Friday, August 29, 2008

On Location Boudoir Shoot

When your client knows the editor of SURFER mag you can do some pretty cool things. Josie and her fiancé, set sail for two years in search of the perfect wave. They chronicled everything for SURFER mag. She booked us for a boudoir shoot and being that we live in SD, we were able to put a very interesting spin on the shoot. Here is the cover of her magazine I created out of her shoot. Josie also supplied me with photos of her and her guy surfing that I was able to incorporate into the whole design. I am sure her man is going to looove it.

Their friend owns Sanuk and gave us permission to have this mock ad in her mag, that's her soon to be hubby surfing. Pretty cool guy, eh?

Thanks KISS!

I just stayed up super late last night modifying all out boudoir packages and pricing. I am exhausted from all the thinking and very relieved to say it is actually done! I wanted to give marketing genius, Kevin Swan, at KISS a big thank you for taking the time to help me out over the phone with fun names and how to best incorporate KISS into our packages. If you ever get a chance to hear Kevin and Shaun talk about album sales be sure to take great notes, these guys really know what they are talking about.

Thanks for lunch the other day guys! See you two soon!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Just a little hint....

As we said earlier, we can't wait to tell you the big things goin' on around here. But we don't want to divulge everything too quickly, so we will leave you with a little hint. This is all you get for now, more soon...

Friday, August 22, 2008

Coming Soon...

Fun new things are ahead for the Boudoir Divas!  We've been a little silent on the blog this week, but that's because we've got several exciting things that we're currently working on...

To be announced soon!!!  :)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Where we're headed today...

Can't wait to tell you all about this AWESOME project we're working on with the Bui Brothers!  We're SO excited!!!!!  Details to come soon....  :)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Glamorous and over 50!

Boudoir photography is for every age, just ask beautiful Linda!"Dear Marissa and Deena. I just wanted to let you know that my husband loved loved loved my album. He couldn't believe that I did that for him. I was really excited to give it to him and I'm sure he will look at it often . The pictures made me look good too!!!! I am so glad that Christi (her daughter) made me do the photo shoot. I never in a million years would have even thought to do it. I never thought of myself as sexy, but you made me feel sexy that day and I will have that forever. Marissa, thank you so much for making me feel good during the shoot so that I could take those pictures. Deena, thanks for putting the album together for me and keeping in touch with me. If we are ever out that way again, we will stop by. You can use my pictures on your website if you still want to. Sincerely, Linda B"

Thank you Linda for letting us show off your gorgeous images, you are too sweet. Give Chipper a kiss for us! (Chipper is her pet squirrel)

Newsletter and Tidbits!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Holy Guacamole!

Ah, we have so many exciting things going on in the studio that we cannot wait to share with you! Paris is turning into such a dream come true. I cannot wait to hear the sound of a model's heels clacking on the old pavement of Paris complimented by the wonderful sound of my shutter clicking. Define childhood dream come to fruition. I don't want to wait, can it be next week? We are also looking into renting a big apartment that everyone can share to slim down the lodging expenses for everyone. More on that in the next few weeks.

We have other big, big happenings that I am going to remain a bit aloof on. Let's just say that the wonderful Bui Bros are coming down tomorrow to film for us. We are eager to share it all with you.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Update on Shoot Videos

Be sure to watch the shoots we posted yesterday in high quality on Youtube. If you have a fast internet connection, it doesn't take too long to load. If you have a slow connection, it's definitely still worth the wait - especially if you want to see the images a tad bit clearer. PS - we know these videos are not pro. This was actually my first-ever attempt at figuring out how to use imovie, which was pretty fun! We DO, however, have some VERY pro video guys working on an upcoming project... and we can't WAIT to share what it's going to be all about. Stay tuned! ;)

If you are looking for a boudoir photographer and are not in the So Cal area, or don't want to fly to us, be sure to check out

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

World Premier...

