Thursday, September 10, 2009

San Diego Boudoir Photography | THE BOUDOIR DIVAS

We are a boudoir photography studio promising a fun and classy experience here at our huge, new york loft style boudoir photography studio in San Diego. THE BOUDOIR DIVAS are an all female staff with the leading photographers in the boudoir industry. We want to make you feel like a supermodel for a day while coaching you through the whole boudoir photography process. We recently launched our new blog at and you can also visit our website at

Boudoir photography is the absolute perfect and sexy gift for the groom, your hubby, valentine's day, a fun bachelorette party. Book a consultation at our boudoir studio if you are interested in booking a boudoir or sometimes called boudior photography session.

If you aren't in SO Cal or aren't able to travel to THE BOUDOIR DIVAS' Studio, we have compiled a list of boudoir photographers in other cities. For instance boudoir in Arizona, boudoir in New York, or boudoir even Australia or London we have a list of boudoir photographers all over the world. Check it our at

If you are a boudoir photographer and you are looking to find boudoir tips and tricks or boudoir books and downloads you can visit,, or

Friday, July 3, 2009

We have launched our new San Diego boudoir photography blog!


YEAH! The new boudoir photography blog is here. Please visit to check it out as it highlights are the daily stuff happening in our boudoir photography studio. I would love it if you left a comment so we can see who is out there and who is interested in boudoir photography. There are 200+ of you checking our blog daily and we would love it if we could personally say hello.

Also, boudoir photographers, please check out THE BOUDOIR DIVAS blog, for boudoir photography resources.

Considering a boudoir photography shoot?! Be sure to check out our website at Thanks!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

San Diego Boudoir Photography


I have been gabbing and gabbing about this hot new light that Weston made and surprised me with while Kimberlee n' I were speaking about boudoir in Chicago. I just did a shoot with it last week and I was able to use my light like crazy. I loooove it. I think it give such a "fashion" vibe while still providing the flattering soft light that is perfect for boudoir photography. This is Tina, a FULL PHOTO SHOOT client that was kind enough to show off her beautiful face. I love how she brought a dress as her 4th set outfit. Now her hubby will have appropriate photos to show off at work and put on his desk! Perfect!


A few more images from the session....


Tina is getting married soon and will be giving this gift to her fiance. She drove all the way down from LA for her boudoir photography shoot.
What do you think ladies? Is he gonna love it or what? Tina, you have to tell us what he says!

PS. Some of you may wonder what boudoir photography is? Wikipedia say (which we actually wrote so I don't know if it is fair but still, if you are still reading you are interested in boudoir...."A great deal of "boudoir" is now created in the photographer's studio, where it has become very fashionable to create a set of sensual images for ladies of all ages, shapes, and sizes in the "boudoir style". This often takes the shape of partly clothed images or images in lingerie, and has become more than just a passing fad for brides to surprise their future husbands. Although in the past there were many negative connotations associated with boudoir photography, in recent years the trend has begun to gain momentum, and the entire look of boudoir photography has begun to change."

Check out more on boudoir photography in San Diego at

Monday, June 29, 2009

Another fantastic San Diego business

I just love this interior furnishings store, Trappings in Sorrento Valley, San Diego. Walking around in their awesome warehouse is like taking a tour through the coolest interior designers' minds. And, as you know, we just looove to blog our favie things. So, vooolah.

We purchased some of our best boudoir pieces from this glorious place. Can't wait to find time to head over there to pick up some more stuff. How fun would it be to sneak in there an night and do a boudoir photo shoot!?! Hee hee.

Check out their website at

Here are some other fantastic blogs that feed my boudoir obsessed mind tons of inspiration....

Monday, June 22, 2009

We'd like you to meet....

Client Concierge,Boudoir photography san diego boudoir

Please join us in welcoming our new Client Concierge, Yuliana!

She joined the Boucher team last week and is just diving right in to answering inquires, emails, and voicemails today! Yuliana just graduated from SDSU (Go Aztecs!) She likes all kinds of music, only sings "Just a Girl" by the lovely Gwen Stefani when doing karaoke, enjoys scrapbooking, and loves her 6-month old terrier mix from a local shelter!

We're totally excited that she is part of the crew and hope that you get to chat with her soon!

Friday, June 19, 2009

My hubby , Weston, is so fantastic...

he made me a homemade continuous light that looks so similar to ring flash! I am so lucky that he is sweet enough not only to concoct this project all on his own, but he surprised me and built it while I was in Chicago. Today I took some test photos of Weston, Crystal and Deena. Look at how flawless they look, I mean they are already gorgeous, but this is next level. Hello hotties! Can't wait to use it on you ladies out there who are considering a shoot.

