One place skin is always in? The boudoir (daytime on the Embarcadero, not so much). To commemorate your sexy side, you could, of course, go low-budge with an iPhone and not much else. But we’d encourage you to eschew the phone snaps and sexting for a chance to put your best body forward during a boudoir photography session with Monica Michelle.
Thanks to Michelle’s careful coaching, sessions are as much about unearthing your long lost sexy side as they are great gifts for special someones who’ve got extra special love for your special parts.
“It is so hard to remember that part of you. It is usually one of the first casualties to our busy lives. I am lucky that most of the women who come to me are coming because they want to find and reconnect with that part of themselves,” says Michelle, who also offers family, wedding, portrait, pet and commercial photography services.
Tend to be a nervous nellie when the shutters start fluttering? Fear not, as Michelle is used to calming and coaxing clients.
“I do everything I can from advising on clothing and props. Props are amazing for women who are feeling a little nervous. One of my favorite ways to overcome this is by having a woman’s friends come along,” she says.
Gaggles of girlfriends can schedule shared sessions with Michelle through Footsie SF, whose boudoir photography parties are no-brainers for bachelorette shindigs and girlie get-togethers of all stripes.
If going it alone is more your style, Michelle offers a variety of packages with add-ons such as hair and makeup application. At $850-$1,750 per session, the experience isn’t exactly cheap. But then again, neither are you.
All photography courtesy Monica Michelle
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