Friday, November 30, 2007

About Marissa...

Founder of Woman Captured
Weston and I also shoot weddings together: Boucher Photography
Loves ...
The Lord!
My adorable hubby (the mastermind behind our wedding photog)Isn't he cute?:)

Disneyland and Walt Disney. The sometimes corny line "Dreams do come true" really spoke to me as a child. To say I had high hopes as a kid was a understatement! And it all came true!

My furry babies! Elaine and Putty (named after Seinfeld characters). My teddy bears.

Reading Period Novels
(Last one was, "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" and "Peony in Love," the writer, Lisa See, is brilliant!) Both written and inspried by the real Chinese Opera, "The Peony Pavillion," written during the Ming Dynasty, which I am hoping to see in person as it is still a popular opera.

I can be a bit of a hippie at times, what do I mean by that? Well, I enjoy yoga. I need, must have have, can't live without, regular, large doses of nature. There is something so theraputic about swimming in the ocean, a river or a lake. Or getting all muddy hiking a trail-where falling is part of the fun. And, even though I don't dress the part of a hippie, to further prove my point, I do enjoy lighting my fair share of incensce!

I love large production shows/productions. Al la Cirque de Soleil, symphonies, the free concerts at the organ pavillion, musicals, etc.

My family is the best! Here are some pics of us last Thanksgiving.

So that is a bit about myself! Not quite done, I have a few more interests I would love to share with you all. I should be adding to this page in the future. I mean when else do you get to talk about yourself non-stop but on your blog! You bet I gonna take advantage of it! I would love for you to post some of your interest in the comment section. Since you know so much about me I would love to hear about you too. Let's be friends! :)

About Kimberlee...

Hey! My name is Kimberlee (although my family and close friends still call me "Kimee"!) I love photography (duh!), and I've also found a love for graphic design. I joined Marissa and Weston 2 years ago, and I have absolutely LOVED working with them. I started shooting boudoir about a year ago, and from my very first shoot, I was hooked. I love the satisfaction that comes with this job - making women feel gorgeous and giving them confidence to see themselves as they are (beautiful!). I'm also a child photographer, and in the Spring of 08 I'm planning on opening a boutique studio in San Clemente, CA (about an hour north of San Diego).
Child photography is a huge passion of mine; I absolutely love capturing all of the little facial expressions and tiny "quirks" that show a child's personality. How absolutely amazing is it that we get to take pictures and interact with people everyday... and that this is our "job"?!? I'm so blessed and thankful that I am able to make a living doing something I love. What else? I love eating. Sushi and Thai food are my all-time favorites. I love flavored coffee drinks. I love reading magazines (mostly to look at the fashion ads and spreads, getting ideas for how I want to shoot).

I am extremely passionate about fighting against injustice. My desire is to be able to use photography as a means for bringing social injustices to light. My goal is to travel overseas a few months every year, capturing through my lens the stories of people who need their stories told. Upcoming trips in 08... Africa, and hopefully Thailand/Burma.

Lastly (but most importantly), I'm SO thankful for the people in my life. I have the most amazing family in the world, and my friends are awesome, too. Most of all, I am thankful for Jesus Christ and what it means to be able to live my life following Him. My faith is more than just a religious title that I carry with me to church on Sundays. God is so real, and He's a huge part of my life, every day. I want my life to reflect Him, in everything I do.


The Boudoir Divas Website has been launched! We are so excited about our book, actions, templates, and upcoming workshop... and this website gives all of the info you'd ever want to know about our educational materials. You'll also be able to pre-order our materials, as well as sign up for our January workshop.

About Us

Who we are: Marissa Boucher & Kimberlee West. Together we make up the "Boudoir Divas." :) Marissa is the owner of Woman Captured. She started this business 4 years ago, and since then, it has become the most successful boudoir studio in Southern California. The demand for Marissa's photography has increased at an incredible speed, and Woman Captured now has four full-time photographers. I (Kimberlee) joined Woman Captured in 2006, and I absolutely LOVE being a part of such an amazing team!

Now, I don't want to brag, but I just have to say that we are definitely the most sought-after Boudoir Photographers in Southern California. (Ok, I admit- I'm totally bragging!) :) Here's a quote from a recent client... "Oh my Gosh it's AMAZING!!!! I'm Beautiful!!! :) It's truly more than I ever imagined. I can never thank you enough. I'm so happy with the album and with the entire Boudoir experience with a Woman Captured! Every woman should feel like a model! Thank you again! I love it!" -Jackie

In 2007, Marissa asked if I would partner with her in a new venture, and I quickly agreed. We decided we wanted to offer our help to other photographers who are thinking about adding boudoir photography to their services. Thus we started the "Boudoir Divas." Over the past several months, we have been in the process of creating some bad-ass educational materials for boudoir photography, which will be released on December 29th. We will also be providing workshops for those of you who are interested in observing us in our studio here in San Diego.
Our Mission Statement: "Our God grants us beauty and love everyday. He gives us strength and wisdom to create a life that will benefit those around us and those he asks us to help and give to abundantly. He gives us the resources and creativity to create a classy and romantic piece of art that ignites confidence and excitement in a bride or wife and re-enforces beauty in a woman and romance in a couple. With praise and deep gratitude we thank God everyday for the blessings He gives to us. We have nothing to fear because Christ Jesus sustains us."

Welcome to the Boudoir Divas Blog!

We are all about Boudoir Photography!!! Shooting, lighting, set design, marketing, album design... you name it... we LOVE it all! In recent years, the demand for boudoir photography has increased tremendously. We knew that we wanted to carve a mark in this niche market, and with the incredible success of our business, WOMAN CAPTURED, we decided that we wanted to share our knowledge and skills that have helped make us successful. Therefore, this blog is for professional photographers wanting to find out more about boudoir photography. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to drop us a note. (We would love to hear your feedback!) We will also be using this blog to answer frequently asked questions from photographers, so if you have a question about anything related to boudoir photography- let us know!

Thanks for stopping by!
-Marissa & Kimberlee