Monday, Wednesdays & Sundays and bookings start at 10am

4. Yes, You can get a few girlfriends together and all come on the same day.

5. What is a reasonable offer? Well, in my mind it is one in which you are happy to pay it and I am happy to receive it. Please keep in mind I need to cover my expenses at the minimum and since I do pay my bills this way making a little money would be awesome too.

6. I offer products such as albums and prints as well as digital only packages. We accept MasterCard/Visa and Cash.

7. I promise you an awesome experience no matter what you pay.

My email is photographybyalyssamichelle@yahoo.com – want a shoot? Now’s the time!!


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Client Interview | Orange County Boudoir Photographer | Taylor

1.  How old are you?
2. What do you do for a living?
I’m a server, barista and coach trying to pay for college.
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3. What made you decide to take a leap of faith and do a boudoir session?
The encouragement of Alyssa and my best friend who knew I always struggled with my own self esteem. 
4. Did you have any obstacles or fears about boudoir?
I compared myself to other women who had done shoots with Alyssa and feared my pictures wouldn’t come out as beautiful as the others.
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5. Why did you choose Photography by Alyssa Michelle?
We were friends on Facebook and I always saw her work posted on social media and fell in love with her style and how gorgeous these women looked in her photographs.
6. How was the session different from what you expected it to be (if at all)?
I was a lot more relaxed once we started than I anticipated. Alyssa definitely made me feel comfortable. It was a lot of fun and more enjoyable than I expected a shoot like that to be.
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7. What was your favorite part about the entire experience?
Having the pampering experience as well as the viewing. I thought I was going to cry once I saw all of my photographs. The anticipation was overwhelming and finally getting to see everything was an amazing experience.
8. How did you feel when you saw your photographs/ how did others respond to them?
I wanted to cry with joy. I was in awe and a little overwhelmed with the realization that those were my photographs. 
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9. Any advice for women interested in their own boudoir session?
I recommend this to every woman. I would definitely tell each and every woman to first do it for yourself and have something to remind you of how beautiful you truly are. 
10. Did anything change about the way you see your own beauty as a result of the session?
Everything changed. I had no confidence in myself and making the decision to move past my insecurities and do this session with Alyssa, changed my whole entire perspective on myself. 
11. How did you like working with Alyssa Michelle and her team?
They are all amazing! I am already waiting for my next excuse to have another session and get the pleasure of working with all three of those wonderful women again. I couldn’t be happier!! 
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