Still thinking about how to use the light in background for a cool effect. We have lots of ideas, here is one.... (Crystal I know your eyes are closed, don't get mad at me,. you still look adorable)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Your silly photographers.....

So..... yes, yes, we have told you all that we host and lead boudoir workshops in Paris. BUT, did we tell you that we also make silly videos with our workshop attendees whilst hosting these workshops.

Check out some of the goofiness below. Now you know that you can totally be fun and outgoing at your boudoir shoot, cuz you know we won't judge! Enjoy! Oh, PS. keep an eye out for Crystal in the hot pink sunglasses and yellow sweater. She is my fav to watch dance.

Monday, June 15, 2009

I think they made this wine for The Boudoir Divas!

All of us ladies here love Marilyn Monroe, in fact we have all 5'6 of her standing in the dressing room in our boudoir photography studio. You know, to help you channel your inner diva. It is like she is standing there rooting you on during your shoot. I found this wine a little while back and just had to blog about it. This has to be the best bottle ever created. Thanks for being so fabulously glamorous Marilyn! -M

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Cruise for a Cause

Last night, Marissa and I (Amanda) had a blast on the Cruise for a Cause.

We got to taste some delicious cake, watch brilliant dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in San Diego, do some pretty amazing shopping, and most importantly, get to know lots of great gals! :)

Thanks to all of you who stopped by the booth last night. We are looking forward to having you in to use that gift card! ;)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Want to join the BOUCHER Team?

Happy Tuesday to all of our lovely blog readers! We have good news and bad news today.

First, we have to break the bad news that Amanda, our current Client Concierge, will be moving onto other opportunities. For those of you who have had the pleasure of working with her when booking your photo shoot; you know she will be missed!

The Good news is: For those of you who have inquired in the past about working at our studio, we will have a position open for a new "Client Concierge!"

We are seeking an energetic and organized person to work in our office. The ideal Concierge is a confident and outgoing person who would enjoy empowering our female clientele and walking them through the nerve-racking process of booking a boudoir photo shoot. Check out our website to see our portfolio and contact us if you feel at home when you see our girly studio!

Click here for more details about this position. Feel free to email your resume to our Studio Manager, Crystal, at Please do not call the studio. Thank you :).

***PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a photography position, an internship or a studio assistant position. We have a full staff of photographers and are hoping to find the right person to help with the customer service aspects! No need to apply if you are hoping to move into a photography position ;). If you’re looking for a Customer Service/Receptionist position in a creative environment, then this is the job for you!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Ready to feel like a supermodel? Watch the video.

Learn more about THE SUPERMODEL EXPERIENCE here at The Boudoir Divas San Diego Studio!!! View the vid below. It is our goal to make every boudoir client feel like an absolute supermodel for the day here at THE BOUDOIR DIVAS. Florida supermodel experience, arizona supermodel experience, los angeles boudoir supermodel experience, texas supermodel experience. A photo shoot can be one of the most confidence boosting experiences you ever have and we are ready to make you feel like a supermodel for the day.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

We LOVE What We Do!

A few months ago, Heather came to the studio for a Luxurious Platinum Boudoir Package. She was such a pleasure to work with, start to finish. Heather recently sent us an amazing e-mail, recounting her experience at The Boudoir Divas Studio.

Here is a little bit of that...

"Before I even set foot on the property, my correspondence with Amanda was fantastic and encouraging...she was everything I needed to help me be prepared, help me plan, everything, and she made setting up my appointment so easy... Then, right off the bat, Marissa made sure she was the first to greet me as soon as I ascended the staircase, after my personalized welcome sign, of course. As the owner, I thought that was SO gracious of her, especially since she wasn't going to be my photographer. Deena was available almost immediately to welcome me into the boutique... I felt conspicuous and was shaking. My nerves were set at ease so quickly by the warm sincerity of her welcome (and maybe a little by the champagne I was offered), and I quickly started to view Deena as more of a friend really, not a photographer. During my shoot, she paid attention to everything I would have expected a best friend to attend to...

My premiere was, again, an experience that I felt was planned for, not rushed at all. Amanda offered an insightful eye to my selection process, and I felt that she, like Deena, really cared how this product turned out for my soon-to-be husband. Deena sent me her proof, accommodated the minor tweaks I requested, and I think I had the phone call indicating the final product was ready a few short days after! And it was beautiful! And it was in a box with a bow, not just handed over to me, and it came with instructions, my release, my VIP card, my CD, all of it, all set up and idiot-proof!

