I believe every woman deserves to feel beautiful and confident in her own skin. As a makeup and hair artist, I get to help women look as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside. And now as a photographer I get to capture this moment of expression for you that you will always have.
I want you to have the most amazing, transformational experience during your shoot with me. This day is all about you! I believe that photoshoots are an important part of your self care. A shoot can help you express all sides of yourself, and get you in touch with your soul.
Let me share a little about the shoot experience with you.
I’ll start by having you fill out a questionnaire so I can get to know you better, and find out how I can create the best photoshoot for you. We’ll set up a call where we will design the shoot based on what you’re inspired and passionate about.
During our call we’ll talk about how you want to feel, be seen, and what is the part that you’re calling out in yourself. We’ll talk about what you’re going to wear and all the details of the day, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
On the day of our session, I’ll show up at your house with all my makeup and hair tools to get you looking gorgeous. I’ll pamper you like a celebrity so you look and feel like the best version of yourself. We’ll go through your closet and pick out some amazing outfits to help tell the story of your shoot. I’ll also bring wardrobe pieces with me that I think will be perfect for the story we’re telling.
We’ll begin the shoot at your home or hotel, and I’ll find the best places to photograph you in. I’ll direct you with posing and tell you exactly what to do. You don’t have to feel anxious or worried about what to do with your hands or body, or how to look for the camera. I know you may feel awkward or nervous, and that’s ok! I promise that you’re going to feel so comfortable, and so beautiful. Like the most beautiful you’ve felt in years. I’m going to hold your hand through this whole process to make it so easy for you. And at the end of the day, you’ll be dying to book your next shoot!
Depending on which shoot option you choose, we’ll do a few different beauty and wardrobe changes, and possibly location changes. I set up my shoots to be like a magazine editorial spread, to tell your story through the evolution of looks and locations. It will be like your own personal spread in Vogue!
And when we’re done, you’ll have beautiful images of who you are and your essence to treasure always. My goal is for you to fall in love yourself when you see your photos.
When Melissa reached out to me to do a shoot with her, my first reaction was “No thank you. I am not happy with my body right now”. But I resisted that critical voice and said yes to Melissa. The boudoir shoot surprised me. There is power in accepting yourself wholly and completely and letting yourself be seen. I let go that day and let the camera see me. I didn’t hide. I let my hair down, messy and raw. I tapped into the feminine strength of vulnerability and softness that so easily gets buried by perfectionism and fear.
When I got the photos, I cried. I saw the woman I had been striving to be- the one I want my daughter to see. I saw strength, power, trust, softness, beauty, femininity, acceptance. I saw fierce self-love. The experience reminded me to put myself first, love myself loud and clear and to be who I am. I cannot recommend Melissa and her boudoir shoots enough. michelle long, founder of bloom retreat and the practice.www.bloomretreat.com
2 hour photo shoot
3 wardrobe looks
10 high res retouched images delivered in a private, online gallery ($420 value)
Investment: $900 ***add on hair & makeup for $350***
Luxe Boudoir Experience
Professional Hair & Makeup
3 1/2 hour photo shoot
4-5 wardrobe looks
20 high res retouched images delivered in a private, online gallery ($560 value)
9 x 12 Fine Art Album with 20 images (valued at $1195)
Investment: $3000 (**plus sales tax)
Are you a mama wanting to capture this precious time and the love between your little one and you? I also do Mama Bird Sessions, to document the in between moments, the emotional connection, and the love you have for your babes. My Mama Bird Sessions include;
90 minute photoshoot at your home or an outdoor location
2 wardrobe looks
10 high res, digital images delivered to you in an online private gallery
Ready to book your shoot? Then contact me HERE to email me to schedule your complimentary consultation call to chat about working together!
I can’t wait for you to see how beautiful you are!
A $500 deposit is required to reserve your date. Pricing is based on shoots in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please contact me for travel rates if you’d like to do a shoot at your location. Deposits are non-refundable.