Sunday, June 29, 2008

Found a few photos...

...From the May Workshop! These just turned up as I was looking through a few folders from our last workshop. Group shot of all of us at dinner on the last night (just missing Rachelle in this picture!). Notice how Marissa, Weston, and I are all making the exact same face here - hmmm...

Friday, June 27, 2008

Waiting for our books to arrive...

Hey folks! We need to apologize for the delay in shipping out our books. If you've placed an order this month, thank you for your patience! We have had numerous issues with our publishing company meeting their quoted deadlines, and unfortunately once again they've pushed back the date for the arrival. :( (It was supposed to be 3 weeks ago!!!) You can imagine our frustration, and we certainly can understand that many of you are anxious to get your hands on your copy of the book. We're so sorry that it's taking this long... but we have a new date of shipping them out: this coming Wed, July 2nd. Thank you for your patience and understanding! Photobucket

Thursday, June 26, 2008

So nerdy, I almost didn't post....

Yes, the aliens on the left and the right are in fact Kimberlee and myself. I am not ashamed to admit that we are Star Wars fans, but I am a little embarrassed to say that I fought pretty hard to be Queen Amidala and it just didn't happen. Apparently the boys got the starring roles. But the women know the truth, in Star Wars and especially in this photo, behind every good man... is a good alien woman. By the way, I just have to mention that I even used the Totally Rad Action "Oh, Snap" on this pic. That is how addicted to it I am. PS. The dudes in the photo are my hubby Weston and our buddy Brian. Thank God Weston doesn't have hair like that in real life! But Kimee you look pretty hot blue.....

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Southern Wedding Style Magazine

Yay! This post is a little delayed, but better late than never... :) A little while ago, we were honored to be featured in the premier issue of this gorgeous magazine!  There's an article on boudoir featuring one of Marissa's shots, they also interviewed us for our opinions on boudoir photography (mainly about how a bride ought to prepare for her boudoir shoot).  Check it out - we're on page 40 if you have a chance to grab a copy! Thanks, Laura & the rest of the SWS staff - you rock!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Who are you?

As a photographer, it's SO important to get your photo out there - so that your clients will be able to see who you are. This is ESPECIALLY true as a boudoir photographer. Your potential clients are (most likely) already feeling quite a bit nervous and hesitant about doing this kind of shoot, so if they can't see who you are (in a photo on your blog and website)... they're probably going to be even more hesitant to pick up the phone to call you. On that note... here are a few images of myself that I'll be using on my portrait/lifestyle photography website and blog. Jasmine Star did a great job of snagging a few shots that are actually decent! (I'm not the most comfortable person in front of the camera, so I promise you - it was a challenge). :) Putting a face to a name is going to get your clients one step closer to booking a boudoir session with you - so go out and get some images of yourself and add them to your blog and site! By the way, Jasmine is SO good at branding herself and giving her clients a glimpse of who she is. Be sure to check out her stellar blog and her new Showit Website. (My own website and blog are under construction... but feel free to check back soon to see how I'm going to use these images... for now, here's my current blog).

Announcing - New Sponsors!

We're happy to announce that we've got some great new companies on-board with the Boudoir Divas! Thanks, Shootsac, Showit, and Totally Rad! We're excited to partner with you. And for you, our fellow photographers... what do you get out of it? Even more cool prizes at our upcoming workshops! SHOOTSAC | SHOWIT WEB! | TOTALLY RAD ACTIONS

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Just came across a few recent threads over at OSP ... thought it would be cool to post what other photographers are saying about boudoir...

"I've wanted to do boudoir sessions for a year now, but I never put it out there that I wanted to do them. When I finally announced that they were available, I had people coming out of every corner wanting them! Who knew?!?" | "it's amazing how many people want a boudior session. I think that there is a somewhat untapped section of the market there for wedding photographers." | "I certainly love the way that boudoir is becoming so popular. It's not about making a size 16 look like a 10, but about making a woman feel good in her own skin."

Right on! :) (And who knew? We did!) Hee hee

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Happy Birthday, Riss!

 You are the best boss-turned-business partner- turned- FRIEND a gal could ever ask for.  :)  It has been such a blessing to know you these past two years, and I am so thankful that God brought us together!  Hope you have a wonderful day today, my friend!  
(Photo by Marissa's hubby, Weston)

San Diego Style Magazine shoot!

