A look into the ‘Intimates’

**EDITED TO ADD: We only have 2 spots left for the fall boudoir shoot weekend**

I have photographed many couples in the 9 years of my photography career. So many happy people getting married and it’s my responsibility to document it all. It’s pretty amazing that I get to call this my job. Photographing couples and newlyweds is hands down my most favorite thing to do but during my down time in the off season months, I spend my time doing the next best thing. Boudoir.

I like to call these sessions ‘intimates’ as my goal is to capture gorgeous woman in their most private, confidential and personal state.

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It’s no wonder that at first, one would be nervous to share such a vulnerable side with someone they hardly know (and to do it in barely no clothes to boot!). But rest assured, once we get started the anxiety diminishes and we have such a great time!

I’m going to be honest with you here for a minute. One of the reasons I offer these sessions is out of pure selfishness. The satisfaction that ensues after one of these ladies leaves the studio is truly amazing. Seeing her leave with that smile and extra skip in her step is like nothing that I experience photographing anything else.

Making these wonderful ladies feel the way they should feel on a daily basis is my goal. I see these women all different shapes, sizes, colour and it reminds me of all the beauty we have here in the world. I want every single one of them to know that they are unique and absolutely gorgeous just the way they are. Inside and out.

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A new fitness milestone, a wedding gift to your future husband, even a gift to yourself for your 40th. No matter the reason – it’s a great idea! Here’s what some had to say about their experience:

‘I have worked with Melissa several times over the years—engagement, wedding, newborn and family shoots—and each time has been a great experience and the pictures are beautiful. But my recent boudoir shoot was a whole new level of amazing. Not only was she helpful in making me comfortable with the process, it was so much fun! I can’t recommend Melissa’s talent as a photographer enough, and her boudoir shoots are not to be missed’. – C

‘Melissa was absolutely amazing during my boudoir photo session. I was so nervous and concerned about my body before the shoot and that all fell away once we started. She made me feel so comfortable. She also made me feel so beautiful! She was so encouraging and really made the experience something special for me. I would do it again in a heartbeat!’ – K

‘I was extremely nervous the days leading up to the shoot. In fact, I almost backed out at the last minute. I could never picture myself as ‘sexy’. Well Melissa and her team made me feel more then that! I felt absolutely beautiful and Melissa made the shoot fun and easy too. She gave great direction the entire time and we laughed throughout the entire session. I originally did this shoot for my husband, but looking back – I did it for myself. It was really good for me to let go. It was an amazing experience and I recommend it to anyone!’ – J

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Often, I will only advertise my next marathon on my Facebook page and have a limited number of sessions that I take on each year. Private sessions can certainly be done as well. Contact me to find out more and to book your intimate session with me!

 BIG thank you to the ever amazing makeup artist, Dee Dee Butters for her amazing work and always making the ladies feel fabulous as well 🙂