...of the Boudoir Divas' SHOOT VIDEOS!!! We had SO much fun yesterday! So much fun, in fact, that we have decided to make this a regular event. We hired 2 gorgeous models & had complete freedom to experiment with different sets, funky wardrobes, and new lighting scenarios. And as for the end product... well, just posting images really wouldn't do the shoot justice, so we decided to create a few music videos for your viewing pleasure. This first one is very informative, as Marissa did an amazing job at explaining her shots. Check it out!

If you cannot view this video Click Here to watch it on You Tube.

And here's one more fun video for you... I wasn't quite as informative as Marissa (sorry!)... but hopefully you'll still enjoy it!

If you cannot view this video Click Here to watch it on You Tube.

Special thanks to: Our beautiful models, Nora & Vanessa.

Also - a few of the images in these videos were taken by the lovely Crystal (one of the Woman Captured photographers). C, you rock! We love you!
Hair & Makeup by: The Mermaid Salon
Music credit: Yelle & Lady Gaga
Video recording talent: Our wonderful studio concierge, Mandi!

Freedom Tour SD

Last night Marissa, Weston, & I got to attend David Jay's Freedom Tour - and it was, of course, so awesome! One of the biggest things we came away with was the encouragement to listen to your clients. Tons of info & inspiration in regards to efficiency, pricing, and so much more. To top it all off, we also got some great words of advice from the queen of branding, Miss Jasmine Star! We were really glad we were able to make it... thanks so much, DJ & J*! We love your genuine passion for helping photographers. Thank you! On another note, we're super excited to start implimenting Showit Web slideshows with the boudoir studio. We are going to email the slideshows to our clients and figure that she more than likely will email it to all her gals pals. What great promo for us! If you don't already have Showit, you should definitely stop over there and grab a copy!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Inspiration and New Ideas Photo Shoot!

So bad it's good! Can we ever be serious? Thank God we are photographers and not in the video biz! But we still want to take the time to share with you what's going on here in our studio. Check back later this week for shots from today's shoot and hopefully a few not so high quality video clips of the models working it.


As you know, Showit is one of our newest sponsors!  We love David Jay & all that he is doing to help out other photographers in the industry.  Tonight we're going to see him & Jasmine Star talk about how to have freedom in your business.  They're going to be covering pricing, marketing, and so much more... can't wait!  It's going to be awesome - so if you're in San Diego, you should definitely stop by.  (Details: Click Here).  See you tonight!  Photobucket

Friday, August 1, 2008

Favorite Music Videos

A few weeks ago we posted about how we use music videos to add to the total boudoir experience. In my opinion, this is one of the best elements of the shoot. We just love the way our music videos add energy to the 'set' as we're shooting. This isn't a new concept at all... most photographers use a music playlist while shooting. And the other day, I was reading a magazine article that talked about a fashion shoot, and how they brought a DJ in for the shoot to do live mixing. So much fun! Anyway... I took a poll this past week, and asked all of the photographers about their favorite songs on our video playlist. A little inspiration for those of you who would like to create a new playlist for your boudoir shoots. Here's what everyone had to say:

Marissa: Yelle's "Je Vuex Te Voir." This video rocks, it is so hilarious. There is no way anyway can watch this video and still be tense.

Crystal: There are so many good ones, it's so hard to pick! I'll have to go with Sexy Back by JT! It just sounds like something that should be played while walking down the cat walk!

Deena: Bleeding Love & Sexy Back

Me (Kimberlee): I have a tie between 2 faves: The first is Regina Spektor's "Fidelity." Such a fun/quirky video - love it! Also, right now I'm really loving the Maroon 5-Rihanna video, "If I Never See Your Face Again." It's got a lot of energy, and the sets in the video are SO cool - lots of visual inspiration for a boudoir shoot.

There are so many different elements that go into making the boudoir experience unforgettable; music is just one small part of that experience, but as you can tell, we LOVE this part of it!