Kimberlee, Weston and I (Marissa) all had the huge opportunity to shoot for a magazine cover yesterday. We had so much darn fun that you would never know we were working. We will post the shots once the cover is announced and released. Cross your fingers for us that we get it!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Loads of info on The Boudoir Diva's August Workshop

It's a big decision to pack your bags and head out to sunny SD, leaving work and responsibilities behind for a few days. We wanted to be sure that we gave you enough information to help you make your decision. Below is a link to a PDF that has plenty of juicy tidbits about the days you will spend here with The Boudoir Divas. Our main goal with the workshop is for you to leave with gorgeous images for your portfolio, confidence in your shooting and posing, knowledge of how to sell packages and market yourself and a solid idea of how to precess high quality images. It is our intention that you leave and are easily able to pay for your workshop expenses with the next two shoots you book... we'll show you how to get there. http://http//

Saturday, June 7, 2008


Guess what??? We're taking the Boudoir Divas INTERNATIONAL! :) We've had several people inquire about doing a workshop over in Europe, and we decided that Paris would be the absolute perfect place for a workshop. We're still working on the details, but we know we'll be heading over there in the Spring. If you're interested, please send us an email w/ your answers to THESE QUESTIONS (click here).  Then we'll be sure to put on our "Paris potential" list, and we'll get you more information when we finalize some more details. ( On another note, we're all VERY excited here at the Woman Captured/Boudoir Divas office! This morning, we're all hopping in the car and taking a road trip up to Cabrillo CA for the wedding of someone very special! The lovely Miss Crystal (our amazing studio manager/super-star photographer/super-planner/girl-who-takes-care-of-everything-and-then-some!) is going to become Mrs. Carr. We're all so excited for you, Crystal! She hired the best wedding photographers in the world ;) - and Deena and I (Kimberlee) are going to be each others' dates for the wedding. Heehee... Seriously, though, we're so excited to celebrate with our dear friend as she marries the love of her life. We'll definitely be posting some photos when we get home, so check back later to see the fun!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Little changes around here

We've been so busy lately that certain things get put to the bottom of the to-do list (I know you all know what I'm talking about here). So recently we've finally taken the time to work on our blog design a little bit. After we designed it, we didn't really have the time to figure out the coding on blogger, so we had the lovely Miss Nikki help us out over at Expressive Style Graphics. She's been great to work with, and she did our layout and coding just the way we wanted. (She can also do your design work on your blogs, splash pages, and logos, if you don't want to do the design yourself and need a little inspiration). Thanks, Nikki!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Our Next Workshop...

Back by popular demand. :) Really, we've had several inquiries about our next workshop, and so we've now released a new workshop date for the end of the summer. To sign up, we'll need a 50% deposit (that's $475). Click on the button below to register now!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Day-After Beach Session

On Friday, we had our optional day-after shoot - and it was amazing! Marissa and I (Kimberlee) were having a great time shooting our model, and Marissa's hubby Weston was a HUGE help, giving tons of tips and advice to the gals who were there for the shoot. (Thanks, Weston!) It's been so much fun to look through all of our shots to see the different angles and styles we each captured (Marissa, Weston, and I). It was also really cool to see Weston's shots using an off-camera flash set-up (it gives his shots a very "Sports Illustrated/Maxim-editorial" look, in my opinion). And it was absolutely wonderful to work with Joslyn; the expressions she gave us were just perfect for the look we were going for with this shoot. Here are a few of our shots from the day:

Marissa's Shots...
Kimberlee's shots: And Weston's shots: (We love these ones where he used the flash; it gives the images a totally different "feel") Here we all are, shooting away. The 2 hours just flew by. I (Marissa) was having so much fun I just really wanted to stop time. Here is what happens to you if you volunteer to be the lighting stand in!
I got them all back though.... It was so nice having Weston at the shoot. He is an awesome photographer (he shoots weddings with me, Marissa, hubby n' wife team) and I have never shot anything like this with him before since he doesn't shoot boudoir portraits. But even still, he is a key asset to Kimee and me in that he is constantly pushing us to strive for higher quality. Since this was going to be more of an editorial type shoot we thought it would be a great to have him! He played around with syncing flashes and got such awesome shots, we decided to call him "The Boudoir DIVO" for the day. Thanks babe! His shots will be in the slideshow as well.

And thanks again, Joslyn- we loved working with you!  :)  Some of you have noticed that we've added new workshop dates to our website - including one international date next spring  - woohoo!  More details to come soon...

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

May Workshop - Day of Shooting Recap

The first full day of our workshop was all about shooting (so much fun!) After Marissa and I demonstrated how we use our different lighting set-ups, we let our workshop attendees have full reign of our studio for the remainder of the day. We've all been to workshops where there are so many people around you that you feel like you're fighting to get a good shot in. Well, we really wanted everyone to have enough time to really build up their portfolio and work on posing & expression, and so we worked hard to figure out a schedule that would allow maximum amount of shooting time with the least amount of shoving/pushing/fighting for shots. :) Here are a few images from the day (Marissa and me, demonstrating our shooting style): We have to say a big thank you to our gorgeous models for our day of shooting. (We couldn't have done any of this without you ladies!) So thank you, Adriana, Courtney, and Leah! You gals are awesome, and it was a pleasure working with each of you.