The whole process, it was totally painless and completely gratifying! Crystal was there when I came for pick-up, so I've actually had the pleasure of meeting the whole crew, and she was just as warm and sweet as anyone else I encountered under that roof. She took the time to make sure I had opened and looked through everything, explained all the additional papers included, answered questions, smiled and complimented, and was just a doll.

I have already talked to my husband, we will be back together to do a Mommy-to-Be session together, and I look forward to perhaps some other encounters with you for future little surprises for him.

Thank you all!"

Thank YOU, Heather, for being so much fun to work with, for the kind words, and for just being YOU!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


More than anything, we want our clients to feel like the photos are saucy. The Divas' definition of saucy is: movement and major hubby appeal. In order for us to accomplish that, the subjects can't look stiff and/or bored. The hands are a big part of that. There is an example above. Cute little touch to the photo huh? Crystal, one of the rockstar photographers and studio manager here at The Boudoir Diva's San Diego took that shot. I just love it! - Marissa

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Did we mention that we love FIT2Wed!!!???

I love Jessica Thomas' body bootcamp called FIT2WED. Initially, when she started her wonderful biz she thought it would mainly be for brides... now she is now busting at the seams with botcampers from all walks of life. I expecially love her blog, where she has all kinds of tips on healthy eating and working out. Since I love my chocolate chip cookies every night whilst watching American Idol, or whatever other show I happen to have Tivo'd, I like to implement Jessica's wonderful recipes at least a few times during the week to counter balance my nighttime noshing. My body can't run off chips and salsa 24/7. Thanks for all the creative ideas Jessica!

On another note, quite a few of you email us and say you want a shoot but you are going to hit the gym for a few months and back to us. To that we say, "NOOOOO." Love yourself as you are NOW. As much as I think it is incredibly important to be healthy and nutritious, don't rob yourself of this wonderful photo shoot experience. Trust us, you will love your body ten times more after your shoot.

Friday, May 8, 2009


I got this great testimonial via e-mail and just HAD to share it with all of you. There is nothing that makes me smile brighter than hearing how much one of our lovely clients loves their stuff. I have said it before, and I will say it again, I LOVE where I work! :)

Here it is...

I feel like such a Victoria's Secret model! What you all do with women is truly magical. I feel so empowered and proud to show off my femininity and have it displayed in the loveliest of ways. I may be one of the younger clients you have shot but what started out as a not so ordinary gift for my boyfriend turned into an incredible experience that left me feeling comfortable in my own skin, which as a woman, I know I'm not the only one who struggles to feel that confidence. Hopefully after brides read this article they too will seek out an opportunity to make them feel sexy and show their future husbands what eye candy they really are! The article looks great and I wish you divalicious ladies all the best with your business. I don't know when I'll be back but I'm going to find any and every reason to! Thank you so much Crystal for the unbelievable work you did with my photos and to Amanda for being such a sweetheart.
Take care and stay in touch!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Only woman age??? Ha! Gravity affects us all.

My husband Weston actually sent this to me and found it humorous enough to suggest that I blog it. Sorry fellas :) . Most bummed about Val Kilmer...Iceman and the volleyball scene...shame. The title of this email forward is..."This will shatter every male delusion that only women age."

Thank you clients turned models.

About every few months we have a boudoir workshop here in the studio where photogs fly in and learn about what we do here in our studio. To build up their portfolios we always need models! Thank you to the clients below who volunteered for us. If you would like to be a part of our next workshop in June please email us at

I only had a few minutes to grab photos of each gal but here they are below. And thank you to Krystal, another client who isn't featured, she was downstairs in the natural light area and I didn't get a chance to snag one of her. Sorry Krystal! I am sure that all the other photogs will send you some hot images.

I get to write off lingerie and high heels

Today I got the sauciest, cutest, new vintage number from Victoria's Secret for our boudoir dressing room. Man oh man is it cute. I know that most gals bring in their own outfits, but I just can't help but buy these things. Also my Mother, and wonderful interior designer, found a new vintage couch for us that I am eager to photograph on. Thanks Mama! It will fit all the delicate, vintage, lingerie items that all the designers are coming out with perfectly. - Marissa

Friday, April 24, 2009


Hey Full Photo Shoot clients, boy oh boy do we have a fun idea for you!!! Bring your wedding dress and we can use it in the background as a prop for your shoot. I do this all the time for wedding clients, but why not for our boudoir clients as well right? These images were in a Vogue magazine that was purchased while we were in London. Aren't they just too hot. I am crazy about them. But the lighting and the set up for a shot like this would be pretty involved so it will only be available for our Full Photo Shoot Package. Love it!