Melisa Ford Boudoir is a luxury boudoir photography studio, based in North County San Diego, that specializes in creating art to help women feel empowered and sexy as they learn to embrace their unique beauty and own their fierce femininity.
Melisa's creative skills have earned her a number of awards in the industry, and her easy-going and encouraging personality will put you at ease during your session. She is San Diego's #1 hype-girl and will leave you feeling confident and empowered like never before.
"Melisa is absolutely amazing and extremely talented. She does a great job making sure you are comfortable (despite how nervous I was when I got there) and confident. If you are even slightly thinking about doing a boudoir session (and even if you were not thinking of doing a boudoir session), I highly recommend doing one with Melisa, you will not regret it!" - Shyanne
Book, Plan, Shoot, Order
BOOK: Once you are ready, choose a date for your session, pay the session fee, set up a Pre-Payment Plan, and then sign your contract. Plan your session at minimum 8-10 weeks before your deadline to ensure we have plenty of time to get your fancy album in!
PLAN: Your pre-session consultation includes wardrobe planning and shopping help. Want to know what I think of an outfit? Text me! I want to provide an amazing experience for you, and that means I'm invested from the beginning to end!
SHOOT: Arrive for your session and be ready to get pampered! After hair and makeup, you'll definitely be feeling like a goddess, and then it's time to get started! For the next hour and a half it's photoshoot time! Don't worry, I'll guide you the entire way and coach you through each pose.
ORDER: Right after your session, you'll take a break for lunch, and then it's time for your view & order meeting. We'll watch a slideshow of your images and admire what a babe you are! Together we'll narrow down your favorites and choose your favorite products. You'll pay in full, and then 4-6 weeks later your order arrives!
Your Unique Experience
Enjoy a full day of pampering and leave feeling like a super model! At Melisa Ford Boudoir the entire day is dedicated to you. We only book one client in a day so there's no rush and the attention is all on YOU for the day. This means my makeup artist isn't rushing out to the next gig, I'm not checking my time or rushing poses, and you can relax knowing my focus and attention is all on you for the day.
On the day of your session, we start with hair and makeup at 8:00 am. After you are all dolled up, it's session time! I will guide, direct and demonstrate every pose and help you with facial expressions. You will have received my prep guide so you'll know how important stretching the night before is and getting a good nights sleep.
Next is the best part...seeing your images the same day! After a lunch break you will come back and view a gorgeous slideshow of your images. I will help you choose your favorites, or you may just love them all! During your reveal and design consultation, this is
where you will be able to design your album, choose wall art, and pick out your favorite portrait products.
"100% recommend booking with Melisa! I have done two shoots with her now and will definitely be back for more. She is great with making you feel comfortable and literally poses you down to the smallest detail, so dont worry if you have never done this before! The boudoir barn is so beautiful and so is the drive there. My nerves completely melted away as soon as we started and Melisa made the whole experience a blast! Self confidence is through the roof after seeing my photos." -Clara
3 hour experience with up to 5 wardrobe changes
Professional hair + makeup including lashes
Private North County San Diego studio (30 min from Temecula & Oceanside)
Wardrobe consultation and styling
Access to my client lingerie closet sizes XS-3X
Expert posing and facial expression guidance
SAME DAY image reveal and art consultation
Gallery-worthy image retouching
LUXURY PORTRAIT PRODUCTS ARE PURCHASED SEPARATELY AT YOUR SAME DAY VIEW & ORDER APPOINTMENT.
NO DIGITALS, PRINTS, OR PRODUCTS ARE INCLUDED WITH THE SESSION FEE.
Our heirloom quality portrait products are absolutely stunning. We offer a wide variety of printed products and digital offerings, including 5 unique collections which all include hand picked, luxury products. From our best selling albums to our gorgeous metal wall art, we have something for everyone.
We offer customizable Pre-Payment Plans to help you save for your gorgeous portrait products.
"Melisa has a way of making you feel at ease and be yourself, which helped during the shoot and with the discussions regarding the final photos. Her combination of enthusiasm and professionalism was a wonderful part of our special day, and we have incredible photos as a result. I would recommend her services to anyone. Allow Melisa to capture the essence of the true you." -Lidia
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